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post #211 of 988

After staring at the swatches I have decided to do the $35 upgrade with Glowing as the gloss. Pale pink is more wearable for me and I can test out the formula. I like all the polishes but the orange. It looks yucky.

post #212 of 988
Just tried Anastasia's product for first time over my fav Bobbie brown mascara and it worked so well I will never go back to buying waterproof mascaras!
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Have you seen Anastasia's waterproof topcoat for mascara? I have it and it works really well for me. If you got that then you could just waterproof your samples:) (Yes I'm a horrible, horrible enablerdevilish.gif
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post #213 of 988
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I'm sorry, but I'm extremely mad at Julep right now. They are just doing massive markups. For an upgrade it is $75 now, then if you want the featured add on it will be $80. I get you get all the lipglosses but they are just adding costs where ever they can and people are accepting it.

 

I for one love all the colors this month and must have them all and I also wanted to try the glosses but at that rate? No thank you.

 

I'm not sure what I'll end up getting. I had planned on the whole shebang but idk now. Prolly a skip month for me.


Yeah, I was surprised to see the cost of the ultimate upgrade.  It's crazy to me to see the lip glosses retail for more than Lorac or Bare Minerals lip glosses do, especially since it doesn't seem like they upgraded the packaging much from the last ones.  I think the tubes are pretty boring.

 

So, what does everyone think the extra will be this month?

post #214 of 988

I was going to skip, but CWaT is looking soooo me. I love the classic red. Do I need more red? I have a ton. But I wear it a LOT, so maybe. Then the desert sand microglitter looks gorgeous. I only feel a little bit like a sucker, because last month, the color I ordered for was so different, that mistrust the swatches. Plus, I was trying to save money. The Autumn glitter looks really tempting, but I think I use chunky glitters a lot less than I drool over them. 

post #215 of 988
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Yeah, I was surprised to see the cost of the ultimate upgrade.  It's crazy to me to see the lip glosses retail for more than Lorac or Bare Minerals lip glosses do, especially since it doesn't seem like they upgraded the packaging much from the last ones.  I think the tubes are pretty boring.

 

So, what does everyone think the extra will be this month?

My vote would go to hot cocoa packet.  Or one of those hot-chocolate-on-a-stick things like PopSugar sent out in January.  I just get a curl-up-with-a-mug-of-hot-chocolate vibe from this collection.  Since they're in Seattle, Dilettante chocolate spoons would be amazing.  Their Ephemere sauce is...  ooh, words cannot express.  

post #216 of 988

I upgraded with the posh gloss and added Autumn. I had a hard time deciding because I liked one color in each profile and I wanted to try the lip primer. I don't like lip gloss though. They're either too sticky, too under pigmented, or too shimmery. I typically wear a stain with a little balm on top or a lipstick. I did kind of wanted to try one though cause who knows I might actually like it. The only way for me to get everything I wanted was to upgrade since they limit the number of add ons. I'm really excited about Autumn, Aisha (love!), and Cynthia. I'd love a mini fall scented candle extra.

post #217 of 988

i picked bombshell add on autumn and lola.  that orange cream looks gorgeous, i would have picked a different lipgloss color, but i know i can also wear the dark shade so i didnt upgrade.  i would have upgraded if autumn was included i love the julep glitters!

post #218 of 988

Hello ladies! I've been lurking for a bit and thought it might be time to say hi.

 

I'm having trouble with my November choices. I do rather like the CWaT box, but I don't really need another red creme (Sheila looks very similar to Jackie--funny, because my name is Jackie and my mom's name is Sheila) and I have very little interest in the lip gloss. And that aside, I overspent this month and would like to start November off...a bit more cheaply, lol.

 

I'm thinking if I'm patient and vigilant I might be able to scoop Cynthia and Autumn up at a decent price with a code or a sale later in the month.

post #219 of 988
So far I have decided on boho. I looked at my polishes and have nothing from boho glam, was surprised. I love Aisha. Added on Autumn, but that may change. Considering Cynthia and Lola. I like at least one polish from each collection, was hard to pick!
post #220 of 988
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Hello ladies! I've been lurking for a bit and thought it might be time to say hi.

