Friday, 19 October 2012

My Name is Sarah and I am a Julep-Aholic

October Maven: Maven's Choice Box & September Mystery Box

Why hello dear readers!

Today I am delighted and slightly horrified to bring you my recent Julep boxes that I have been putting off for far too long.

I recently just finished my midterms and have a week or two before the next onslaught of exams and paper writing.  No rest for the wicked! 

Except for today.  I decided to take the night off of work (I work weekends in a bar) to claim a day of sanity.  Now what keeps me sane you ask? writing in my blog!

While I was pondering what to do with my first weeknight off in months, I decided to bust out the camera and write a few posts today.

To begin, the October Julep Maven box:

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Illamasqua "Rubber Effects" Nail Varnish in Prosperity

Oh Hai There!

Tonight I am delighted to introduce you to a brand of nail polish and cosmetics I could not resist the other day while in Sephora.


Meaning, "self-expression"

Which is as accurate of a statement as you can get when first browsing around on their website.  I was mystified and enthralled by the fantastic colors and intense pigments that lined the nail polish, eye shadow palettes and lipstick's (oh my!)

Illamasqua draws their roots from the theatre and film scene of 1920's Berlin (where professional makeup was born) and promotes fundamentals such as  

Expressing your inner-self
freedom of expression 
embracing imperfections 

and to top it all off is against animal testing.

May I have one of everything please?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Praise for GlossyBox September (Canada)

Good Morning Ladies,

I thought I would do a quick post today to let you all know I am alive.

Man alive, I have so many posts I want to write about but just haven't had the time to sit down and do them!  I'm sorry I missed the August Glossybox post but by the time I was ready to write that one I got a shipping notification for the September box!

Go figure.

I am still in the process of trying to figure out how to balance life, school, and blog.  School being the particular offender for time-eating.

If I ever figure out that magical balance equation I will let you know. 

I received the September edition Glossybox last week (IN September, way to go glossybox!) and was pleasantly surprised by its contents.  They went a step beyond all other box companies and included something extra special.