Monday, June 9, 2014

Julep Maven, June 2014

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I've decided to expand my Mani Monday posts to include all things nail polish related, and include my June box from Julep Maven this week.  I got the basic Classic with a Twist box, the time it included the normal two nail colors and the third item was a smoothing base coat.  I'm really glad they've included a third nail product, the blush I got two boxes ago was nice but since I signed up for nail products, I'm happier when my box includes just that.

I actually have a problem with ridges in my nails so I always use a smoothing base coat, usually OPI's Ridge Filler, so I was curious to see how Julep's Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat compared.  It went on very nicely and dried quite quickly.  By the time I was done with my second hand, the first was ready for the first coat of polish.  It dried matte.    I've only had the nail color I painted over it on one day, so it's too early to tell if it will help extend the wear.

Ariana is an enchanted berry iridescent chrome and is super pretty in the bottle, normally I try to take photos without the flash but this time I think it really helped pick up all the detail in the color.  It's prettier than I expected, but even though Julep isn't the only brand to be featuring a deep purple color for summer this feel more like a fall shade for me.  I will probably wait until then to wear it.

Bergen is a hazy blue-grey shimmer and I'm not too excited about this one at all.  Actually, I wasn't very into the entire Three Wishes collection at all.  If I had joined back when members could opt to skip a box, I would have done just that.  This is the first time I haven't been kind of "meh" about a box, but that may be in part because it didn't seem very seasonally appropriate to me.  Hopefully July will's option will be more my style.

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