Julep Maven Review & Coupon: May 2016

Hi everyone!

My Julep Maven box has arrived!

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If you would like to receive fun goodies in the mail each month like I do, click here!

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Box Contents:

  • Pepper – Classic with a Twist – Cornflower Multidimensional Shimmer
  • Mickey – Classic with a Twist – Pink Geranium Ghost Iridescent
  • Your Lip Addiction – Tinted Lip Oil Treatment – Covet
  • Gumball
  • Coupon

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Pepper – Classic with a Twist – Cornflower Multidimensional Shimmer

This blue color is so fun!  It really pops and is perfect for the summer!

I’ll be painting my toes with it very soon! 🙂

Mickey – Classic with a Twist – Pink Geranium Ghost Iridescent

Hot pink polishes are always great for spring and summer!  I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of this one!

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Your Lip Addiction – Tinted Lip Oil Treatment – Covet

When I saw that a lip oil was going to be May’s featured beauty product, I was very excited!  There’s a similar product out there that I would really like to try out.

I’m still trying to decide how I feel about this lip product.  I knew it would be oily, but I wasn’t expecting it to be as oily as it is.  I feel like it might be a touch too liquidy.

On a positive note, I really like the subtle color payoff that this lip treatment has.  It’s a very natural pink color that is perfect for everyday!

After a few more days using the product, I’ll have a definite opinion on it!

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Here’s the May quote and coupon!

As always, it’s good for two uses and expires at the end of next month!

I’m pretty pleased with this month’s box!  These polishes are perfect for summer!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your May box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: April 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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Box Contents:

  • Love Your Bare Face – Detoxifying Cleansing Stick
  • Konjac Sponge – Kaolin Clay
  • Kimball – Classic with a Twist – High-Voltage Watermelon Vivid Sheer
  • Brigitte – Classic with a Twist – Bright White Crème
  • Air Head (Yummy yummy!)
  • Coupon

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Love Your Bare Face – Detoxifying Cleansing Stick

This cleansing stick smells just like the cleansing oil I received last week.  It’s very citrus-y and refreshing!

I am worried that this soap may be causing my forehead to break out, which upsets me quite a bit!  I’ve only been using it for a few days now, so I can’t definitively say if it’s this cleanser, the sponge, or something completely different!

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Konjac Sponge – Kaolin Clay

I absolutely LOVE the way this sponge feels on my face!  I received the body konjac sponge several months ago, and loved it too!

As I mentioned above, this sponge could possibly be causing my breakouts.  If I determine that it is the cause, I will most likely end up just using the sponge on my body, since it’s way less sensitive!

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Kimball – Classic with a Twist – High-Voltage Watermelon Vivid Sheer

This polish looks quite red in the bottle, but it actually is the vivid watermelon color that Julep describes it to be!

I have it painted on my toenails right now and it’s super fun and summery!

Brigitte – Classic with a Twist – Bright White Crème

I know this polish looks peachy in the photo (I think it’s reflecting the color of the tissue paper), but it’s definitely white!

I used Brigitte under Kimball to really make the watermelon pop!

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Here are April’s quote and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses until the end of the month!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your April box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: March 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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Box Contents:

  • Abby – Classic with a Twist – Honey Almond Sheer Crème
  • When Pencil Met Gel – Long-Lasting Eyeliner – Smoky Taupe Shimmer
  • Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil
  • Blow Pop (Yum yum!)
  • Coupon

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Abby – Classic with a Twist – Honey Almond Sheer Crème

This polish is so sheer I don’t think it actually constitutes a color.  I really like it though!  It makes my nails look shiny and very natural.

I think it’s perfect for professional settings!

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When Pencil Met Gel – Long-Lasting Eyeliner – Smoky Taupe Shimmer

I rarely wear eyeliner, so I wont be using this very often.  The color is great though! It’s very subtle and perfect for me since I don’t typically wear eyeliner (and am not very good at applying it!) 🙂

I think the next time I do choose to wear eyeliner, this is the one I’ll pick!

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Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil

I’ve gotten this cleansing oil before, and I really like it!  It smells fantastic, works really well, and lasts for a long time!

As you can see, there was a little leakage in the box, but there wasn’t a huge mess, which is great!  As the name states, this soap is quite oily, so a spill would’ve been pretty bad!

