Julep Cupid’s Mystery Clutch 2015 Review plus Promo Code!

I can’t believe how long it has been since I got a Julep Mystery Box (or in this case, clutch)! The value for these are always really good and it’s a great way to start a Julep collection for not very much money. Even though I now have an extensive library of Julep colors, I still really enjoy getting the mystery boxes. I especially can’t resist the ones with exclusive colors!

The Cupid’s Mystery Clutch was $24.99 and came with the promise of $100+ worth of products, as well as two exclusive top coats. It was guaranteed for Valentine’s Day if you ordered by a specific date, and I would have received it on time if it weren’t for my leasing office misplacing this box. No fault of Julep’s, I swear!

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewValentina (Pink chevron glitter top coat) | $14.00
Yuki (Snowy heart glitter top coat) | $14.00
Love festive top coats! These two really sold me on this clutch, since I’m a total sucker for anything with hearts, and anything that involves pink glitter. Couldn’t be happier with these two colors!

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewSandi (Smoky eggplant creme) | $14.00 
Queen Anne (Lilac confetti microglitter) | $14.00
Shari (Delicate sweet pea creme) | $14.00
Queen Anne is a duplicate for me, but it’s such a pretty color it might be nice to have an extra on hand. It would also make a great gift since it’s such a flattering color. I really adore Shari: I can never have enough soft pink creme colors! Overall I think the color curation was really on point and feels deliberate. The pink/purple hues are just perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewJulep Lip Gloss in Splendid | $10.00
I have too much lip gloss at the moment, but I always hear good things about Julep’s formula. The color is a sheer rose shimmer, which is neutral enough for most skin tones, I would imagine. If this weren’t a full sized gloss I would totally try it! I just feel so bad opening a full sized one when I have a million samples waiting to get used. Subscription addict here….

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 Review

Julep Gel Eye Glider in Olive | $16.00
If you’ve never tried Julep’s gel eye gliders yet, you really should! They’re surprisingly smooth and have amazing lasting power. While I’m glad this isn’t another black eye liner, I don’t think olive is my color. I tried it on last night and looked a bit silly. Maybe I’m just applying it wrong. If y’all have any tips for colored liner, I would love to hear them! With that being said, I stand by the staying power of these gliders.

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewJulep Glitter Clutch | $6.00 (?)
This is the clutch that came with the mystery box, and it’s well made enough for the price point. I probably won’t use it as an actual clutch for going out, but it will be a handy makeup bag or for traveling with nail polish.

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewThere was (and still is!) a promo code going on for a free wedding duo with the code CONGRATS, so I managed to snag two extra colors! Check out this awesome packaging! You can get this duo for free with any $20+ purchase!

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewCongrats Duo (contains Sienna and Fifi) | $28.00
I’m not sure why the website lists this as a $33.00 value when it’s just two colors, because I don’t think the box should value $5 (even though it’s really pretty). I like the colors and think they’re very wedding-appropriate. Definitely grab this for free while you can! Add the duo to your cart before applying the promo code.

Julep Cupid's Mystery Clutch 2015 ReviewMy total value before the congrat bonus is $102.00, and with the bonus is $130.00. I’m pleased with that amount for the $25 I paid. Every time I get one of the mystery boxes I re-realize why I like them so much! They were one of the first reasons I got hooked on Julep in the first place. Can’t wait to see something fun for March and April! I’m hoping for some great matte finishes and unique colors.


POPSUGAR Must Have March 2015 Spoiler Plus $5 Off!

POPSUGAR Must Have just recently finished yet another website redesign *eye roll* and as much as I dislike the new format, I can’t help but get excited for the March box. They’ve already released the following “teaser” with the themes:

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!

But now we also have a product sneak peek! Each box will contain a Bliss Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment, valued at $48.00!

POPSUGAR Must Have March 2015 Spoiler Plus $5 Off!I couldn’t be more happy with this spoiler! The reviews are absolutely amazing and I really like the other Bliss products I’ve tried. I also have been searching for a good body exfoliating product and so I can’t wait to get my hands on this.

If you’re interested in the March box, you can use MUSTHAVE5 to get $5.00 off. I promise promise promise to update immediately if I hear of any better codes that come out!

Bespoke Post Box: Knotted and 25% Off Promo Code

It’s been a while since I got a Bespoke Post box, but the February Knotted box choice was so perfect for my boyfriend. The value was also through the roof, so I couldn’t resist 🙂

Bespoke Post is supposed to be geared towards a male audience, but the products end up being pretty gender neutral. For example, the February choices were Knotted (the ties) or Honed (chef’s knife). Usually at least one option is gender-neutral enough for anyone. Their skip policy is fantastic, because you can preview the entire box and skip the month if you don’t like any of the options. They also send out email reminders, and you have until the 5th of the month to decide. At $45/month, it’s on the pricey side but all their items are very high quality and they have spectacular customer service. You can return the entire box for a refund if you don’t like it, and they’ll even cover the return shipping. If you’re interested in trying (highly recommend!), you can take 25% off your first box with promo code ADDICTION! This brings your first box down to only $33.75!

