Saturday, February 16, 2013

Julep Valentine's Day Mystery Box

sooo, I just wanted to make a REALLY quick post about Julep's most recent mystery box for Valentine's day. my first foray into Julep's mystery boxes was the New Year's mystery box and that one was REALLY good, so I went ahead and got this one too because well, why not? I love valentine's day and Julep gave me a good mystery box last time. so I was expecting it to be about the same quality. but honestly, it wasn't. not even close. I got 5 polishes and a lip gloss(I effing hate lip gloss. you don't even know) and in the other mystery box I got 4 polishes, a top coat, a glitter product, a full size lotion-y type product, and some packets of stuff. so when comparing the two: the v-day one really sucks. hard. so I don't think I'll be buying another mystery box from them unless they GUARANTEE some cool A.F. stuff. seriously. even their Feb. maven box was better than the mystery box. it makes me quite sad. I hope they somehow see my sadness and promise to make their next one better. cuz till then. it ain't happenin' :/

             KATLYNE S. :* muah. take all my kisses!!!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips!!

ok. so. I'm in love with baby lips. I have all of them available in the US and I've held off doing a review until I finally got the last two yesterday FOREVER AGO BUT BLOGGER WOULDN'T LET ME UPLOAD PHOTOS :( . so the ones that were able to complete my collection are Yummy Plummy and Melon Mania. I really hope that Maybelline releases the color adjusting ones that they have in other countries. that would be amazing!!!! so. I use Baby Lips when I want color on my lips, but not too much, I'm not a bold lip kinda girl. I play around with colors when I'm at home, but I would never leave the house in it. I especially like Grape Vine for the winter, it gives a sheer purple/wine color, it wonderful. When I want to draw more attention to my eyes(because my lips are already deep in color theyre a hot pink/red/mauve color) I put on Peach Kiss for a "nude" lip color, and its got shimmer in it so I don't look like my lips are dead. :)

all U.S. Baby Lips from left to right: Pink Wink, Peppermint, Cherry Me, Grape Vine, Peach Kiss, Quenched, Pink Wink(Limited Edition), Coral Crush(Limited Edition), Twinkle(Limited Edition), Melon Mania(Limited Edition), Yummy Plummy(Limited Edition)

Pink Wink in the tube

Pink Wink swatch

Peppermint in the tube

Peppermint swatch

Cherry Me in the tube

Cherry Me swatch

Grape Vine in the tube

Grape Vine swatch

Peach Kiss in the tube(contains shimmer/glitter)

Peach Kiss swatch

Quenched in the tube

Quenched swatch

Pink Wink in the tube

Pink Wink swatch

Coral Crush in the tube

Coral Crush swatch

Twinkle in the tube

Twinkle swatch

Melon Mania in the tube

Melon Mania swatch

Yummy Plummy in the tube

Yummy Plummy swatch

Subscription services

this post is more for a "hey! Katlyne, you need to remember what all you pay for!!!"

Julep-$19.99(I really like this one, but I'm not sure I can justify $20 on nail polish)
Ipsy-$10.00(this ones staying. I don't care about anything else but this one)
Sample Society-$15.00(silly girl. you've cancelled this. you don't want anti-aging)
The Look Bag-$12.95(oops. no. they've cancelled that for you, which sucks, it was your favorite)
Jewelmint-$29.95(it was a one-time order, you really need to call and cancel that..)
JustFab(2)-$39.95EACH(you REALLY need to call and cancel that. it was a one time order. really good sale)
BeautyArmy-$12.00(its ok. luckily, you can skip months until you like stuff. you can also skip julep.)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Julep New Years Mystery Box!

so, today in the mail I got lots O' goodies!! but the most exciting thing was my Julep mystery box, Julep is a subscription service you take a style profile, and get matched with different nail polishes, and often times, you get other little "pamper me" products. if youre interested, theres the link, you can explore, sign up, do whatever you want! :D and thats not a referral link, so I don't get anything from you signing up or anything. :) so now, on to the contents!

