April 2014 Julep Maven Box: Classic with a Twist

I have been a Julep Maven for about a year now. If you are not familiar Julep is a nail polish subscription service. You pay just 20 dollars a month and you get nail polishes and products delivered to your door. The wonderful thing about Julep is, there is a window of time towards the end of each month where you can choose between multiple boxes, so you can customize the box to your liking, and you can also add on additional nail polishes from the other boxes at a discounted rate. Also, if you just aren't feeling the collection, you can choose to skip the month and not be charged. I generally tend to skip the monthly boxes and instead opt to order from them when they have sales. I have gotten a ton of Julep polishes for 99 cents, and since I am a maven, I get free shipping with every order. It's a fantastic deal!

But, I just couldn't skip this month. I was way too drawn to polishes this month. The collection is called the vivids collection, and it was all I could do to keep myself from buying an upgrade and getting every single one! Plus, The beauty item this month is blush, and if you know me, you know I am a sucker for blush! So I immediately logged on as soon as the maven window opened and made my selections. After much hemming and hawing I went with the Classic With a Twist box (I am usually an It Girl!) and decided on the pearl pink blush. My maven box shipped on the 27th of March and arrived in my hot little hand on April 1st! Super fast!

I chose Classic with a Twist because the nail polishes are just gorgeous. These are going to be perfect on my toes for summer. The polishes included are Caitlin and Mariska.

 Julep describes Caitlin as a shocking hibiscus with Gold shimmer. It's a bright in your face beautiful pink with the tiniest hint of shimmer on the nail. The formula is fantastic. A little thin, but not too thin, if you know what I mean. It's got a bit of a sheer jelly finish but is opaque in 3 coats. It's beautiful!

Julep describes Mariska as a juicy tangerine shimmer. It's a gorgeous bright orange shade that I instantly fell in love with. I am generally not an orange nail polish fan, but there is something about this polish! It's a bit thicker in consistency than Caitlin, but not at all gloopy. Very easy to work with, and very opaque. It's practically a one coater. The shimmer in this polish is not discernible on the nail, and it's so bright that it's practically neon, which means it dries to a sort of matte finish. But that's easily remedied if you don't like that look. Just add your favorite shiny top coat!

Caitlin and Mariska, with flash, so you can see the finish

Caitlin and Mariska, no flash, best representation
of the true color (sorry for the blurriness)

I am very pleased with the nail polishes and I can't wait for warmer weather so I can pull these beauties out and wear them. I think they would even look good together in a color blocking manicure! 

The blush that I chose to accompany my pretty polishes is pink petal. The other choice was a peach-y shade, and I had a really hard time deciding but ultimately went with the pink. The packaging is really nice and sleep with the julep logo in the corner. And the blush itself is really nice. I am very impressed. It's a very pigmented bright pink with a nice sheen. It's very soft and easily blend-able! I haven't worn it on my cheeks yet but it swatches beautifully! It's supposed to be a pore minimizing blush, so I have high hopes for it! 

petal pink blush, with flash

petal pink blush, no flash

So there ya have it. There's my overview and mini review on the April Julep Maven box. I am very pleased with it! If you are interested in signing up for Julep, feel free to use my referral link. 


And you can also use the coupon code FREECOLOR and receive your starter box for free (just pay shipping) It's a great service, and I think you will really like it! 

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