Bespoke Post Box: Knotted and 25% Off Promo CodeKnotted has 9 different tie options and you choose 3 for your box. All the patterns were really beautiful, I had a tough time narrowing it down to only 3!

Bespoke Post Box: Knotted and 25% Off Promo CodeGilded Age Jacquared Dot Chambray Tie | $55.00
I love the look of this tie and think it would be totally perfect for a Summer wedding. The 100% cotton feels much more modern and casual compared to the shiny silk ties that my boyfriend usually wears. I’m really impressed with Gilded Age’s quality, definitely a brand that I would repurchase!

Bespoke Post Box: Knotted and 25% Off Promo CodeGilded Age Striped Chambray Tie | $55.00
Another great choice for Summer, I think! Another thing I really love about these ties is the width. They are slimmer than your typical ties but not as slim as a skinny tie. It’s about 2.5″ across, and the perfect medium (in my boyfriend’s opinion). He’s not the biggest fan of skinny ties but loves the style of these ones.

Bespoke Post Box: Knotted and 25% Off Promo CodeGilded Age Wool Blend Tweed Tie | $55.00
Favorite one! It must also be popular with other people, since I think this is the only option already sold out. Love the thick wool tweed material and I’m excited for Winter when I’m sure this tie will get plenty of use.

Bespoke Post Box: Knotted and 25% Off Promo CodeVerdict: $165 value for a $45 box? Amazing value right there! This box is still available so if you’re interested in any of these ties, I would jump on it now. Even if you only want one, you can always give the other 2 as gifts. I’m actually getting a second box for my brother for his birthday. Way to go, Bespoke! This is one of the best boxes I’ve seen in a while, and hope to see something fun for March!

Birchbox February 2015 Review, March 2015 Sample Options, and a $10 Coupon!

February Birchbox just got here! They had a great theme for February: celebrating friendship. With Valentine’s Day being all about romantic relationships, I think it was wonderful to do a girlfriend-focused box.

Birchbox is only $10/month (even less if you prepay), and they have this fabulous point system that makes every month a total steal. For every sample you receive in your box, you can fill out a review to get 10 points (equivalent to $1) to spend in the Birchbox shop. And since every box has at least 5 samples, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get $5 worth of credit each month if you fill out all your reviews. It’s really satisfying when you want to treat yourself to something and remember that you have $50 worth of credit sitting around in the Birchbox shop!

And I say this every time they send a special box: I love love love their box designs! I feel like I’ve become a Birchbox box collector or something. I keep all the special edition ones! Love the bright colors and whimsical pattern of February’s.

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample Options

Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover For Sensitive Eyes | $5.00
This was the sample I chose from the selection they offered last month. I’m always interested in having travel-sized make-up remover on hand, and since I’ve never tried this one before I could not resist. My go-to is always Clinique’s Take The Day Off, but this one was just as good and less expensive. I like to use waterproof mascara due to the humidity here, and a cotton pad soaked in this Marcelle remover took everything off in 3 swipes without tugging. I also wear contact lenses and the formula didn’t sting or burn or cause any irritation.

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsEyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black | $16.00
I can’t believe I got a full sized Eyeko liner! I really love these and have been a huge fan since I first discovered it through Birchbox a couple years ago. I also really like the new packaging (all black); makes it feel more luxe and sophisticated. This liner is great for beginners since the tip is like a felt marker. Easy to control and it has a really thin line that draws smoothly. You don’t need a super steady hand to get good results with this! I highly recommend this eyeliner! Added bonus: it’s amazing for quick applications on the go. I always keep one with me when I travel.

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsAmika Nourishing Mask | $2.24
It seems like I’ve been getting quite a few hair masks lately, which is definitely very appreciated. My hair is hating this cold weather and the heating in my apartment, so to compensate I’ve been trying to actually do a mask each week. I have heard rave reviews about the Amika mask so I was thrilled to see it in my box! This tube gives me enough for 2 applications, and so far I’m liking it. I left the mask in for 10 minutes and when I washed it out my hair was noticeably softer. The next morning it was easier to style and had less frizz. I’ll probably grab a full sized one with my Birchbox points!

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsCOOLA Face SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Matte Tint | $3.60
Lately I have been experimenting with various BB creams again. I think as my skin gets older I’m starting to fully realize the importance of SPF every single day (even cloudy ones!), and yes people have been telling me this for years but I guess I was just lazy and stubborn. But now I’m realizing again just how amazing BB creams are! Enough color to hide small imperfections, SPF, and moisturizing. All in one! Too perfect. This one by COOLA is really quite wonderful. The matte texture made my pores look tiny and it feels so light on my face. Another winner!

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsHarvey Prince Eau de Toilette Sincerely | $1.65
This is the only sample from my box that I don’t love. I personally didn’t like the fragrance and the tiny perfume vial samples are never very exciting. It’s kind of funny how I can’t get enough of perfume minis, but whenever I see one of these card vial samples I want to roll my eyes.

