May 3, 2013

My May Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box was inspired by the Jazz Era... very Great Gatsby! I selected the Boho Glam box but also added on some items since I couldn't find the perfect combo. Here's what was inside:

- 2 nail polishes $14/each
- New York Jazz Lipstick Trio (3 .07 oz) $28
- Extra: Julep flower bobby pins

These silky little lip colors are inspired by the Roaring Twenties. These lipsticks are a little tiny. Definitely an interesting pairing of colors. Not sure why they had "lip sheers" since you could barely see any color. Make it a lip balm that's moisturizing then.

Tea for Two is a nude shimmer lip sheer. I really don't understand lipsticks that are this nude. It barely showed up on my skin! Can you see anything?
Satin Doll is a poppy lip sheer. Cute color but really have to build it up. I added this Milani lip gloss in "Hot 'n the Sun" to make the color pop more. (Excuse the poor application - I didn't want out of the house like this).
Lady in Red is a matte crimson lip color. Although it is matte... I find it pretty creamy. Didn't dry out my lips. Although it's a little late in the season to be wearing a dark red... I will definitely wear this color more in the fall.

Millie is described as a "vintage indigo crème." I love the color and think it looks a little more purple-ish in certain lighting.
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Alice is an antique lilac shimmer. I wasn't interested in this color so I've swapped it for another nail polish.

I also added on Gabrielle and their luxurious Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub. But unfortunately add-ons ship separately so still waiting. Will definitely keep you posted once those arrive! But in the meantime, I'm loving this recipe for a sugar hand scrub from The Luxury Spot.
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UPDATE: I said I'd update you once my add-ons arrived. I haven't swatched Gabrielle yet but it looks gorgeous in the bottle. It's described as a "smoky mulberry crème." And I have to say I was disappointed by the Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub because it cost nearly $10 to add on and it's the smallest thing ever (.44 oz to be exact). It's described as a "blend of brown sugar, molasses, conditioning oils, vitamin E, and shea butter that will leave your lips soft, smooth." It definitely smells delightful. It was a lot more of a paste than I thought it would be. I wouldn't wipe it off with just a tissue (as it recommends) but rather a damp wash cloth. And I definitely wouldn't pay $14 for this itty bitty thing.

What did you get in your Julep Maven box this month?


  1. I can always count on you to give a great review of your Julep boxes. I like both the lip shades and the nail colors.

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  2. I skipped this month as I wasn't a fan of the polish colours, or of the lipstick. Reds are SO hard to judge online, for me anyway. Millie looks cute, though! Nice and rich.

  3. I got the same box you did, love the polish colors but not so crazy about the Lady in Red lipstick. Also got my Mystery Box today, absolutely love it!! 4 polishes and a full size jar of Pomegranate Body Creme.

  4. Those lipsticks are so cute! Love the orangey one.

  5. I'm a fan of these colors! The poppy gloss will be so good for spring and summer.

  6. loved that they included lipstick this month!

  7. i got the popugar box as a gift, so my six months are up! i'll be living through your posts!

  8. It took a lot of effort to get that color though :/ I have plenty of coral lipsticks that I love to rock in the summer

  9. Wow I should have gotten the mystery box!

  10. Yeah I'm kinda wishing I skipped since these colors are so fall but Julep makes its so tempting :p


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