Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Julep Cinco De Mayo Mystery Box Unboxing

So my Julep Cinco de Mayo Mystery Box finally arrived! 


If you want to know more about what this "mystery" box was - you can read about it Here! and if you want to know more about what Juelp Maven is - you can read about it Here!

So, what was in my Mystery Box?


I was a little bit disappointed at first, because I had seen other girls who had received a lot more in their mystery boxes than I did, but then  thought about it and decided that for $19.99 this was still a steal of a deal! I also really love all the shades - all colours I would wear. The one I was on the fence about was the first one I tried and am currently wearing, and I love it!


 I received Julep Nail Vernis in (top down) Natalie, Leah, Demi, and Maya (all retail for 14$ each - 56$ total) as well as a 30ml Glycolic Handscrub (the full size is 32$ - so this is about $10.75) and a Crystal Nail File ($6). 

I had already received the full size of the scrub in my Julep Maven Intro Box and I love it - so I'm happy to get a bit more of it! 

I also really love the crystal nail file - I have only ever used an emery board - so this felt really neat/worked a lot better! I can't believe I have never heard of these...

Natalie is a hot pink polish - perfect for summer! I adore the colour! I just ran out of my hot-pink, so this is perfect! It is described as chic, retro, honeysuckle pink. I haven't had a chance to wear it yet, but I will post a picture once I do!


Leah is a bright green with a hint of shimmer. I've seen this one around and was actually kind of hoping I would get it! I love green polish but only have jade, emerald, and neon, so am really happy to get to try out "vivid, refreshing, grass green"! I am going to wear this one next - so I will take a picture once I do! This was by far the one I was most excited about!

Demi is a dark maroon colour. I actually just ran out of my maroon polish too - which I have been loving as of late - so this is perfect! I saw a picture of maroon polish by YSL where they were matching nails to lips and I fell in love. It's a gorgeous maroon, very deep and dark. "An elegant burgundy crème, like a fine wine.  Transcends time and trends.  So sexy on all ages" I'm excited to try this one out too - not totally summery - but fun for maybe a date or fancy event. Will take photos :)

Maya is a shimmery, pearl-pink, rose-gold. I was iffy about this one because I don't usually like metallics - but wow - I've been won over! I have been staring at my nails for the past 3 days I've been wearing this! It is not too metallic - the pink definitely shines through - like a pretty faint rose-gold :) "Peachy pink seashell, like a shimmering pearl. The perfect sun-kissed accessory."

Maya: Excuse the poor polishing job - did it rushing to go out and also took the photo just now after 3 days of wear! So shiny - I can't stop gawking at my nails during the day :P
Excuse the dents - I've been wearing it for 3 days - but as you can see Maya is a lovely rose-gold, pearl-pink! This is one coat (I didn't need to do a second!) and it applied really smoothly. 
I'll post photos of the other colours once I get a chance to wear them!

So overall - I paid $19.99 and got all of the above (worth about $72.80) :D 

What did you guys receive in your box? Were you happy? What's your favourite Julep Colour that you own? 



  

34 comments:

  1. OMG! You got such gorgeous colours!!!!!

    Awesome box!

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    1. Verrry bright - totally different from the neutrals in your box (which I actually really like!) - I like that there is so much variety from box to box!

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  2. Wow...amazing colors! I love that green! It's so fresh & vibrant! Love the color your wearing as well...so pretty! Enjoy your goodies! XO

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    1. Thank you :) I am most excited to try the Green - I'm going to wear it next once Maya has had it's run - so I will be sure to post a photo or two!

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  3. I agree with Diary of a Closet Gamer..amazinggggg colors!:) I am loving "Natalie is a hot pink polish"

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    1. I love hot pink for summer - especially on my toes for a pop of colour sticking out of my sandals - so I'm excited to try that one :)

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  4. I love MAYA!! She's so pretty! I got Leah in mine too, but a couple different ones. Feel free to check it out. =)

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    1. Yeah I saw your post and I think commented that I hoped I got some of those colours haha - so luckily I got Leah! It was the one from your box that I was hoping for the most!!!

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  5. Amazing colours, but now I'm really scared about when mine arrives because I have Natalie, Leah and Maya...and the crystal nail file...

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    1. There seems to be tonnes of variety in the colours so hopefully you won't get Natalie/Leah/Maya - odds are high about the file though :/ Can't wait to see what you get!!!

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  6. I am loving the variety we all got in our boxes! It kind of makes me wish I bought two boxes, hehe. I think Maya is absolutely gorgeous! I want it, I want it!! As I said on Jamies post, I'm jealous that you girls got a glass nail file, I've never had one before and I want to try one out! the scrub also looks really nice.

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    1. So much variety! It seems even more so than the regular variety in the "styles" of the monthly Maven boxes! I really really like the glass file - I didn't even know such a thing existed - but way better than an emery board! Also really excited to see your peacock appliques on - I was kind of sad I didn't get those!

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  7. That seems like a fantastic deal! I've not tried Julep nail polishes but they look like they're really good quality. Maya looks so pretty :)

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    1. All the ones I have tried are definitely good quality! They haven't chipped/last a long time for me - I usually end up taking them off because I get sick of the colour, not because of chips! The dents are my own fault because I hammer on my keyboard haha

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  8. The colours are so pretty! I love the rose gold one :) Definitely a good value for the box if you ask me!

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    1. The rose gold was the one I was expecting to hate but I definitely love it now too! And yes, an amazing deal :)

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  9. Oooo! Loving the Maya color! Reminds me a lot of Buy Me A Cameo from Essie. <3

    Amy
    www.theprettyvain.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely won me over - I'm still sporting it. And I just got a tan so now it stands out even more ^-^

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  10. I love these colors. They are so bright and fun!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. I know - perfect for summer right?! :)

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  11. Hi lovely, beautiful colors!!! I love the rose gold and the green!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thanks - I can't wait to try the green! It'll be my next one :)

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  12. I love Maya and Natalie!
    You should totally use Natalie and Leah together and create watermelon nails! :D

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    1. That is such a good idea!!!!! I am definitely going to try that! :) :) I even have black to make seeds!

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  13. I really like all the colours, especially the colours Maya and Leah.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too :) I've only tried Maya but can't wait to try the rest!

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  14. Can't wait to see what Leah looks like on :) great unboxing post hun

    xo

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    1. Thanks - and I will DEFINITELY post photos once I try the others :)

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  15. Great polishes! I love the Natalie and Demi shades!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? :)

    tiffiemonster
    http://tiffiemonster.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Sure! Cute blog, done and done :)

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  16. Wow the colours looks lovely! great deal

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  17. Those are some great colours!! I already have Leah. Sadly, I'm *STILL* waiting for my Cinco boxes. :`(

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    1. Oh wow - that's a long wait! Well I can't wait to see what colours you get when it arrives!

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  18. ooo those colours look gorgeous!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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