Julep Maven Unboxing – “Boho Glam” for February including Best Dressed Add Ons

 February’s Boho Glam Maven Box (Including Best Dressed Add-Ons)

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 FREE shipped and use FREEBOX 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 “It Girl” style, which normally comes with 3 polishes (instead of 2 polishes and an extra gift).  You can switch styles or skip the month in the time window described above.

Here are the contents of my two packages: February Boho Glam Maven & Best Dressed Add-Ons

This month’s box came with a little travel eyelash curler and a handful of chocolate hearts (which Justin promptly gobbled up, so they are not in these photos).

The colors (from left to right): Rebel (silver holo), Ginger (sand holo), Ingrid (burnt orange crème), Julianne (smoky grey blue crème), Jane (rose gold glitter), Oscar (gold glitter)

The official February 2013 Maven box:  Ingrid, Julianne, Oxygen Nail Treatment & Freedom Polymer Topcoat

The add on’s I received in the Add On were: Rebel, Ginger, Jane and Oscar.  There were too many pretty polishes this month and I REALLY wanted to see the rose gold glitter in person so I splurged :}

NOTD featuring 2 coats of Ginger and Freedom Polymer Topcoat on top

Phew!! Holographic polishes are so hard to capture.  In real life the holographic qualities are amazing… but no matter how hard I try the rainbows just never translate to pictures.

First impressions:  Compared to the Milani HD polishes that I have, this is a very fine holo.  The Rebel and Ginger holos are fine enough to wear to work without much attention, but in the sunlight they are very beautiful.

Freedom Topcoat:

Extend the life of your manicure in minutes with Julep’s Freedom Topcoat. Activated by natural light, this innovative formula creates a unique polymer force field that prevents chipping for days longer than regular top coat, leaving your nails with a gel-like shine (but without gel-removal hassle). Any nail polish remover does the job—you’ll never pay for painful gel removal or soak your hands in nail-weakening acetone again. Freedom will give your nail color a whole new lease on life. Who knew technology could be so gorgeous?

Freedom Topcoat impressions: I’m so used to Seche Vite that I don’t use any other topcoats anymore.  But I was curious about this one.  The dry down time was  a little longer than I’m used to, and it did impart a nice shine.  But I honestly don’t think I’ll be replacing my Seche Vite anytime soon.  But this will be a nice backup.  As far as wearing time, I only wore it for a couple days and it did chip after 2 days with one coat of topcoat.

Oxygen Nail Treatment: 

Complete nail care and make-up all in one bottle. Made with a patented Hexanal formulation, nails are restructured to a stronger, thicker, and smoother condition in just one stroke. Advanced plant stem cell complex provides anti-aging benefits, while ground-breaking oxygen technology forms a nonocclusive film on the nail, proving resistant to water penetration and improving the permeability to oxygen. Results are nails that are structurally stronger, and less prone to breakage and splitting. How to use: Apply in layers on clean nails to achieve desired high gloss and subtle “Nail Makeup.” Use once or twice a week regularly to promote strong, healthy nail growth.

Oxygen Nail Treatment impressions:  Between this and the topcoat, I really do like this much better.  Aside from being a nail treatment, the polish is lightly tinted with pink, giving it a nice french manicure gel effect.  Strangely enough, I like the smell too!

♥ E&I