Julep Maven July 2016

Julep Maven is a monthly beauty box full of their own brand of cosmetics and nail polishes.  You can take the box they select or trade out items and colours to get exactly what you want each month.  You also get access to their online store before anyone else each month and can add on any amount of extras you want (paying for them on top of your box of course).  When you sign up you take a little quiz so they get to know your likes and can curate your box just for you.  All items in the box are full sized.   Boxes start at $24.99 a month but they do go down if you pick a longer plan.  They are also always giving away something for joining so make sure you look around a bit first.  I got a set of items worth $112.00 for free!  I have waited quite a while before joining this one as they mostly are nail polish and I don’t need anymore of that but since you can customize your box I was able to reduce the polish and up the makeup.

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This one came in it’s own branded box.  It’s not very large but there was plenty of room for everything I would be getting.

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Inside it was colourful and my items were safely nestled in those dreaded squiggles.

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They do include a card in the box but it doesn’t tell you anything about what you received.  You can login to your account or check out the email they sent when you confirmed your picks for that.

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So Radiant Diamond Powder Bronzer in Light Golden Bronze-$22.40

I’m going to copy the blurb from their site about this here for you, “A soft-focus bronzer with illuminating diamond powder that minimizes the appearance of pores. Enhanced with vitamin B6 and age-defying Power Cell Complex™ to promote softer, smoother skin with continued use.”   I’m not huge on bronzers but I also know that this time of year they are going to be everywhere.  This one has a great shimmer to it and I usually use them as blusher more then anything else.

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Julep Lip Gloss in Delighted-$16.00

“A sheer, subtle gloss that makes lips look and feel amazing. Infused with our ultra hydrating, age-defying Power Cell Complex™. ”  This gloss is AMAZING!  The colour is truly almost sheer and my lip colour and it has the best shimmer I’ve seen in a gloss in a long time.  It also smells fantastic and I want to wear it all the time now!  Love love love this!

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When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Electric Teal Shimmer-$12.80

“Clinically proven to last for 10+ hours, this easy-to-use eye pencil delivers the creamy formula & intense color payoff of a gel eyeliner. The waterproof formula glides on, sets in 30 seconds, and then stays put. Because eyeliner shouldn’t stand in the way of adventures.” This was the item I traded my nail polish for.  It is very bright and also has a shimmer, like everything else in the box this time.  I mix up my liner all the time and this one should get noticed.  I really tried to smudge this and it didn’t move!

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There was also a treat in the box…..these things are my favourite and I’m having to fight my girls to eat it.  I will prevail!

This was my first Julep Maven box and I’m very happy with it.  I love the gloss and the liner.  The bronzer is a great item, just not my favourite thing.  The items had a value of $51.20 and that’s almost triple what I paid for the box, plus I used the Maven pricing, which is better than regular retail.  If you want to try them out or really like nail polish, click here to visit their site.

 

 

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