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(Spoilers) Julep February 2014

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I think I may be the only one who is hesitant about the beauty product. I just don't see that type of texture holding up. Sigh, I'll probably just get the basics box and add on any polishes if interested, but by this point I have so many Juleps they will really have to wow me. :icon_cry:
I'm with you on this too. I have a similar cream eyeshadow from tarte in a taupe color...it's pretty, yes, but doesn't last as long as my other shadows and tends to crease and I just don't end up using it very much so I doubt I would get much use from these either. This is the type of product that I would rather wait to see some real swatches and reviews before purchasing. Sorry I'm just being negative. It looks like a nice product but I don't think it's for me. Plus I'm on a no-buy this month so I have to find ways to talk myself out of purchasing things I don't need LOL.

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I'm not sure what to think.LMDB brought out their version of that particular product and it was terrible. Worst I've ever tried. Julep's description makes it sound like it's very similar. If I like the polish colors,I may get one to try it out, but I doubt very much that I'd do a full upgrade.
I'm really curious to see what it's like. This looks like it could be like essence eye soufflés (love them), the other gel formulation essence released for one of the summer collections (hated them), Maybelline Color Tattoos (I've only tried Barely Branded, but it's a favorite, too), Starlooks gel liners (these are great), or a few others in my stash I can't remember at the moment. Wow, I didn't realize how many potted cream/gel/etc. shadows I had!

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I'm not an eyeshadow fan at the best of times and I don't like neutral colors at all, so I don't know how I feel about these yet. The closest thing I've had to liquid eyeshadow before was a small bottle of gold glitter that went on like eyeshadow, but since I loved that little bottle to the very last speck of glitter, I'm definitely going to have to think about it and see what this month's nail colors are on Monday. If none of them wow me, I'm definitely skipping.

 

I'm not sure what non-polish products I want to see from Julep. I like their lip glosses and some of their beauty products (the mattifying face primer and the Eyes All Aglow eyeliners, for instance) are now part of my daily makeup routine, but even after buying their stuff for months, I'm still so undecided!

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Not too excited about the eye sheens... I will have to seriously think about February's colors though because I wasn't very inspired by January, but after seeing everyone's mani's with the colors, I'm now super sad I didn't upgrade!! 

 

Also... Julep didn't do a mystery box this month, right?? They saved me some money... or I will end up using that as a way to justify an upgrade this month. LOL

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Not too excited about the eye sheens... I will have to seriously think about February's colors though because I wasn't very inspired by January, but after seeing everyone's mani's with the colors, I'm now super sad I didn't upgrade!!  Also... Julep didn't do a mystery box this month, right?? They saved me some money... or I will end up using that as a way to justify an upgrade this month. LOL
On Facebook Julep hinted that the Mystery box would be late this month, or early for February. I was disappointed; at the end of the month I only have so much money to spend on frivolous things. Sometimes I have to skip my box because I need my whole paycheck for bills.

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I think I'm skipping the eye shadows. I have so many eyeshadow bases like that (from Mac and other brands...that, I just don't need any more of them)

 

I cannot wait to see the nail colors though.

 

I'm getting It Girl like normal, then adding on 3 extra polishes.

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I think I may be the only one who is hesitant about the beauty product. I just don't see that type of texture holding up. Sigh, I'll probably just get the basics box and add on any polishes if interested, but by this point I have so many Juleps they will really have to wow me. :icon_cry:

 

Agreed, I've never been wowed by cream eyeshadows. They're either crease city or a dry as the sahara and impossible to blend, with no happy medium in between. :/ I think I might be the only person on planet earth who absolutely detests MAC paintpots. Hoping the polish colors make up for it, since this would be my third box in a row.

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Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about these. I have 2 of the Creaseless Cream Shadows from Benefit that seem like they would be similar to these. I rarely ever use my cream shadows, it's just easier for me to use powder shadows. I'm not opposed to getting one of these though and am happy to try one out. I think it is awesome that Julep is letting us pick our own color! I wonder if this is based off a suggestion they received a few months ago when lip gloss was the beauty product and some people said they wished they could choose their own gloss shade. Do you think Dusty Taupe or Pale Nude is the lightest shade? I initially thought it would be Pale Nude but on the Julep blog it says to highlight with Dusty Taupe which makes me think it could be the lightest. I hope I like the polishes this month. I really want to take my box and have some goodies to play with.

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Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about these. I have 2 of the Creaseless Cream Shadows from Benefit that seem like they would be similar to these. I rarely ever use my cream shadows, it's just easier for me to use powder shadows.
I'm not opposed to getting one of these though and am happy to try one out. I think it is awesome that Julep is letting us pick our own color! I wonder if this is based off a suggestion they received a few months ago when lip gloss was the beauty product and some people said they wished they could choose their own gloss shade.

