Saturday, September 1, 2012

Julep September It Girl

It's the first of September so I thought I'd post swatches of Julep's It Girl September box! In this month's box I received Otte, Delaunay, and Alma. I also decided to make the Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara an add-on. Julep partnered with designer Trina Turk to create these fall nail colors, inspired by Turk’s Modernist Maverick Collection. On to the swatches...

Otte is a camel creme color. Awesome formula, two-coats, quick dry-time. Don't think it goes with my skin tone, whoops. Honestly, I don't even care, I love nudes, I love this, love.

Delaunay is a nice, bright, red creme. Again, amazing formula, two-coats, quick dry-time. I don't own very many reds, actually the only red I own is China Glaze Phat Santa, so I love this. It stains quite a bit though, as you can see, I had a hard time removing it from my cuticles. 

Alma is a dijon mustard creme. It's one of the many ugly yet pretty green/yellow shades (CG Electric Pineapple, OPI Did It On 'Em, OPI Who The Shrek Are You, etc). However, it's not a dupe for any of those. It might be more like OPI Fiercely Fiona, but I don't own that so I can't say for sure. I love this though, mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors. And Alma also has a great formula, two-coats, quick dry-time. Seriously, some of my Julep's have not-so-great formulas, but these are just awesome!

Now for the awkward, 'let me show you mu eyeballs' part of the post.

I'm gonna start off by saying I don't know much about mascara. I think I've went my whole life only using two different brands and I'm happy with my current one, but I've never used brown mascara and wanted to try it out.

So there's my left eye mascara-free.

And here's my right eye wearing the Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara. Hands down, adds length. Seriously, awesome. It's not really as brown as I thought it would be, but it's definitely not black. My eyelashes are kind of dark naturally, so I'm sure it would look more brown on someone with lighter lashes. I really like this product, it does what it says, it isn't clumpy, it doesn't feel too heavy, my eyelashes don't stick together. Like seriously, I'm wearing it right now and I completely forgot I was wearing mascara because I can't even feel it.

If you’re not a Julep Maven yet, click here and take the quiz to receive your first box.  Use the code COLOR2012 or PENNY at check out to get it for only a penny! As always, let me know if any of those codes do not work!

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