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…

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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)

candy

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.

handcream

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

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

drew

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 

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

bunny

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.

Graze Box Review #8

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Graze box is a box that comes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or pretty much however often you want… it comes with 4 fun, healthy, creative snacks!  It’s only $5 a box (that includes shipping).

Korai Chutney: I didn’t like this as much as the fruity mango chutney.  The curry bites tasted very fresh though.

Vanilla Cherry Frangipane: cherries, almonds, vanilla pumpkin and vanilla sunflower seeds… mmmm soo good!

Scandinavain Forest: blueberries, lingonberries, cherry infused raisins, and apple.  Pretty good!

Missippi bbq pistachios: eh Im over pistachios right now.

I’m Totally Trying July Edition

totally trying it july

1. Watch This is 40 – Jen from http://www.ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com/ recommends it so it’s gotta be good.

2. Try a new cocktail – It will be my mission to try a new cocktail this month and I’ll report back to you what it was and how much I liked/hated it.

3. Read Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan – I loved Jim Gaffigan’s stand ups on Netflix soooo I’d probably love this book too.

4. Cook with shrimp – I didn’t do it in June… soooo I better do it in July?

5. Give to a new charity – I’m excited to do some research and find something

5. The Goodies Company Subscription Box – I’m going to try a new subscription box!