Some times ago, Julep had a wicked deal going on - 1¢ for any Intro Box, how amazing is that? Of course, I had to take advantage of it! When I took the Julep Maven Style Quiz, I was told I was an American Beauty, but I was not fond of the shades so I decided to opt for Boho Glam instead .
Here is what the Boho Glam Intro Box contained:
- Julep Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener
- Heather Julep Nail Vernis (chic platinum greige with a metallic glow)
- Blake Julep Nail Vernis (sunny butter yellow crème)
- Julep Facial For Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub sample
- Julep Everyday SPF SPF 30 Hand Cream sample
Julep Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener $32 for 89mL / 3 FL OZ
Visibly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and age spots on your hands while adding radiant glow and evening skin tone. Contains rare African plant extracts that are clinically proven to block melanin production and reduce hyper-pigmentation and micro light diffusing technology gives hands an instant glowing and luminescent appearance. Advanced emulsion system imparts water-resistant, non-greasy softness.I must say I was not happy to see a random hand cream in this box (even though I knew I would received it). It's super light and it's absorbed incredibly quickly into the skin without leaving any residue behind, but still, it's not moisturizing enough for my patches of eczema. Also, because I don't have a problem with hyperpigmentation, I almost immediately gave this cream to my mother.
I think I would prefer if Julep included more manicure related products instead of skin care products. I would have personally be happier to receiv three nail polishes, or even, two nail polishes and a top coat. Who needs another hand cream, after all?
Heather and Blake Julep Nail Vernis $14 for 8mL / .27 FL OZ
Professional quality “4-free” nail polish formulation, developed without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP.
From my past experience with Julep Maven, I already knew that I would not like Heather. Yes it's pretty in the bottle (I'm in love with greige nail polishes) but I personally think the metallic finish spoils it all. I have a preference for cream finish but Heather just looks dull in my opinion. It's not as pigmented as I would have liked it to be on the nails (I needed three coats to be somewhat happy with it), and of course, it chipped after only 2 days, which is not what I would have expected from a $14 nail polish!
Blake was love at first sight - it's the sole reason why I chose the Boho Glam box! I love yellow nail polishes, they cheer me up and they just look unique! The only yellow nail polish I had in my collection was Avon Nailwear Pro in Sunshine and as happy as it made me feel, it was still more of a mustard-y yellow and I've been on the hunt forever for a more banana-y yellow... well I have finally found it in Blake!
I think the formula is perfect - smooth, creamy and easy to apply. The color is perfectly opaque after 2 shades and OMG, this thing clings to the nails like crazy! Blake lasted a good four days on my finger nails without any chip, and I couldn't resist to apply it on my toe nails too... where it lasted about 2 full weeks! Wow!
My opinion has still not changed about Julep Maven - I'm not sure it's worth the $19.99 a month becaue none of their shades are truly unique and so far, I have only been happy with their cream nail polishes. For more details on Julep Maven, please see my Classic With A Twist Intro Box review.
I have a little surprise for you lovely ladies! Feel free to use the code GABYSBEAUTYBLOG at checkout to receive your first Julep Maven Sneak Peek Box for just $5! (valued over $40).