Julep – April 2014 Maven It Girl Reveal



Spring is here for sure and after this Easter weekend and all the beautiful flowers in bloom the new Vivid Collection from Julep is just what I needed.

This month I received the It Girl Maven box, filled with 3 great colors for a bright pop for my mani or pedi.

(from left to right, pictured above)

Maren: Electric bubblegum sheer with blue sheen

Flora: Exotic dragon fruit with blue shimmer

Bailey: Hyped cobalt sheer

I absolutely love the color trio this month. I’m most excited to try out the Flora color myself.

Also, don’t forget the Freedom Polymer Top Coat to ensure a gel like finish and faster drying time. (Those that missed out on my last post, click here).

Did you know that the monthly Julep Maven subscription is one of the best beauty deals available anywhere?

Each month, Julep Mavens get:

  • Over $40 of products for just $19.99—customized for your style each month and delivered to your door
  • Flexibility to try one of our five beauty styles each month or upgrade to get them all
  • 20% off and free shipping on other products at Julep.com
  • Exclusive access to the Secret Store each month
  • First dibs on monthly Mystery Boxes and the opportunity to win one, too


Not sure you want to be a Maven yet or know what style you are? Just take the style quiz below and then use the code FREEBOX to get your first box FREE*! (You will be charged $4.99 for the shipping and you are signing up for the monthly subscription service, however you can cancel at any time by simply contacting Julep Customer Service.)

**Updated [4/29/14]: New Mavens can customize their box as much (or as little) as they like. Sign up for 1 month and pay $24.99/month, or sign up for 3 months and pay only $19.99/month! Take the Maven Style Quiz and enter FREEBOX at checkout to get your first box free.

Julep Maven – A monthly box of beauty – your first one is FREE with the code FREEBOX

Happy Polishing!



*Disclosure: As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.


Hello April!



Yesterday was the first day of April (yay) and I myself couldn’t be happier! In my mind April always meant that it was officially spring (regardless of the exact date of spring on the calendar in March). The first sign of life coming from the ground at my house are the crocuses, and the bright hint of color from among the dreary cold ground is hope that warm weather is here to stay – something I bet anyone in the not only the Northeast is happy to hear, we’ve had a brutally LONG winter and we are over it!!  I can even see the beginning buds of the daffodils and tulips not far behind, and in only a few weeks time they will be joining. The mornings are now filled with sunlight beaming into the bedroom and birds chirping (especially the robins) – a sign of awaking and rebirth.

This year is also special because I get to watch my son enjoy his first spring, so many things for him to experience at 6 months. He is so aware of his surrounds, and very much active – so this year will be especially special for me. I look forward to the green grass making its appearance soon too (regardless if my allergies may kick in) and being able to walk barefoot outside – oh so many things that spring has to offer.

I hope that you are able to enjoy the beginning of spring by you.

Happy April!