Julep Maven Review & Coupon: April 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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To receive fun boxes each month like I do, click here!

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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 – 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: 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!

IMG_5575Box Contents:

  • 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!

IMG_5555Taupe Shimmer

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!

IMG_4721Julep – Signature Crème

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!

IMG_4731Light On Your Lips – Wink – Tea Rose Crème

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!!

IMG_4717Lastly, we have this month’s quote and coupon!

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

IMG_4151Skip the Brush – Peony Pink

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!

IMG_4147Feels Like Velvet – Champagne & Caviar – Add On

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!

IMG_4141Ann – Classic with a Twist – Passion Punch Ghost Shimmer Crème
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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IMG_3257Box Contents:

  • 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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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – June 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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IMG_1994Box Contents:

  • Isabela – Boho Glam – amparo blue crème
  • Manda – Boho Glam – sky blue with golden shimmer
  • Luxe Up Your Lips – Blushing Rose
  • Lollipops
  • Coupon

June features “The Deep End” collection.

IMG_2002I picked the Boho Glam box this month, because I loved the polish colors!  I have already used both of them, and they do not disappoint!

Isabela – Boho Glam – amparo blue crème

Isabela is a beautiful dark periwinkle blue! I absolutely love it!

I painted it on my toes and it’s so fun! Perfect for summer!

Manda – Boho Glam – sky blue with golden shimmer

Manda is also a fun summery color!  The gold shimmers give it a slight sheen that really makes it pop!

I painted it on my fingers and it’s so pretty!

Because the blue is so light, it kind of works as a neutral!

IMG_2004Luxe Up Your Lips – Blushing Rose

I’m not a fan of Julep’s Luxe Up Your Lips.  I find the formula very grainy and unenjoyable.

I really love Julep’s basic Lip Gloss, but I can’t get behind this one.

I will say though, that the color is nice.  It’s definitely more opaque than the first round of colors they came out with.

IMG_2009I love that Julep featured a Lilly Pulitzer quote this month! 🙂

Here’s this month’s coupon.  It’s good until July 20th.

Are you a Julep Maven?

What do you think of the June box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – May 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Maven review!

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IMG_0458“Set Sail” is the theme for May.  There are lots of fun colors featured this month!

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  • Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – 5th Avenue & Broadway
  • Shelby – Classic with a Twist – Navy Ink Crème
  • Amanda – Classic with a Twist – Pink Dahlia Crème
  • Coupon
  • Saltwater Taffy

Add-Ons:

  • Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – Coconuts & Cabanas
  • Moni – Boho Glam – Coastal Blue Crème
  • It’s Balm (Plush Pout) – Fuchsia Berry Crème

Free Gift:

  • Doublestep Foot Treatment & Friction Stick

IMG_0432Amanda – Classic with a Twist – Pink Dahlia Crème

You can never have too many pink nail polishes!  Amanda is perfect for summer and every other season too!  I can definitely see myself wearing this polish all the time!

Shelby – Classic with a Twist – Navy Ink Crème

This polish is very pretty! I think I’ll paint it on my toes soon!

Moni – Boho Glam – Coastal Blue Crème

Moni is so fun for summer!  I have it painted on my fingernails right now, and I love it!  It’s very bright and very cheerful!

IMG_0437Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – 5th Avenue & Broadway

I love eye shadow, so I was super excited when I found out that it was the featured beauty product this month!  I was so excited that I bought two!

5th Avenue & Broadway is perfect for everyday wear.  My favorite eye shadows are champagne colored, so this duo is perfect for me!

IMG_0444Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eye Shadow Duo – Coconuts & Cabanas

Coconuts & Cabanas is much more pigmented than 5th Avenue & Broadway, so it’ll be better for nighttime wear.

I wasn’t expecting this shadow to be more pigmented than the other one, so I got it all over the place the first time I applied it!  Whoopsie daisy!

IMG_0447It’s Balm (Plush Pout) – Fuchsia Berry Crème

I loved the Plush Pout I received in my September box, so I decided to get another one this month.

IMG_0449I went with fuchsia berry this month, and I love it!  The color is fantastic and super long wearing!

IMG_0464Doublestep Foot Treatment & Friction Stick

Julep has a promotion that if you add on three or more items to your monthly box, you receive a free gift.  Since I added on three items this month, I got a gift!

I’m a religious user of Band-Aid Friction Block, so I know I’ll get lots of use out of this product.

I’ve been using it for it’s treatment benefits for the last few days, and so far, it’s working great!

IMG_0461Here’s the coupon code and quote for May.

As usual, the coupon is good for two uses and expires May 31st.

What did you think of the May collection?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – April 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Maven review!

IMG_9548If you’d like to receive pretty, purple boxes each month like I do, click here!

I was surprised to see that my April box was much smaller than usual.  I received a small box like this one only once before when I bought a small, mystery box.  Maybe Julep is trying to cut back on wasted cardboard?  Who knows!

IMG_9553Box Contents:

  • Randi – It Girl – Pink Plumeria Crème
  • Danielle – It Girl – Cerulean Wave Duochrome
  • Oxygen Bonding Base Coat
  • Light On Your Lips – Chit Chat – Sunset Rose Créme
  • Gobstoppers (Yum!)
  • Coupon

I got a little wild this month and deviated from my usual style, Classic with a Twist!

IMG_9560April features “The Paradise Collection.”  There were so many bright, fun colors to choose from this month!

IMG_9564Randi – It Girl – Pink Plumeria Crème

I absolutely love Randi!  I have it painted on my fingers AND toes right now!

It’s the perfect pink color for spring!

It seems like all the pink nail polishes I own are orangey pink.  I love that this one is more of a true pink!

Danielle – It Girl – Cerulean Wave Duochrome

I haven’t tried Danielle out yet.

It might be too bold of a color for everyday where!

I think it would be perfect for an accent nail or polka dots though!

IMG_9582Oxygen Bonding Base Coat

I don’t typically use base coats, but I tried this one out when I painted my fingernails with Randi.  It dried really quickly and so far, it’s working really well!

IMG_9567Light On Your Lips – Chit Chat – Sunset Rose Crème – ADD ON

As I mentioned last month, I love the Light On Your Lips lipstick, and I wanted to try another color.

I was super excited to see that the new lipsticks were offered as add ons this month, and I just couldn’t resist picking up another!

IMG_9570 This time, I went with Chit Chat, and I couldn’t be happier!

I absolutely love the color!  It’s perfect for everyday where!

IMG_9556Here is this month’s quote and coupon!

Free polish! So fun!

What do you think of your April Maven box?!

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