Glossybox is one of my favorite subscription boxes. They are on the pricier side of the beauty sub boxes at $21 per month, but with the exception of the May box, I have never been disappointed. Glossybox is a beauty subscription service where they send you at least 5 deluxe-sized samples sometimes even full-size products. While I rarely dislike their boxes, a major qualm I have is that their shipping SUCKS. I’ve only received one box in the actual month it was for. More often than not, you will receive that month’s box in the next month, which is the case with this one as I received my June box the first week of July. This time around there was an actual reason for the delay in shipping as there was a hullabaloo between a couple of parties involved in the box, but just be warned that Glossybox rarely, if ever, ships their boxes on time.
This month, they partnered with Dallas Shaw who, according to her website, is known as the “it-girl illustrator and style expert.” The theme of the box was American Beauty and Shaw personally picked the products, all American made, in this month’s box. Take a look!
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It is so hard to believe that July is already upon us. This year is going by so quickly. Christmas will be here before I know it!
Quite honestly, there really isn’t anything to report for the month of May and June. My “Let Go and Let God” plan is going very well. I am an over-thinker and an over-thinker can never really stop thinking, but I have been doing well at trying not to control the things that I just can’t no matter how hard I try.
I did have a brief freak out as my worst fear was realized and I got a call letting me know my parents were in a pretty bad car accident. Thankfully, they walked away relatively unharmed, but as I don’t live in the same state as my parents it did give me a pause and I had a mini meltdown, but all is well with them and me. An accident really does put things into perspective. It also shows that miracles do happen because there is no way that my parents, who were hit at full-speed by a woman who ran a red light causing their car to roll in the middle of an intersection, should have walked away from it. My mom did break her rib, but outside of that not a scratch on them. It is really baffling and I know someone up there was looking out for them.
All in all, it has been a pretty uneventful summer. Right now, I am trying to get certain aspects of my life in order such as my health, finances etc etc. The wonderful age of 30 will be upon me in a couple of years and all I am thinking about is how I need to get my crap together. I’ve always been more mature than my age, but my circumstances are definitely of a person in her 20’s and I have some bad habits that I need to break. Hopefully, this month I can begin to purge some of those habits and work on some other things and that will set me up for my future. I am taking each day as it comes and (trying) not to worry too much.
It always amazes me how a music connects all of us and can makes us happy, sad, giddy etc. One of the songs that evokes a variety of emotions in me is “Grey Street” by Dave Matthews Band. If you wanted a song to listen to that represents me and my feelings, it is this song. It is not a happy song by any means. I always say it is like Dave Matthews walked around in my soul, saw my feelings and then wrote a song about them. I have seen DMB a ridiculous number of times in concert and every time they play this song it makes me cry. This is probably my favorite DMB song.
I have discovered a new singer (thanks to arcadey.net) and she is AMAZING. Her name is Ivy Levan and she feeds my music soul. I may listen to a lot of “fluff” music by “singers,” but I always prefer a man or woman with a great voice and who can “sang.” Her EP Introducing the Dame is available on iTunes and you should buy it…right now. 🙂
1) Hot Damn