Julep May 2014 Maven Box: The Fresh Twist Collection, Bombshell (with promo codes)

I skipped last month's box, so it feels like it's been a while since I've reviewed a Julep Maven box. I went with the Bombshell selection this month. Pearlescent lavender tissue paper, ecru/cream scrunchy paper shreds, and: a thank you note from Julep's founder, Jane, for helping to fund the Plie Wand quote of the... Continue Reading →


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Chartreuse Chase, Zoya Louise, and Milani Sugar Rush

As soon as I saw Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Chartreuse Chase at the drugstore, I knew I'd have to pick it up. I love the creamy almost-neon, almost-pastel yellow-green with subtle cyan shimmer. Here's day 2 in natural light, three coats of Chartreuse Chase (except for the ring finger, which I'll talk about later), topped with Julep Freedom top... Continue Reading →

Julep Kessie

Julep described Kessie as their "duochrome homage" to the 2014 Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Sephora calls it a "metallic orchid." I'm not entirely sure I'd call Kessie a duochrome or a metallic exactly, but it is shimmery and does have the quality of appearing more violet or more magenta, depending on the... Continue Reading →

Julep Cameron

This week, I've been wearing Julep Cameron, the Stardust finish polish from my Julep Maven February 2014 Boho Glam monthly box. This is one coat on all fingers, except for the index finger, on which I tried two coats without much difference, no top coat, in natural light: Cameron's a silvery neutral-toned lilac metallic with... Continue Reading →

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