Hello! Today I will be showing you the three polishes that came in my January Julep Maven It Girl box! Julep is a pretty cool company, and I would encourage you to check out their website and see what they’re all about. The three polishes from my January box, Megan, Hayden, and Leah, are a part of the upcoming Julep Resort Collection.
|Julep Megan, Hayden, and Leah|
I used Cult Nails Get It On base coat, two coats of polish, and Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat for all of the following swatches.
Megan is described by Julep as “a playful and sultry Mediterranean aquamarine shimmer.” It definitely has a metallic finish and had a tendency to show the brush marks, but once the top coat was on it wasn’t too bad. The formula was a little runny, but completely manageable. I like this, even though I’m not usually a huge fan of this kind of finish, and the color reminds me of the ocean!
|Julep Hayden; Low light, no flash|
Hayden is described as a “bold and bight neon peach creme.” I was really excited to try this one when I read that description…and it definitely is neon! It’s one of those colors that makes your hands look instantly tan when you put it on! However, the formula was slightly thick and it had the issues that lots of pastel or neon shades struggle with. It was kind of difficult to get it to even out without making a gloppy mess. However, with a careful hand, I think this will make for a beautiful spring or summer mani! In the second picture you can see how the neon character of this polish makes it almost glow in low light!
Leah is AWESOME! This polish is right up my alley! It is described as “a vivid and refreshing grass green with a hint of shimmer.” This perfectly matches the color of my bridesmaids dresses in my wedding last summer! Girls, if you are reading, I would have had you all wear this if I had had it in July! The shimmer is very subtle, and I think it could be a three coater, even though I only used two for the swatch. The formula was great, except something funky came out of the brush onto my pinky nail. I love this; I will definitely be wearing it as a full mani soon. I am such a sucker for green polishes!
So far, my Julep experience has been positive! I really like the Julep brush. It is wide, but not quite as wide as an OPI brush, so I feel like it is nice and easy to use for most nail widths. Each bottle contains 8mL of polish, so the $14 price tag is a little high, but it is much more affordable if you enroll in the Julep Maven program! For $19.99 each month, you will receive a beautifully packaged box of $40-$60 worth of Julep nail care products, many before they are released to the public. In this particular month, I received these three polishes (before the release), as well as an upgrade, which was another polish! That’s a $56 value for $19.99! The best part of the program, in my opinion, is that you can skip a month if for some reason you can’t do it that month. So financially, it’s not a huge commitment if something comes up. When you sign up, you take a style quiz to determine which box you will receive (but you can always change later), and they send you an intro box as soon as you sign up (you must pay an initial $19.99)! For more information or to become a Maven, click HERE! If you have any questions about it, leave a comment!
Update: I forgot to mention that as a Julep Maven, you get 20% all purchases on the site and free shipping! And when you refer two friends to the program, you get a month free. It’s really a win-win-win situation!