Friday Nail Files #7

Linking up with Fabulous But Evil and My Vickilicious Life for The Nail Files!

Today I’m wearing MAMBA by Color Club.

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I’m pretty sure I received this one month from Birchbox, but I’ve been SO obsessed with Julep lately that I’ve completely forgotten about this color. I was super stoked to find it in my polish bag! I love a bright, shiny red on my nails every once in awhile.. but who doesn’t? 🙂

What color are YOU wearing today?!

Friday Nail Files #6

Ok, so quick post because I gotta eat before work tonight.. but I really wanted to link up with Fabulous But Evil and My Vickilicious Life for the Friday Nail Files andddd share the contents of my March Julep Maven box! Unfortunately, I had a bit of a ditzy moment prior to getting my shower and took my nail polish off before taking pictures (oops). AND now I’m updating my phone so I had to be even lazier and borrow the pictures from the Julep website.

So prior to showering I had on this lovelyyy spring color called Simone 🙂 it’s described by Julep as a “soft pastel lilac opalescent shimmer.” I also had a pretty, purple glitter on my ring fingers but again, no photographic evidence 😦 I’m so ready for spring!!

The other color in my Julep box was called Debra. It’s described on the website as a “smoky taupe crème.” It’s not something I would usually wear, BUT I think with a super glossy top coat I could make it work.

Also in my Julep box was a strawberry mint lip balm which smells so yummy and an awesome, awesome, awesome hand cream. I seriously love it! It smells flowery and delicate and makes my hands so soft.

I feel so torn about these Julep boxes! I seriously love all the products I receive but sometimes I wonder if it’s a little expensive at $20/mth since I already receive Birchbox and Ipsy.. I guess we’ll see what happens!

If you have Julep – what colors did you receive this month?!

Friday Nail Files #5

((Linking up with Tara from Fabulous But Evil and Vicki from My Vickilicious Life))

So I had off work for several days in a row – woohoo! – and I was able to use some of my gorgeous new nail polish I’ve been receiving lately. Thanks to Julep and Zoya! Unfortunately my nails are no longer pretty because I’m back to work, but I took some pictures of them earlier in the week! And now I get to share them with you guys! 🙂

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I used Julep Helen on most of my nails (a smoky pastel lavender creme) and Zoya Tru on my accent nails (a dark purple with orange and red toned glitter). Unfortunately the pastel purple doesn’t photograph really well and it looks more like a tan/beige/neutral shade. But it’s seriously so pretty in person!

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photo (9)Feel free to link up and share your nail polish!

Friday Nail Files #4

Even though I only got my first Julep Maven box a few weeks ago.. I already received my second one in the mail! When I received my first Julep box,  I was impressed, but only so so. I wasn’t sure if it was worth it for me to spend $20 every month to receive it. Especially when I pay $10/month for Birchbox and I finally got off the wait list for Ipsy which is another $10/month. Well this month as made me fall in love with Julep. I’m even debating cancelling my Birchbox now! On that note.. it’s time for the Friday Nail Files!

((Linking up with Tara from Fabulous But Evil and Vicki from My Vickilicious Life))

This month’s Julep box is seriously awesome!

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And two chocolates!!

1. A pocket sized eyelash curler – for eyelash obsessed people like myself.

2. Oxygen Nail Treatment – they call it “makeup for your nails.” The package says it “creates high gloss coverage and strong, healthy growth.” I already tried it – you can see it in the pictures below on my nails – and I love it. It makes my nails look glossy and it has a very, very light pink color to it. And I’m pretty sure I can get away with wearing it to work! 😉

3. Freedom Polymer Top Coat – The package says it “goes on like a polish, performs like a gel.” I have off a few days next week and I’m super excited to try it! It says you can allow it to dry naturally or you can hold it under a 60-watt bulb for longer-lasting results. I desperately miss getting my gel manicures, so maybe this will satisfy me on my weekends off.

4. And then TWO NAIL POLISHES! The first color is Claudette – described as a “smoky brick red creme” and the second color is Helen – described as a “smoky pastel lavender creme.” Both colors look awesome, but I think I’m the most excited about the lavender color.

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Claudette

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Helen

I’m seriously falling in love with Julep. I made my beauty profile through them when I signed up and they titled me as being “Classic with a Twist” and so far they’ve been spot on with every single color they send me. (This month is even more awesome than last month!)  ANDDD this is directly from their website – “Julep Nail Color is “4-free” and does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP.”  Sounds perfect to me 🙂

Link up and show off your manicures! 

Anddd More Snow..

WELL apparently, my last post about what happened at work was not a fan favorite. C’mon people.. not even one like?! Lol okay, just kidding, anyway..  IT’S SNOWING AGAIN.. AND THERE’S ICE EVERYWHERE. Ughh, I don’t want to complain, but.. wahhh.

((Linking up with Tara from Fabulous but Evil and Vicki from My Vickilicious Life))

I actually have my nails painted.. and I did them myself so they’re not quite as fabulous as before. But I finally got to use one of the awesome new colors I received in my Julep Maven box. This color is called Alfre and the website described it as ” a metropolitan purple metallic.” It’s basically a purple and silver combined – not usually the type of color I use, but it’s super pretty 🙂 and it dried really, really quick (which is awesome).

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Julep – Alfre

And since I’ve been slacking in updating my 30 Day Challenge questions.. I decided to throw in a few at the same time. Is that considered cheating?

