Julep Maven Unboxing | March 2016

It’s Julep Time!!! I am really excited about my box this month! I picked out some really awesome products and even got a grape blow pop! I won’t bore you with a lot of background about the box, but click here to subscribe to your own box for $24.99 a month, or $59.98 for a 3 month subscription. The total value for my box this month was $80, including the add-on I purchased with my Jules. You earn Jules for every box you receive and can spend them on products in the online shop.

Now, for the fun part! Let’s see what products I received!

What Your Skin Needs: Restorative Facial Milk, 1 oz. $38.00

I have been debating for the last couple of months whether or not I wanted to get this product in one of my boxes. I am always concerned about facial products because my skin is so sensitive. However, I decided to go ahead and get it because it says it is suitable for sensitive skin. This moisturizer has five oils in it that absorb into your skin instantly to “treat, hydrate, and replenish” your skin. The five oils are jojoba (heals skin and locks in hydration), argan (repairs and replenishes skin with essential fatty acids), coconut (calms skin with natural anti-inflammatory properties), olive (keeps skin soft and supple), and squalane (absorbs quickly and helps the entire old blend go deeper).

I really love this skin moisturizer. It leaves my skin very soft and smooth! I put two drops into the palm of my hand using the eyedropper applicator, rub my palms together, then apply to my face in an outward and upward motion. I use this motion because you always want to apply moisturizers to your face this way to lift your skin, otherwise, you are pulling it down which could lead to sagging skin. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized for hours on end and it really is great for sensitive skin. I have been using it for six days now and my skin seems to look even more beautiful than it normally does! I think I have found a new skin moisturizer to add to my collection!

Nail Color in Kay, $14.00

This nail polish is very beautiful. It is a warm taupe shade with a golden shimmer. It is opaque in two coats. I can’t wait wait to try it out!

Nail Color in Becca, $14.00 
Also a very beautiful color. The website describes it as a “viridian tide shimmer.” Viridian tide is a blue green shade. It makes me think of the beautiful water in the Bahamas or another island! Perfect for the beach! This color is opaque in two shades.

Nail Color in Zoey, $14.00

Zoey is described as a “sea spray creme.” It is a baby blue shade with a smoky tint to it. I don’t know how this color will look on my hands, but I’m interested to try it out very soon. This color is also opaque in two shades.

What do you think of my Julep box this month? Any products you would be interested to try? Let me know!

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Review

Last summer, I had read about this Bite Beauty lip mask on another blog. I wrote it down on a list of products I wanted to try. I have finally purchased it from Sephora and am kicking myself for waiting so long! I am in LOVE! I am always excited about trying new lip moisturizers, but I couldn’t see myself paying $26 for one. But, I have dropped the $26 and do not regret it!

I purchased the lip mask in “natural.” It contains a “bio-active blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract, and triple amount of antioxidant trans-reserveratrol found in red wine.” In other words, this product is amazing! The natural oils help make this product moisturize your lips for hours on end! The consistency is much thicker than a petroleum based product, as this product does not contain petroleum or gluten. It’s thick without being sticky, a plus in my book because I hate sticky lip products! I will definitely continue to use this before bed and under my lipsticks that have a very matte formula. I expect this product to last me quite a few months since a little goes a lonnngggg way!

It may be a little difficult to get the product out of the tube due to it’s waxy consistency. However, if this happens, just hold the tube in your hand to warm it up some. This will melt the product which will help make it come out of the tube a little easier.

Have you tried this lip mask? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments!

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Winter is Almost Here, Time to Moisturize Your Lips!

Winter is around the corner, which means much cooler days and dryer skin. Blah! But, in order to still feel sexy even in the cold weather, you must keep your lips soft and kissable. I experienced two Milwaukee winters and my lips tend to be on the drier side (unfortunately *sad face*), so I know a thing or two about good lip moisturizers. I have compiled my top four favorite lip moisturizers that you should add to your collection. Enjoy! 🙂

  1. Eucerin Aquaphor, 1.75 oz – $5.00
    • A step above vaseline. I use this to moisturize my lips before applying lipstick.
  2. Vaseline, 7.5 oz -$3.67
    • Well we all know how I feel about vaseline. Refer to this post. 
  3. Rosebud Salve, 0.8 oz – $6.00
    • This is a new product that I have come across and I love the consistency of this on my lips. Super moisturizing. Definitely recommend! Read my full review about this product here.
  4. Blistex, 0.15 oz x 3 pack, $4.19
    • This is a no brainer. Blistex is the perfect chapstick. I recommend it over any brand because it actually keeps your lips moisturized and acts as a barrier against harsh winds.

Do you use any of these products or will you try them out for the winter? Let me know!

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What is My #1 Beauty Product?

Vaseline. Period. 

I use vaseline for literally everything. My mom introduced it to me as a baby and I am still using it 25 years later and have no intention on ever stopping. I use it for my lips, face, and body. I even use it to remove scuff marks from leather shoes and bags. It’s super cheap, so how could you not invest in this product?? Get into this list of 10 ways I use vaseline below:

  1. Lip moisturizer
  2. Makeup Remover
  3. Smooths the heel and ball of your feet
  4. Removes scuff marks from leather shoes and bags
  5. Tames and moisturizes eyebrows
  6. Smooths dry skin. PERIOD.
  7. Mix it with sea salt and you have a homemade body scrub!
  8. Rub it on a makeup stain on your clothes and its instantly gone (you can also use hand sanitizer to remove clothes stains)
  9. Apply a thin layer to your skin in place of shaving gel (if you are out) to shave!
  10. Apply a thin layer to your skin before spraying on perfume to make the scent last longer!

What do you use vaseline for??

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