Saturday, May 4, 2013

April 2013 Julep Box - Full Collection - Turn On The Brights

The April Julep collection was full of bright colours so I decided to upgrade yet again. Not only did I want the bright cremes, I also wanted try the Grape jelly and the dry shampoo. Here is my unboxing!



Here is everything that was included in the box...



... and my thoughts on the non-polish items:

Invisible Dry Shampoo
I've been enjoying this dry shampoo. While I still prefer my powder dry shampoo a touch more, the Julep one is easy to use, sprays on clear, and has a nice formulation. The scent is very light but still seems to keep my hair smelling reasonably fresh.

Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum
I haven't used this product enough to be able to tell if it makes a difference but I love the packaging and the way the product applies. The applicator is a brush similar to a Stila Lip Glaze and the serum itself goes on very easily. I prefer this product to the Julep cuticle oil because I actually find the cuticle oil a little messy.

Rock Candy Lollipop
I love candy so I could really appreciate the little freebie in this month's box.

There were 10 nail polishes in the full collection - here is a closer look at the pretty rainbow.



From left to right:

1. Janel - Bombshell - Pink Raspberry Frost
I am currently wearing this colour on my toes and it's a really pretty bright raspberry shade.

2. Avery - Classic With A Twist - Hot Pink Creme
I am wearing this shade in the video and I love it!

3. Jackie - Classic With A Twist - Maraschino Cherry Creme
This is a gorgeous cherry red that is very close to opaque in one coat. It looks like candy and has an extremely shiny, almost jellylike, finish.

4. Kaylen - Boho Glam - Neon Orange Creme
I was expecting this shade to be brighter and more neon but it applied closer to mid-tone orange shade (almost like an orange leaning coral). One of my viewers recommended that I applied a white polish as a base so I will give that a try next time. :)

5. Abbie - It Girl - Sunshine Yellow Creme

6. Mackenzie - It Girl - Sour Apple Green Frost

7. Lena - Boho Glam - Teal with Gold Shimmer

8. Ally - Bombshell - Electric Blueberry Frost

9. Eden - It Girl - Bright Violet Creme
This shade is also very pigmented and is a beautiful deep purple. Due to the neon pigments, it does apply a little on the matte side but I used this shade with the jelly polish (#10 below) and it looked amazing.

10. Candy - Boho Glam - Sheer Grape Jelly
This shade is very sheer on its own but it provides a beautifully shiny jelly finish when applied on top of a purple nail polish. I also want to try a jelly sandwich with this polish one day!

I am really loving this collection for the summer and can't wait to try the electric blue shade next. I am happy to have added Avery and Jackie to my collection - those are probably my favourite shades in this collection (no surprise since I am partial to red, pink, and creme polishes).

Julep is $19.99 including shipping but you can preview months and skip as many boxes as you want. There is a promotion going on right now where you can type in FREEBOX to get your first box at no charge. I believe you only have to pay shipping of $3.99. If you are interested in signing up to Julep and don't mind using my referral link, I would earn points and send heaps of good karma your way!

FTC: I used my referral credits in exchange for the April Julep box.

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