Julep Maven: Boho Glam September Box

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I got my September box of Julep in Boho Glam. I couldn’t remember which box I picked for this month, so it was a nice surprise! I am in love with Tatiana, the orange nail polish. I think it’s perfect for October (even though it’s in the September box) – what do you guys think? The other nail polish looks black in the picture, but it’s just an extremely dark blue. It’s so moody, I love it! I can’t use these polishes yet until I catch up from my other nail polishes from this summer.

I am relatively new to being a Julep Maven, but so far I like it. I love their packaging. Each box was packaged specifically for each customer depending on what they picked. I also think the amount of product you get for the money you spend each month is good. This month I got 2 nail polishes, a full-sized package of bare face cleansing oil, and a small packet of nail polish removing pads. Anywhere else all of this probably would’ve ran me around $30. You also get points after each subscription, and you can use those points to get free things like another nail polish, another beauty product, etc. It’s not hard to accrue points either… just after a couple of months of being on their subscription you should have enough for a free nail polish! If you’re into beauty products like I am, I recommend Julep.

August Beauty Faves

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Moroccanoil Treatment/ This stuff usually runs around $40 for the large bottle and it lasts about 3 months since you don’t need to use a lot, even if you have long hair. They come in smaller sizes but I’m not sure how much those are. I always use this on wet hair right after I get out of the shower to lock in moisture. I especially use it on my ends where breakage typically occurs, and then work my way up to the roots. I then comb out my hair and blow dry. This stuff will protect your hair against sun and wind damage. There are some people who are really against this stuff because they say it has silicone in it, which is what makes it so easy to comb through your hair, and that silicone can really dry out your hair. Silicone can dry out your hair but  at the same time it can lock in moisture, which is why I think that people who try to really hate on this product just don’t apply it correctly. It doesn’t work as well if you apply it to dry hair, but if you apply it to wet hair, it’s more likely to aid in protecting your hair and getting rid of split ends because it locks in that moisture.

Moroccanoil Hair Repair Mask/ This one ran me $50 the last time I got it, but again, it lasts a long time… even if you have long hair like I do. I usually only use it once a week after I shampoo and let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes while I do other things and then rinse it out. This is a good conditioning option for your hair if you have really dry hair or are trying to get rid of split ends and reduce breakage.

 

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo/ I use this because I have the other Moroccanoil products and it just works best with those. I also like this shampoo because it doesn’t cause build-up like other shampoos and it keeps your hair light. I usually pay around $60 for an entire liter of it and it lasts 3 months with 2 people in my house using it.

 

Argan Oil/ If you’re freaked out by the silicone in the Moroccanoil, you could try using 100% pure argan oil on your hair instead. Moroccanoil only contains a certain percentage of argan oil in it. I’ve used argan oil on my hair before, but not long enough to see results. I mostly use it on my skin at night before I go to bed, and I wake up and my skin looks really dewy in the morning. I suggest not using this during the day as it might cause acne since it is an oil. You also only need a little bit of it. Oil goes a long way.

 

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell In Paradise Body Mist/ I love this stuff. It’s cheaper than the perfume version, smells just as good, and is a good pick me up in the afternoon when you can’t jump in the shower and you feel like you need something to freshen up. This thing was a life saver on the beach, and when I went on float trips.

 

I posted these products under August since it is still summer, and summer can cause a lot of damage to your hair and skin with stronger sun rays and a lot of wind. Some people might still be going on vacations, or planning on late vacations, and this stuff will help where ever your plan to go. They are also good products for transitioning into fall when the air starts to get colder. They are perfect year-round products.

Kennedy Sugar Rush

Hey everyone! So just a little background info – my name is Nicole and I’m pursuing my B.F.A. of Interior Design. I’m interested in all things design, beauty, and art related so I decided to start a blog to document my interests and to also help other people find unique personal styles, whether it be in fashion, beauty, or in their home.

I decided to do my first blog post on a little nail art design. The design is nothing fancy, but I think the red-orange and tan colors are a unique combination. Personally I’ve always struggled with red as a color, probably because when I was 4 I ate too many cherry popsicles and got really sick so ever since then I’ve struggled with anything cherry flavored or remotely red in color. Lately I’ve been trying to add more red to my wardrobe, even if it is just by adding red-orangue hues, and I’ve been taking baby steps to do that.

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I chose to use Julep – Kennedy and Julie G – Sugar Rush together to do a diagonal pattern with polk-a-dots. I hadn’t used either nail polishes before, but each one went on nicely and I will probably use them again in the future. Kennedy by Julep is a beautiful tan color however it looks a bit more yellow on the nail than it does in the bottle. That doesn’t really bother me since I think the yellowness of the color goes well with the red-orange diagonal. Sugar Rush by Julie G is a dark orange, with red undertones and gold flecks.  It isn’t supposed to get a top coat because it’s apart of the Frosted Gum Drops collection at Rite Aide and it is supposed to be a textured nail polish, but I had to because my nails chip too easily since I work in a restaurant. I think it looks just as beautiful with a top coat on.

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I couldn’t resist wearing my snake ring I found at Old Navy earlier this summer. I don’t know if it is still there or not, since I found it in the clearance section.

What do you guys think? What are your favorite colors to use on nails or in your wardrobe?