December Julep Maven It Girl Box

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Because December was a crazy month and we weren't home for most of it, I didn't get to touch most of the nail mail I got until we got back home after Christmas. So today, I have my December Julep Maven It Girl box and add ons to show you all. We are going to jump right in because there are 82 pictures in this post...yes, I said 82!!! 


**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**


At first glance

First introduction

Look at these sparkling beauties!! 

Julep - Ivy, Harper and Vivien

These glitters are gorgeous! 

Julep tries to add a little something extra to the boxes and they had a lot of fun with their December boxes!!

A cute little black velvet back with goodies to make your own cabochon ring!

I wish I could show you a picture of the finished product, but I can't decide what I want to do with it yet! As soon as I do, I will be sure to post pictures!


Now, onto the swatches!!


Julep - Ivy

Ivy is a "dynamic sapphire micro-glitter metallic". That's a dead on description. No jazzing it up. But look at the polish where it touches the bottle around the sides and the bottom. It changes to purple. There's a hidden color change in there!! It's beautiful!!

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats

The first coat is streaky and very thin. It might work as a top coat over a base color. I didn't see much of a difference between two and three coats. Application was great, formula was beautiful, clean up was a breeze and there were no problems with staining.

This is three coats of Ivy.



You can see hints of the purple color change in this picture.


Absolutely in love with Ivy!




Julep - Harper

Harper is a "full-coverage opalescent mermaid blue multi-dimensional glitter". Calling it a blue is a bit of a stretch, it definitely has more green tones to it, but it is a blue-green mermaid color through and through. Full of glitter, sparkle and beauty! 

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats

One coat is too thin, even to be used as a top coat. Two coats would be great over a base color and three coats has a perfect opacity. It's packed with glitter so there is no issues of having bald spots. Formula wasn't too think and easy to work with. Clean up was as easy as clean up with a glitter usually is. 

This is three coats of Harper.




Such a beautiful glitter!





Julep - Vivien

Vivien is a "full-coverage multi-dimensional gold glitter; champagne bubbles". I love this description, except for the full-coverage part. It's not a full coverage polish unless you maybe do 4-5 coats. But I wouldn't hold that against it. It's a beautiful polish and will probably be used as a top coat instead of a flat out polish.

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats

One coat is soft and whimsical. It would be dreamy over another polish. Two and three coats were a bit much for me. The formula is great as a one coater but gets a little off with more and more coats. Clean up was difficult. As you can see, it turns out I missed a little and I have no idea how. haha

This is three coats of Vivien.





As you can see there was a little pulling with the applications of the 2nd and 3rd coats.



Loved my December Maven box!! Colors were fantastic! I had no serious issues and I know I will be wearing each one of these again! NOW, I get to show you what I chose for my add ons this month!! It was so hard to choose! All the glitters were calling my name! 



GLITTER!!!!!

Julep - Hilary, Colbie and Jordan

MOAR GLITTER!!!



Julep - Hilary

Hilary is a "full-coverage copper multi-dimensional glitter". Once again, I agree with this except for the full-coverage statement. It's not a full coverage glitter unless you use 4-5 coats.

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats

One and two coats would be perfect to do over a base color. Three coats looks like it would be full coverage, but you can see see some nail line and there are still plenty of areas without glitter. Formula is great! Absolutely lovely to work with. I didn't have any issues with it. I liked that it wasn't completely full-coverage.

This is three coats of Hilary.

Right off the bat you can see those little bald spots I was talking about. You can only see them from certain angles.




Really is very pretty, but it needs maybe one more coat to ensure full-coverage.




Julep - Colbie

Colbie is a "full-coverage citrine green multi-dimensional glitter". Colbie definitely had better coverage than Hilary. I would call this a full-coverage glitter. 

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats

Three coats was a perfect full coverage! Any more would have been overkill. One and two coats would still be beautiful as a top coat over a base coat. (In fact Maggie asked me to paint her toes the other day. She asked for Zoya - Piaf and then she wanted a single coat of this on top on her big toe. It was adorable!)

This is three coats of Colbie.



Such a fun and playful green glitter. I see getting a lot of use out of this in the spring!! 






Julep - Jordan

Jordan is a "full-coverage silver gunmetal multi-dimensional glitter". Up until I looked it up to review it, I thought it was a blue. haha But once I started posting the pictures, I can definitely see that it is more gunmetal than blue. It is really on that fine line though, and it is not full-coverage at three coats.

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats

One coat is too little, but might be good over a base color. Two coats is beautiful! It would be great alone at two coats or even over a base color. Three coats is stunning! Still some visible nail line and minuscule bald spots, but I think 4 coats would be a bit much.  

This is three coats of Jordan.




Such a lovely glitter!! 



I am in love with every one of these glitters. December was a GREAT month to be a Julep Maven. Such a variety! 

If you're not a Julep Maven yet, feel free to use my referral link to sign up. Use the code JULEPVIP to get your first box for just a penny and that includes FREE shipping! After your first month it's just $19.99 a month (still with free shipping) for at least $40 worth of Julep products. Such a great bargain on great products! You can even skip a month or change boxes if you want. PLUS, as a Maven, you get 20% off every non-Maven purchase. Definitely makes it worth while! If you want, you can even cancel anytime you want, but I don't think you'll want to cancel. ;o)


**I purchased this product for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky :o)

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