Mani Monday: Julep Coretta

mani monday: julep coretta
I forgot to add it to my resolutions post, but I told myself that I was going to start painting my nails again. I easily have over 200 polishes that have been sitting completely neglected, and one that I was really excited to try was Julep Coretta. I ran out of my favourite top coat, normally I would have just re-ordered it but I am trying to use what I have so I opened up my unused bottle of Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat instead.

Julep Coretta Color Description: Gold-Capped Diamond Birthstone. Full-Coverage Holographic Microglitter with real diamond dust for extra sparkle.

I don’t know why I applied a coat of C&E Petal Pink before Julep Coretta, it doesn’t show through at all… and I probably should have instead gone with a fun colour that would – but it’s my first manicure in months and it reminds me of glittery snow (it’s that ‘real diamond dust’ sparkle!) so it works.

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julep cheers to 5 years mini lipstick trio

julep cheers to 5 years mini lipstick trioWhen I first signed up with Julep, it was almost all nail polish, now they have a wide range of makeup and skincare products which is great because I just haven’t been painting my nails as much this year. 90% of the time I am super happy with my choices and feel like they were worth the price… this was not one of those times.

I received the Julep Cheers to Five Years Mini Lipstick Trio in my Maven box so I paid less than the $32 CAD ($24 USD) pricetag. They value this trio at $54 CAD ($40 USD) which IMO is extremely overpriced as each mini lipstick has 0.07oz of product.

I don’t really enjoy math, but really wanted to see how this price compared to some of my most loved brands… I’m just going to do this part in CAD and hopefully it makes sense (feel free to correct me in the comments if I mathed wrong, I won’t be offended lol):

Julep Trio: $54 / 3 = $18 each for 0.07oz – Price per Ounce: $257.14
Julep Trio: $32 / 3 = $11 each for 0.07oz – Price per Ounce: $157.14
MAC Lipstick: $21 for 0.1oz – Price per Ounce: $210.00
Bite Beauty: $30 for 0.15oz – Price per Ounce: $200.00
Maybelline: $9.99 for 0.15oz – Price per Ounce: $66.60

So… basically they are saying these are worth more than MAC and Bite lipsticks – which should mean that these are extremely creamy and hydrating and don’t tug on your lips when you apply them… which Maybelline accomplishes wonderfully at their far less expensive price point. However; I found every one of these tugged and pulled at my lips while applying (I also couldn’t get the bullets to stay up without holding them…), they felt instantly drying, and they stained my lips after only having them on long enough to take the photos. It’s really unfortunate because the shades are really fun, but I don’t think they’ll ever touch my lips again.

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#manimonday julep giveaway

#manimonday julep giveaway
Too many polishes, not enough time – so what better way to make use of them than do a giveaway! These are all unopened polishes that I’ve received in my Julep Maven boxes over the past few months.

This giveaway is open to Canada and the USA and closes at 12:00 AM on November 28th. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, if they haven’t responded then I will draw a new winner. Good luck ♥

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