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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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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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. 

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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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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!
Yay!!! So glad you liked it:D btw based off your screen name are you a longhorn? If so awesome:)

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I thought about getting something this month, but couldn't really find a set that I was totally in love with.  One of these days I will surprise myself and not skip a month.

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Yay!!! So glad you liked it:D btw based off your screen name are you a longhorn? If so awesome:)
Yay!!! So glad you liked it:D btw based off your screen name are you a longhorn? If so awesome:)
I am a Longhorn! Hook 'em! Are you a fan?

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Hello to all the new people I see! Finally caught up on the November thread ... I sure don't see the love for Julep that I saw when I first started. It does feel like most of the time, once the initial rush of collecting colors is over, that they are duping themselves over and over. However, I didn't want to skip. I want my nail polish "fix" EACH month. But it is getting tougher and tougher to get the colors I really, really want without getting colors I DON'T WANT. And I have such a hard time with the girls' names for the polish. I think I use word association to learn colors. And though I have learned Sheila and Cynthia's names from reading through the threads, I was not that aware of which names went with which colors, except maybe Aisha (which I made a point to remember when I added it on). And Autumn is just too perfect a girls' name for THAT glitter! And, yes, Julep does GREAT glitters! Now I have to go back and make sure I saved my selections and figure out which color is Winter that several of you have mentioned....off to Julep's site! 

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Bombshell for me.  Caved and added Autumn and Cynthia as well.  Also really liked the red, but I have too much red to justify it.

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Hmmm... tough call. I was *thisclose* to going with Bombshell, but then I remembered I have something verrrrry similar to Nic - China Glaze Velvet Bow. And I'm certain it'll be a dupe. Thoughts??

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I actually don't want to skip this month but I probably will because of other financial obligations. I really like CWaT box but i'm trying to tell myself i already have a bunch of reds and Cynthia looks like a glitter version of Ginger which i like but already have. 

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So I went back and skipped.   I am betting I can get a better deal on the Nic, Shelia, and Lola. And I bet they do a lip gloss set.

 

Me too. I figure I can save my points for next month and hopefully good holiday colors.

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Hello Ladies. I've been reading this group for awhile, and a maven since March so i decided to join This group today

I haven't made a decision yet about this collection. I'm CWaT and feel like I have a bunch of these colors already, but they look so pretty. I feel like I should wait and see what comes for holiday, but I want new colors. *end of pouting*

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