Glossy Box Beauty box, you pay twice as much $20.00 but it's more for your money and very cute presentation. Cute pink box, with pink tissue, and black white polka dots in the box, and black blow.

Beauty Boxes, Birchbox, Ipsy, and Glossy Box

I joined the millions of American women receiving a beauty box delivered to their home each month.  One of the reasons I decided to do this was because, I never really buy any new brands of makeup and beauty products.  This was a good way to get a few new samples, and try some products, and see what there is out there.  Also to see what I might like, or prefer.

Not only do you receive makeup,  you can pick and choose the types of products you would like to receive, hair products, make-up, tools, facial products, nail polish,  remover, lotions, and more.  You can receive a wide range of products depending on what your pick in your profile when signing up.

Birchbox beauty box delivered to your home, pictured is November's beauty box, grey and white striped box and several tiny sample beauty products.
Birchbox beauty box delivered to your home.


I signed up for Birchbox first which costs roughly $10.00.  They take the $10.00 immediately and minutes after, you get an email saying that your order is being shipped.  The sent me three boxes!  One was the last month’s beauty box.  The other was the current month, and then in the mail again, I got another  box of the current month.  Definitely a great first impression.




Glossy Box Beauty box, you pay twice as much $20.00 but it's more for your money and very cute presentation. Cute pink box, with pink tissue, and black white polka dots in the box, and black blow.
Glossy Box, Beauty Box


After that I ordered Glossybox.  This one is $20.00 per month, and instead of small samples, they send some actual size products.  It’s twice the cost, but the products all last longer. The presentation looked very nice also. About five days later, including a weekend, my beauty box was shipped.


Ipsy, monthly beauty subscription, comes with a makeup bag.
Ipsy November Beauty Box, and Make up bag.


Lastly, I signed up for Ipsy.  They also charge $10.00 per month.  And with every month you receive a make-up bag.  Ipsy, had the longest turn around time  I ordered on October 21, and didn’t get the first order until mid November. They charged me two weeks after I ordered on the first of the month.

beautiful great white heron, on the trinity river in the winter time.

Great White Heron, Trinity River, CA

Great white heron with reflection of itself in the Trinity river, CA. It has a large yellow beak with black.
Great white heron or egret.


Beautiful great white heron feeding on the Trinity river, in the wintertime.   These are such beautiful majestic creatures.  Usually we would see, the great blue heron.  Not so often have we seen the great white heron.



Great white heron with large long black legs, and a yellow beak with black, feeding along the Trinity river, CA.
Great White Heron in northern California.


Other names for the great white heron are, great egret, common egret, and large egret.  The heron or egret is definitely large.  They come here to the Trinity river, in the winter to feed.  Along with, the geese, ducks, and great blue herons.



Great White Heron, feeding along the Trinity river, in the winter time.
Great egret along the Trinity river, in Trinity county.


You will see these large birds often off the Interstate 5 that runs through California, they are in the rice fields, and other large bodies of water, that are marsh like.  There are tons of birds in this area of CA, lots of water, food, and lots of birds.  But often you will see many great white egrets standing in the marshes feeding as you drive by.








Autumn Colors in Trinity County, CA

Beautiful red and green leaves on a maple tree in Trinity county, northern CA.
Beautiful colors on this maple tree.

Autumn has almost come and gone already, the leaves are falling now rapidly and the weather is getting quite cold.   There was frost on the blackberry bushes yesterday morning and today it is raining hard.  Such a nice change after a long hot smokey summer of fires in northern California.






Blueberry bush leaves of green, red, and orange autumn colors.
Blueberry bushes turn brilliant colors.



My heart goes out to those rebuilding and who had lost there homes all throughout northern California.  So many people evacuated, homes lost, lost loved ones, and to those that lost their animals.  It all happened so quick.  I drove through right as the fires started in Lake county.  It was devastating.  I hope that everyone is safe and sheltered now.




Beautiful big birch tree with yellow leaves, and the sun shining with the view of the Trinity river behind.
Sun rays shining on the yellow leaves.


As the rains fall the leaves disappear, here is a last glimpse of Autumn this year.  I love the range of colors from yellow, to orange and green.





Blueberry bush with two blueberries and bright colored red and organge, green leaves.
Blueberries in the fall.