Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Julep Maven May "It Girl" Box with Add-On: Review and Swatches

So I caved this month and decided not to skip my May Maven Box because the colors are just so beautiful! The Julep Maven subscription is $20 a month (you can skip or cancel) and you get at least two polishes and either a third polish or a beauty product, and in my opinion, it is a pretty good deal considering the polishes are normally $14 a pop. This month's theme was the 30s, good timing considering the "Great Gatsby" came out this month. To see more pictures and the manicure I did with the colors, click......
I went with the "It Girl" box since I was drawn to the Ox blood polish called "Coco" and I also added on "Myrtle" using some of Jasmine's points.
From left: Paris, Clara, Coco, Myrtle
"Paris" is a glitter top coat with large and small pieces of holographic glitter. The idea of this is very nice; however I have two problems with it. First you can easily overdo the glitter and it can look quite tacky so I think one thin coat is more appropriate, and secondly the formula is pretty gloopy.
"Clara" is my favorite out of all of them. It is the most perfect peachy pink cream, although its application is a bit patchy.
"Coco" is almost a brownish red Ox blood that looks fantastic. I really like this one but I think it may be more appropriate in the fall and winter. The formula was very nice and smooth.
"Myrtle" is a nice indigo cream, also more of a winter/fall color in my opinion; I have yet to try this so I don't know how the formula is.
A look I did using "Coco", "Clara", and "Paris".
As always, Julep put a little extra something in the box, and this time it was a set of four flower bobby pins, and I am in love with them! I have worn one everyday since getting them. 
If you are interested in signing up for the Julep Maven you can use my referal link here and you can grab your first box for free using the code FREEBOX!

What are your thoughts on the May Maven Box?

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