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20140311_165137The Julep Maven secret store opened and lacking any form of self-control, I ordered the Blank Canvas Trio. The trio includes Mattifying Face Primer,  Plumping Lip Primer, and a Mattifying Eye Primer. Oh yeah, I tossed in a glitter nail color called Mila, because NAIL POLISH! 

I’m excited to try the face primer since my skin is oily like a 17-year-old fry cook. I’m curious to see if it will help during the day with keeping less of an oily sheen on my face (yuck). Here are the details:

Features & Benefits:

  • Absorbs shine, brightens skin, and locks in moisture for 24 hours
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores
  • Fortified with 18 plant extracts

I love, love, and love the lip plumper! The applicator is a bit tricky though, I had to click the bottom for a few minutes to get any of the lip plumper out. I think I went a little too far, because it continued to slowly ooze out like molasses after I used some. Word of caution, don’t be crazy with the clicker. I like the hue as well, it’s almost nude (oh-la-la).  Here are some more details from the Julep site: 

A multi-tasking marvel that plumps, moisturizes, and preps lips for flawless color application. The tingle tells you it’s working. The ongoing hydration and smoothing tell you it’s still working.

This pale pink primer works well on its own, too.

I’m always up for trying a new eyeshadow primer. It’s mattifying and anti-aging, and I’ve never owned an anti-aging eye lid primer before. So, this will be interesting…I’ll be sure to test this one out over the weekend. But here is some info:

Features & Benefits:

  • Extends wear of eye shadow, liner, and concealer
  • Prevents creasing and evens color appearance
  • Mattifies oily eyelids
  • Smooths and brightens areas around eye, diminishing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Easily blends into all skin types and skin shades
  • Spatula-shaped applicator delivers easy, crease-proof coverage.


As always, whenever I get around to using all this, I’ll be sure edit this post with my finding. 


*DISCLAIMER: I was not asked or paid to review these products, I purchased the products on my own. All opinions are my own. 


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I had an eye appointment on Friday. I went in because I was finally running out of my year-supply of contact lenses, two years later. My prescription changed slightly, and I could only use my insurance on glasses or contacts. I opted to use it on the contacts, which means I had to pay for updated lenses out of pocket. I wish I had just said no to the new lenses, I haven’t noticed my prescription changed. I probably could have gone another year. Oh well, too late now. After my appointment, I went out for dinner and shopping with my friend. Nothing like getting over spending $150 on new lenses by shopping for more unnecessary shit, right?

Anyway, it turns out that I find my current brand of contacts uncomfortable because my eyes are drier than the average bear. Who knew?! I sure as hell didn’t! I only notice that my eyes “taste like burning!” during allergy season. I’m doing a lens trial between two types of daily lenses right now. The first ones are certainly more comfortable than my 30-Day lenses. But, they began to bother me after 6 hours or so.

I had some “technical difficulties” this morning . My left eye is a jerk. I can get my right lens in with one try, but I have to go 2-3x rounds with my left. Lefty just doesn’t like contacts, and as an act of jackassedness, it decided to expel the lens at work this morning. Don’t worry all you disciplinarians out there,  I’m going to poke it later as punishment for it’s insolence. I PUT CONTACTS IN SO YOU CAN FUCKING SEE, YOU UNAPPRECIATIVE LITTLE BITCH! 

I’m hoping I have better luck with the other daily lenses. I have noticed they are much more flimsy than my 30-Day pairs, which might be why Lefty spit it out. Wish me luck!


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