This month, we're a little pressed for time as we pre-decorate the eggs we're hiding for our neighborhood. [Shh. The Easter Bunny did it if anyone asks ;D]
So, keeping it simple! Click the image you're interested in, and be taken directly to the page! No fancy titles, buttons, etc. Just images, and beautiful links. ;D
The Secret Sisters
April 2015 Birthstone - Leona
2015 Pantone Colour of the Year
Wonder Maven - Holographic!!!
Back from the Vault!
Who is ready to kick off the new year with a BANG?! Julep sure as heck is! I can't BELIEVE how amazing some of these deals are. <3
After some strange issues with them getting here, I finally got my July Julep Maven box & Add-ons! And on the same day I got a RAOK from a wonderful lady in a Facebook swap group I frequent. It's OPI's Toucan do it if you try, and I've been searching high and low for this baby! It's just as amazing as I hoped, AND matches the containers for Julep's Bare Body products almost exactly! Made for a great photo op! [Below]
The five polishes to the farthest left are my Beau's picks from this batch.
In order L-R are:
I could nooooot be more excited to see these in real life. They're sooo close to how I imagined them, which always adds to the excitement. Although, that might just be the extra 2ish weeks I had to wait >_>
The three products are the NEW Bare Body Polish, Bare Body Milk, and the wonderful as always Mint Condition Pedi Creme.
The Bare Body Polish is described as:
"An invigorating scrub that polishes away the rough stuff standing between you and smooth, beautiful skin. The creamy formula is packed with tiny spheres that exfoliate without scratching—and unlike salt and sugar scrubs, it doesn’t crumble under (water) pressure."
What makes it work?
Best of all, it carries Julep's signature "summery" scent! It's a light scent with just a few hints of floral, and an indescribably sunny scent added. I'm not one to favor florals, but this is light enough that I really do love it - And the Milk, which has the same scent! ;D
I've tried both Bare Body products, and they both are a vast improvement on Julep's old scrub-type products [I'm looking at you, Pomegranate and Grapefruit body scrubs!!], which were [and are, since I still have them >_>] extreeeemely oily. As in, fall down in the shower oily. Or get stuck in the bathroom until you have to yell for 5 minutes for someone else in the house to come rescue you because you can't grip the doorknob and soap/water just made it worse oily. Neither of which are fun; I Promise. These, however, have no such problems!! The exfoliant in the Bare Body Polish is subtle like a raw sugar or salt scrub, but just as effective, if not more so!
Godmorgen alle! [That's good morning everyone, in Danish! :D] Apologies for the silence, but I've been slowly working on swatches from July's Julep Maven box in between resting after a slight issue a couple of weeks ago. I'm feeling great now though, and working hard to get some great swatches of those [amazing!] polishes for you. Look for that post soon.
In the mean time, it's time to see August's Julep maven box and I am SO EXCITE! Why am I excite? August 1st is my birthday! This collection has only ONE polish I'm not head over heels in love with, but the add-on polish more than makes up for it!
Meet: The Wanderlust Collection
Featured Polish Add-on?
Limited Edition Anniversary Polish!
Featured NEW Product
Hip hip, I do believe it's time for July's reveal! Man am I excited about this month. This will be the third or fourth month in a ROW now that I have truly been surprised with the collection Julep has released. Between untimely soft and delicate like last month, and wild pops of colour like the month prior; I've really been on my toes. It's quite refreshing!
Without further ado, prepare for ye wall of pictures!!
And, below are some of the featured products this month!! :)
YESSSS. The new Oxygen Performance Top Coat is BACK IN STOCK!
Now is the time to try out the OXYGEN2 code to get 30% off when you buy the base and topcoats!! :D
Need the base coat as well? Click below!!
From left to right, the polishes are: Brigitte, Jet, Harley, Bette, and Lizanne. And, if you use the limited time code SPRINGPERK, you can get 30% off your order, making THIS awesome set only $15!
Alternative codes to try:
[* Please note, the Oxygen Performance Top Coat is currently SOLD OUT, so the OXYGEN2 code may not function properly right now.]
If you're looking for MORE awesome things to fill your cart with, it's the Best Friends Fest over at Julep! We're celebrating all our BFFs with a whole set of dynamic duo discounts! Whether you want to pamper, polish, or both, we've definitely got you [and her!] covered!!
For those wondering what Influenster is, it's [essentially] a hub for beauty and product lovers everywhere to review the items they need in their lives. The most Influential get exclusive access to what's called a VoxBox, wherein you get a box in the mail with product inside of it that the company has sent out for honest and open reviews. You can unlock Brand Badges while doing VoxBoxes, and you can unlock Life Badges based on YOUR personal interests in life. It helps you see others who enjoy what you do, and open you to products you might not otherwise have found, while simultaneously letting you see what people like YOU really think of it! It's a wonderful place, really, and while some may complain about singular-product boxes: I for one can't. I enjoy new products, and finding out what I do or do not like, and sharing my thoughts with others. :)
That being said, My latest VoxBox [as the title informs] was from Venus/Gillette. They've marketed a razor for "in a snap" use, for the go-go-go ladies [...and men? Any men out there?] and have cleverly called it "The Venus Snap" [Ha.. haha... see what they did there? Venus SNAP? As in the venus fly trap that snaps shut? .... Don't judge. Those buggers are adorable.]
