Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Julep Maven box-Classic with a twist-swatches

Hey, Everybody!
I got my February Julep Maven box in the mail today. No golden box here. *insert sad face*
BUT, they have Valentine's Day Mystery boxes available! :0) 
I passed up the Holiday mystery boxes and regretted it, so I jumped on this, I love Valentine's Day. *My lovely hubby actually purchased the Vday box, gotta give him credit.* 

I love how their packaging has evolved from a black paper bag to an actual box looks so nice now.
It had red and gold packaging. 

I should mention that I did a shelf pull from American Beauty to Classic with a twist.
I had ZERO grey polishes, so I gave it a try.
We got a piece of chocolate in the shape of an Oscar. Yum. Who doesn't love chocolate?
Oh, and I got a Topcoat for hair.
It's supposed to protect from heat and give your hair a nice shine....we will see.
(It's 2.5 fl oz, btw)

Meryl- The perfect neutral, sophisticated grey creme.
Oscar- Ultra chic, mulit-dimensional gold glitter.

Meryl-two coats/no topcoat.
Oscar-one coat on top of Meryl.

*Same as above.*

Close up of Oscar.

Okay, now my review.

I was pretty excited to try out a grey polish since I had zero in my collection. I really love creme polishes, and Meryl is supposed to be a creme. I say supposed because while it is a creme finish, it wasn't actually creamy as the other "creme" polishes I've tried. It's actually really watery when you apply it and it was almost completely opaque with two coats, although, I did still have some bald patches. Three coats might have done the trick.
The color is pretty, not impressed with the consistency.

Oscar on the other hand was nice all around. I like the thicker consistency and there is enough glitter to coat your nail if you wanted to wear it alone. It makes a great accent nail.
If reminds me of Essie's Golden Nuggets, but with more and larger glitter.

Now for the Mystery Box info...

Use code VALENTINE to get your box for $19.99

each box will be worth $60-$200

I've seen pictures of the Holiday Mystery boxes and some girls got TEN polishes! 
*Keeping my fingers crossed* 
I think you're at least going to get two or three polishes, so it's win-win. Plus, all the extra goodies they send.
Boxes ship the 7th just in time for a Valentine's Day delivery and they only have 1000 boxes.

Are you planning on getting a mystery box? Did you get one last time?