Julep Maven Review & Coupon – June 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

IMG_0421To receive monthly boxes of goodies like I do, click here!

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!

IMG_0421If you want to receive a fun box of goodies each month like I do, click here!

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

IMG_0428Box Contents:

  • 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 – February 2015

Hi everyone!
It’s Maven review time!

IMG_7923If you’d like to receive fun, purple boxes in the mail each month, click here!

IMG_7932Box contents:

  • Glow Highlighting Powder – Champagne
  • Fan Brush
  • Lip Gloss – Lively – Sheer Hot Pink
  • Hartleigh – Classic with a Twist – Holographic Heart Glitter Top Coat
  • London – Classic with a Twist – Heather Blossom Crème
  • Coupon

IMG_7963The theme for February is “The Afterglow Collection.”

IMG_7951Glow Highlighting Powder – Champagne

I’ve never used a highlighting powder before.  I tried this one out this morning and it seems very nice!

The champagne color is beautiful and perfect for my skin tone!

IMG_7943Fan Brush

I’ve been trying not to add on for the last few months, but I couldn’t resist this month!  I decided to add on the fan brush that goes with the highlighting powder.

IMG_7945This brush is fantastic!

It’s the perfect weight, and the bristles are very soft and fluffy!

IMG_7948You can see how thick and luscious the fan part is.

I received a Julep eyeshadow brush a few months ago, and really love it.  I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for another fantastic Julep brush!

IMG_7938Lip Gloss – Lively – Sheer Hot Pink

I like this lip gloss A LOT more than the one I received last month.

Thankfully, this lip gloss is not as bright as it appears in the bottle.  When applied, it’s the perfect shade of natural pink!

I think I’ll be getting quite a bit of use out of this product!

IMG_7933London – Classic with a Twist – Heather Blossom Crème

This polish is so pretty!  I painted it on my fingernails last night, and I really like it!

It’s perfect for the spring time, and it kind of reminds me of Easter!

Hartleigh – Classic with a Twist – Holographic Heart Glitter Top Coat

This polish is very festive for February!  The hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

IMG_7970Hartleigh was included in every Maven’s box as a special Valentine’s Day treat!

IMG_7973So sweet! 🙂

IMG_7965Last but not least, we have this month’s coupon and quote!

As usual, the coupon is good for two uses and expires on March 31, 2015!

What did you receive in your February Maven box?!  Did you add on the Fan Brush too?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – January 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

IMG_7326Before I start my review, I want to show you the cute Christmas card that Julep sent me!

IMG_7328Such a sweet idea!

IMG_7309If you’d like to receive fun goodies each month, click here!!

IMG_7312Box contents:

  • Oxygen Nail Treatment – Ivory
  • Tyra – Boho Glam – Metamorphic Top Coat
  • Maryam – Classic with a Twist – Dark Merlot Shimmer
  • Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment – Sheer Pink
  • Junior Mints
  • Coupon

IMG_7316The January theme is ” The Chrysalis Collection.”

IMG_7320Oxygen Nail Treatment – Sheer Ivory

I’ve never used any of Julep’s “treatments” before, but this one seems pretty nice.

I applied it to my fingernails several days ago, and I really like the look.  It’s very sheer and makes my natural nail look brighter.  It’s perfect for when you don’t want the hassle of a colored polish on your nails but still want your nails to look nice!

IMG_7325Tyra – Boho Glam – Metamorphic Top Coat

The Metamorphic Top Coat was a special and exciting extra in my box this month!

Maryam – Classic with a Twist – Dark Merlot Shimmer

At first, I didn’t like the look of Maryam.  In the bottle, the polish looks brown and a little weird, but after I applied it, I was much happier!!

I don’t know how to describe the color exactly (other than it being a dark Merlot shimmer), but I promise; it’s very pretty!!

IMG_7331As I mentioned before, the Metamorphic Top Coat was a special extra this month.

In December, Julep sent out an email saying that if I signed up I could receive one of two or three different metamorphic polishes in my January Box.  There was no risk in signing up, so I went ahead and did it!

The paper that came with the top coat said that it would transform my polish with a “chameleon effect.”  I tried it on an accent nail over Maryam and didn’t see much of a difference.  I will have to try it with a few other polishes before I determine what exactly it’s supposed to do.

IMG_7321Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment – Sheer Pink

I’m not a huge fan of lip glosses, so I probably won’t get much use out of this product.

The pink color is very sheer, and I didn’t notice any tinting when applied to my lips.  This product comes in four colors, and I wonder if the magenta and fig are just as sheer?

