Wednesday, April 30, 2014

- - Julep | Lucky Mystery Box Review | 100% Mystery - -

A side note - for those of you who use Ebates, did you notice that there is now only 1.5% cash back offered on Julep purchases? :(
Hi friends!

Today I have a review of the second Lucky Mystery Box that I purchased in March. For $24.99 (US) you were promised to receive a box with $100+ worth of mystery Julep goodies. This review is of the 100% Mystery Box. You can find the links to my other two Lucky Mystery Box reviews below:

Taryn Box
Shannon Box

Nothing was known about the 100% Mystery Box. There was no advertised featured polish, no hint as to the contents. Nothing at all was given except the price, the value of the contents, and the possible promise of no product overlap with any of the other boxes (depending on how you understood the wording).

Read further for a full review...

Monday, April 28, 2014

- - Julep | Lucky Mystery Box Review | Taryn - -

Hey everyone!

This review and the next couple of others that follow are long overdue, and I apologize for that. I received my three Julep Lucky Mystery Boxes on March 24 and 25 - a week after St. Patrick's day had passed. It takes forever to receive my Julep purchases and mystery boxes, but I've now come to expect that from DHL. Nonetheless, I did finally get the boxes and will now share the contents with you. Because there are already so many reviews of these mystery boxes, I'll try to keep my reviews short.

You will soon be able to find the other Lucky Mystery Box reviews here:

Read further...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

- - Photo A Day Challenge | April 2014 | Week 3/4 - -

Hey everyone!

As I mentioned last Monday, I have decided to join in the April 2014 photo-a-day challenge that is hosted by Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim. Today, I have the second installment of photos to show you. You can check out my first set of photos from last week here.

The concept of this challenge is simple: take a picture a day that corresponds with the guiding prompts (see below) and then share it with the #FMSphotoaday hashtag.

As a reminder, here are the prompts for this month:

Source: Fat Mum Slim

Read further to check out the photos for April 14 - April 20!

Friday, April 18, 2014

- - Julep | "Adored" Lip Gloss - -

Hi friends!

I'm behind on so many reviews, but my last exam is this upcoming Tuesday, so I'm sure I'll be back on track soon enough. In the meantime, thank you so much for bearing with me!

A few weeks ago Julep was having their Shine All Year promotion, which featured a set that included: Kessie (the radiant orchid Pantone Colour of the Year), the Freedom Polymer Top Coat, and the Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum. The set was free with a $30 purchase, so I quickly filled my cart with $30 worth of products - this amounted to only two nail polishes and a lip gloss - and used the promo code.

After waiting a couple of weeks, I finally received the package! I was SO excited! Sadly, Julep totally made a mistake and forgot to include the set that I had made this very purchase for...ugh. Luckily, Julep has since shipped out a new set for me (without Kessie since it's unavailable - I'm receiving Coretta instead) and I'm awaiting its arrival.

Anyways, the good news is that because of my purchase I can now show you guys "Adored", the latest addition to my Julep lip gloss collection, and how it compares to the other Julep lip gloss shades I own.

Check out the pictures after the jump...

Monday, April 14, 2014

- - Photo A Day Challenge | April 2014 | Week 2/4 - -

Source: Fat Mum Slim

Hi everyone!

This month I've decided to try out a monthly photo challenge hosted by Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim. I only found out about this challenge after the first week of April, but after being assured by Rebecca of Hello Pretty Bird! (who is participating as well) that the photo challenge police were unlikely to come after me if I started now, I have made the decision to jump in and see what I could come up with for the remining days in April. :)

The concept of this challenge is simple: take a picture a day that corresponds with the guiding themes in the photo above and then share it with the #FMSphotoaday hashtag.

I'm going to show you my photos on a weekly basis, but I may also end up sharing them on a daily basis on the Magnificent Road facebook page. I'll probably do a final recap of all the photos at the end of the month.

Let us now take a look at what I came up with for April 8 - April 13!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

- - Vegan Cuts Beauty Box | March 2014 Review - -

Hey friends!

Did you see? I'm working on a Facebook page for Magnificent Road! It's definitely a slow and ever-changing process, but I'm hoping it will allow me to be better connected with you and vice versa. You can find the "Like" button just below my contact info on the right. Thank you so much for your continual support!

In the meantime, I've got a review of my first ever Vegan Cuts beauty box! I came across this subscription when I was looking into organic/natural subs a while back. Vegan Cuts has two boxes you can subscribe to: a snack box and a beauty box. I only subscribe to the beauty box.

Let's take a look at the contents after the jump!

Monday, April 07, 2014

- - Julep | Speckled For Spring Mystery Boxes - -

Hi friends!

Are you ready for this? Less than a month after they introduced their last mystery box, Julep is offering yet another set of mystery boxes! On the heels of the popularity of Felicia, the black speckled mint crème add-on polish from the April collection, Julep has released two speckled nail polishes you can choose from this month.

The Speckled For Spring Mystery Boxes are available until April 14th,2014 / while supplies last.

Keep in mind that you don't need to have a Julep subscription to be able to purchase mystery boxes.

Let's take a closer look after the jump...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

- - Loot Crate | "Titan" | March 2014 Review - -

Hello, hello!

Today I am back with a box the review for which seemed to take me forever to get to this month - the March 2014 Loot Crate! I have to say that Andrew and I loved the items this time around quite a bit (especially me!).

Check out the full review after the jump...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

- - The Face Shop | Mini Haul - -

Hi friends!

So I FINALLY made it out to The Face Shop at the Eaton Centre last week! I initially found out about the wonder that is The Face Shop from Amy of Michi-Mochi and I've been meaning to check it out for the longest time. Living in Mississauga, it's just way too much of a mission to get to downtown Toronto. However, I did end up being downtown for a few hours last weekend, so I figured I'd stop by and check out the store.

Read more after the jump...

- - ModCloth | Stylish Surprise Shoes Review | March 2014 - -

Happy Wednesday!

About a week and a half ago I took advantage of the Stylish Surprises that ModCloth was selling. At the time there were three boxes available: apparel ($10), shoes ($10), and accessories ($5). By purchasing any of these, you would get a mystery item that was valued anywhere from $29.99 to $299.99 (the promised value for shoes was $29.99 - $199.99).

Read more about the Stylish Surprise after the jump...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

- - Monthly Empties | March 2014 - -

Hey everyone!

Have you gotten to play any April Fool's jokes on anyone today? I got to toss out a joke or two early this morning and I've also heard about some pretty good ones so far.

Anyways, today I have the third instalment of my monthly empties series. I took a look around my house early on in March and I've realized that I had way too many products piling up. So I committed myself to using as many of them as I could. I think I did pretty well!

Check out my March empties after the jump...