I’m a sucker for a pretty box.
I’ve heard good things about Julep, and since they were running a promotion, I took the opportunity to order my first Maven box.
It came with 3 polishes and 1 nail & cuticle serum (separate review). From right to left as they are placed in the box: Tegan – Boho Glam, Winter – It Girl, and Eden – It Girl. These colors are gorgeous and I had a hard time deciding which one I would wear first.
I went with the purple, which initially went on goopy. However, I gave it a good shake until I heard the clicking, and it went on smoothly. (I actually had to re-do my nails because the first time was a disaster). The polish goes on shiny, but dries a little flat and translucent. You definitely need a second coat, but make sure to apply thin coats or it will take forever to dry. Tip: fill a bowl with water and add an ice cube. Then, dip your freshly painted nails, alternating hands, and it will instantly dry up your polish!
I was really happy with the final color, but I just had to try the shimmery polish. The sparkles are very fine and densely packed together, which gives a beautiful starry finish. I initially painted one accent nail, but I loved it so much that I just painted all of them! Seriously, I plan on putting this on top of everything now. I’m sure it would look really nice with a grey or a black canvas, or every other color in the world.
I really would recommend you head over to Julep and sign up for their offer. The box is free, but you need to pay for shipping (~2.99). It automatically signs you up for their monthly subscription, but you can call them and cancel if you only want to try their box. (This wasn’t a sponsored review, but I had to spread the polish love).