So, one of my current obsessions is makeup. Don't get me wrong, I've loved makeup for a very long time, I've used makeup for a very long time. I just finally decided to do more, um, research. I'm usually all in once I start something. I research and find out everything I can about it. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it may only be for a short while. But I always do my "research" first.
This time around it started with my hair stylist (which leads me to another small obsession). She told me about this thing called Ipsy, a monthly beauty subscription
service. So, I immediately went home and looked it up. It let me to this website called My Subscription Addiction. Holy Cow! There are millions of these type of things out there! (Ok, I may be exaggerating a little, but there are a lot!) This was about a month before Christmas so I started making my list of what I wanted to ask for. I made sure to find a least one reasonably priced one for my husband also, after all that would make it more acceptable for me to get one, right?
So, I ended up getting Ipsy, Birchbox, Beauty Box 5, Walmart Beauty Box & Dollar Shave Club. I told you I jump right in. Each box is $10 or less and all come monthly, except for the Walmart box, which is seasonal. I also got a month's box of Barkbox for my mom for a Christmas gift. As I get the boxes I will show you what I got and review the products on the blog.
Now that I'm starting to get them I'm getting a better chance to experiment with makeup and try different brands that I probably would have never bought...which leads me to a third obsession, YouTube. While I was doing my very important research I can across a bunch of unboxing videos. I quickly realized how far behind the times I am with YouTube and how much information and interesting things are out there!
To summarize, I now watch a ton of videos about makeup, review, tutorials, hauls, etc. while opening my subscription boxes with fun new items; and I get to practice my new skills and earn points to purchase ones that I love. I'm also finding that I'm moving over to some organizing/planning videos so that may just be the next obsession.
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