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Momma Told Me: It's time for something new.
It seems like I'm a part of a lot of blog swaps and subscription boxes as of late. I kind of jumped on the bandwagon late in 2012 and, while I already tend to get a massive amount of mail, there is just something satisfying about receiving a parcel hand picked and tailored for you. When I was a child I went through a similar phase, only then there were entire books devoted to kids and the receiving of mail. Not to mention these things were less subscriptions and more free promotions put on by companies to sway the hearts of their parents. In any case you may recall filling out a SASE (the generation I watch today would have no idea what this stood for), and a couple box tops or lids in exchange for a Detective's Kit or 'deluxe' cereal prize. Momma must've spent a fortune on these gimmicks, but she seemed perfectly content to allow me to send away for these 'free' items, so long as I was learning the value of patience and hard work. It certainly was a great way to practice my penmanship, and kept me from grumbling on the very long walk to the mailbox hutches on the other side of our condominium complex.
A little known secret to most all major Nail lacquer brands is the hidden base within the applicator cap. If you pull up, instead of twist, you will often be able to pull the cap right off, leaving a generic handle attached to the brush. This is often used by the hard core lacquer enthusiasts and professionals to store swatches. Thanks to Julep's Swatch stickers I can easily apply a swatch to any of their shades' caps, for an instant and accurate representation of the shade, dry. Swatches are especially great for semi-translucent or jelly shades that can be layered for a more intense color. Mavens can order extra sheets of swatch stickers for a nomianl cost, though all new released shades include one attached to the cap. Happy swatching! As if my hair weren't any indication, I'm a rainbow sort of gal, so my heart lept a bit when I saw the entire Brights (more neon, to me) collection available for sale through the Maven site. In Southern California, it's summer year-round, and I don't need an excuse to work these hues into my beauty regimen.
For those who take on the Julep Maven Penny Introductory Box (use code: PENNY) offer, and decide not to continue with the program, you may Cancel your subscription and never be solicited again. It doesn't get much more simple, in regards to monthly beauty box programs.
What Daughter Says: Take a chance on something new with Julep Maven.
As Required By The FTC: I paid for my Julep Maven subscription. This post was not solicited in any way. All opinions are mine, and mine alone.