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Free Beauty Gift – Julep Code

Here is a free beauty gift Julep Code for you, this is for new Beauty Maven Subscribers. This also makes a great gift that keeps on giving this holiday season!  Enjoy! 🙂

This offer for the Christmas Gift is over but you can become a Julep Maven, take their quiz and receive a customized box. To become a Julep Maven Click here

4-Piece Jingle Bells Welcome Gift Free for New Maven Subscribers
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Photo is representative of the products included, however actual colors and bonus products may vary based on stock availability.

Are your nails ready for the holidays? The new Jingle Bells Welcome Gift from Julep Maven (a $58 value) has you covered – a bit of shine, a bit of sparkle and a top-rated beauty product as a bonus guarantees that you will be ready! Then as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month in addition to plenty more perks!

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more – imagine what you can save on your holiday shopping!
  • A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.

Become a Maven today, Click Here

Disclaimer: This post is a post with an affiliate link in it, I will receive a small compensation as a result of future purchases made from Julep, if you become a Maven. I posted this because I felt to that the subject matter may be of interest to my blog readers and I agreed that this post is reliant to my blog.  The thoughts and opinions are those of the sponsor  and  may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this post were provided by Julep.

Are You An “It Girl,” a “Bombshell” OR???



I am NOT an It Girl or a Bombshell… I am a Classic with a Twist! What are you?

I would love to know your beauty profile! What is cool about this is that I switched once to “Boho Glam” when the mood hit and then back to Classic with a Twist. What I love about this? There are no rules, just fun! From nail polishes to great beauty products, I love the versatility and customizable boxes here. Not like some programs where you are stuck with whatever you are sent.

Have fun, check it out and while your at it get your free box today! (details below)

Julep’s Maven Beauty Box – Fully Customizable & Packed with Value
What's Your Style

Did you know that Julep’s very popular monthly beauty box just got even better? Yes! Maven subscriptions can be customized to fit your style, your likes and your favorites even more now. Each month, Julep Mavens get:

  • A fully customized monthly delivery of over $40 in nail polish and beauty products for $24.99 a month, or just $19.99 a month if you choose for the 3 month option
  • Flexibility to try one of five beauty styles each month or upgrade to get them all
  • 20% off and free shipping on other products at
  • Exclusive access to the Secret Store each month
  • Early notification about special promotions like Mystery Boxes, Gift with Purchase sets and more

Julep Maven Subscription - first box free

Not sure you want to be a Maven yet or know what style you are? Take the Maven Style Quiz and then use the code FREEBOX to get your first box free. You will be charged $2.99 for shipping and you are signing up for the monthly subscription service, however you can cancel at any time by simply contacting Julep Customer Service.

Become a Maven today!


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New Nautical Nails Box – Freebie

Perfect for Summer – New Maven Subscribers Get the Nautical by Nature Welcome Box Free
I know how some of you may remember that I joined Julep back in December and I still love their polishes as well as their skincare and makeup items. Here I have a special deal for you if you enjoyed my recent post with my 4th of July “Wonder Woman” nails in it, here is your chance to get the perfect polishes for the colors I used. The only thing you’d need to hunt down is the silver stars for nails, sorry I do not recall where I picked them up years ago. And like me, instead of this light blue, you can use white polish (use the kind that is made for french manicures).
Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box
Hello Summer!! If you have been curious about the Julep Maven Beauty Box or have been waiting for just the right time to become a Maven, now is your opportunity! Right now, new Maven subscribers can get a Nautical inspired welcome box that includes 3 beautiful, bright nail colors plus two of our most loved products – a 5-piece set, valued at $80 – for free when you sign up for Julep Maven.

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber include:

  • A fully customizable box of limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations delivered to your door each month
  • $40+ of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month or save $15 by choosing the 3 month pre-paid option
  • Free shipping and 20% off on all day, everyday

These Nautical by Nature Welcome Boxes are here for a limited time and they are an exceptional value! Become a Maven today and don’t forget to use the code SHIPSHAPE to get your own Limited Edition Nautical by Nature Welcome Box for FREE – just pay $2.99 for shipping.


