Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Julep Maven 2014

It's Julep time!  I was excited to see some bright spring colors this season.  

This months theme is Riviera.  I stuck with this months Bombshell theme for the gorgeous blue shade Monaco and the nude shimmery gloss as this months beauty product in Awestruck.

For my Bombshell box I received the blue shade in Monoco, the pastel yellow in Lilou, an added extra lipgloss in Graceful, the included lip gloss in Awestruck, another added extra lipgloss in Fearless and a Gilliam Stick Candy in Cotton Candy flavor.

Monaco is a pure winner valued at $14.  The polish was a little bit viscous when wet but dried to an insanely glossy finish.  The color was deep and gave full coverage in two coats.  The shade is a deep blue that you can get lost in!  Five stars for Monaco!

Lilou was a $14 dud for me.  I dislike the color yellow so I wasn't planning on keeping this polish anyway.  The coverage in the first two coats was streaky and sheer.  It took four coats for me to get the coverage shown in my swatch above.  If you're interested in Lilou you can find it in my swap shop on Edivv here.    If you're not familiar with Edivv it is a beauty swap site!  It's totally free to sign up and put your beauty products up that you're not interested in.  Other members can offer you items for your products.  I've swapped many items I haven't been using for products I've really been interested in.  

I am not a lipstick girl.  It just doesn't look that great on me.  Lipgloss however, is my jam.  I have been wanting to try Julep glosses since they released and I was finally able to get my hands on Awestruck since it was included in my box!  Since I wanted more glosses I upgraded and added Graceful and Fearless as well.  The more gloss the better!  These glosses are full size at .25 fl oz.  

Awestruck was included in my box and is described as a sheer nude blush with golden shimmer.  All of these glosses are valued at $20 each. Awestruck is one of Julep's lip glosses enriched with their power cell complex.  This includes rosehip seed oil to reduce aging and helps bond moisture to lips, malvaceae lipid extract that provides long lasting hydration and helps rebuild the skin and green coffee bean oil which is a natural anti-inflammatory.  This glosses color is gorgeous and very natural looking.  The shimmer is actually a bit big and I could feel it when applying but I didn't mind too much.  This is much more of a slippery gloss than a sticky one.  It lasted a few hours which is great for a gloss!

Fearless is a sheer silvery pink shimmer.  This gloss also includes Julep's power cell complex.  The color is a bit more rosy and gives your lips a healthy flush.  The silver flakes give you a more icy look than Awestruck.  Like Awestruck the gloss is slippery and lasted quite a few hours.  

Graceful is a sheer pale pink with power cell complex.  This is the only one of the trio that wasn't full of shimmer and is just a base color.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to pull this one off since it was much lighter and brighter than the other two but, it applied sheer enough to where I felt comfortable in it.  I loved all three of these glosses and hope that Julep let's us do some more lipgloss add ons in the future.  I'd definitely invest in more of these glosses.  

Overall I loved everything included in my box besides the yellow shade Lilou.  My value this month was $48 for everything included in the box, $88 if you include my extra two lipgloss add ons.  For $19.99 a month it's a great value!  If you're interested in trying out Julep for yourself you can get a free Julep Maven box by going here and filling out Julep's style quiz.  They will match you with a style you'll love.  If you don't, you can always switch to another style. Use the code FREEBOX at checkout to get two free polishes and a beauty product!  After you free box is done you can cancel at no penalty or continue to get boxes after that for $19.99 each month.

Did you get Julep's March box?  What did you think of your products?

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