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Sephora Play!


Are you ready for this month’s Sephora, PLAY! subscription? Here’s what I got! I’ve put descriptions of each photo in the captions of the photos, because I’m short on time today. I promise a better post next month!

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Opening the box!

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This month’s bag!

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A photo of all the items

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TARTE TARTEGUARD 30 SPF SUNSCREEN: You can never be too careful!

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BECCA BACKLIGHT PRIMING FILTER: I don’t use primers, but I’m interested to see how it works for me!

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BENEFIT COSMETICS THEY’RE REAL MASCARA: I am really REALLY excited for this!

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TOCCA BEAUTY FLORENCE: I’m disappointed in the size of the purfume samples, as you can get these free inside any Sephora…

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BAREMINERALS bareSkin bronzer: I’m not a bronzer type person, but the paper that came with the box has me intrigued and I will be trying it this time!

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Bumble and Bumble don’t blow it: SUPER excited to try this – as It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, in regards to my hair!

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Julep Maven, First box. (April 2015)


In my last post, I talked about my Julep Maven, Spring Welcome box. Well this past Friday (I’m a bit behind, oh well.) I got my first actual monthly box!! So I thought I’d share it here too.

One thing I noticed after getting my Spring Welcome Box, was that one of the polishes was REALLY thick, and did NOT stick to my nails no matter what I tried. I bought a base coat, a top coat, you name it I tried it… Not really but everything I could think of. I ended up asking some of my social media followers/friends for help. One (super wonderful girl) that I’ve know for many years suggested I buy a specific type of base coat. So I did and it was like magic. No more problems with the polish being too thick and not staying on!

On with my April box!

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And the box is open!

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I just love the way they put their boxes together, so fun and cute, and oh hey look! CANDY!

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Here is a close up of the colors, aren’t they fun and beautiful?! This particular box was the April “it girl” box, which includes 3 polishes. The colors are Danielle (blue) and Randi (pink).

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This bonding base coat came right after I purchased one at the local drugstore (Bartell’s for those wondering.) I am relieved to have a second bottle though, because they are expensive! I used this already, and it is just perfect. So my main suggestion for people looking into using Julep polishes, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BONDING base coat!!! I cannot emphasize this enough. It is definitely needed. Worth every penny.

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Below, is a (quick) sample of the colors on my nails. I am head over heels in love with both of them, but especially the blue! I cannot wait to wear it over the summer!

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All in all, I’m incredibly impressed with Julep and the quality of their polishes. I’ve switched my box style for next month, but 3 polishes for $24.99 is a good deal in my honest opinion. Next month I’ll be getting one full sized make-up item and two polishes. I look forward to sharing those with you too!

Up next, ipsy April 2015! (Once I get it in the mail, I’ll try and update this to link to it!)

This blog is in no way affiliated or supported by Julep, I am not paid to write anything, and I do not get any rewards either. Everything is my honest and truthful opinion.

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Julep Maven. Spring Welcome Box.


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This past christmas, my sister (for all intents and purposes) came to our annual murder mystery party. She came early and helped us prep. A few minutes beforehand we all got dressed and ready for the party. While she was getting ready she pulled out a TON of make-up and such. She mentioned that she had subscribed to ipsy. Told me how much she loved it and that I should try it.

Over the past few years, Mitchell’s family has given me several Julep nail polishes (they know someone who works at julep, so they’re huge fans.) I’ve enjoyed my polishes they’ve given me, but a lot of them were seasonal or small enough they won’t last very long.

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So this past month, I cancelled a few monthly subscriptions and freed up some extra funds. For Christmas one of my friends paid for my first month of ipsy and another paid for my first Maven subscription. So I’m officially a subscriber of Julep and ipsy.

I got my first ipsy a couple weeks ago, and have already opened and used everything so I’m not going to talk about that… but I got my Julep welcome box yesterday so I thought I’d share it! It’s pretty cute, and I’m really excited to try the colors!

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One thing I’m a little worried about, is if/when the time comes to cancel Maven… I hear its awful, and many times Julep doesn’t cancel, and will continually charge your card after you’ve called and cancelled on several occasions… but I’ll deal (and gladly blog) about that later. For now, I’m oooohhh-ing and awwww-ing over the new polishes and lipgloss I got!

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In the bottle the lip gloss looks like it’ll be too pink… but it’s actually PERFECT. It’s very light and I’m quite pleased with it!

All in all I’m really looking forward to April’s Maven box :).