Unboxing July 2016 Julep + Promo!

I am a sucker for matte nailpolish and lippies so when I saw the color choices for July’s Julep Maven Box, I did purchase it.  I usually only purchase Julep a few times a year ~ I do like that they allow me to skip months that I do not want and make it really easy to do so online.

I personalized my box as I only wanted the matte nailpolish and I wanted 2 lipsticks.


 

Lip Shade Sheer Lip Butter in Plumeria and Currant.  I have to say, the packaging on these lippies are outstanding ~ an oil slick like finish to the rectangular cases, which reminds me of Urban Decay packaging.  The case snaps shut with a satisfying snap, as they are magnetic.   These look really bright and dark, but they are ~ they are sheer lip butters and they smell like vanilla! Plumeria is a brighter berry and Currant is a darker purple berry, both in the same family, but I like to think of one for the spring/summer (Plumeria) and Currant for fall/winter.  These go on smooth, soft and just are really nice.  These also have SPF30 protection.  I think I will go back and purchase the Poppy and Crimson when they are available for sale.   RV $17.60 each

Description: A luxuriously silky lip butter that glides on weightlessly to deliver a sheer wash of color plus the ultimate SPF 30 Broad Spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Crafted with a nourishing blend of moisturizing butters and natural oils, Lip Shade gives you the color you want and the protection you need.  Shea butter soothes and strengthens dry, chapped lips. Broccoli seed oil forms a protective layer that locks in moisture. Rosehip seed oil helps stimulate cell turnover and keeps lips smooth. Black currant seed oil nourishes and softens lips from the inside out.  Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours.

Plumeria Ingredients:  Active: octinoxate(6.75%), oxybenzone(5.4%), octisalate(4.5%), avobenzone(3%), octocrylene(2%)  Inactive: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, caprylic/capric/myristic/stearic triglyceride, caryodendron orinocense (cacay) seed oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, diisostearyl malate, ethyl vanillin, ethylcellulose, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, flavor/aroma, hydrogenated dilinoleyl alcohol, isostearyl alcohol, microcrystalline wax, octyldodecanol, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene, ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), tribehenin, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, may contain: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491/77492/77499), red 7 lake (ci 15850), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), mica (ci 77019), red 6 (ci 15850), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), red 27 lake (ci 45410)

Currant Ingredients: Active: octinoxate(6.75%), oxybenzone(5.4%), octisalate(4.5%), avobenzone(3.0%), octocrylene(2.0%)    Inactive: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, caprylic/capric/myristic/stearic triglyceride, caryodendron orinocense (cacay) seed oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, diisostearyl malate, ethyl vanillin, ethylcellulose, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, flavor/aroma, hydrogenated dilinoleyl alcohol, isostearyl alcohol, microcrystalline wax, octyldodecanol, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene, ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), tribehenin, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, may contain: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491/77492/77499), red 7 lake (ci 15850), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), mica (ci 77019), red 6 (ci 15850), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), red 27 lake (ci 45410)

 

Fleur “Evening bloom matte glitter” Nail Polish This is really pretty ~ this matte shade has a black base, that can be sheer or built up ~ the swatch I made is two coats.  It has aqua-blue and golden round and hex shaped glitters, but it is not that flashy, due to the matte finish.  I couldn’t seem to get a nice photo, so I also included Julep’s photo as you can really see the beauty of this matte finish.  I love matte nailpolishes because they are SO forgiving ~ I make a ton of mistakes and matte finishes really don’t show the defects that a shiny glossy finish would.  RV $14.00

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Description: Julep nail polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. We steer clear of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts.  Breakthrough Oxygen Technology powers this fast-drying, long-lasting nail polish to get nails healthy and more beautiful at the same time. Our proprietary 5-free, vegan-friendly formula also includes strengthening Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract. You’ll never look at nail polish the same way again.  Dries ultra fast & allows 30% more oxygen to permeate the nail bed than other nail polish Reveals stronger, harder & more conditioned nails in just two weeks (reported by 95% of women in an independent trial) Extends the life of your manicure or pedicure

Ingredients: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, isopropyl alcohol, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, silica, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, N-butyl alcohol, iron oxides (CI 77499), styrene/acrylates copolymer, alcohol denat., etocrylene, hexanal, dimethicone, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, trimethylsiloxysilicate, coffea robusta seed extract, violet 2 (CI 60725), polyethylene terephthalate, yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), polyurethane-11, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), barium sulfate (CI 77120), red 7 lake (CI 15850), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

I loved my box this month ~ it wasn’t the highest value, but all of the items I will use and I got to select them personally.   My box was $19.00  and I received a retail value of  $31.60

Do you subscribe to Julep’s Maven?  If so, what did you think of this month’s box?  What style and colors did you get?  If you are interested in subscribing, you can get your first month free, by clicking on my referral link here  If you are a Maven subscriber, you will also get a discount on products in their store!

 

[ blog post contains referral link.  descriptions in italics  from Julep unless otherwise noted ]

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