Julep Maven October 2015 Review


Have you tried Julep Maven yet? It’s an amazing nail polish and beauty subscription program.  I have been a member for 2 and a half year and love it!

For $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription), you receive 3 full time products, two nail polishes and a beauty product that you can pick out.  Or, you can choose curated boxes.  There is a new collection each month, so there is a lot to choose from!

Get your first Julep Maven box for free ($2.99 shipping), no coupon required, just visit http://www.julep.com.Ships to US and Canada.

For my box this month, I chose one of their new Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Sticks in Orchid Shimmer.  I also chose two colors, Paulina and Laurel and chose three add on polishes, Nicola, Jocelyn and Michaela and got a free polish, Myriam.  Here are the shades:


Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Sticks in Orchid Shimmer.  It’s a really pretty wine color that stays on all day.  The other end has a sponge blender that works really well.


These polishes from top to bottom are:

Jocelyn — Cranberry shimmer with holographic microglitter

Laurel — Raven feather silk

Paulina — Peacock duochrome


Michaela — Blackcurrant microglitter shimmer

Nicola  — Orange glow-in-the-dark iridescent microglitter top coat. Charge it up in the light for maximum glow after dark

Myriam — Casino red crème

You can probably tell from my choices that I love dark, sparkly polishes for fall! I love them all, especially Paulina. The glow in the dark top coat is for my youngest daughter, who loves it and the bright red was my free gift.  Quite a hall, eh?!

Leave a comment and let me know if you are a Maven and what you received this month.

Julep Maven February Box and A Hartleigh Polish Giveaway!

Julep Maven February Box
Julep Maven February Box

Are you a Julep Maven? I have been for a couple of years and Julep is now my favorite nail polish!

Julep is a monthly subscription.  If you pay 3 months at a time it’s $19.99 a month and if you pay monthly it’s $24.99.  You get to customize your box and can choose your polish and beauty product shades each month.  The polishes are gorgeous and it is so much fun to get a box each month.  Plus, If you don’t want to receive it, you can skip for the month, or send it to a friend for a gift.  Click here to subscribe.


My My Maven choices this month are the left three polishes and I added on the 4th for $6.99.  My total this month was $31.98.  The polishes are normally $14.00 each or $11.20 each for Mavens.  The colors are from left to right:

London — Heather blossom crème                                                                     Hazel    — Wild violet and bronze duochrome                                                     Becky   — Oil slick duochrome silk                                                                         Ada      — Bright rhubarb fizzy


Every Maven received a free polish this month, a gorgeous Holographic heart glitter top coat called Hartleigh.  I got really lucky and received 5 more to give to friends!  I’m so excited!

Here’s a close up of the polish (you can also see swatches on http://www.julep.com)


You can’t see it, but there are different sizes and colors of glitter, including the red heart-shaped ones.

I am going to give most away to friends, but, I am going to give one away to a lucky USA based reader!

Just leave a comment and I will choose one name on Friday February 6th and will ship it that day (once I get an address) so the lucky winner can have it by Valentine’s Day.

Good Luck to everyone!  And if you would like to sign up to be a Julep Maven, click here.  It’s really worth it to get a selection of quality nail polishes and beauty products each month!

From The Lab Subscription Beauty Box


Innovative brand From the Lab has already shown us they understand what makes us beauty fanatics blush. This new and unique monthly subscription service is designed to give every woman access to the future of high-end beauty products before they hits shelves.  In the first box, From the Lab brought us beauty from the future in the form of primers packed with anti-aging properties, color correcting capabilities and pore minimizing assets. Cutting-edge ingredients like Peruvian Rhatany Root Extract provides anti-aging and skin-conditioning benefits while Para Cress Flower Extract stimulates collagen production and increases the skin’s natural lifting capacities to deliver visible results in just 30 days!

For a limited time, From the Lab is offering a special charter membership for the low price of $19.95!  While they can’t tell you what’s coming up next, they can promise between 1-3 completely revolutionary products in each box that can’t be found anywhere else for up to 18 months!

Price: $19.95 (+S&H) per month for a charter membership. Once fully launched the price goes up to $29.95 (+S&H) per month.

These are full-size, 30-day supplies of 1-3 beauty products each month (project value $40-200). Memberships are limited. From the Lab offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

To request and inviatation to join, visit FromtheLab.com and click on the Get Invited Button on the upper right hand corner.


I received the June box to review courtesy of From the Lab from my honest review.  The two products that I received in the box were Face Primer No. 327 and Eye Lift Primer No. 328.  I have to say, I love both primers and use them every day (and I have a lot of makeup and skin care to choose from each day)!

Face Primer No. 327 — The claim is that it glides on to your skin, creating a smooth, even canvas that keeps your makeup looking fresh for up to 24 hours. Its advanced formula enhances adherence while it calms and repairs the appearance of your skin by giving you multiple skincare benefits in a single primer including anti-aging, color correction and pore minimizing.

What I think:  When I first pumped this out, I was very surprised.  It is white and thin, like a sunscreen.  It is unscented.  When I apply it onto my face after moisturizing it instantly smooths and evens the color on my face.  It’s pretty amazing. The finish is really natural, not too matte or too glowy.  LOVE this!  Sometimes I put it on and nothing else before a little powder and blush.

Eyelift Primer No. 328 — The claim is that it nourishes the delicate skin of your eyelid while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its weightless, pure velvet cream texture diffuses light to provide an optical smoothing effect, while its innovative, extremely long-wearing formula prevents creasing and keeps your eye shadow vibrant for up to 12 hours.

What I think:  I have been known to put this on, a little liner and mascara and go out the door.  It is so pretty!  It has a sheer beige color that evens out the eyelid’s tone and is pretty by itself if you want a neutral eye!  And shadows last longer when the primer is applied first!

So visit FromtheLab.com and check it out.  It is an inexpensive way to try quality skincare and makeup products!