Thursday, January 24, 2013

Julep January Maven Box - BoHo Glam

Hi everyone!  I still have super shorties, but I was able to shape them, finally. So, now, they look presentable enough to swatch with! I am finally getting a chance to post Julep's January box, almost a month late. Oops. This month's theme was neon & neutral, a big trend right now. Also, I recently got a new light box with a spiffy black background, let me know what you think!

Julep January Box - BoHo Glam (Fiona, Teresa, Hand and Cuticle Stick, Neon Hair Ties, Swatch Stickers)

Julep - Fiona
Fiona is a bright green neon polish. In true neon form, it dries to a satin matte finish. This is 2 coats. While the color is very pigmented, it was rather streaky on the first coat. Second coat evened out the streaks, but it was very difficult to get a level finish. Dry time was slow - average for Julep.

Julep - Teresa
Teresa is the neutral counterpart of the collection. It is a soft shell pink frost, and not what I would think of a neutral color, so kudos to Julep for thinking outside of the box! Despite it being a frost finish it doesn't look old fashioned or "grandma." In fact, I think it is very flattering on my skin tone & a nice shade for a more sophisticated look. Application was less than desirable, however. It was streaky and very hard to smooth out. This is 3 coats with a top coat of Gelous. Again, average dry time for Julep.
This month was a bit of a disappointment. The colors didn't wow me, and the formulas were very poor. The hand and cuticle stick was a big flop too. I gave it to the Mr. because he has horrible dry "man" hands & he got no results.
January also brought about an interesting change to the Julep bottle. The bottle brush has gotten a little wider, not by much & not really noticeable either. It does feel a bit stiffer and less conforming to the nail, which could have been a cause in the problematic applications.

Hopefully February will be a bit more exciting!

If you are interested in signing up for your own Maven box, click here. Don't forget to use the code "PENNY" to get your first box for one cent.

1 comment:

  1. The colors DO look really nice on you. :/ Too bad the whole package isn't so great.

    The new background looks good too!


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