Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Hi, loves! Today I'm bringing you a peek into this month's Julep Maven box. January's theme was the boudoir (ooh la la), and features "fancy finishes and top-drawer products". I receive the It Girl box, and that means that each month I get three polishes and a small add-on. In my January box, I received the polishes Hope, Farrah, and Annemarie, and two mini nail buffers. Let's take a closer look at the pretty polishes!

Hope is a satin finish milky white. Essentially, it's a matte polish. For full, opaque coverage you'll need between two and three coats. I've been wanting a white polish for my collection for awhile, but I have to be honest I'm not a huge fan of this one. Matte finish polishes are cool, but this one just seems a bit soft even after drying. Not only does it stain easily, but it constantly gets little nicks in it. And it is a pain to remove without a super strong acetone remover. It gets incredibly gummy, so just be forewarned.

Farrah is a silk finish shimmery, light grey-purple. It's a demi-matte, so it's not quite as soft when dry as Hope was. For full, opaque coverage, once again you'll need two to three coats. This polish reminds me a bit of old Hollywood glam. It's such a lovely, grown up purple that's perfect for spring. The shimmer gives it an extra zing that takes the polish to the next level.

Annemarie is a gorgeous warm, cocoa creme. This is my absolute favorite of the three. To be honest, when I first saw it I wasn't impressed. When I go for brown polishes, I usually go for deep, dark chocolate tones. But as soon as I applied this, I was in love. It only takes two coats to achieve full opacity, and it is just so beautiful and glossy. This one also has an old Hollywood, grown-up feel, and while it is beautiful for autumn, I can see myself wearing it year round!

Like what you see and want to subscribe to Julep Maven? How about getting your first box free? Julep Maven is $19.99 a month and considering one Julep polish retails at around $16 or so, you essentially get two free! You can also skip a month (which is what I do when I'm not thrilled with that month's choices) or cancel at any time. And if you want to get your first box free, use the code FREEBOX during sign up!

Are you a Julep Maven? What did you get in this month's box?

Stay gorgeous, babes!

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