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Fab Finds/Unfortunate Fails – September 2013 Edition By Fran

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I can hardly believe how quickly September flew by, yikes, it will be Christmas before  I know it! Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil – This stuff is amazing! At first the thought of cleansing your skin with oil is a bit bizarre, but once you rub this delightful oil into your skin it is magic. It is so softening, and smoothing and soothing…it even removes eye makeup. Truly delightful. It rinses away clean, no residue and certainly no film or oil slick left behind. I’ve been using this for about 3 weeks now and have barely made a dent in the bottle.  The cleansing oil sells for $28.00 on the Julep site which is pricey, but if you take into account how little you use and how wonderful it feels, it’s well worth the price. It’s a definite Fab Find! […]

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Fab Finds/Unfortunate Fails – August 2013 Edition By Fran

Fab Finds/Unfortunate Fails – August 2013 Edition

A lot of interesting things have crossed my path this month so I thought I would recap the gloriously victorious as well as the preposterously pooish. Keep in mind these are just my opinions, I may thoroughly enjoy something that no one else did, or find a fantastic item that’s getting rave reviews everywhere, completely horrifying. Yves Rocher Pure Light – Light and Luminous Foundation – This is a super-light foundation that provides a light/medium coverage depending on the number of ‘layers’ you apply.  It is indeed luminous, it is not glittery or sparkly but ‘lit’ and looks lovely whether day or night.  It is very liquidy however, and is best applied with a beauty sponge as opposed to fingers or brush.  It contains Rice Extract which is said to improve the skins radiance.   It’s dispensed from a pump bottle so mess is minimal, it’s […]

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Outside the Box: Julep Maven August – Boho Glam by Fran

Outside the Box: Julep Maven August – Boho Glam

Outside the Box: Julep Maven August – Boho Glam Ok, I’ve mentioned a couple of times my romance with nail colour.  Julep is a fantastic subscription program which allows the selection of one of several ‘styles’ via profile questions, but also allows you to vary accordingly if certain colours of the month aren’t to your liking. Julep has also started delving into non-polish products for those who want a bit more than colour.  August saw the release of  9 new colours better know as The Garden Party Collection. I’m officially a Boho Glam Maven but I’ve been known to wander and choose from different collections.  This month I stuck with the profile  and along with the beautiful Francis -a gorgeous soft celery green crème, I received Lois – a stunning shimmering dusty rose frost AND the non-polish product of the month Double Step Foot Treatment and Friction Stick.  […]

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Outside The Box: Beauty Box 5 – July Edition By Fran

Outside The Box: Beauty Box 5 – July Edition

I subscribe to an assortment of subscription boxes and Beauty Box 5 is one of them. The price point ($12 plus free shipping/deals for quarterly/annual subscriptions) is reasonable for a monthly sampler but historically, it’s not usually loaded with deluxe samples, more of the pouch/packet variety. This box however, was a nice surprise. First up a Foot Smoother by Every Beauty. It’s a dual sided dermabrasion sponge that removes rough, dry skin from feet, elbows, knees and can be used wet or dry. Looks very cool and I’m looking forward to giving my heels a once over. The value on this item is $8.99. Another full size item in the box is the Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in All Dolled Up. It has a super pretty sparkle and claims sheer to full coverage in a few coats. Not sure about […]

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Outside the Box: eBeauty Summer Bag By Fran

Outside the Box: eBeauty Summer Bag

Outside the Box: eBeauty Summer Bag I loooove the internet, I find the most fantastic things.  In a recent adventure I came across www.ebeauty.ca they have some fantastic deals on brand name beauty goodies as well as ….wait for it….a seasonal glam bag.  Of course I had to have one and it arrived today.  This is a first impression of the contents since obviously I haven’t had a chance to really try anything.  Hopefully a more in depth review of the contents will follow after I’ve had some time to ‘play’ with everything. For $29.99 I received 14 products and a cute toiletry bag, a pretty good price point to be able to sample a lot of different goodies at once. First up are  the Katy Perry “Sweetie  Pie” Lashes ($8) with adhesive. I must admit I don’t use false eyelashes, […]

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First Impression: Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil by Julep By Fran

First Impression: Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil by Julep

First Impression: Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil by Julep My name is Fran and I’m addicted to nail polish. Being addicted to polish it made sense to subscribe to Julep.  They have exclusive colours and ship monthly sets based upon your profile etc. You can also order from the menu so to speak each month at a discount if you’re a Julep Maven (member). I’m not going to get too in-depth into the Julep service or their polish products this time, but let’s just say I have a fairly large collection from them already. The last few months they have been getting more and more into beauty products as opposed to just polish.  This wandering from the polish is ok for me because their non-polish products have been great thus far. The Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil from last month […]

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