Julep Maven Box #18: January 2013 Boho Glam (Neons & Nudes)
|January 22, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Julep Maven|
For January, Julep had followed the fashion brands and released their own “cruise collection” with the theme Escape & Unwind featuring neons and nudes.
I usually opt for the nail polish-only It Girl box, which it included three colors in the same family this month (champagne nude, yellow, and orange), so instead, I thought, “why not?” and opted for one that had the oddest combination of shades: the Boho Glam box.
From top: Julep Teresa & Fiona
Included in the January 2013 Boho Glam box (descriptions via Julep):
- Teresa – opaque pink pearl frost (reg. $14)
- Fiona – electric neon lime cream (reg. $14)
- Hand & Cuticle Stick - with shea butter and peptides (reg. $22)
Do you remember the OPI Shrek collection? The name Fiona in green definitely reminds me of that!
The Hand & Cuticle Stick is way overpriced for what is essentially moisturizer in glue stick form, but no complaints here as the Julep boxes are $19.99 a month for all of the above.
There was a surprise this month, with “Swatch Me!” stickers already applied onto the cap of each polish. You’re supposed to take the outer cap off, then paint a swatch onto the inner cap.
I actually find this helpful, but I think the sticker could look better (and be applied more neatly). Also, they provided us with extras but I noticed the sticker quality for the extras aren’t as good as the ones already on the caps! Strange.
Oh, and I hope I’m not the only one who thought, “what do I do with these elastic thingies?” when I saw the neon bits. I guess they’re hair ties, but why are they so roughly tied with loose ends? Is that the trend these days? I’m so out of it! I will just laugh about it because the quote tells me “Laughter is an instant vacation.” True that.
The bright neon green is exactly what I expected, but the pink is actually prettier than I thought it would be! I haven’t worn them yet, but will surely report back when I do.
Which box did you choose for January? Do you like the Swatch Me stickers? And since it’s already time for February selections, which profile are you choosing for next month?
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!)