Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sneak Peek! Julep's April Vivid Polish Colors

Julep's April collection - called The Vivid Collectionis so bright and sunny that I can't wait to wear it with summery tanks and sundresses. 


If you're unfamiliar with Julep, let me take a minute to explain.
Julep started as a nail parlor. Then they created their own line of products - polishes, spa products and beauty items. They are sold online, but for the best deal you should become a Maven. Mavens are subscribed to their monthly box of products that are curated for your personal style. When I took my style quiz it was determined that I'm 'Classic with a Twist'. Each month on the 20th I'm able to look at that month's collection and view the products picked for me. The best part? If I don't like that month's selections I have choices! I can switch my box for a different style's, I can gift my box to a friend by providing her mailing address, or I can skip that month's box. 
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. 


Let's take a look at this month's boxes: 

Boho Glam 

Phoebe - Vibrant jungle chrome
Sunny - Overexposed yellow chrome 
Glow Blush


Kayla - Electric iris sheer with violet sheen 
Tatum - Neon chartreuse chrome
Glow Blush

Classic with a Twist 

Caitlin - Shocking hibiscus with gold iridescent shimmer
Mariska - Juicy tangerine with iridescent shimmer
Glow Blush

The three boxes above come with your choice of Julep Glow Blush Color:


It Girl

Flora - Exotic dragon fruit with blue iridescent shimmer
Bailey - Hyped cobalt sheer
Maren - Electric bubblegum sheer with blue sheen

Modern Beauty

Glow Blush- in Peach Bellini
Glow Bronzer - Customizable from two shades


Core Classic

Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum:? Peptides - Super charged amino acids that build keratin (for your nails) and collagen (for your cuticles) to transform dry and damaged cuticles almost overnight.
Clean Slate Conditioning Nail Polish Remover - A professional pump action bottle for easy, one-handed use.
Emery Board - Our sturdy, two-sided emery board features a medium-course grit for filing and a fine grit for shaping.

The Vivid Polish Lover
Upgrade (+$25)

For the Mavens with bright imaginations - all nine colors in the Vivid collection. 
Set includes - Sunny, Phoebe, Kayla, Tatum, Caitlin, Mariska, Flora, Bailey, and Maren

The Vivid Deluxe
Upgrade (+$35)

Indulge with all nine Vivid colors and the Glow Blush of your choice. 

The Vivid Ultimate Upgrade (+$55)

Spoil yourself to all nine Vivid colors plus 
 Glow Blush in Peach Bellini, Glow Bronzer in your choice, 
the Julep Blush Brush, and Julep Bronzer Brush

First Impression Of My Box:

Caitlin - I love that this bright pink has a gold tint to it.
Mariska - The tangerine is a bit outside my normal color palette, but I think it'll be a nice pedicure color, and Hannah will love it too.   
Peach Bellini Blush - I'm looking forward to trying the light peach color.  
I just wish I could have picked from the bronzers instead.

If you'd like to become a Julep Maven, 
use my REFERRAL LINK and the promo
code FREEBOX to get your first box free 
- just pay $3.99 shipping!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  I purchased this product and the views and opinions expressed are my own.  No compensation was received.

Birchbox vs Ipsy - March 2014

Over on my YouTube channel (TheBubblelush) I compare my March Birchbox and Ipsy bag.  Watch my review to see all the products and find out which box came out on top this month.


Birchbox is one of the original beauty sample subscription boxes.  Each box costs $10 and includes a variety of samples, deluxe size samples, and the occasional full size product. They source the samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The women’s subscription includes everything from skincare to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras.  There is also a Men's box available for $20 a month.


Ipsy is a monthly makeup and beauty subscription service started by YouTube beauty Guru Michelle Phan.  For $10 you get 4-5 deluxe and full sized products tucked into a cute beauty bag.  
(Shipping is free to the US and $4.95 to Canada)
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  I purchased these product and the views and opinions expressed are my own.  No compensation was received.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mother Daughter Spa Day - Video, Giveaway, and Bloopers

The first half of my pregnancy with Hannah I was convinced she was a boy.  We had a name picked out, a nautical bedding set was selected because it had just the right amount of whimsy, and I began to imagine life with my son.

Imagine my surprise when our big ultrasound revealed that everyone else was right - we were having a little girl!  Those first few days I was shocked and began looking at my future as a mom a little differently.  Maybe I’d still be watching my child play soccer on Saturdays, but I also started daydreaming about girly things that could now happen - soft pink bedroom walls, shopping for dresses, and maybe one day our first Mother Daughter Spa Day.   Mother Daughter Anything was now a reality, and I couldn’t wait to meet her.

Fast forward to tonight.  

Hannah had some quality Father Daughter time earlier this week, so I carved out a special moment after William went to sleep:  
Mommy and Me Manis & Pedis

Hannah asks all the time for her nails to be painted, but I’ve never taken the time to make a big TaDo about it before, so she felt really pampered tonight.
I soaked her hands and feet in warm water with a little bath salts sprinkled in, trimmed her nails, and let her pick out her paint colors from our collection of Piggy Paint.  I feel comfortable picking Piggy Paint because it’s as “natural as mud” and is non-toxic, low odor, and kid friendly.  
Later she admitted that the highlight of the evening for her was when she got to paint MY nails for the first time.  She did a great job!

All of the fun colors are available on the Piggy Paint website
but Walmart is also carrying the polish now.  

If you’d like a chance to win a 3 piece set of Glitter Girls Piggy Paint, make sure you enter my flash Giveaway by using the rafflecopter entryform below.  It'll only be open for a few hours, so enter now!   
(US entries only, Winner must be 18 years or older - Sponsor’s rules!)

If you and your daughter (or son!) have a Mommy and Me Manicure make sure to post it on instagram with the hashtag #MommyAndMeManis - I’d love to see your pictures!

Disclaimer - Thanks to Piggy Paint for providing Hannah with some great new colors of polish and for sponsoring this giveaway.  I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.   This post does NOT contain affiliate links.

Monday, March 3, 2014

February Favorites - Mom and Kids Edition

Monthly 'favorites' video are popular on YouTube.  You pull everything you loved, used, couldn't live without that month, and share your must haves with your subscribers.  My February Favorites range from Beauty to Baby Toys.  Here's our favorite things to beat the winter blues last month: 

To make it easier, I've compiled all of my February Favorites into one list over on Amazon.  
>> Click Here << to check it out!



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