Julep Maven Box Review | February 2016

Julep is here and I am not as excited about writing this post as I normally am, mainly because half of the products in my box were more so items that I needed versus items that I wanted. So, since I get to pay an automatic flat rate for this box, why not get those necessities in this box instead of purchasing them separately. However, the other half of the box I was excited about because they are nail polishes and I really liked the colors! Anyway, let’s see what’s in my box!

Golden Angle Nail Wraps

I selected these nail wraps for my box this month because I have never used them before. I thought they were different and would look really cool on top of the perfect base polish…still trying to figure out what that polish will be. Suggestions? Anyway, they have different nail wraps available on the site, but they can only be purchased in packages with nail polishes. In order to get them individually, you must have a Julep subscription.

Cuticle Pusher, $14.00

This is another tool that I selected this month because I wanted a new cuticle pusher. There’s nothing really to say about a cuticle pusher other than that they are a necessity to keep your nail beds healthy.

Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat, $18.00

I decided to try this base coat out this time around. I have been using the Oxygen Bonding Base Coat, but I wanted something different. This base coat is supposed to smooth out your nail tips if you so that your nail polish application can be very smooth.

Nail Color in Finley, $14.00

I have a few more weeks to enjoy my really dark nail polishes, so I thought this navy blue would be perfect! I’m really excited about this color and can’t wait to try it out!

Nail Color in Alaina, $14.00

I have recently fallen in love with neutral tone nail polishes ever since I received one in my SquareHue subscription several months ago. This color is described as a “driftwood taupe créme.” I also look forward to trying this color out. I think I have the perfect event in mind for when I’ll wear this polish! 🙂

What do you think about the products I received? Which ones would you like to try? Let me know in the comments!

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Glitter Nail Polish Removed in a Flash! 

Glitter polish is totally on trend now. It’s fun. It’s sparkly. It’s a party on your fingers…until it’s time to remove it. Nothing is more painful than trying to remove glitter nail polish. Nothing. However, I’ve come across two products that will cut your removal process in half! Check them out below!

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Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover for Glitter, $9.50

This is the best nail polish remover that I’ve come across to remove glitter polish. You can stick your fingers inside one at a time and rub them up and down against the brillo like pad on the inside, or you can remove the pad from the container and use it like a cotton ball. It’s much more convenient this way, in my opinion. This product makes taking off glitter polish as easy as removing regular polish with an acetone, or non-acetone, soaked cotton ball. So, if you are a glitter polish lover, but have been turned off because of the extra work it takes to remove it, fret no more, this is the life saver you have been searching for!

OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat, $7.25
  This base coat allows you to not even need a polish remover. You apply a thin layer of the polish to your nails. Wait for it to dry completely and then apply your favorite glitter nail polish. When you are ready to remove it, you can peel it off from base to tip with your fingernails or by using a cuticle stick. It peels right off just like a sticker. The only downfall is that I would only recommend using this base coat if you are painting your nails for a special occasion because this base makes it very easy for the polish to peel off completely. You will look down at your hand and one of your nails will be entirely bare and that’s no fun!

Will you return to your beloved glitter polish now that you have a hassle free way to remove it? Let me know!

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