 

I'm having trouble with my November choices. I do rather like the CWaT box, but I don't really need another red creme (Sheila looks very similar to Jackie--funny, because my name is Jackie and my mom's name is Sheila) and I have very little interest in the lip gloss. And that aside, I overspent this month and would like to start November off...a bit more cheaply, lol.

 

I'm thinking if I'm patient and vigilant I might be able to scoop Cynthia and Autumn up at a decent price with a code or a sale later in the month.


Welcome!  :)

 

You're right - Sheila does look a lot like Jackie.  

 

I also noticed that Nic looks very similar to Lucy.  http://www.julep.com/lucy.html

post #221 of 988
This just occurred to me. Has anyone gotten a text code from julep lately? I can't remember the last time I received one.
post #222 of 988
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This just occurred to me. Has anyone gotten a text code from julep lately? I can't remember the last time I received one.


Nope.  Last text I received was on 9/13. 

post #223 of 988
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Nope.  Last text I received was on 9/13. 

Thank you! Glad I'm not missing out on anything.
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Welcome!  :)

 

You're right - Sheila does look a lot like Jackie.  

 

I also noticed that Nic looks very similar to Lucy.  http://www.julep.com/lucy.html

Oh well that's a bummer. And here we can discuss the state of Julep's deception. Their "swatch": http://www.julep.com/jackie.html

 

vs. a swatch by @OiiO, which I pulled from MUT:

 

 and another one: http://thepolishedfox.com/julep-maven-unboxing-april-2013/

 

Consistently a bit lighter and slightly more coral than Julep's swatches if you search for swatches :| 

 

I really like a couple of the colours, and I'd set mine on CWaT, but I'm not super interested in Sheila or lipgloss now. I was okay with Sheila before but eeeeh after being reminded about Julep's swatching situation 2/3rds of a box being unappealing to me is a bit too much.

 

I hope whatever promo they run with the boxes after will include Cynthia. :| And a couple of the ones I like. Maybe Cythnia + Lola for desert nights :D

 

Sooo I guess skipping again. Hopefully they'll do good in December since it's my birthday month.

post #225 of 988
I was so irritated with both Veronica and Valerie, both were WAY darker than in the Julep swatches
post #226 of 988
I'm certain their swatches are just photoshopped. The swatch on Lola on the lighter skin is odd like it is hovering over her nail and not actually on it.

Winona last month ended up looking nothing like their swatches.
post #227 of 988
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I'm certain their swatches are just photoshopped. The swatch on Lola on the lighter skin is odd like it is hovering over her nail and not actually on it.

Winona last month ended up looking nothing like their swatches.

This is why I am toying with the idea of canceling. I rationalize that I can skip every month, if I want. But what happens is, I see the swatches and order the box, and then I end up disappointed when the color isn't something I want. It's a shame, because I love the formula. We'll see how this box goes. In two boxes, I'll have enough for a free box, and a free add-on. After that I will decide.

post #228 of 988
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I'm certain their swatches are just photoshopped. The swatch on Lola on the lighter skin is odd like it is hovering over her nail and not actually on it.

Winona last month ended up looking nothing like their swatches.

 

I know! I still liked the Winona color, but it was so different from the swatch that I'm sure some people were disappointed. 

post #229 of 988
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I'm certain their swatches are just photoshopped. The swatch on Lola on the lighter skin is odd like it is hovering over her nail and not actually on it.

Winona last month ended up looking nothing like their swatches.


They are totally photoshopped and the worst is they aren't even photoshopped WELL. I complained about this in one of their surveys saying how I no longer trust their swatches whatsoever because they aren't actually representative of the colors and it just sets me up to be disappointed in their product every. single. month.

 

Padma and a couple of the other Sept. colors were the biggest fails for me. I thought I was ordering distinct, rich colors but I ended up with 3 different shades of black (unless I'm in direct sunlight but I don't live outside so...), none of which I am going to use or keep. I skipped Oct. and now I'm skipping Nov.

post #230 of 988

I ended up skipping. I like the colors, but not enough of them to upgrade, and sadly I didn't like any of the profiles enough to get one, since I really wanted a polish from two different ones and a lip gloss from another one. I might end up buying it all later, but I also might not since I can get similar colors elsewhere. I'm sorta sad, because I was so hoping I could get a Julep box this month.

post #231 of 988
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I skipped... maybe I need a break from Julep after not liking the formula of Edith from my Hope Trio and also the portrayal of colors of my box last month...my Anisa looks like a dup of Demi.
Same here. I thought I was going to like Edith from the Hope Trio but I dislike the formula. It appeared slightly textured which is not something that appeals to me. I wasn't sure if I just got a bad one or if that is what Julep was going for, but either way I know I won't be wearing it again.