Do you think Dusty Taupe or Pale Nude is the lightest shade? I initially thought it would be Pale Nude but on the Julep blog it says to highlight with Dusty Taupe which makes me think it could be the lightest.

I hope I like the polishes this month. I really want to take my box and have some goodies to play with.

 

 

Hopefully it will be the first step in letting us choose our own box completely.  Then they could do the box-pick two polish and beauty item, pick three polish, upgrade full polish, upgrade whole kit.

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I'm kinda meh about the product and colour choices, and of course the brush is an add-on.  Boo.   Only 2 more days to see what the polish collection is.  Crossing my fingers for some awesome surprises!

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Do the colors remind anyone else of Naked 3? I love my N3 palette because the tone of the colors is neutral but warm and these shades seem very reminiscent of the shades in N3. I could probably match each four of Julep's to a shade in the palette. The colors are pretty but just thought it more than coincidental the colors are following that trend.

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Woah, did you guys see this?

 

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"Starting with the February Maven Box, new Mavens will have flexibility to earn a skip every six months. And, of course, if you’re currently a Maven who joined before December 18, 2013, you are “grandmothered†in to the original terms with no changes to your skip options." (http://blog.julep.com/note-from-jane)

 

 

Well that's a little screwed up. I guess this is probably because they're not getting as much money from people who just skip the boxes, get free shipping on the orders they want, and get the mystery boxes.

 

I guess it's okay since I've been a maven but that's... a little... yeah. I'll probably stick around until December since I'm curious what the polish is. December baby woes.

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Do the colors remind anyone else of Naked 3? I love my N3 palette because the tone of the colors is neutral but warm and these shades seem very reminiscent of the shades in N3. I could probably match each four of Julep's to a shade in the palette. The colors are pretty but just thought it more than coincidental the colors are following that trend.

I think it's more that makeup overall is moving in this direction right now.  Metallic eyes are big right now, as are nude tones, and these are just combining those trends.  It's not a coincidence, but it's not directly because of this palette.  I think it's more that the palette was released now-ish because Urban Decay knew this trend was coming (the fall/winter runway shows that pushed nude and metallics were in March 2013, after all).

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Well, I'm glad, I'm already a maven then. I don't think I'd be ready to commit for 6 months or having to go through the hassle of constantly canceling/resubscribing.

 

Can't wait to see next month's colors .. after skipping January, I'm ready for some new polish.

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So glad I'm already I'm already a maven. Or, I'd be cancelling.

ditto

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I'm glad I'm already a maven as well, but to be honest haven't skipped since August anyway.

 

As far as her other announcements... I'm VERY intrigued by whatever product they have developed and will announce for reserve on the 28th of this month! They have me very curious, because anything that could make my mani easier, I am on board with!

 

I am also super excited for the LOVE color coming in everyone's February box! It sounds gorgeous and I can't wait for a preview!!!

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I'm really happy I'm already a maven. I don't think I'd be staying around much longer otherwise. That's one of the reasons I'm with Julep anyway, because it's so easy to skip!

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I'm really happy I'm already a maven. I don't think I'd be staying around much longer otherwise. That's one of the reasons I'm with Julep anyway, because it's so easy to skip!
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I'm a fan of cream eyeshadow, now I just need to decide what color to chose.  It sounds like these shadows do "set", unlike LMdB's creme shadows, but we shall see.

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I went on Julep's facebook page to read comments from other mavens to see if they had read that post from Jane regarding the change in skipping and it is not there. Can anyone see that comment section? I can read comments that people leave when Julep makes a post, but that little box on the left that used to allow you to read comments from other people is gone, or I can't find it at least lol

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I went on Julep's facebook page to read comments from other mavens to see if they had read that post from Jane regarding the change in skipping and it is not there. Can anyone see that comment section? I can read comments that people leave when Julep makes a post, but that little box on the left that used to allow you to read comments from other people is gone, or I can't find it at least lol

Weird. I can't find posts from others on the website, but I can still see them through the Facebook app on my tablet. So maybe Facebook is just acting odd again?

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I can see the comments and they are not good. But I didn't expect them to be. If they took away the skips I would cancel. And the justification is just lame. To keep stock? How does making people take a box keep stock? Julep is not good about explaining changes.

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I can see the comments and they are not good. But I didn't expect them to be. If they took away the skips I would cancel. And the justification is just lame. To keep stock? How does making people take a box keep stock? Julep is not good about explaining changes.

Yeah I wouldn't expect them to be. Saying they are giving 'flexibility' by taking away one of the most appealing features of the sub is kind of silly. I have a ton of polish so I was thinking about canceling and then re-subbing when I felt my stock running low(er) but now no way. I would rather skip every month and be tempted by promos in between then have to take a box I don't want/need. 

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