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post #271 of 1115
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Originally Posted by angismith View Post

Where did you learn so much, Lulubelle? Seriously, did you go to beauty school? I do use waterproof mascara most of the time.

I read somewhere to use a coat of regular mascara first, then waterproof. I think something about the ingredients that are often in waterproof formulas being harsh... Anybody else know about this?
post #272 of 1115
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Originally Posted by angismith View Post

Where did you learn so much, Lulubelle? Seriously, did you go to beauty school? I do use waterproof mascara most of the time.


Ha, no, I just read a lot!  I'm also in academia and tend towards that analytical mindset smile.gif.

post #273 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lulubelle107 View Post


Ha, no, I just read a lot!  I'm also in academia and tend towards that analytical mindset smile.gif .

Me too. When it comes beauty stuff or whatever. I just rack my brain like a file cabinet to remember what I sampled and did not sampled for that reason and make some recommendations.
post #274 of 1115

I received a text that this weekend only, Kai is $6.99

post #275 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lolo22 View Post

I received a text that this weekend only, Kai is $6.99


Me, too!  Finally! 

post #276 of 1115

I already have a holy grail cleanser. Well, two actually! I first remove my makeup with Clinique's Take the Day Off. It's a huge jar filled with a semi-solid balm that transforms into a silky oil when in contact with your body heat -- it lasts forever because you don't need that much, and the jar is literally bigger than my fist! You just run your fingers along the top and rub it into your skin and it removes even waterproof makeup. Because I tightline, I find I have to go in with a q-tip soaked in eye makeup remover to remove some remaining bits of eyeliner. I then rinse and cleanse with First Aid Beauty's facial cleanser, which is great for sensitive skin.

 

I don't think I'm interested in trying this new cleanser... When I find products that work for me and don't irritate my skin, it's not worth messing around with new stuff.

 

I'm also skeptical of that exfoliating thing. I prefer to use really gentle exfoliants that don't have rough scrubbing beads (like my newly acquired Koh Gen Do gommage spa gel). I know that exfoliants like that St. Ives Apricot Scrub can actually create micro tears in your pores!! Not sure how good rubbing, like, a pumic stone on your face would be.

post #277 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lolo22 View Post

I received a text that this weekend only, Kai is $6.99


I got that text too- does anyone know if Kai is a glittery sea salt texture (like tracey) or just bumpy texture?

post #278 of 1115

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998571_10152139941845884_604408841_n.jpg

post #279 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998571_10152139941845884_604408841_n.jpg

Yep, boxes! People were asking about it on FB :)

 

Does those colors look familiar or do we think those are a preview for September? I really like the one of the right! 

post #280 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

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I got that. I'm not understanding this. I don't see what's the new look?! New brush style or shape? Anyone clarify?
post #281 of 1115
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Yep, boxes! People were asking about it on FB :)

 

Does those colors look familiar or do we think those are a preview for September? I really like the one of the right! 


To me, it looks like Bethany on the left and Adele on the right.   

post #282 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998571_10152139941845884_604408841_n.jpg

 

I really don't see the point of putting the same polish in new boxes.  Judging by the look of the boxes, they hide one of the things that's most attractive about Julep: their pretty bottles.  Even more important (to me, anyway), the boxes are an unnecessary waste of paper/cardboard and ink, which isn't environmentally ideal.  (Of course, we're all getting lots of boxes and packing material with our subs but those we can reuse for trading and other packages we send out.  These boxes are not going to be reusable.)

 

I don't think Julep needs boxes to protect the polish, since wrapping them in their little packaging nests seems to do fine.  And I can't imagine that they help with inventory etc. in stores, since most polishes are sold without boxes.  It seems completely weird to me that they sent out an e-mail announcing this like it's a great thing we should all get excited about.     plthumbsdown.gif

post #283 of 1115
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Originally Posted by AMaas View Post


To me, it looks like Bethany on the left and Adele on the right.   

Not sure, but I think maybe Adele is lighter, more golden and less coppery?

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post #285 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998571_10152139941845884_604408841_n.jpg

 

I really don't see the point of putting the same polish in new boxes.  Judging by the look of the boxes, they hide one of the things that's most attractive about Julep: their pretty bottles.  Even more important (to me, anyway), the boxes are an unnecessary waste of paper/cardboard and ink, which isn't environmentally ideal.  (Of course, we're all getting lots of boxes and packing material with our subs but those we can reuse for trading and other packages we send out.  These boxes are not going to be reusable.)

 

I don't think Julep needs boxes to protect the polish, since wrapping them in their little packaging nests seems to do fine.  And I can't imagine that they help with inventory etc. in stores, since most polishes are sold without boxes.  It seems completely weird to me that they sent out an e-mail announcing this like it's a great thing we should all get excited about.     plthumbsdown.gif

Their "big announcements" lately have mostly been snoozefests. Lol. 

post #286 of 1115
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Their "big announcements" lately have mostly been snoozefests. Lol. 
Yup, I agree 100%!
post #287 of 1115
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Their "big announcements" lately have mostly been snoozefests. Lol. 

Agreed. Since they said they're gonna go crazy on mystery box for August in celebrating their 2 yrs anniversary. Disappointment. I know I took my chance. I think I'm done.
post #288 of 1115
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Their "big announcements" lately have mostly been snoozefests. Lol. 

