Today, I Set The Stage…

photo 3 (11)And the lights are on. My Julep May box came! I just became of Maven not too long ago (you can see my review of their introductory box here)… I was excited to find out that I could still order the May box. The theme… drumroll… coincides perfectly with the opening of the Gatsby movie. I have mixed feelings about that film, however, I shall reserve any opinions until I’ve actually seen it.

The first thing that made me happy about this box was the little card (see left) with a quote by none other than one of my faves, Mr. George Gershwin. And as my other -arkies will attest to, I definitely live life according to his motto right there. 🙂

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What do I spy in this box?

  • New York Jazz Lipstick Trio (Regular Price: $28.00) – see the shades (left photo) from top to bottom: Tea for Two (nude shimmer lip sheer), Satin Doll (poppy lip sheer), & Lady in Red (Matte crimson lip color). – I loved loved loved the packaging! And all of the colors are perfect. They’re not too crazy… haha. Perfect touch for the month of May.  
  • Sugar Smooth Lip Scrub (Regular Price: $14.00) – It’s a blend of  brown sugar, molasses, conditioning oils, vitamin E, and shea butter..  And when it’s opened, you can definitely smell the brown sugar & molasses combination. Reminded me of maple syrup. You rub the scrub on your lips in a circular motion and then just wipe off with a tissue. Left my lips feeling so smooth and soft and I’ve only used it twice so far!  I also loved the packaging and the container it comes in.
  • Julep American Beauty Volumizing Mascara (Regular Price: $24.00) – I’m not a mascara user at all. But I’ve heard good things about their mascara.
  • Bonus gift: Julep hair clips – Two white ones, Two pink ones. So wonderful for summertime. I can’t wait to wear them… to you know, get those bangs outta my face!

This was my first actual box from Julep and I loved it! I love that I have the ability to skip a month if I do not like their products (or if I’m feeling quite thrifty that particular month). What were your alls favorite items? Did you like this month?

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Sugar Smooth Lip Scrub… so sweet that I could just eat it!

On a last note…

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Today, I wish y’alls a HAPPY OAKS DAY!

Today is one of my favorite days of the Kentucky Derby festival (top contenders: Thunder over Louisville fireworks show, Hot air balloon race, the actual Kentucky Derby). It’s Oaks day, the day where the proud 3-year old Thoroughbred fillies (YAY TO GIRL POWER) race 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs. It’s always held on the Friday before the Derby every year and the winner will receive the Lillies for the Fillies 🙂 Wish you could be part of the action? Stream and bet here!

Wanna learn more about the Kentucky Oaks? Click here 🙂

Julep Maven

On another note, my Julep Maven introductory box came in two days ago. Pretty interesting. How does it work? You take a style quiz. I didn’t like my results so I changed to “Modern Beauty”.  The introductory box you get will determine what you goes in your introductory box. It’s $19.99 a month, however, what I love about this box is that they’ll send an email on the 20th of each month that will give you a preview of what will go in the boxes. You can choose different styles, send the box to someone else, or skip the month! If you’re interested in becoming one, here ya go.

Modern Beauty – Intro Box

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Glycolic Hand Scrub (retail: $23/3 oz): They call it a “facial for hands” and it sure feels that way! I’ve only used it twice but I love the way it makes my hands feel. I focus so much on my face, that I forget about my hands. I love the smell, very light, fresh… my hands are already looking significantly better, no long have the “are-you-80-years-old?” type of hands.

Rock Star Hand Crème  (retail: $20/3 oz):: Supposedly anti-aging (that’s always good) with shea butte,r glycerin, coconut oil and vitamin E. It’s a light enough so that it doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy.

I’m liking this set already. I also got a Julep nail file and a One-Step Polish Remover Pad (value: $0.99/1 pad). Looks like it’ll be perfect for trips! Happy… I went ahead and ordered a May box (I was too in love with the lipstick… and it’ll be just in time for the Gatsby movie. Anyone else excited?).

Happy Kentucky Oaks 139!

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