Friday, August 3, 2012

Julep Maven August Box

Good evening everyone!  Tonight I have my August Julep Maven box to show you.  If you haven't heard of the Julep Maven subscription service you should check it out (referral link at the end with promo code).  I have been a member for 8 months now and love it!

This month I went with the Boho Glam Box so first up is the acetone free nail polish remover.  The remover itself didn't seem that special but the smell after use was pleasant and my cuticles were not dried out.  I will say I really, really like the bottle.  Pop the top, press down, and a nice little pool of remover appears for you to soak up with a pad.  I tested the remover on a cream base polish and the metallics that I received this month.  I was able to remove all of the cream polish with just two cotton balls and the metallics with three.  I would not recommend this for removing glitters.  Either way I will certainly refill this bottle, it is a great design.

Next up is Isla.  This one is a very pretty white pearl lacquer.  Me personally I am not a fan of just white polish alone but love to pair it with a nice glitter top coat.  This blend is pretty sheer but ends up with a decent finish.  It took me three generous coats to get a somewhat even look.  The polish did apply super easy and dried in a reasonable time.  I have a feeling I will use this one a lot come Christmas time for some snowy themed nails

Julep Isla

Macro of Isla

Again this was three good coats.  There are a few thin spots but this was also my non dominate hand.

Last and my fav is Piper.  This is a really soft pretty mint-teal metallic. I am pretty picky when it comes to a metallic finishes and this one definitely has the qualities I look for in a metallic.  A lot of metallics that I have used end up having this weird streaky look to them that just is not appealing to me. Not this one though, it ends up with a smooth finish.  Just like Isla this one was also very smooth to apply and dried well.  Only need two coats to get a satisfactory finish.  I will be using this one again for sure.

Julep Piper

Macro of Piper

This was only two coats!

I once again am pretty happy with my box.  If you want to check them out here is my referral link, Use code PENNY and your intro box is one a penny!  Also keep an eye out for the Mystery Boxes, they are always great deals.

Again if you have any suggestion please let me know.  I hope to bring you guys many more post in the future.  Have a great evening everyone!

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