Julep Maven subscription: City Lights Box

It happened.  We have upped our shopaholic game, and succumbed to the dark temptation of subscription boxes.

That’s right, yours truly is now a Julep Maven.  Let the monthly excitement of having nail polish delivered to my doorstep begin!  (Not to be outdone, Meg now has a Topbox subscription, which she’ll tell you all about herself.)

Anyway, my welcome box from Julep finally arrived, so I can show you guys all of my new goodies =)

Introducing:  the City Lights Welcome Box.

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I’ve actually wanted a Julep subscription for a while, but I waited because I didn’t quite like the colours in their Summer Brights welcome box.  I have to say, the wait totally paid off!  Jewel tones hold a special place in my heart (and nail polish collection), so this box is actually perfect for me.

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Anyway, on to the polishes!

First up:  Stevie (Boho Glam)

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I’m such a sucker for a nice gunmetal grey, so I’m not gonna lie, I painted my nails with this guy the day after I got the box.  Words cannot express how much I adore this colour.  As a general rule, I tend to gravitate towards dark greys in the fall–I find they’re the perfect neutral tone for the season.  Classy without being boring black, but also interesting without being obnoxiously bright.

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This grey, in particular hits that perfect note of understated but not drab.  It’s neutral enough that it matches pretty much any outfit, with just enough shimmer to add interest.

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(And yes, those are my walls.  Yes, it totally matches.  No, I wasn’t lying when I said I liked grey).

Next, we have:  Neha (Bombshell)

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I have a feeling this one’s going to make its way into Meg’s collection, because it’s just a tad bit too bright for me.  BUT I can still appreciate a nice deep magenta when I see one.

And finally:  Padma (Classic With a Twist)

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I’m also pretty excited to see if this will look as good on my nails as it does in the bottle.  Padma is a beautiful deep purple, but I’m curious as to how well the purple will come across once it’s on my nails.

And as a bonus, the welcome box also came with a nail and cuticle serum.

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Which is actually quite appreciated, since these days, my cuticles are a sight for sore eyes (some might say I need to give my nails a break…but what do they know?).

And that’s everything!  We’ll upload pics when we finally get around to trying the other two colours.

Until next time!

-Ryann

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