Wednesday, January 28, 2015

- - Where is Saffron Rouge? - -

I don't usually rant about anything, but there's something that's been bugging me a lot lately and it is that: a) Saffron Rouge has dropped off the map, and b) no one seems to be talking about it.

Seriously - I can't find any mention of the company from anyone that used to be so vocal about reviewing their Inner Circle subscription. Do people just move on and forget so easily? Or have people just not realized that the whole company is gone?

You can't access anymore - just try it (nothing comes up). Their Facebook and Twitter pages are non-existent and any other kind of social media outlet they used is down or hasn't been updated in who knows how long. The only sign of confusion seems to be from a few people on Trustpilot.

So my questions are these - What happened to Saffron Rouge? Are they officially out of business? When did this happen? Why did they not announce anything? How could they do this to their customers?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

- - Julep | Naughty & Nice Mystery Box 2014 Review - -

Hi friends!

Today is the fourth day that I'm stuck in bed with a fever. sucks being sick. On the bright side - I get more time than usual (even though a lot of my time is filled with sleeping and watching Family Guy) to work on more content for my blog.

For today's post I wanted to share with you the 2014 Naughty & Nice Mystery Box from Julep. This mystery box cost $24.99 and promised to contain goodies valued at over $150+. In 2013 (just like with the Diamond Mystery Box) Julep also had a Naughty & Nice Mystery Box. I wonder if there will be a Diamond Mystery Box and a Naughty & Nice Mystery Box in 2015 as well?

Let's take a closer look at the 2014 Naughty & Nice Mystery Box right after the jump!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

- - Julep | Diamond Mystery Box 2014 Review - -

Hi everyone!

I have barely left my bed in the last 24 hours because of a fever, but this morning I'm actually feeling well enough to edit a few pictures and compose this post for you guys. As promised a couple of times now, I finally have a review for the Julep Diamond Mystery Box!

This box, which Julep promised to contain a $150+ value, came out in November of 2014 and it cost $24.99 US. What's interesting is that Julep had a Diamond Mystery Box in 2013 as well, the review for which you can check out here

Let's see how the 2014 version compared...

Friday, January 23, 2015

- - Glossybox | December 2014 Review - -

Well, fellow Canadians, we have waited long enough - Glossybox is finally here!

As some of you might be aware, there used to be a Glossybox faction here in Canada. They closed operations in May 2013 and this came as a surprise to a lot of people, so I'm sure that set off a lot of bitterness in Canada. I missed all of these events by a few months since it was late in October that I got into subscriptions and started Magnificent Road.

Luckily for me and for anyone who has been wanting to try Glossybox or has been missing this subscription box, Glossybox US announced in November of 2014 that they were starting shipping to Canada. How exciting is that?? I used to have such a desire to sign up for Glossybox back in 2013 - especially since I signed up for their emails and saw the wonderful products and promotions that their US customers were getting. is here!

Read more after the jump...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

- - [2] Mailbox Monday | A Look at the Posts Coming Up This Week - -

Hi everyone!

Yesterday (January 24) was supposed to be "the worst day of the year," so I really hope that all of you have had a painless and wonderful start to the week. Today I am back with another Mailbox Monday [or...umm, Tuesday] instalment in which I let you guys know what posts you can expect to come up on this blog this week. In some instances I will be picking up where I left off last week, but for the most part these posts will be completely new.

This week I have two posts to catch up with from the last Mailbox Monday, but I have a few evenings off of work this week during which I'm hoping to get the majority (if not all) of my planned posts published.

Take a look right after the jump...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

- - My Top 14 Favourite Beauty Products of 2014 - -

Hi friends!

Anyone who is familiar with the Julian calendar knows that January 14th can be considered New Year's Day. So today we are saying goodbye to the old year, 2014, and welcoming in 2015 (now officially)!

To mark this modest occasion (and it really is nothing major) I thought it would be fun to do a recap of my favourite beauty products from 2014. If you've been following this blog for some time, you'll know that I've gotten tons of different subscription boxes in 2014, so you'll understand how tough it is to boil down all those options into 14 favourites. I will, however, try!

Read more after the jump...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

- - Birchbox | "Decked Out" | December 2014 Review - -

How is this for exciting news on a Sunday - Birchbox now ships to Canada! The coveted US subscription box announced the news back in November that they were coming to Canada. I was so excited that I jumped at the opportunity to sign up and today, finally, I have a review of Birchbox's first box in Canada for you.

Since this is the very first ever Birchbox post on my blog, this post will be lengthy and photo-heavy (so in other words - like usual! haha).

More details about Birchbox after the jump!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

- - [4] Cards Against Humanity | 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa | Day 4 Review - -

Today I just want to say a quick hello ("Hello!") and show you what was inside the Day 4 envelope of the Cards Against Humanity's 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa event.

Here's the rundown of this year's Holiday Bulls--t campaign - you pay Cards Against Humanity $15 (Canadians pay $25) and get sent 10 little mystery gifts for the "10 days or whatever of Kwanzaa." In addition to getting some interesting gifts, there is also a hidden puzzle somewhere amidst the gifts for which there is some sort of enormous prize. You can follow along with the progress of the puzzle with CAH here.

For Day 4 we have...

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

- - Beauty Box 5 | "Merry & Bright" | December 2014 Review - -

For anyone who is (like me) celebrating the Orthodox Christmas today, I wish you a very Merry Christmas! C Pождеством! For everyone else - I hope you are having a pleasant Wednesday evening! :)

Today I want to show you guys the December Beauty Box 5 box. It's crazy how long ago I put up my last BB5 review! This year I'm going to make sure that I don't fall behind again.

Let's continue after the jump...

Monday, January 05, 2015

- - Mailbox Monday | A Look at the Posts Coming Up This Week - -

Hi friends! Happy New Year!

I hope you all survived the holidays and had a lovely time with friends and family. Being Orthodox, my festivities have just begun - with Christmas coming up on the 7th this week. For 2015 I didn't officially make any New Years resolutions - I figure that I'll just try my best this year and see how things play out.

One thing that's a lot different this year (or for the next 4 months at least) than in the years prior is that I will have more time to work on this blog when I'm at home. Having said that, each Monday I'm going to try to give a brief review of the posts I hope to put up for a given week - this includes Teacup Tuesdays and Film Review Fridays (oh yes, those are coming back in full force!). I'm hoping that I can get my time-management in order this way.

Without waiting any longer let me show you what reviews I'm planning for this week right after the jump...