Thursday, September 13, 2012

September Julep Mystery Box

Hey guys!

My "polish lovers" mystery box from Julep came in the mail.!The mystery box cost $20 and you can get a box worth between $60 -$200.  This is my first time purchasing a mystery box and I'm super happy with what I got, even if the total price of the box wasn't worth $60, its actually worth $54...but who's counting right?!

All four of these polishes came wrapped in bubble wrap inside the Julep reusable tote bag they sent in the August Maven Boxes.  I already have one of these and plan on giving one to my mom.  They're the perfect lunch size bag.
To start off I'll show you the "mystery girl".  On the facebook page they announced some people who purchased a box would be receiving a polish that hasn't been released yet, and because this baby doesn't have a name, I'm assuming it's one of those that haven't been released. 

At first, "Mystery Girl" disappointed me, because I thought I'd have a couple of dupes for her(Sinful Colors Nirvana being one of them). But, because it was pretty gloomy out today in Chicago, I went into my bathroom to take my photos, she became this gorgeous mushroomy green color! She's that GORGEOUS "ugly" color!  The formula was fantastic as all Julep's I own are. 2 coats.

 Next up is Zoe.  Zoe is a beautiful bronze with a bit of gold glitter, which surprised me, as I've never seen the gold glitter in any swatches I've looked up.  Julep describes this as zesty, smoky burnt umber.  I wonder if she has been discontinued, I can't find her on the website at all.  

Zoe has an amazing metallic finish, applied beautifully in 2 coats.

Michelle.  A gorgeous deep navy creme.  Another one that I wonder if she's discontinued.

Has to be one the worst pictures I've ever taken... I'm so sorry.
I applied two coats, but you could definitely get away with one.  She's such a stunner, I have such a thing for deep blue polishes.

Lastly, here's Melissa.  Julep describes her as a "Sheer opalescent shimmer adds a soft glow when used alone and a high-fashion holographic effect when used over another color" I wouldn't say she gives a "holo" effect when applied over another color. But, the beautiful green duochrome shines beautifully when applied over a darker color.

This is Melissa after 3 coats. I still have a bit of VNL, but this is one of my favorite kind of polish to use when I do a sorta classic french tip. I used to use Wet N' Wild Ice Blue Pearl with a white tip when I was in middle school.  IBP has more of a blue duochrome, and I can't wait to try it out using Melissa! 

I hope you guys have an amazing rest of the week.  Did anyone else get the September mystery box? 


  1. Nice colors in your box! I ordered a polish box too, will be my first time trying out julep polishes. Can't wait!

  2. Nice colours!

  3. Beautiful! I got the same box as you! I need to know the name of the mystery color! I wonder when it will be released!

  4. I hope they release it soon! I'm super anxious to find out the name.

  5. I can't wait to get mine. It's taking what feels like forever though