My Julep Maven box arrived yesterday! I’m usually an “American Beauty,” but this month I switched and went with the “It Girl” box. The theme this month was “suedes,” so almost all of the polishes were a matte suede finish. I was excited to try them, and just really loved the muted green and purple that came in this box. I also chose to add on a few extras, but they’re not here yet, so you’ll see them later.
This is what came in my box:
I always like their little cards.
The “”It Girl” box came with three polishes: Hailee, a sage green suede, Nora, an aubergine suede, and the Matte Topcoat. They also included three little individually wrapped remover pads. I think the pads are great! I’m keeping one in my purse, just in case I have a polish emergency.
These polishes have a “Matte Suede Finish,” meaning that they’re matte, but shimmery. In this case, they’re full of silver shimmer. I was a but apprehensive about this box, given my experience with mattes. Turns out, I was right. I did a mani with Nora last night, which I loved, but only lasted about four hours before half of the polish on my index finger was gone, and several other chips had appeared. All this just reading a book, no washing dishes, no showering. Also, washing hands and using hand sanitizer once or twice had already begun to make my tips shiny. So while I like the look of the suedes, I am definitely disappointed. I’m not blaming Julep, because I have had this problem with every matte I’ve tried (sometimes worse). I think I just had high expectations for these, given how much they retail for.
What do you think about the suedes? Have you tried them yet?
Also included – their holiday gift guide! I love all the gift sets (for myself, obviously), and you can find them on their website right now. They retail for anywhere from $18 to $100+.
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