31 January 2014

The one with the Julep Maven January box.

Julep It Girl

I'm getting my January Julep Maven box (my referral link) up a little late (my February one has already shipped!), but I wanted to share some swatches as well as the extra items. For January, I went with the It Girl box.

Julep Maven January 2014

Julep Boudoir Collection

Julep Maven It Girl January

Julep Vanish

Cuticle Pusher by Julep

  • Julep Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover: I'm really pleased with this add-on. It gently removes overgrown cuticles and helps my nail beds look cleaner.
  • Julep Cuticle Pusher: From pictures online I thought this was going to be plastic. I was happily surprised to see that it is stainless steel coated with Teflon. It feels very durable and works wonders with the Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover.

Julep It Girl January 14

Julep Farrah Swatch

Julep Annemarie

Julep Hope Swatch

Sephora Formula X Demolition Swatch

  • Julep Farrah (lilac silk) Farrah is pretty - a little lighter than I was expecting. I didn't love the satin finish and chose to put a glossy top coat over the polish.
  • Julep Annemarie (warm cocoa creme) Annemarie is a creamy, neutral polish. I wear these colors often, especially during the week. It's a nice work-appropriate color.
  • Julep Hope (stark white satin) Hope was another satin polish. The semi-matte white on my nails immediately took me back to putting Wite-Out on my nails in junior high - not pretty. (For white polish I prefer butter LONDON's Cotton Buds.) Even after a glossy top coat, I still didn't like how this white looked against my skin tone. To add a little interest I topped it off with the Formula X for Sephora Demolition top coat.
The polishes weren't my favorite this month, but the add-ons were fantastic. I need to use Vanish for a while longer to see if I prefer it to my Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, but I love the bottle. I'm looking forward to seeing what Julep has for us in February. The free polish, Love, looks gorgeous from the swatches I've seen so far.

6 comments:

  1. I'm always so thoroughly impressed by how clean all of Julep's designs are that it makes me want to subscribe to this service, but I can't justify it because I rarely ever paint my nails! Though I probably would use it more if I had new and exciting things to try... what a dilemma.

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  2. I really like Annemarie. This box I was going to skip but forgot to. I wasn't really happy with the colors from the Boho group. Was the cuticle pusher an add on or included in the monthly box?

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    1. Hi, Melinda! The Cuticle Pusher was definitely an add-on. I can't remember if it came with the Vanish or if it came separately. Are you getting a February box?

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  3. Meredith1/31/2014

    I added on the cuticle pusher but they said it was back ordered. I'm not going to get it until mid-February. You were lucky to get it! They just put regular wooden cuticle pushers in my box. :(

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  4. I love the look of Farrah, it is such a pretty colour! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  5. "Immediately took me back to putting Wite-Out on my nails in junior high." HA. Forgot all about doing this...

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