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Julep June 2012 Boho Glam

Summer is on the horizon and that means life in flip flops! There’s nothing more important during sandal season than having pretty painted toes.

In the June 2012 Boho Glam box here’s what I got:

  • Julep daylight defense hand & face cream SPF 30
  • Julep daylight defense lip protectant SPF 15
  • Julep nail color in Daisy a bright yellow cream
  • Julep nail color in Robin a light aqua cream

What I will say, is I really prefer these creme colors Julep is putting out this summer. I do a base coat, 2 coats of polish and a top coat and that gets me through a week on my toes!

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Julep May 2012 IT GIRL

I got my Julep Maven IT GIRL box!

Let’s see what’s inside

I usually stick with my style profile of American Beauty, but this month the IT GIRL colors looked really fun! One of the great things about the Julep Maven program is that you can preview what’s been pre-selected for you, and if you want to switch it up, you can opt for a different style to be sent (or even skip the month). 

Inside my May 2012 Julep IT GIRL box was:

Julep nail color

  • Ashley  -  a metallic sunset orange shimmer
  • Nessa   - a metallic lemon shimmer
  • Kylie    - a deep violet shimmer - magnetic nail polish

a sample of the Best Pedi-Creme Ever

and the magnet for the Kylie polish

I’ve tried the colors and found the brushed to be a bit wonky, so JULEP with their awesome customer service is sending new nail polish brushes to me! The Ashley and Nessa are very shimmery, and look pretty cool together. The Kylie magnetic polish is a gorgeous color, but I wasn’t all too impressed with the actual “magnetic effect” so I’ll be wearing that color without the extra step.

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Nail Tutorial - easy classy floral

This is my GOTO nail look I usually wear on my toes through out the spring and summer months. I get many compliments on my flowered nails. Everyone always says, “You did those yourself, that looks so hard to do.” I always answer with a, “It’s actually really easy once you know what to do.”

And so… I decided to do a step by step tutorial just so you can see how easy it really is. For this tutorial I’ll be using all JULEP nail colors. Of course you can choose whatever colors you’d like, and by changing the background colors, and the colors for the flowers, you can get so many different looks with this very simple design. 

As always - start off with clean nails that have been filed, shaped and given a clear base coat. 

Here we go:

I’m using JULEP MARIA for the first color as the bottom layer.

The second color is JULEP MAYA do this on half of the nail. (This is where you can have a little artistic freedom and it doesn’t have to be perfect; do just half of the nail right side or left side or even the diagonal tops half of the nail.)

Next we’ll make some flowers using JULEP RACHEL - practice making flowers on a piece of paper a few times just to get the hang of how much polish to use and how close to get the dots…  

Now, flowers are easier than you think. Using a dotting tool make 5 dots in a circle. (If you don’t have a dotting tool you can use the tip of a pencil or the nail polish brush- just make sure not to have too much polish on the brush, you just need enough to make small dots.) Once you have the dots on your nail, take a tooth pick and gently pull from the center of each dot towards the empty space of the circle of flowers.

Next Use JULEP OSCAR in the center of each flower and in a few random places on the nail for the finishing touches.

Finish with a clear top coat and you’re done!

If you’re looking for dotting tools- I got my set off eBay super inexpensive - only $1.99 US dollars and free shipping. They come from China so shipping was about 2 weeks, but worth the wait.

The JULEP colors came in 2 different shipments. Maria and Maya were in my St. Patrick’s Day extra holiday order and Rachel and Oscar came in my February 2012 It Girl box. 

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Julep Polish Sofia

I opted in for the surprise St. Patricks Day box from the Julep Maven program in March 2012.

I just noticed last night something very special about one of the nail polishes… it glows in the dark. 

The color is called Sofia, a very sheer spring green with aqua sparkles. Alone the color isn’t really all that great, what I mean is it’s not very flattering when worn alone on your nails. But I like to try every color out and see how it goes on before layering. I like using it as a top coat with darker colors like  Elizabeth and give some extra sparkle.

The added bonus with this color is that it GLOWS in the dark! When worn alone on nails, 2-3 coats, you get some fun glowing nails. It doesn’t glow as much when put on as a top coat. But since it wasn’t marked as a GITD nail product, I consider that a little bonus. My daughter loved seeing my glowing nails when I put her to bed last night! :) 

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Julep Pedicure Maria

I wanted to post a pic and review of a Julep color called MARIA - I got this color in my March St. Patricks’s Day extra box. 

Maria is described as a shimmering platinum rose, but I think it’s really a shiny metallic lilac-rose color. I say lilac-rose because the color is a light pinkish purple and it’s not shimmery, it’s metallic! It’s a high gloss color for sure.

With 2 coats, the color looks great and is super shiny and almost mirror like in the sunlight! I think it will be a great summer color. Can’t wait to wear this at the beach.

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Julep Pedicure Renee

Lizzy wanted in on the fun and how could I say no to those cute little toes?

Here is the Julep nail polish in RENEE as seen on Lizzy’s nails.

The color is a light lilac creme and perfect for Spring time.

We even used the toe seperaters, but they were a little big for her tiny feet.

10 little pretty purple toes all in a row.

These are little dancing feet. We’re ready for ballet class!! ;)

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Julep April 2012 American Beauty

Are you a Julep Maven? Want to be? Get your first box for a penny… that’s right! 

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My style profile is American Beauty, and once again I stayed with my pre-selected colors, it seems Julep is pretty good with knowing what colors you like, based on your style profile, and they’re flexible because if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always choose a different style for a month, or even skip a month!

*sorry the photo isn’t the best quality, took it in the living room and the lighting in here is more subdued!

On to the box:

Julep  toe separator, great for those at home pedis

Julep nail polish

  • Eva   -  a juicy raspberry cream color
  • Renee  -  a spring lilac cream

The Best Pedi Creme Ever  -  the name says it all! 

extra bonus: little chocolate Easter eggs

~If you sign up for Julep via my link- let me know!! 

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