Julep's March 2015 Maven Review | The POP! Collection

If you've been here before you'll remember that I love the idea of monthly subscription boxes, but hate the price tag attached. In this post from February I mentioned that I wouldn't be continuing with my monthly membership over at Julep, and yet, here I am sharing my review of the March Maven box! As the end of February neared, I received an email from Julep telling me I was able to view a "sneak peak" of March's Maven box. Certain I had only signed up for the month of February, I played it safe by quickly checking through the email and my Julep account for any evidence that I'd be receiving another month's worth of products. Nothing. 

If you subscribe to their monthly box you'll understand when I say the "skip this month" option is hidden well. The first of March came and went and before I knew it I received a confirmation that my Maven box had shipped. Yikes! I called the company saying I was a total fool, and wasn't expecting to receive the March box. They kindly explained where the "skip this month" option is hidden on their website and offered me this box FOR FREE. WHAT? I triple-checked that they didn't want me to return the products to them, and they continually reassured me to enjoy. THANK YOU JULEP

The Julep boxes can be edited, but since I did not know I would be receiving it, I didn't take the time to look through my customizable options. This month's theme is "POP!", described on Julep's website as a retro-inspired, soft-focus color collection. I loved the detail of adding Smarties candies to the order, what a sweet touch! The box retails for $24.99 USD and comes with three beauty products.

nayely (bombshell) nail color
This creamy papaya color is one of my favorite nail polish shades for spring and summer. I own many that look like this, but not quite the same as this Julep jelly. The polish spreads on smoothly, and dries to a beautiful semi-matte finish. 

get in line invisible lip liner
I have never owned (or ever experienced) an invisible lip liner. Julep's Get In Line Lip Liner arrived pre-sharpened, but because of its super soft formula the tip snapped with the gentlest touch. I mildly resharpened the pencil, taking care to not make an exaggerated point this time. I applied the liner to the outside of my lips and filled them in almost as I would apply a lip balm. The product is truly invisible and almost leaves your lips looking like you applied a pore-eraser to them! I noticed my lipstick go on much smoother, but am still not sold on the idea of purchasing an invisible lipliner on the regular. This experience however, has given me the idea to start experimenting with pore-erasers and primers as part of my lip prep. 

twirl light on your lips lipstick
Until this March Maven box arrived, I had no idea that Julep had a lipstick collection. Julep's lip-packaging is sturdy, and even has a magnetic closure on the cap! This particular lipstick felt thick and tacky, but had an excellent color pay off. I would totally call this a full-coverage semi-matte lipstick. The formula would be best described as a MAC cremesheen-matte hybrid. Twirl is a beautifully bright carnation pink color that I would not have chosen personally, but am glad to have received in time for the Spring season!

Much Love,
-Stephanie Eva

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