{Julep Maven} The Glitterati Collection ~ December 2013

First look2As many of you know, the Julep Maven box is my favorite monthly box. I get giddy when the selection window opens, I eagerly wait for my shipping confirmation email, and stock the tracking number on usps.com. Nothing brightens my day like finding a black box from Julep in front of my door. Except December’s box was silver and I knew that with the new hue I was going to be in for a treat. A very glitter filled treat and I could not wait to break the seal!

Julep picked the perfect theme for the month of December. For me the holidays are all about sparkle and shine. My Christmas tree is trimmed in glitter and glitz. There is no such thing as to many glitter ornaments nor is there such a thing as too much sparkle. (I know I need help) Anyways back to Julep, the theme for December is “The Glitterati Collection.” Each polish hue fit the theme perfectly, there was a ton of sparkle and glitz throughout the collection. It was very hard to nail down my selection this month. I changed my mind at least three times. One thing I was certain of was that I was not interested in the modern beauty box, a girl only needs so many eye primers. I wanted the eyeshadow palette along with the glitziness of the December polish collection. I set my sights on the shimmery cranberry colored polish and selected the bombshell box.

“Personality is the glitter.” ~Mae West

So What did I get in my December Bombshell Maven Box? That’s a great question! I am so glad you asked!

The Glitterati Collection

Sweep Eyeshadow Palette – Neutrals: Create looks as bold or as soft as you’d like while smoothing lids. Formulated with anti-aging ingredients including Julep’s exclusive Power Cell Complex™, the five classic shades are: •Tiramisu—nude satin •Glow—golden shimmer •Dusk—mauve satin •Toffee—bronze shimmer •Cocoa—chocolate brown with gold shimmer.
————————-> I hands down love the eyeshadow! Well except for the cocoa it is to dark for my fair completion. I am a very pasty girl and the other four shades complement my skin tone perfectly. The best part a little bit of shadow goes along way and the pigments hold up all day long. One has to love that, as a busy girl on the go does not have time for touch ups.

Andrea – A brilliant bronze glitter polish
————————> I was extremely excited for this shade to arrive. As in it was the first thing I tried when I opened my box. My pent-up excitement lead to deep disappointment. I painted my toes on Tuesday night and by Wednesday the polish flaked off. As in “AJ was singing in the shower minding her own business washing her toes when the polish flaked off in sheets and went right down the drain to lake Calhoun.” I was all sorts of sad my toes were no longer incredibly sparkly, they were just plain old human toes. That is until I remembered that I had………..

Cara – A shimmery cranberry frost polish
———————–> LOVE! LOVE LOVE! The color is perfect for he season, it has a hint of shimmer with a whole lot of shine.Did I mention that I am in LOVE with the hue. Best part of all the polish has stayed in tact!

***BONUS ITEM! (Who doesn’t love a BONUS?) Hair ties from thetwistband.com
————————> I have seen a lot of these “hair ties” on the market and have yet to join the hair tie bandwagon. That is until Julep so nicely put two in the box. It’s a hair tie, nothing special or spectacular, it does the job of holding my hair back.

Once again Julep has put together a beautiful box with great products and I cannot wait to see what the next box will hold.

Julep Maven is a $19.99/month monthly nail polish & Beauty box subscription service. Each box features over $40.00 worth of never before released polishes, cutting edge treatments, and a bonus sample sized product. PLUS when you are a Maven you get free shipping and 20% off of all of the products at http://www.julep.com.

Becoming a Maven is easy and each box is put together like a beautiful present. I love being a Julep Maven and I want you to get in on the fun too! Use code “FREEBOX” to get your first box for only $3.99 (Shipping charges).

** Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post**

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