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August Julep Maven Box – Endless Summer

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I wish this really was an “Endless Summer” – I feel like this summer has gone by much too quickly. I can’t believe that school starts in less than three weeks!

I got a note from Julep last week that there would be a delay in sending out this month’s new product – No Excuses Invisible Sunscreen Gel – but they would go ahead and send out the rest of my box. That’s nice and all…but I am really bummed. I was hoping to bring it to Playa del Carmen with me next week. Oh well…

My other choices this month were two sparkly polishes – It Girl “Pam”, tigerlily holographic, and Classic with a Twist “Stephanie”, juicy cherry holographic. Funny, I have a sister named Pam and my husband has a sister named Stephanie. This month’s treat is a Lemonhead – a single solitary Lemonhead. Gross – my husband can have it.

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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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June Julep Maven Box – Midsummer Light

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When you get so much mail in one day (Saturday) that it takes days to work through the backlog…

June’s theme is “Midsummer Light”. I wasn’t wowed by the polishes this month, but I did choose one that looked pretty – Wonder Maven “Naveena”, lush jungle teal jelly. I have lots of teal polishes, but no teal jellies.

For beauty products, I chose one of the new Skip the Brush Creme-to-Powder Blush Sticks in “Warm Bronze”. I’m hoping it will give me a sun-kissed glow without actually stepping outside. I also chose a new shade of When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in “Sunset Gold”. I’m gonna bling out my eyes.

My only complaint…NECCO wafers. Fucking disgusting. My husband called dibs and he can have those nasty things.

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May Julep Maven Box – Rainbow Bright

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I was so super excited to use all the products in this month’s Julep Maven box – “Rainbow Bright” – but unfortunately, two of the products were totally unusable. I was so bummed!

My first pick was Your Lip Addiction Tinted Lip Oil Treatment in “Covet”. I was going to wear it yesterday, but the applicator tip had fallen off into the bottle. FAIL! For polishes, I chose Bombshell “Regina” – Nebula pink iridescent chrome – and Boho Glam “Wilma” – Mojave sunrise gold chrome. Unfortunately, “Regina” was 100% dried up. Double FAIL!

What am I gonna do with the bright pink candy thing? It’s either a jawbreaker or a gumball…I’ll let Lily figure that out.

The good news is that Julep’s customer service is second to none. Within 24 hours of my email (with pictures of the FAILs), they already had replacements ordered for me. In just a few more days, I’ll get to play with “Covet” and “Regina”.

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April Julep Maven Box – Brights + White

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Julep’s April collection is very, very interesting – “Brights + White”, a collection of vivid sheer polishes, meant to be layered.

This month’s beauty product is Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Stick. It’s like a stick of deodorant, but oils and enzymes to clean your face. I also got the Kaolin Clay Konjac Sponge (it even came with a little suction hook to hang it to dry – LOVE that) to go with it. I tried it last night – it was weird, but my face felt very clean and impossibly smooth after using them.

I couldn’t pick just one of the vivd sheer polishes, so in addition to It Girl “Ari”extreme fuchsia vivid sheer, I got It Girl “Delaney”blue atoll vivid sheer – and Boho Glam “Gigi”zesty mandarin vivid sheer. The collection came with Classic with a Twist “Brigitte”bright white creme – to use under the sheers to make them pop. I used more jules and also added Julep Oxygen Bonding Base Coat – I was out! Since I added three products, I got a free bonus – Classic with a Twist “Lulu”wisteria mist soft focus (demi-matte).

My only complaint was the candy in the box. Sour Apple Air Heads. I HATE Sour Apple ANYTHING and Air Heads are asking for a visit to the dentist.

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March Julep Maven Box – Lighten Up

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March’s theme is “Lighten Up” – I’m guessing a nod to switching to spring pastels and not a demand to lighten one’s mood?

I didn’t feel like yet more blue eyeliner, so I chose all polish this month. I immediately grabbed one of their new holographic jellies – It Girl “Cecile”, Caribbean breeze holographic jelly. Then I grabbed It Girl “Skylar”, harbor blue chrome. I had a hard time picking the last one…but finally settled on Classic with a Twist “Abby”, honey almond sheer creme – it *might* be the perfect pinky nude? We shall see…

I wonder if I have a friend with a daughter named “Cecile”? I’ve got friends with an “Abby” and a “Skylar”…Which one will I try out first?

Oh…and a cherry Blow Pop. Ick.

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February Julep Maven Box – The February Collection

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Hey Julep…creative name you dreamed up this month – “The February Collection”.

The spotlighted beauty product this month was more Eye Shadow 101 sticks. I wasn’t feeling it, so I picked a new lip gloss in “Captivated”Iridescent fig shimmer with Power Cell Complex. For polished, I picked It Girl “Rosie”Charcoal grey with magenta glitter – and FINALLY got It Girl “Celeste”Cosmic gray iridescent glitter. Just like last year, the February box came with “Hartleigh” – Holographic heart glitter top coat. There was also a single, foil wrapped chocolate heart. Yeah, I already ate it.

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January Julep Maven Box – New Year, Fresh Look

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As soon as I saw this month’s new beauty product, I knew I was picking it – No Limits Luxe Hydrating Crème, a universal moisturizer. I’ve got flaky winter skin on my cheeks and chin – I need it GONE. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t clog my pores and give me a nasty breakout.

The rest of January’s “New Year, Fresh Look” Collection was pretty saucy. I had a hard time choosing, but I finally decided on Bombshell “Shay”celadon iridescent chrome – and Boho Glam “Marika”stone matte metallic. I wanted “Celeste”cosmic gray iridescent glitter, but I didn’t feel like paying extra, so I’m hoping I can swap it into my box next month.

Oh, look…Junior Mints! Yup, they’re gone already.

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December Julep Maven Box – The All Night Long Collection

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For the first time in several months, I had a hard, hard time picking out my December Julep Box – “The All Night Long Collection” is absolutely amazing.

Eventually, I settled on Julep Bombshell “Tish”silver bell full-coverage microglitter – and Julep Classic with a Twist “Makenna”gilded lilac glitter. I also used Jules to add Julep it Girl “Elsa”snowdrift iridescent stardust. Glitter, glitter everywhere and not a drop to drink…wait, that’s not right?

For my beauty product, I decided to try out It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in “Ooh La La”sepia taupe. I have been nutso over matte lips and have buying every one I can get my hands on…in basically the same color. One of these days, I’ll do a master Lolita dupe post…

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November Julep Maven box – The Switch-Up Collection

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Dang Julep…getting my box here on November 2nd. And in all new packaging! The shipping box is now plain cardboard with purple stripes. Gone are the white polish boxes – now they’re a shimmery dark gray. I love Julep’s new look.

“The Switch-Up Collection” is November’s theme. The beauty product is What Your Skin Needs Restorative Facial Milk – a lightweight treatment milk with olive oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, coconut oil and squalane. (I’ll save you my husband’s commentary on facial milk.) I couldn’t resist the new matte metallic polishes – I picked Boho Glam “Kerry”, fluted gold matte metallic, and Classic with a Twist “Jo”, brushed silver matte metallic. All Julep Mavens received an extra polish Shake It Up! – It Girl “Melody”an iridescent, high gloss, glitter top coat. For a treat, there was a Tootsie Roll Caramel Apple Pop. I’m scared to eat real caramel apples, but maybe this one won’t be so bad.

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