IMG_7317As usual, a coupon was included in the box! This one is for 30% off and is good for two uses!

What did you think of your January Maven box?!  Did you receive a Metamorphic Top Coat?!

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Julep Maven Review – Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Hi everyone!

Julep had some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!  I couldn’t resist picking up a few things for myself!

DSCN3646I didn’t buy that much stuff, so I was pretty surprised when I got this HUGE box in the mail!

DSCN3651I bought two sets during the sale.

  • Leading Ladies
  • Midnight Masquerade

DSCN3654Leading Ladies

This is a set of six out of the 12 polishes from “The Birthstone Collection.”

  • Martina – July – Ruby
  • Julie – October – Pink Tourmaline
  • Rosa – February – Amethyst
  • Aretha – March – Aquamarine
  • Kathy – June – Pearl
  • Savannah – December – Topaz

At the beginning of each month, a polish based on that month’s birthstone is released.  I’ve been wanting some of the birthstone polishes since the beginning of their release last January.

I could never decide which ones to buy, so I was very excited when I saw this set.  It has all my favorite birthstone polishes plus a few extras!

I had my fingernails painted with Kathy earlier in the week.  The polish has more of a gold tone to it than I was expecting, but it is still very pretty!

Martina is currently painted on my ring fingers as an accent.  I painted a coat or two over Ilga from my December box.  The effect is great! It’s perfect for Christmas!

DSCN3660Midnight Masquerade

  • Abigail – Classic with a Twist – Light Peony Pink Silk
  • Michelle – Boho Glam – Midnight, Inky Blue Crème

Abigail is one of my favorite polishes.  It’s less pink in person and is the perfect neutral polish for me!

When I saw that this set was included in the sale, I had to get it.  I’m almost out of my original bottle of Abigail, so I decided to get another one.

I haven’t had a chance to try Michelle yet, but I’m sure I’ll like it.  I have a different navy polish, and it’s very nice!

Did you buy anything during the big sale?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – December 2014

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly, Julep Maven review!

DSCN3619If you’d also like to receive these pretty, purple boxes every month, click here!

DSCN3623Box Contents:

  • Ilga – Classic with a Twist – Rich Bordeaux Crème
  • Sienna – Classic with a Twist – Sophisticated, Shimmery Gold
  • Orbital Eyeshadow – Airglow – Champagne Pearlescent with Rose Gold
  • Two Peppermints
  • Coupon

DSCN3641December features “The Countdown Collection.”

DSCN3626I love both of my polishes this month!  Both are perfect for the Christmas season!

Sienna – Classic with a Twist – Sophisticated, Shimmery Gold

I haven’t tried out this gold polish yet, but I’m hoping to soon!  It’s perfect for an accent nail or polka dots!

I read online that this color was reintroduced for the December box.  I don’t like the fact that they recycled Sienna, but I won’t be too upset until I get a duplicate.

Ilga – Classic with a Twist – Rich Bordeaux Crème

My fingernails and toenails are both painted with Ilga right now!  It’s such a classic, dark red.  I absolutely love it!

DSCN3635Orbital Eyeshadow – Airglow – Champagne Pearlescent with Rose Gold

This eyeshadow is beautiful! There were quite a few different colors offered, and I was very pleased to see that the one chosen for me is one of my favorite shades!

It’s more glittery than the shimmer shadows that I usually wear, but I still love it!

DSCN3642As usual, Julep included a coupon in the box.  This one is good for two uses and expires January 31, 2015!

What did you get in your December box? Are you in love with your polishes too?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – November 2014

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

Want to be a Julep Maven like me?  Click here to sign up!!

DSCN3467My November box came in two shipments.

Julep had some trouble with the Go Big mascara, so they sent it separately and added 950 Jules to my account!

DSCN3471Box contents:

  • Devon – Classic with a Twist – Slate Gray with Fuchsia Microshimmer
  • Shari – Classic with a Twist – Delicate Sweet Pea Crème
  • Go Big Volumizing Mascara
  • Coupon
  • Vanilla Caramel Cream Candies

DSCN3479November featured “The Friendsgiving Collection.”  I like the name, but I’m not sure what these colors have to do with Thanksgiving.

When I think Thanksgiving, I think orange, yellow, and pumpkins.  None of those characteristics are present here!

DSCN3477Shari – Classic with a Twist – Delicate Sweet Pea Crème

I don’t like this polish color at all.  It’s a very dull pink that would look horrible with my fair skin.  I try to stay away from white-based polishes.  I prefer brighter, richer colors.

