BE YOU: In With the New — Receive A Gift

hosted by Jeneth Blackert •

Has your entire world ever been lit up when you receive a box in the mail?

Imagine opening your mailbox and seeing a little box. Would you feel that tickle of joy within? Does it feel more love? And what if you received such a cool little box every month?

It’s called Birch Box, and it’s my favorite subscription box. It’s a cute little box filled with 5 sample-sized beauty products delivered right to my front door each month. It’s easy and fun – I get to experiment with beauty and makeup without lifting a finger. As far as the looks, let’s just say that it’s been sometimes fantastic, sometimes a little ridiculous (not all blushes were created equal!)

Overall, I LOVE how Birch Box allows me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new in a fun, playful way. I’ve been exploring new makeup looks every month, and it’s allowed me to really be with my personal energy and sense of style. It adds a fun, fresh energy to my day where I can explore more of my real, raw energy.

Another thing I adore about this product is its fantastic history. It started with two entrepreneurs who did a bit of their own Whisper Flowing to share their brilliant new idea with the world.

The glamour all started at Harvard business school. Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, co-founders of Birch Box, noticed a serious lack of great makeup stores online while working on their undergraduate degrees. Once they had the idea in their head, they were two girls on a mission: they drafted a business plan together for their own fun, sassy online makeup shop, then took the leap and started making cold calls to grow their business.

Their dedication to great eyeliner and the perfect blush paid off. Birch Box is a wild success. Their product has allowed women all over the world to try out new looks each month in an effortless, fun way.

Your look isn’t frivolous… it’s the face you show the world. It’s an outward expression of the inner whispers you hear of your true self. It’s a way to show the world who you are and show off your personal energy, sense of style, feminine magic, and brilliance. It allows you to do try something new with your image every day and experience fresh energies because of that.

It’s so important for all of us to explore new things and discover how to be ourselves because through these experiences. For some of us more adventurous ladies, this could mean racking up the courage to strap up and skydive. For others, something as simple as a new hair product could allow us to experience invigorating new energies and grow because of it.

It makes me wonder how many of us avoid new things because we’re stuck in the status quo. For example, it’s great to have a “holy grail” makeup product, but why don’t more of us mix up our mascara each month? This can be applied to every area of our lives, from taking the same route to work each day to sitting at the same spot at your family dining room table for dinner. Why do we continue to act out these stories day after day? Do we have a real reason, or is it just human nature to follow the status quo?

How can we push ourselves to explore, play full out, and experiment with new things instead of falling back on the same old thing? I want to make it clear: there’s nothing wrong with doing what works. It’s just that if we revert to the same thing in one area continuously instead of playing around with something new, we’re missing out on all the fresh experiences and the energies and inspiration that come with them. Basically, if you do the same thing over and over, you’re missing out on everything else.

I’m curious… when’s the last time you made a point to invest in yourself by stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new? Maybe you travelled abroad, or just rocked a totally new outfit. Is now the time? Try Birchbox