I guess I haven't posted about them in so long because I was a little disillusioned with the shipping issues, and then after I just wasn't feeling this sub like before (maybe because I've been a Maven since February 2012). I was going to cancel, so I used up my Jules for boxes in July and August. But the summer boxes ended up really impressing me, both in terms of products - (hello sea salt spray!) and colours (especially July - that California collection was spot on and I ended up wearing that collection almost all summer. Adele especially is an AMAZING topcoat that I love to pair with my Julep polishes. And Fiore from the Garden party collection in August- that is one amazingly rich brown).
Also, Julep was on the back burner because of the two new nail mail subs hitting the marketplace and Canada - Bondi and Squarehue. As you can see from recent posts, I am still a huge fan of Squarehue, I like the concept and the polishes are fab, but as for Bondi, I ended up unsubscribing after the first box (August) as comments made on social media by the CEO just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm glad I cancelled now, as they haven't shipped out September or October boxes yet, and just seem very disorganized. It's too bad as their polish formula is quite nice, actually.
So because Bondi didn't work out and since Julep has been hitting a high note with their collections each month, I'm back to being excited about my Maven boxes, and for October, I upgraded and ordered the whole collection...
|The Rebel Set - October Collection|
|My fave treat - candy corn!|
I like how the polishes are packaged now - in little "colour treat" boxes that slide out really easily...
|Anisa, Winona, Valerie|
|Cleopatra, Dahlia, Stevie|
|Kendra, Missy, Ciara|
Such gorgeous shades!
|Swatched - Anisa, Winona, Valerie|
|Swatched - Cleopatra, Dahlia, Stevie|
|Swatched - Kendra, Missy, Ciara|
The products in this month's box were the Mask Noir and the Kajal eyeglider (eyeliner - dual sided) and sharpener.
|Kajal liner and sharpener|
|Swatches of the liner (brown and black)|
I've used the brown side of the liner and it is great, lasts all day and doesn't smear.
|Swatch of mask|
This month you could also choose to add on Beatrix (a coal black glitter and Casper (a white-ish glow in the dark shimmer) but I've already got a glow in the dark polish from last October's box (Sofia - and that's enough glow in the dark for me) and Beatrix didn't really draw my attention so I didn't choose either of these.
So I'm really happy with this October box (I think my favorite colours are Missy, Ciara, Dahlia and Cleopatra) and the products are good too - ever since Julep has introduced their Modern Beauty profile they have really stepped up their product line. And since I'm writing this post during the November Maven selection window, I can say that I'm also really looking forward to November, I won't be upgrading to the whole Right at Home collection but I think I'll be doing some add-on's to a box. Yay Julep - you're back!