Julep Maven August 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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They have a great purple striped box that is understated but still fun.  Inside this month I found my selected items and a treat tucked in the corner.

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Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer-$22.40

“This age-defying primer creates a smooth, even canvas for gorgeous makeup that lasts all day.” I love primers and when this showed up as one of my options to trade out for I was all over it.  This is a slightly thicker primer than some others and more lotion-like then the gel type.  It gave nice coverage and did seem to provide some matte effect.

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Julep Lip Gloss in Admired-$16.00

“A sheer, subtle gloss that makes lips look and feel amazing. Infused with our ultra hydrating, age-defying Power Cell Complex ”  This month’s lip gloss is just as fabulous as last months.  I would easily get 3 lip glosses each month, I like them that much.  They smell great, they feel great on, and they are not sticky but have just the right hint of shine.

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When Pencil Met Gel Liner in Radiant Amethyst-$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.”  When they say this liner lasts they mean it!  I have applied it and then rubbed it and it doesn’t move…..at all.  The colour is vibrant and I love it almost as much as the lip gloss.

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Bonus Candy

They do toss a candy in the box.  This month it’s a Lemonhead.

This was my second Julep Maven box and I’m so, so happy with it.  I love the gloss and the liner.  The gloss was the only thing that was original from the box they selected for me.   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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