October Julep Box

It’s my favorite time again!
Time for another monthly Julep Box that makes me feel #bravepretty

The theme for this months box was Dark and Stormy Night this theme really showed in the nail polish  received this month.

The nail colors in my box this month were a lovely deep chocolate brown, the perfect shade of emerald  and a lovely sparkle polish that will look great with anything in my collection.

The deep chocolate brown nail varnish named Skylla and categorized under the style “Boho Glam”  is dark coffee color. Beautiful for fall and very unique. I have not come across a brown like this before and it is sure to be one of my new fall favorites.

The emerald nail color named Krystle falls under the category “Wonder Maven” and quite frankly I’m not surprised by the placement. It is the perfect shade of emerald (and I’ve been seraching for a good amount of time I might add)
This deep hunter/emerald green will not only be lovely for fall but also carry your manicure  into December too!

The finial nail polish shade I received this month named Desiree and is categorized under “It Girl” which is very appropriate! This shade is a clear holographic top coat that will pair perfectly with any shade in your nail polish collection. The little flecks of fine glitter will shimmer like stars on top of your chosen shade.
I also may just be me but I found this shade fit the quote for this month well.

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle
-Marilyn Monroe 

I think this shade can be a perfect reminder of just that.
Don’t forget that you twinkle and shine bright everyday!
Don’t forget that you are fabulous and fierce and that you can do anything.

The next product I received was a wonderful deep sleep mask.
You apply this mask after your nightly skin routine and leave it on overnight.
Then in the morning rinse off the mask to reveal wonderfully moisturized and glowing skin.
This is perfect for the change of season because it gives your skin the extra boost of moisture it needs.
The Night Shift mask is also very nice because it doesn’t feel sticky and also doesn’t feel as if you are stuck to your pillow. This will help overall with your skins complexion, as we all know moisturized skin is happy skin!

Real talk: The night shift mask was exactly what I needed with the change of seasons.
If your anything like me the sudden drop in temperature is making my skin very grumpy. Using this mask has improved my grumpy skin problem so I would highly recommend this product.

The Products 

Nail Varnish: Skyla: Coffee Brown Ghost Shimmer

Nail Varnish:  Krystle: Emerald/Hunter Green

Nail Varnish: Desiree: High Gloss Holographic Top Coat

Night Shift: Deep Sleep Facial Mask

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Don’t forget to be brave pretty today and to have a wonderful week no matter where you are in the world!

What products make you feel brave pretty?
Would you try any of the products in my October box for yourself?

Let me know in the comments!

xoxo

Rachel

Perfectly Posh Haul: Look Natural

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I have fallen in love with Perfectly Posh Products!

Although I have friends who have been a fan of these products for awhile my first chance to try them was in my spring Ipsy bag!
I received a travel sized container of BFF: Best Face Forever and Oh My Gosh I fell in love right then and there!

After using all of my sample size I was ready to commit to some full size products!
I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have a whole range of natural products called you guessed it!
Look Natural!

My shipment arrived yesterday and these are the goodies I’ve ordered!
I can already tell that I am going to like the Big Bath Bar, it smells wonderful even through the packaging!
I am looking forward to using all of these products and I will be sure to do a review once I’ve tried all of them to tell you what I think!

The Products

BFF: Best Face Forever    Exfoliating Face Wash
Day to Night: You Are The One   Facial Moisturizer
Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Mircoderm Scrub
Love Me Dew: Hydrating Face Oil 
Whole Lava Love: Volcanic Ash Exfoliator 
Never Grow Up: Anti-Aging Fine Line Fixer
Never Grow Up: Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Bless Your Heart: Big Bath Bar

What do you think of the Perfectly Posh products?
Any your favorites that I should try?

Let me know in the comments?

xoxo

Rachel

Unicorn Hair

A few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and finially book my appointment to have the fashion colors I have wanted for months done!
Mostly my bravery was all thanks to my wonderful friend who has rocked fashion colors for the last few years.

Although it was very nervous about doing something so drastic to my hair I was also very excited.
It wasn’t the fact that I didn’t think I could pull it off, more of the fact that I was uncertain if it would turn out the way I had pictured it in my mind.

I arrived bright and early at the salon for my 11am and I didn’t end up leaving until 4pm!
It is a very lengthy time wise since it is a two step dying process and the colors have to be hand blended in the middle to achieve the most natural look.

The first step was the lightener!

Who knew my hair could be that blonde!
But I actually kind of liked it, it was very interesting!

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Next was step two where my colorist mixed the colors purple and pink and began hand painting each individual color into my hair!

This took the longest because I have very thick hair.
Then I had to sit for an hour to let the color process!

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But as you can see even though I was at the salon for a very long time the end result as worth it!

