Julep March Mystery Box

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I have been waiting for a long time for the ‘Easter’ Mystery Box and I finally got it today! Okay, i am disappointed like many others who got the Easter mystery box.

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Packaging:

Unlike the previous boxes I have gotten, this ‘open-top’ box came inside of a package box with tons of tissue paper around Otto ensure that nothing breaks. I am not sure how necessary this was since they bubble wrap each polish already, but the thought was nice?

This box included 4 nail polish, 3 chocolate eggs, 1 nail polish removal pad, 1 mascara, 1 nail filer(buffer) and 3 hair bands, I saw that someone’s box included 6+ colors so I assumed that mine will have similar numbers of polish. But after a quick research, I learned that most of the boxes contained 3-4 polish with exception of very small portion.

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These are Camille, Portia, Claire, and Parker, from left from right.

The chocolates were crushed and deformed, and were white, and ashy, so I think they were old. Actually, it didn’t taste good, which is a bummer because the chocolates from February were quite okay. And this is my third mascara from Julep. I usually feel lots of love from Julep boxes but I don’t know about this one.

This is my second time getting a mystery box for myself, but I was expecting great things because my first mystery box had 6 nail polishes and a foot scrub, and mystery box costed only $20. It was so good and so generous so perhaps I was expecting too much. Below is a bad photo of some of content.

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So in conclusion, I will be skipping April maven box. I wanted an bright blue, and I got it through this box, and I do think even $20 for nail polish every month is… I should be more thrifty and wise about my money.

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Review of Julep’s Rock Star Hand Creme

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I got Julep March’s maven Box unintentionally, but might as well try the product and write reviews for it, right? The box came with two nail polish colors, a lip balm, and hand lotion.

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This is a review about just the lotion. I didn’t get to try the nail polish colors and the lip balm yet! (I am terribly late in trying the nail colors. I put on Laura, from February box last week.) but there will be reviews about those later.

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And here is the box and the lotion.

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The lotion smells nice! It kind of gives a Victoria Secret lotion feel, but nicer. My hand feels nice, too, with this lotion on. It doesn’t feel great (like they claim) but I am not sure how fast the lotion absorbs into my skin. Some of the ingredients are Shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E and other ingredients.

Now, I do find myself comparing this lotion to Lush’s Creme Anglaise, which I am currently using. It might not be a fair comparison since the other lotion is more than double the price. But Rock Star is a okay lotion by itself.

One thing Julep marked especially is the turn-click ‘cap’ that isn’t a cap but dispenser(?) where the lotion comes out.

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The idea is interesting. I think they wanted to use something that will make the act of squeezing lotion less messy. It took a while to figure out how to actually use it. It’s not bad, and it’s interesting, but I don’t think it’s an actual improvement from how other lotion bottles are…