May Julep Box + extra favorites
The Best Makeup for Traveling
My May Julep box arrived two weeks ago, and let me just tell you it did not disspoint! This month I chose the Classic with a Twist style profile instead of my usual Modern Beauty. I like the option to easily change it up each month!
I was planning on polishing my nails the day this box arrived so I was hoping for a color I liked in the box. Sometimes Julep’s colors are really beautiful in the bottle, but aren’t exactly my style for everyday.
I also received the Plie wand which I haven’t used yet. I don’t really struggle with a regular brush but I’m sure I’ll use the wand just to see what it’s like.
One of the perks of subscribing to Julep is to earn points to spend in the secret shop. You can read all about how that works here. I recently threw a couple products in my cart that I had my eye on and it didn’t take long before I qualified them as essentials!
I really liked that this Cuticle Oil was in a rollerball. In the past I’ve used cuticle oil that comes in a nail polish bottle and I found it deposited too much oil. This allows you to control how much product is dispensed and where it goes.
My sister mentioned the Oxygen Treatment a few months ago and I was excited to try it. I wear nail polish almost daily, so on days that I switch colors I try to give my nails a break and do a treatment. This is my go-to these days!
I have never used a cuticle remover that’s as effective as this one. My cuticles practically fell off within 30 seconds of applying a few drops of this. Do you bother taking that step when you polish your nails? If you don’t, you should. It makes a world of difference in how professional your manicure looks as well as keeps the polish from peeling. I especially see a big difference in how long my toe nail polish lasts when I take the time to use a cuticle remover cream.
I’ve mentioned these quick-dry drops before but in case you missed it I had to share again. These are fantastic for encouraging your nails to dry quickly but doesn’t lead to chips like some quick-dry products can. It smells like lavender and would also make for a really nice gift!
I gotta say, just writing this post makes me want to go give myself another manicure! It’s kind of a time-splurge for me right now since nap times are sacred around these parts, but in a way it’s therapeutic since it forces me to slow down.
I can’t say enough great things about Julep. I look forward to it every month, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nail polish and beauty products.