I definitely like this small packaging. It's more environmentally friendly and I know it could very well be in my mailbox even if I can't see it! The box was packaged in a 4th of July modified theme to make it look more "Canada" which was a nice attention even if it wasn't completely different packaging than the USA. The American packaging looked like this one but with some blue paper in there as well to make the blue, white, red America is known for.
They were cute in throwing in 3 candies with the nail polishes and lip vernis.
I got:Georgia - A golden coral micro-shimmer.
Mischa - A cherry scarlett micro-shimmer
O Canada - Sheer glitter with an accent of cardinal red.
Poppy lip vernis - Peachy coral-creme lip vernis.
It was a nice idea for Julep to have a theme for this month since it was both National holidays happening. It brought some good "hype" to the box but I'm pretty certain that not a single Canadian got her box in time for Canada Day (July 1) so it was a bit of a miss for that reason. Good thing for them, they had a secondary theme of matching your lips to your nails and that was definitely a winner.
I don't wear much makeup at all. Normally just my Eminence sun defense mineral powder which is some very light skin coverage and some lip balm. Sometimes a quick whip of mascara but under the glasses I don't think it shows. Anyway, I was excited to try something a bit more punchy and exciting with this lip colour. Excited and a bit nervous.
When I first pulled it out, I noticed the very nice pleasant sweet smell. YUM. Then I noticed the applicator which, contrary to what I was expecting, is a brush and not those regular spongy applicators. I like it better this way.
The colour is pretty bright and punchy. As I put it on, it felt like "too much" for me as a person who is not used to seeing her lips a different colour. 30 seconds after I finished putting it on, I felt good about it! It's different but kinda nice, adds a touch of spice!
What do you think??
I'm so happy with Julep right now! :D
If you are interested in trying it for yourself, the 1 cent promotion is still going on with the promotional code PENNY or COLOR2012 at checkout. Follow these steps:
1) Go to JULEP.com
Note that this is my referral link and that signing up with it will get me halfway to a free box, thank you for using it if you're planning on signing up. ;)
2) Take a quick style quiz to determine your profile.
3) Add the product to your basket.