Monday, September 8, 2014

Julep Maven September 2014 Review- The Plush Pout is to Die For!


My September 2014 Julep Maven box arrived while I was away for the weekend.  It took a circuitous route to get to me and I admit I expected it earlier but I'm glad it's here!
With Julep you are now able to customize your box each month which I think is wonderful.  When I took the Style Quiz, I came out a Bombshell so my default box tends to be colors I normally would like anyway.  This time I customized it and chose a different nail polish that what was originally included.

Julep Maven is a nail polish subscription that has recently been branching out in to other beauty products. It's nice to be able to choose whether I want an all polish month or have a fun lip gloss or body lotion instead.

The Cost: $24.99/month or $19.99 a month if you choose for the 3 month option

What You Get: A fully customized monthly delivery of over $40 in nail polish and beauty products, as well as 20% off and free shipping on other products at Julep.com. You will also have access to the Secret Store each month.
You can try one of five beauty styles each month or upgrade to get them all! When you sign up, you take a profile quiz that matches you with one of five styles. You can stick with the one they chose or pick your own!

Alright, up close and personal with my polishes!

Lupita- This is a ripe rhubarb crème.  It is an O2 polish with Oxygen Technology.  This fast-drying, long-lasting nail polish to get nails healthy and more beautiful at the same time. It also uses a proprietary 5-free, vegan-friendly formula which includes strengthening Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract.

Kirby-A silver jagged glitter top coat.  I love glitter!  I hate getting it off but I still love it.  It also has the O2 technology that's supposed to give you healthier nails.

Swatched:


I like both of these.  The Lupita was practically opaque at one coat.  Two coats looks better but one doesn't look ragingly awful.
Julep Plush Pout Lip Crayon in Magenta Plum Creme-A full-coverage lip crayon with a moisturizing treatment core in the middle.  Rich, creamy formula glides on and delivers long-lasting color with a semigloss finish.  It has antioxidant-rich oils, sunflower wax, and vitamin E keep lips hydrated and happy.

Now *this* is a non-nail polish Julep product I can get behind.  I am in love with this.  It smells like vanilla, doesn't taste bad, is a gorgeous color, isn't sticky and is basically my new favorite thing.  It really is full coverage. This is a gloriously dark color perfect for Fall, in my opinion.  It has the absolute perfect amount of shine.  Which means it's not glossy and it's not matte but it just has a hint of gloss to it.  Love.

VERDICT:  Love the colors!  Love the formulation of the polishes.  I adore the Plush Pout crayon so much I think I need to get another color.  Seriously.  I might have to get two more.  I would have to say this is my favorite thing I ever got from Julep that wasn't nail polish.  FAVORITE!  Obviously I'm trying really hard to tell you how in love with this I am and I'm failing miserably.  I checked and it's not for sale in their shop yet but when it does...  I'm going to be right there!

I'm getting so overwhelmed with all my polishes that I'm changing the color every three days to feel like I'm using what I have!

Julep is great for building a nail polish collection, I must say.  While I don't like all the colors or formulations, that's pretty much true for most nail polishes anyway.

If you want to join the Julep Maven program, you can take your Style Quiz here and get started!

*referral links were used in this post.

2 comments:

  1. Agree on the Plush Pout - HUGE fan of mine! I got the almond/nude color. Hoping next Secret Store they do a 4pk of all the colors (like they did with the eyeliners in the last SS) Great product!

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    1. I hope they do, too! I love these :D

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