Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Julep: California Coast Edition

This is my very first post at my new desk! So exciting! 
Today I have a review of my Julep July box: The California Coast Collection, 
brought to you by this East Coast girl. 
I usually skip my Julep box every month, because honestly, I find that the swatches they post online are...just a little misleading and the colors don't always strike me as particularly unique (to my extensive collection). However, what spurred the purchase this month, was the Beach Tonic. 
I love it.
It smells SO good, leaves my skin soft and it isn't greasy at all. 
Good thing we got a full size bottle, because at $23.00 I will definitely not be purchasing it. 
I'm cheap. Maybe I will ask for it for Christmas.
Boots No7 and Organix both have a Dry Body oil for less than $10.

On to the polish!
I went with the Boho Glam collection.
First up is Faye, which ended out being my favorite of the bunch.

Faye is described as a liquid bronze shimmer. It went on perfectly in 2 coats, no top coat shown here. There was sort of a military green/mossy undertone to it, but I just loved this color. I think it is going to be awesome in the Fall, but somehow, it is so totally summer too. I don't have any color like this.

There is the military green undertone.

In direct sunlight. 
Next up is Karen.

Karen is described as a Peach Bellini frost. I wanted to like this one, but I don't think it went that great with my skin tone. This is 2 coats, no top coat.

It is a peachy shade, but I think my skin brings out some weird yellow/tangerine undertones that aren't my favorite. Application was flawless, and the frost was quite nice.

I ended out adding on Fireworks to my box this month, because after all, I do live in RI and we love the 4th of July.

I swatched Fireworks over (L-R), OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Essie Avenue Maintain, Layla 6123 and Zoya Carmen.

I think Fireworks looked the best over Layla! The glitter did lay flat on the nail, despite reflective curling you see.

Overall, I am happy with this months box, even though Karen was a dud for me.

Did you get your box? What did you think of the Beach Tonic? Any recommendations for another brand of Dry Body Oil?

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