Friday, July 6, 2012

July Julep Maven - American Beauty

I love getting my monthly goodies from Julep! It's like my birthday every month. I'm an American Beauty, so I received three polishes and one lip gloss. And some candy. Fireballs - yum!

Julep Maven July American Beauty


Julep Maven July American Beauty

Julep Maven July American Beauty

Julep Maven July American Beauty

Julep Maven July American Beauty
Julep America, Yumi, and Lynn

Julep America over Deborah Lippmann Footloose
Julep America over Deborah Lippmann Footloose

Julep America over Deborah Lippmann Footloose
Julep America over Deborah Lippmann Footloose

Julep America over Deborah Lippmann Footloose
Julep America over Deborah Lippmann Footloose

Julep America-The Beautiful is a gorgeous red microglitter with small silver glitter,  medium blue glitter, and silver stars. Very dense, opaque at three coats, but you can likely get away with just two. I LOVE this polish. It's like something the indie makers would out out. Gorgeous. Completely. This is the polish I wore for ya'll yesterday. I will say that it'll seem really clumpy around a silver star and I had to "brush it off" so the other glitters wouldn't bury the stars...

I love how you can see gold glowing from inside this mani in the pictures. Not evident in real life. I have no why it did that... This is a little more red-orange than what it would be alone because of the base color I used.

Julep Yumi over Julep Lynn

Julep Lynn is a pink-leaning nude with a pearl finish. Three coats are needed to make this opaque and brush marks are still a pain on the nail. This one gave me the most problems, as it was thick and goopy. Bleh. But on the nail, the color is nice.

Julep Yumi is a gorgeous neutral opalescent glitter with holographic glitter. Very pretty, and very gorgeous over neutral but pearly Julep Lynn. These two were made for each other. Unfortunately, this polish was also very thick and goopy. It's like they need thinner. Glitter was dense but hard to cover because of the thick base.

Julep Peony
Julep Peony 


Julep Peony is like Julep Lynn for the lips - it's a pink leaning nude creme lip gloss. Thin and runny, but pretty color. I can see it making some people look like a mannequin due to it canceling out any lip color you have naturally. As you can see, it can settle into fine lines or bleed, so making sure you've exfoliated and moisturized is key! Maybe a little lip liner under to help control it would be best.

Julep products are available at www.julep.com and polishes are now available at www.Sephora.com!

If you're not familiar with Julep Maven, it's a monthly subscription service that sends you polishes (and other things - lotions, scrubs, files, sunscreen, lipgloss, etc.) based on a style quiz you do at the beginning. You can click HERE to start! Use code SHAREONJULY to get your first box for one penny!

And for kicks, just to see what Julep America looks like in stages of application:

Julep America, various number of coats

12 comments:

  1. OOh yay! I've been waiting to see what other people got!

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    1. What did you get? I really like this month's box!

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  2. I got this box, too! I am going to try the nude color today.

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    1. Lynn is super pretty, especially with the glitter Yumi.

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  3. I'm classic with a twist I love seeing what other people get!!!!! i Love Yumi!!!!

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    1. Me too! It's always interesting. I'm so bad about posting my boxes but with the holiday, it made it easier to do.

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  4. yumi looks so prettyy!! that gloss looks great on you btw, i like how it doesn't totally wash out your lip color :D

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  5. I found that when you layer America over a bright red polish - like julep's January - that it looks a thousand times better! I got the it girl box just because of the lip glosses, and thank god I did!

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  6. I really like Lynn and Yumi on you. It looks gorgeous. Which of the colors was your favorite out of this box?

    Alexandria
    Julep Maven Team
    www.blog.julep.com

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