POPSUGAR Must Have Review: June 2016

Hi everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived, and I’m quite excited to share it with you!

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

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Box Contents:

  • Hat Attack – Neutral Diamonds – Printed Sarong
  • Sisters of Los Angeles – “Cheers” Gold Bottle Opener
  • Wild and Wolf – Ridley’s Games Room “Who Am I?” Quiz
  • NCLA – Born on the 4th Nail Lacquer
  • Knock Knock – Are You Ready (For Your Close-Up?) Compact
  • Pacifica – Underarm Deodorant Wipes
  • Pressels – Sriracha

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Hat Attack – Neutral Diamonds – Printed Sarong – Retail Value $58

The colors and print of this sarong are very pretty!  The neutral colors guarantee that it’ll match most bathing suits!

I don’t go to the beach very often, so I’ll probably use this as more of a fall/winter scarf rather than a sarong!  It’ll match quite a few of my cold-weather sweaters!

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Sisters of Los Angeles – “Cheers” Gold Bottle Opener – Retail Value $12

This bottle opener is so pretty!  The gold color is quite vibrant and the opener has great weight to it!

I don’t think I have a bottle opener, so this should come in handy!

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Wild and Wolf – Ridley’s Games Room “Who Am I?” Quiz – Retail Value $12.95

I’ve received games in previous POPSUGAR boxes, and I think they are fun inclusions!

“Who Am I?” is a trivia game with questions revolving around celebrities and other famous people.

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My friend and I played for a few minutes after I opened my Must Have box and thought it was fun!

This game would be great entertainment at a dinner party.  If you’re guests don’t want to play, then you can have a conversation about the gorgeous packaging instead!!

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NCLA – Born on the 4th Nail Lacquer – Retail Value $16

This festive, glitter nail polish was exclusively developed with POPSUGAR!  The four types of glitter in this polish makes it very fun!

If you can believe it, I actually already own a bottle of red, white, and blue glitter nail polish!  I’ll have to see if any of my patriotic friends would like to use this one! 🙂

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Knock Knock – Are You Ready (For Your Close-Up?) Compact – Retail Value $10

I haven’t had a good compact to carry in my purse for a while now.  I’m very pleased to receive this one!

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I really like that this compact has two mirrors in it.  The top mirror is magnified and the bottom mirror is normal.  Very handy!

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Pacifica – Underarm Deodorant Wipes – Retail Value $9

I had never heard of deodorant wipes before opening this month’s box.

These are scented wonderfully! Very light and fresh!

I’ve been using the wipes for the last two days now.  I haven’t engaged in any rigorous activity, so I haven’t been able to put them to an intense test.  From what I’ve seen, they work okay, but I won’t be switching from my usual Secret deodorant anytime soon!

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Pressels – Sriracha – Retail Value $1.29

I think one of my favorite parts of receiving my POPSUGAR Must Have box is seeing what kind of snack they’ve included for the month!

I don’t like spicy things, so I was a little worried about these pretzels.  Surprisingly, I actually like them!  I can’t eat a ton at one time, but in small doses, they are quite tasty!

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The total retail value for the June box is $119.24.  That’s definitely on the lower end for POPSUGAR boxes, but that’s okay! I’m quite pleased with this month’s products!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the June box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: May 2016

Hi everyone!

My Julep Maven box has arrived!

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If you would like to receive fun goodies in the mail each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Pepper – Classic with a Twist – Cornflower Multidimensional Shimmer
  • Mickey – Classic with a Twist – Pink Geranium Ghost Iridescent
  • Your Lip Addiction – Tinted Lip Oil Treatment – Covet
  • Gumball
  • Coupon

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Pepper – Classic with a Twist – Cornflower Multidimensional Shimmer

This blue color is so fun!  It really pops and is perfect for the summer!

I’ll be painting my toes with it very soon! 🙂

Mickey – Classic with a Twist – Pink Geranium Ghost Iridescent

Hot pink polishes are always great for spring and summer!  I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of this one!

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Your Lip Addiction – Tinted Lip Oil Treatment – Covet

When I saw that a lip oil was going to be May’s featured beauty product, I was very excited!  There’s a similar product out there that I would really like to try out.

