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Julep April 2016 Collection review

laelene Posted in reviews, subscriptions,Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

So I think they stopped naming their collections as of February, since they aren’t clearly labeling them anymore. This month’s was filled with fun, bright colors in a jelly-like finish. They included a white polish to pair with the colors to use underneath and lighten the color. They look great and I’m tempted to collect the whole set.

Julep ranges from just under $25 to $40 per box based on tier (or as discounted as just under $20 to $35 per box when prepaid three at a time) and comes with combinations of nail polish colors, skincare products, and beauty products (depending on your style profile choice). They offer plenty of upgrade and add-on options too. Boxes are sent monthly unless you choose to skip. You also have the option of gifting your box to a friend. They offer a referral program that earns you $15 store credit per referral.

julep maven april 2016 collection box contents

April 2016’s collection of Brights + Whites box

Green Tea konjac sponge
I don’t know what it is about green tea, but when I see something with it, I gravitate towards it. Between the kaolin clay one that was going to come in my box and the charcoal one I’ve had before, neither could beat out the funky green sponge. I don’t think it makes much of a difference since all those ingredients are great for your skin, but I’m happiest with this one.

Polish colors in Brynn and Brigitte. I waffled between Brynn and Marissa for ages before choosing this more reddish orange hue. Normally I’d go for the purple but this time I wanted something different! I like how Brynn looks both as a gel as well as with the white underneath, which is what I have on now. I got compliments at work today for my bold color that starkly contrasted against the dreary day. (I already have another Brigitte from almost exactly a year ago, but it’s a color that can be used in many ways.)

love your bare face Detoxifying Cleansing Stick
It said to rub this on my hands and then cleanse my face, which was interesting. It was very gentle and smelled nice. I don’t think I put enough on since I didn’t really get a lather. I look forward to combining it with my konjac sponge, which I am waiting to open once I head off to grad school.

julep april 2016 collection card and discount offer card

The April 2016 Collection cards.

julep love your bare face detoxifying cleansing stick and kaolin clay konjac sponge information card

The info card with details on the detoxifying cleansing stick and konjac sponge.

julep april 2016 collection quote card

The April 2016 Collection quote card.

Another great box! I’m very pleased with my newfound flexibility to customize boxes. Now I really get to be picky, though it makes for some hard choices!

Join as a Julep Maven to get polishes and/or beauty products sent to you monthly! Use code FREEBOX or FREEMAVEN to get the first box free (you pay shipping).

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Petit Vour April 2015 review

laelene Posted in reviews, subscriptions,Tags: , , , , , , ,

Am I the only one who noticed the change back to the lighter pink box this month? And funny how most of the items matched too.

Petit Vour is $15 per box (or as much as $30 for international subscribers) and comes with vegan beauty, skincare, and other personal care products. Boxes are sent monthly with no option to skip. They offer a referral program that earns you points towards free boxes (email to say I referred you if you sign up!).

contents of petit vour april 2015 box with the konjac sponge co puff, box naturals luxe towelettes, suntegrity tinted face sunscreen, lauren b nail polish, and info card with spring forward theme petit vour april 2015 box info card with item details

The Konjac Sponge Co pink clay konjac puff sponge – How funny that I finally got around to using the konjac sponge I’d gotten in a Julep box quite awhile ago and then I get two more! The other was in the Escape Monthly box this month. It’s cool this one has pink clay – that’s a first. I’m used to plain or black konjac sponges (typically with charcoal for absorbing oil). I’ll break out this one next once my current one needs replacing.

Box Naturals Luxe towelettes in Rosewater & Lavender – These feel like a fancy little treat I can keep in my bag/purse/car. I’m obsessed with wipes and I can’t wait to make good use of these. I’ll probably want to get more, but dang they’re expensive!

Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face sunscreen in Medium – This brand must be promoting itself because it also showed up in the summer Yuzen box I just got! I’m glad I got medium, which should match my skin tone well. I like that this is a bit of a sunscreen and BB cream in one. Less work for more gain, you see.

lauren b beauty nail polish in #ImSoLA – It’s as if they made this shade just for Petit Vour. It’s a bright, bold color for the warmer months that I will definitely be trying out on both fingers and toes. It just seems like the type of shade I should have on my toes with flip flops. (And back in LA I’d be wearing flip flops pretty much every day.) This is more of a luxury nail polish brand that costs a pretty penny.

This box felt pretty high-end overall and I liked all the skincare stuff. I’ll be using every single product! What items do you want from this box?

[This post mentions a referral program. Signing up and emailing to say I referred you helps support my subscription and I’d be ever so grateful. 🙂 All opinions are my own and I received no compensation for this review. I just purchased this box and wanted to share what I got!]

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