Seriously a year ago I did not have a makeup problem. Okay maybe I did, but it was a lack of understanding of makeup. Honestly I always viewed it as, “why waste your money on all the extra items.” As I have learned over this past year people waste it because those extra items can be fun to try, a great way to express yourself, and a few can even help your makeup last more than 30 minutes.
As I have previously mentioned I have become addicted to subscription boxes. Although there are many blogs I love to read, most of the cooking variety, one I absolutely love is My Subscription Addiction. Her blog is so much fun! She reviews several subscription boxes. It was actually via her blog that I decided to first try the Julep Maven subscription.
The first box I received was in August, and I loved it. Since that time however I have only received two other ones. One in September, and the February box. Trust me it is not because I think this box is a waste of time or money, I don’t. In fact, I believe it is amazing. Not only does the company allow you customize your box, but you are receiving quality products. Plus, when needed you can skip a month, which is what I have done for the past four months for various reasons.
In January however I failed to skip the February subscription. I know it probably would make sense to cancel it, but as I mentioned this one is actually “pretty legit.” Originally I was irritated at this oversight. One because I did not plan on buying it, and two I did not get to tailor it to my specification. However, upon receiving my box today I am thrilled!
The theme for my box is Bombshell. Apparently somewhere along the way Maven decided I am “A confident frill seeker with a magnetic appeal.” I am not sure I entirely agree with this recommendation, so just as a side note I did change any future boxes to match the “Boho Glam” As such I might get next month’s box, just to see what it is, but who knows.
Anyway, moving onto the February Bombshell Box. Ever box received from Julep Maven contained the following quote:
“If you can put it on, you can pull it off.” #bravepretty
It appears to me that everyone, regardless of style preference received Two (2) nail polishes, which is typical, an Eyeshadow 101 stick, and as a Valentine day treat a chocolate heart (yum). The color pallet associated with these month’s “Bombshell” box is definitely bold and sexy. Honestly even Liv on “Erotica Brain” would approve. If you do not watch iZombie I apologize for the reference, but trust me she would approve. As I said, these colors are bold, beautiful, sexy and perfect for any confident woman.
The Eyeshadow 101 Stick I received was in the color “Slate Simmer.” It is a stunning metallic purple that is definitely ideal for a smokey eye. My goal is to actually use this stick to obtain said “smokey eye.” Should I succeed, I my share it, if I do not well you can figure it out. This product sells for $18 on the Julep.com. This eyeshadow is definitely worth every penny as it is a quality item.
For anyone who has never worn Julep nail polish, all I can say is try it! Seriously it is of high quality, and long lasting. When compared to “Gel” Polish that is supposed to last longer it kicks its ass! Even Lynden, who uses nail polish to paint his golf clubs, took one look at the first one I received and made a similar remark. This month I received the colors Finley and Jenica.
Finley, which sells for $14 at Julep.com, is described as a “Navy Smoke Crème”. The shade is both stunning and brilliant. Unfortunately, I do not know if I will get much use out of this color. Again I am not sure why I was set up as “Bombshell.”
Jenica, which is a wonderfully compliments Finley, is a “Wrought Iron Metallic.” It is a metallic silver and also sells for $14 at Julep.com. Truthfully I do see myself using this color frequently.
Okay, so there you have it, a review on one of the numerous beauty subscription boxes available. Although the colors I received might not be ones I would choose on my own, I am excited to try them out. Finally, it is my conclusion that this box is worth the price. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Julep Maven Monthly Box, it costs $24.99. These three products however have a combined value of $46. Therefore, if anyone is seeking a worthwhile, quality subscription box, I would personally recommend it. For more information, please visit Julep.com.