Our Lord made every women beautiful

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

Proverbs 3:15

Friday, April 20, 2012

April Julep Maven Box

Available at: HERE

Box: April Bombshell

Price: $20

Overall Box Value: $

Packaging: Julep is still offering their reduced sized black box, but this month's goodies was wrapped for Easter! It looked similar to a Easter Basket with green grass shreds, bright pastel colors, nail goodies, and chocolate candy eggs!

Items Received:
-2 Nail Polishes in Annette (a dove grey creme) and Parker (a golden tangerine cream). Both are valued at $14 a piece.
-Julep Best Pedi Creme Ever; a mint and cucumber scented lotion for soft sandal ready feet. Valued at $22.
-2 Toe separators in cute Easter colors.(Free perk, not offered on the site)

I must admit, when we received our preview email of this month's boxes, I was not impressed with my box AT ALL. The colors didn't look impressive; they seemed too bland for spring.
However, I decided not to skip the box or trade for another style. I am glad I did not skip, the colors turned out to be very charming; the picture on the preview did not do them any justice!

Another thing I loved this month is that Julep has made a few improvements to the quality of the boxes. 
-They now close the bubble wrapped bags with clear elastic bands which are easy to slip off and on. Much better than the tape which would tear the bag and spill your products everywhere!
-Julep has also added the option of adding additional polish to your box for $5 a piece--STEAL! 

Luckily I was very satisfied with this month's box, I have no "dislikes"!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pending Giveaway!

Hello Everyone! As you may know, my Natural Radiance giveaway is coming to an end soon and so I am beginning to plan my next giveaway. The only problem is, I'm running low on ideas and inspiration on what to giveaway?

I have already given away:
-Julep Maven subscription
-Exuviance Facial Cleanser
-Natural Radiance Facial Masks

Now, I'm not sure what to give out? I do have a few ideas:
-Handbag (in the future, but not anytime soon...)
-Nail polish set
-Travalo perfume atomizer
-Fashion Jewelry (from Forever 21 and Amuse)

I am really liking the idea of giving away fashion jewelry in time for spring! Please let me know how you guys feel about the ideas. If you like them, I will go ahead and have these giveaways in the future. If you are not too fond of the ideas leaave me a comment below, or tweet me, your suggestions! Thanks everyone! ^__^

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Travalo Perfume Atomizer!

Hello! Ever wanted to take you're perfume with you but the bottle was too big to carry around? Or you had a leak and you lost some product? How about the entire bottle shattered in your bag and now everything is ruined? OH NO!

There is a fix for that! (sorry for the cheesy info-mercial narrating hehe). 

I was sent a perfume atomizer by Travalo

What it is: A perfume atomizer!

Why do would I use one?
-Easy way to carry perfume on the go or while traveling
-Airport approved! (You cannot vacation with you're regular perfume bottle, airport security will take it away!)

Price: The Excel size I received is priced at $21 but the different sizes and colors range from $13-$21

Packaging: The Excel comes in a plastic clear and black bullet case with a silver vine design. The bottom is flat so you can stand it up on your vanity.

How do I fill it up: This thing is the easiest to fill up. I know Sephora also makes a perfume atomizer but their's needs to be filled with a funnel which is prone to spilling. The Travalo Excel has a special stopper on the bottom which allows the bottle to be filled easily but prevents any spills or leaks into your purse or luggage. 
1) Take the spritzer lid off your perfume bottle to expose the little tube/spout underneath
2) Place the stopper of your Travalo over the perfume spout
3) Pump the Travalo as if you were spraying perfume on yourself
4) All done!!

Travalo Excel holds: 65 sprays, about .5 ml 

Available in: 10 different colors and a handful of sizes, styles, and carrying cases!

If you're from the states, you can purchase your Travalo at the Perfume Salon!

Want to win a Travalo? There is a giveaway EVERY DAY on the their Facebook page! Enter the Daily Spray for your chance to win!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Hello everyone! I just wanted to give a quick announcement telling you that I was hacked a few weeks ago! I had no idea this was even going on, but all my accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Youtube, and Email) were hacked and the hackers were sending out nasty spam and comments. I have taken care of the mess, un-connected all my accounts, and changed all passwords. If you received any spam or comments, I am very sorry!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

China Glaze Crackle Glitters Collection

I can't wait to try this collection!!

China Glaze® Introduces Four New Crackle Glitter Polishes for May 2012

Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze®’s new Crackle Glitters collection.  Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters.  The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades including:

·         Luminous Lavender: Luscious light purple
·         Jade-d: Radiant bright green
·         Glam-More: Bold fuchsia
·         Gleam Me Up: Bright sky blue

 Create glamorously different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze® Crackle Glitters.  Layer over different base colors to create bold styles.  Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect.  Brush sideways or on an angle to create different looks.  As versatile and edgy as China Glaze®’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), China Glaze® Crackle Glitters add a spark(le) to one of the hottest nail art trends!

The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters collection will be available as open stock colors and four-piece counter display.  Individual polishes retail for $9 MSRP and will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide.

 For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

March Julep Maven Box

**Live footage of the box is available on my channel and below; I will also post a video of my allergic reaction at the bottom of this blog post**

Available at: HERE

Box: March Bombshell

Price: $20

Overall Box Value: $52

Packaging: Julep is still offering their reduced sized black box, but this month's goodies was wrapped in a pretty purple paper bag for spring!

Items Received:
-2 Nail Polishes in Sofia (a sheer cream green with blue glitter) and Natasha (a orange cream perfect for tootsies!). Both are valued at $14 a piece.
-1 Julep Maven Emory Board/Nail File (free perk, not offered on the site)
-1 Bottle of Julep's newest salon treatment, "Julep Elixer". An Organic Morrocan Argan oil for hands, face, and hair.

I loved the nail file! (I collect nail files.. hehe) It's simple and black, but I don't mind.

I also loved the polish! Julep is already busting out shades for spring and I will be ready this season with these shades!

Every time I review a Maven box, I have only good things to say about it. Except this time! The sole item I have to complain about this month is the Elixer. I was extremely excited to try this out because I LOVE argan oil products and use them all the time!! However; I was disappointed in this becuase:
1. It didn't smell like anything
2. I did not notice an improvement of my skin when using this (I didn't try it on my hair)
3. It caused a horrible allergic reaction on my face that landed me in the ER!

I have no idea why that happened, I've used argan oil before with no complaints. Julep's Elixer even states that it is anti-inflamitory, hypo-allergenic, and non-irritating. I wanted this to work for me so badly, but the doctor said to steer clear from it. 

Did anyone else have trouble with the elixer this month? Even though I had that mis-hap, it didn't take away from the over all value of the box for me. This is the first time I've ever disliked a Julep product. I do not plan on canceling my subscription, I will just have to be a bit more careful!