Last week, I got my intro box. My style was "Bombshell." I like that you can see the boxes & switch up your "style" beforehand. Though it takes out some of the mystery, I feel that it's important with a service so specific to just one brand and one main product (you don't want to end up with a bunch of colours you already have or don't like.) I was really excited about getting my box & thought it was definitely worth the penny & time to sign up!
Here is what I got:
- Julep Nail Vernis in Natasha. Red-Orange Creme.
- Julep Nail Vernis in Oscar. Uniform circles, dense gold glitter.
- Julep "The Best Pedi Creme Ever!" 2 ounces. A lot of natural ingredients.
- Foamy Toe Separators (They are super fun to squeeze like a stress ball.)
|Close-Up of Oscar (above) & Natasha (below)|
Though, I am not a huge fan of reds or oranges, Natasha is a very pretty colour, great for summer. I was definitely more excited about Oscar. I have been looking for a gold glitter polish to try out some ideas for nail art. Oscar is a very easy to work with glitter, it covers easily and is super dense. No fishing required! It also isn't too bumpy once dry.
In order to try out the nail polishes, I wanted to do a manicure that incorporated both. So, I did a glitter gradient using Oscar over a base of Natasha. I started with two coats of Natasha, then I did one coat of Oscar starting just above the middle of the nail. Finally I went over my tips, kind of like a French Manicure, with Oscar again. The below picture doesn't even have a top coat on it, so the finishes of these polishes are great! It also hasn't chipped at all & I usually have a ton of problems with chipping.
I really love how it turned out, like I said I don't usually wear red-oranges, but I definitely can see using it to accent a variety of nail art designs. I am also excited to pair the gold with other colours such as coral, turquoise, and navy.
Overall, I think these are great colours & encourage you to try Julep Maven out. It's only a penny to try & if you aren't happy with the products you can unsubscribe. Honestly, I was planning on just getting my intro box and that's it...until I saw the July box.
The July box looks amazing! I decided to "switch styles" & go with "It Girl." It features three different polishes, Mila, Kate, & Daphne. I already have similar colours to Kate & Daphne, but I really like the formula of the Julep polishes. I also am trying to be more conscious about buying products that aren't laden with chemicals & are cruelty-free. Julep doesn't contain any formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP. So slowly but surely, I hope to phase out my cheap nail polishes!
|"It Girl" July Julep Maven Box|
|America - The Beautiful|