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Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes – Do they work? – Review & Giveaway

Hi all, I was so impressed with the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, thanks to my sponsor Christen, I have now joined her in selling this wonderful product… please feel free to use my link to get yours… the rest of the links on this page belong to Christen, after all she sponsored the review below, here is my link:

Hi there friends, today I want to share with you Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes! I was so excited when I came across, quite by accident, someone talking about Fiber Lashes online. Until then I had never heard of fiber lashes. I read through the comments just to test the waters and see what others were saying and as I continued then to read the comments, I was fortunate enough to find someone looking for a blog review of another brand of fiber lashes! I figured that I was just that blogger that she was looking for, and took a chance looking her up and then writing her an email. And the rest, as they say, is history!

(added May 31)- At the end of this post there will be a special freebie with order, continue reading to learn more.

Now, I may have never heard of Fiber Lashes before, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t stumbled upon them from time to time, unknowingly. As a matter of fact about a month ago my husband took me to our favorite burger place and the lady behind the counter had the most lovely long lashes! The length of these lashes were unreal! I spoke up, I couldn’t help myself, “wow, did you have lash extensions done?” “No,” she replied. “Wow, your lashes, you are so lucky” I said. Yet staring at her lashes (with a skeptical eye and that of a Cosmetologist) not only were her lashes longer than long, but some of the “lashes” looked slightly off, so I was sure she’d done something. But I wasn’t sure what she’d done to get such a beautiful look. I really have to tell you that, at first glance, the lashes were very impressive indeed and I at first thought she had extensions or some marvelously naturally scattered lengths of, a never seen before, false strip lashes on.

I really respect that she has a filter for such things, and didn’t tell me what her magic trick was for those glorious lashes. I, on the other hand, lack that filter and, now that I have figured out her trick, I am not afraid of telling anyone that I am using fiber lashes! Guess that’s why blogging reviews works so well for me, I love to share! lol

after and before from youinque fiberlash product pgSo once again we are in Lash Territory, lets go over a few tid bits that I mentioned in a recent post:

My Mother used to brag to people about how long my lashes were. However my eyes have always been hooded (dare I say it seems to get worse with age?). No matter how long my lashes are, I never felt happy with their length as the hooded eyelids hid them a lot.

In the past I tried false eye lashes, the strip lashes and the little groups of individual lashes that are supposed to stay on for weeks. The strip lashes, being applied to my oily eyelids (right next to my lashes) never stayed on well… and the little groups of eyelashes that come with a special adhesive that is to sort of glue the little groups right onto the eyelashes were both hard to put on and when they were on, these hooded eye lids of mine got so irritated from the adhesive scraping at the lids, that I took those puppies off as soon as I could with my eye cream.

Others could have problems with the Lash lengthening options above:

From the lashes being made of certain materials that can harbor bacteria especially any of the non natural lashes like the poly-nylon blend lashes (from something I read a while back) there are spaces within the fibers that hold in moisture and can grow harmful bacteria. The glues too can cause allergic reactions, some are not ment for on the skin, true enough, but consider the hooded eyelids out there that do touch, even the cured glues… allergies can run from rashes to loss of eyelashes.

Speaking of loss of eyelashes, there is a strain on the natural lashes that you have when your own lashes get to their optimal length, add on even the tiniest amount of glue and some extensions and you do run the risk of starting to lose your own lashes as well…did you know that it takes about 7 to 8 weeks for your lashes to grow back. And if you do have extensions, it is also extremely expensive to keep up monthly.

