Julep Maven Review & Coupon – April 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Maven review!

IMG_9548If you’d like to receive pretty, purple boxes each month like I do, click here!

I was surprised to see that my April box was much smaller than usual.  I received a small box like this one only once before when I bought a small, mystery box.  Maybe Julep is trying to cut back on wasted cardboard?  Who knows!

IMG_9553Box Contents:

  • Randi – It Girl – Pink Plumeria Crème
  • Danielle – It Girl – Cerulean Wave Duochrome
  • Oxygen Bonding Base Coat
  • Light On Your Lips – Chit Chat – Sunset Rose Créme
  • Gobstoppers (Yum!)
  • Coupon

I got a little wild this month and deviated from my usual style, Classic with a Twist!

IMG_9560April features “The Paradise Collection.”  There were so many bright, fun colors to choose from this month!

IMG_9564Randi – It Girl – Pink Plumeria Crème

I absolutely love Randi!  I have it painted on my fingers AND toes right now!

It’s the perfect pink color for spring!

It seems like all the pink nail polishes I own are orangey pink.  I love that this one is more of a true pink!

Danielle – It Girl – Cerulean Wave Duochrome

I haven’t tried Danielle out yet.

It might be too bold of a color for everyday where!

I think it would be perfect for an accent nail or polka dots though!

IMG_9582Oxygen Bonding Base Coat

I don’t typically use base coats, but I tried this one out when I painted my fingernails with Randi.  It dried really quickly and so far, it’s working really well!

IMG_9567Light On Your Lips – Chit Chat – Sunset Rose Crème – ADD ON

As I mentioned last month, I love the Light On Your Lips lipstick, and I wanted to try another color.

I was super excited to see that the new lipsticks were offered as add ons this month, and I just couldn’t resist picking up another!

IMG_9570 This time, I went with Chit Chat, and I couldn’t be happier!

I absolutely love the color!  It’s perfect for everyday where!

IMG_9556Here is this month’s quote and coupon!

Free polish! So fun!

What do you think of your April Maven box?!

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Ipsy Review – June 2014

Hi everyone!!

I just got my first Ipsy bag, and I can’t wait to share it with you!!

Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that sends you 4-5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products each month for only $10!

I found out about Ipsy six months ago, and I’ve wanted to try it ever since.  I was on the wait list for several months before I (awkwardly) posted on Facebook to skip the wait!

Would you like to be an Ipsy subscriber?! Follow this link to get more information and sign up!

ImageI went home for Father’s Day weekend, so I didn’t receive my bag until I returned to my apartment on Sunday evening.  I was pretty excited when I saw the shiny pink envelope in my mailbox!

Image“Pretty in Paradise”  is the theme for June!

ImageMy bag included:

  • Rebecca Minkoff makeup bag
  • Be A Bombshell – Lash Out Mascara
  • Marc Anthony – Dream Waves Beach Spray
  • NYX – Butter Gloss – Éclair
  • Jesse’s Girl – Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
  • OLEHENRIKSEN – truth to go wipes

ImageI absolutely LOVE the makeup bag this month!  It’s Rebecca Minkoff and super adorable!  The pineapples are perfect for a summery paradise theme!

ImageBe A Bombshell – Lash Out Mascara – FULL SIZE

I’ve really been wanting to try a new mascara, so I’m pretty happy to have received this is my bag!

One odd thing about this mascara is that is has a strong garlic smell if you put the wand near your nose!  GROSS!!

I suffered through the weird smell to try out the mascara and it’s actually pretty nice.  You can’t smell the funky garlic when it’s applied to your lashes.

ImageMarc Anthony – Dream Waves Beach Spray

This spray smells amazing!! It’s very coconut-y!!

The instructions say to apply the spray to either damp or dry hair.

I tried it out on my dry hair and it didn’t really do much for me.  I have very straight, fine hair, so that’s probably why it didn’t work! Oh well!! I’ll see if any of my friends can use it!

ImageNYX – Butter Gloss – Éclair – FULL SIZE

This product has been getting great reviews and I understand why!! I love the smooth (and buttery) formula!

The gloss also has a subtle sweet smell that I really like!

Éclair is the perfect color for me!  It’s a light pink that is very natural and perfect for everyday wear!

ImageJesse’s Girl – Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Black – FULL SIZE

I’ve never worn liquid eyeliner, but this one seems nice!  It has a very fine tip, which will be good for achieving the perfect line!

I’m kind of a spazz, so when I tried it out on my eyelid the line was rather wavy!  Oh well, practice makes perfect!!

ImageOLEHENRIKSEN – truth to go wipes – 10 count

I’ve recently started using makeup remover wipes, and I was pretty excited to see these in my June bag!

The excitement dissipated when I smelled them.  At first, the wipes smelled pleasantly like oranges.  Then, after smelling them the whole time I was cleaning my face, the smell started to make me sick.  It was an unbearable combination of sugar and citrus.  I figured the smell would go away after a few minutes, but it did not.  I smelled the sweet, citrus scent until I took a shower and washed my face again!

I think I’m going to save these wipes for emergency purposes only!!

ImageI’m very pleased with my first Ipsy bag, and I can’t wait to see what I get next month!!