Hello! Hope you're having a good weekend! It is very cold here (with windchill it's been below 0°F) so I've been stuck at home. It's also really icy out, which makes going by car treacherous. Luckily, my husband is a very good driver and doesn't panic easily so we haven't gotten into any accidents or anything, but there have been some scary moments (we dropped off some books at the library yesterday and on the way out, the car started sliding and we almost hit a snowbank. Yay). I have a touch of cabin fever, but I might go to Target or something just to go out and do something.
Speaking of Target (and I promise this will be the last aside before I get to my December 2013 Julep Maven box), in the men's section, they have this advertisement/signage thing that has the best Christmas sweater ever. It has a cat on it and the cat is wearing a dollar sign gold necklace with a word balloon that says "Meow-y" and then underneath the cat it says "Christmas", using the dollar sign necklace as the middle "S". Seriously, it is the best sweater ever and I need it and it's not there. My husband even went to a different Target to look for it and it wasn't there, either. He asked an employee who said they have gotten a lot of people asking about it, but they've never had it in the store so he didn't know if they were even selling it or not. There's a pair of socks with the same design so I really hope they do make it and will get it in stock soon so I can wear it for Christmas.
Seriously, I'm going to talk about my December 2013 Julep Maven Bombshell box now...
This months theme is Glitterati, very appropriate for the winter/holiday season when being glittery is not only okay, it's practically a requirement.
And now we get to the actual products in the box! I'll start with the eyeshadow since everyone except the people who chose the It Girl box got them (and even then, they could have added the palette to their box).
I think this palette is fairly nice; the neutral shades are versatile and they seem to be of good quality, though I don't know how I feel about Julep branching off from hand/foot/nail products. I always feel like it's better for a company to focus on what their good at, but I do appreciate the diversity and desire for growth as a brand and company.
Now for the nail polishes! As stated, this month I went with the Bombshell box and I added on an extra polish. I had a hard time deciding between the Boho Glam box and the Bombshell box (per usual); the Boho Glam box was on the cool side with a smokey blue and silver color, while the Bombshell box was on the warm side with a pinky red shimmer and gold glitter. What I wanted to do was get the Boho Glam box and add on the pinky red color from the Bombshell box, but this color was apparently very popular since it sold out as an add-on. Since I preferred one color from the Boho Glam box over the other, and because I really wanted the pinky red color, I went with the Bombshell box and added on the Boho Glam color. And I am soooo happy I did!
And that's my December 2013 Julep Maven box! I really loved the polishes I got this month. The eyeshadow palette was interesting and I'll definitely get some use out of it, but it wasn't the main reason why I decided to get a box this month. I'm thinking about maybe skipping a month or two since I have so many Julep polishes (and I even get more nail polishes in my other subscription boxes) and it's getting to the point where I can't even wear them all anymore. I'll have to see what the next collection is like before I can make any concrete decisions.
Thanks for reading! <3