Month: July 2016


July Julep Maven Box – Into the Sea

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Julep is taking me “Into the Sea” this month.

My first pick was easy…I skipped over this month’s collection a grabbed Julep’s Fan Brush. I skipped it 18 months ago when I got Glow Highlighting Powder – now I know I need it.

I also picked up the new Lip Shade Sheer Lip Butter in “Macaroon” – it felt so good on my dry lips this morning. It’s a light nude, but it didn’t look cakey like most light colors on me. Fingers crossed that it lasts longer than my other Julep lip products – most of them turn after 6 months or so.

I couldn’t go polish-less – I picked It Girl “Fleur”, evening bloom matte glitter. For some reason, I also ended up with an extra polish in my box – Classic with a Twist “Mickey”, pink geranium ghost iridescent. I ain’t complaining!

I used 400 Jules to add Water Droplet Nail Decals to my box – I can’t wait to try them out!

I was psyched about this month’s treat -Pizzazz Juicy Jellies. It is hands down the best jelly I’ve ever had – the pink grapefruit just melted on my tongue.

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Androgynous Masochist

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Oh hello, my lovelies…

Another restock last week means another shipment of Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick.

I’d been waiting for a restock of “Androgyny” since Sally showed me the way and the light of Jeffree. This warm plum mauve is my new obsession. It’s very similar to Kat Von D “Lolita”, but less drying on me.

I also picked up “Masochist” – a cool berry red. On me, it’s very similar to “Rich Blood”, but without that purple shimmer. I’ve found that the reds transfer more than other colors – my coffee mug looked pretty bloody yesterday.

Jeffree just revealed his summer collection over the weekend. THANK GAWD I’m not interested in bright summer colors…my bank account couldn’t handle it if I fell in love.



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Those stars in “Rocket Out” were pokey and sharp, so I had to take it off. Surprise, a bonus 4th of July mani.

I started with Julep Oxygen Bonding Base Coat. I then did 2 coats of Julep “Tin Man”, a lovely silver holographic polish. I topped it with Julep “Fireworks”, a special topper from last summer. “Tin Man” looks almost white under the glitter and a lot of the holographic goodness is lost in the red, white and silver glitter. Oh well. I used “HK Girl” to make it super shiny.

I’m falling down on the job…I did four 4th of July manis last year, but only two this year. I need to get on the ball.