Christmas in July


{Wearing: Hat: c/o Laundry by Shelli Segal. Top: Vintage. Shorts: Blush, similar to these. Shoes: BCBG. Glossybox: c/o Glossybox. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.}


If someone gave me a piece a paper and asked me to write down 10 things that give me unbridled happiness, one of those things would be getting stuff in the mail. I don’t know what it is about packages in the mail, but it evokes a similar emotional response to a kindergarten class all hopped up on Publix birthday cake. I’m convinced half of the reason why online shopping even works is because of the serotonin rush to the head you feel when that boxes arrives. Ordering something from Amazon leaves me like a dog at the window for days on end just waiting for UPS, Fed Ex, USPS, hell, even DLH to bring me stuff. And when it arrives, I, much like Fido, storm the door and practically knock over the delivery person. And that’s why my latest Glossybox was like Christmas in July. It’s the joy of a package with something else I lurve: beauty products. My latest was loaded with mascara (love love love), lip plumper (hello, yassss), a cleanser from The Aloe Source (gimme), aloe vera moisturizing gel (so perfect for Miami in July) and hot pink nail polish (no brainer). Mills and I dove into the Glossybox and created a mini spa day with its ingredients. She asked if each month the sample-sized products are different, which they are. And getting a re-occuring box is as easy as clicking here and picking your subscription. Waiting for the next one, though, takes about a month, but at least you’ll have something to look forward to.

Side note: If you have that friend that’s impossible to gift, consider a Glossybox subscription for their bday. Unfortunately, mine doesn’t roll back around again until March, so if you need to set a reminder, do so now. I kid. I kid. (Not really.)