Every time the 20th of the month rolls around, I can't wait to log on and select my Maven box. I'll be honest, at first glance I was not too excited about this month's selection. I tend not to lean towards the brighter colours, so...yeah.
However, I was really excited about the brow product, so skipping was not an option. Now that I have my box in hand, I am really glad I ordered it. Keep reading to find out what I ordered, what I got, and for a mini-review of "Don't Leave Your Brows At Home"
I ordered Randi, April, and Don't Leave your Brows at Home in "Warm Brown".
I received Randi, Angie, and Don't Leave your Brows at Home in "Warm Brown".
The funny thing is, Angie, a silver holographic polish, was only available as an add-on. I opted not to order any add-ons, but somehow this ended up in my box! I'm not complaining, after calling Julep they apologized and April is in the mail, and I get to keep Angie! I don't tend to wear silver or sparkly. After giving my first holo a try I can honestly say that they aren't for me. But I am glad I tried it!
Don't Leave your Brows at Home is a really innovative brow product. As slim as a lipgloss, unscrew one end for a brush and unscrew the other end for the product. It blends the convenience of a pencil, and the power of a gel!
The brush is a soft, synthetic material. The downside is that the hairs are slippery. I much prefer stiffer brow brushes.
The brow product is small, but I have a feeling it will last a while. When I run out I will refill it with my usual dip-brow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Compared to ABH's Dip Brow, it is more in the powder/wax family than the gel/cream family of brow products. Each serves a different purpose. In terms of product I still prefer the ABH option, but this format is so convenient!
I swatched the product, and had a heck of a time removing it!
Here I am (in the car) wearing Don't Leave your Brows at Home! I found it took a while to apply as it is difficult to get too much on the brush. It takes a lot of gently, firm strokes to build this up to the look I like. I wish the product was a bit smoother so it would be easier to apply.
No flash: Angie, Randi
With flash: Angie, Randi.
I will say that Angie lights up nicely!
A full manicure wearing Randi.
Randi is by far my favourite of the two. It is a beautiful mid-tone hot pink that applies like a dream and is nearly opaque with one coat. I can't wait to wear this beauty in the summer.
Angie, on the other hand, I just don't love. I know that many ladies in the beauty community go head over heels for holos, but I find that it just doesn't go with my style. I much prefer satins and cremes! I will probably pass this on to my younger cousins. It really is neat how it lights up with flash photography, but I will stick to my neutrals and pinks. Thankfully I did not pay for Angie, and April should be here next week!
Bonus: Julep Discount Codes!
SPRING30 - 30% off your purchase, two uses per customer
SPRING10 - $10 off $20, two uses per customer
SPRINGFUN - Free polish with a $15 purchase, two uses per customer.