My First Memebox Order!

Thanks to Beeju‘s great reviews, I finally decided to go for my very first Memebox!  Memebox is a one-time skincare and makeup box focusing on Korean brands.  They have a huge variety of boxes, some targeting a certain concern (e.g. oily skin), some with a theme (coffee), and some that are ‘best of ____’ sets.  To check out all of their available boxes (some sell out really quickly) click here to go to their website (but first, scroll down this page for discount codes!).

I opted for a two box combo, the Scrub Box + Tea Cosmetics.  Of course, exfoliating is an essential step to glowing skin, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE tea, so these look like they’re going to be the perfect boxes for me.



Together these boxes cost USD $52.00 + $6.99 for shipping.  I can’t wait to share my unboxing with you when they arrive!

To get a discount on your Memebox, click here and use code:

AFFILIATE-8507-16WKW-QBRS for $5 off $100

AFFILIATE-8625-BUHXP-EDWV for $10 off $150


Graze: Fourth of July Edition

Look at what the cat dragged in (and by cat I mean mailman, although if my cat fetched this for me I would be pretty impressed):

The most epic box design in Graze history.

Yes, I know it’s not 4th of July anymore, but do I love this box design.  Will there be a day when people will covet these special edition boxes for collection?  Just me?  Ok, well.  Let’s take a look inside.


Over at Graze, they call each portion of snacks a “punnet.”  I love that the snacks are individually packed, as it encourages me to grab-and-go.   I received a “nibblebox,” the original box that draws from “over 90 of the tastiest nibbles” in the Graze kitchens.  They also offer a “caloriecounterbox” which only selects snacks that are under 150 calories.

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Each box comes with a little leaflet that tells you the nutritional information for the four included snacks.

I started getting hooked on Graze while I was finishing up my graduate degree and going crazy because I was hungry and stressed all the time.  It was really fun and convenient to get some healthy and tasty snacks every week without having to make a lot of effort.  So far, my absolute favourite snacks are “toffee apple” (chewy dried granny smiths with a toffee dipping sauce) and chocolate pecan pie (an assortment of fudge, chopped dates and pecan nuts).

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I’m especially excited to try this one!!

Oh and if this post has made you hungry, head on over to Graze.  Use the code EVAL7Z6PP when you sign up and get your first box FREE, on me.  ;D

Julep Maven Bombshell

According to the dictionary, the word “maven” comes from the Yiddish word meyvn, meaning “one who understands.”  Sure, I understand – what it means to be a product junkie.  Because when you need your fix mailed to you every month, you are seriously addicted.

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My very first box from some months ago.

It may seem weird that out of all the beauty themed subscription boxes out there (Birchbox anyone?), I am hooked on Julep, one of the more niche subscriptions as it focuses on a single brand of nail color and care.  Why?    It might be their veeery pretty boxes and easy to use website, but I’m not going to lie – it’s definitely because I can reliably count on their products to kick ass most of the time.  There’s no such thing as returning the things you don’t like when you hop on the subscription box train, and with Julep, I really don’t feel like I need to.   I’ve been a Maven for something like half a year, with no plans to stop.

I love nails because it’s a pop of color that lasts longer than makeup or accessories.  I use my nail color and design as a sort of personal mood setter each week.  Happy to see the sun?  Splash on some canary yellow.  Need to get down to business?  Switch to a vampy plum.  Plus, it’s a relaxing ritual to take care of my nails as I watch TV.

I’ve already forgotten exactly which colors Julep sent me in my first Maven box because I now own so many Julep polishes (needless to say, they were so great that I wanted more).  As for the Might Nail & Cuticle Serum, I have finished the entire tube completely!  Thank god I have more boxes coming… did someone say “reorder?”

Stay tuned for box reveals as they come. 😉  Want to check out Julep for yourself?  Click here for your first box, free!