November Julep Maven Box

This post is LATE! I received my November Julep Maven box a little over a week ago, but I am only now getting this post up.

This month, I selected the Boho Glam box (my usual), and received two matte suede finish polishes, body frosting, and a few “one-time use” nail polish remover pads. Nora is a dark silver/purple mix while Amber is a warm copper color. Matte suede polishes are like matte polishes except they have a little glitter in them.

These polishes dry quickly, which is my favorite thing about them. I tried out this polish using Essie Matte About You topcoat and they worked well together. You do not need the matte topcoat to get the full effect of the polish, but I thought it would help seal the nails without using regular topcoat that is too glossy.

Nothing to say about the body frosting since I haven’t opened it yet. I’m sure it smells nice though, I love the smell of grapefruit.

Has anyone else tried out matte finish polishes or matte suede polishes–what are your thoughts on them? Anyone else a Julep Maven?

Target + Neiman Marcus Collection – Holiday 2012

It’s not exactly news anymore that Neiman Marcus and Target have partnered up with many top designers for a collaboration this holiday season (unless you have been living under a rock), but I’m nevertheless extremely (I mean this) excited to see all the items Target stores will have. Come December 1st, I’ll be one of those ladies fighting to get my hands on the merchandise.

What I like about this collaboration is that they have made something for everyone—from holiday dresses for little girls to chunky cardigans for men. You could score some great designer holiday gifts this year at Target. In the past, the designer collaborations Target featured would only cater to women, so it’s nice to see that this massive collaboration not only caters to everyone but also focuses on gifts.

Here are some of my favorite gift picks:

Photo Credits: Facebook1. Marc Jacobs Scarf 2. Marchesa Girl’s Dress 3. Tory Burch Lunch Box
4. Altuzarra Lowball Glasses 5. Tracy Reese Dessert Plates

And here are my favorite “treat yourself” gift picks, because we deserve nice things for ourselves too!

Robert Rodriguez Dress
Prabal Gurung Cape

Will you be storming your local target (or crazily refreshing your browser while on target.com) for the holiday merchandise, or will you be passing up on these items this year? If you are planning on buying stuff, what do you have your eye on?