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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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