Thursday, June 16, 2011

My FIRST Birch Box!!

June Birch Box

If you haven't already heard about the monthly Birch Box's, don't sleep on it.  Click the link above & for $10 a month you will receive a cute little box delivered to you filled with some goodies.

Please excuse the date stamp!

Here is what I received for my June box:

Every month the box has a theme, this month was TRAVEL

Presentation when you open the box.. Too Cute.
Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion .17 oz.
Reg. size bottle is $25 for 1 oz.
Roughly a $5 value

Molecular Mist by Sircuit Cosmeceuticals 8 ML
Reg. size bottle is $28
Roughly a $7 value

Couple samples of Twirl by Kate Spade.
I really like the way this smells

Also Stripper To Go Nail Lacquer Removers by Deborah Lipmann
$1.20/ pack @ $12 for 10

& The BIG winner.... A Full size Laura Geller Blush N' Brighten

So about $44 worth of products for $10

June Birch Box

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Egyptian Goddess Ma'at

Goddess of Truth, Balance, Order & Justice

Her name, literally, meant 'truth' in Egyptian. She was truth, order, balance and justice personified. She was harmony, she was what was right, she was what things should be. It was thought that if Ma'at didn't exist, the universe would become chaos, once again! For the Egyptian believed that the universe was above everything else an ordered and rational place. It functioned with predictability and regularity; the cycles of the universe always remained constant; in the moral sphere, purity was rewarded and sin was punished. Both morally and physically, the universe was in perfect balance.

The Egyptians also had a strong sense of morality and justice. They felt that the good should prosper, and that the guilty would be punished. They praised those who defended the weak and the poor and placed a high value on loyalty especially to ones family. However, they also understood that it was not possible to be perfect, just balanced. Ma´at transcended specific ethical rules (which differed according to different times and different peoples) and instead focused on the natural order of things. That being said, certain actions were clearly against Ma´at as they increased the effect of chaos and had a purely negative effect on the world.

Love the Mythology of Ma'at. My Mom taught me about Ma'at last November, and I fell in love with what she stands for. I'm a Libra, and it kind of ties into the same meanings..Justice, Scales, Balance. Stars & Universe.