November 2012 Julep Maven Box Swatches, Review & GIVEAWAY - Boho Glam

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Last Summer I signed up for the Julep Maven program. I ended up not renewing because I wasn't impressed with the quality of the polishes at the time. Recently Julep approached me to review a Maven box so I thought... it's been a year, let's give it another go. Finding a navy one coat wonder makes me SO GLAD I DID!

The Maven Box that I chose is Boho Glam. This box included two nail polishes in Toni(dusty vintage lilac cream) and Michelle (navy cream), Essential Cuticle Oil, and two pots of glitter, one in blue and one in purple.


Toni only needed two coats for full opacity and Michelle was a one coater! I am much more impressed with the polish formula this time around, though it was slightly runny (nothing out of hand) and I had to be careful.


I ADORE the Julep Cuticle Oil. I adored it a year ago, as well. It's in roller ball form and works perfectly.

The glitters are fine and ridiculously pretty. They are also messy. In the photo you can see the card where Julep suggests sprinkling over the nail and then using a top coat. I thought dipping my nail in the pot was a better idea and, as you can see from the hot mess below, it coated my nail completely lol then I tried to smudge it out and do a gradient. IDK. For my first attempt with glitter I'm a smidge proud. But I know all you nail aficionados out there are beating your heads off of the desk haha.

Clearly, I'm no artist and I also don't play one on TV. Below is my "art" which I like to call Glitter Fail. I am DETERMINED to get the hang of glitter, because it's GORGEOUS and I love to look blingy.

Don't be too harsh! And, PLEASE share your glitter tips with me in the comments!


So. You wanna be aMaven? You know you want to be as glitter-tastic as me ;)

Being a Maven is SIMPLE. Sign up here and take the style quiz. After you sign up you're eligible for all of the perks - including 20% off on all products plus free shipping on You can also add in more items to your box at a low cost.

The best part about this subscription program is that they send you an email with a preview of your upcoming Maven Box. If you love it, do nothing. If you want to try a new style or send your box to a friend, or even skip the month simply log in to your account within the allotted time and submit your requests.

Mavens also earn rewards! Refer two friends and earn 2,000 Jules! This will get you a FREE Maven Box.


Giveaway Time!!!

Please read all of the info below before entering this giveaway. Your entry (entries) in the giveaway state that you understand all of the terms and conditions.

This giveaway is open to entrants within the US & Canada only and will end at 12:01am EST on November 23, 2012.

You can enter this giveaway via the RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET that will be at the bottom of this post.

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To enter, please wait for the Rafflecopter Widget to load. If it doesn’t, try to refresh. If you still have issues (sometimes if you’re using Google Chrome it can be a pain) please contact me via the comments or email. Additional terms and conditions are listed on the widget. Please contact me with any questions!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The prize? A Julep Maven Box of your choice! If you want to sign up for Julep right away use the code JULEPVIP for a discount on your introductory box.

Thank you to Julep for providing the prize!!!