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Julep Maven Ultimate Collection – April 2014

by Emmy on April 7, 2014, no comments

This is what the upgraded (entire) collection of Julep Maven April 2014 looks like! As written by WakingDay.

I really love Spring and spring like colors, and as another Redditor put it, how Lisa Frank their collection is this month, so I sprung for the whole thing. Julep is a monthly subscription box that generally costs $19.99. This box is upgraded to the ultimate collection, which costs $74.99.

The Reveal!

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Julep Secret Store April 2014

by Emmy on April 4, 2014, no comments

julepsecretstore-april14The Julep Secret Store for April 2014 is open! If you are not familiar with the Secret Store, it is a secret link (don’t worry, we have the links here!) that is only available for 3 days featuring select products on sale (at various levels of discount, up to 65% off). The Secret Store is only available to Mavens who selected a box and did not skip (though in previous months, the secret store was open to everyone). Julep has decided that for 2 days extra, the secret store will be available for all mavens! Here is what you can get!

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Proenza Schouler x MAC

by Emmy on March 31, 2014, no comments

Christelle Baillet for Vogue writes:
A unique limited edition collection from Proenza Schouler and must-have backstage make-up brand M.A.C. is the hottest new collaboration of the moment.

Every season Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez rely on M.A.C. backstage at their shows, but today it is the make-up brand that is giving them carte blanche. A new 15-piece collection features a sunset-effect palette, metallic eye shadows, eyeliners and urban color varnishes, all in multicolor mirror-effect packaging, featuring the dégradé effect already seen in Proezna Schoulder collections.

Proenza Schouler x M.A.C collection, April 3 2014 in M.A.C Cosmetics stores [and online].

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Julep Maven April 2014 Monthly Boxes

by Emmy on March 20, 2014, no comments

You can now select your Apil box from Julep! If you do not know about the Julep Maven program, you get about 3 nail polishes or 1-2 nail polishes with beauty products for $19.99. This month’s focus is The Vivid Collection, bold colors that lean on the neon side plus some blushes for your cheeks!
There are a couple of boxes that Julep offers: Boho Glam, Bombshell, Classic with a Twist, It Girl, Modern Beauty and the new Core Classics. See What Julep has to offer down below!

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Divergent Makeup Hits Sephora

by Emmy on March 20, 2014, no comments

If you can’t wait for Divergent to finally hit theaters on March 21, satiate your anticipation with the film’s new limited-edition makeup collection.

Created by the beauty masterminds at Sephora, the launch of three products sticks to the film’s stripped down looks of stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Ashley Judd and includes plenty of neutral palettes with radiant eye shadows, saturated nail polishes, and more.

The Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit is the motherload of makeup. Sold for $59.50, it includes three eye shadow palettes, a cheek palette, four lip glosses, and a brush. The kit also features three instructional cards for creating Divergent looks.

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OPI & Coca-Cola’s New Nail Polish Line For Summer 2014

by Emmy on March 20, 2014, no comments

OPI has just announced it’s teaming up with Coca-Cola to launch a limited edition set of nail lacquers for summer 2014.

Some of The Coca-Cola Company’s best known brands will be the inspiration behind the new nail colors and include Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite, Fanta, and Coke Zero.

OPI’s new Coca-Cola line of nail polishes will be available internationally in June 2014.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive Vice President said in a statement, “These two iconic brands truly deliver happiness in a bottle – whether it’s a refreshing, invigorating sip of Coke or a set of fingers and toes perfectly polished with OPI nail lacquer.”

Added Kate Dwyer, Group Director Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company, “We’re excited to partner with OPI, a preeminent nail polish brand with global reach and influence among our core target teen audience. Coca-Cola has a long history of collaborations with beauty and lifestyle brands to further connect with consumers and tastemakers in a way that is meaningful and relevant for them.”

The company hasn’t released full details on the collection yet, so stay tuned to News for Shoppers for updates when they’re revealed.

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MAC’s ‘Maleficent’ collection

by Emmy on March 18, 2014, no comments

As if we weren’t already excited about Disney’s upcoming Sleeping Beauty-inspired film Maleficent, there’s more exciting news today: MAC has announced an official collaboration collection designed by the movie’s makeup artist. Meaning you can recreate the stunning looks yourself, even if you’re not a pro.

The limited-edition line will include 11 products that cover every beauty base, from eyeshadow and lipstick to powder and polish. No word yet on whether the selections will take a cue from the Maleficent character herself and be all evil-themed, or if there will be a little of sweet Sleeping Beauty (played by Elle Fanning) in the mix as well. We’re hoping for a bit of both—some days you feel like an Elle, some days you feel like an Angie.

The collection hits shelves this spring to coincide with the film’s premiere, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to plan out your looks. In the meantime, let’s watch that trailer again, shall we? Cue the grand, edgy glamour.





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Julep’s Party’s Over Glitter Nail Polish Removal Kit Review

by Emmy on March 7, 2014, no comments

Julep has a brand new glitter nail polish removal kit called Party’s Over. Party’s Over replaces Julep’s Clean Slate when it comes to glitter nail polish. Clean Slate consists of presoaked mini pads that can remove both glitter and nonglitter nail polish (albeit glitter takes more effort). Party’s Over has the same idea of presoaked mini  pads but this time you place your finger in foams, which gets the finger nails more soaked (thereby eliminating effort spent).

Here’s how Julep shows how its done:

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Full Review down below!

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