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August 2018 Julep Maven Box – Light & Luster

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Is it me, or are the Julep boxes getting slimmer and slimmer? They used to be filled to the brim with shredded paper and candy and an insert describing the month’s collection. No shreds, no candy and no insert this month. Am I spoiled, or what?

I didn’t skip the Beauty Product this month – perk it Under-Eye Treatment Brightener in “light”. It’s a little bit concealer, a little bit corrector. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I am optimistic that it will hide the face that I never, ever sleep.

For polishes, I chose Classic with a Twist “Saryn”coral sunset iridescent shimmer – and Boho Glam “Petra”cranberry magenta shimmer. I used Jules to add another polish to my box – It Girl “Cozette”peacock teal shimmer. I gotta have all the shimmers!

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July 2018 Julep Maven Box – Welcome to the Jungle

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July’s Julep Maven Collection is full of bright and amazing jungle colors – they’d be right at home on a Hawaiian shirt or a fun beach towel.

This month’s beauty product was a Body Cleansing Oil, so I decided to pass and pick three polishes. I’ve dabbled in facial oils with varying results, but I cannot imagine rubbing my entire body down with oil and feeling “clean” afterwards.

I picked It Girl “Tazi” – iridescent lime holographic, Wonder Maven “Raleigh”hottest pink shimmer (hottest? really?), and Boho Glam “Maynette”palm frond duochrome. (Did you know that Maynette is the name of an astronaut?)

Oh. and I was supposed to get some more nail decals with this box – nope, they didn’t make it into the box. Boo! Hiss!

I should just stop expecting candy – Julep is not giving us any more candy, are they?

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June 2018 Julep Box – Sundae Funday

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The theme of this month’s Julep box is “Sundae Funday”, and it’s a selection of creamy ice creamy colors. Though the colors were nice, I only ended up picking one – I was distracted by the lippies!

Julep launched three new shades of It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse – I got two of them. “Blind Date” was a no brainer – electric fuchsia metallic matte. My second selection was “Blush”rose gold metallic matte. I’m nothing, if not predictable. Fuchsia and rose gold are my “things”.

For my polish, I waffled around, but ended up selecting Wonder Maven “Roberta”breezy turquoise shimmer. I am likely to be rocky blue/turquoise/aqua pool nails all summer.

No candy AGAIN. At least there was an insert and some coupons.

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May 2018 Julep Maven Box – Golden Hour

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No information card, no candy this month – what’s up with that Julep?

The featured product this month was new shades of Skip the Brush Creme-to-Powder Blush Stick and I wasn’t really feeling it, so I went all polish. I was elated to see that this month’s collection includes Bombshell “Lilith”, Orchid Blossom Shimmer. Even though we call her “Lily”, her given name is “Lilith”. Now I just need a “Russell” polish to complete out family collection!

I also added Classic with a Twist “Presley”, Sizzling Hibiscus Iridescent, and Smooth Start – Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat. I’d been using Oxygen Bonding Base Coat, but sometimes you gotta mix it up. Oh, and I got Flowering Cacti decals – can’t wait to play with them, too!

I used Jules to add Bombshell “Tanaya”Vibrant Marigold Crème. I know I am not a yellow polish fan, but it will look SO good with the cacti.

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April 2018 Julep Maven Box – Bold Confection

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So. Much. Polish.

April’s theme is “Bold Confection” and brings bright polishes with fun textures. I decided to go all polish. I chose Classic with a Twist “Cadance”, flamingo pink textured glitter; It Girl “Maureen”, seafoam oasis iridescent; and Bombshell “Samma”, frozen lilac iridescent microglitter. I also got a tiny roll of white nail tape. I wonder if it will be as hard to use as the nail tape I got from China…

No candy this month, but a free polish! I got Boho Glam “Della”, misted blackberry microshimmer. When I opened the box, I was sure that “Cadance” must have been the free polish – I couldn’t imagine myself choosing it…but I checked my confirmation email and choose it, I did.

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March 2018 Julep Maven Box – Press Forward

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I’ve held back on writing about this box for several days, as I wanted to test out the products for a few days.