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Here is this month’s info card and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses and expires at the end of April.

I’m very happy with all my products this month!  I’ve earned enough reward points to receive next month’s box for free, so I’m super excited about that!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your March box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – February 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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Box Contents:

  • Eyeshadow 101 – Warm Gold Shimmer
  • Meghan – Classic With a Twist – Flaming Red Crème
  • Kay – Classic With a Twist – Warm Taupe With Gold Microshimmer
  • Chocolate Heart Candy (Yummy!!)
  • Coupon

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Eyeshadow 101 – Warm Gold Shimmer

This eyeshadow stick is a crème to powder formula!  I have two other Eyeshadow 101s and a very similar product from Nars.

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Each Eyeshadow 101 stick has shadow on one end and a smudger tool on the other.

I like how this product has a smudger on one end!  It makes blending the shadow so easy!

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I went ahead and swatched the shadow for you.

I know my hand looks rather red in the picture, but I have very fair skin!

The gold shadow has a great shimmer to it but isn’t to harsh for me!  I love it!

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Nail Polishes

Meghan – Classic With a Twist – Flaming Red Crème

Shortly after opening my box, I painted my toes with this beautiful red polish!

I would classify this red to be more orangey and less of a true red.  I still love it though!

It really POPS against my skin tone and is perfect for springtime!

Kay – Classic With a Twist – Warm Taupe With Gold Microshimmer

I haven’t used this polish yet, but I think it’s going to be a great neutral for me! I really love its subtle shimmer!

Perhaps I’ll paint my toenails with Kay when Meghan chips off!

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Here is this month’s quote and coupon!

As always, the coupon is good for two uses!  The expiration date is a little different though!  This coupon doesn’t expire until April 15th!  What a deal?!

I’m very pleased with my February box!  I’ve already used two out of the three products!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of your February box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: January 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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Box Contents:

  • Tali – It Girl – Glacier Breeze Linear Liquid Holographic
  • Marika – Boho Glam – Stone Matte Metallic
  • It’s Balm – Full-Coverage Lip Crayon – Dusty Orchid Shimmer
  • Junior Mints
  • Coupon

I ate the little box of Junior Mints while writing this post! Yummy! 🙂

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I didn’t go with the Classic With a Twist box like I usually do.  Based on the fact that one of my polishes is It Girl and the other is Boho Glam, I’m not exactly sure what box I went with!

Tali – It Girl – Glacier Breeze Linear Liquid Holographic

I absolutely love this color!  I have it painted on my toes right now!

The dusty blue shimmer is perfect for the winter time!

Marika – Boho Glam – Stone Matte Metallic

This metallic is beautiful as well!

I haven’t used it yet, but I’m thinking of painting my fingernails with it tomorrow afternoon!

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It’s Balm – Full-Coverage Lip Crayon – Dusty Orchid Shimmer

I’ve gotten at least one other It’s Balm product before.  I might’ve even gotten two!

The formula is fantastic and very moisturizing!

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The color of this lip crayon is Dusty Orchid Shimmer.  Because of the “Orchid” part of the name, I was expecting it to be a tad bit darker.

Don’t get me wrong, the color is great! It just wasn’t what I was expecting!

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Here is the quote and coupon for January!  The Dr. Seuss quote is so whimsical and fun!

A free lipstick coupon? So exciting!  Unfortunately, I’m trying to cut back on my lip product purchases right now.  I have so many that I really don’t need any new ones just yet!

I have no complaints about the January box!  All the products and colors are fantastic!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of the January box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon: December 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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The new packaging is pretty, but I think I like the old, solid purple boxes better. Oh well!

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Box Contents:

  • Judy – Boho Glam – Moonbeam Iridescent Chrome
  • Virginia – Boho Glam – Mahogany Iridescent Molten
  • It’s Whipped – Matte Lip Mousse – Bisou
  • Cinnamon Candy Stick
  • Coupon

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I wasn’t in love with the Classic With a Twist polishes this month, so I decided to go with the Boho Glam ones instead!

Virginia – Boho Glam – Mahogany Iridescent Molten

In the bottle, this polish looks more burgundy than brown, so I was a little disappointed when I opened it. The polish is still very pretty!  It’s just not the color I expected!

Judy – Boho Glam – Moonbeam Iridescent Chrome

I absolutely love this polish!  I’m wearing it on both my fingers and my toes right now!  It’s super pretty, shimmery, and fun!

