Monday, April 29, 2013

May Julep Maven 2013

My May Julep Maven box got here so fast!  I was super psyched when I heard that this months box would be a vintage roaring 20's inspired box.  I love love love looooove vintage.  This month I switched my style to Boho Glam because I was really feeling the polish colors and lip shades.

Can we take a moment to look at the gorgeous pattern on the tissue paper wrapping this months box?  I love the design.

This months has a lot of deep and vintage colors to tie into the theme.

Inside are two cards, the first overviewing the Boho Glam box and the second is this months quote, "Life is a lot like jazz -- it's best when you improvise." George Gershiwn. 

This months extra are two add on hair pins with rosettes.  Super cute.

My colors this month are Alice, an antique lilac shimmer and Millie, a vintage indigo creme.  

Alice is beautiful!  It only took two coats to get full coverage.  The purple is dainty and bright.  The shimmer is the slightest bit streaky but it is so reflective it is hard to catch any inconsistencies.  I'm so glad I switched to Boho Glam this month.

Millie is a gorgeous, glossy indigo.  This was also only two coats.  This had a bit of a funky smell.  It almost smelled like decaying plants meets skunk....if anyone else also got this color please let me know if you found it had a weird smell to or if I am just going insane.  Regardless, this color is a beauty.  Not a thing wrong with it.

I was so excited when Julep announced they would be doing lip colors this month that I added all the shades as extras (they're not all here yet).  In my box I got this cute little box of silky little lip colors, the New York Jazz Trio.  

They come in a beautiful art deco matchbox like container that slides revealing the colors inside. 

Tea for Two is a nude shimmer sheer, Satin Doll is a poppy sheer and Lady in Red is matte crimson lipstick.  These are actually mini lipsticks (like deluxe sample size), not full size.  

Tea for Two is a sheer which ends up being more of a chap stick consistency.  It has a waxy feel that is pigmented with the nude and slight shimmer that is a little hard to pick up.  I was looking forward to more of a lipstick type of deal with these so I was slightly disappointed but at the same time this is fun!  I could definitely wear this in a daily setting and how adorable would it be to apply this sheer in the beautiful gold tined applicators as opposed to a chap stick tube?

Satin Doll is very bright in the tube but sheer like Tea for Two.  On the lip it is more subtle.  It has the same consistency as Tea for Two so it would be great for everyday use.  This reminds me of my Sugar Lip tube from Sephora!  Great quality and it left my lips feeling very nice.  

Lady in Red is very, very deep red.  Wow!  It's quite a shocker.  This is not waxy, it is a very creamy and pigmented.  Unlike the other two this shade is totally opaque.  I LOVE this color.  I'm going to need to put together some sultry night makeup looks so I can wear this when I go out.

Overall I'm in love with this months box.  The polish colors are beautiful and impressed me very much. I love the add on hair pins.  I was expecting more lipstick-y lipsticks in the trio but even though Satin Doll and Tea for Two are waxy I can see myself using them daily.  Lady in Red is exactly what I was expecting from Julep.

Did you get a Julep box this month?  What style did you get?  How did you feel about your polish and lippies?


  1. I opted for the Boho Glam box as well. I love the colors so much! My Millie had an awful smell too. I though something went wrong in the process, but I think everyone's came out like that. It's a shame, really. Indigo is my favourite colour, so Millie would have literally been perfect.

    1. While it did smell funky it definitely won't turn me off to such a gorgeous color! Once dry the smell was gone.

  2. it's not just you, Millie also smelled funky to me :o

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