Beauty tips for people who go bananas for makeup, nail polish, and everything in between
My handpicked January Maven Box Includes:
Maria – Shimmering platinum rose | $14.00
Anne – Ultra-saturated tropical violet crème | $14.00
Julep Nail Therapy -
Use alone or as a basecoat for strong, beautiful nails. | $16.00
Julep Pomegranate Body Scrub –
Exfoliate and moisturize in one simple step | $18.00
These four products on their own are over a $60 value, and a monthly box is only $19.99. To me this package is worth every penny!
What is Birchbox?
Four to five hand-picked deluxe samples delivered to your door for $10 per month. Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of deluxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.
Each month, you’ll receive anything from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools, from well-known brands such as Ahava, Benefit, Blow, Cargo, Deborah Lippmann, Elizabeth Arden, Jover, Philosophy, Nars and Zoya.
Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy | Full-size $69-$89
Viva La Juicy’s fruity floral fragrance is bold and attention grabbing. Appropriately, the feminine keepsake bottle comes with plenty of playful charms. Display it on your dresser alongside your most prized baubles.
VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Lotion | Full-size $45
This silky lotion is the rare all-in-one product and it’s packed with gentle exfoliators and antioxidants that leave skin incredibly soft from head to toe.
ORIGINS Checks And Balances™ Frothy Face Wash | Full-size $19.50
This product helps manage combination skin and balanced oil production while softening dry areas. Skin is left smoother and more even-toned.
stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner | Full-size $20
stila’s Smudge Stick liners are gorgeously wearable and come in four rich shades that make eyes pop. The liners are waterproof and stay vibrant all day.
LÄRABAR Mini Bars | Full-size $14.95 for a box of 12
Whenever we get a craving for something sweet, we turn to these all-natural snack bars. Not only do they taste yummy, they’re also good for you.
Hello Beautiful People,
I hope all is well. Here is a nail of the day. Featuring Essie’s Lady like, it’s an elegant soft mauve. It retails for about $8.00. I have seen this color on several people and it tends to look different on other skin colors but it is a beautiful color regardless.
Here I applied two coats of Essie’s Lady Like and topped with a base coat.
I first heard of Julep nail polish from Youtube beauty guru MissJenFABULOUS and I fell in love with the purple nail polish shown in her video. I looked up Julep and though $14 was a tad bit too much for a nail polish brand I had not heard much from but I signed up for the mailing subscription and I received an email from Julep saying I could sign up for Julep Maven for $5 for my first box which was an amazing promotion they had!
What is Julep Maven & it’s perks?
Being a Maven, gives you exclusive access to COLOR! You get it first, and YOU decide how often you want to receive your beauty editor Sneak Peek Box. For just $19.99 a month, you’ll receive over $40 worth of trendsetting polish colors and treatment products each month customized in a gift-able Sneak Peek Box. Each Sneak Peek Box features new, never before released colors and treatments FIRST to you, before anyone else. Your receive 20% off all julep.com purchases and FREE shipping on ALL your purchases. Each box also comes with a surprise and delight element- something to look forward to and receive additional membership perks throughout the year.
My Handpicked Introductory Maven Box Includes:
Julep “Facial for Hands” Glycolic Hand Scrub $32This product is perfect for anyone battling dry, dull skin, age spots and fine lines on your hands.
Lindsay – Deep, dark burgundy Julep Nail Vernis $14
Shania – Pearly, silver-champagne Julep Nail Vernis $14
These three products on their own is a $60 value, and a monthly box is only $19.99. To me this package is worth every penny!
Julep Hand Cream with SPF 30
Age Defying Hand Brightner.
Earlier this week I made an order on Amazon for a few things and today I was waiting around for the UPS truck to come around and my dog heard someone at the door and it was the mailman. In the mail was my very first Glam Bag. What an amazing surprise I wasn’t even expecting it and about an hour later my Amazon package came.
Youtube beauty guru Michelle Phan created MyGlam. MyGlam is a new Monthly glam bag full of beauty products from brands like Urban Decay, Tarte Cosmetics, NYX Coesmetics, Mai Couture and many more. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using for only $10 a month. I missed the December glam bag by one day I tried to order it the 2nd and your billed every 1st of each month. You have the option of a monthly subscription of $10 or the yearly subscription option of $110, shipping is included. Here is January’s Glam Bag!
This year’s first Glam Bag is full of products brands that are good for the planet and are good for you. The theme of this month is Back to Nature. The bag includes products from Freeman, Sheer Cover, Wen and the Balm. The only brand I am familiar with this month is the Balm. I discovered the Balm this summer, I have trio palette that includes a bronzer (Bahama Mama), Shadow/Blush (Hot Mama) and power (Sexy Mama). I also own Bahama Mama Bronzer and the blush Down Boy.
From the Balm, I received an eye shadow (Shameless Shana) from the Shady Lady Cheetah Palette. This eye shadow is a bronze shimmery shadow and it is very pigmented. It is a very beautiful color and I cannot wait to try it out
From Freeman, I received a Facial Peel-Off Mask, Cucumber, Skin Silkening. It is made with natural, botanical ingredients, new Freeman Feeling Beautiful is a full range of skin and body care products to help you look and feel your best. This mask gently peels away impurities while Cucumber extract leaves your skin smooth and silky. I did get to try this product out and I really how it leaves my face feeling soft and clean. This product’s texture is thick, clear and glue like, it dries clear on the skin, it gives a slight tingle to the skin and after 5 to 10 minutes gently peel off masque and rinse with warm water. It reminds me of when I was a child, and I use to put glue on the back of my hand and peel it off.
From Wen, I received a Cleansing Conditioner. Wen is a single step Cleansing Conditioner with natural ingredients. The most important thing about Wen is a 5-in-1 formula, this one product takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. It cleanses hair thoroughly but without lathering and all the harsh ingredients that may be found in ordinary shampoos—it is designed so it won’t strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils. Your hair is left with sheen, moisture, manageability and better color retention. It can be used for straight, wavy, curly, color treated or ethnic hair! I absolutely love this product, it made my hair look healthy clean and full!
From Sheer, I received Cover Duo Concealer in light/medium. It’s a creamy dual shade concealer that can be custom blended to create the perfect shade for your skin tone. The Sheer Cover Duo concealer instantly conceals blemishes, scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone for a flawless, natural look. I’m not that impressed with concealer but that might just be because it is does not match my skin color but it’s a fairly good concealer.
After the month wait for the bag, I am happy with the company and the products. I do believe its worth the $10 and customer service is wonderful !
This is a beauty blog, that will be filled with beauty tips, nail of the day, tutorials and more. I am very excited to share this project with readers, friends and family. Not only will I get the opportunity to share my passion of beauty, but I will be able to share my passion in design and photography.