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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Julep June Mystery Boxes

So I'll be honest and say that I was holding off on starting a Julep Maven subscription. I have semi-problematic nails that seem to break constantly and getting falsies done isn't always possible as it interferes with playing guitar. When I heard about the June mystery boxes that they were offering, I decided to take the plunge and see how it turned out.

I ordered two boxes in total. I have yet to receive the second but the first just came in and this is what I received.

Glycolic Hand Scrub - 30ml- Full Size is 89ml $32.00 - Estimated value - $10
Age Defying Hand Brightener - 30ml - Full Size is 89ml $32.00 - Estimated Value - $10
Julep Elixir Organic Argan Oil - Full Size 30ml - $24.00
Julep Polish - Emma - $14.00
Julep Polish - Gayle - $14.00
Nail File

I'm not sure if this is considered a medium or small box but I love it! Amazing deal and great products. One of the nice things about Julep polishes is that they're '4-Free'. Their polishes contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene or DPB

My second box should be in tomorrow and I have a feeling it might be a bigger box as it was held up in customs temporarily. *Edit* I just received it!!!

Julep Elixir Organic Argan Oil - 30ml - $24.00
Julep Polish - Natasha - $14.00
Julep Polish - Sandra - $14.00
Julep Polish - Heather - $14.00
Nail File

I'm pretty happy that I didn't get any colour dupes and that I received two nail files and two bottles of the Elixir. One for home and one for work!

From this experience alone, I've decided to sign up for the Maven program. You order an initial box, which costs only 1 cent if you use the promo code PENNY. Then, each month, you're given the choice to receive the next box from your style profile or another for $19.99. They also allow you to 'skip' a month if you're not loving the choices. Julep just got a new customer.

If you'd like to learn more about Julep, their Maven program or the charity work they do, head on over to

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Montreal Grand Prix Giveaway - VIP Ticket to Don't Tell My Booker

The amazing people at Tracey Brooke Public Relations have offered me a chance to attend Don't Tell My Booker as part of the Montreal Grand Prix weekend on Thursday June 7th 2012 at Le Windsor in Montreal. Regrettably, I'll be unable to attend due to work obligations................................


I am happy to be able to offer one of my readers my VIP ticket, valued at $75 to this fantastic event! The proceeds from the event will be going to the Jewish general Hospital to support the development of The Da Vinci Robot, a surgical robotic system!

Don't Tell My Booker will feature a fashion show, musical performances, live DJ's, a live art show and photo shoot! 

This contest is open to everyone, however, you will have to arrange your own transportation and accommodation for the event. 

To enter the contest, follow my blog or twitter account, send me a tweet @x_Desiree_o or comment on this post telling me something awesome and unique about you! This contest closes on June 3rd 2012 and I will be announcing the winner on June 4th! Good luck everyone!

May 2012 Glossybox!

Hey guys!

My glossybox arrived yesterday (last day of May so it's ok!) and I'm really starting to think my mailman thinks I'm a weirdo. I'm going to try not to say "yesssssssss" next time he delivers it :)

Just going to do a quick post of what I got in my box. My good camera's battery wasn't charged so please excuse the phone quality photos.

As always, the beautiful pink box. This box was actually a shade darker than the last one.

Once I opened the box, I was ecstatic. I actually need to buy 3 of the things I received this month so it's already saved me money! 

 I actually used this shampoo last night because I was fresh out (one of the things I needed to buy). This morning my hair was a lot more voluminous than it usually is when I sleep with a wet-head. I can't wait to try it when I have time/reason to style my hair. I've got good feelings about this. 

 Another product I used last night (and needed to buy). This foot cream is faaaaantastic. It's really thick and feels luxurious on. While it takes a bit to soak in, I woke up this morning with super soft feet! So much so that I cancelled my plans to get a pedicure this weekend. This is definitely going to be a repurchase. 

 I've wanted to try 'Simple' products for a while but haven't had the chance to. I've got to read the ingredient list on this and hopefully it doesn't contain any allergens. Pretty excited to try it out though. Really generous sample size.
And the third product that I needed to buy! I absolutely hate oil-based eye makeup remover. It's way too greasy and messy for me. I had a really good cream based one but it's been discontinued. I wasn't wearing much more than mascara when I tried this last night but it did the trick. No irritation either! 

 I received this gorgeous red Iman lipstick. I haven't swatched it yet but the colour itself is so rich that I think I'll love it. I couldn't get a good picture without the flash so it's a bit inaccurate. I'll post photos of swatches this weekend. There was also a coupon for a free Iman product at Sears included in the box. 

Overall, this box was a huge hit for me. It's really obvious why Glossybox is one of the top competitors in the Canadian beauty box game. Their sample sizes are fantastic and their products are usable! 

Did you receive your Glossybox this month? What did you think?

If you haven't signed up yet but are planning to, use promo code GLOSSY27 to receive 10% off your first box!