I haven't had much time recently to really enjoy a good hot bath, so I have put off testing this out. Until now. And by god, it was worth it!
First, the packaging has the razor inside a hard blue plastic clamshell. The razor itself is securely snapped into position, and there are holes in the bottom for water and air to pass in/out of. It's compact, and quite discreet should you not want anyone to know your secret to stubble-banishment.
Second, the razor itself is small, fitting within the palm of your hand, though uses a standard-sized blade head. These specifically came with Venus Embrace attached. The handle is circular, with a soft and flexible rubber pad in the center to stabilize. It was this circular shape that I found was most impressive! I didn't anticipate how much this would make shaving with either hand, and in harder to reach areas, EASIER!
Truly, genuinely, it did though! It bent over the curve of my knee, and behind, and around ankles [not to mention the underarms! DREAM-like!!] like a figure skater in the olympics. It was AWESOME.
Thirdly, the choice in blade head was perfect. So smooth, it really doesn't need anything more than a little wetting to work [Just like its advertised!]. There was a coupon for some more of these heads and you can bet I will be using it!
Please note: I DID receive this for free, in exchange for testing and reviewing the product. Venus/Gillette and Influenster have in no way endorsed my post, nor have they altered anything I have said about the product. I do swear my review is my own, and I have been honest to the best of my ability. :)
HUZZAH for another early release for us June Box-takers!!! Our benefit is your gain, with SUPER early access to the Secret Store! Featured below are the mystery boxes, and the birthstone polish, and later today you will see the rest of the secret store - ALL with convenient links for YOU to make your own purchase! No Maven box required!!
Kathy - June Birthstone Polish
"Named for Academy Award winner Kathy Bates"
June Friends and Family Surprise #1
June Friends and Family Surprise #2
June Friends and Family Surprise #3
I'd like to take this chance to offer up a moment of silence before we all head off to our Memorial Day festivities, and remember the fallen and fighting that have done so for our freedom and safety of mind on weekends just like this one. This is one of those days I will always treasure, with a family and life blessedly full of servicemen and women. Always in our hearts, and minds. Thank you. <3
And, in honor of this holiday weekend, Julep has again put forth a fantastic deal for us all to take advantage of! Mystery boxes: With hints! There are 10 available total, as follows. There is a guarantee of NO polish or product overlap, so if you're brave enough to spring for all 10 semi-mysteries, you won't be stuck with 10 of the same thing. Yay!!
Comment below if you go for any of these beauties! I'm still trying to figure out which one I want myself. xD
Mystery #1 Clue: Tips in top shape
To kick start the group is a beautiful big box, that includes the glitter topper pictured at left, 'Taryn' and the mint clutch pictured above, amongst many other products valued in total at $143!!!
Mystery #2 Clue: This one is clutch
Continuing in the large-box section of mystery boxes available, this one features the immensely popular Blush in 'Peach Bellini' AND corresponding weighted handle blush brush with the cute glam clutch bag! Including the mystery products, this one is valued at $144!
Mystery #3 Clue: Life's a beach
If big fancy boxes and bags aren't your style but you still want quality in quantity, this box features the just-in-time-for-summer must have product, 'Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil'. This oil and its mystery friends are valued at $101!!
Mystery #4 Clue: A healthy hi-five
This one is personally tempting me, as it is a box valued at $102, and includes BOTH the 'Vanish cuticle softener & remover', AND the actual 'Cuticle pusher' tool! Very good deal, if I do say so myself! [Spoiler alert: I do ;D]
Mystery #5 Clue: So fresh & clean
A highly rated favourite by Mavens, featured in this box is the 'Bare Face Cleansing Oil' And the award winning 'Konjac Sponge'! This box's value is at $102 as well, but it certainly won't cost that much!
Mystery #6 Clue: This box was made for walkin'
Another personally tempting box, this one features Julep's foam toe separators, and the 'Mint Condition Pedi Creme', that many have raved and rated as a 'must have' for their pedi regime! This box has a value of $42!!
Mystery #7 Clue: Sparkle & Shine
This cute box features two hot metallic shades, including the chrome-like titanium shine of 'Missy' [left]!!
This box's contents are valued at $42 as well!!
Mystery #8 Clue: Breathe easy
If you missed out on June's hot new Oxygen base and top coats, you might want to consider this one! Not only do you get the HOT cherry pie red 'Sheila' [left], but you get Julep's 'Oxygen Nail Treatment'! [And more? ;D] Valued at $46, this box is as hot as this red!
Mystery #9 Clue: Splatter & Smooth
If you're into hard-to-nail colours, the cool periwinkle blue of 'Talor' might just right up your alley, along with the rest of this $30 value box! Bonus: You get a cute gift bag with it!
Mystery #10 Clue: File under guava-licious
And last but certainly not least, this final box is valued at $33 and contains the hot new spicy-coral 'Harriet', among others, and you also get to keep this cute gift bag! These are GREAT for re-gifting, or using later as party favors!
If you're interested in any of these hot mysteries, get in there quick! Not only will they sell out before too long, you have less than 48 hours to get them while they ARE stocked!!
And, as usual, I will have the awesome Secret Store for June up for you next week!
Not a Maven? Sign up now, with the new [Limited Edition] Summer Welcome Box! Use code HELLOYOU to get it free, with $2.99 shipping, and treat yourself to colour!
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