Sunday, July 7, 2013

Julep July Maven Box

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great Independence Day!  It has been raining here in North Florida constantly, but luckily it cleared up enough in the evening for the fireworks to go off.  We had a great waterside view of ours!

This month, I think Julep outdid themselves.  When I saw the preview for the July box I knew I had to have ALL of it!  I've never upgraded before, but am super glad I did.  The collection is called the California Coast collection.  All the colors make you think of a warm summer day chilling on the beach rolling into a cool evening relaxing with friends around a bonfire.  Of course here in Florida, you cant do bonfires on the beach, but boy I wish we could!  The collection also came with two products, which I will honestly say I am glad were not makeup.  The two products were a Sea Salt Texture Spray and Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil.

When my box arrived in the mail I was so excited to see the long heavy box, I knew there were goodies inside!  Upon opening the box I came up a pack of Facial Oil Blotting papers which I have not used yet, but am excited to use since I usually get excess oil throughout the day.  As I pulled out one polish after another I got more and more excited!  I have to say I am so in love with each polish!  There is honestly not one single polish I don't like!  They are all so beautiful!  I really wanted to paint my nails using all of the polishes, but couldn't figure out what to do.  I then decided I would do/try a half moon mani with them, having the warm colors on one hand and the cool ones on the other.  I quickly realized that that wasn't going to fly when I got to the second color.  So, I decided to do a bit of a skittle mani.  I cannot express how impressed I am with this collection, every color went on flawlessly they were practically one coaters.  I fell in love every time I brushed on a new color!  It sounds cheesy I know, but its the truth!!!  Now on to the products.  I think this is the first time I am going to state my opinion about something other than nail polish on here!  I used the sea salt spray a couple days ago and thought it was great.  I used it on damp hair, I spritzed it a few times, then ran a comb through my hair for even distribution and scrunched it a bit with my hands.  I have VERY, I am not kidding, VERY thick wavy hair that likes to frizz easily.  So, after I am done scrunching I try my best not to touch my hair for the rest of the day which is hard for me since I always am worried about how it looks!  The wave held up throughout the day and the frizz stayed at bay.  I am eager to use the product again.  As for the body oil, I just followed the instructions and enjoyed!  It smelled good and made my skin soft!  I was beyond impressed with this months Julep box and I hope they keep it coming!


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    1. Thanks! I was kind of scared to make the commitment to buy the whole thing, but am glad I did!

  2. I think it's awesome that Julep did a duochrome. I LOVED the colors available in my Classic w/a Twist box but I just wasn't into the body oil ... would've loved the sea salt spray, though, it sounds just fab.

    1. Yes, I especially love the duochrome! As for the body oil, I wont be rushing to buy a new bottle. I like it, but I don't think I would buy it on its own.

  3. Nice haul! Such pretty colors. The Sea Salt spray sounds interesting. Glad that the rain took a break for fireworks!

  4. Wondering what that dark blue textured polish is. I really liked the duochrome in my Julep box, but it did have a bit of a strong chemical smell.