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Sample Society February 2015 Get Ready

Sample Society closed in 2015. The Allure Beauty Box launched the same year. When these boxes were released Beautybar handled management.

After seeing the strength of the December 2014 and January 2015 boxes, I decided to resubscribe to Sample Society.  The January one did not have an overly high value, but it did have items I was extremely interested in.  I ordered those boxes separately from Beautybar and wrote about them here.  One of my favorite things about Beautybar is it releases additional boxes that do not fully sell out to subscribers on the site, so if you miss a great box or want to get another for any reason, you can just order it after the fact. I knew that we were getting a Strivectin serum sample in the box and as a Strivetcin fan, I was excited for that.  Some mistakenly got one in their January 2015 box, but they had already removed them by the time I ordered.  No worries, because it did arrive safe and sound in my February box along with other items of course. Continue reading

SAKS Fifth Avenue $50 off a $200 Beauty Purchase, and a Sample Filled Tote

February 18th started like any other day.  My beautiful niece, Sammy, had been in the hospital since the 16th.  Prior to the 16th no one knew anything was wrong with her.  She woke up with swollen limbs, and my sister rushed her to the hospital to find out why.  For two days, the doctors told my sister that her daughter’s heart condition was beyond repair.  From one hospital to the next, my sister was in search of a better trained hospital and a more favorable prognosis.

Every time my sister told me there was no hope, I refused to believe it.  Some might say I was in denial.  After all, she was healthy or so I thought.  I prayed constantly and asked my friends to do the same.  There were leagues of people praying for one little girl to overcome her ailments.

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Julep January 2015 Birthstone and a Nail Polish Challenge

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My hands are not the best, so I have a love/hate relationship with nail polish. On the one hand (sorry that I could not help the pun), unkempt hands get ignored. That way, no one notices them. At the same time, all hands look better with a nice manicure and a little polish. Yes, more people will notice them, but at least they will look as good as they can. So, I invite all of you on my journey to keep my rough, man-hands polished as much as possible. I’ve joined a nail polish challenge and plan to paint my nails at least once a week for the remainder of 2015.

Nail polish Saturday will be my new “thing.” I started collecting nail polish in May 2013. Prior to that, I only owned a couple of older bottles that I tossed when my new collection started. That means my current collection is all less than two years old with some being very near the two year mark and others that just arrived today. My newest haul from Julep just came in with two polishes and a plush pout. Of course, I will always swatch new items for you.

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