Wednesday, February 29, 2012

my i-fell-off-the-wagon beauty haul

i have totally fallen off the wagon! i didn't spend a whole lot of money so that was good but it's really the principle. i guess i'll have to cry about my failed goal over my 7 fun new nail polishes. ;)

here is my recent haul from the toronto barber & beauty supply:

- styling clips
- black hair nets
- the do-up hair styling kit
- queen helene mint julep & mud pack masques
- nail buffing block
- opi nail lacquer in wooden shoe like to know
- essie nail lacquer in orange, it's obvious
- essie nail lacquer in a cut above
- china glaze nail lacquer in techno
- china glaze nail lacquer in sun worshiper

next up are the contents of my first julep box. i was very very hesitant to become a julep maven because (a) i didn't want to subscribe to yet another beauty box, (b) even though i love nail polishes, i wasn't sure how well i'd like a dedicated box for them (c) this "offer" on the website really put me off.

what finally tipped the scales for me was the penny offer. i could get my first maven box for one penny including shipping. i would cancel my subscription right after my box shipped. sounds good in theory, right? except i wasn't expecting to love the julep polishes. and i wasn't expecting to covet the next box. so i kept the subscription.

the good thing about the julep box is that you know exactly what will be in the box each month and, more importantly, you can skip as many months as you want. julep is quite a brilliant company - a seattle based nail parlour is now essentially international (u.s. & canada) because of this brilliantly devised subscription service. julep also has more control over the products, timing of shipments, and customer service remedies since the box contains its own products. i am very happy with this subscription service!

from my february boho glam julep box:

- dark chocolate
- julep nail vernis in marisa
- julep nail vernis in oscar
- julep essential cuticle oil

if you wish to sign up to be a julep maven, you can use the promo code COLOR2012 to get your first box for $0.01 including shipping. if that code has expired, you can use SHAREONFEB to get your first box for $1.00 including shipping. note: if you use my referral link, i will earn one credit towards receiving a free julep box. plus i will send lots of good karma your way.


- pari eye shadow in #35 (this was a replacement for the broken eye shadow in my february topbox)
- shiseido facial cotton
- life brand rubbing alcohol

hope you enjoyed this haul! :)

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