Julep - Turn On The Brights Collection: April 2013!

April 11, 2013

It has been WAY too long since I posted a blog post, life happened but I'm back now! Here is my exciting, but sad April Julep box. This will be my last box for a while. I have enough nail polish to last me for years! I've really enjoyed Julep overall as a service and will definitely consider joining again in the future. Can you believe I no longer subscribe to any beauty boxes?! 

This month's theme was Turn On The Brights and the colour for this month were definitely vibrant! I did not open all the polishes but I took pictures of the ones I did on my nails. Excuse the lousy and slightly messy manicures, life with short nails that don't grow is hard!
Manicure photos have one coat of top coat unless stated otherwise.
The full collection includes 10 polishes and 2 extras. There was also a rock candy lollipop which I thought I photographed before I ate, oops!
"You want 20 more minutes of sleep. Your hair wants a break from the blow dryer. This lightweight spray-on powder absorbs oil, adds body, and leaves no residue. Enjoy fresh, voluminous locks and an extra snooze cycle or two."
Seriously disappointed with this. It sounds like spray paint and I didn't notice any oil control or absorption either. I used it twice and it's already broken and sounds empty. 
Peptides – super-charged amino acids that build keratin (for your nails) and collagen (for your cuticles) – are our Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum's secret weapon to transform dry and damaged cuticles almost overnight. Plus, get visibly stronger, smoother nails with fewer ridges and less splitting and brittleness in only 2-3 weeks."
I love how sleek the packaging for this is and the detail on the lid. I have only tried this a few times and did not see a difference but I will keep trying!
This photo really shows the iridescence and shimmer some of the shades have. 
From Left to Right: Mackenzie, Lena, Ally, Candy, Eden, Janel, Jackie, Avery, Kaylen, Abbie
"Sour apple green frost"
I won't be opening this one. I've never been a huge fan of these green shades. I will include this in a future giveaway!
*Photos slightly off, refer to group photos for best colour, swatch photo coming soon!
"Teal with gold shimmer"
I love this colour. Such a beautiful teal colour! The gold iridescence is hardly noticable when applied but I the pigmentation in this shade is amazing!
"Electric blueberry frost"
I love this colour but I'm not super happy with the way it looks after applied. I want a colour in the same hue in a creme. The metallic-ness of this polish turns me off of it a bit.
Rock Candy Glaze - Candy
I couldn't find a page on Julep for this. I believe this is supposed to have a jelly consistency with a purple tint. It would add shine and tint the colour, I believe anyways! I haven't use this one yet, The idea doesn't interest me at all. 
*it looks slightly less blue in person as this photo
"Bright violet crème"
I have not opened this one either. I explain why in the video. Apparently many bloggers have had trouble photographing this as well. It leans more on the blue side under every light I've looked at it under. 
"Pink raspberry frost"
I have not opened this one either. I find it looks VERY metallic in the bottle, also a bit more wine toned. A beautiful colour but I have too many similar.
"Maraschino cherry crème"
This is the red I've been looking for for years. Such a true red shade!
"Hot pink crème"
A beautiful highlighter Barbie pink colour. I love this shade, definitely a summer toe colour!
"Neon orange crème"
This is without a topcoat, it has a satin type finish. I've never owned a polish like this and I am so happy with it! I can't wait to wear this polish more.
"Sunshine yellow crème"
Another colour I am in love with! Reminds me of a highlighter as well! This stained my nails even with a basecoat so beware! 
One thing I have noticed about Julep is the swatches they provide on the website, they rarely look true to tone. I always look at the polishes in multiple lights but they never seem to look like the photos on Julep. Does anyone else notice this?
Anyway, I am so pleased with this box, but I'm sad it's my last one. I'm sure this won't be the end of all Julep posts though!
Did you get a Julep box this month, or possibly the full collection too?
Sign up for Julep: http://bit.ly/VPk57a
Use coupon code: FREEBOX for your first box free! (US Residents also)
xo
Carly

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