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Friday, January 23, 2015

Julep - January 2015 (The Chrysalis Collection)

Julep is a monthly nail polish subscription box (as well as the occasional beauty/skin product), and it's amazing. It's so addictive to receive new polishes every month and be able to pick what you want to get. There currently now is MyMaven for $24.99/month or $19.99/month if you prepay for three months and Maven Luxe for $39.99/month. My Maven gets you the regular boxes each month and you can swap out products for the ones they have selected. Maven Luxe works the same way, but it's for higher valued items. You can now skip regardless of when you signed up for you account, which is a great incentive! 

There is still the referral program in place, and each referral earns you $15 to spend in the store. The Jules are still being earned and used, but they are only earned if you take the box or anniversaries and can be used either on monthly boxes or in the Jule Box. Still one of the best bonuses of being a Maven is that you receive 20% off all store items and free shipping on all orders!

The Chrysalis Collection a new product, the Luxe Lip Treatment (in four sheer colors) and a new shade of the Oxygen Nail Treatment. They also added three 'Metamorphic Top Coats' that had to be reserved in December and you would get one random one free in your box. As always, however, I stuck with the Polish Lover's Upgrade for $44.99 and added on some extras including the exclusive Luna.

My Maven box shipped inside a larger box due to my add-ons, but I still received everything in pink boxes. :)

First look. I loved that I got Junior Mints, but Patrick loved them more (he ate them when he saw them).


Sandi - Smoky eggplant creme. Shawn - Bright poppy creme.

It Girl.

Margit - Mushroom with rose shimmer. Shelly - Wintermint creme. Janae - Cool charcoal creme.

Boho Glam.

Alicia - Sunny Salmon Creme. Casey - Galapagos teal creme.

Classic with a Twist.
Maryam - Dark merlot shimmer. Phyllis - Soft petal pink creme.

This is the full collection along with Luna (jagged reflective glitter) and my Metamorphic Top Coat, Tyra. Overall, I will always love a collection that is primarily cremes, because there is just so much I can do with them. One note is that Casey stains like a bitch, so be super careful using it and taking it off. It is very messy! The new top coats work best over dark colors, but they don't look terrible over lighter cremes. As always, if someone wants a swatch of anything, I'll make sure to get it up! 

Did you get January's Julep collection? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments!

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  1. You know, the words "mushroom with rose shimmer" do not immediately conjure something lovely to mind, but I must say I really like that polish! This box would be great for a pani/pedi party! Everyone could pick their favorite to take home as the party favor.