Hello! Hope you're all doing well (and still here...it's been a while now. The selection window for the February Maven box opened up yesterday already...)! As the title says, this post is going to be all about my January 2014 Julep Maven Box!
This month kind of threw me for a loop; I wasn't expecting the theme nor the type of colors that were selected for the collection. Normally I associate January with either tropical/resort themes and colors or "let's just accept that it's winter and do all blues, whites, and silvers" type of theme and colors. At first I was a little disappointed; I felt like I already had a lot of similar colors and nothing was very innovative or interesting. Then I got my polishes and realized how wrong I was!
So the theme for January 2014's collection was "The Boudoir".
Since I've been talking about the quick dry drops, I'll just start with them.
I feel weird going out of order, but for this months freebie we got buffing blocks!
As I said above, this month I went with the Bombshell box and I added-on a color from Classic With a Twist. I actually regret not adding on another color from the It Girl box; I'm hoping the next time I hit the 3-months-of-Maven-in-a-row mark, I'll be able to get that one as my free polish.
In the Bombshell box there was...
For my add-on, I picked Abigail from Classic With A Twist.
Overall, I am very pleased with this month's collection, especially considering how disappointed I was with it at first! What really struck me with this collection was how you can't judge how much you'll like a polish just by looking at a picture; you really have to see it in real life to get a feel for it. There are so many nuances with monitor color settings, brightness settings, the type of lighting the polish was photographed in, how the finish photographs, and so on that can affect how a polish looks when photographed. I also earned a free polish by taking this box, which I will show in a haul post that will hopefully be coming up soon (...it's actually already in video format on Youtube...).
Thanks for reading! <3