Ipsy Review – August 2014

Hi everyone!!

August has been a super busy month for me, so I haven’t been able to post as often as I’d like!  Hopefully, September will be a better month for crafts and blog posts!

I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber for three months now, and August is my favorite month yet!

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DSCN2792It’s always a great day when I see this shiny, pink envelope in my mailbox!

DSCN2806August’s theme is “Beauty Schooled.”  It’s a cute theme for “back to school” time!

DSCN2800Here are all my goodies!!

  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics – Sheer Glo
  • Urban Decay – 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil
  • Coastal Scents – Shadow Palette Sample
  • Bee All Natural – Organic Lip Balm

I’m going to apologize in advance for my blurry pictures!  I don’t know what was going on with my camera, but it wouldn’t focus on the products.

DSCN2810Manna Kadar –  Sheer Glo

I’m not sure how much use I (or anyone else) will get out of shimmer lotion. 


I’m really excited to try this mask! 

My friend, Lindsey, loves all the GLAMGLOW masks and has been telling me to try them for quite some time!

I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I’m hoping to sometime in the next few days.

DSCN2841Urban Decay – 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil – Plushie

I love Urban Decay eye liners!  They are so smooth and have fantastic pigmentation!

Plushie is a smoky purple, so I’m not sure how often I’ll use it!  I’m still excited to get it though!

DSCN2827Coastal Scents – Shadow Palette Sample

Shadow colors (clockwise starting with the top left):

  • Peach Fuzz
  • Sea Spray
  • Sand Dune
  • Deep Viridian

I don’t like this sample palette at all.  The packaging is very plain and unimpressive, and only two of these shadows are useful to me. 

DSCN2833Bee All Natural – Organic Lip Balm – Grapefruit

I am absolutely addicted to Burt’s Bees lip balm, so I’m pretty excited to try this product! 

Bee All Natural definitely won’t replace my Burt’s Bees, but I’m more than willing to give it a try! 

The grapefruit scent is a huge plus! I’ve been wanting to try the grapefruit Burt’s Bees for a long time, and now I don’t have to go out and buy it!  (Yes, I know it’s not exactly the same, but it will do!)

DSCN2800The Urban Decay eye liner and the GLAMGLOW mask make this bag worth it for me! These two products make the bag worth over $30!

I also really love the makeup bag for August!  It’s festive, fun, and perfect for pencils in your backpack!

What did you think of your August Ipsy?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – August 2014

Hi everyone!

I recently got my Julep Maven box in the mail, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

A little background on a Julep Maven subscription:

  • Monthly box full of nail and beauty products
  • Completely customizable
  • Free Shipping and 20% off everything online
  • $24.99 a month or $19.99 with a 3-month subscription

Do you want to be a Julep Maven?! Click here!!

DSCN2751I love the bright purple color of the Julep boxes!! They are always so much fun to find in my mailbox!

DSCN2755I don’t usually make a big deal about the tissue paper inside of the boxes, but this month’s was so cute!!! I had to take a picture for you!

DSCN2757I got my August box for FREE, because I had so many Jules from referrals.

August box contents:

  • Two nail polishes
  • Gel eyeliner
  • Smartphone screen cleaner
  • Coupon


August features “The Wanderlust Collection.”

I’m not super impressed with this month’s color selection.  The majority of the polishes are not summer shades.  I live in Florida, so I’m still in the summer mood!


  • Avni – Classic with a Twist – African violet shimmer
  • Katie – Classic with a Twist – Orchid iridescent chrome

I’m not a huge purple person, but I like both of these colors.

I’m a little disappointed that I got two purple polishes this month.  They are two different shades of purple, but both purple nonetheless.

Also, Katie looks very similar to some other purple polishes I have received from Julep in the past.

DSCN2790This month’s beauty product is a Gel Eye Glider.  There were four colors to choose from, and I chose Rich Brown.

I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet, but it wrote very smoothly on my hand!

DSCN2774This month’s little extra is a screen cleaner that sticks to your phone.

I’m never going to stick this to my phone, but I did use it to clean my laptop screen.  It seemed to work pretty well!

DSCN2772The back of the card says that you can get free Jules if you download the Julep app!

I already had the Julep app, so I don’t think I qualified. I tried it anyway though!


Here is the August quote and a coupon!

Julep has been sending out of lot of coupons lately!!  This one is good for two uses!

I need some more Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, so I may take advantage of the coupon this month!

If you haven’t tried the Ta Da! drops, you really should! They are amazing!!

What did you get in your Maven box this month?!

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