JULEP'S APRIL MAVEN BOX IS HERE!
I really do look forward to the time when I know that my monthly Julep box is due to arrive in the mail any day! I usually pick everything that I want in my monthly box and reserve surprises for special occasions and orders! Yet this month, I did want to go ahead and gamble and grab a surprised add-on to my subscription box to see what the outcome might be! There are a lot of new spring colors out, so I chose a nail polish add-on with the hint that it was at least a new spring color :) I wish I could have gotten more this month, but I just didn't have the $$$ I really wanted to devote to my "Julep Fund" this time around.
what was in my box?
- NAIL POLISH-ABBIE "IT GIRL".
- NAIL POLISH- ANGIE "BOHO GLAM".
- DON'T LEAVE YOUR BROWS AT HOME- TAUPE, ALL-IN-1 POWDER & BRUSH.
- LOCK DOWN YOUR BROWS- ICONIC BROW GEL (CLEAR).
- CANDY- GOBSTOPPER'S (SNACK-SIZE).
1. nail polish- abbie $14*
Okay I am definitely going to jump right out there and say I don't like this color at all :( I know it's a spring color and it's right on trends, but I'm just not that into yellow in general. This color was just too difficult for me to convince myself to wear and I really couldn't see it going with much either. I know that it IS fun and it may be just for you. Nail colors are those things that you either like or you don't...this was a dislike for me. I am usually a huge fan of Julep nail polishes, but I also know that you can't "win them all"! This is the FIRST nail polish color from Julep that I have come across that I flat out just didn't care for, so that's definitely still a good track record!
2. nail polish- angie $14*
THIS was my fav item of the box :) I just LOVE this color...it's a lot of fun and you can wear with almost anything. Metallics are right on trend and Julep's new take is a new Silver linear liquid holographic! This polish has Julep's "5-Free" blend which is a vegan-friendly formula that has ingredients like green coffee extract and Hexanal :) It also dries super fast and it will last forever! This is one of the reasons I love Julep nail polishes.
3. DON'T LEAVE YOUR BROWS AT HOME- TAUPE $24*
This is my second FAV product in my Maven Box this month! Julep has really been working on new products and expanding their skin care and cosmetics lines and you can see that's abundantly clear with "Don't leave your brows at home"! It's very easy to use and comes with the brush on one end and the product on the other. I found that just lightly dipping the brush into the product end of the wand and then making light strokes gave me awesome brows. They looked natural and my fiance even commented that he liked them and thought they looked great.
I was really surprised at how easy it was to use so and I would definitely recommend this product for those that may feel as though they are sometimes "brow challenged". I have some of those difficulties myself, and have found a couple of products that have made it a LOT easier and "Don't leave your brows at home" is going to be added to that list. Also, if your in a hurry or on-the-go..just needing to touch up- this would be a perfect choice :) The color was excellently matched too and that may have been one of the main reasons why it looked so natural. I am fairly certain though that the other secret is the brush and formula itself- both are of great quality.
4. LOCK DOWN YOUR BROWS- CLEAR $22*
If you're looking for a great gel brow this is one of the best I've tried! I'm not normally a fan and usually stick with wax formulas to help keep my brows in place. This product was a nice change from those usual waxy products I use :) It goes on nice and cool- it's VERY easy to apply! Julep's brow gel also dries in about a minute and really does work.
I was surprised at how well and easily it seemed to work and continued to last throughout the hot and humid Texas weather. The gel is clear as well which means it will work for anyone. I used it both before and after applying my brow powder and pomade to create my brows so that I could see how versatile it was. I found that the product is fantastic to you EITHER way which makes it perfect for day,night,or for touch-ups! I would highly recommend giving this gel a try!