Julep Maven October Boho Glam Nail Polish Box Featuring Gayle and Malin: Part 1

I knew my Julep Maven box was arriving today, so I got up this morning and promptly started stalking my mailbox for it's arrival.  If you are not familiar with Julep, you can read my first post about them here.

My style profile for Julep is "Boho Glam" and I find it to be an absolute perfect match for my taste.  I will wear any color polish at least once, but the colors in this category have been on point for the types that I will go back to time and time again.

Here is what the box looks like:

 This month's Boho Glam box includes Malin & Gayle Nail Lacquers plus Age Defying Hand Brightener (I will review that separately, but so far it seems fab):

I immediately put Gayle on!  The theme this month was "mani/pedi" but there is no way I am showing my feet, so I am going to show both on my nails :)

I was afraid that Gayle would be very similar to Essie's "Carry On" color...in the bottles there are a few similarities:

I did a quick swatch comparison, and they are nothing alike (phew!):

Here is my full manicure with Gayle:

I cannot emphasize enough how well these nail polishes apply.  You could easily get away with only one coat on this (I did 2 to smooth out some mistakes).  They are superb.

I will be reviewing Malin this weekend!

If you are interested in signing up to be a Julep Maven, you can use my referral link here and that would be way cool!  Also, they are currently running a promo, so if you use the code FB, you will get your first box for only $5 (instead of $19.99).  Great deal considering you will get 2 polishes plus a few other things!

What do you think of this color?  I love how warm it is.  It really is perfect for Fall!

**Update** I put up pictures of Malin...you can see the post here.


  1. It really is a gorgeous color! It reminds me of Cult Nails' Vicious that they just released. I wish I was happier with Cult Nails and their customer service and could justify keeping my membership because the polishes, but I'm just really unhappy with them. They sent me the same box twice, I was unable to cancel my membership online, and even after calling them and me telling them to cancel it they still didn't do it. It has just been a big headache! Hopefully they get everything sorted out and I might consider joining again.

  2. Jessi, that is a pain in the butt! I know some people have had issues with them, but I can only speak from my experience, which has been stellar. I had issues, but they weren't big ones (wrong polishes sent,etc) and the link issue as well, but they were resolved quickly and satisfied me. Which colors did you get in your box?

  3. Oooooo I think I might sign up! Are these winter colors? I really like them!

  4. iLadybird, "Gayle" is a new color that will be released with their Winter collection in November! I'm not sure, but I think Malin is an existing color for them. If you take their style quiz, let me know which one you get!

  5. Now I can't wait to get my box. I just changed my style from American Beauty to Boho Glam. These colors seem more like what I would like. :)

  6. Oooh! That shade is what I expected Carry On to be.... CO is SO dark on the nail! Gayle is gorgeous.... I can't wait to get my Boho box!