I’m still trying to decide how I feel about this lip product.  I knew it would be oily, but I wasn’t expecting it to be as oily as it is.  I feel like it might be a touch too liquidy.

On a positive note, I really like the subtle color payoff that this lip treatment has.  It’s a very natural pink color that is perfect for everyday!

After a few more days using the product, I’ll have a definite opinion on it!

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Here’s the May quote and coupon!

As always, it’s good for two uses and expires at the end of next month!

I’m pretty pleased with this month’s box!  These polishes are perfect for summer!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your May box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: April 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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To receive fun boxes each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Love Your Bare Face – Detoxifying Cleansing Stick
  • Konjac Sponge – Kaolin Clay
  • Kimball – Classic with a Twist – High-Voltage Watermelon Vivid Sheer
  • Brigitte – Classic with a Twist – Bright White Crème
  • Air Head (Yummy yummy!)
  • Coupon

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Love Your Bare Face – Detoxifying Cleansing Stick

This cleansing stick smells just like the cleansing oil I received last week.  It’s very citrus-y and refreshing!

I am worried that this soap may be causing my forehead to break out, which upsets me quite a bit!  I’ve only been using it for a few days now, so I can’t definitively say if it’s this cleanser, the sponge, or something completely different!

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Konjac Sponge – Kaolin Clay

I absolutely LOVE the way this sponge feels on my face!  I received the body konjac sponge several months ago, and loved it too!

As I mentioned above, this sponge could possibly be causing my breakouts.  If I determine that it is the cause, I will most likely end up just using the sponge on my body, since it’s way less sensitive!

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Kimball – Classic with a Twist – High-Voltage Watermelon Vivid Sheer

This polish looks quite red in the bottle, but it actually is the vivid watermelon color that Julep describes it to be!

I have it painted on my toenails right now and it’s super fun and summery!

Brigitte – Classic with a Twist – Bright White Crème

I know this polish looks peachy in the photo (I think it’s reflecting the color of the tissue paper), but it’s definitely white!

I used Brigitte under Kimball to really make the watermelon pop!

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Here are April’s quote and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses until the end of the month!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your April box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: March 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – February 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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To receive fun beauty and nail boxes each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Eyeshadow 101 – Warm Gold Shimmer
  • Meghan – Classic With a Twist – Flaming Red Crème
  • Kay – Classic With a Twist – Warm Taupe With Gold Microshimmer
  • Chocolate Heart Candy (Yummy!!)
  • Coupon

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Eyeshadow 101 – Warm Gold Shimmer

This eyeshadow stick is a crème to powder formula!  I have two other Eyeshadow 101s and a very similar product from Nars.

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Each Eyeshadow 101 stick has shadow on one end and a smudger tool on the other.

I like how this product has a smudger on one end!  It makes blending the shadow so easy!

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I went ahead and swatched the shadow for you.

I know my hand looks rather red in the picture, but I have very fair skin!

The gold shadow has a great shimmer to it but isn’t to harsh for me!  I love it!

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Nail Polishes

Meghan – Classic With a Twist – Flaming Red Crème

Shortly after opening my box, I painted my toes with this beautiful red polish!

I would classify this red to be more orangey and less of a true red.  I still love it though!

It really POPS against my skin tone and is perfect for springtime!

Kay – Classic With a Twist – Warm Taupe With Gold Microshimmer

I haven’t used this polish yet, but I think it’s going to be a great neutral for me! I really love its subtle shimmer!

Perhaps I’ll paint my toenails with Kay when Meghan chips off!

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Here is this month’s quote and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses!  The expiration date is a little different though!  This coupon doesn’t expire until April 15th!  What a deal?!

I’m very pleased with my February box!  I’ve already used two out of the three products!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your February box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: January 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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

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Box Contents:

  • Tali – It Girl – Glacier Breeze Linear Liquid Holographic
  • Marika – Boho Glam – Stone Matte Metallic
  • It’s Balm – Full-Coverage Lip Crayon – Dusty Orchid Shimmer
  • Junior Mints
  • Coupon

I ate the little box of Junior Mints while writing this post! Yummy! 🙂

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I didn’t go with the Classic With a Twist box like I usually do.  Based on the fact that one of my polishes is It Girl and the other is Boho Glam, I’m not exactly sure what box I went with!

