Named fter mega-model Claudia Schiffer, the blond bombshell and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, here is the August Peridot Birthstone polish! I'm in love, and in honor of my August 1st birthday I have allllreadyyyy ordered mine. ;D
Missing the others?
Check the links below to pick up any of the released birthstones you have missed, and stay tuned to know when new ones are available!!!
After some strange issues with them getting here, I finally got my July Julep Maven box & Add-ons! And on the same day I got a RAOK from a wonderful lady in a Facebook swap group I frequent. It's OPI's Toucan do it if you try, and I've been searching high and low for this baby! It's just as amazing as I hoped, AND matches the containers for Julep's Bare Body products almost exactly! Made for a great photo op! [Below]
The five polishes to the farthest left are my Beau's picks from this batch.
In order L-R are:
I could nooooot be more excited to see these in real life. They're sooo close to how I imagined them, which always adds to the excitement. Although, that might just be the extra 2ish weeks I had to wait >_>
The three products are the NEW Bare Body Polish, Bare Body Milk, and the wonderful as always Mint Condition Pedi Creme.
The Bare Body Polish is described as:
"An invigorating scrub that polishes away the rough stuff standing between you and smooth, beautiful skin. The creamy formula is packed with tiny spheres that exfoliate without scratching—and unlike salt and sugar scrubs, it doesn’t crumble under (water) pressure."
What makes it work?
Best of all, it carries Julep's signature "summery" scent! It's a light scent with just a few hints of floral, and an indescribably sunny scent added. I'm not one to favor florals, but this is light enough that I really do love it - And the Milk, which has the same scent! ;D
I've tried both Bare Body products, and they both are a vast improvement on Julep's old scrub-type products [I'm looking at you, Pomegranate and Grapefruit body scrubs!!], which were [and are, since I still have them >_>] extreeeemely oily. As in, fall down in the shower oily. Or get stuck in the bathroom until you have to yell for 5 minutes for someone else in the house to come rescue you because you can't grip the doorknob and soap/water just made it worse oily. Neither of which are fun; I Promise. These, however, have no such problems!! The exfoliant in the Bare Body Polish is subtle like a raw sugar or salt scrub, but just as effective, if not more so!
Good morning/evening everyone! The last polish from my Ulta haul is here to be seen!
Only one coat required!
Yes! It only required one coat. Absolutely no nail was visible underneath. This is probably the BEST polish I've ever put on. It's a soft highly reflective metallic rose polish with ultra-thin bar glitter and textured specks throughout. From a short distance away, it looks a bit like when you open up a Hershey Kiss wrapper, and use something flat to "fix" it smooth again. I love it! Up close, it just looks like glitter, and to the touch it's textured! This has impressed me sooo much. I'll definitely be looking to pick up the others in this collection now!!
I promised you all that I was doing the swatching and reviewing of the July Julep Maven polishes, and I'm still working on a full post. For now, here is a look at two of the swatches beside the official Julep Dollop! Hopefully this will help some of you Mavens out there see the difference there can be between Official images, and real life looks. <3
As you can see Kelsey came in pretty true, but Lorenzana captured on-camera more grey than pink/grey. I will assure you the bottle itself matches the Lorenzana dollop as perfectly as the Kelsey does in the pictures; But my camera decided to catch only part of Lorenzana's beauty. Click the buttons below each swatch if you'd like to buy either of these for youself!
OKAY STOP: PSA time.
Whatever your personal definition or idea of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is, you should ALWAYS show respect and understanding for someone who has been diagnosed with it. And if you do not know if someone has been diagnosed, assume NOTHING. If you're not comfortable enough to do the asking, you should be aware that they may have chosen not to advertise it publicly in a tagline after every one of their posts. We're not in Nazi Germany, we don't need to label ourselves physically based on our differences. If you can't find the empathy within yourself to understand, at least find the humanity to respect it. NOT try to correct them. More often than not, you're only going to offend someone or deeply wound them emotionally if you insinuate they are lying, or are not suffering from a very real disorder. Even if it's not as "serious" as yours is, respect that it is THERE, and they are suffering. And ultimately, how you cope with an illness is not the standard: Everyone suffers differently.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
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