I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it too! 🙂

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It’s Whipped – Matte Lip Mousse – Bisou – Modern Mauve

I love the color of this lip product!  It’s perfect for me!

The formula is quite a bit different from the lip products I usually use, but I still like it.

Julep was pretty excited about their new curved applicator tip.  I’m not sure that I like it though.  I find it more difficult to control the amount of product your using.  With some practice, I’m sure I’ll get used to it!

I have a really hard time with lip color actually lasting, and thankfully, this product lasts a long time for me!  Yay!

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Here is the December quote and coupon!

A free polish?! Don’t mind if I do!

I’m very happy with my box this month!  The products and colors are fantastic!  I’m pretty excited about the cinnamon candy too! 🙂

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?!

What do you think of the December box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – October 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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  • Eyeshadow 101 – Champagne Shimmer
  • Eyeshadow 101 – Taupe Shimmer
  • Jocelyn – Classic With a Twist – Cranberry Shimmer with Holographic Microglitter
  • Arielle – Classic With a Twist – Smoked Fig Crème
  • Candy Corn (So yummy!)
  • Coupon

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Eyeshadow 101

The featured makeup product for the October box are these cream-to-powder eyeshadow sticks!

I love the other cream-to-powder Julep product I have, so I was super excited when they came out with these!

IMG_5552Champagne Shimmer

Each stick comes with the shadow on one end and a smudger on the other.

This shadow color is a great neutral!  The champagne color is so pretty and perfect for day or night!

They’re a little hard to use with my daily eyeshadow primer, so I’ve been going without on the days that I wear them.  Other than that, they are great!

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I decided to add this shadow on to my box this month.

I like to use this darker shadow in my crease and use the lighter on my lid.  They look very pretty together!

The smudger is great for making sure the shadow isn’t too dark in my crease!

IMG_5534Jocelyn – Classic With a Twist – Cranberry Shimmer with Holographic Microglitter

I have this polish painted on my fingers right now, and it’s so pretty!

It’s a little dark for the Florida weather right now, but in a few weeks, it should be perfect!

Arielle – Classic With a Twist – Smoked Fig Crème

This polish is also pretty and fall-y!

I think it’s going to look great on my toes!

IMG_5545Here’s this month’s quote and coupon!

Free polish! Wooo!!

I love the October Maven box!  The products are awesome and so are the colors!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?

What do you think of the October box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – September 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Maven review!

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  • Alison – Classic with a Twist – Sweet Almond Soft Focus
  • Rayma – Classic with a Twist – Italian Plum Crème
  • Julep – Signature Crème
  • Light On Your Lips – Wink – Tea Rose Crème

IMG_4729Alison – Classic with a Twist – Sweet Almond Soft Focus

I was pretty skeptical of Alison when I first saw the polish color.  After testing it out on one of my fingernails, I think it’ll be a great neutral for me!

I’m going to paint it on my fingernails when I get some free time tomorrow!

Rayma – Classic with a Twist – Italian Plum Crème

This is a beautiful polish color!  Unfortunately, it’s a little too dark and fally for Florida right now!  I’ll definitely be using it in a month or two though!

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Julep included their new signature crème polish in my box this month!  How nice! 🙂

This pretty purple polish is the same exact shade of the boxes they ship out each month! That’s rather clever of them!

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I love Julep’s lipsticks, so I was super excited when I saw that they were launching some new fall colors for September!

I was really busy during the Maven Window a few weeks ago and didn’t carve out enough time to pick out a lipstick shade.  I ended up with the Classic with a Twist default shade and it doesn’t quite work for me. 🙁

IMG_4736I have very fair skin, and this lipstick is quite nude.  I’m not sure if you can tell how nude it is in the picture but it’s super nude.  When I put it on, my lips just kind of disappear!  That’s not good!  I’ll see if any of my friends want it!

The next time a Maven Window comes around, I’m going to stop everything I’m doing and pay attention to the makeup shades!!

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Free polish?! I’m about it! 🙂

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?

What do you think of the September box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – August 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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  • Skip the Brush – Peony Pink
  • Feels Like Velvet – Champagne & Caviar
  • Ann – Classic with a Twist
  • Penny – Classic with a Twist
  • Blush Brush
  • Metallic Tattoos
  • Coupon

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I’ve had trouble with blush sticks before (think of a clown), so I was a little leery when I saw this stick was the featured beauty product for August.

