Monday, July 30, 2012

Julep Maven August 2012 Box

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.

The monthly box was a lot bigger this month due to the tote bag inside. The top flap features a printed thank you from creator of the company Jane Park for giving Julep a wonderful 1st year. Inside were the standard little card telling you about the products, a tiny card with a quote from Oprah Winfrey, and tissue paper with round silver glitter in it.

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
Since we could get up to three add-ons this month, of course I was suckered in and went for all three. I chose Alfre and Felicity from the Classic with a Twist box, and Piper from the Boho Glam box.
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.
I tried out a bronze, silver and gold mani using Molly, America, Sienna, Harley and Felicity lol. The ombre effect didn't work as well as I hoped.
  I tried the marbling effect with Molly over Sienna using plastic wrap :)
 My sister did this beautiful marbling mani the other day!
 If you are not a Maven you can try the product for a penny!! Simpy go to 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!


  1. Wow, you got your box SUPER FAST! I hope us Canadians will receive ours next week if the shipping is as speedy for us :)
    I went with Classic With a Twist (my quiz result) for August because I'm a sucker for purple.
    I added on Harley because I have been wanting a silver chrome since I really started into nail painting :)

    1. I hope you do too!! I couldn't believe how quickly it got here, and altogether too :)

  2. I ordered the Boho Glam box, but I love Sienna and Alfre from your order.

  3. Nice nail colours!

  4. I love your post. Sienna looks amazing on you!

    - Alexandria
    Julep Maven Team

    Check out the Julep blog here:

    1. WOW :) Thank you so much for reading my post!!Sienna is by far my new favorite! I love Julep!