Julep Maven Box #15: October 2012 It Girl (Simply Bewitching)
|October 11, 2012||Posted by peach_ under Julep Maven|
This month, all but one Maven profile included a crackle nail polish and Julep fans were furious with disappointment. Many expressed their dislike for crackle on Julep’s Facebook page, noting that the trend had long passed (I agree — I was never on the trend, however) and that the company took a step backward when they were expected to provide on-trend colors in their Maven program.
Well, Julep listened. Within a day of revealing the October colors, they released a new style called Maven’s Choice which took the 3 crèmes from American Beauty, Boho Glam, and Bombshell profiles into a bundle:
Bravo, Julep! There was an influx of people “skipping” the month, but switched to Maven’s Choice instead. Win-win situation!
As for me? You know how much I love crèmes, but in the end, I was intrigued by the two non-crackle polishes in It Girl that I kept my original profile. I wanted more autumn/Halloween colors as opposed to 4th of July!
Included in the October 2012 Simply Bewitching It Girl box (descriptions via Julep):
- Caroline – darkest burgundy shimmer
- Leslie - black and silver specked shimmer
- Glenda – radiant silver metallic crackle
As you know, each nail polish retails for $14, so for $19.99 for the set, I’m still satisfied even if I don’t like the silver crackle. (And only because I’m just not a fan of the look — not the fault of the polish itself.)
There were some cute extras — a bag of candy corn, (ooh…imported candy! They even included an ingredients list.) and two pots of orange and black glitter.
I love that the glitter pots have the Julep emblem on them, plus there is an inner seal so that glitter won’t go everywhere even if the lid becomes loose. Details like that impress me.
Julep posted a simple how-to on using these glitter pots on their blog. It looks fun, albeit a bit messy!
What are your thoughts on this month’s Maven boxes? Which style did you choose?
If you’re not yet a Julep Maven, there’s currently a deal to get your first box for a penny. (Regularly $19.99) Take the Quiz here to determine your Style and enter code PENNY (alternatively, COLOR2012) at checkout for the 1-cent deal. (US & Canada only.) (Disclosure: this is a referral link that provides me with Julep credit when you join. Thank you for your support!)