Thursday, October 31, 2013

Julep Maven November 2013 Box Review!

It is Julep time and this month I went with the BOHO Glam box though I am a Classic with a Twist... don't tell Classic on me.
What came in this box-
Aisha: Wildberry purple creme
Alexandra: Blonde creme
Julep Lip Gloss – Charming: Sheer mauve gloss
And add on-
Autumn: Burnt red-orange multidimensional glitter top coat
I will start this review with the Charming gloss. I was not a huge fan of the past Julep glosses since they were pretty heavy and too sheer for my liking. I was also not a fan of their combinations this month and really did not want Charming. I would have loved to try Posh or Darling but did like the polish that came with either and since again I was not a fan of the past gloss picked the polish over it.
 Anyway, this gloss is much better but I am still not a fan.
It has a fancy new bottle that I do like but it is still too heavy and too sheer. I did my boyfriend test as I always do to see what comes off on him and it did not pass, he even said it was heavy before I mentioned how I felt about it. The positives for me is that it was very moisturizing did last a while... I even ate and it stayed heavy on my lips.

Here is the old and new. I wanted to see how much more we are getting with this new clearly larger bottle and the labels say they are both .25 oz... unless there is an air bubble or two in the new bottle I don't believe they are the same amount.

On to the polish!
Again this is Alexandra, Aisha, and Autumn. 
I love these color and I love them together! I was worried that Autumn would be too orange to do a mani with Alexandra and Aisha but there is enough red that it blends pretty well.

In this box there was also a little holiday booklet filled with goodies that will be coming soon it seem. I wouldn't mind having a few now. They had opened the secret store early and to everyone this month so I was crossing my fingers a few goodies would be in it but nope... I guess will have to wait.

There will be Gel Eye Glider Minis for $18 & a Color Caddy filled with goodies for $75.
There is an everything and the kitchen sink box for $225!
A well Manicured kit for $40 and and Extraordinary Color Kit with a diamond glitter, oh my!
Little Lights! You will get 4 minis, I love me some minis and these will be in my stocking if I have to put it there myself!

So overall I am happy with this box though I could care less for the gloss, I think I'd like it more if I could have picked the color I wanted. I love the polish and the winner of this box for me is Autumn, I think it is a beautiful glitter polish. 

If you too are a maven what did you get?
What are you excited for from the booklet?!
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ipsy November 2013 Glam Bag Sneak Peeks and Spoilers! Update with full bag and items!

Update- 11.17.13
My review is now up!

Update- 11.22.13
A few ladies have recived their bags and posted them on facebook instagram
Here is what a few bags have

I will update as Ipsy release sneak peeks so check back often!
If you are not already sign up join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 
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An email was sent out to the ladies with an ipsy account that are currently not subscribed to get the monthly bag in hopes to get them back... I have a second account so I can get on of those sneak peeks.
This was sent for this month!
Looks like we will be getting some Michelle Phan's EM cosmetics in this coming bag and I think it is about time!
You asked and we listened! To kick off "Glam It Up" month in style, every ipsy subscriber will be getting a glamorous goodie from this emspiring makeup line! Which product are you most excited to try?
Spoiler 1- There is no guessing needed for this one, it is clearly EM cosmetics as the email had said.

These lip products are perfect for your party clutch and, this month, you will be getting one of these undeniably glamorous shades!
 Spoiler 2- Looks like 'Be a Bombshell' lip crayon. I have only used blush by them and I liked so I am excited to try this.

This is a sneak of a sneak that was I guess going to be the second sneak peek by ipsy but instead they posted the lip crayons.


A touch of color and a hint of sheen - a little dust of one of these and you'll be good to glow!
 Spoiler 3- The color of the case makes me think Pixi and looks like their bronzer case.
or maybe Two Cosmetics blush.
Every toast you make will be a little more glamorous when you use one of these lovely shades to raise your glass.

Spoiler 4- Looks like Nailtini polish bottles to me. 

Get ready to sparkle like a diamond with one of these amazing products in your November Glam Bag!
Spoiler 5- I see TRESemme item in the center, HSI Argan Oil infront of the lashes, Cailyn eyeshadow behind the purple box, EZ lashes left, Bh cosmetic galaxy chic in the front and maybe a Glam Glow item to the right.

Add a little extra sparkle to your eyes with this star-worthy liner!
Spoiler-It is a Starlooks liner, they have had them in the past and from the look I think it is afe to say that is what it is.

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Inspired by Nails- Erzsébet Báthory The Blood Countess

 I am a huge history nut and Elizabeth Báthory is one of my favorite women to read about... I do not think all the things she was accused are true of but the folklore of her is fun especially around Halloween.
What I used- 
Claudette, Florence, and Brandt by Julep
Pro Plate Collection 04 with stamp by MoYou
Top Coat by Seche Vite  
Twinkle Twinkle by Sally Hansen 
Dotting tool
Black and red glitter pots
Hope you enjoy!
Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using 
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Inspired by Nails- Fall Owl and Roses Nails

 I've been doing Halloween nails for the past 2 weeks so I am taking a break and decided to go with an Autumn inspired look.
What I used- 
Paris, Brandt, Kennedy by Julep
Pro Plate Collection 04 with stamp by MoYou
Top Coat by Seche Vite 
If you would like to give with look a shot paint all your nails with a tan polish (Kennedy) and your glitter polish (Paris) on your ring and thumb. 
With the stamp plate by MoYou stamp the outline of roses on your pinky and index and the owl on your middle finger.
Finish with your top coat.
Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using #LanieBuck & @LanieBuck

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY Beauty- MoYou London Dandelion Nails

I got nail mail today so I had to Dandelion Nails with my favorite stamp plate with my new glitter polish Estelle!
What I used-
Martha, Brandt & Estelle by Julep
Pro Plate Collection 04 with stamp by MoYou
Top Coat by Seche Vite

This manicure was featured in Nail It Magazine!
 I used the two dandelion stamps for this look.
Started by apply pink polish (Martha) to all nails. I applied 2 coats on all nails but my ring and thumb, I only have 1 coat on those because they are my glitter accent nails.
Apply 2 coats of Estelle to your ring and thumb nails. 
Stamp on your dandelion designs to your index, middle and pinky.
Apply your top coat and you are done!
 I think this is now my favorite glitter polish by Julep!

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