In the box, I received:

a full-size Julep Glow On(age defying hand brightening lotion)
4 polishes and 1 top coat(from left to right): Hoch from the Trina Turk fall 2012 collection, Portia, Isla, mystery glitter polish and a matte top coat.
2 foil packets of Glycolic hand scrub
3 one-step nail polish remover pads
1 canister of white glitter


so overall, I feel like with the 5 polishes, yes, it was worth the $19.99. and I'm very happy with my box

 now lets get on to "overall value"*which, most people want to know**


Reg. non-subscribers

Hoch; $14
Portia; $14
Isla; $14
mystery glitter; nothing concrete, but call it $14
matte top coat; $14
age defying hand brightener; $32
3 polish remover wipes; $3
2 glycolic hand scrub packets; they’re packets, so we’ll call it, no value
white glitter; idk, $3
Overall value: $108

Subscriber prices

All polishes; $11.20
age defying hand brightener; $25.60
3 polish remover wipes; $2.40
2 glycolic hand scrub packets; they’re packets, so we’ll call it, no value
white glitter; I'm not sure, $2.40
Overall value: $86.40

Monday, December 17, 2012

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works

 By clicking here, you can go to the Bath & Body Works' website to shop to your little heart's content!

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works!!!

I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program!!!!

so, Bath & Body Works is always coming up with new scents, some hits, some...not so hits :) but let me tell you, Forever Red? DEFINITE HIT!!!
This is what it is:
"Experience Our Most Luxurious Fragrance Ever!
Bath & Body Works' most luxurious longest lasting fragrance blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression.
Forever Red is available in:
Eau du Parfum
Fine Fragrance Mist
Rollerball & Lip Wand Duo
Shower Gel
Body Lotion
Triple Moisture Body Cream
Shimmer Mist
Golden Sugar Scrub
Where to Buy:
You can find Bath and Body Works products at a registered retail store near you or online at!"-Influenster website

I received a 10ml sample from my 2012 Influenster Cosmo VoxBox!!! and let me tell you! I love it!!!! my boyfriend likes it (but come on, he's a guy, who doesn't like a lot of smells...he didn't even like to be in the B&BW store for too long..) so, let me tell you WHY I love it, because at first it reminds me of apples, and I love the smell of apples(I know it doesn't have apple notes in it, but hey, my nose smells what it wants :D) and the smell that lasts the rest of the few hours it lasts? VANILLA!!! and I love sweet smells. so this perfume is just perfect!!! want prices???


Eau de parfum: $44.50
Fine Fragrance Mist: $22.00
Rollerball & Lip Wand Duo: $15.00
Shower Gel: $18.00
Body Lotion: $20.00
Triple Moisture Body Cream: $20.00
Shimmer Mist: $22.00
Golden Sugar Scrub: $16.50
prices found on Bath & Body Works website!
Pricey, I know, but, it smells really good! I will probably buy the fine fragrance mist because I don't think I've ever paid that much for a perfume....well, once, but it also came with a scrub and lotion...
better yet, I'll ask for it for Christmas!! (<-----which is a hint, in case my boyfriend manages to come across my blog ;p and since he's a guy.... SWEETIE! CLICK HERE!! it looks like that, babe)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Influenster Cosmo VoxBox 2012

COSMO VOXBOX 2012 from Influenster! :D
I got my Cosmo VoxBox yesterday! heres my video that I posted on youtube when I first got it!
here, I'll review the individual products!
1. Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape chocolate bar- $2.79  this chocolate bar was the yummiest thing ever. it was salty and sweet and it had roasted almonds in EVERY bite! it was perfect. :D
2. Bath and Body Works Forever Red-$10.00 for a 7ml/.25 fl oz. sample, this is a really nice smelling perfume! its more like a body spray because it doesn't last very long, but TO ME(bbw got onto me on twitter, telling me what it ACTUALLY smells like -_-) but, to me, it smells at first like apples, then pears and flowers, and finally, vanilla. bath and body works, however, says "It's a passionate blend of pomegranate & red osmanthus! Plus, a sexy surprise of vanilla rum!" (<--that's what they replied to me on twitter when I said it smelled nice and followed with what it smelled like to me...) anywho. it smells lovely, doesn't last long though, it disappeared within 30 minutes.
3.Pilot FriXion pens-$3.00(2 pens in box) nothing really to say, theyre two pens that are erasable by rubbing it off with a soft plastic eraser. its a cool concept. and the pens have really cool detailing on them.
4.Gilette Venus Embrace razor- idk, around $9.00? its a reusable razor, you buy new shave heads, it comes with one on it, it doesn't have the soapy gel stuff on it already, so you have to use shaving cream/gel. I'm out of razors/refills so, that was a wonderful surprise :)
5. Gilette Venus & Olay razor refill- around $3.00, its a refill for the razor when the blades get dull, that was really cool for them to include. I use the Venus Spa Breeze refills, so its nice to try something new.
I really like this box, I'm really excited to do all the requirements and HOPEFULLY** be eligible for more!!
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