Julep Maven March 2014: Skip!

Thursday 20 February 2014

I have a confession, I have never once skipped my Julep Maven box.  Until today.  Even in December when I didn't much care for the colours I ordered it to give as a gift to my little cousin for Christmas.  But this month?  No thank you.

The full collection.  If only the pairings weren't so awful.

Lilou - Lemon chiffon crème
Monaco - Pantone Colour of Spring 2014 - Dazzling mariner blue crème

Classic With a Twist
Myriam - Casino red crème
Soraphine - Classic sheer white crème (What an awful colour.  Its somewhere between milk and a top coat).

Boho Glam
Elisa - Soft wisteria shimmer
Harriet - Gauva coral crème

It Girl
Lizanne - Sea gren shimmer
Margaret - Light periwinkle crème
Princess Grace - Rich papaya crème (Love the name)

If you want to see swatches feel free to click here and check it out on Julep's blog.  

I can't be the only one who isn't a huge fan of the pairings.

This month's collection is the Rivera Collection.  Though this month rather than spend my money on nail polish, I will spend it in France.  Thank you very much.

The special products are the Buff Lip Scrub and the Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment.  Both are targeted to bring back moisture to your lips in the dead of winter.  Unfortunately they only way to get even one of these products (other than to add a costly add on) is to order the Modern Beauty box.

The beauty product included in the rest of the boxes is lip gloss.  Does it look familiar to you?  It should.  It is effectively the same as November's lip gloss, only in slightly different colours.  Though awestruck is pretty (nude and gold shimmer) it isn't unique.

Which brings me to this month's most beautiful colours, the Features Add Ons:

Rae the 2014 Pantone Colour of the Year.

Very pretty.  This colour could be a lot of fun to wear in the spring and summer.

Tania a Multidimensional mermaid teal glitter.

The finish reminds me of Love.  I get the impression that this is a colour that is pretty in the bottle but perhaps not so much for everyday wear.

Rae was sold out when I opened my email.  Boo.  So was Monaco, the only other colour I really liked. When I came back for the screen shot Monaco was back in.  

This month I liked Monaco - Pantone Colour of Spring 2014 (Bombshell), Myriam - Casino red crème (Classic With a Twist), and the two featured add ons Tania and Rae.  

If I had ordered I would have opted for Bombshell because as much as I love Myriam I really was turned off by Soraphine.  I still think the yellow is weird.  And then I would have added on Rae.  I also thought about ordering Boho Glam because even though I didn't  love it, I didn't hate it.  

But that is no way to buy nail polish... so!

My $20 and I will have a fantastic time in Paris.  

All photos are screen shots from blog.julep.com and julep.com.

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