Tali – It Girl – Glacier Breeze Linear Liquid Holographic

I absolutely love this color!  I have it painted on my toes right now!

The dusty blue shimmer is perfect for the winter time!

Marika – Boho Glam – Stone Matte Metallic

This metallic is beautiful as well!

I haven’t used it yet, but I’m thinking of painting my fingernails with it tomorrow afternoon!

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It’s Balm – Full-Coverage Lip Crayon – Dusty Orchid Shimmer

I’ve gotten at least one other It’s Balm product before.  I might’ve even gotten two!

The formula is fantastic and very moisturizing!

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The color of this lip crayon is Dusty Orchid Shimmer.  Because of the “Orchid” part of the name, I was expecting it to be a tad bit darker.

Don’t get me wrong, the color is great! It just wasn’t what I was expecting!

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Here is the quote and coupon for January!  The Dr. Seuss quote is so whimsical and fun!

A free lipstick coupon? So exciting!  Unfortunately, I’m trying to cut back on my lip product purchases right now.  I have so many that I really don’t need any new ones just yet!

I have no complaints about the January box!  All the products and colors are fantastic!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of the January box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – October 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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  • Eyeshadow 101 – Champagne Shimmer
  • Eyeshadow 101 – Taupe Shimmer
  • Jocelyn – Classic With a Twist – Cranberry Shimmer with Holographic Microglitter
  • Arielle – Classic With a Twist – Smoked Fig Crème
  • Candy Corn (So yummy!)
  • Coupon

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Eyeshadow 101

The featured makeup product for the October box are these cream-to-powder eyeshadow sticks!

I love the other cream-to-powder Julep product I have, so I was super excited when they came out with these!

IMG_5552Champagne Shimmer

Each stick comes with the shadow on one end and a smudger on the other.

This shadow color is a great neutral!  The champagne color is so pretty and perfect for day or night!

They’re a little hard to use with my daily eyeshadow primer, so I’ve been going without on the days that I wear them.  Other than that, they are great!

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I decided to add this shadow on to my box this month.

I like to use this darker shadow in my crease and use the lighter on my lid.  They look very pretty together!

The smudger is great for making sure the shadow isn’t too dark in my crease!

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I have this polish painted on my fingers right now, and it’s so pretty!

It’s a little dark for the Florida weather right now, but in a few weeks, it should be perfect!

Arielle – Classic With a Twist – Smoked Fig Crème

This polish is also pretty and fall-y!

I think it’s going to look great on my toes!

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Free polish! Wooo!!

I love the October Maven box!  The products are awesome and so are the colors!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?

What do you think of the October box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – September 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Maven review!

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  • Alison – Classic with a Twist – Sweet Almond Soft Focus
  • Rayma – Classic with a Twist – Italian Plum Crème
  • Julep – Signature Crème
  • Light On Your Lips – Wink – Tea Rose Crème

IMG_4729Alison – Classic with a Twist – Sweet Almond Soft Focus

I was pretty skeptical of Alison when I first saw the polish color.  After testing it out on one of my fingernails, I think it’ll be a great neutral for me!

I’m going to paint it on my fingernails when I get some free time tomorrow!

Rayma – Classic with a Twist – Italian Plum Crème

This is a beautiful polish color!  Unfortunately, it’s a little too dark and fally for Florida right now!  I’ll definitely be using it in a month or two though!

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Julep included their new signature crème polish in my box this month!  How nice! 🙂

This pretty purple polish is the same exact shade of the boxes they ship out each month! That’s rather clever of them!

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I love Julep’s lipsticks, so I was super excited when I saw that they were launching some new fall colors for September!

I was really busy during the Maven Window a few weeks ago and didn’t carve out enough time to pick out a lipstick shade.  I ended up with the Classic with a Twist default shade and it doesn’t quite work for me. 🙁

IMG_4736I have very fair skin, and this lipstick is quite nude.  I’m not sure if you can tell how nude it is in the picture but it’s super nude.  When I put it on, my lips just kind of disappear!  That’s not good!  I’ll see if any of my friends want it!

The next time a Maven Window comes around, I’m going to stop everything I’m doing and pay attention to the makeup shades!!

