BoxyCharm ~ June Review

Okay, so I basically broke down all the details of the June BoxyCharm in my Spoiler Post HERE, but I still wanted to share my unboxing with you! BoxycharmΒ is a beauty subscription box which includes a variety of brands and … Continue reading

BoxyCharm June Spoilers (All 5)!

Boxycharm has been taking over lately! Rising up from a company that included mainly drugstore brands, Boxycharm is branching out to include high-end and luxury brands as well! So, on their Facebook page, they’ve been revealing a few spoilers, and … Continue reading

Ipsy November Spoilers! The Real Deal…

There seems to be a lot of back and forth about the upcoming November Ipsy Glambag, and I think I may have figured it out. Some mentioned getting 1 of each of the Em products featured (making it an entirely … Continue reading

GlossyBox ~Byrdie Beauty ~ October

My October GlossyBox has arrived, and it’s a special one too! Curated by Byrdie, this box had some to-die-for spoilers, and so I couldn’t wait to see the rest of the items. They even created a special box, just for … Continue reading

Ulta Haul! Beauty Product Mania…

So, as many of you know, I’m a big bargain shopper. Every once in a while, I’ll splurge for something like a Philosophy Bath Gel, or a really awesome Bare Minerals Foundation Powder. But in general, I try to stay … Continue reading

Ipsy GlamBag ~ September

Oooh lala, my pink bag has arrived! As many of you know I’m a huge fan of the Ipsy Glambag, however this month had a few great items, as well as a few ‘eh’ items, and items I wish were … Continue reading

Julep Maven Box- May 2013

Hi all! Sorry for the delay with this post, especially as it is for the May box, but work got pretty crazy as I had to plan a retreat for 150 people and of course had lots of last minute changes. AND my pictures that I originally took got ruined so I’m working off some ‘eh’ quality pictures + ones from Julep.com

I loooove to get my nails done, and I guarantee if you ever notice my Instagram photos or see me, I never have the same color twice. That also goes for designs: sometimes I get leopard print, others glitter, polka dots, etc… you name it, I’ve done it. And so that’s why the Julep Maven box seemed quite appealing to me.

I registered, luckily, with a free promo code for an Intro Box (see the image at the bottom of my post for more details!) so I only had to pay the $3.99 for shipping on my first box. In order for them to figure out which colors suit your personality and style, they have you take a test and give you a “profile”. Originally, I was labeled a “modern beauty” but when looking through the different colors and options, I opted toward the “Bombshell profile” as it contained two awesome polish colors + a mascara (seriously… I can never get enough eyeliner or mascara).

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So here was my beautiful box, once I opened the case up! The packaging was too cute- the black and pink combo, with the nail polishes securely wrapped up within the hot pink case. Definitely a good first impression.

Picture 4Next up were the polishes! I received this gorgeous bold polish of which Julep named “Petra”- I would have to say it’s a mix of a purple and burgundy, with a dash of shimmer to catch the light. It is definitely my color for anyone who knows me… I’m pretty sure I have 3 shirts this color, a dress, etc.

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The other color, called “Yumi,” is a very glitzy color, definitely for going out or a New Year’s Eve party… something a little crazier than day-to-day in the office. You can even layer it over a pre-existing color if you want to be more eye-catching.

Finally, they threw in my ‘special item’ which can range from another nail polish or a lotion to a makeup product like I received: MASCARA! Nothing to complain about here πŸ™‚

Plus, they threw in a few cute extra items, like a Julep branded nail file and some nail polish remover wipes!

Picture 8The only down-side, in my opinion, to this box is that if you get your nails done in a salon, they tend not to like polishes brought in from home/only try to use certain brands like Essie, OPI, Color Club, etc. And so I will definitely be using these polishes for my toes, but for my nails (I have acrylic tips!) I will have to get them done with coordinating colors, or something that contrasts in just the right way!

Now here’s the cool thing! You can sign up and get your first box FREE too, just like me! Just click the image below, enter the code in before checkout and all you have to pay for is shipping. πŸ™‚

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