it’s Monday! #RainbowHoneyMysteryBag and Taste Trunk Gourmet Mini-Reviews

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I have been battling a bitter butter battle (ok not really) with carpal tunnel this week. It’s out of control! I have a few reviews to get up today, let’s all cross our fingers they aren’t just pictures! Because for the first several hours I’m awake I cannot feel my hand. It’s a swelling/pregnancy thing and it should go away sometime after giving birth. Hopefully right away.

I’m starting to get boxes at my temporary UPS mailbox. It’s exciting. So I’ll have a bunch to review as soon as we get to PA. YAY.

Did you see the new  Honest Company crib? And dresser changer? Must have!

I signed my daughter up for soccer yesterday! I have no idea where the best place is to shop for everything. Dick’s Sporting Goods? Somewhere else? As always I am looking for the best deal! I’m also thinking about signing E up for gymnastics. I think he’d like it. Our new town has all sorts of preschool programs like get messy, stomp in the mud, and that is SO not him. He’ll come inside to get a wipe for a slightly muddy rainboot. He’s a particular guy!

And I’m just shopping like Mad – Gap Sale, Old Navy Sale, Gymboree Sale. Everything. We packed the kids’ clothes on Saturday and half of them got removed because they were too small. If you haven’t heard about the gap sale use Ebates and then code GAPEBATES and then you can also earn gap cash. It’s the only time i ever shop at the gap!

I will be happy with any of these! I don’t know how “fall” they are but I LOVE THEM! Social Bliss August Box Spoiler.

I’ve seen a ton of sales for the Dyson DC59 lately and if you didn’t see my review of it (I lovvvveeeeeee my vacuum!) you can check it out here: dc59 motorhead review. It really is the BEST cordless vacuum! They have it at Costco!

Monday Mini Reviews!

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August Taste Trunk Gourmet Review


What an awesome box. We loved everything.

  • Shemp’s Hot Ketchup
  • Rustic Bakery Tart Cherry Crostini
  • Chianti Red Wine Salami
  • Apple Spice Pancake Mix
  • Miners Mix OMGarlic!

I am wild about hot ketchup, so this box was automatically a win. I also love salami (saving for post-pregnancy) and the crostini was perfect with strawberry cream cheese. Pancakes are for next week’s camping trip and the OMGarlic is awesome and totally makes a ton!

  • Taste Trunk: Taste Trunk offers 4 different monthly trunks: Gourmet, Sweet, Health, and BBQ. Each trunk has 5-10 products. Cost: $36/month. See all my Taste Trunk Reviews!

August Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag ReviewIMG_4179

  • Royal Fruits Cuticle Balm
  • Summer Juice Body Splash
  • Royal Fruits Eau de Parfum Rollerball
  • Royal Fruits scented Top Coat
  • 488nm
  • Modern Hearts

I was totally devastated by this bag. I had a really crap day on Saturday and expected this bag to make me smile. It didn’t. I don’t understand the monthly cuticle balm & rollerball in the weird scents. At least my daughter liked the body splash. I expected glitters and I got one great glitter, a blue from an upcoming 2015 collection that I assure you should have been in a 2014 collection (because I have about 50 copies of this color already from this year), and a scented topcoat. I canceled.

  • Rainbow Honey: Each Mystery Bag has sneak peeks and previews of new lacquers, unreleased samples of future collections and exciting new products made by the Rainbow Honey Lab! Cost: $10 per month. See all my Rainbow Honey Reviews!

Have an awesome week, Happy Monday!

Julep Beauty Inc.


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  • Diana Garza

    The crib and dresser are gorgeous!
    Also, the apple spice pancake mix – YUM!!!

  • Boombutt

    I cancelled Rainbow Honey too. I would rather have another nail polish instead of all the fragrance themed items that they include.

    • Brandy

      ditto! they just don’t smell right to me and since they are the same items (at least 2 of them are) monthly it didn’t seem worth it. for $12.95 send me 4 minis and be done with it.

  • jvergin

    I do love that pink glitter. And that crib is adorable!

    • Brandy

      yeah i am obviously of the opinion that it should all be glitter!


    FINALLY Taste Trunk did not include “CC Made” items!!!

    • Brandy

      i think i only got it in this box and maybe one other? because i always get the gourmet, not the sweets box!


        Good idea… The Sweets Box has “CC Made” every month, I swear! The Gourmet box looks like a better option… I might have to give them another whirl!

        • Brandy

          i wouldn’t doubt that it does. the gourmet box is good if you like to have sauces and make dips etc. this is my 13th box i think? i cannot wait to bust into that hot ketchup! i would have already if we weren’t moving but we have to be good.


            Now you have something to look forward to when you’re settled it!