Julep Maven September: Trina Turk Fall 2012

 September’s American Beauty Maven Box (just in time for Fall!)

I received this month’s box using credits, and you can too, by sharing this deal with 2 friends via referral.

Go to Julep.com to get your first Maven Box (after taking a style quiz) for $0.01 shipped and use COLOR2012 at checkout.  For USA and CANADA residents only.  For a little more info, please see my original post here.

Again, if you decide to subscribe, make sure you know when to skip a month if you don’t want to order for that month.  Or just cancel if you’d like.

 You can skip any month free of charge- just login to ‘My Account’ between the 20th and 24th of the month and select ‘skip the month’. Please note, you must submit the ‘skip the month’ form by 11:59pm (PST) on the 24th.

For this month, I decided to switch my box to the “American Girl” style, which normally comes with 2 polishes and an extra gift.  This month’s gift is a Volumizing Mascara.  As for the mascara, it’s nothing to write home about… The volumizing effect is very natural.  Maybe a little too natural.  I’ll keep it around for emergencies :)

From the Julep blog:  “For her Fall 2012 collection, uber fashion designer Trina Turk was inspired by the German Bauhaus movement and the strong colors, geometric shapes, and bold life of avant-garde artist Sonia Delaunay.”  I wanted to go with darker colors for fall.  See the rest of the Trina Turk collection here.

The colors I received:

NOTD featuring 2 coats of Sophie in taken in sunlight (with 1 coat of Seche Vite topcoat)

Sophie is a taupey mushroom brown in a cream finish.  The formula for this polish is not streaky in the least… I could have used a single coat but I added a second coat to make things more even.  Unfortunately when applied the color is a bit darker than the bottle in real life.

NOTD featuring 1 coat of Brandt in taken in sunlight (with no topcoat)

Brandt is a blue-based-black cream polish.  I only used one coat here which is pretty impressive!  The shine is amazing even without topcoat.  I think is one is my favorite of the two.

♥ E&I