Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MY NEW ADVENTURE: ORIGAMI OWL

Have you ever heard of Origami Owl? Well I was introduced to the company earlier this year when my sister-in-law invited me to a party. Yes it's a direct-sales company (a home-party company). Anyway after going to the party, I really fell in love with it. The main product the company is known for is their Living Lockets. It's a locket, that you can see what's in it rather than hide what's inside. 

Here are some examples:





My sister recently became a Designer and she asked me to have a party. After I did, and I saw how excited all my co-workers were with their necklaces, I decided it was the company for me and signed up. Now it's not only something I love, but it's also giving my sister and I something to do together. We have big plans for next spring/summer to do some craft shows together. I can't wait.

Is Origami Owl something that you might be interested in? If so, you can check out my website to see what it's all about. It's www.juliekimbro.origamiowl.com or you can check out my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OrigamiOwlJulieKimbroIndependentDesigner , if you have any other questions, you can always e-mail me at juliekimbro87@gmail.com.

They will be having Black Friday specials, so definitely check it out!!


Friday, October 24, 2014

MY THOUGHTS ON GLAMBOT

I'm so sorry for the delay of this post. I recently took up a new hobby called crochet, and it's taken over my life! Has this ever happened to you?

Anyway, I finally got a shipping label from Glambot and shipped my products off. I ended up only sending 9 products, because after bubble wrapping them, I couldn't fit them all in. 

I sent:

Urban Decay Peacock Palette - Used only a few times
Urban Decay Vegan Palette - Maybe used once
Stila In the Moment Palette(with eyeliner) - Used only a few times
Stila In the Garden Palette (with eyeliner) - Used only a few times
Benefit Highbeam - New
Benefit Lipstick in Oh Currant - New
Benefit Stay Flawless Primer - Used only a few times
Nars Orgasm Cream Stick - New
MAC Beauty Powder in Pretty Baby - Used only a few times

Here's what Glambot replied:


Thank you for your interest in selling to Glambot.  Lately, we've had a surge in sell requests, so we're very grateful for your understanding and patience! 
Please review the following and respond with your desired option: 
1)  A friendly reminder there is a 10 item minimum to sell. 
2)  The Benefit Lipstick in Oh Currant was dislodged at it's base. 



Your Offer:
Option 1: $50 Cash
Option 2: $75 Glambucks (spending credit)
Option 3: 50/50 Distribution of Each


What I chose:

I ended up selecting the $50 cash because when I went on their website to search for some new products to buy, I couldn't find anything I really wanted. I know that they get in new stuff all the time, but I just decided to take the cash and put it my savings. I know...how boring!

What I think:

I honestly think the amount was a bit low, but they were all products I NEVER use and would probably just end up giving away at some point anyway. At least I recouped a little of my money. Most of these items I got either super cheap, in a value kit, or for for free. I think the only item I actually paid anywhere near full price was the Benefit Stay Flawless primer (which I hated!!).

Should you send you makeup to Glambot:

I definitely think that if you're like me and don't really care about the makeup you send or if you plan to give it away, you might as well get something for it. The offer may not be what you spent or what it's worth, but if it's just sitting there going bad, you might as well.

If you think Glambot is for you, here's a link to the website.

Friday, September 5, 2014

AUGUST LIP MONTHLY BAG

Lip Monthly is a company totally new to me. I haven't seen too many people talk about the company. However, the ones that I have seen talk about it have negative things to say. Most people would stay away from a company that sends out lip products from 2008 (Mary-Kate and Ashley lip glosses), I on the other hand dive right in. I really just wanted to see if it was as bad as people were saying. I mean the concept is great, 4-5 lip products in each bag for $10.00 a month. It sounds like a steal. Especially when you can get your first bag for $6.99. 

So here is what was in my first Lip Monthly bag.








When I first opened the bag I was terribly disappointed, because 3 of the 5 products were from the same company (a company I have never heard of, with drugstore prices). I was still pretty disappointed until I swatched the products. I have to say that after swatching them that I am not as disappointed. I'm pretty pumped about the Pixi shadow pen because I love stick cream shadows! Still, I cancelled my subscription from Lip Monthly after just this one bag because I feel like they need more time to grow, and I don't want to waste my time waiting for that to happen. I need variety in my subscription bags. 

For $6.99 I would say try it out, see what you think. It was definitely better than my Ipsy bag, and cheaper!

<3 Julie

Thursday, September 4, 2014

AUGUST IPSY BAG

I'm super late getting this up, but August has been a hectic month. Has it been one for you too?