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Final thoughts on fashion colors, I absolutely love it and I am so happy I went ahead and did it!!
I’m looking forward to my next color change!
I don’t think I can ever go back to having normal hair now!

Have you ever tried and crazy colors?
Do you have any suggestions on what my next colors should be?
Tell me in the comments!

xoxo

Rachel

July Julep Box

Monthly Beauty Boxes are my new favorite thing this year but i think out of all of the ones I’ve tried Julep’s is my favorite. If you love nail art and nail polish as much as I do, the moment you think Julep you think of the unique nail polish, bottle design and awesome colors! Another unique thing to Julep’s nail colors are the color swatting stickers on the caps of the bottles! It’s so useful!
I also love the flair that every nail product has a name and style assigned to it.
Due to my busy schedule I don’t really have time to go and roam shops for nail  polish, its sad but true.I really have missed growing my nail polish collection.
But the monthly Julep box solves the problem!
Every month I receive either two nail varnishes and a beauty product OR two beauty products and a nail varnish. Julep also add’s a nice touch of a different sweet treat included in every box.

Since I’ve been enjoying my boxes so much I though it would be lovely to share them and do a little review as well! So without further delay, here is the all the goodies in my July box!

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Firstly, the whole #bravepretty thing is hashtag amazing!
We need that and incase no one has told you today; Hello! You are beautiful, loved and important. Whatever you put on your body you can pull it off. Express yourself in whatever way you see fit because no one else can be like you, you are the only you in this whole entire universe and I think that is pretty  darn special!
I hope that you agree!

But back on topic this campaign (can I call it a campaign?) is wonderful! Often I find that is so easy to put ourselves down regardless of temperament.
I really enjoy that this sweet message is one of the first things you see when you open the box every month.

The next thing you see it a beautiful quote
“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living”
-Anais Nin

I don’t know about you but this speaks to me. A little reminder to live life to the fullest and dream as big as you dare is always appreciated!

NOW FOR THE PRODUCTS!
This months box I received:

So Radiant: Diamond Powder Bronzer
Julep Lip Gloss in the shade: Charming
Julep Nail Color in the Shade: Annalise Boho Glam
Pizazz Juicy Jelly Watermelon Candy

The Diamond Powder Bronzer is perfect! Let me tell you why! It matches my summer tan perfectly and isn’t overly shimmery like most bronzer’s tend to appear. It really does just add a little subtle glow to your skin and it really does make you look radiant!

I will be the first to admit that I’m not typically a lip gloss person. I don’t like when my lips  feel sticky, hard pass.
BUT this Julep lipgloss honestly isn’t that think or sticky and I’m pretty sure I can deal with it. It is also very hydrating due to the blend of rosehip sead oil and a bunch of other great stuff.
Beneficial beauty products are my favorite.

The Annalise nail color is gorgeous, it appears to be a matte light purple until you look closer. Tiny little purple irridecent sparkles dance in the nail color bottle as it catches the light and it looks even more gorgeous when painted.
I am wearing this color right now and I am in love! Its just enough shimmer to give it a little something but yet still be mature and sophisticated.

The jelly candy you ask? Well it was delicious!
I ate the whole thing and it was awesome!

What are some of your favorite Julep products?
What are some of your favorite beauty boxes?
I would love to know in the comments!

I hope you feel #bravepretty today!

xoxo
-Rachel

Summer Makeup Favorites

Summer is a very exciting time for me everything is in full bloom, bright and new and it’s the perfect time for a change of pace. Summer is the time where I start to look for new makeup to try, since if you are anything like me you tend to turn a few shades darker, thanks to the sun drenching the surroundings.
That being said my winter foundation just falls short making me seem more like a ghost.

Taking any excuse I can to go shopping I took to some of my favorite social media platforms to see what the must have ranges were for Summer 2016!

The range that caught my interest the most was the “Rainforest of the Sea” line by Tarte. I pride myself on being quite the foundation lover and have tried many different brands but I had yet to try or add a water based foundation to my collection.

Also the sound of the word “water based” made it seem like the perfect summer product because it made me instantly think of swimming and summer storms.
I went ahead a ordered the shade that I though would suit me best for the upcoming summer months along with canceler and a few of the limited edition clay pot waterproof eyeliners.

Having tested them out over the past few weeks I can say with confidence that I made the right decision. The Tarte, Rainforest by the Sea foundations are super light and build-able. It looks very natural and doesn’t even feel like you are wearing foundation, which I think is perfect for summer.

The clay pot liners also lived up to my expectations and I couldn’t be more pleased. They are truly waterproof and relatively flake free, even after a long day of wear. THE BEST NEWS OF ALL! All of these products even lasted nicely during a full day at the beach, swimming and then swimming again.

What are a few of your favorite products for summer? I would love to know

xoxo,
Rachel