Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BEAUTY: October Maven Box

The last couple of weeks I have been completely out of it. Per usual Washington weater, now that is fall it is wet and dreary. That combined with the time change and various work annoyances (mandatory overtime during the holidays? WTF?) have made me crabby and sleepy.

Thankfully my monthly maven box arived today which always puts me in a good mood!

Let's talk about these colors for a minute shall we? Love em! This month (theme: Friendsgiving) I went with the Boho Glam box.

The two nail colors included are Joanne (smoky plum creme) and Sawyer (copper patina molten- a sort of shimmery brown with a purple tint). Both colors are great for fall and might just be my favorite box yet. 

It was supposed to come with a new mascara but apparently Julep ran out of the one I selected (Go Big volumizer- the other option was Length Matters) so I will receive that whenever it is restocked and was given Jules (Julep money) to compensate. That is probably my number one gripe with this company- this isn't the first time I have had all or part of an order delayed due to one reason or another. 

I was close to running out of top coat so I added on an Oxygen Performance top coat which I love. I always do an extra coat the day after I do my nails which helps it to last even longer. My other add-ons polish wise were Bonnie (soft gold microglitter) and Shari (delicate sweet pea creme).

I also wanted to add some eyeliner-I accidentally threw away the two I'd gotten from a previous box and loved. (I say accidentally, I really mean I didn't realize I could sharpen them and instead tossed them once they got flat. Whoops.)

The two I added were bronze shimmer and smoky plum. I love the intensity of color and the amount of shimmer is perfect.

Overall I loved this month's collection but wish I had the mascara to try!

Check out these great swatches I found on Julep's Pinterest:

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