After seeing so many wonderful Ipsy glam bags pass me…
The Julep Maven boxes for April were from the Vivid collection. The colors are bright, vibrant and perfect for Spring time! I had such trouble choosing (in fact I switched my choice about 3 times), but I settled on the Boho Glam box… and boy am I ever glad I did!
Phoebe – Described as a vibrant jungle metallic, it’s really more teal than the photo on Julep’s site lead on. It does lean green in some lights but it truly is a turquoise/teal. Retail $11.20 (Maven price)
Sunny – Described as an overexposed yellow chrome, I was thinking it would be a lot more bright neon. It’s a beautiful lemon yellow shimmer metallic. Retail $11.20 (Maven price)
Petal Pink Glow Pore Minimizing Blush – Glow’s groundbreaking formula diffuses the appearance of pores and imperfections, while diamond powder gives cheeks a luminous shimmer. Packed with vitamin B6 for a truly healthy glow. Contains Rosemary Extract, Rosehip Oil, Coffee Seed and all sorts of good stuff! Retails $19.20 (Maven Price)
Packaging is really high-end too. Not cardboard or flimsy, this is sleek and slim made of frosted plastic with a nice mirror!
I have countless blushes and the formula for this is up there with NARS or Le Metier de Beaute. It’s buttery and soft. It goes on smooth and has a slight sheen but no shimmer. It doesn’t really “minimize” my pores, but I ain’t mad. Wear time is over 8 hours.
Felicia speckled nail polish (add-on) – Described as black speckled mint crème, this reminds me of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream or a Robyn’s egg! When I saw this as an add-on I had to get it. Wear time is 5 or more days (no topcoat either). Retail $11.20 (Maven price)
2 coats, but it could be worn with 1 generous coat. This goes on smooth. It tends to get a bit goopy if you leave the bottle open too long though. I didn’t wear it with top coat and it lasted until my next mani (5 days later). Not gritty and a bit easier to remove than regular glitter polish.
My thoughts: This box was fantastic! I don’t have any colors like these polishes and the blush is quickly reaching HG status. When I think back to when I first signed up with Julep, I am extremely impressed with the expanded makeup selections and improved polish quality.
SEE KALYN LORD’S THOUGHTS ON THIS BOX. (special cameo appearance by KE$HA!)
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