This has got to be the worst Ipsy bag I've ever received! 
The only thing I even like is the Urban Decay mascara, but the sample is tiny. Luckily I got another sample of it, so I can try it out for a bit. 
The lip balm would be nice if I liked apple scents. 
The primer is decent, I'll try it, but I don't wear primers normally which is what I tell Ipsy every time I take a stupid quiz. 
The eyeliner is too tiny to even try. I throw my eyeliners out when they get that small. This one is starting out that small. RIDICULOUS! 
I don't even want to get started on the blushes, but seriously who uses a blush brush that small? I would definitely have preferred to get one blush that what twice the size.


Ipsy better step up their game, or they will be OUT!

Do you get Ipsy? What were your thoughts? Am I being too hard on Ipsy?

<3 Julie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HAVE YOU HEARD OF GLAMBOT? BUY HIGH END MAKEUP AT A DISCOUNT OR SELL YOUR USED MAKEUP!

So a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the site GLAMBOT and I wanted to see if anyone else has heard of/used this website. I saw a couple YouTube videos after searching and the videos seemed to have a positive outlook on Glambot. So I'm going to give it a go myself.

Here's what it's all about. It's a website where you can sell your new or USED high end makeup...I'll give you a minute to process.........I was beyond thrilled with the idea of this site. Who (in the beauty world) doesn't have makeup just laying around that they don't use anymore. I know I have a ton. I'm NOT one of those girls that will return something to Sephora after using it for a couple weeks. I wish I was because I would have a lot let useless makeup laying around. Anyway, I went through some of my makeup and pulled out some items from brands that they currently buy.

Here's what I'm sending them.


I will make a post after I get the buying offer from Glambot and let you know what all this is valued at and how my experience went!

Want to sell your makeup too?
Go to Glambot.
Go to the SELL tab and request a shipping label.
Check to see which brand they are currently buying.
Package your stuff up and ship it.
Once glambot receives your package they will send you an offer.
You can either accept the offer or you can pay for them to send the makeup back to you.
It's that simple!


<3 Julie

Sunday, August 10, 2014

INFLUENSTER AVEENO VOXBOX

I recently received the Aveeno Voxbox from Influenster. 

Influenster is a company that sends out products (for free) to influential people (Bloggers, YouTubers, ect.). You don't have to even have a large following to qualify for review programs. The other important aspect of influenster is the reviews. It's a great place to go to look for reviews on products you are interested in trying. If you want to qualify for a review program, you need to be active on the site (writing reviews, asking questions, participating in surveys, ect.). You are not guaranteed to qualify, but the more you participate on Influenster, the better your chance.



In my Voxbox, I received the Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector. I was super excited about getting this item. I have some dark spots on my face, as well as some old acne spots, and some cheek redness. 


This product smells great, and it feels really good on the skin. It feels almost cooling. I have to be honest though, I haven't seen much of a difference in my skin. I think the main problem is that my expectations were way too high. I've never tried a tone correcting product so I didn't know what to expect other than what the product claims. I've seen a bit of a difference in a couple of my dark spots, but not much else. I plan to keep using it to see if with more time there is more of a change.

I think that if you have minor skin issues that this product may work for you. I would definitely say give it a try.

<3 Julie

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

HAUL

I did a little shopping recently and got some good buys that I wanted to share. I went to Ulta, mostly because I had got an email to get a free deluxe sample of the new Urban Decay Perversion mascara, but of course that's not all I left with.


Pretty much everything I bought was buy one get on 50% off with the exception of the Essence express dry drops. If you haven't heard of these before, you need to look next time you're in Ulta. These drops are amazing. They dry your nail polish in seconds, and this bottle only costs around $2.

I have heard a lot of good things about the Not Your Mother's Beach Babe line, and have like everything I've tried from the other lines, so I thought I would give this line a try. I haven't tried it yet, but can do a review if I really love it. 

I've tried a lot of products from the Organix line, and have liked most of them, but this shampoo and conditioner are amazing! I absolutely love the scent of these. That is basically the only reason I purchased, because I already have 3 sets of shampoo and conditioner currently in my shower. 


I went in to Nordstrom Rack (my absolute favorite store) and picked up a few goodies! The eyeshadow is just a single insert eyeshadow for some type of pallet. I plan just to depot it into one of my empty pallets. It was on clearance for $1.97, and who can't use another champagne eyeshadow! 

   Then I found this simple silver hoops from TOPSHOP on clearance for $2.97 from $16.00, so of course I had to get those.

My final buy was a total impulse buy. It's a Kate Spade bow necklace that was marked down to $35.00. Normally I wouldn't spend that much on a necklace, but I have been wanting a Kate Spade necklace for the longest time, but can't justify the normally $70 price tag. I have been wearing this necklace pretty much non stop, so I'm totally getting my money's worth out of it!



<3 Julie