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Julep Box Review

During the snow storm we had the other week, I didn’t shovel or do ANYTHING on Saturday. I did, however, shop online. Besides Graze, I’ve found a couple other monthly/weekly subscription box online things. Birch Box is another and I hope everyone’s heard of it (I’ve signed up for the waiting list for it). Graze, and then Julep is another. Julep is a nail polish one. There are good and bad reviews online if you search them, but if you use the code FREEBOX you can get your first box for free, just pay $4 for shipping. Go here to get your’s!

So I went to the website, took the style quiz, and I don’t remember what “style” I was supposedly, but I figured, $4 for two nail polishes? Plus, they gave me an option to add on three items for about 50% off of the price. This, this is why I’m writing about them. I added a Freedom topcoat to my cart. It advertised itself as a gel-like top coat for normal polish. It dries in 2-5 minutes in sunlight or in 2 minutes under a bulb. Like, just under your normal lamp. Yes, your polish itself has to be dry and it won’t dry nicely if it’s not but my nail polish has been peeling off my nails constantly. I can’t even paint my nails at night and expect them to be chip-free the next morning.

I’ve gotten a shellac manicure since which should last until next week so I’ll test it again next week, but I was very impressed over all.

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I have not, though, tried any of the colors out. I love the look of them, though!

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This is my manicure with the freedom top coat over it – it lasted two days (then I took it off because of the shellac I had scheduled), with no chips. With my oily nails, this is a near miracle.

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A Day Trip: Northampton

I went to Northampton yesterday. I end up going up there every year around this time, and it’s normally to visit WEBS, the giant yarn store in Northampton, but we ended up going on a Sunday, when they’re closed.

I love the town. It’s very focused on local, organic and sustainability. It’s so incredibly hipster. I love it. There’s owls, nail art and yarn everywhere. Everything I like. One day, I’d love to live in that area!

We walked around most of the day and shopped. Boyfriends came too and it was fun to get lunch out too (we went to the Northampton Brewery, which I really recommend). It was a good lunch.

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I thought these soaps were so interesting! Bicycle power? They weren’t even packaged! Just had a little sticker on the outside. I have ridiculous amounts of handmade soap so I didn’t get any of these but I did get a shampoo bar. I have three of them already. I think maybe I should stop buy soap for a while.

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The BF kept telling me I shouldn’t like this. But I’m pretty sure that’s a print of Elizabeth Zimmermann, so I do love it. It was right near the parking garage we were in.

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I love this little bakery. We got some cookies and meringues. I also bought some chocolates which didn’t last long, hence no picture.

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I found that book in a used book store (there are 3? in northampton!) and I may not knit any of the patterns but I love the history behind it. All the sweater patterns are inspired by the styles that an Ohio knitting mill made over the decades. I think it’d make a great coffee table book!

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