Julep November 2017 (Nourish & Flourish) custom Maven Box unboxing (with promo code!)

My November 2017 Julep box arrived today! My picks: Your Cuticles Look Thirsty Fast-Absorbing Cuticle Creme ($20 regular, $16 Maven), new this month, With a Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara ($22 regular, $17.60 Maven), and Opalescent Crystal Nail Rhinestones (not available on website, but $6 according to my box's retail value estimate, which sounds way too expensive)...only I didn't... Continue Reading →

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Zoya June 2015 Mystery Trio Box unveiling

I'm such a sucker for Zoya deals. Late May, Zoya sent out an e-mail offering yet another Mystery Trio Box, promising "3 brand new, never before released or produced colors in adorable mini 0.25oz sizes," promised to flatter all skin tones, plus a "special gift," all for $15 and free shipping. I figured that with... Continue Reading →

ibd Just Gel Polish Siberian Minx

I don't normally swatch gel polish because I don't normally use it, but since I got a gel manicure for a friend's wedding last weekend, I figure I may as well post a swatch for the reference pleasure of the Internets. This is ibd Just Gel Polish Siberian Minx, from ibd's Haute Frost collection, which... Continue Reading →

Julep Shannon

Since I got my Julep Lucky Mystery Box on Thursday, I've been dying to try Shannon, the pale minty silk finish polish that was guaranteed in my box. I must admit, I bought the box mostly for Shannon. Let me tell you, it was worth it. This is three coats, no top coat, direct sunlight: The... Continue Reading →

Julep Hannah

I decided to make a lengthier post about this polish because it's such an interesting color: so easy to underappreciate but ultimately pretty amazing. I mentioned that I had my initial qualms when I received Julep Hannah with my January 2014 Julep Maven Boho Glam box. The marketing text described Hannah as a "[s]age crème",... Continue Reading →

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