Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Julep Maven, Boho Glam November

Julep's November box came today! I selected Boho Glam as my style this month, mostly for Alexandra, but also because I liked the gloss color the best.

Boho Glam November 2013 First Look

This month, Julep also included a holiday catalog with some of their special gift sets.

Luxe Repair Skin Serum Sample
The extra this month is Julep's new Luxe Repair Skin Serum.

Julep Boho Glam: Aisha (top) and Alexandra (bottom)

Aisha is a wildberry creme and Alexandra is a blonde creme.  I think these will both be nice shades for this fall/winter.

Aisha and Alexandra

I also used up some Jules and got an add-on polish this month.

Julep Cynthia Add-On

Julep Cynthia

Cynthia is described as a desert sand microglitter.  The glitter is holographic! I couldn't resist this, and I had more than enough Jules, so why not?

Julep Lip Gloss in Charming

This is a "sheer mauve" and smells like vanilla frosting.  It's a little sticky and my boyfriend's opinion was, "I don't like that one, it gets everywhere!"

Julep Lip Gloss in Charming

I think it looks nice.  I don't mind the stickiness that much, it's not goopy at least.

Julep Aisha and Cynthia

Julep Alexandra and Cynthia

Julep Alexandra, Aisha, and Cynthia
All swatches are two coats, no base or top.

Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish subscription service that is $19.99 per month.  Use code FREEBOX to get your first month for free! You can pick whatever style profile you want for a month, or skip without any penalty.  Being a maven also gets you a site-wide discount and free shipping.  You can sign up with my link here.  I'll get Julep points (Jules) to spend on items.  

All items in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own  No special consideration or compensation was received for this.  This post contains a referral link.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wantable Intimates Box, November 2013

This is my second Wantable Intimates box.  They always ship these a few days before the start of the month, so this is for November!  Boy, these months are flying by!

This costs $40 for a one-time purchase or $36 for a monthly subscription, where you can skip a month or cancel at any time.  You fill out a very detailed profile with what clothing items and styles you like, as well as colors, sizes, etc.  If you are interested, please use my link here!  I'll get a $10 credit for everyone who joins with that link.  

Upon first look, I wasn't thrilled:

Muk Luks Tights in Plum

Tights.  I don't really wear tights.  These are a dark plum and are ribbed and I'm not sure that I'll wear them.  Now, this label says Muk Luks and the info sheet I was sent says they are by Izabella. It seems that they are one and the same?  I'm not sure, but these sell for about $10.50 at Target, yet Wantable listed them valued at $19.

Things got better with the next item I pulled out:

Undies Couture by Lauren Copeland Lace Hipster in Black

This is a black lace hipster by Undies Couture, which seems to be part of Coobie.  Again, the tag and the info sheet don't match up except for in description.  Googling seems to confirm that Coobie is in charge of the Undies Couture line.  Either way, these are really nice!  They fit well, and unlike a lot of hipsters, they actually stay up past my butt crack.  I feel like I have permanent plumbers' crack with some of the lace hipsters I have! These fit and are very comfortable.

 Wantable lists this retail price at $14.

Next came another pair of undies:

Jockey Clean Edge Cheeky Fit Microfiber Stretch Boyshort

I am not in love with the pattern, but I love seamless and clean edge undies! These will definitely get worn, I have a few pairs like this that I wear often and it's nice to have another. I haven't tried them on yet, but the material feels soft and like it would be virtually unnoticeable while wearing.

The tag on them says $12 or 3 for $30.  Wantable went with the individual value of $12, but I'll call it $10 in my overall total.  

The last item is by far my favorite, and I'm glad that I pulled it out last!  This totally makes the box worth it to me, and I will stick around for another month based upon this item alone.

Betsey Johnson Luscious Knit and Chiffon Slip in Black, Front

Betsey Johnson Luscious Knit and Chiffon Slip, Back.

It's a Betsey Johnson slip!  It has some bow details on the front and back, some tiny rose details where the shoulder traps meet the front, and some chiffon inserts to add some sex appeal.  There is a bra closure in the middle of the back, and the rest is cut away to the hip line.  

This is absolutely something that I would have picked out for myself, but put back on the rack when I saw the price!  It fits perfectly and is very comfortable and flattering.  The material is so soft and it is sexy without being trashy or cheap-feeling.  It's just a really good quality slip that is already one of my favorites!

Suggested retail from Wantable (and the tag on it) is $65.

I paid $36 for (on the low end of the prices) $99.50 worth of wardrobe staples.

I'm really impressed with the items I received this month, and with some tweaking to my profile, I hope next month will be equally awesome, or better!

All items in this post were paid for by me.  All opinions are my own and no special compensation or consideration was received.  This post contains a referral link.  See details in post.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Week in Nails, October 26

essie sssssexy
Essie magnetic polish in sssssexy. Two coats of polish, last one with the magnet held over for about 15 seconds. My nails are pretty curved and so only part of each nail got patterne. It's still cool though! One day of wear, no base or top. 

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips

These were Sally Hansen nail polish strips. I like these because they are so easy to use! I wore them for three days. 

Not a total removal...

This is what happened when I tried to remove them. On each nail, the white part came off easily and all of the black dots remained. They took a bit of muscle to get off!

Julep Valerie

Two coats of Julep Valerie from the October Maven box. No base, no top.  This picture is from day two, so there was a little tip wear. I had this on for three days.