March’s “Press Forward” box features a totally new type of product – Pressed Serums. For my box, I chose both the morning serum – you got this Pressed Serum Daily Moisturizer – and the nightly product – dream big Nightly Renewal Pressed Serum with BHA. (In a genius bit of product design, the identical tube tops are marked with a sun and a moon to tell you when to use them.) I’ve been using both serums, in addition to washing my face with love your bare face Detoxifying Cleansing Stick. I have noticed a difference in my skin – softer and smoother after just a few days. I’m having a hard time getting used to applying the products, which is not unlike covering one’s face with a Lady Speedstick.

I couldn’t go polish-less, so I used Jules for one of this month’s polishes – Boho Glam “Ida”, blue heron matte shimmer. I also got a special treat – gold four-leaf clover decals for St. Paddy’s Day. I hope they fare better than the roses!

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February 2018 Julep Maven Box – Eyes For You

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Even thought it was just days before my surgery, I got in there and chose my polishes for February.

The new beauty product for February was an eye cream, but I don’t really fuck with eye creams, so I went for all polishes instead. I chose It Girl “Norah”oxide red shimmer (I thought it was “Laurie” when I saw it in the box – it seems very similar); Wonder Maven “Pia”spiced burgundy iridescent shimmer (whoa dude); and Boho Glam “Emmy”olive ghost shimmer (it looks like rose leaves to me). I also got TWO sheets of gold rose decals – TWO! I’m really looking forward to trying all these polishes.

The candy is also back – I got a single milk chocolate heart.

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January 2018 Julep Maven Box – Advantage Point

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I totally fucking forgot to “curate” January’s box. Oops. I remember looking at this month’s collection, but I guess I forgot to go back in and finalize my selections.

What they sent me is fine though. I’m not out of love your bare face Detoxifying Cleansing Stick, but it IS a product I use and enjoy, so I ain’t even mad. The colors they sent me are plain, but not dupes of shades that I have. I got Classic with a Twist “Jenn”Mahogany Creme – and Wonder Maven “Geri”Blushing Beige Creme. See – very “naked” polishes!

No candy or treats in my box. Boo.

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December Julep Maven Box – Going Baroque

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I’m really making an attempt to be on the ball this month. That – AND I really want to dig into all these polishes!

I feel like I splurged a bit on this month’s “Going Baroque” Collection. I was really excited to see the it’s whipped Matte Lip Mousse in metallic finishes, so I added both to my box – “bacio”, copper russet metallic matte, and “spark”, plum metallic matte. Even thought the Lip Mousses transfer onto everything, I really like how they feel on my lips. I also added Classic with a Twist “Kayleigh”, holly berry iridescent shimmer. What a red!

The splurge was adding three add-ons this month, using up almost all my saved Jules. I added Bombshell “Persephone”, crushed berry holographic, It Girl “Dyani”, starry night sky holographic, AND white snowflake decals. For my trouble, they sent me a free polish – Boho Glam “Magdalene”. Boo – I got this one back in 2015.

The biggest mystery is the addition of Bombshell “Mira”, cast iron matte shimmer, in this month’s box. It was a new polish created for October’s Divine Darkness Mystery Box. Maybe a freebie that everyone got instead of candy? I’ll happily take it!

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November Julep Maven Box – Nourish & Flourish

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Ooohhh…Julep is adding masks to their repertoire!

Yup, I had to add the Triple Quench Deep Hydration Sheet Mask System to this month’s box. Not just a sheet mask – it also includes an essence ampoule pack for before the mask and a sleeping pack for after the mask. I’m going to wait until the winter chill hits my face hard and BAM! I’m going to moisturize the fuck out of my face.

I also chose Your Cuticles Look Thirsty Fast-Absorbing Cuticle Creme. Not a hand lotion, but a creme just for your nails beds. They’re not kidding, my cuticles sucked it right up. This is so much better than a messy cuticle oil. I also chose Julep It Girl “Dina”vintage denim shimmer. It absolutely does remind me of a comfy pair of stonewashes.

There’s a single mystery hard candy in this month’s box. No words on it all. I opened the cellophane and it’s BLUE, but there’s no smell. I’m scared.

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