 

dude, seriously!!! 

post #289 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998571_10152139941845884_604408841_n.jpg


I agree, that does look like Adele on the right....and is this what the bottles are going to look like now? Cause if that's the case.....honestly.....I don't like it. sadno.gif

post #290 of 1115
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Originally Posted by CheshireCookie View Post


I agree, that does look like Adele on the right....and is this what the bottles are going to look like now? Cause if that's the case.....honestly.....I don't like it. sadno.gif

bb it's just the wrapping ^^;; the bottles are the same. it's cardboard (recyclable! biodegradeable!) rather than plastic

post #291 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post


I got that text too- does anyone know if Kai is a glittery sea salt texture (like tracey) or just bumpy texture?

Kai is not glittery. But she is very pretty, though.
post #292 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

bb it's just the wrapping ^^;; the bottles are the same. it's cardboard (recyclable! biodegradeable!) rather than plastic


Ohhhhhhh, lol, this picture is very deceiving! lol

post #293 of 1115
Seriously their announcements lately have just stunk and got my hopes up for no reason.
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That means the caps are the only reason they had to announce?

post #295 of 1115
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it's just the boxes. i cannot comprehend why this huge deal was made about the new boxes and they didn't describe them as such. NO WHERE does it actually say that these aren't new bottles or anything else people have thought of... only when some people asked on fb did they explicitly say it's just a new box. i just don't understand why they can come out and say a sponge hangs up in a detailed way and not say the polishes are coming in boxes.

 

actually, if you ever swap juleps, having boxes around could be a helpful part of shipping. i saw some pics on the julep fb page and they will be packaged in threes (much like zoya has boxes) so if you order any three polishes they'll come in a box... could be good for lots of swap items, even just candies or foil samples that people like to add.

 

anyways, y'all probably know i am a die hard julep fan but i'm quite annoyed with their text about kai. i was the one who broke it to all of you and people on fb that kai was available as an add-on for intro boxes and it spread like WILDFIRE mainly because people were very frustrated about julep's promise to provide mavens with new things sort of being messed with. yeah new mavens are mavens and it technically fits that promise and yeah it's a nice color but i couldn't believe how basically every julep page i know of was talking about kai overnight.. how dare they send out a text with 'first access' written in it? i am not actually angry but i think they are actually being deceptive and again, whatever, it's polish, just don't pretend to offer a better maven program.

 

ending rant. =)

post #296 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

Did anyone else see the email about the "new look"?  I think it just means they come in boxes now, not shrink wrapped?

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998571_10152139941845884_604408841_n.jpg


Color Treat! Brand New!

 

Half the procudt at twice the price LOL...

post #297 of 1115

Man, that announcement was really confusing. Their marketing team needs a little work, me thinks. 

 

Anyway, the new packaging (someone posted a pic on FB) does look nice. But again it's funny how they couldn't have clarified in the announcement it was just the packaging that changed.

post #298 of 1115
I am getting a little frustrated with Julep. I understand the need to create excitement and suspense but please follow up with something worthy. Just a little bit and we shall see what September's box will hold!
post #299 of 1115
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Originally Posted by r4chel77 View Post

it's just the boxes. i cannot comprehend why this huge deal was made about the new boxes and they didn't describe them as such. NO WHERE does it actually say that these aren't new bottles or anything else people have thought of... only when some people asked on fb did they explicitly say it's just a new box. i just don't understand why they can come out and say a sponge hangs up in a detailed way and not say the polishes are coming in boxes.

actually, if you ever swap juleps, having boxes around could be a helpful part of shipping. i saw some pics on the julep fb page and they will be packaged in threes (much like zoya has boxes) so if you order any three polishes they'll come in a box... could be good for lots of swap items, even just candies or foil samples that people like to add.

anyways, y'all probably know i am a die hard julep fan but i'm quite annoyed with their text about kai. i was the one who broke it to all of you and people on fb that kai was available as an add-on for intro boxes and it spread like WILDFIRE mainly because people were very frustrated about julep's promise to provide mavens with new things sort of being messed with. yeah new mavens are mavens and it technically fits that promise and yeah it's a nice color but i couldn't believe how basically every julep page i know of was talking about kai overnight.. how dare they send out a text with 'first access' written in it? i am not actually angry but i think they are actually being deceptive and again, whatever, it's polish, just don't pretend to offer a better maven program.

ending rant. =)

Ditto everything you said, Rachel. I'm especially frustrated ab Kai. I'm one of the crazy people who set up a second acct to get it. I really love the polish, & it was great to get a second beauty bio code for my little shopping spree this weekend. However, it is SO not cool to have it available only for add ons to an intro box, then send out this "exclusive" deal. There are many different ways to introduce this product exclusively to mavens: add on to monthly Maven box, secret store, mystery boxes, even the insider text message would be fine, but not two weeks after it was available as an intro add on....what are they thinking??!

Btw- Kai is worth picking up! The formula is a bit thick, but I still had no issues getting two even coats. The color is like a texture form of Something Blue, which is slightly darker than Bess. It is not glittery at all.
post #300 of 1115
I think I will pass on Kai for now.
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