My New Year's Mystery Box from Julep arrived, and I could not be more pleased! Take a peek at all the awesome stuff I got!
I decided to treat myself to this box since it was only $19.99 (for, mind you, at least $100 worth of goodies) and I was skipping my January box anyway (didn't care for the color selections). The shipping slip said it definitely would not arrive in time for Christmas, but--SQUEE!--mine showed up on December 24th! Major Christmas present for moi!
So naturally when I opened it I was majorly psyched, and I was not let down by the contents. For starters, that big lovely jar is the Julep Sicilian Orange Foot Soak ($26/10 oz.), a sea salt foot soak that is 100% natural and vegan. I also got a few more packets of the polish remover wipes, which I have yet to try from my November Maven box, and a couple of sample packets of hand cream, along with a nail file. Nice little sample additions.
I also got a tube of Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara ($24) in Espresso Brown. I've heard very mixed things about this mascara and at that price I certainly wouldn't have picked it up myself, so I was very excited to see it in my box.
Ah, but you're really waiting for a close-up of those five lovely nail colors, aren't you?
The bubblegum pink is Lauren, and I'm in love. This is that perfect almost-neon strawberry pink that I've been looking for in beauty shops for months, so I was thrilled to see her. This color almost reminds me of a pink highlighter pen. Next up is Georgia, a shimmery peach orange that I wouldn't have bought for myself, but which looks interesting nonetheless.
Cindy was the real wild card of the bunch. I would normally not buy a shimmery kelly green for myself, but this is one color that sort of grew on me after I painted my tootsies. It's certainly pretty for nail art, if nothing else.
The last two colors are flat-out awesome. Sienna is a metallic that's neither gold nor silver--it's perfectly balanced in the middle. And the promised "mystery glitter" is a full-coverage glitter with a black and champagne base flecked with multicolored reds and blues.
Altogether, I'm pleased not only with the contents of my box but the value: about $120 not counting the samples. Not bad, Julep!
Did any of you pretties splurge on a New Year's Mystery Box? If so, what did you get? I'd love to see your posts and pictures, so leave me your links in the comments section below!