Good morning! Yeah, it's almost 7:30....on a Sunday.....and I am already up. I just don't have the ability to sleep in anymore....I truly am getting old! lol!
I received my Julep Maven box the other day, so here it is.
As always, you have the option for another shelf pull. I wish I had done it. One of the options was three nail polishes, instead of what you see above. Now I do have to say, I like the color polish they sent. Selena is described as a "creamy moss green". I think it looks like a greenish, mustard yellow. I definitely don't have anything like this, and I'm excited to try it on.
Now on to the disappointment. The makeup bag seems really cheap (though it's valued at $18.00). The fabric is.....oh how do I describe it, I know I've seen it somewhere else, well it's almost, papery?? I dunno, lol! It's got a nice Julep charm on the zipper, and the Julep lotus-y flower logo all over the bag. It is cute, I'll try it, thought I don't think it will hold up with everyday wear and tear in my purse.
Now, the lip gloss....it's called Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Extravagant which is a "warm, pearlized golden bronze". That description describes it perfectly. I never would have picked it out myself. Once I got it on, I warmed up to it....litterally. Now, I've tried plumping glosses before. Lip Venom being one of them, and that one was pretty bad. This one hurt like a mofo! Holy shitstix, my lips were on FIRE! I had to take it off right away cause it was so painful! Which sucks, cause I actually kinda liked the color, and I liked the formula, it was very silky and smooth, not at all a sticky or goopy lipgloss, it also has a nice smell to it. Now let's talk about the packaging on the lipgloss, cause it was horrendously ugly! It's REALLY cheap looking. It comes in a rectangle tube, which is a really cheap looking plastic. It looks like lipgloss that would be in a cheap makeup set you found at TJ Maxx or something. Seriously, it's disgustingly ugly! It does not look like a $20 lipgloss. And in all honesty, I would not buy this based on the packaging alone. What can I say, I'm totally drawn into how products look....that's why I have so much Urban Decay!
So this was a dud box for me, since the only thing I liked in it was the polish.