Monday, August 27, 2012

American Beauty Julep Maven Box August 2012 - Dakota and Stefani Swatches

 I chose the American Beauty Julep Maven Box this month, again.  This is Julep Maven's 1st birthday so there was a special message printed on the inside of the box and a free tote, too.
 This is everything included.  This should give you an idea of the tote's size.  Not quite grocery bag size, but a nice little re-useable shopping bag.  I will use it, but I would get more use out of it if it were a bit bigger.
 I am most excited to try out this polish remover!  It has a pump style cap that seems really handy.  I am almost out of polish remover so this was perfect.  I don't know yet if the remover is worth the $14 price tag ($11.20 for Mavens) But, even if it is not, I do plan on reusing this bottle.
 Julep describes the colors as...
Stefani - gold flecked, gray metallic
Dakota - rose gold metallic chrome
 The description for Stefani is pretty spot on, but I consider Dakota a coppery bronze.  What do you think? rose gold?
Here are some quick swatches.  2 coats each with 1 coat of Out the Door top coat.  I really like them both.  I was worried about brushstrokes with this sort of finish, but I didn't have any problems with them at all!  I can't wait to wear them as full manicures! Very pretty colors for Fall.

Are you a Julep Maven? What did you get this month?

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  1. The colors are so lovely! <3 Do you know if Julep Maven boxes are available in Canada?

    1. They are! But, as far as I know it is only available in the US and Canada.

  2. Beautiful polishes! I wish I could find a pump bottle for my polish remover!


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