Birchbox February 2014

Birchbox February 2014 review…
This month’s theme was: Step. Pose. Repeat. It’s awards season.
Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Conditioner: I guess I’ve only heard of dry shampoo.  I probably have more use for dry conditioner than I do dry shampoo.  I am wondering if I use this after the gym if it’d help get the snarls out for the remainder of the day?  It’s going in my gym bag.  This item was my favorite out of the box.
Benefit It’s Potent!  Eye Cream: Also a favorite from this box.  Love an eye cream.  I like this sample size too.  This little box was so cute!  I tried a little.  I never know if they actually work ya know, but it can’t hurt right?  (unless it makes you break out in a rash or something awful, it can’t hurt…)
Juicy Couture Couture La La Malibu: can’t go wrong with a perfume sample.  I like the smell it’s a little citrus-y which I like.
W3ll people universalist multi use color stick: I can’t think of anything I’d want to make more red right now.  I am SO pale from it being winter and everything… my nose is red from blowing it from being sick.  I just was not into this sample.  Maybe in a few months.
Benefit Big Easy: it’s kind of cool that this isn’t available in stores yet… but I don’t consider these things a real sample.  It’s good for one use and who really likes to open these things and use them?  They are in magazines.  The actual full size item looks promising though.

My Julep Gem Collection 2013

It Arrived!! My Julep Gem Collection 2013!!! I got it black Friday super on sale for $49 plus was able to add another polish for $1 (which was originally a $14 polish) and then my shipping was FREE! WHAT WHAT WHAT! I figured that out to be like $3.84 a polish and I LOVE THEM ALL!!  The packaging was outstanding – the presentation incredible… I think $50 was the right price for me… right now it’s $84 and that’s kinda pricey, right?  I swapped one of the nail polishes in the collection for my $1 one to gift. But the set of 12 is ALLL mine… Merry Christmas to mama!

I just want it!

So many email deals are pouring in and this caught my eye!!


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The Gem Collection 2013… I DO want it… 12 for $67.20… that’s $5.60 a polish… not too bad right??  and I think I love every color!!


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Then there is this… I want this too!!

Prices are TODAY only with code HOLIDAY20

I have a feeling they’ll be having amazing deals until Christmas!!!

***UPDATE**** I GOT THIS… but the black friday deal for $49!!!  PLUS a $1 nail polish AND free shipping… that’s like $3.92 a nail polish!!!!!!!!!!!!  (so those of you shopping for me for xmas… I already got it for myself).

Julep Golden Mystery (Version 3)

I decided to try the Julep Golden Mystery box after reading about it on Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.  I used a coupon code and got 30% off – they charged me $24.98…. I think it was worth it for all the fun things I got!

My camera broke, and I am sending it in to Samsung… so for now these are taken on my awful camera phone.  It sucks I know… but I am too anxious to put this up!

Here’s the first look at the box…


belina hair ties

Belina hair ties ($9) – I love these and I’ve never bought them for myself (I’ve always gotten them from subscription boxes)


Dolles Salt Water Taffy ($1?) – Strawberry, Chocolate, and Lime.  These were a fun touch to the box… I ate them immediately after taking this photo.

oxygen nail treatment

Oxygen Nail Treatment ($18) – Love this!  I am so excited to try it.  I’ve been giving myself mani pedis now for a long time and can’t wait to add this to my routine.


Julep Everyday SPF Hand Cream ($13) – I was really happy to get this!  SPF for hands?  but why?  BUT WHY NOT!?!  This tube is 3 fl oz and in the sub box world… that’s huge.  I used this and yeah it was a little greasy, and it said it wouldn’t be… but I’ll just use less next time I apply it.  The smell is like, nothing, but something, like lotion with spf in it.  So I guess not bad, but no surprise, and not that fun.  But not everything needs to be scented, right?  Right.

 (((totally side note…. I’ve been spelling surprise “suprise” for…forever… and I am PRETTY sure I’ve been saying it “sup-rise” … after doing a spell check… I caught this… and my mind is blown.)))

nail polish


Sheryl – this was my fav out of the 4.  Sheer butterscotch shimmer with a hint of golden bronze.


Drew – this has to be a nail polish staple.  A fuchsia pink… love it and I don’t have a color just like it either!


 Layne – a french mani staple!  a sheer french pink.


Bunny – I’m not into white nail polish… and I have one from my birchbox.  BUT… this one has a little gold shimmer in it so that makes it more fun.  I would have rather gotten a different color though for sure.

Julep Golden Mystery Box SAID that I’d get $100 – $200 worth of stuff in this box….. I paid $24 for the box… and the total worth of the box that I came up with is about $80 and I’m happy with what I got for what I paid… I just don’t know why they would say $100 – $200.