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 14 :  What would you do if you found the wallet of your next-door neighbor who you hated?

Some of these questions are too easy. I’d definitely return it. I’m not THAT person who would keep something just because I didn’t like someone. Even if it was my worst enemy. It’d be even better if the person equally hated me because then I could be the bigger, better person for returning their wallet! Karma!

Day 15 :  What if you could stop a bad habit that you have, what would you stop?

It depends on what you’d consider a bad habit. My worst habit is that I procrastinate. A LOT. If I could stop procrastinating, I would definitely, absolutely do it. But my annoying bad habit is twirling my hair.. and I wouldn’t want to stop doing that! While it might be distracting to some people, it’s calming to me. Some people chew their finger nails (which I stopped in 7th grade).. I just twirl my hair. I do it when I’m stressed, when I’m sleepy, when I’m annoyed, etc. You get the idea. It’s how I calm myself down. 🙂

Day 16 :  What if you found a suitcase full of $1,000,000, what would you do?

Ohh goodness, this is my dream come true! (Well, I’m sure it’s everyone’s dream come true.) But first, I would start jumping up and down and screaming and then call my hubby. Then I’d probably go shopping and buy lots of clothes, shoes, bags, weird kitchen gadgets, and so on. I’d pay off our mortgage and renovate our house. I’d pay off our cars and our student loans. I’d give my momma a few thousand. I don’t think I’d go and buy anything outrageously expensive, except maybe a Hermes Birkin bag. 😉

Feel free to answer any of the above questions!

Julep, Snow, and Time Travel

((Linking up with Tara from Fabulous But Evil and Vicki from My Vickilicious Life))

Well, since I work tonight I don’t have my nails painted.. but I still have something to contribute – I got my first Julep Maven box this week! You can learn more about being a Julep Maven here.

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My style theme is Classic with a Twist

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My first box!

I haven’t had a chance to use any of the products yet (because of work) but I absolutely LOVE the colors I received. And I only paid $5 for my first box!

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Glitter! – Purple and silver.

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Essential cuticle oil and 2 polishes.

The 1st polish is called Jodie – which is described as a “rosy mauve with gold shimmer.” The second polish is called Alfre – which is described as a “royal metropolitan purple metallic.” I think I’m going to use Alfre on my nails this weekend!

On another note – we got snow last night! I’ve been living in NC since September 2011 and this is only our second snowstorm, so I was super excited! I wish I would’ve taken more pictures but truthfully, it wasn’t that pretty outside.

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Hiding inside – only about 3 inches!

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 12 :  What if you could travel back in time, where would you go?

There’s so many ways I could answer this! I would go back to the time of dinosaurs, just to see what they actually looked like (as long as they couldn’t see me!). I would go back to the time where people lived in castles – the real, old castles – just to see what it was like. I would go back and relive meeting my husband for the first time and reliving those awesome first few weeks. I would go back and spend more time with my grandparents before they passed away. I would go back and relive my wedding day/night because it was so amazing. I could probably keep going..

Where would you go?

TGIF.. Except I Have To Work

TGIF! Unfortunately.. I have to return to work tonight after a week off, bleh. But first – I’d like to announce my first time linking up with Tara from Fabulous but Evil for The Nail Files! Thanks again to Amber at MommaInBloom for finding this. (This woman always finds the most fun things ever!).

I already posted a picture of my fun, gorgeous manicure earlier in the week.. but here it is again! I didn’t do them myself, so I honestly don’t even know the name of the polish. But it’s so pretty!

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So while I was reading Tara’s post, I noticed she talked about being a Julep Maven. For $20/month you can sign up for a subscription to get 2 nail polishes and a beauty product delivered right to your house! Anddd they’re offering a special that if you enter promo code MAVENINTRO, you’ll get your first box for one penny. Obviously I signed up for a subscription and I am now a Julep Maven! Can’t wait for my first box! Check it out here – it’s so easy! You just answer a few questions to get your beauty profile set up and then you’re ready to go!

And then something else I’d like to recommend.. BIRCHBOX! I’ve been a member of Birchbox for about 1 1/2 years. It’s very similar to Julep – it’s $10/month for a subscription and they send you 4-7 trial sized beauty products. (The products vary from makeup to perfume to nail polish to healthy snacks to hair products – literally, anything!). Again, you answer a few questions to get your beauty profile and then they send you products based on what you answer. You can give reviews on the website to earn extra points – for every 100 pts, you earn $10 to spend.  AND for every $1 you spend, you earn 1 point. I’m not going to lie, some of the products are quite pricey – but I LOVE trying new things and I’ve discovered some awesome products from this website. You can sign up here, if you’re interested.

((No one has paid me to discuss any of these products – but I wish someone would!))

Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! I have quite a few things going on this weekend so you might not hear from me until Monday – don’t miss me too much!  And last but not least..

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 6 :  What if you could be another person for a day, who would you be?

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I’d totally be the Duchess of Cambridge – Catherine! Yeah sure, I guess I could say I’d want to be someone that could change the world – but honestly, what girl hasn’t wanted to be a a real-life PRINCESS?! I think she’s absolutely gorgeous and she seems so fun and so normal. In the “royal world,” she was considered a commoner – and now she’s married to a Prince! A future King! How cool is that? I can’t even imagine what her life would be like. Nevermind the fact that I watched the Royal Wedding coverage like it was my job. So yeah, there you go – the end!