Today, I'm going to discuss my Julep May Box. For now, I'm going to focus on the polish because I'm doing a trial with the pedicure products. I'm currently taking a one-week Julep pedi challenge and a two-week Tweezerman nail care challenge. So we shall see how this goes!
But back to the topic at hand...
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Now, onto the box...
Per usual, I received my American Beauty box. I did not opt to change this month and was very excited about the magnetic polish included.
Ellie is on the left, a delicate seashell pink, and Kylie, the magnetic grape polish, is on the left.
I will be honest, I was not expecting to like Ellie. I'm not a fan of sheers, frosts, or super light colors. But Ellie built up well with three coats and had a very pretty appearance that reminded me of abalone. It's definitely a pastel pink, but has a lavender shimmer that really alters how it looks on the nail. I actually loved it!
Here is the magnet that came with the box for Kylie, the magnetic nail polish. I was happy with this magnet wand initially, as I thought it would be easier to grip than other polishes with magnets built into the removable cap.
And then, the brush happened. It was wonky the moment I pulled it out of the bottle.
It was overly flared and the bristles were entirely uneven. It's a miracle I was able to apply the polish itself with the way it was.
So here's how Kylie looks on my nails. She's okay. I prefer other shades of magnetic purples to this one by far. I don't think the magnet was strong enough at all and the brush probably didn't help matters. What I was most excited about in the box turned out to be the biggest disappointment.
Overall, I preferred Ellie by far and it was a great shade from the start. The fact that Kylie was such a fail made it THAT much better by comparison.
I was excited by the announcement that Julep was releasing a magnetic shade, but if you're going to hop on the bandwagon late, you better do it right. Unfortunately, they did not do it well at all. Come on Julep... break out the holos and the flakies! And do those right!
What did you all think of your Julep Boxes?