Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Handmade Movement

I recently received an email with this interesting graphic about etsy and the handmade movement. Check it out- there are some pretty cool facts!

etsy infographic


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Julep Maven Review

Hi Everyone! It's been a long time since I last posted, but I just wanted to quickly share an awesome deal and write a bit of a review about my newest beauty find, Julep Maven! Julep is an awesome nail polish and mani/pedi product company that creates amazing products for your nails and skin that are completely toxin-free! They are based in Seattle, so if you live in that area you can even stop by one of their salons for an amazing manicure or pedicure!

I just signed up for Julep Maven last week, and I love the products they sent me! Julep Maven is a bit like Birchbox or Sole Society in that you sign up to be a member and get monthly boxes sent to you with new products to try. Unlike Birchbox, Julep Maven is just for nail products and includes only full sized items with a total value of at least $40 each month! Also, instead of automatically being sent a surprise box each month, Julep lets you see what's in the newest boxes and gives you the option to skip if you prefer not to receive one that month. Pretty awesome if you ask me!

Normally the boxes are $19.99 each (plus free shipping), but right now, you can use the code COLORS4ONE to get your first box for just $0.01- that's right, just one penny! I wish I had known about this promotion when I signed up, but I'm still glad I did either way, because their products are top notch! Here's what came in my first Julep Maven box.

Aren't the colors gorgeous?! I also love that Glycolic Hand Scrub! It has really made my hands a lot softer over the last few days, so I know they will be even more gorgeous after I've been using it for a while! It smells great, too- like oranges! Julep also has a referral program, so you can earn free boxes and try even more of their amazing products!

If you'd like to give Julep Maven a try (for just one cent), just go to this link and take the super fun style quiz. My style quiz said I am "Classic with a Twist" and recommend the box curated for that particular style. However, you can choose to view all the different styles of boxes after you finish the style quiz, so you can pick the colors and products you want most. I ended up picking the "Boho Glam" box because I already had colors similar to those in the Classic with a Twist box.

Once you decide with Julep Maven box is your favorite, simply add it to the cart and put in the code COLORS4ONE at checkout. You should receive your box within a week, which is pretty fast! So, have you ever tried Julep polishes? Did you sign up to be a Julep Maven? If so, which box did you pick?
P.S. Julep has nothing to do with this review. I just really love their products and wanted to share this awesome deal I found with all of you!