Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Julep Maven October Box - American Beauty

This is late and likely not news to some of you, but here is my October Julep Maven box!



I am an American Beauty, so above is my box I received for October. I received two nail polishes, Eloise and Sabrina, two nail art glitters in orange and black, and Quick Dry Polish Drops. There was also a small bag of candy corn in there, but with all candy I get in the mail, my husband grabs it while I'm fawning over the polish and he eats it before I know what happened. =/

I haven't tried the drops and I have two other brands of drops I'm currently using, and I don't use them that often, so I'm keeping this sealed in case I gift it or sell it. The nail art glitter looks promising, but again, I've got so many glitters that I'm not really using, I'm leaving those sealed. 

Julep Eloise is a gorgeous deep blue creme with a slight hint of dustiness to it to make it slightly less bold and flashy. The formula on this was a little thick and goopy, so it required two coats for evenness. 

Julep Eloise, two coats
Julep Eloise, two coats

Julep Eloise, two coats
Julep Eloise, two coats

Julep Sabrina is a medium dark orange shimmery purple crackle. This is one thick coat over Julep Eloise.


Julep Sabrina (one coat) over Julep Eloise (two coats)
Julep Sabrina (one coat) over Julep Eloise (two coats)

Julep Sabrina (one coat) over Julep Eloise (two coats)
Julep Sabrina (one coat) over Julep Eloise (two coats)

I know Julep got some flack for having a crackle included since it's not necessarily on trend, but for those that like something fun on their nails but don't do nail art, this is a nice addition to their polish stash. It did crackle better than most of my other crackles (which I do not have a lot to compare it to), so take that with a grain of salt!

Julep Maven Program

For those of you who may not know about the Julep Maven program, it's a monthly mail order nail polish program. For $20/mo you get a box of goodies, which generally includes two nail polishes (each retail for $14/ea so you've already saved money!) and extra goodies - quick dry polish drops, glitter, polish remover, lip gloss, mascara, lotion, scrubs, etc! Usually there is a little candy in there too. =P

The monthly polishes are chosen based on your style quiz you take when signing up. If course they let you know what you're getting every month and there is a window to change the box you get, add colors if you want more, pass on that month's box if it doesn't look interesting, or send it to someone else as a gift!

If you'd like to check it out you can CLICK HERE to take a style quiz and get set up. I believe the code SHAREONOCTOBER will get you the first box for just a penny.

5 comments:

  1. i really want to try this box!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I skipped mine this month. I wasn't too excited about the colors and I'm pretty crackled out.

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  3. That blue is GORGEOUS! And how cute that it came with candy corn!

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  4. Damn shame we don't get goodies boxes that are as fab as this - this is one I'd sign up for!!

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  5. Makes me want to become a Maven. I keep talking myself out of it but this is a nice box!

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