3d fiberlashes outside hardcase3d fiberlashes inside hardcaseMoonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes:

Along came my email from Christen, a Younique Presenter (see her page), and sure enough she was still interested in having a review of this product! Yay… I waited just a little while for the mail to arrive and found that they took no time at all to arrive. I was so excited that had to open the envelope right away, after admiring the cute hardcover case and looking inside the case at my newest product to test, I read the documentation that came with it.

Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, I learned, that the fibers are made from 100% Natural Green Tea Fibers! Pretty Cool!

I decided to do a test and use regular mascara on one eye and the Moonstruck 3D Fiber lashes on the other eye… I decided that I would walk around like a freak for the day with just one set of eyelashes with the product on it.

Mariah eyes closeup 3d fiber lashesI experienced rain that day and walked around with it on that one eye, I also did sweat that day (oh wait we women don’t sweat we glow!) and still no sign of the 3d lashes coming off or the dark mascara like coating coming off giving me raccoon eyes. And my regular mascara was causing a bit of a bad look though by the end of that hot, then rainy day… I had mascara above and below that eye while the 3D Fiber Lashes still remained looking gorgeous and fresh.

How simple are the 3D Fiber Lashes to put on?

Very simple, it’s like putting on mascara, just a quick 4 coats in all:

Moonstruck 3D Lashes see those wonderful natural fibers1st Apply your regular mascara

2nd Apply the Transplanting Gel on the lashes

3rd Apply the fibers onto the lashes, doing this before the Transplanting Gel has a chance to dry.

(this is where I recommend that you use  your lash brush, on these Fiber Lashes)

4th Apply the Transplanting Gel to the lashes to seal the fibers onto your lashes.

5th, sigh as you look in the mirror and realize how lovely your lashes look, long and up to 300 times thicker and longer lashes.

Feel free to use your lash comb at any point in this application if you wish… it’s all good. Just remember if you are going to curl, curl those peepers before step 1 and that’s it! 🙂

Now you can go out, flutter your eyelashes and enjoy, with no worries at all, all day and all evening long.


When it comes to removing the fiber lashes, I used just my facial cleanser, but I’ve found that I prefer to take them off first with soap and water then follow up with my cream facial cleanser as I use it on my whole face. *When working cleanser (or anything into the eye area remember to use light touches and your “facial fingers” (the middle finger and the finger next to your pinky).

After removing my fiber lashes, from Younique, I have found that my lashes feel softer than soft. The ingredients in the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes seem to have helped the condition of my eyelashes as well, time will tell as I use it over time.

The fibers scared me one day when I went to put them on and some of the fibers fell into the sink, I wasn’t sure what sort of fuzzy insect it was, then I realized what I was seeing. I picked them up and felt them, they feel like silk! Again these are made of 100% Green Tea Fibers, who would have thought they would be so delicate, fine and soft? And even with the transplanting gel sealing the tops of these lashes, I didn’t feel that stiffness that I feel with mascara.

I do admit that I need a better, wider toothed lash brush (if they exist). The typical lash brushes never get between my lashes, just like this head of hair of mine (I’ve been told it’s so much that it should be on at least 2 people) my lashes grow thick (though they are super fine). Your results, will most likely be different than mine, but me? I am just as pleased at having my lashes super-thick and extended out. Hey and I can tell you that my husband seems to love them, and the things that I can say now with my eyes in these fiber lashes are magnified… “flutter flutter”. Lol

mariah in full makeup with 3d fiber lashes
Hubby captured a picture of me with my Fiber Lashes on and full makeup… he said he’d take me out to dinner. Awe shucks, it never happened, but I did go around and show my neighbors the look! They seem to all want this 3D Fiber Lashes for themselves now. 🙂

Easy Peesy! I love these fiber lashes so much that I want the whole world to know about them. I even want to do a show and tell for my beautiful Asian Dentist, who pays to have her lashes done (and once said to me said “OMG, you have Asian Eyes,”)… who knows, perhaps she would love the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes too. And I just know that anyone would feel great about saving a ton of money!

