Friday, October 25, 2013

Become a Maven.

I like new stuff.

I like free stuff.

I also like cheap stuff.

I also like new, really good quality stuff at cheap prices.

Enter . . . Julep's Become a Maven program.

A couple weeks ago, I became a Maven. So, yes, please address me as Maven Angela from now on, thank you.

But I digress (as I often do). . .

Are you familiar with Julep? No?

The gist of Julep's Maven program is this: You are given exclusive access to new color! Each month they hand-pick trendsetting new nail colors, cult faves and cutting-edge beauty products that are just right for you and send them to you in a set. These are full-sized products at a discounted price. Commitment shy? No problem. You decide how often to receive your Julep Maven box, and you can cancel at any time. It's fun to get new FULL SIZE products in the mail, no? And when the products are quality, that's even better!

PLUS! Right now if you join the Julep Beauty Maven subscription program like I did, you can get your first box free (plus $3.99 s/h) if you use the code: FREEBOX at checkout! (expires 12/13/13). It works, that's what I did!

PLUS PLUS! If you're interested in receiving an additional 4% cash back on that box through Ebates click here.

I'm really excited to get a box each month with new things to try! And if I ever decide I don't want to do it, I can cancel. How great!

So about a week after becoming a Maven I received my first Maven box - complete with black confetti! . . . it's the small things that make me happy!

Here's what all was inside:
• Mint Condition Pedi Creme
• Nail Moisture Mask
• Julep nail polish ("Courtney - Boho Glam")
• Julep nail polish ("Marion - It Girl")

So far, I've used the pedi creme and the Marion nail polish. This polish is legit, yo. Here's a picture of my nails TODAY, nails I painted on Monday! No chips, even after 2 pool visits on vacation this week.

Why am I telling you about this, you ask? Well it's because a few days after I'd signed up to be a Maven, I got an email telling me that they accidentally sent me TWO of these Maven boxes. So, I've decided to share the extra one with one of my readers!

Hey, that's you!

One of my lucky readers will received the extra Maven box - unopened, with the four items listed above - in their mailbox from me. 

Here's how to enter:
Each reader can enter 4 ways. It's really very simple. Leave a comment here on this post according to the options below and receive an entry each time!
***EACH COMMENT is an entry, so be sure to comment separately for each task you complete! ***
1. Go here to the Julep site, take the style profile (it's really quick). Come back and leave a comment here telling me what style Maven you are. (Like: I'm "Boho Glam").  - RECEIVE ONE ENTRY!
Additional entries: 
2. Click here to "like" Don't Worry. Be Happy. Keep Learning. on Facebook, then comment here telling me you LIKE DWBHKL on Facebook - RECEIVE ANOTHER ENTRY!

3. Once you've "liked" my page on Facebook, SHARE my status about this giveaway on Facebook (I just love it when people share) then comment here telling me you shared my status. - RECEIVE ANOTHER ENTRY!

4. Click here to "like" Julep on Facebook then comment here telling you like them on Facebook. - RECEIVE ANOTHER ENTRY!

Be sure to read the rules below to be completely eligible. It's not too complicated, I promise.

I can't wait to send this gift set off to one of you! Now, go like, share and comment to be entered to win! You've got a week to get it done! But I'd recommend doing it today!

-------------------------- the fine print & very important schtuff --------------------------

1. All blog comments MUST include your email address in the comment, so I can contact you if you win. If you don't provide an email address, you're not eligible.

2. You must provide at least a first name (no anonymous commenters, please)

3. I will use a random draw generator to choose the winner on November 1, 2013. If you are the winner, I will email you to get your address for mailing this box of awesome to you.

4. There is no cost to enter.

5. There is no obligation to purchase anything from Julep to enter.

6. I am not being paid by Julep in any way to offer this giveaway. I'm just being nice with my extra box they sent me.

7. Thank you for being a reader. I value your visit.


Happy Styling!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lamp revamp and such.

I haven't begun nesting yet. At least I don't think I have.

However, there are little "projects" around my house that I've been checking off my list.

One project that I've been meaning to do is spray paint some lamps. There's this one lamp in our living room that I've had a few years but never loved the GOLD. Not my style.

I removed the finial and shade. Then, I grabbed a can of spray paint and went to work.

First I taped off the part of the lamp that I wanted to save. You can't see it in any pictures, but I do like the reddish color on the top portion of the base, so I decided to keep it.

Then I sprayed it down using a metallic spray paint.

I used a cardboard box under the lamp in our garage, because it was raining. But in hindsight, I'd recommend using a larger piece of cardboard or doing it outside. I sort of left a mark on the garage floor. Oh well, character!!

I love how the lamp turned out. Even my hubby said he prefers the new color over the old gold.

And looking at the side by side of how it used to look, I like it even more!

While I was painting that lamp, I decided to spray a lamp I've had just sitting around (shade-less) that I plan to work into the baby room. I don't have a shade yet (so I won't show you the finished product) but it's one less thing to paint later. Plus, I just love this pewter color metallic spray paint!

Another small item on my to-do list was creating a bumper-like something or other for behind our trash can. I didn't take a before picture, but let's just say our trash can lid was tearing up the drywall behind it. Every time the trash can got scooted back against the wall the lid scraped against the paint. Over the last 9 months in our home, we had created quite the impression on said wall. So, I painted a piece of scrap wood and screwed it into the wall.

Now, if it scrapes the wood, I can just paint over it and our wall is saved.

I also cleaned out an old powder foundation container to use as safety pin storage. The plastic insert that sifts the power is easy to pop out and toss. The rest just needed a good clean.

It goes right into our "junk" drawer but it has a screw cap that keeps the pins secure.

I know these are all such little fixes, but they are 3 things checked off my ever-growing to-do list. It feels good to have a couple small projects finished!

Happy Day!

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