Julep April Maven Bombshell Box

Julep April Bombshell Box

I feel like I haven’t taken a Maven box in FOREVER! (My last one was in October to be exact…wow!) I am very glad that i’m “grandfathered in” since they changed their rules on skipping boxes! To be honest none of them had really appealed to me and I am on a budget so I wanted to wait for some unique/special polishes. This April box was the one i’ve been waiting for!

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This month Julep debuted their new blushes and bronzers to be included in the boxes (they were so popular that they are currently sold out!) I got the Bombshell box which included Kayla, Tatum and your choose of blush (I’m so glad they let you choose now!) I also added on Felicia. They also included a nice card with a 2 for 1 code (PERK2FOR1) so I picked up more of my favorite Julep Sea Salt Spray and got Tania for FREE!) 😀 Lets get to the swatches…


Julep Tatum

Tatum is a neon chartreuse metallic (which is like a green/yellow) It is really pretty and covers well in 2 coats with minimal brush lines which you often get with metallics. I had no trouble with staining (I used a base coat) and it removed easily and lasted 3 days before any major chipping occurred. (New polishes retail for $14 or $11.20 Maven pricing.)

I had posted a photo on instagram stating that in the bottle it looked really similar to Mackenzie (which is disco’d), so I did a swatch comparison:

Julep Tatum Mackenzie Comparison

So, as you can see they are very similar in shade, but the finish is different. Mackenzie is a creme with subtle shimmer and Tatum is a metallic/ chrome finish. Both very pretty though :)


Julep Kayla

OMG the gorgeousness of Kayla is undeniable! Kayla is described as an “electric iris sheer with violet sheen” I used 3 coats and it was pretty opaque for me. It has a beautiful pink shift in the sunlight…SO GORGEOUS…probably one of my favorite purples ever. Be careful driving if you have this on your nails you may distract yourself! 😉 I also am wearing a topcoat to bring out more of the shimmer.


Julep Felicia

Felicia was my add-on and it is described as a “black speckled mint creme.” I love this one because it gives a really interesting finish without any intensive nail art skills. It has a nice thin formula and covers perfectly in 2 coats. Lasted 3 days before any chipping (which is standard for me, I’m always doing housework lol.) This was a little messier to remove, it left the black speckles behind. So I suggest using 100% Acetone remover to cut down on the time/mess.

Peach Bellini Blush:

Julep Peach Bellini Collage

I chose the Peach Bellini blush because I already have so many pink blushes! It is a nice warm peachy-pink with very subtle shimmer. The case feels nicely made and has some weight to it. The cover has a nice sized mirror and snap closure. Their blushes and bronzers are supposed to “diffuse the appearance of pores and imperfections,” but I didn’t really notice anything because i’m just putting it on a small area of my cheeks. (Maybe more so with the bronzers?) The formula is nicely pigmented but slightly powdery, so be sure to tap your brush off before applying. (Retails for $24 or $19.20 maven pricing)

Overall, I am SUPER happy with everything in my box, Formulas and colors were awesome and it has pefect the products to get you all ready for spring!

If you are interested in signing up for the next Maven box, please consider using my REFERRAL LINK and code TREAT to get your 1st box FREE (just pay $3.99 for shipping!) :)

Thanks so much for reading! xoxo, Kristina



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  • http:www.simplystine.com Christine

    I think I love every single color you posted here! Kayla is gorgeous!!! That blush actually looks pretty pigmented. I’ve been pretty impressed with most of the Julep makeup items i’ve tried. Great post, as usual :)

    • http://thefemininefile.wordpress.com/ Kristina

      Thanks Christine! This box was awesome, the blush is nice. Ive only tried their lipgloss (for makeup) and it was nice too!

  • http://muireann04.wordpress.com Marion’s mind

    Omg I am so jealous, we don’t have julep boxes over here. Those nail polishes are divine, I love the green so much, and the purple is …..wow!

    • http://thefemininefile.wordpress.com/ Kristina

      :( Do you guys have any nail polish subscription boxes over there?

      • http://muireann04.wordpress.com Marion’s mind

        No, there are no nail polish subscription boxes here sadly

  • http://beautifulgoodies.wordpress.com beautifulgoodies

    I’m glad to see MacKenzie wasn’t the exact same shade as Tatum! That would have been kind of lame, and Felicia looks beautiful! :)

    • http://thefemininefile.wordpress.com/ Kristina

      I was happy too. You probably couldn’t tell from far away but I love Tatum! Felicia is really nice (I also love the look of those 2 new speckled shades they released with the mystery boxes!)

  • http://www.polishedportland.com polishedportland

    I really like those colors! I got the peach bellini too and I really like it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ashly.eyler Ashly Eyler

    Seeing them both together, I would have to vote for MacKenzie! I’m not as into the shiny “metallic-y” looking polishes on my hands; it loos beautiful on you though! :) I love how Kayla is iridescent; SO GORGEOUS! Felicia would be my top fave out of all of these! I love those speckled polishes! This one reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream! Or a mint cookies n’ cream! :) The peach blush is gorgeous! I didn’t know they made blushes with shimmer in them; I’ll have to try that! I think they’d look great where the top part of the blush hits your cheek; closest to your eye (if that makes sense – I don’t know technical terms lol). Great post!

  • http://toriamasons-treasures.blogspot.com/ Toria Mason

    I really wish I’d been able to get that box! Green and purple are my favorite colors and those two just look so stunning!

    • http://thefemininefile.wordpress.com/ Kristina

      It was the first box i’d gotten in a long time and I’m glad I did…they are really unique. I think they have them for purchase in the store

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