Monday, 19 December 2011

Julep Maven

I recieved an email from Julep Maven with a first months trial for 5$ so I said "Oh why not" and put in my credit card information. I picked a 4 polish set that was a holiday special for 19.99$ and with the discount code "DECEMBER" - it in fact totalled to 5$ and free shipping. I was very skeptical about the polishes. Even though they are mentioned in Vogue and In Style. Can't believe everything right?

My box finally got here and it was packaged very beautifully and with such care and precision. I should have taken pictures but I was excited and about to go to sleep so I tore into it like Godzilla would Tokyo. I recieved these 4 polishes:

Helena: Ultra-saturated fuchsia.
Chloe: Charcoal base with a holiday sparkle in a vibrant magenta.
Kim: Dark, gunmetal grey. Smoky and mysterious.
Julep Fast Dry Topcoat: A glossy finish that prevents yellowing and protects nail color with fast-drying shine.

At first, I'll be honest. I couldn't stand these polishes. They were super thin and runny and I just gooped them everywhere. I promptly called and cancelled my account.

I decided to give them a second shot and play with them more at work. So I brought Helena and the Julep Top Coat with me with J'adoreNoir Cosmetics Vanity Duo's Show Girl. Since I work graveyards at a hotel I get bored and sometimes play with nail polish to pass the time. I soon started realizing that these polishes are actually really great, just a pain in the butt to work with initially. I had the SMOOTHEST finish I have ever seen - almost gel like and the top coat adds to the glossy factor by making them look professional.

All in all I give them 4 out of 5 Hearts.

Because of the thin-ness they are a pain to work with at first.


Saturday, 1 October 2011


I've been Missing In Action for awhile due to school.
As well as my roommate not paying the internet bill.
Even though I GAVE him my half. Ah well!

Moved into a new place this past week and am setting up internet tomorrow.
As well as my room so I can get blogging again.

Upcoming companies to be reviewed:
(In no particular order, mind you~)

Linnaeus Cosmetics
LimeCrime Lipstick
Concrete Minerals
Starrydance Cosmetics
Indiegurrl Comsetics
Sugarpill Cosmetics
Scaredycat Cosmetics
Rockeresque Beauty

If you know of any companies I should review.
Let me know~!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

J'adoreNoir Cosmetics

I've been buying goodies from J'adoreNoir Cosmetics for awhile now.
From lip stains, to nail polish, eye shadows and blush.
Ms. Angel has it going on. :D

Her stuff is SUPER pigmented. So a little goes a LONG way.
 Her packaging is super secure.
Comes double bubble wrapped, everything is labeled.
Very professional in that regard.

Now onto the look!

Lips: Brutal Barbie Lip Stain by J'adoreNoir Cosmetics
Eyes/Brows: Silver Ash & In the Dark by J'adoreNoir Cosmetics;
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara, NYX Fat Eyeliner Marker;
Urban Decay Brow Box in Ginger Snap
Cheeks: Sixty Nine by J'adoreNoir Cosmetics. (HIGHLY Pigmented)
Face: ELF Primer, Sobe Minerals Foundation in Sand.

Last but not least...MY BIG TOE.
(I can't paint my nails because I'm in the Culinary Arts field)
So I did my big toe to show the amazing-ness.

Out of 1 to 5 stars.
J'adoreNoir Cosmetics gets 5!

The customer service doesn't lack.
Shipping is prompt; albeit a bit pricey.
Products are fantastic.
No complaints here. So try it out!


Friday, 12 August 2011

Welcome :D

Well this is the start of my first beauty blog.
I plan on doing reviews of indie companies I purchase from.
As well as showing off some of my "skillz" LOL
I want to show others the joys of make-up.

Hopefully this will show my progress.
And maybe help out people who are newer to it than me~

Bare with me folks, this is gonna be a bumpy ride!