Truth time! I meant to skip my December Julep Maven box. I’ve been skipping a lot lately – I just have been very underwhelmed by Julep and overwhelmed by other brands. To make a long story short, I forgot to skip the box. My December box contained two polishes: Paula & Soleil as well the Orbital Eyeshadow in Equinox.
Julep Paula is a brilliant ocean blue with the most magnificent gold microshimmer (very micro). Without the shimmer this polish would be extraordinarily boring – but WOW. The first time I put it on, I was on the sofa in low light – I sent a picture to Alli and we both placed it in the ehh… category. When I went to run some errands and stepped outside and… I was enchanted (cue Taylor Swift). Could not stop staring.
The application was great. I started off with Julep’s Oxygen Smoothing Basecoat and applied two coats of Paula. Sealed it off with a coat of Seche Vite & voila!
So…if you’re a fan of blues, I’d say this is worth the splurge. Julep polishes retail on their website for 14, but if you’re a Julep Maven they cost 11.20. You can also shop Julep at Sephora!
If you’d like to try Julep Maven you can click here! You can try the code FREEBOX or FREECOLOR to get your first box free!
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It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a Julep box. However, I just couldn’t find it in myself to check the “skip this month” box. I am so in love with the scent of the Julep’s Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil, that I couldn’t pass up the Bare Body Milk – same scent! Heavenly, seriously. […] Continue reading →
Yes, I realize that it’s St. Patrick’s Day and that everyone else in nail polish land is probably showing off delightful green manicures today, but St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t my thing. What is my thing? Duke Basketball. SO yesterday, I was – of course – watching the ACC Championship game between Duke and UVA. […] Continue reading →
Welcome to another Monday Funday with Katie! I’m in full on vacation mode and I’m loving all of the polishes I chose from Julep’s Sail Into Summer collection! I loved Nan, and I’m loving Kennedy too! In addition to the It Girl box I chose Kennedy and Bunny as add-ons – SO worth it. Kennedy […] Continue reading →
I have been raving about this polish ever since it arrived! Nan was the first polish I used from my June Julep Maven box and it’s been a whirlwind love affair! This polish was the main reason I decided to get my June Julep box (to see my unboxing post head over to The Daily […] Continue reading →
Happy New Years Eve!!! I can’t believe it’s time for a top 10 already! I really feel like I just pressed “publish” on my Top 10 from 2011! Personally, 2012 has absolutely flown by and it’s been an up and down crazy ride but all in all I’d give it a thumbs up. Anyways, I’m […] Continue reading →
Two of my favorite things: Christmas & Giveaways. Why not put them together? We’ll be doing several “Countdown to 2013″ Giveaways over the next few weeks, and I’m kicking it off with Julep‘s Glitter & Glow Winter Collection gift set! The set includes 5 polishes: Colbie – a full coverage citrine green multi-dimensional glitter Lucy […] Continue reading →
As I said in my unboxing post for Julep’s November Maven Box, I was thrilled to see that Julep was going to try their hand at Suede finish polishes. I love my OPI Suedes – they’re perfect in a pinch since they dry so quickly! I was so excited that I even ordered an add-on […] Continue reading →
As I mentioned in my post over on The Daily Varnish Extra about Julep‘s October box, I was thrilled when they offered a Maven’s Choice box as an alternative to the boxes with crackles. Truthfully, I can’t imagine why anyone would choose a box with crackle in it, but to each her own (with a […] Continue reading →
Want to try out Julep Maven courtesy of The Daily Varnish? Already get a box but want an extra for the month? You’re in luck! I sent my June box to Alli and I’m sending my July box to you! I’ve been getting Julep Maven Boxes since January and I’ve gotten 2 mystery boxes as […] Continue reading →