IMG_4156I haven’t had much time for experimentation in the last few days, but I have tried the blush once.

It had the opposite pigmentation effect than the last one I tried.  I couldn’t seem to get enough color on my cheeks.  I think part of the problem was that I wasn’t sure exactly how hard to press the blush into my face.

I think with a little practice I will learn to love this product!

What little color I did manage to get was very pretty.  The peony shade is a natural pink that’s perfect for me!

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I really liked the eye shadows that I got in my May Maven box, so I picked up another this month.

IMG_4148This photo makes the shadows look a lot more orangey than they are in real life.  I experimented with different lighting and the pictures all came out the same. 🙁

In reality, the left shadow is a dusty pink and the right is a chocolate brown.  They’re very pretty and natural.  Right up my alley!

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I love this polish color!  It’s bright and fun!

I haven’t been able to use it yet, but I can’t wait to give it a try!  It’s going to be very pretty!

Penny – Classic with a Twist – Burnished Bronze Metallic

I’ve gotten quite a few metallic polishes since subscribing to Julep last year.  They’ve all been so pretty!

I think this one might be a touch too bronze for me though.  I don’t think it’s going to look good with my skin tone, but I’ll give it a try anyway!

IMG_4144Blush Brush – Add On

I’ve been wanting this brush for several months now.  I have quite a few other Julep makeup brushes, and they are fantastic!

I would choose the month they debut a brushless blush to buy a blush brush!  Delightfully ironic!

IMG_4160Julep debuted their Brave Pretty campaign this month.

I think it’s a great campaign, but I didn’t do my part! Whoopsie!

I was supposed to fill out that little white card and share it on social media.  Maybe I’ll do it later in the month!

IMG_4164Julep sent out a little freebie this month!  Metallic temporary tattoos. Fun fun!

Julep also included their monthly coupon!

I really like my box this month!  I think the products are great, and I can’t wait to use them some more!

Do you subscribe to Julep Maven?

What do you think of the August box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – July 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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  • It’s Fun To Exfoliate – All-Natural Body Konjac Sponge
  • Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil
  • Your Cuticles Look Thirsty – Fast-Absorbing Cuticle Crème
  • Alexa – Classic with a Twist – Hyacinth Crème
  • Brittany – Classic with a Twist – Bleached Apricot Crème
  • Peppermints
  • Coupon

IMG_3240It’s Fun To Exfoliate – All-Natural Body Konjac Sponge – Add On

When I saw that this month’s featured beauty product was the body cleansing oil, I new I needed to get the sponge that went along with it!

I’ve been using the sponge for several days now, and I’m loving it.  It’s a great size and isn’t too prickly and exfoliating.

I also love that it comes with it’s own suction hook that allows you to hang it in your shower! So convenient!

IMG_3237Rethink Your Shower – Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil

I’ve heard great things about the facial cleansing oil that Julep offers, so I was pretty excited to see the body version included in the July box.

I love the citrusy scent of the oil! It’s very refreshing!

I’ve only been using this body oil for a few days, so I haven’t noticed any drastic results.  My skin does feel a little smoother though, which is great!

IMG_3232Your Cuticles Look Thirsty – Fast-Absorbing Cuticle Crème – Add On

I chose to add on this product because my cuticle area does get dry sometimes, and I get little hangnails. So annoying!

So far I really like this crème!  It absorbs super quickly, which is super handy! I hate lotions and stuff that take forever and a day to soak in!

IMG_3230Alexa – Classic with a Twist – Hyacinth Crème

Alexa is a little more purpley/gray than I was expecting, but I really love it!  It’s painted on my toes right now and is rather pretty!

I think this polish will be better for fall though!  It’s not very bright and summery.

Brittany – Classic with a Twist – Bleached Apricot Crème

I love this peachy color!  I think it would be very pretty in the spring time.  Very Eastery!

I’m not sure it works with my fair skin, but I painted it on my fingernails anyway!

IMG_3243As usual, Julep rounded out the box with a coupon! Yay!

I’m really loving the July box!  I can’t wait to see more results from the cuticle crème and body oil!

Are you a Julep Maven?

What do you think of the July box?!

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