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Free polish?! I’m about it! 🙂

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?

What do you think of the September box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – July 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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  • It’s Fun To Exfoliate – All-Natural Body Konjac Sponge
  • Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil
  • Your Cuticles Look Thirsty – Fast-Absorbing Cuticle Crème
  • Alexa – Classic with a Twist – Hyacinth Crème
  • Brittany – Classic with a Twist – Bleached Apricot Crème
  • Peppermints
  • Coupon

IMG_3240It’s Fun To Exfoliate – All-Natural Body Konjac Sponge – Add On

When I saw that this month’s featured beauty product was the body cleansing oil, I new I needed to get the sponge that went along with it!

I’ve been using the sponge for several days now, and I’m loving it.  It’s a great size and isn’t too prickly and exfoliating.

I also love that it comes with it’s own suction hook that allows you to hang it in your shower! So convenient!

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I’ve heard great things about the facial cleansing oil that Julep offers, so I was pretty excited to see the body version included in the July box.

I love the citrusy scent of the oil! It’s very refreshing!

I’ve only been using this body oil for a few days, so I haven’t noticed any drastic results.  My skin does feel a little smoother though, which is great!

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I chose to add on this product because my cuticle area does get dry sometimes, and I get little hangnails. So annoying!

So far I really like this crème!  It absorbs super quickly, which is super handy! I hate lotions and stuff that take forever and a day to soak in!

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Alexa is a little more purpley/gray than I was expecting, but I really love it!  It’s painted on my toes right now and is rather pretty!

I think this polish will be better for fall though!  It’s not very bright and summery.

Brittany – Classic with a Twist – Bleached Apricot Crème

I love this peachy color!  I think it would be very pretty in the spring time.  Very Eastery!

I’m not sure it works with my fair skin, but I painted it on my fingernails anyway!

IMG_3243As usual, Julep rounded out the box with a coupon! Yay!

I’m really loving the July box!  I can’t wait to see more results from the cuticle crème and body oil!

Are you a Julep Maven?

What do you think of the July box?!

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Allure Sample Society Review – June 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Sample Society review! IMG_2305Each box comes with a mini magazine filled with information on each product featured for the month. IMG_2297Box Contents:

  • Completely Bare – Wax Strips for Face, Bikini, and Body
  • E.L.F. Studio – Small Stipple Brush
  • eSalon – Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner
  • Cotz Face – Sunscreen SPF 40
  • St. Tropez – Self Tan Express
  • Lauren B. Beauty – Nail Couture

IMG_2321Completely Bare – Wax Strips for Face, Bikini, and Body

I love to try out different wax strips, so I was super excited when I saw this product in my box!

I’ve used other Completely Bare products in the past and have been very pleased with them.

These strips are great! I just wish they would’ve given me a few more!

IMG_2328E.L.F. Studio – Small Stipple Brush

I’ve been wanting to try a stippling brush for a while now, so I was (once again) super excited to see this in my box!

I’ve been using it to blend my blush and it’s been working great!

It’s much smaller than other stippling brushes I’ve seen, but I like the compact size!  It makes it even cuter!

IMG_2319eSalon – Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner

I’m a big believer in leave in conditioner, so this is great!

It smells fantastic and is for color treated hair! So perfect!

IMG_2317Cotz Face – Sunscreen SPF 40

I love the idea of a tinted sunscreen!

This product is just a little too oily for my liking!

The tint is perfect though!  It looks really dark at first but blends to the perfect neutral.

IMG_2325St. Tropez – Self Tan Express

I’ve heard great things about St. Tropez products!

I have very fair skin (some might say porcelain) and am not interested in tanning, so I will be giving this to my friend, Lindsey. She loves self tanner and is ecstatic to be getting some more!IMG_2312Lauren B. Beauty – Nail Couture – Polo Lounge Punch

Because I subscribe to Julep Maven, I don’t typically enjoy receiving nail polish in my other subscription boxes, but this polish is great!

The pinky berry color is beautiful, and I like the formula!

I posted an unboxing picture on Instagram the day I received my box, and Lauren B. Beauty actually commented on my post! How cool is that?! Pretty cool if you ask me!!

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Are you excited for the July box?! I sure am!