I'm not a big fan of this time of year (except for the candy and the food) and the transition from summer into fall is always a little rough on me. It doesn't help that the beauty world follows the seasons and all the colors change and, well, I'm just not a big fan of fall color schemes.
Unfortunately, the first signs of the color change come with my September 2014 Julep Maven box. I went with the It Girl box this time since I really, really don't need anymore lip products in my life (though...I really, really, super really don't need any more nail polish, but I justify it by the fact that nail polishes can last for years if stored properly).
For September, Julep is releasing the Art Walk collection. It has a lot of darker, more jewel-toned colors for fall and it has a feel of walking through a bustling city on a crisp, overcast day. At least, that's the feel and tone I get from it. A lot of people were really excited for this collection since it was so different from the summer ones (which were pretty universally bright). I know I keep harping on it, but I just really am not a fan of darker nail polishes. I think they make my hands look old. I had a hard time picking a box this month, but I went with It Girl since a. I didn't want to waste my box's value on the lip product and b. I really liked the picture of the nail art Julep created using the colors.
This is Fifi!
Not sure, but maybe I'm just "burnt out" on Julep Maven boxes. They've been pretty hit or miss for me lately and I just haven't been as excited about the colors as I was in the past (I remember that I was really close to getting the entire May 2013 collection, but then didn't because I didn't have the extra money and I promised myself that this would only be a $20 a month subscription). Julep does make good polish, and they do make good beauty products, but there's definitely some fail-products lurking in their shop as well.
If you're interested in nail polish, I do suggest at least trying the first box since it's free and you get some nice stuff in it (actually, I think they change it monthly so I'm not sure what's in the September starter kit), though with the higher $25 a month price tag, I'm not sure I can really recommend subscribing. I have mixed and confused feelings...
Thanks for reading! <3