{BirchBox} Step and Repeat – February 2014

February14 For February’s box BirchBox teamed up with the editors at US Weekly to bring us a red carpet worthy box. Filled with great finds and innovative beauty products perfect for the stars.

My box included everything (well almost everything) I needed to perfect my own red carpet ready look. Ever since my chat with BirchBox customer service the products in my boxes have greatly improved. Sadly thou the sizes not so much. One of the biggest complaints across the blogosphere is that the products this month were small (as in really small), I have to agree with the masses. The samples were very small this month and if all goes well I will be able to squeeze out one use of everything I received this month. Besides the small factor, I am pretty darn pleased with everything I received this month.

“I am super excited to share the fun I unboxed this month!”

Step and Repeat:

Beauty Protector – Protect & Oil: this hair oil defends against UV rays, heat and breakage

COOLA: Mineral-based tinted moisturizer

Ruby Wing – color changing nail polish: in Kitten Heel

Smashbox Cosmetics – Full Exposure Mascara: Hybrid fiber formula tat expertly lengthens, volumizes, and curls sans clumps or flakes.

LIFESTYLE EXTRA: Smashbox Cosmetics – Full Exposure Palette: a range of versatile hues. *Note: one does not actually receive the palette, you receive a card with a dab of the shadows on it. It is most likely only good for one use of each color.*

All in all BirchBox put together a pretty great box for me this month an I cannot wait to see what March’s box will contain.

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every box ordered or every $10 spent in their shop you can earn 10 points. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***

{Julep Maven} The Dramatic Collection – February 2014

Julep has quickly become one of my favorite companies and every month I find myself stocking their Facebook page for sneak peeks. The February Maven Box sneak peek did not disappoint, it literally sent me over the moon and made my little heart pitter-patter. Each month Julep puts together a collection of their newest polish colors, along with innovative beauty and skin/hair care products. February’s beauty product was the new Julep Eye Sheen, a liquid eye shadow that comes in four colors.

What made the February box special was the fact that you got to pick the color of your eye shadow that came in your box. The polish colors were set in stone by style profile, if you didn’t like what was in your box, you could pick a different one and then chose your shadow color. I decided to leave the modern beauty box behind and went for a classic with a twist box. Mainly because they Modern Beauty box contained a liquid eyeliner, I’d never use it, I don’t do eyeliner. However I do like pretty polish on my toes and what can I say “I am an eye shadow whore.” It’s true I am.

So what did I in my February Julep Maven box?” Oh I am so glad you asked! Let’s find out!

February14The Dramatic Collection

Julep Eye Sheen – in Dusty Taupe: This gorgeous liquid eyeshadow glides on easily and sets to a satin finish that stays put all day.

Greta – Loganberry multidimensional microglitter

Octavia – Smoky indigo crème

Everyone’s February Maven box included a gift from Jane the companies founder. Which was Love – a full-coverage gold, pearl & fuchsia micro glitter.

This month I decided to cash in some of my Jules. Jules are points that you earn for taking your monthly box and for making purchases on Julep.com. You can use your Jules to purchase additional add on items for your box or if you get 2,000 Jules you can get a free maven box. I’ve yet to reach 2,000 Jules, mainly because I always cash them in for an extra nail polish or other item that I want. I decided to add on Glam Roc a midnight purple & gold stardust polish.

All in all February’s box was awesome and I got a new eye shadow to add to my collection.

Julep Maven is a $19.99/month monthly nail polish & Beauty box subscription service. Each box features over $40.00 worth of never before released polishes, cutting edge treatments, and a bonus sample sized product. PLUS when you are a Maven you get free shipping and 20% off of all of the products at http://www.julep.com.

Becoming a Maven is easy and each box is put together like a beautiful present. I love being a Julep Maven and I want you to get in on the fun too! Use code “FREEBOX” to get your first box for only $3.99 (Shipping charges).

** Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post**