Julep Maven July It Girl Box + Swatches
July 19, 2012 § 12 Comments
I know I’m a little late in the game to post about July’s box, but I just got home, hence I just got my package! I am really impressed with this month’s Julep Box since I got 4 polishes for $19.99!
Because it’s July, Julep includes a free polish in every box, either America the Beautiful (for its American subscribers), or O Canada! (for its Canadian subscribers). As I live in Canada, I got the O Canada! Polish which is a clear polish with multi-colour small glitters and bigger red glitters. It is a pretty perfect combo to represent the colour of Canada!
My “style” is actually “Classic with a Twist”, but I didn’t like how it only comes with 2 polishes + 1 lipgloss, so this month I switched to the “It Girl” box which comes with 3 polishes instead. The colours I got were Mila, Kate, and Daphne.
Mila has a transparent base colour, and is packed full of multi-colour small glitters. I absolutely love this polish! It’s so… glittery! It also surprises me how easily it’s removed. Usually glitter polishes are a pain in the rearend to remove, but this one was actually quite easy to remove.
Daphne is described as a “fresh seafoam green creme”. It reminds me of China Glaze’s For Audrey but more muted (sorry I don’t have For Audrey with me so I can’t do a comparison swatch). I love the consistency. It’s almost opaque in 1 coat, and completely opaque with two. It’s not streaky at all and it’s a breeze to apply!
Kate is probably my least favourite out of the bunch. It looks like a gorgeous white with a pearlescent sheen to it. The application was not as good as Daphne. It’s a little more streaky, but that is expected for most white polishes and I am willing to overlook that. It’s opaque in two coats. My problem with this polish is how it looks after it dried. When it was still wet, it retains that gorgeous pearl sheen, but when dried, the sheen is gone and it looks like I painted my nail with white out!
I also got 3 gumballs in the box, so random haha! Overall I am quite impressed with this box, I wanted to say I am excited to see what comes in next month’s box, but I am on Project Pan so I guess I will suspend my subscription until Project Pan is finished!!