mail mail mail!Saturday, July 06, 2013
Apologies for abandoning you, my dear blog. I've had so many posts planned, but unfortunately, my laziness got the better of me (as alwa...
Apologies for abandoning you, my dear blog. I've had so many posts planned, but unfortunately, my laziness got the better of me (as always), and I truly am easily distracted, haha.
There is nothing I enjoy more than getting mail (and by that, I don't mean boring update newsletters or junk mail...)- but of course it's even better when things arrive all at once...just like Christmas!
This month, my Julep package arrived extremely early- I usually don't get mine till near the end of the month. Admittedly, I wasn't that impressed with my June box. I'd chosen Kennedy & Martha...two colours that aren't particularly exciting. I'd considered skipping, but only went through with it as I'd been curious about the DD creme. I don't own any foundation or concealer, so I figured it would be worth giving a shot, for days when I feel as if I need some touching up. I think this blogpost sums up how I feel about this box in general. It's disappointing, because I typically love anything "preppy" themed around Maine/Nantucket...sigh. Here's to the saltwater taffy that was included!
Anyway, back to July. The "California Coast" collection? I was quite happy with it!
Also included were green tea facial blotting papers. I haven't used blotting papers since high school, but I'm going away on vacation next month, and these may be quite handy to have in a hotter climate, not to mention the fact that they smell deliciously of green tea! (duh)
On to the polishes! I chose the bombshell box, so I received Blakely & Joanna.
Blakely...is amazing. It's a "molten" polish that instantly reminds me of oil slicks- but also of MAC's Formidable! polish from their Venomous Villains collection (only in the bottle though, I don't think this is exactly a dupe.) I cannot wait to put this on my nails once autumn comes along.
I adore Lancôme products, and I'd been excited for this ever since reading Rae's review on them. I love the light cherry scent, and the applicator is a dream- just the right amount of product without having to go back into the tube for more, and super easy to use! I'm sad that I didn't get a chance to try out the new release mechanism, but of course that'd be asking for too much from a sample, haha. I remember the first proper lip gloss I had when younger was one of Lancôme's Juicy Tubes, and boy, did I feel glamorous. I'm not really a fan of lip glosses though, to be quite honest, and despite everyone's posts on their non-stickiness, I still feel like it's still a tad too sticky for me- but I'll still wear it, I think! The formula smooths out into this incredibly glassy sheen on the lips, which I really liked- and the shimmer is gorgeous. The colour in the tube looks quite intimidating, but it's really much more sheer when worn, and I honestly feel like my lips look much more plump after applying this :)
Well, that was an exhaustingly long post! If you've gotten this far, thank you so much for reading. I'll try my best to post more regularly (｡・ω・｡)ﾉ♡