and The Sephora Birthday Gift 2015 is…

and The Sephora Birthday Gift 2015 is…

Sephora Birthday Gift 2015

Sephora Birthday Gift 2015


The pencils are Nars Cruella Velvet Matte and Nars Rikugien Satin. Plus VIB Rouges also get a mini eyeliner in Via Veneto as well. If you prefer skincare, you may alternatively select a Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleanser and Cucumber Mask. Thanks to the Sephora Community for the photo!



All FREE Holiday Julep Maven Welcome Boxes Will Expire on December 18th

All three seasonal welcome boxes and the classic style profile free boxes are going to expire! (We will be announcing new offers December 19).

The seasonal Maven welcome boxes are:

Free 4-Piece Snow Day Themed Gift for New Mavens

Julep Beauty Inc.

Use CHEERS for Free 4-Piece Gift for New Mavens

Free 4-Piece Jingle Bells Themed Gift for New Mavens



Shipping on Snow Day, Bubbly and Jingle Bells Welcome Box offers is only $2.99! and you get a month to cancel if you don’t like the nail polishes. If you keep the subscription, you can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want :)


happy holidays!



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Easy Maleficent Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

Its here! A Maleficent Tutorial that can probably be done in 5 minutes or less!

So Halloween is right around the corner, and while Leopard prints and Zombie looks have always been popular this time of the year, Maleficent will surely be popular as well. MAC created its own Maleficent collection, which can be used to duplicate this look, but the colors are very versatile and you can use any makeup brand as long as the colors are similar (in the photos shown, Julep was used)


Now… The Maleficent Tutorial or How to be Maleficent:



This is Kaela. She’s an illustrator & designer at Julep.


Product List (you can always use an alternative product as long as the color is similar)

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Joey New York Quick Results Bye Bye Blackheads Wipes Review


So I decided to try the Joey New York Quick Results Bye Bye Blackheads wipes. First of all, I really want to say is that I love the minimalism design of the wipes’ packaging! The coconut tree design and the fact that its infused with coconut water drew me in :)

There are 30 wipes per package and each wipe is fairly large, covering 1/3 of the face (enough to cover the nose). They smell clean, like that new laundry smell with hints of coconut water. I have dry skin, and while I really wanted to love the wipes, they were a bit too over-drying for my skin. I had to quickly apply moisturizing cream after every use. My sister who has oily skin loves these wipes however. They are perfect for her skin and they grab all the oils in the face. I think this is the secret of “bye bye blackheads”. By grabbing oil and sebum (which is what blackheads are made out of), they slowly disappear.

Along with oil and sebum, the wipes are great at absorbing sweat, thereby making them perfect for post workouts or just for a quick freshen up mid-day when our faces can be our greasiest. For heavy eye makeup? not so much. It does a terribly job at removing eye shadow and mascara so you will need an additional makeup remover product.

1 wipe is 6″ by 7.75″ and they last up to 24 months after initial use.


  • Good for post workout sweat, camping, midday shine
  • Great for oily skin


  • very drying for dry skin
  • not great at removing heavy eye makeup

Most of the ingredients are good:

Water (aqua),carica Papaya (papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananus Sativus (pineapple) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (cucumber) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Avena Sativa (oat) Kernel Extract,cocos Nucifera (coconut) Fruit Juice, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Fragrance.


Where to Purchase:

Amazon, Walgreens,




Julep Maven September 2014 Monthly Boxes

You can now select your Julep Maven September 2014 box! If you do not know about the Julep Maven program, you get about 3 nail polishes or 1-2 nail polishes with beauty products for $24.99 (Mavens before May 1st are $19,99, but they can’t customize their boxes like in the Maven Luxe program).

here’s what available for the month of September!

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Urban Decay Might Officially Come to Amazon

Last year, you could purchase Naked 3 on Amazon. Then around Christmas time, Urban Decay put a gag-order on third marketplace sellers on Amazon. While Amazon never sold Urban Decay directly, the gag order meant that no Urban Decay product could be sold on Amazon in any way, shape, or form. Even legitimate sellers were caught in the crossfires as their accounts were permanently taken down by Urban Decay’s claims of “counterfeit products” (yes, there were bad apples in there, but I also a friend who lost her livelihoods and her products were genuine). Anyhow, on Fridays emails were sent by Urban Decay asking if certain select users would be willing to participate in a focus group:


I took the survey on Saturday, and half of the questions were based on how much you shop on Amazon, the other half is how much you shop overall on makeup. It looks like that depending on how the focus groups go on Monday August 18th and Tuesday August 19th, it may sway Urban Decay to officially sell on If Urban Decay decides to sell on Amazon, it would not be the first major makeup brand to do so, both bliss and too faced have sold directly on the site. Sephora at one point was an official seller on Amazon and sold Urban Decay before it closed it seller profile a few short years ago (maybe 2-3 years ago?)

Counterfeit Urban Decay products were at one point pretty rampart on Amazon but I always thought it was easy to spot (i.e. do not buy from any seller that lives in China, if the price is too low, yep its too good to be true, check feedback even if its just 1 and if they have a single counterfeit claim, move along, etc). However maybe with the success of this focus group, this is will be another legit way of getting more Urban Decay :)