Julep Maven March 2013 | The Playful Collection

Julep Maven March 2013 Playful Collection

Julep decided to give mavens a dose of spring inspired nail polish shades right on time for Easter. The Playful Collection is chalk full of pretty pastels with creme and shimmer finishes. March 2013 also introduces the first run of Modern Beauty boxes which replaces the previous version of American Beauty maven boxes. Modern Beauty is a Julep Maven box focusing on beauty items while the other boxes are geared toward nail polish.

Julep Maven March 2013 Playful Collection
Julep Maven March 2013 Playful Collection packaging

I have swatched the entire Julep Maven March 2013 Playful Collection so you can see all of the nail polish. It’s a lot so I’ve broken it down to a different post for what would be in each maven box. So there are posts with swatches and reviews for It Girl, Boho Glam, Bombshell, Classic With A Twist and the all new Modern Beauty box. Listed below are the contents of each box as well as links to where you can see my swatches and reviews of the nail polish and beauty products. Also below is my review for this month’s extra item, Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm.

Julep Maven March 2013 Playful Collection
Julep Maven March 2013 Playful Collection

Julep Maven Boho Glam March 2013

  • Leila – Lemon yellow opalescent shimmer
  • Joy – Smokey mauve creme
  • Julep Rock Star Hand Creme
  • Extra – Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

See Boho Glam swatches here

Julep Maven Bombshell March 2013

  • Minnie – Warm pastel pink opalescent shimmer
  • Adrianna – Smoky pistachio crème
  • Rock Star Hand Creme
  • Extra – Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

See Bombshell swatches here

Julep Maven Classic With A Twist March 2013

  • Debra – Smoky taupe crème
  • Simone – Soft pastel lilac opalescent shimmer
  • Rock Star Hand Creme
  • Extra – Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

See Classic With A Twist swatches here

Julep Maven It Girl March 2013

  • Teri – Tropical coral pink crème
  • Shenae – Pastel mint green opalescent shimmer
  • Simone – Soft pastel lilac opalescent shimmer
  • Extra – Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

See It Girl swatches here

Julep Maven Modern Beauty March 2013 (Formerly American Beauty)

  • Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub
  • Julep Rock Star Hand Creme
  • Extra – Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

See Modern Beauty review here

Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm Review

All Julep Mavens received Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm as an extra in their March boxes. I love strawberry and I love mint, mix them together and magic happens. This lip balm smells delicious! Luckily I’m not really a lip licker and think lip balm usually tastes disgusting, so I don’t have to worry about devouring it every time I put the yummy smelling lip balm on…as tempting as it is! I had high hopes for this since I love Julep’s Daylight Defense SPF lip balm. That one is mintier but the texture seems somewhat similar.

Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm
Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

The strawberry-mint lip balm applies buttery smooth and has a very sheer pink tint. It lasts for hours keeping my lips moisturized well after drinking and even eating a light meal. If you put too much on it will look too shiny…chicken grease on your lips kind of shiny. You’ll know you did too much if your lips feel slippery like vegetable oil. As much as I like this lip balm, I think Florida weather doesn’t. Today I took it out of my purse and opened it to find that it began to melt 🙁 Strange since I was home and it was just in my purse but perhaps it was just too warm today. Luckily I was able to save it by getting it into a cooler climate. This might be one of my stay at home lip balms but I’d love to have it on the go, so hopefully today was a random moment!

Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm
Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm is sheer pink, soft and smells yumtastic.
[note]Julep Maven is a monthly subscription program in which you receive new Sneak Peek Box of Julep products.Use promo code JULEPVIP to get your first box for 1 cent. Each month thereafter you’ll receive an email letting you know your box is ready and a preview of what it includes. You’ll then have until the 25th of the month to accept your original box, request a different box, send your box to a friend or skip the month for no charge. If you do not skip the month, you’ll be charged $19.99 and the box will be shipped to you.[/note]
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6 Comments

  1. Zhanna Deplae
    March 14, 2013 / 4:07 AM

    Just found you when I was doing a google search for reviews of the new Rock Star hand creme which I got from Julep. You write well, and I enjoyed watching your Vlog. I'll be following you from now on. 🙂

  2. Mina Slater (Princes
    March 14, 2013 / 11:00 AM

    Awesome, thank you so much darling! I'm glad you liked the review & thanks so much for following. I hope to vlog more frequently so you totally just encouraged me to do more 🙂

  3. Zhanna Deplae
    March 14, 2013 / 11:03 AM

    Mina, you come across the air like a celebrity. You are definitely pretty enough. I have followed some other blogs of makeup reviewers, and frankly I enjoyed yours the most. They seems unhonest, unbiased, enthusiastic, and frankly you write well. Definitely do some more vlogs. The camera likes you. And your site is nicely built as well.