Friday, May 31, 2013

May 2013 Julep Box - Full Collection - Set the Stage

The Roaring Twenties!!! As soon as I saw the theme for this box, I knew I had to upgrade. :)

I absolutely loved the entire contents of this month's box! Such a beautiful mix of nail polish shades.

From left to right:

1. Millie - Boho Glam - Vintage Indigo Creme

2. Gabrielle - Bombshell - Smokey Mulberry Creme
I am wearing this shade in the video and it is such a great colour. The formulation is perfect - easy to apply and opaque in 2 coats.

3. Alice - Boho Glam - Antique Lilac Shimmer
This is my only lilac shimmer polish and I can't wait to try it!

4. Coco - It Girl - Oxblood Creme

5. Myrtle - Classic with a Twist - Flapper Red Creme

6. Clara - It Girl - Opaque Peach Creme

7. Zora - Classic with a Twist - Frosted Pink Pearl
I've worn this shade as well and thought it was gorgeous.

8. Zelda - Bombshell - Pink Champagne Metallic
This is one of my favourite metallic shades ever! It looks like subdued rose gold in certain lighting and is not at all streaky.

9. Paris - It Girl - Multidimensional Glitter Holographic Topcoat
I wore this as a "glitter gradiant" (as best as I could do, haha) and this is a beautiful glitter polish. It definitely reminds me of the luxuriousness and over-the-top-ness of the 20s.

What made me love the May collection even more were the products that were included! We received 6 mini lipsticks. The packaging was gorgeous as well!

Here are the lipsticks that were included in the New York Trio:

1. Lady in Red - Matte Crimson
This is supposed to be a universally flattering red and I'm excited to test that claim!

2. Satin Doll - Sheer Poppy
This looks more like a coral shade to me but I'm not complaining! It is a very sheer lipstick.

3. Tea for Two - Sheer Nude Shimmer
This is the only shade I've tried so far and I liked the scent but found the formulation a little drying. This is the sheerest lipstick of them all and I find it similar to a very lightly tinted lip balm.

The lipsticks in the Paris Trio had more pigmentation but I think I prefer the warmer tones of the New York Trio.

1. Lady in Red - Matte Crimson
This shade was included in both trios.

2. Charleston - Sheer Cranberry

3. Sweet Lorraine - Sheer Bubblegum Pink

Last but not least, we received a sugar smooch lip scrub in the upgrade box - take a look at this packaging!

Overall, I thought this was a very well thought out collection! One thing that was missing in the upgrade box were the little flower hair clips (these were included in the smaller, subset boxes). I contacted Julep and the customer service was great - the hair clips will be shipped out to me.

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!

Note: I paid for the May Julep box with my own money.

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