Random is Order

"Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature." ~ Eric Hoffer

Giveaway!

I just posted a poll regarding my first giveaway over at my new blog, A Little Cup of Random. Please hop on over there and take the poll so I can start planning my first blog giveaway.

Also, if you haven’t deleted this site from your account and readers yet, please do so, and follow me over at my new home, www.littlecupofrandom.com.

See you there!

Cheers, Shauna

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Feel-Good Friday 7/5/13

Today I have a few feel-good things to talk about.

~ All this recent polish changing has resulted in my nail polishing skills getting a lot better. My latest manicure actually looks like it could have been done in a salon. Well, a salon with a nail tech who needs to work on their cuticle maintenance, but still, the polish job looks pretty darn good. ūüėČ

~ Speaking of polish, Bondi New York finally announced that they will be doing their own monthly “nail mail” subscription box beginning in August. ¬†I’ve included all of the details in a separate post so click here if you want more info, or just go directly to the sign up page to put your name on the list to get the details on the first box. ¬†I’ve already signed up because it sounds like it’s going to be a really good sub!

Bondi New York

Photo Credit: Bondi New York

~ A friend of mine that I see almost every day during the regular school year, but haven’t seen all summer is back in town, and we are getting together tomorrow to catch up. I’m really looking forward to it!

~ I’ve been growing my hair out to donate to Locks of Love, but want to be sure I’ll still have plenty of length when I finally get it cut. I actually measured my hair yesterday, and I only need about 4 more inches before I’ll be ready to cut it off and send it in. ¬†That should only take me another 3 or so months, so I’m happy that I will be able to help a child with cancer get a hair piece AND that I will finally be rid of my crazy long hair!

Locks of Love

Photo Credit: Locks of Love

~ I know I’ve posted a lot this week about my on-going argument with WordPress.com about my referral posts. I thought the matter was resolved after the discussion I had with WP Support on Wednesday, but it apparently wasn’t per the additional email I received today. I’m sick of dealing with the issue so I’ve found a web hosting company I can live with, and I’m migrating this weekend. I’ll be sure to make this site point to that one so y’all can find me. ¬†I’m feeling really good about this decision!

~ Goodies Co., ipsy Glam Bag and Birchbox all billed this week, and the last two will supposedly be shipping out next week. I’m super excited!!!

~ And finally, this showed up in my mailbox today:

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Surprise!

You may be thinking, “So what. It’s another subscription box.” ¬†Well, it IS just another subscription box, but not one that I currently subscribe to. ¬†I actually posted about the reason why I was dropping my GlossyBox subscription back in my first Random Monday post¬†so I won’t go into the whole thing again here. ¬†Just suffice it to say that I had some issues with the way GB handled an issue with their June box, and I cancelled because I wasn’t happy with the way it all went down.

Anyway, given that I knew I cancelled, I was completely shocked when Roger told me my GlossyBox had arrived. ¬†I immediately double-checked to be sure my account was inactive, and it was. ¬†I also checked to be sure that I had received my refund for June’s box, and I did. ¬†So I called GlossyBox Customer Support to find out what was going on. ¬†They¬†basically told me that they had completely messed up, and sent me a June box by mistake even though they do indeed show that my account has been cancelled, and my payment refunded. ¬†I offered to mail the box back to them, but they told me to just go ahead, keep it, and enjoy it, and that they hoped it would help me decide to re-subscribe to their service.

SO, this means that I now have a surprise box to review. ¬†I’ve already opened it, taken pics and tried out a few of the products. ¬†I’ll reserve my opinions for my actual review which won’t be up until some time next week. ¬†I will admit that I was feeling kind of yucky today so this was definitely a nice pick me up. ¬†Surprise boxes full of goodies are ALWAYS nice to receive.

Do YOU have anything you’re feeling good about this Friday? If so, share your comments below. ¬†Blog at you later!

Cheers, Shauna

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Anybody feel like some “Nail Mail”?

Isn’t this the cutest name for a nail polish subscription box? You mean you haven’t heard of nail mail? Well let me enlighten you!

Bondi New York

Photo Courtesy of Bondi New York

Bondi New York¬†finally announced that they will be doing their own monthly “nail mail” subscription box beginning in August. In case you don’t know, Bondi New York is an awesome new nail polish company based out of (where else?) New York. All of their polishes are 5-Free, and Bondi donates 100% of their net profits to charity.

Bondi is promising 3 exclusive full-size polishes, a deluxe beauty product and other exclusive goodies in each box, AND they have said they will be placing 3 $500 gift cards in random boxes each month, all for $19.99 which includes shipping.  Similar to other nail polish subs, if you are on the monthly plan, you will be able to view the colors each month, and skip a month if you choose.  They will also be offering 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions as well as the month-to-month option.  $19.99 is the monthly price, and there will be a sliding scale decrease from there depending on the length of your subscription.

Bondi has announced that the first box will be a mystery box, the second will be a preview for their Fall collection, and each box after that will include exclusive colors not for general sale. They have also said that they are working on some special member perks to be announced later.

I’m hoping the first box will include some of the special colors they developed with Dallas Shaw for June’s GlossyBox, since they never actually got sent out.(For more info on that whole situation, click here.) The colors looked gorgeous in the ads, and I would love to get my hands on some of them.

Aren’t these amazing!!

Bondi's Dallas Shaw Collection

Photo Courtesy of GlossyBox NY

I think there’s a good chance these might make it into at least one of the boxes because Bondi’s CEO has said that they are still planning to distribute them, and this would be the perfect opportunity. ¬†Of course, we won’t get the super cute Dallas Shaw packaging, but I’m good as long as I can get some of those colors on my nails.

If you’re interested in signing up to get info on the intro box, click here to add yourself to the mailing list. ¬†Once your name is on the list, you will receive an email on July 22 inviting you to finish the sign up process, and then Bondi’s first box will be shipping on August 1!

I can tell you right now that I am all over Bondi’s new “Nail Mail” box, and have already signed up for the service. I haven’t been super impressed with Julep, and I know that I like Bondi’s colors better in general so I’m really hoping for good things. ¬†Plus, their bottles are normal sized, and you definitely can’t say that about Julep.

Are you thinking about signing up for Bondi’s Nail Mail? If so, leave a comment below, and we can be excited together! Thanks for stopping by. Blog at you later!!

Cheers, Shauna

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