I actually couldn’t remember if I’d had a Julep box in 2015, but it turns out I grabbed the Julep Maven February 2015 Boho Glam option (no regrets!) and I am back today with the Julep Maven June 2015 Boho Glam Box!
If you’re not aware, Julep is a monthly subscription and I’ve been taking the occasional box (you can skip whenever you want) for over 2 years–my first one was back in May 2013, and you can check out the reviews I’ve done here. The boxes start at $20 US a month (free shipping) depending on what you get, and with each month you purchase a box you earn “Jules” towards more free boxes. If you are interested in joining I’d love if you used my referral link!
There is now the ability to customize boxes, but I’ve still got a traditional subscription and so I went with the Julep Maven June 2015 Boho Glam option, which included two polishes and a lip product which you could pick your favourite colour for. My box contained Julep Manda, Julep Isabela and the Julep Luxe Up Your Lips Conditioning Treatment in Blushing Rose. The bright purple box came packaged with orange confetti, pink tissue paper, a motivational card and two lollypops.
The first polish I tried from the Julep Maven June 2015 Boho Glam was Julep Manda, pale blue seafoam with a golden shimmer to it. It was a bit uneven with one coat, but looked great once I applied two. This is a really perfect summer shade that just makes me think of the beach, and has such a pretty look to it that changes depending on the light.
The shade that hooked me into getting the Julep Maven June 2015 Boho Glam box is definitely Julep Isabela, a vibrant blue creme. The formula is great and I went with two coats for opacity, but I think you could use one thicker coat as well. Once I applied the polish I was immediately reminded of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (the original!) but this smokier (a little more grey) in tone.
The product I considered a bit of a bonus for the Julep Maven June 2015 Boho Glam box was the Julep Luxe Up Your Lips Conditioning Treatment in Blushing Rose, because I was kinda thinking, lip gloss…urgh. And truth is, I hate squeezy tubes for glosses! That said, I am super impressed by this. The metal applicator is very cooling to use, which, in combination with a lip product that won’t melt, is great for the summer time. I picked the shade Julep Luxe Up Your Lips Conditioning Treatment in Blushing Rose, because neutrals obviously. It is a My Lips But Better rosy gloss that adds just a subtle hint of pigmentation and a lot of shine. This is an incredibly comfortable product to use, it basically feels like applying an oil to your lips, so as a result it’s not very long-wearing. It has a very heavy vanilla scent, but no flavour.
You can see how incredibly shiny and lovely the Julep Luxe Up Your Lips Conditioning Treatment in Blushing Rose is in the above photo. Definitely a great option if your lips are still healing from winter, or need a little treatment after some time in the sun.
Overall, I’m thrilled with my Julep Maven June 2015 Boho Glam Box! I love blue polish for summer and both Julep Manda and Julep Isabella are gorgeous shades. I was also surprised by the fact that the Julep Luxe Up Your Lips Conditioning Treatment in Blushing Rose was a hit too.
Are you a Julep subscriber? What do you think of this month’s box?