Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Mani with my January Julep Maven Box - Madison and Grace Swatches

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is the simple, easy mani I am rockin' for Valentine's Day!  I decided to break into my January Julep Maven Box for this look and then I added 1 coat of OPI Nothin' Mousie Bout It from the Minnie Mouse Collection to my ring finger.  Keep reading if you want to see everything I got in my January Julep Maven Box :)

January was all about Neons and Nudes and I chose the Classic with a Twist Box this month.
These are the free extras included for the month.  The neon hair ties are fun and I can always use more hair ties. But, I was really excited about the Swatch Me stickers! All of the new bottles of polish come with these stickers on the tops of the lids.  So, I can use these stickers on the polishes I have already.  It is a great idea.  I store my polishes vertically and now I can see the color I want quickly.

All of the Maven selections (aside from The It Girl) came with a Hand and Cuticle Stick.  The Classic With A Twist came with Madison and Grace.
Julep says...
Madison - Electric Neon Hot Pink Creme
Grace - Classic 'go-to' Light Pink Sheer

The Hand and Cuticle Stick is really nice.  It is very soft and melts right into my skin.  It smells good too, although I can't quite put my finger on the scent.  The only thing I don't like is the packaging.  It is a lot of packaging for the product which seems to be in the top 1/3 of the tube.

I used 3 coats of each polish with no top coat so you can see the finish.  You can see Madison is not quite matte, kind of a vinyl looking finish.  Madison is looking just a bit more red here than in does irl. It is an interesting color that dances the line between red/orange/coral/pink depending on the lighting.  I really like it.  It is going to be amazing for the summer months! I can't wait for the warm weather!  
Grace is a sheer light pink, perfect for french manis or jelly sandwiches.  It is not a color I would wear alone to I decided to jazz it up a bit by adding 1 coat of OPI Nothin' Mousie Bout It from the Minnie Mouse Collection.  It is perfect for Valentine's Day!

Right now you can join the Julep Maven monthly subscription program for FREE!  First time members can get their first box for only FREE by Clicking Here, choose which intro box you want and enter FREEBOX at checkout. The links included are my referral links.  When you sign up you get one too and you can earn credits for more free polish :)

What are you wearing for Valentine's Day?  Post your links in the comments! I would love to see your VDay manis :)


  1. Very pretty; perfect for V-day!

  2. great vday mani! super cute. i <3 Madison!

  3. lovely orange polish.


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