WOW!!!Today I received my It Girl Julep Maven August Box, AND my Add-ons! The box ships every month on the 27th, and this month my add-ons shipped the 28th. That is some impressive shipping considering I am on the east coast, and Julep products ship out of Washington! Can you tell I am excited ;) It was very refreshing to have speedy shipping this month after the holiday held back many boxes in the month of July.
Anyways, besides the fact that my products got here mega quickly this month was special, because it marked the one year anniversary of the Julep Maven program :) Julep hosted an online twitter/ facebook party the July 19th to celebrate. Julep also sent each Maven a tote bag in their boxes, and allowed us to pick 3 add-ons this month instead of the usual 2. The theme of August you ask? -Metallics and Chromes. I was not super interested in any of the colors this month and did I had a hard time choosing my box, but I eventually picked It Girl over my style of American Beauty.
|After setting aside the tissue paper I found my tote bag. The tote is cute, but a lot smaller than what I expected, but still a nice extra surprise. The products are inside :)|
|The August It Girl Box included (right to left) Harley, Melanie, and Sienna|
- Harley- Liquid Silver Metallic Chrome
- Melanie- Pastel Indigo Metallic Chrome
- Sienna- Sophisticated Gold Metallic
|Quick swatch of Harley, Melanie, and Sienna- one coat each|
|Right to Left: Piper, Alfre, Felicity|
|Quick swatch of Alfre (one coat), Piper (two coats), Felicity (two coats)|
- Alfre-Royal Metropolitan Purple Metallic
- Piper-Mint-teal Metallic Chrome
- Felicity-Yellow-gold Metallic Chrome
I am very impressed at how pretty all the colors are this month. I honestly did not expect to like them so much. Melanie sold the It Girl box to me, as I love the color blue, but I was actually most impressed with Sienna which surprised me! Sienna is a very shimmery gold that looks like it has millions of tiny sparkles in it. All three of my It Girl polishes applied nicely giving full coverage in one coat :)
I am also happy with my add-ons, especially that this month the swatches Julep provided really showed a true representation of the actual product. Piper has to be my favorite shade, but goes on very lightly. Felicity is a true yellow gold and is also fair in color, while Alfre is a much darker polish and more opaque.
I cannot wait to see the other colors you go this month :) Please let me know what you think of the August boxes below. I love reading your comments, and getting feedback.
If you are not a Maven you can try the product for a penny!! Simpy go to http://julep.com/?r=21739311 and use the promo code COLOR2012 for an intro box of your choice for a penny- seriously, and you get free shipping :)If you any questions about the program feel free to ask, and check out my other Julep posts to see what an intro box includes!