Julep Nail Color in Marisol, swatch

Julep — Marisol (Nail Color) Swatch & Review

Collection: Julep 2017 Summer, June “Bask In the Heat”

Here’s the other Julep polish I chose in my first Maven Box.

The Spanish name Marisol is a shortening of Maria de la Soledad (Mary of Solitude), referencing the Virgin Mary. In English, I see a combination of marigold (derived from Mary, as well) and sun (Latin sol), so it definitely gives me a misconception of golden yellow. Presumably, the polish namers at Julep thought so, too, because Julep describes Marisol as a “Golden Amber Metallic.”

Julep Nail Color in Marisol

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Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask

Mamonde — Rose Honey Sleeping Mask Review

I’d never tried a sleeping mask before this one by Korean brand Mamonde. I think the jar just looked so pretty, and rose as an ingredient in anything tends to sway me!

The jar is a cute, beehive-inspired hexagonal shape, presumably because the product contains honey, and the design is all around adorable in a vintage way. The jar is glass and the lid is metal, for bonus tactile points. It’s a surprisingly small jar, containing 80 mL, as you can see in this photo I took with a Revlon nail polish for scale:

Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask, with Revlon Nail Enamel for scale
Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask, with Revlon Nail Enamel for scale. (Sorry, I don’t remember which Revlon it was. I’m guessing it was Dreamer.)

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