Hi polished friends! Today I’d like to share with you my selections for January’s Julep Maven Box along with my thoughts on each of the products.
January Maven Offering
The January 2015 Maven offering is called The Chrysalis Collection and features nine new nail polish colors, most with warm undertones to help heat us up in the throes of winter. The collection also wowed with sibling versions of some of Julep’s best-loved beauty products, including four new shades of Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment, a new version of the Brilliance Scrub for both hands and body, and two new Gel Eye Glider shades (Navy and Olive).
I opted for the Boho Glam Box this month which included the following:
Casey ($4.99 for Mavens / $14.00 full retail) is described as a Galapagos teal crème and presents as a muted wintery teal. I’ve read reviews on this baby that she stains, so be forewarned!
Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment in Sheer Coral ($19.20 / $24.00) ~ I’m head over heels for Julep’s Lip Glosses, so I was excited to test out this lip treatment. It adds nice hydration to your lips along with a subtle hint of color.
Gel Eye Glider in Olive ($12.80 / $16.00) ~ I love the formula and rich pigmentation in Julep’s Gel Eye Gliders and this one is no exception. My only complaint with this product is that the lid was incredibly difficult to remove, so difficult in fact that I ended up taking off the tip of the gel glider with the cap when I finally got it opened. Thank the Lord for eye pencil sharpeners! 😉
I selected 3 add-ons this month, including the new Brilliance Glycolic Hand + Body Scrub, a duochrome glitter topper and some holographic chevron nail decals:
Luna ($11.20 / $14.00) is described as a light blue duocrhome with jagged cut glitter and is a fun topper for winter that adds stunning dimension to your nails (check out the nail art section later in this post). Luna reminds me of ice castles and Elsa (yes I have a pre-school-aged daughter that loves Frozen!).
Nail Decals in Holographic Chevron ($3.00 / $3.00) ~ a nail art enthusiast can never have too many of these! You can use them as they are and stick them over nail polish or as guides for a fun tape mani.
Brilliance Glycolic Hand + Body Scrub ($25.60 / $32.00) is described as a dual-action exfoliating scrub that instantly reveals brighter, smoother skin – like a facial for your body. This scrub has a fabulous scent (think apricot with a hint of vanilla) and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. The only issue I have is once again with packaging: the opening is too small and the product too thick for enough to come out with ease for one scrubbing session. Other than that, she’s a keeper!
Any Mavens who opted to receive a January box were also given the opportunity to select a free topper as a gift. Out of the 3 options, I selected:
Tyra ($11.20 / $14.00), a special edition metamorphic topcoat that lends an iridescent purple shimmer to any polish. I wasn’t prepared for the complete transformation that this polish provides. Check Tyra out:
I was also sent a beauty freebie this month since I selected 3 or more add-ons. This month I received:
Glycolic Hand Scrub ($18.40 / $23.00) is described as a scrub that whisks away dirt and oil to reveal noticeably softer and younger looking hands after just one use. I’m curious to see how this scrub compares to the new Glycolic Hand + Body Scrub that I selected as an add-on. More news at 11!
This month I used Casey as my base and added some streaks with a nail art striper using Luna. I love the subtle beauty of this design.
Monthly Maven Summary
In summary, my January Julep Maven Box contained items with a total value of $106.39 (Maven pricing) or $140 (regular retail). I paid $47.97 for the box, so I received a $92.03 discount by being a Maven!
Are you a Julep Maven? If so, which products did you choose for January? As always, if you would like to become a Maven, you are welcome to use my referral link by clicking here (don’t forget to the use coupon code FREEBOX to get your first box for $4.99 ~ you only pay for shipping).
Many thanks for stopping by!
About the Julep Maven Program: Julep offers access to their latest nail polish and beauty products with two fully customizable monthly subscription programs: with the My Maven Box for $24.99/month you get $40+ worth of product; with the Maven Luxe Box for $39.99 per month you get $60+ worth of product. Prepay for 3 months and you get a $5 discount each month.