postheadericon Julep Maven ~ September 2013


For September’s Julep Maven “inspired by bright lights and bold dreams.” I chose Modern Beauty.

“If your dreams do not scare you, they aren’t big enough.” ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

While many of the polishes from the September boxes looked dazzling, they just weren’t my cup of tea.  Instead of polish this month, I was tempted by the two beauty products included in the month’s Modern Beauty box.




A Bare Face Cleansing Oil and a Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer.  As someone with oily skin, I was curious to test out the primer and I was also really excited to try my first cleansing oil.

The Bare Face Cleansing Oil retails for $28.00/3.5 oz.  “This lightweight, antioxidant-rich cleanser gently and thoroughly dissolves makeup, dirt, and excess oil without over-drying skin, then rinses clean with no oily residue. Recommended for all skin types.”

This stuff is a dream! I love it.  This makeup removing cleanser is so unique because you actually rub it all over your skin DRY! Yes, you leave your makeup on, pump 2-3 pumps of the oil out, and directly apply it to your face. It’s the strangest method ever!!


Next is The Blank Canvas Mattifying Primer retails for $28.00/1 oz.  “This age-defying primer creates a smooth, even canvas for gorgeous makeup that lasts all day.”

The consistency of this primer is different from any other primer I’ve tried in the past. It’s rather thick. With it being a “mattifying” face primer, I  assumed it would be thin. It’s almost a mixture of a silicone based primer and those moisturizing primers. We’ll see how it goes, as I’m yet to try it.





OK so I totally lied. I ended up getting a polish add on. I just couldn’t resist. PURPLE is my favorite color and Reece is do die for!

It’s “It Girl” and it’s a Holographic shimmer.

OH an I almost forgot. My extra this month was one packet of nail polish remover.




If you’re interested in signing up for Julep Maven, you can get your first box free by entering the code “FREEBOX” during checkout.  You are free to cancel at anytime, but my favorite aspect of the Maven program is that each month you are able to preview your box and you may choose to skip any given month to avoid paying for that month’s box.  The program is pretty much risk-free.  I’ve been a very happy subscriber since the program launched.

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