Nail Adventures: February Julep Box Quick Hit

Almost forgot to show off the Julep box for February!

Partly because my apartment suffered a mini flood (snow, you can leave now. Please and thank you.)



This month we got three colors and a liquid eye shadow.

From left: Cameron (purple textured glitter), Rooney (deep taupe/brown creme), and Love (gold shimmer with red glitter). Love was a bonus color included in all boxes this month. I got the fig shimmer eye sheen. It doesn’t crease! Although my eyelids eat everything, it wears well.

Stay tuned for a look featuring Cameron and Rooney!

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Review: Jolly Vox Box

Hi Lovelies!

Sorry this was so late, but I took the weekend to get some new glasses, as my iPad managed to mangle the old ones (that story is coming tomorrow!)

So, as I mentioned in the teaser, I am a part of Influenster. This is a network of folks that share their expertise in a plethora of different things: food, beauty, fashion, and the like. Depending upon your certain expertise, you can get chosen for certain promotions, or VoxBoxes, full of goodies to try. I got the Jolly Vox Box. As a reminder, here’s the whole thing:



I got a box of Skinny Cow chocolate, a mini pack of Puffs, a mini Duck Tape (they’re called Ducklings! So cute!), a NYC shadow palette, and a Rimmel lipgloss.

Skinny Cow: so I mentioned I have a mild chocolate allergy (it just makes me a bit itchy if I have too much.) I popped a Benadryl and dug in. OMG, so good! I don’t do diets, so I wouldn’t be using these as part of a diet plan, per se. But I do make an effort to cut back on sugar, and this gives you enough of a fix that you don’t want to eat the whole box. These are peanut butter filled, but they have caramel clusters and crunchy ones too.

Puffs: fancy lil pack, right? I keep these in my bag, especially here in the frozen north where wind makes both eyes and noses run. And they have lotion for that extra softness.

Duck Tape Duckling: OK. I have no clue what to do with this, at least not yet. I would have used it to fix my glasses had they not had a paint splotch print on them. On the upside: they have paint splotch print on them! I can use it for…things! I haven’t figured it all out yet. But when I do, it’s gonna be taped, mark my words.

And now? On to my favorite part of the box: the makeup!


So, the palette is the NYC HD Color palette number 781 Long Beach Sands. Its a really pretty neutral kit with high pigment. Here’s a swatch of the three colors:


That’s without primer, so it’ll be a great basic set of colors with. But that lipgloss?


Ewww. So the pros: creamy consistency, non sticky, high shine, and opaque pigment. The con? Holy Moses, that color! It looked as though I’d been gnawing peach Crayolas. Not sexy. But I would try it again, if the color was different. The formula is awesome though, so I’d give it a try. Just not this color (it’s called Luna, by the way.)

And that’s the Jolly Vox Box! Questionable colors notwithstanding, it was a pretty awesome collection of goodies to try. Next up? I got some new glasses and a funny story to share with y’all. Until then, stay beautiful!

Full disclosure: all items in this post were provided to me, complementary, by Influenster for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.


Quick Hit: I Got a VoxBox!

Hi Lovelies!

Just wanted to give you a little teaser into the weekend. I am a part of a website called Influenster (if you’re already a part of the site, I’m here), and they send out boxes of things for folks to try and review (interested in learning more? Click here!) They’re called VoxBoxes, and one must first qualify to receive one.

I qualified for the holiday one, known as the Jolly Vox Box. Here it is:


I received a box of Skinny Cow chocolates, a packet of Puffs (such cute packaging!), a mini roll of printed DuckTape (it’s little paint splotches!), a NYC Cosmetics eyeshadow palette, and a Rimmel lip lacquer. The full details and opinions are coming tomorrow, but the initial reaction? Pretty cool stuff!

See y’all Saturday with the full details. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Legal Stuff: all items in this post were provided to me by Influenster for reviewing purposes.