It’s rare for me to find my name in a cosmetic item—even though I really do not have an uncommon English name—and I almost always buy a similar-named one when I see it. Over the years, I’ve picked up NARS Christina lipstick and nail polishes Zoya Christinna, NYX Christine, and Julep Chrissy, Christi, and Christa. Only one of those is my actual name!
So, when Julep ran a $4 charity sale back in September, I took the opportunity to pick up Christa, which was originally released in a 2015 Mystery Box. Julep calls it a “Purple Twilight Liquid Holographic.”
Julep’s stock photos make this look pinker than it is; to me, it’s a more neutral—and probably even bluer—purple with a silvery finish. The holo is on the subtler side, so in some light it just looks like a silver purple shimmer. In bright sunlight, you’ll see a stronger pink shift and soft holo effect.
I thought I was being good by skipping my November Maven Box (not a great fan of frosts), but in the end, I bought a bunch of stuff from Julep, anyway. Blast these holographic holiday sets, Mystery Boxes, and GWPs!
Bling It On Mystery Box
Royal Suite Mini Holographics 6 Piece Nail Set
Life of the Party GWP
14 Nail Colors (6 of which are minis)
1 Cream Blush
2 Lip Colors
1 Lip Oil
1 Cream Eyeshadow
1 Skincare sample
Bling It On Mystery Box
$24.99. This box is currently still available at Julep (referral link) through today, plus you get a chance to win a pair of 1 carat diamond earrings—and don’t forget eBates cashback if you do buy anything!
Products in the Mystery Box may vary, except for Maxine and Reina polishes which are guaranteed.
Who needs a diamond ring? Let every finger shine bright with this dazzling mystery box.
Includes two NEW multi-faceted nail colors (including our most brilliant holographic EVER!) + other beauty & nail surprises.
Plus, one special mystery box includes a pair of 1 carat diamond stud earrings! Will you be the one to find them?
This mystery box definitely includes:
Maxine (Bombshell) – Prismatic Ultra-Holographic
Reina (It Girl) – Black Holographic Textured Microglitter
Make it yours, make it fun. BRAVE PRETTY
Offer expires on 11/21/2017 at 11:59PM PT, or while supplies last. Every Bling It On Mystery Box will include Maxine (Bombshell) and Reina (It Girl). Other products vary.
Well, I doubt I’ll be lucky enough to win the diamond studs (imagine my mom’s face at Christmas, eh?), but I am still really pleased with the selection of products I got!
I’ve been dying to try a Julep Mystery Box, but the only ones (one?) they’ve had since I’ve been a subscriber have not come with polishes I’ve been interested in. This time, they had two new holo/metallic shades, so I was definitely in—and I was not disappointed!
Julep’s December 2017 collection consists of seven new sparkly shades for the holidays. And, the final addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for my own sign, Sagittarius (November 23–December 22).
Julep have also introduced more Holiday Nail Sets (the first couple are listed in my post about the November 2017 collection). The Royal Suite set and a couple of the smaller sets contain some new shades:
Royal Suite ($42 / Maven $24) consists of 6 new holographic shades in mini 3 mL bottles. Of course, I’ve already bought this!
Julep’s November 2017 collection consists of seven new frosty, metallic shades for the coming winter. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Scorpio (October 23–November 22).
Late last month, Julep also introduced their Holiday sets, which includes two sets of Nail Color minis.
#Coveted ($84 / Maven $48) consists of 3 new and 9 repromoted shades.
It’s rare for me to find my name in a cosmetic item—even though I really do not have an uncommon English name—and I almost always buy a similar-named one when I see it. Over the years, I’ve picked up NARS Christina lipstick and nail polishes Zoya Christinna, NYX Christine, and Julep Chrissy and Christa. Only one of those is my actual name!
So, when Julep released a polish named Christi in their latest collection, I was thrilled to see that it was a color I liked, and included it in my October Maven Box. Julep calls it an “enchanted teal shimmer”. I don’t think it’s super-enchanting (somehow that evokes iridescence in my mind) but it’s hot stuff, nonetheless.
It’s a deep, vampy teal shimmer that leans a little more green—at least on me—though when I removed it, it looked very blue and stained my nails blue. These deep, rich blue shades always seem to stain horribly. Small price to pay for such gorgeousness, in my opinion.
I wasn’t completely in love with all of the new October 2017 polishes from their Trancing in the Moonlight collection, so I just got Christi (seems like that’s as close to my name as I’m gonna get, ha!) and tried out a lip gloss in a subtly shimmery burgundy, Vivid. I do like the Julep makeup brushes, so I snagged the Eyeshadow Brush; this was the first time during my subscription that I’ve seen this particular brush available for the Maven Box.
October 2017 — Maven Box
Lip Gloss in Vivid
Nail Color in Christi
I’ve already tried on Christi and it is love!
I’m not 100% sold on the lip gloss, but I’ll have to use it a bit more to see for sure. The color is pretty, though.
And I added on a few extra items. Alonna was the other October polish shade I kind of wanted, and it was available in a Nail Color Trio add-on for just $12.99. Then I picked up two other shades I’ve been eyeing up for $4.99 each.
Nail Color Trio in Ainsley, Alonna, and Janae
Nail Color in Jaydra
Nail Color in Nell
With the purchase of three add-ons, I also received a free mystery polish, which unfortunately ended up being one I already received in a 10-polish mystery box:
Nail Color in Ani
I’m starting to save up my Julep dupes for a future giveaway…
Julep’s October 2017 collection consists of seven new—and one re-released—jewel-toned shades for fall. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Libra (September 23–October 22).