Our Lord made every women beautiful

She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 3:15

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Julep Maven GIVEAWAY!!

Hi there beautifuls! So I hope you've gotten a chance to see my recent unboxing of my first Maven box!
If you havent than have a look at it here (http://vixenslovee.blogspot.com/2011/11/julep-maven-november-it-girl-box.html).

If this was something you liked or wanted to try; you can for only $5!! Use the code vixenslovee at checkout to get this amazing offer.

If you're still hesitant to try this out, you can win a 3 month subscription for free!

1. Must subscribe to this blog either by email or through the link in the upper left hand corner.

2. Must leave a comment on this post describing what you would hope for in your first Maven box. (Take a look at their website and choose your favorite product) [FIRST WAY TO ENTER!]

You can checkout all the exciting products here:

3. Follow VixensLovee on twitter and tweet me that you have entered (If you dont have a twitter account then email me so you are not disqualified!) [SECOND WAY TO ENTER!]

You can follow me on twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/VixensLovee

4. Like VixensLovee on Facebook and share with your friends! [THIRD WAY TO ENTER!]
You can do so here:

5. You may enter as many times as you want!

6. Entries along the lines of : "Enter me/I subscribed" will be disqualified

Additional details:
-Contest will end on December 24th at 11:59 PM.
-I will choose and announce a winner on Christmas morning!
-This IS open to US and Canada entries! YAY! :)

If you have any questions concerning the giveaway, feel free to send me an email or contact me on twitter!

This is just my way of saying THANKYOU to the beauty community and all my subbies; Love you guys!! :)

And of course, a special thanks to Julep and the Maven program for the amazing partnership!

-Monique :)

Julep Maven November "It Girl" Box

Hello ladies! So I have been waaaay off track these past weeks (It feels so much longer!) but here I am feeling refreshed and with tons of ideas for posts in my head! I wish I could get them out as fast as I thought them!
But anyway, what I have been wanting to get out is news about this company! And my first Maven box!
Here's my thoughts on the box overall.
Julep Maven box
Packaging: This cute little black box (looks like a shoe box) is what gets delivered to your doorstep. Open it up to find a few papers and notecards sitting atop a paperbag tied with ribbon (their idea of "giftwrapped"). I believe each month features a different colored ribbon. Mine was pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month I believe. And all your goodies come inside the bag, no tissue paper like BirchBox or LuxeBox.
Polish comes gift wrapped
Items recieved: This month I got two nail polishes; Zoe and Samantha. I also recieved a full sized Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub. The last thing I found at the bottom of my bag was 2 mini travel samples: the hand scrub again and their Everyday SPF Handcream; which I thought was nice o have in  my purse just in case.
Hand Scrub

How much was paid: This was my introductory box that I got for free, but is available to everyone with coupon code vixenslovee for only $5!
Mini samples; perfect to toss in my purse!

Overall box value: All items add up to an overall value of $60. If you use the code and get this for $5, this is a Steal!

Liked/disliked: I liked the two nail polishes. Im not the type to wear pink polish, but my sister is so she liked that alot. The orange fall color was perfect for Halloween and even for Thanksgiving. I will definitely be sharing this with family and girlfriends over holiday parties! The hand scrub smells citrus-ey and leaves my hands very smooth and soft; especially helpful during winter months when my hands dry and crack from the cold.
Left: Zoe $14
Right: Samantha $14

Overall: For my first box, I am very pleased with what I got. For the price, it is phenomenal, and even for the regular price of $20, this is still a good deal in my opinion. I hope my next box is just as great!

What do you girls think? Did you like this? Would you try it? Let me know! and don't forget, use coupon code vixenslovee for an introductory price of $5! Happy shopping! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MIA: with a terrible cold!

Hey ladies!! I am so so sorry to have fallen behind on my posting and tweets lately. I was supposed to have covered my Coastal Scents haul and the Julep giveaway by now (Btw, my first box came in already, let me tell you girls: gorgeous!).

Unfortunately, I came down with a cold last week and thought I was getting over it; but somehow, its only gotten worse! I've been getting LOTS of rest, fluids, staying bundled up and all that, but I only feel worse than before :/

I guess I'll just have to give it a few more days. As soon as Im better, look forward to the giveaway and tons of hauls and reviews! (I may have gone a little overboard on the "Hope this makes me feel better" shopping.. everyone does that, right?..). Until then ladies,
Stay Lovely!

How do you get over your colds? Any family traditions/recipes? I'd love to try some new soups recipes!

Here's a few little Mexican supersitions I'll share, my grandmother has been yelling things like this at me all week!
***Don't try these at home! This is just for laughs***

-Don't walk around barefoot!
-Put Bapuru (Vixs vapor rub) on your chest, joints, and the soles of your feet, but don't take a shower the next day!! (Yeah, that one was hard for me)
-Here drink this tea! (it was yucky!)
-Put a spoonful of Vixs in your tea and drink it! (I told her I did it when her back was turned)
-Rub some Vix in your nostrils! (That one burned...)
-Dont eat jalepenos! They have vinegar!
-Dont eat anything with vinegar!
-Dont eat that avocado, its too fresh.
-Dont eat potatoes, they'll give you cough!
AND a bunch of other crazy things that don't make sense to me half the time!!
But my grandmother means well :)

Were you raised with any funny things like this? Let me know in the comments section, I'd love to hear them! After all, they say laughter is the best medicine! Stay lovely ladies :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Julep and the Julep Maven (It Girl) Box!

Hey ladies, any of you fans of BirchBox, New Beauty Test Tube, Eco-Emi Box, Luxe Box, and other sampling companies? Then you'll LOVE Julep's Maven Box!

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, these are sampling companies. You pay a monthly subscription fee of about $10 and they send you a box with about 5 deluxe sized beauty, skin, and haircare samples (With the exception of Test-Tube which sends about 15-30 samples once every 3 months for 30 dollars).

These are great because its like a mini christmas every month! But sometimes they're not so great for various reasons. Most people feel that they're not getting their $ worth.

Julep is another company that sends monthly samples, but these are not samples from different companies. These are samples from their company alone. You can check out all of Julep's nail polishes, and spa treatments here:

Some of Julep's gorgeous nail colors!

Here's what sets Julep (like tulip) apart from the other companies:
-Like I said before, these are only Julep products: nail polish, hand and foot spa treatments 
-Julep sends a box every month for $20. For some this seems like way too much; keep reading and I'll show you why its not!
-Additional 20% off your Julep purchases (apart from your Maven box)
-Free shipping on ALL purchases
-You can skip a box anytime you want (Like if you spent your stash on a "just becuase" gift)
-You can skip the box for yourself, and have it sent to a friend instead that month (In case you forgot to get Mom or Sis a gift!) Plus: Every box comes already gift wrapped!
-A percentage of the proceeds from each product in your box is donated to charities that empower women; a new charity is selected every month.
- Julep offers FULL sized products every month.
-And, each month is gauranteed to have more than $40 in product.

Julep featured in Lucky magazine.

Julep made the "It" List in Elle magazine.

A few articles and magazines that Julep Maven has been featured in.

Some may want cosmetics, hair and skincare over hand and foot products; but if this is something you want to try or you just want to get your moneys then maybe this is for you.

Stay tuned, I'll do a full review on my first Maven Box and I'm doing a GIVEAWAY!

Is this something you would be willing to try? Or would you just test it through the giveaway first? Let me know in the Comments section below!

Stay Lovely,