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I was so irritated with both Veronica and Valerie, both were WAY darker than in the Julep swatches
I feel the same way. I like the way Valerie looks in the swatches but in person it does not look like that. The actual color appears to be several shades off from the swatch. I'm not saying it's a bad color, but it's not something I personally would wear, whereas the color in the swatches I would have liked. The swatches were misleading. If I had known what Valerie really looked like I would have gone with Classic with a Twist last month instead of Boho Glam and being a happier customer.
post #232 of 988

At this time I'm skipping - again. Had they done a lip gloss only set I'd have bought it.

post #233 of 988
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At this time I'm skipping - again. Had they done a lip gloss only set I'd have bought it.

I have a sneaking suspicion that will be one of the sets offered to skippers.
post #234 of 988

I went with boho glam and added on autumn.  I'm usually a classic with a twist so I'm excited to try something new, and I'm a sucker for lipgloss so I knew I'd have to get at least one.  Off to paint my nails happy.gif

post #235 of 988
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At this time I'm skipping - again. Had they done a lip gloss only set I'd have bought it.

I probably would have too!

post #236 of 988

i skipped because i wasn't interested in the lip gloss.. if the plumper had been the product, i might have gone for the boho glam

post #237 of 988
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I know! I still liked the Winona color, but it was so different from the swatch that I'm sure some people were disappointed. 

I was one of those people. I wanted a beige not an ugly green/grey/beige lovechild.
post #238 of 988

Another easy skip. This makes 4 months in a row... :blink:

post #239 of 988
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This is an easy skip for me. I'm wondering if I'm feeling kind of over julep because they are being boring (another red, another dark blue, another grey, another orange, etc.) or if it's because I hit a critical mass of polishes where it's harder for things to appeal to me. I know I have a little overload going on but I still was able to find about 10 zoyas I'm interested in yesterday...

 

Either way, if there was a higher value/more compelling beauty product this month they probably would have had my $20 but not with a lip gloss. I know they put a high value on all their beauty products, but the foot stick, the liner, and now the gloss to me reads as "we're cutting costs."

Exactly how I feel. It feels like the same colors over and over again. And their dark colors, while pretty in the bottle, ALWAYS come out near black. Zoya is definitely winning me over, I really want to try a few more. Will probably wait for another promo code to pop up for them. 

 

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I think I'm skipping.  There are only 1 or 2 colors I like and I'm not a big fan of lip gloss.  The Lip Primer is intriguing but I can pick that up anywhere.  I'm going to wait for the mystery box - I'm a sucker for those!!

Yuuup, only like 1 or 2 colors stood out to me but then I realized it's because I already own them. Julep is duping their own colors each month it seems. 

 

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Originally Posted by hiheather View Post

I'm certain their swatches are just photoshopped. The swatch on Lola on the lighter skin is odd like it is hovering over her nail and not actually on it.

Winona last month ended up looking nothing like their swatches.

Absolutely!! It's such obvious photoshop too. Not just how glossy the colors are, but the actual shade as well. They usually NEVER look like that out of the bottle sadly. 

 

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Another easy skip. This makes 4 months in a row... :blink:

Same here. I forgot to skip the month they had the awful neons in there and ended up just throwing them out. 

post #240 of 988

I actually thought the cost of the ultimate upgrade was really reasonable. $75 for 15 items (9 polishes, 5 glosses & 1 lip primer) comes out to $5/item - that's really not that bad. If I liked the whole collection enough I'd definitely go for it and get the jules too. I wish they would go back to including the featured add-on polish, but again even with Autumn added on at $4.99 it's still that $5/item price point. $75-$80 is a lot to pay upfront though so I can see how it seems extreme compared to the usual $50 or $55 upgrade cost. 

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