Julep Maven April 2014 - The VIVID Collection

by - April 08, 2014

I spent a little bit of time going back and forth on whether or not I was going to skip this month or not, but at the end of the day I couldn't resist trying out the blush - and I admit I was pretty excited about some bright colours, if only because it gives me hope that summer is coming. Eventually.

Julep Maven Classic With A Twist Box April 2014 Plus Add On

(from Left to Right) Flora (add on), Mariska, Caitlin

Flora (Add On) - IT GIRL - Exotic dragonfruit with blue shimmer
Mariska - Classic With A Twist - Juicy tangerine shimmer
Caitlin -  Classic With A Twist - Shocking hibiscus with gold shimmer

Julep Glow Pore Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini

Glow’s groundbreaking formula diffuses the appearance of pores and imperfections, while diamond powder gives cheeks a luminous shimmer. Packed with vitamin B6 for a truly healthy glow.

All in all, I love the colours in this month's box. However, when I swatched the polishes on the lids they dried to a weird, almost matte finish. This isn't a deal breaker for me, since I don't mind shining up my polish with a good, heavy topcoat, but it's a little strange since they're all sold as shimmer polishes Still, the colours are vibrant and the pigmentation seems to be pretty on point, so I assume they're just like other neon polishes and it must be something about the pigment in them. As for the blush, it's a little bit powdery, but I really love the colour payoff and I can't wait to try it out on my face.

Also, I decided to break down and order this month's Speckled For Spring Mystery box. I hadn't ordered one since probably last summer, since the last 2 that I ordered were very, very disappointing and the price went up. However, I used the discount code PERK10 to get $10 off any order over $20 (Thank you, kalynlord.com for the tip) and got this box for $14.99! I'm really hopeful about this one and I hope it comes as quickly as this box did this month.

Yeah, I really love getting these every month and they make me want to make some kind of art project.
... But then again, everything makes me wanna make an art project.

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