Devon – Classic with a Twist – Slate Gray with Fuchsia Microshimmer

This polish is very pretty.  It looks a lot different when it’s applied to your nails than it does in the bottle.

I used it several days ago, and it dried a dark, pretty gray.  I didn’t notice any shimmer on my nails though.  Maybe I wasn’t in the right lighting?

DSCN3484Go Big Volumizing Mascara

I’m always willing to try a new mascara!

DSCN3491I’ve never used a mascara with such a small brush before. It was a little weird at first, but it seems to work nicely!

I’ll have to use it a few more times before I make a final decision on it!

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I love that Julep now includes a coupon in every box!

What did you get in your November Maven box?!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – September 2014

Hi everyone!

I’m back and ready to share my September Julep Maven box with you!

If you’re not a Maven and would like to be, click here!!

DSCN2967I love finding these little purple boxes in my mailbox!

DSCN2970Here’s my September box!! It came with two little hard candies!

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September’s theme is “Art Walk.”

This month featured a lot of pretty, muted nail colors.  Perfect for the fall!!

DSCN2986Nail Polish:

Quinn – Classic with a Twist – Charcoal Purple Satin

I’d say this polish is more navy and less purple.  Either way, it is absolutely perfect!! I used it last week and loved it!

Lupita – Classic with a Twist – Ripe Rhubarb Crème

This is the perfect pinky red! My nails are currently painted this color, and they are gorgeous (if I do say so myself!)

DSCN2990Plush Pout Lip Crayon – Cardinal Red Crème

I was daring this month and chose the red color!  I’m typically a pink girl, but I wanted a change!

DSCN2997The red is really nice!  I don’t know how often I’ll use it, but I’m glad to have it!

The moisture core is also a fantastic!

DSCN2979Once again, Julep has gifted us with a coupon!!  Just like the previous months, this code is good for two uses!

What did you get in your September box? Do you love it too?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – July 2014

Hi everybody!!

It took a bit longer than usual, but I FINALLY received my July box from Julep Maven!

Julep warned us that this month’s box would take a little longer than normal.  I just never guessed that it would take as long as it did!! DSCN2631Here’s a little background for those of you that aren’t familiar with Julep Maven:

Julep Maven is a nail and beauty subscription box.  For $24.99 a month, Mavens receive a selection of nail polishes and other beauty products.

The price recently went up from $19.99 to $24.99 to accommodate those Mavens who wished to completely customize their boxes.

I like what Julep picks for me, so I chose not to upgrade to the customization option!

I believe all new subscriptions start at $24.99 though!

If you’d like to be a Maven click here to sign up! DSCN2640Here’s my Classic with a Twist box!

It came with two Tootsie Rolls, which I am SUPER excited about!! DSCN2669July featured The Poolside Collection.

I’m not in love with all the polishes from this month’s collection.  I think some of them are just a tad too dark for summer!!  I am, however, in love with the two polishes I received! DSCN2675The July quote is very fitting!

I love the yellow and blue color scheme that Julep used this month! So bright and fun!! DSCN2664This month’s beauty product is Bare Body Milk.

I’m quite impressed with the size of the Body Milk! It’s 6.8 ounces, which is a pretty decent size!

I really like the scent of this lotion! I’m not sure what it smells like, but it smells pretty good!

I used some on my hands the other day, and it worked very well! DSCN2655Nail Polish

  • Kelsey – Classic with a Twist – Powder peach crème
  • Vicki – Classic with a Twist – Pink flamingo crème

I LOVE both my polishes this month!! They are so pretty and perfect for summer!

I’m currently wearing Vicki on my fingernails!  It’s a tad bit brighter than I expected, but still very pretty!

I think that Kelsey will look perfect as little polka dots on top of Vicki! (That’s what I’m trying next!) DSCN2678As an added bonus for the July box, Julep sent along a coupon!!

It says in the fine print that this coupon is good for two uses!! That’s double the fun!

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Julep Maven Review – May 2014 Add-Ons

Hi everyone!!

As promised, here is the review for my Add-Ons from my May Julep Maven box!

I added on one nail polish and the Plié Wand Creativity Kit.

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Laree – Bombshell – Golden pink taffeta shimmer

I would classify this polish as a pinky-coral shimmer.  I’m really excited to try this one!  It’s going to be perfect for summer!!

ImagePlié Wand Creativity Kit

The Creativity Kit came with two caps:

  • Dotting Tool
  • Striping Brush

I’m really excited to try out both of these tools!

I absolutely LOVE polka dots, so I can’t wait to accent my nails with some of those!

I’ll be sure to post my results (as long as they aren’t horrendous!)

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