Thursday, February 13, 2014

January 2014 Glambag

I'm not entirely sure why, but I feel like this particular review has been taking me forever to write. I think with all of this subscription box catch-up I've been in crazy product testing mode, to the point where I'm almost a bit overwhelmed. Alas, I've somehow managed to plow through and here it finally is - catch up post #4, my January 2014 Glambag review. I have mixed feelings about the products this month, ranging from absolute love, to neutral disinterest. Let's break it down.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Birdie Bites - Ricotta Gnocchi

Sunday afternoon.

The perfect time for cooking experiments.

Gnocchi is one of my favorite signature dishes to make, but I've always stuck to the traditional potato variety. While delicious, it can also be time consuming, and given my recent lazy streak, I was in no mood for doing any more work than absolutely necessary.

Thus, I decided to give ricotta gnocchi a try. They're a lighter version of their potato based cousins, and involve a little less prep work.

Everyday Makeup (February 2014)

For those of you who live outside of New England, you may be unaware of the wonderful wintertime weather that's graced our little corner of the universe in the past few months. Luckily we've managed to avoid (so far, anyway) a blizzard of last year's epic proportions, but have had quite a few nasty little snowstorms that have ruined evening plans and made commuting a general nightmare. This past Wednesday brought one of said snowstorms, which was bad enough to result in my having a legitimate snow day. In my adult life, such events are few and far between. I took advantage of my unexpected free time to finish a book, drink tea, and make some progress on the blog to-do list.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January 2014 Birchbox

I'm nearing the end of my subscription-box-catch-up streak, this time bringing you my January Birchbox. While December's box was a bit of a let-down, January seemed to totally make up for things.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

December 2013 Glambag

December's theme was "Celebration" and Ipsy definitely gave me something to celebrate as my year-end bag was a pretty solid one. I received 4 full-sized products, and one very generous "sample" sized eyeshadow palette. Unfortunately some of these products, while a great value, didn't live up to my expectations. Of course, there were also others that totally blew them out of the water.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

December 2013 Birchbox

Good morning world!  I've decided that today is going to be a day of playing catch up. Catching up on my TV shows. Catching up on my ironing. And most importantly, catching up on my subscription box reviews. Even though today is February 2nd, it just feels wrong to totally skip over my December Birchbox and Glambag posts. I've been working on these as well as my January reviews, so expect to see all four in the very near future.

To kick things off, here's a look at what I got in my December Birchbox. The theme for the 2013 holiday season was Sparkle & Shine, and even our boxes were dressed for the occasion. I always hate admitting when I'm bummed out by the contents of my box, because I do love Birchbox and their service as a whole, but I was a bit let down for this much anticipated holiday version.