Julep Maven April 2014 +add ons

DSCN0037I received my Julep Maven box for April just a few days ago and while I’ve received my box the last several months, I haven’t felt like I had anything to write home about. This month, I really loved several of the items in my box so I wanted to take the time to tell you all about it! If you aren’t familiar with Julep, it’s a monthly subscription box that sends you Julep’s own brand of polish. for $19.99 a month, you receive your choice of box. Most of their boxes contain two polishes and a product. There is also an all product box and an all polish box. If you want to know a little more, you can check out Julep HERE. You can also get your first box free, just pay $2.99 shipping 🙂

DSCN0046This month, I got “Classic with a Twist” and one add-on.

DSCN0042The non nail polish item this month was a pore minimizing blush. The add-on that I chose was a blush brush to go along with it. They also included some 25% off codes for the brushes and blushes. The kicker, they’re both sold out! I’ll wait patiently to use this soon.

DSCN0047A lot of times Julep includes a little extra and this month we got these cute hard candies. I wish I could tell you they were delicious but my toddlers stole these. It’s the thought that counts!

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So, on to the real reason we’re here 😉 I love these products. I’ve had my ups and downs with Julep (they make great products, I’m just not always jumping up and down raving about them and trust me, that’s something I like to do when polish is involved.) but these products have me singing on roof tops. Sound of Music Style.

This is the Julep GLOW Pore-Minimizing Blush in “Peach Bellini” and their (slanted) Blush Brush. The blush was included in my $19.99 box, I added on the brush for $16.99- my Julep Maven price at 20% off.

DSCN0049Let’s talk blush. They call this pore-minimzing and while I’ve not seen too much of that, it is illuminating as mentioned with a super refined, soft shimmer. Shimmer alone is known to minimize pores, so I totally see where they are going with that. The color is true to the box and aside from this outer box, they put in a fitter lining too, like the NARS packaging. Great touch to make sure my blush arrived safely.

DSCN0051 Isn’t this packaging SO sleek? Its cute, functions nicely and it has a great weight to it.

DSCN0054 Love the color itself too. I don’t always agree with Julep’s description of their polish colors- it’s probably hard because after so many years, many of their colors are similar, but they did a great job describing this shade.

DSCN0055Now here is, obviously, the bad thing. As I was taking pictures, I turned this over (while open) and the entire pan fell out. I banged up some of the edges which is pretty disappointing. I contacted Julep support a few days ago and I’m waiting on a reply. I do wish they had gotten back to me by now, but I’ll be patient.

DSCN0056The other star product for me was the Blush Brush. I’m. In. Love. It’s soft, the handle is nice and heavy and it applies blush like a DREAM. My only complaint? I didn’t pick up the bronzer brush to go with it!! This was well worth the price I  paid and I cannot wait for these to go back in stock. I need a few more.

julep-maven-april-2014-polishI go so caught up taking pictures of the blush and brush that my camera died before I got the chance to take close-ups of my polishes 🙂 I received these two (I borrowed this photo from MySubscriptionAddiction.com), Mariska and Caitlin. I’ve tried both and I really like Caitlin, but Mariska dried a little too quickly for me to get clean lines around my cuticle. I’ll definitely try again in a…less ventilated room.

 

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