Saturday, 23 August 2014

Limited Edition Fall Neutrals Welcome Box Free for New Julep Maven Subscribers!

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Fall Neutrals Welcome Box
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Just because it is back to school time doesn't mean the kids should have all the fun! A Julep Maven subscription is like getting new school supplies every month - except instead of crayons, you get fresh new polish colors and top quality beauty products each month, and best of all, it's totally customizable.

Fall Neutrals is a limited-edition seasonal box that includes 3 gorgeous nail colors and a best-selling beauty product. New Maven subscribers get this 4-piece set, valued at over $60, for free when they sign up for Julep Maven ($24.99/ month) using the code FREEFALL. Here are a few reasons I love being a Maven:

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don't like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don't want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month (or $19.99/mo if you pre-pay for 3 months!)
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep - like 20% off, free shipping both for Canada and the US, early access to secret sales and more.

Become a Maven today, use the code FREEFALL to get your own Limited Edition Fall Neutrals 4-Piece Welcome Box for FREE (you just pay $2.99 for shipping).

If you have any questions about the program please feel free to ask me! You can also check out some of the previous boxes I've gotten or check out some of the looks I've put together with Julep colours!

Fall Neutrals Welcome Box

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Julep Maven September 2014 Selections are Open - The Art Walk Collection!

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As pictured on Julep

The window opened for Julep Maven selections a couple of hours ago, so I've pulled together a look at all the boxes and some of the add-ons so you can see what's available for September! I think this is actually one of the most cohesive themes that Julep's put together in a while. If you're of the age where you're going back to school in September (whether that's high school or university) these seem like they would be fun colours to take with you. :)

Let's get into it!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Jewel Toned Half Moon Nails with Julep and OPI

I had a family wedding the other week and decided to put together some fun jewel toned nails to make my outfit pop! Half moons seem to be a popular design choice for me these days and I think part of that is because they're just so easy to do and they look so nice.

Let's take a better look at the design!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

My Julep Maven (August 2014) Customized Boho Glam Box Unboxing, Swatch and Review! (Feat. Neha & Waleska)

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I have another box to share with you this week! Today: My August 2014 Julep Box! Technically I called this the Boho Glam box because I ended up with two out of the three Boho Glam products, but if you got a Julep box this month you know as well as I that the full Boho Glam boxes sold out in the first few hours (I still don't get the appeal of India!) so I put this box together in slightly more complicatedway. But we'll talk about that in a bit.

Julep put a great collection together this month, and I'm really happy with all the products I received (including the bonus gift!). I haven't felt that way in a long while. At this rate I might just give you a few more months of my money, Julep...

Let's take a look at the goodies in this box!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Review of the Square Hue Aug 2014 Subscription Box! The Passport Collection: Beverly Hills

I have an exciting post to share with you today: I recently received my first box from Square Hue! If you don't know, Square Hue is a nail polish subscription box service out of the United States that creates and sends out three new, limited edition shades each month. Their polish are 5-free (no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor or formaldehyde resin), vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. On top of that they take a portion of their sales and donate them to organizations dedicated to helping others... Their current focus is on human trafficking. So you can paint your nails and feel good about helping others while you do it!

Part of what I like about this box is that you have no idea what you're going to get before it gets to you aside from the general theme. No previews! For August the theme was Beverly Hills, and it was part of The Passport Collection which is the series they've been working through in 2014. The shades this month were definitely luxe and rich, so let's take a better look!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

My Top 5 Casual Nail Art Challenges

I love a good nail art challenge. It gives you a chance to try some new designs or brush up on some old skills, it gives you inspiration from places you've never thought of ("The theme is 'dogs in hats'?* Alright, I guess..."), and from a networking standpoint it gives you a chance to connect and linkshare with other bloggers. Win-win-win as far as I'm concerned!

That being said it's not often that I can get my butt in gear for any long-term or intensive challenges. 31 Day Challenges? Love 'em, but they are 100% not for me. I usually keep up for the first week and then drop off into the void.

With this in mind I've decided to put together a list of my personal Top 5 Casual Nail Art Challenges. These are challenges I've taken part in (or plan to take part in!) that don't require a long-term commitment. Generally for all of them you can complete fills for the challenges as frequently or infrequently as you like. That's my kind of challenge! :)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Review of the Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm

I've been eyeing the Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm for quite a while now, and I was really excited when I finally picked it up. It smells like mint and cucumbers, the packaging is really cute, what could go wrong? Well, the product could be terrible, for a start. Terrible enough to be the first nail product I have actually thrown out after one use. "But how could that be!" you ask me? Well, let's talk about it...