Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Julep Spring Mystery Boxes and a THANK YOU!

First of all, I wanted to say thank you to "Z" over at When the Dog Bites. She gave me this lovely little award...yay! :)  It's nice to be noticed in the web universe.  Beauty bloggers are some of the nicest people out there. Really.  The award is to give out to new bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  You can pass it on to 5 new bloggers that you enjoy!  I will be back with that info in another post, but I didn't want to not thank the author of When the Dog Bites right away! So, thank you! You've put a smile on my face!

On to Julep Mystery Boxes!  So, I suppose these are well known in the Julep community.  Julep's put out 3 or 4 of these.  You pay 19.99 and you get a mystery box with values from $60-$200.  I'm a glutton so I ordered 2 against my better judgement.  I was terrified I was going to get 2 identical boxes.  That didn't happen, but well, it kind of did.

I want to preface this post by saying, I *was* a bit bummed because there were girls getting $50 gift certificates and $130 gift certificates!!!  Not only did they get fabulous HUGE certs, they got a LOT of product in their boxes.  So, when you get the "small" boxes like me, it's a bit of a downer.  I know, I sound like a spoiled baby... :o

My first box looked like this, and my pictures are truer to the colours than the pics I pulled from the site:
It had the cuticle oil.  A lot of people say it smells "AMAZING." It smells like eucalyptus.  I'm not a huge fan of that smell.  I was hoping it was going to smell more like what the ladies use when I get my nails done... maybe it was apricot.  But, that's fine.  I don't get nauseous from the smell..it's just not my favourite. The bottle is a teeny 8.2ml and retails for $18.
Fast dry topcoat.  Nothing too exciting.  I have a bunch of topcoats already, including one the size of baseball I got at Walmart that I really like! But, I do like this one as well.
 Kelly.  "Elegant blush." This is a really pretty shade, a bit darker than shows up here:
Anne. "Ultra-saturated violet." The colour below is not a good representation.  It's not a bluey purple at all. It's a gorgeous purple kind of like lilacs.  It's quite opaque.  Unfortunately, mine is also really thick..so I have to try and find some thinner. :/
Melissa. "Sheer opalescent shimmer." Eh, I was bummed because this was a double. Noooo! Oh well..good news for you, stay tuned! ;)
This is what my 2nd mystery box looked like:

 Again, another cuticle oil..
 A basecoat.  I thought at first I got 2 topcoats, so I was really happy that I did get something different in the 2nd box.
Sienna. "Sophisticated shimmery gold." Not a good representation of the colour here at all. The pic I took above is closer, but not as gray..more gold.  I have to say I *LOVE* this colour...love, love, love.  It's really hard to decide that from ANY picture.  But, trust me..if you have a chance pick this one up!  It's my favourite and I'm not huge on metallics!
Gayle. "Regal, deep aubergine." It looks really dark in this picture. It's definitely a deep purple, but noticeably purple. Just dark.  I really like this one as well!
And...wait a minute..deja vu? No.  I got another Melissa.  I guess every box had a Melissa in it.  So, I now own 3 of these.  I have nothing more to say...
Except stay tuned, I will be giving away a Melissa polish or two.  Head's up to be a subscriber if you aren't already!  It's an easy, painless old fashioned giveaway.  Mostly cause I'm really lazy. Busy. ;)

Have a great night, hump day, tomorrow!


  1. oooh you got two mystery boxes? why didn't I ever think to do that! perhaps I will when they release their next round of mystery boxes.

    1. hehe! It's just much cheaper to do it this way instead of what they charge per polish..ouch! I hear they will be doing cinco de mayo boxes!!

  2. Aleksandra I have nominated you for the Liebster Award http://beautyboxcanada.blogspot.ca/2012/05/liebster-award-blog-awards.html :)

    1. Thank you so much!!! :D I appreciate it very much. :)

    2. Hey hun!! I tagged u in my get to know we blog tag! Come check it out! It's fun.. Romanianbutterfly206.blogspot.com

  3. TAG YOUR IT , HEY LOVIE I TAGGED YOU IN A BLOG POST GO CHECK IT OUT : http://beautyboxcanada.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tag-your-it-get-to-know-me.html

    your welcome Aleksandra , I have also tagged you <3

  4. Thank you! It's on my to do list this weekend! :)