Time for Julep & Spring!
I can't believe either are actually here...with Spring being on its way out for some of us, with Summer drawing very near! If you haven't been to my blog before, or you've missed my Julep posts in the past- I usually try to squeeze one in once-a-month, when my box has finally arrived. I've been a Julep member or Maven now, for 2 years and I've enjoyed most of the items that I've ordered throughout the seasons- I've also amassed quite a nail polish collection too!
I'm a big fan of their polishes as they last forever- most of my at-home manicures with just 1-2 coats of their polish, will last up to a week OR longer :0 The best part is, it isn't chalked full of a lot of the terrible chemicals that you find in most traditional and even high-end nail polish brands. They continue to branch out into other avenues such as new lines & products in: skincare, cosmetics, and hand/foot care. Want to know what was up for grabs in the May 2016 Maven box? Get the lowdown below!
Julep May 2016 Maven Un-boxing:
- NAIL POLISH: "Regina"- Bombshell Nebula pink iridescent chrome finish $14.
- NAIL POLISH: "Francine"- Boho Glam Seaglass iridescent chrome finish $14.
- TINTED LIP OIL TREATMENT: Your Lip Addiction in "Covet" (pink) $22.
- *Bonus: Shimmery Gumball candy.
- * Bonus: FREE COLOR coupon code to use on my next Julep.com purchase of $10 or more!
This month's box was a $50 value if priced at regular & individual pricing, with no discounts. Normally, if you do choose to join Julep as a Maven and receive monthly boxes- they are generally around $30-40 per month. I was lucky this month though, as I still had 2 months left in my gift subscription that my fiance gave me around Christmas ;) Since I also didn't choose to spend any of the Jules points that I've been racking up every month for taking my Maven Box, I will be able to snag an extra box after my gift sub runs out too!
If you do like Julep products and find yourself wanting to order periodically, then a subscription is the way to go as you will usually tend to save at least a few dollars :) As you can see from this month, if I had purchased the box- it would have saved me around $20! For May 2016, Julep came out with a new lip collection, Your Lip Addiction. This collection features 3 sheer shades and clear as well.
They also added some new nail colors that are perfect for Spring & Summer too- these shades range from the new Classic with a Twist red/pinkish colors and go to shimmery shades from the Boho Glam line....to Wonder Maven & Bombshell shades of pretty and iridescent blues & purples. I really liked both of the shades that I picked from the new colors for May and I can't wait to wear both of them in the next few days :)
The pictures really don't do the "Regina" polish much justice, as it really does look beautiful and is cross between a light pretty pink and a shimmer lilac that's finished with a chromatic & iridescent look. "Francine is very similar in nature as it's a cross between a light, pastel green and a shimmery gold. It also has a super iridescent chromatic finish that's tough to mimic. I'm not always big on lip tints, but Julep has made me a fan with their approach! The tinted lip oil treatment goes on like a dream and it looks fabulous- just a tint & pop of color, with ultra-shine!
Your Lip Addiction is packed full of awesome and healthy ingredients your lips will love like avocado oil, camellia oil, rosehip seed oil, & grape seed oil. These ingredients help to increase collagen creation, soothe, repair, & moisturize :) Overall, I really liked all of the items I chose for my Maven Box this month and I would recommend any of the new polish shades or Tinted Lip Oil Treatment colors for Spring or Summer!