IMG_0001I recently saw a GREAT deal on Julep that I couldn’t pass up! They were offering a 12 piece nail polish set free with promo code & when you sign up to join Julep Maven monthly subscription.

I decided to give Julep one more try. Julep is a subscription service that is $25 a month. I was really surprised that for that price I only got 2 polishes and a bottle of sea salt spray. In my opinion it’s not worth the money. I also got mini pack of Sixlets which is just strange to me too. Continue reading


{Sidekicks} March

March has come and gone. What a fun and crazy month! We have some spring weather here in Minnesota but those chilly winter days are still hanging on. I also got to celebrate my birthday this month which means freebies & new products to try! Check out my list of Birthday Freebies here, and lets get into my sidekicks! Continue reading

FabFitFun {Spring} Unboxing

FullSizeRenderI love getting these boxes when I can. Opening them is like Christmas! I not only enjoy the surprise but I enjoy the variety of products you get. Everything from make-up, hair care, fitness, accessories you literally get it all.

I saw a sneak peek of this box in Instagram and honestly that is what gave me the desire to buy this one. I go back and forth with these because although they are a GREAT value for your money, sometimes I get items I don’t and won’t use. Continue reading

Ipsy {January}

My GlamBag has arrived. If you missed my sneak peak post, check it out here. I was super excited about this bag. I couldn’t wait to try the products & add them into my routine.

If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy- they are a monthly subscription service that is $10 and you get 5-6 samples. The other cool thing about Ipsy is that you get a little makeup bag each month with your samples. The other great thing they offer is the opportunity to earn points by reviewing products. These points can then be used to get an additional sample. I have yet to get one because every time I look they are sold out. I haven’t figured out if there is a window where you can get one or if it is first come first serve type of thing, but my points are adding up & I’d like to redeem them. Continue reading

Nail Polish Favorites: Fall Edition

Like most girls I have quite the collection of nail polish. Most every shade of pink, a few reds and purples, the random neon shades and a handful of neutrals. Some how they just accumulate and before I know it I am up to my ears in bottles of nail polish.

I love the relaxing nature of painting my nails or getting my nails painted. Something about the experience is a huge stress reliever. Although the polish never lasts as long as I hope, it’s still something I find myself doing on a weekly basis. Continue reading

Julep Subscription

I had mentioned that I love birthday Freebies, and this is one company that did a good job with a birthday reward. Julep is a monthly subscription that sends a lot of nail products, but has other beauty supplies too. Similar to other subscription boxes, you take a beauty quiz that will match you to a “Beauty Style”. This will help the company match you to products that you’ll like and actually use :0)

My first box was a Free Birthday Box. It came with 3 items, one being my nail polish from the Birthstone Collection. Side note, my birthstone is Aquamarine and the nail polish is just pure glitter :0) I still like it!

The second that I got was a Nail Therapy. A quick step before painting my nails that keeps my nails strong and healthy. Sometimes I just paint this coat on by itself.

The last item I got was a gel eyeliner stick. This is some of the best eyeliner I have ever used! The liner is JET black, goes on super easy, lasts all day, doesn’t smudge but is easy to take off at the end of the day.


Once I got my birthday box, I wanted to see what else was available. I changed my Beauty Style, and paid for another months box.

While I am waiting for another box, I received a gift card for $10. I looked and found great colors in their sale area. These are the two colors that I got, great deep wine purple and a rich purple.


Julep offers a small but good variety of beauty products, and based on your beauty profile. I do like that you can switch yours in order to see the different products that are available. The thing I didn’t like about Julep was that the store does close. I think it goes based on when you signed up or joined but I didn’t like that I had to wait until a certain date rolled around before I could order.


Have you ever gotten anything from Julep? What kinds of items did you get in your box?