Month: November 2014
November Julep Maven Box – The Friendsgiving Collection
I got my Julep box yesterday – but I wanted to try the Length Matters Wow-Impact Mascara before writing the review.
Holy shit – this is absolutely the BEST mascara I’ve ever used. (Keep in mind that I’ve gotten over a dozen mascaras in the past few months – I’ve tried EVERYTHING.) The formula goes on smooth with no clumping and really does make your lashes look a zillion miles long. It’s very similar to my previous favorite mascara – Maybelline Lash Stiletto. The bottle designs is good, too – it doesn’t squish out of the top of the tube when you put the wand back in – I HATE that. This mascara is worth the $26 retail price.
Back to the rest of the box…November is “The Friendsgiving Collection”. I customized my box to get Bombshell “Fazia” – liquid garnet shimmer – and It Girl “Kiki” – oceanic silver shimmer, in addition to the Length Matters Wow-Impact Mascara.
Also included in my box were 2 of the best caramels I have ever had – Goetze’s Caramel Creams. I ate them immediately and did not share. They were more buttery than Paula Deen’s underpants!
So, since Daylight Savings Time ended, it’s dark when I get home and I have had to get creative to find good enough light to take nail pictures. My husband switched all of the bulbs to LED, which saves money…but LED lights SUCK for pictures. I get so-so results in my bathroom, but this time I used my son’s desk lamp. It’s better, but not ideal. Nothing beats sunlight, but I guess I’m screwed until March.
This is Delush Polish “The Supreme” from the “Scream Supreme Collection”, inspired by American Horror Story. It’s a blood red jelly, filled with different sizes of red glitter. The red is so deep that’s hard to see all the glitter. Orly Bonder for the base coat and I used Sally Hansen Diamond Flash for the top coat…except for my ring finger. I hadn’t tried out Zoya Matte Velvet Top Coat yet and OH MY GAWD. I love it so much more on this polish than the shiny shiny. It dries super quick, too – almost like a quick dry!
Only three more Delushies to try!
Zoya “Remy” is so beautiful that it changed my plans.
I had intended to just use “Remy” on my toes and continue with the Delush Polish “Scream Supreme Collection” on my fingers…but no…I saw it on my toes and changed my mind. Sorry Delushies, I’ll have to get my freakshow on later.
Zoya’s site describes “Remy” as brilliant indigo with copper and gold liquid metallic. It’s from the Fall 2014 Ignite Collection. Like all Zoyas, the formula is absolutely perfect. I used Orly Bonder for the base coat and Sally Hansen Diamond Flash for the top coat.
I looooooooove it.
Watch Out, I’m About to Try Nail Art
A few days ago, I got a mysterious envelope in the mail. Except for my name and address, everything on the envelope was in Chinese. I was so stinking confused – I wasn’t expecting anything from China. I used to occasionally receive DVDs in the mail when I was more active on Knobbyverse, but it didn’t feel like a DVD. What could it be???
Oh yeah…I had forgotten that I had ordered a cheap ass nail art kit from Amazon several weeks before. It was $4.32 and had free shipping. My husband wanted the brushes for Halloween makeup, but we ended up using different brushes. There are also dotting tools and nail striping tape.
It may be a few weeks before I work up the gumption to try out my new tools, but I wanted to at least warn you that nail art is coming…