Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 2014 Julep Maven Box (Classic with a Twist)

Back in July, I signed up for Julep and took the Maven quiz. I was sorted into the Boho Glam group and got my first box for free by using the code FREEMAVEN at checkout. If you are interested, you can sign up for Julep HERE and get started on your quiz to see which category you fall into. If you don’t like what is offered in that category, you can opt for another. Even if you are not interested in the monthly subscription, Julep also sells individual polishes. You can check out the pretty new spring shades on Julep’s Nail Polish Color Page by clicking HERE.

To see my intro box, click HERE.

What I really like about this service is that you can skip boxes and send boxes to a friend. Since I already have a decent collection of nail polish, I have skipped quite a few months since receiving my intro box. I decided to only opt in for boxes that were truly unique and contained products that were not similar to any in my collection.

The April box caught my attention with its pretty spring blushes and polishes from Julep’s Vivid collection.

Here are the products that I received in my April box, along with two little candies that Julep threw in as a much appreciated little extra:

Julep Glow Pore Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini

Since the “no-makeup” makeup look is what I go for on a daily basis, I’m always looking for blushes that give the skin a natural glow and that apply smoothly over bare, foundation-free skin. For this reason, I was drawn to this blush from Julep after reading that it diffuses the appearance of pores and imperfections, gives cheeks a luminous shimmer, and uses the power of  vitamin B6 for a healthy glow. While I originally wanted the colour Petal Pink, I chose Peach Bellini instead since I have many pink blushes already and peach tones are always beautiful for spring. I will be doing a full review on this blush in the future once I have more time to try out the product.

Julep Caitlin and Mariska

While I wasn’t completely in love with any of the polish colours this month, I needed to choose a set so that I could order the box with the blush. Even though I already have similar polishes to Caitlin (shocking hibiscus with gold shimmer) and Mariska (juicy tangerine shimmer), I chose this month’s Classic with a Twist set because I thought these shades would be good to keep for a summer giveaway if I decide not to use them.

Overall, I am happy that I ordered the April Julep Maven box. What are your thoughts on this month’s box?