Sunday, March 31, 2013

April 2013 - Julep Maven

April's Julep Maven box was themed 'The Brights' with some pretty intensely bright colors.  I was happy with the two colors I received.

My two 'brights' I got were Kaylen which is a bright orange and Lena which is a shimmery teal.  I wouldn't quite call either one neon but they are bold and fun for spring and summer.  Kaylen is more creamy and a solid color.  Lena is GORGEOUS!  I cannot wait to get this on my toes!  :)  It is my favorite color, but it has this amazing shimmer in it.

The extra item this month was "Mighty" nail and cuticle serum.  It is supposed to help dry and damaged cuticles overnight.  It has a twist brush applicator which is nice.  I haven't used it yet because I'm still using my Julep cuticle oil I got in my first box over a year and a half ago.  That stuff lasts FOREVER!  Amazing.

Also included was this cute little rock candy.  I don't think it is flavored, but if it is, I'll be happy.  I'm not big on just eating sugar flavored sugar.  Fun addition. 

What is your favorite 'bright' polish?

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Unboxing my March Birchbox

I've had this for over a week, but I've been super busy and haven't gotten around to posting about it.  When I saw what items I was getting in my box, I'll be honest, I wasn't too thrilled.  Once I got my box and was able to see the items up close, my mind quickly changed!  I actually really like this box.

Here's all that I got:

 These are too cute and something I will probably need while traveling at some point.  These are Eco-Friendly Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover pads from La Fresh.  I like that they are scented too!  I used to have this other scented nail polish remover I loved, but now I can't find it anywhere.  Hopefully I like this too!

This is Marcelle's BB Cream in Golden Glow.  I have recieved a BB cream from Birchbox before and I really liked it, but I only got a couple uses out of it.  This is a good amount of product and I tested it on my hand and I really like it.  With Spring and Summer approaching, I like the idea of a BB cream over a foundation.

This is Vasanti's Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator.  It is basically a facial scrub.  I LOVE scrubs, so no doubt that I like this one too.  :)  The crystals are really small, so you won't feel like you just scraped your face off after you use it.

Let me introduce you to Whish's Shave Crave Shave Cream in a Birchbox exclusive scent of blueberry.  When I first opened my Birchbox, something smelled divine, and it was this little guy.  I seriously cannot stop smelling it.  It smells like blueberry oatmeal.  It is more like a lotion, so I feel like it will clog a razor pretty quickly, but if it is moisturizing and helps with shaving, I'm all for it (epecially with the smell).  Seriously, it smells amazing.  I'm excited to try this out and see if the smell stays on the skin.

My Birchbox extra this month is a nail file from Madewell.  Considering I have a nail polish blog...  I use nail files quite a bit, so this was a nice addition to my box.  I like the design of it too.  Very girly.  

I was glad to have a box I like after a couple months of downers.  Hopefully they continue this uprise and have great boxes through the Spring and Summer.

If you are interested in signing up for Birchbox.  It is $10 a month and very worthwhile.  Here's a link if you are interested:

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lime Scented Nail Polish!

So first off, props to my friend Andrew that got my this polish.  I tell you, I have some amazing friends.  One of my other friends got me some nail polish that I will be posting about in the near future.  I am so blessed by their friendships!

Take a look at this nail polish, it is incredibly bright!  It is the Love & Beauty Lime scented nail polish from Forever 21.  It is a lime jelly polish, so I painted two coats of it over OPI's Alpine Snow so the color would pop a bit more, and it definitely did!  It is like a neon green.  IT SMELLS LIKE LIME CANDY!  It is really subtle, but it's just enough.  I like that it has that 'fun factor' to it.

Have you tried any scented polishes?  What is your experience with them?

-polish. impress. repeat.