Sunday, 29 July 2012

Julep August Box- Colours Review

Okay, here's my opinion on the August Julep Maven Boxes, as well as the pictures of each box, but first off is the non-polish extra, nail polish remover:

My first thought? How tiny is that! Honestly, I buy my cheap-but works stuff, and am quite happy with it. I know some people can't imagine looking at anything other that Zoya Remove Plus, but honestly, if it works, and doesn't kill my poor little wallet, I'm fine with it. If the container was bigger, I probably would have loved to try it, but that's way not big enough for the price tag.

The It Girl Box

Melanie: Pastel indigo metallic chrome
Sienna: Sophisticated gold metallic
Harley: Liquid silver metallic chrome

I really love Melanie, I thinks she's a gorgeous colour that I don't have anything like. However, Sienna is an old colour, that a lot of Julep fans already have, and that I have a dupe for. Harley is meh, silver chrome, not really worth that much to me. There's also a lot of speculation that is a re release for Leighton... Overall, I like this box, I really do. Just not for $20.

Boho Glam

Isla: Soft milky-white metallic
Piper: Mint-teal metallic chrome

Okay, now look at these pictures, the nails are streaky and have bald spots. Come on Julep, your a nail parlour, you should know that people like opaque, streak and patch free nails. Other than that, I think the colours are gorgeous, Isla looks really pretty, and I will definitely look for something like her. Piper is also something I want to get a dupe of. However, I don't just want to get this box because A. Julep polishes are small, and I don't want to waste a bottle on one Mani that isn't streaky or patchy.
B. I wouldn't pay $20 for them and the polish remover, which brings me to
C. I don't want their polish remover.

American Beauty

Dakota: Rose-gold metallic chrome
Stefani: Gold-flecked grey metallic

This is like all the other boxes, it's nice. Stefani is an old colour, and has been in a couple mystery boxes already. Dakota is nice, I don't know what else to say. It's a pretty colour, but for the money, I'd rather get Essie's new metallic that's similar to this. All-in-all it's a nice box.

Classic With A Twist

Alfre: Royal metropolitan purple metallic
Felicity: Yellow-gold metallic chrome

Not a big fan of these, and Alfre is also a preexisting colour. I doubt Felicity would look remotely okay with my skin tone, but one someone else it might look good. Nothing else to say about these.


Kim: Gunmetal grey metallic
Harley: Liquid silver metallic chrome

Kim's preexisting and I've already talked about Harley, enough said.

This whole collection is pretty meh to me. I think it's good for polish newbies, and people who are looking for some nice chromes, but I'd honestly rather get Essie's. Especially after last month's ah-maz-ing box, this one is a little lacking. Here's to September's box being better.

Overall Verdict- Skipping. I'll spend my money on something I like a little more and hope for something better in September's box.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Julep August Box

More to come, be back tommorrow to see swatches and my thoughts on this month's colours :)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Nail Mail!

Hey guys! Having a good Summer so far? I just made a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and am waiting for the kitchen timer to ding so I can dig into some soft, fresh baked, goey cookies.
But right now I have some gorgeous nail mail to show you guys :D The first polishes are from the lovely Tara at Osiris And Loki Paint Their Nails, be surer to pop over their and give her blog a looksie. Here are the goodies she sent me, all the way from Australia:

There's the lovely Max Factor Mini in Ivory, a gorgeous foily gold that leans silver instead of yellow, which suits my skin tone much better
Now are the frankens made by Tara herself, Technocolour, a pretty silver holo that is very pretty, not to mention really, truly holo, it's a gorgeous linear that looks amazing in the sun.
There's also my favorite, Radioactive, a gorgeous green linear holo that I named! Tee hee, I doubt I'm ever going to get over it, I'm so happy that my idea was chosen. Do you like the name? Anyways, here are the pictures, keep in mind they are much more holographic in real live.

I also got my Julep Maven July Box, here are the colours and a review of the box is coming.

Once I get my new camera, I'd love to swatch all of these out for you. Sorry for the crappy quality of these ones, they were taken using my web cam. Eek! I know :( But me new camera is coming and I'll replace these pictures when it comes.
Have a great day all of you, and a big thanks, again, to Tara. I'm so happy about these lovelies!
Please give her a visit at

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Summer Confuses Me.

So apparently my mind and the rest of the world don't match up. I've been thinking it was Saturday.
But I warned you. It's Summer, and there are no days for me any more, heck, there are barely hours for me. Going to bed at 3:00, meh. Waking up at 2:30, oh well...
Anyways, this week's song is by one of my favourite artists. I've literally loved her since I was little, and yes, she has been around this long. And she's still great. Not to mention the fact that she just had a baby that is crazy adorable. Anyways, I know I'm bugging you, so I'll tell you who it is.

Pink- Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

This song needs more attention, it is fantabulous (I don't care if that's a word or not!). So listen to it! Anyways, I think I'm just going to stop lying to both of us and let the song of the week be Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. And now I'm going to stop writing because my nails are wet and typing without ruining them is taking forever.
Hope your having a good Summer (or Winter, you Aussies :P )

Sunday, 1 July 2012

So It's Canada Day, Eh?

Just wanted to wish y'all a Happy Canada Day (eh!)
Go Beavers (and Biebers :P)!