Don’t be fooled folks by product names, I’ve seen a few big companies say “Fiber” in their mascaras, this is NOT (I repeat) NOT the same! These cheap brands I’ve seen are one step mascara. They are not what you would expect and the fibers, if they are in there would be all mashed up together and only serve the purpose to thicken lashes and coat them with mascara. This is a two step process, and when you find some with two step processes (As I’ve seen since discovering these wonderful fiber lashes) these from Younique are the only ones that I’ve seen the fibers to be all natural. And the only ones that I’ve seen out there that look like they may work are almost double this price, yet I didn’t see them freely sharing their ingredients… I would almost bet that they are not natural fiber for those fiber lashes either!

I wish to thank Christen for allowing me the honor and great experience with the Moonstuck 3D Fiber Lashes, as you know I am so very in LOVE with them, they are a great addition to my beauty arsenal! I would love it, if someday Younique would make these in a brown or better yet an Auburn so it would go more with an every day look for folks like me (Gingers) or those with lighter colored hair… but I must admit, I’ve been using this for my every day look and I am loving it, even bare faced! 🙂

Now is you chance to try Younique’s Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes for yourself or give it to a loved one please, just give it to that person as a “Happy Happy” (my Father’s saying, basically meaning “a gift just because”) because they’d never forgive you for holding out on giving them this great prize! Trust me on this!

One of you will win your own Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, thanks to Christen’s Generosity!

Added May 31, 2014: FREEBIE!!! I just received an announcement from Christen and wanted to share this with you all!

“I will be giving away a free eyeshadow pigment with each order of the 3D Lash Mascara.
Yes ma’am! That is correct! With each order of 3D Mascara… You get a free pigment of you’re choice!” ~ Christen

Woot Woot, go get your order in now friends while Christen is feeling so very generous with you all! Yay! Thank you Christen!

Please share this Special Deal with your Friends:

#Win– Special #Sale just added to the 3D Fiber Lash Review and #Giveaway#FREEBIE with each Order! #beauty

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Younique and me.

Free Simulated Diamond Earrings for my Readers

Hi all I would like to extend to you all a special offer of Free Simulated Diamond Earrings! Yes free from my wonderful friends at! The Cubic Zirconia Earrings are in a set (one for each ear, just in case their was any doubt) they are 6mm in size (that translates out to .2 inches, so almost a quarter inch wide), the posts are made of Sterling Silver.

darcus tori logoWhat is the catch?

CZ earrings free side viewYou pay shipping and handling, don’t fear they have a calculator there for the cost, for one pair the shipping and handling charge for me will be $5.95 and I can add on optional insurance to the order for an additional $1.10.

And there is a limit of 3 orders per household, I may try to squeeze out enough from the debit card (and hubby) to order 3, that would only run me $13.85 and the insurance (if I chose to do it) would run me an additional $1.10 (again). 🙂

CZ earrings free front viewNot bad have a few little gifts to sock away for birthdays, holidays and special occasions. You may know by now that I like to keep a special box with gift items stashed away in it for such times as I need a little extra gift for someone. Well, why don’t you start a gift box too? I learned this habit from my Mother, when I was younger she had a box of gifts stored up in the attic for gift giving and for when us kids were invited to birthday parties. It was such a great idea, that I started doing the same myself and I continue on today. Hey I gave a cute little blinged out character key chain that I to a neighbor who invited us over to her house for an Easter Sunday Party this year, it was nice to have a hostess gift all ready in my house waiting for the prefect time for gifting. So why not go over and pick up not just one, but all three Simulated Diamond Earrings so you can start up or add to your gift box.

Now here are the details:

Take 100% Off DarcusTori’s Flawless Diamond Stud Earrings
Use coupon Code 0704.
Limit 3 per order please.
Follow this link to the earring page.


This page is not sponsored nor have I received anything to review or for free to post this and I am not an affiliate with this company. This is just another deal that I could not keep all to myself and simply felt I had to share with you all.