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsTotal value for my February box: $28.49. Overall I thought it was an amazing box. I got a full sized liner that I love, found a great hair mask and BB cream, and a new travel sized makeup remover. I can only hope my next box will be just as great!

For March, Birchbox is doing special boxes again. Can we just take a moment to appreciate their design team? I love all these box designs so much.

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsAs for sample choices, you can choose between the following 3 items:

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsI’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the It’s a 10 Leave In, so I’ll probably be choosing that one. Although the other two are pretty tempting as well…I love Amika and Beauty Protector products! They always smell so good, not to mention they actually work very well.

You also have the choice of going with the Beauty Solutions box, which will contain:

  • derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Creme SPF 15
  • Laura Geller Blush ‘n’ Brighten
  • Dear Clark Volumizing Hair Tonic
  • Supergoop! Eye cream
  • Whish – Three Wishes Body Butter, Almond

Birchbox February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Sample OptionsLooks like a good one, but I just can’t resist the hair sample choices! What are y’all thinking of getting for next month?

Oh and before I forget, use code JILLIAN when you subscribe for an extra $10 to spend in the Birchbox shop! As if you needed another reason to join, right? 😉

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!

Ever since the spoilers for the February POPSUGAR Must Have box got out, I’ve been impatiently waiting to receive mine. When I finally got it last night after a long day of work, it was exactly what I needed. POPSUGAR really hit this one out of the ballpark. It’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day and is so girly and romantic.

Unfortunately there are no good codes out right now, but you can always use code MUSTHAVE5 to get $5.00 off. I’ll update immediately if I hear of any good codes that come out!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!Chuao Chocolatier Ravishing Rocky Road Bar $6.00
Chuao chocolates are sooo good; I really wish they had included a coupon code in this box! I would highly recommend all their flavors, especially the Honeycomb and Firecracker ones. Even though this is a full size bar and very generously sized, it’s almost all gone and I’ve only had my box for a day…

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!U.S. Apothecary Rose Water Bubble Bath | $30.00
I love rose scents so this bubble bath is right up my alley. Also this packaging is to die for! I especially love the letterpress printed tag on the top. I always see these bottles at Anthropologie but can never bring myself to pay the full price. Even though I usually dislike it when companies keep using the same brands over and over again, I have nothing but love for K. Hall products! I tried this bubble bath last night and a little capful goes a long way, so this bottle will last me a very long time.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!Sally Beauty FingerPaints Nail Color in Brushstroke Blush | $5.50
This was listed as an “extra” from Sally Beauty on the card, and subscribers would receive one of 4 different colors. I was really hoping for the lighter blush pink color, but this one was my second choice. I don’t think I can ever have enough pink colored polish in my life. For some reason on the Sally Beauty website the color is showing as a softer pink, but I would describe it as a true bubblegum pink color.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in True Love | $26.00
I have never been disappointed by a Tarte blush in my life, so I was ecstatic to get another one. This will be my fourth Amazonian Clay blush. And let me tell you, these things seriously last forever. I have a few that I’ve been using consistently for over a year, and there’s barely a dent in the powder.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!Look how pretty! It looks really bright in the pan but is very wearable and can be applied lightly for a more subtle look. The blush is creamy and blends beautifully. Plus, it lasts all day! For a girl who lives in Houston where it literally feels like a sauna in the summer, that’s saying a lot.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm in Pomegranate | $8.00
I love this balm! Even though I need another lip balm like I need a hole in my head, I just can’t turn down delicious flavors like this. I also have a weakness for pretty tins.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!BaubleBar Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace in Silver | $32.00
I so wanted to get gold! Even though I’m sort of disappointed, I do have to admit the silver is pretty. I think this is a custom made piece for POPSUGAR since I can’t find it on the BaubleBar website.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!It’s so dainty and cute! Perfectly on trend and so wearable. I haven’t taken it off since I got the box and already got compliments on it!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!ACME Party Box Company Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife | $32.00
Another custom piece created just for POPSUGAR. I think this is what caused the box to sell out so early, because they had to order a set number of cutting boards and weren’t able to get more. It’s very well made and has a good weight to it. I foresee this getting a ton of usage in my house. Even though I have plenty of bamboo boards, this heart-shaped one is adorable and will be a huge hit at parties.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!Total value for the February box is $139.50. I think this is one of the best boxes POPSUGAR has done to date, and can’t wait to see what’s coming in the future! It’s a good reminder of why this is my favorite subscription box ever. Fingers crossed for an amazing March box!

And speaking of March, they put out a little teaser for what inspired their next box:

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2015 Review plus March 2015 Teaser!I can’t wait to receive March! All the words they used are interesting to me, since I love traveling and adore citrus/fresh scents. I’m hoping for a travel notebook or luggage tag, and maybe a clean smelling room spray.

If you’re worried about the March box selling out, I wouldn’t get too concerned just yet. Most of the time the boxes don’t sell out as early as they did for February. But in case you’re interested in grabbing one early, you can use MUSTHAVE5 to get $5.00 off. I promise promise promise to update immediately if I hear of any better codes that come out!