There is something about a warm, crisp summer evening that I just love, so of course I had to go with the summer nights mystery box. I got my box the other day-loved the very speedy shipping/delivery, and I received a beautiful assortment of nail colors, a lip gloss, and a sample sized packet of Julep's glycolic hand scrub.
Take a look!
L-R: Kyla, Monica, Char, Billie Jean (two thin coats each, no topcoat)
Monica: Hot pink with multidimensional glitters. This was the other exclusive nail color. Like Kyla, Monica is also an opaque glitter, with just two coats needed for full-on coverage. I love pinks for the summertime, and the glitters which sparkle shades of violet, red, teal and gold, add a really fun kick to the nails.
Char: Navy blue crème. Deep navy blues are one of my favorite colors to sport on the nails. To me, Char definitely gives off a summer night feel, and it's undoubtedly going to be an amazing shade for the coming fall/winter months as well. Char's formula is pretty thick, and I found one thick coat to be sufficient enough for an opaque and smooth coverage. But if two coats is more your thing, I suggest going thinner on them for the most even looking results.
Billie Jean: Fuchsia crème. My pictures couldn't quite translate the dominant purple tone in this shade, but it is very apparent when seen in person. Billie Jean does contain a thick formula, but it isn't heavy like Char's consistency is. It certainly has more give to it. I did achieve opaque coverage with one coat, but the addition of a second one was essential to eliminate and smooth out the unevenness and patchiness, which this nail color is prone to. This dried to a semi-matte finish, so if you want some added glossiness a shiny top coat should do the trick.
Nail Polish Brush
The nail brush is pretty nice. The shape of it is just perfect for my wide nail beds, and it really makes application that much easier. I will say that the brush does have the tendency to load on a lot of polish. So make sure to swipe off the excess before you start application, to avoid color pooling on the nails (I learned the hard way).
I haven't tested all of the shades for wear time, but Char has been my mani color for three days now, and I am very impressed at how well it is holding up with a top coat. There is not a chip in sight, only some tip wear.
Oh, I also wanted to mention that the two glitters-Kyla and Monica, aren't of the stubborn kind. We all know that most glitters are usually a challenge when it comes to removal, but these two are amazingly easy to remove-no special removal method required!
Zinnia Lip Vernis
I tried the Glycolic Hand Scrub and I really enjoyed it. My hands felt super soft afterwards, and the light floral fragrance that lingered was lovely. My hands get very dry during the colder months, and a product like this is just what I need to instantly soften them up. I may just have to buy the full size of this hand scrub.
Which are your favorite Julep products? Have you tried Julep Mystery Boxes?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased these products for my personal use.