Julep Maven Review & Coupon: March 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!


To receive a fun box of goodies each month like I do, click here.


Box Contents:

  • Abby – Classic with a Twist – Honey Almond Sheer Crème
  • When Pencil Met Gel – Long-Lasting Eyeliner – Smoky Taupe Shimmer
  • Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil
  • Blow Pop (Yum yum!)
  • Coupon


Abby – Classic with a Twist – Honey Almond Sheer Crème

This polish is so sheer I don’t think it actually constitutes a color.  I really like it though!  It makes my nails look shiny and very natural.

I think it’s perfect for professional settings!


When Pencil Met Gel – Long-Lasting Eyeliner – Smoky Taupe Shimmer

I rarely wear eyeliner, so I wont be using this very often.  The color is great though! It’s very subtle and perfect for me since I don’t typically wear eyeliner (and am not very good at applying it!) 🙂

I think the next time I do choose to wear eyeliner, this is the one I’ll pick!


Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil

I’ve gotten this cleansing oil before, and I really like it!  It smells fantastic, works really well, and lasts for a long time!

As you can see, there was a little leakage in the box, but there wasn’t a huge mess, which is great!  As the name states, this soap is quite oily, so a spill would’ve been pretty bad!


Here is this month’s info card and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses and expires at the end of April.

I’m very happy with all my products this month!  I’ve earned enough reward points to receive next month’s box for free, so I’m super excited about that!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your March box?

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Ipsy Review – November 2014

Hi guys!

It’s time for my Ipsy review!

DSCN3493Gotta love that festive pink envelope!

DSCN3498I’m not a huge fan of the glittery bag this month.  It just looks cheap!

There are ways to do classy glitter, and this is not one of them!


The November theme is “Girl Meets Glitter.”  I think the theme is really cute, but I wish they would’ve executed it better!


Bag contents:

  • Marc Anthony – Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
  • Tarte – Deluxe Maracuja Oil
  • Be A Bombshell Cosmetics – Eye Base
  • Wet n Wild – MegaSlicks Balm Stain
  • Elizabeth Mott – You’re So FINE Eyeliner

DSCN3535Marc Anthony – Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

The only hairspray I own is for crafting, so I’m glad to get this one in my bag!

I probably won’t use it often, but that’s okay!

DSCN3526Tarte – Deluxe Maracuja Oil

I LOVE Tarte products! I’m a huge fan of their Amazonian Butter Lipsticks!

I wish the November bag featured a different Tarte product.  I’m not really sure what to do with this oil.

I will say that the packaging is beautiful! I’m a sucker for pretty packaging!!

DSCN3513Be A Bombshell Cosmetics – Eye Base – Submissive

The only other Be A Bombshell product I’ve received is the questionable mascara from over the summer.  Because of that, I was a little skeptical of this product, but it actually seems pretty nice!

The color is a nice, shimmery taupe.  I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet, so I’m interested to see how it looks under my eyeshadow!

DSCN3518Wet n Wild – MegaSlicks Balm Stain – Lady and the Vamp

I love lip products like this one, but I’m not a fan of the color.  It’s way darker than anything I’d ever wear.

My best friend loves darker lip colors, so I gave it to her!

DSCN3519Elizabeth Mott – You’re So FINE Eyeliner – Glitterati

The applicator on this eyeliner is great.  It creates a nice, fine line.

I was looking forward to this eyeliner until I realized that it has huge, silver glitter pieces in it.  WHAT?!

I don’t see myself ever wearing black and silver glitter eyeliner.

DSCN3539November was an okay month for Ipsy.

It was much better than October, but I’m hoping for even better in December!

What did you get in your November bag?!

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Ipsy Review – September 2014

Hi everyone!!

It’s time for my monthly Ipsy review!!

DSCN3157If you’re not an Ipsy subscriber and want to be, click here!

DSCN3161The September theme is “Street Style.”

I’m not liking the September theme or makeup bag at all!

If you know me at all, you’d know that “Street” is most certainly NOT my style!

DSCN3166This month’s bag featured five products!

  • NYX – Hot Singles Eye Shadow
  • Pacifica – Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil
  • Crown Brush – Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
  • Hikari – Lipstick
  • Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

DSCN3192NYX – Hot Singles Eye Shadow – Arrogance

I love eyeshadow, but I don’t ever see myself using this purple color! There were 11 possible color options, and I lucked out with purple! Yay me!!

DSCN3188Pacifica – Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil – Fringe

I’ve never tried the Pacifica brand, so I’m interested to see how well it works!

It seems to create to a nice line but also smears quite easily.

DSCN3179Crown Brush – Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush

I’ve been wanting a crease brush, so I was really excited to see one in my bag this month!

I used it this morning, and it worked really well!

DSCN3176Hikari – Lipstick – Cabernet

I really like the color of this lipstick, but I don’t really like the formula.

When I tried it on, it seemed pretty dry even with lip balm underneath.

DSCN3170Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

I don’t have much use for a repairing hair mask, so this product will probably be given to a friend!

DSCN3197For me, September was mostly a month of misses!

The only product I love is the eyeshadow brush.  The eyeliner isn’t horrible, but it’s also not fantastic.

I’m hoping October brings much better things than September!

How about you? What did you think of your September Ipsy bag?!

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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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