First up is Danielle. Julep describes Danielle as "a cerulean blue duochrome." The first thing I have to say about this polish is that it smelled terrible - just like a skunk. For that fact alone, I will not use this polish again. I did do a swatch of it but this is the only time I will use it. Also, the "duochrome" shows up in the bottle (it shifts from blue to pink) but doesn't show up on the nail at all. Such a disappointment. This is two coats with top coat.
This month the It Girl box came with a base coat which bothered me. Usually the It Girl box is three colored polishes and the nail treatments, base and top coats and other makeup are in the other boxes. I get the it girl expecting polish, not basecoat. That said, I did use it and it was okay. However, it retails for $18.00 ($14.40 if you're a current Maven) for 0.27 oz of product. That is the size of an average sized mini polish. There is no way I would pay that kind of money for a basecoat.
The next polish from the box is Randi, which Julep describes as "a pink plumeria creme." I chose to pair it up with the polish I added on, which is Angie - a silver holographic polish. I did two coats of each. I don't know if it is because of this basecoat or if it is the polish themselves, but they both dried to a fairly matte finish. I did photograph them both with and without topcoat. The set of pictures above do not have topcoat, while the ones below do have topcoat. I thought both of these polishes were okay, but nothing unique.
I have to say that this is one of the most disappointing Maven boxes I've ever received. The one highlight of the box is Angie, the polish I added on. It is a nice holo polish, which I think I could get a lot of use out of as an accent color. I'm sorry to post so many negative things (I try to be pretty positive when I post), but I wanted to be honest about what I thought. I would love to hear what you think of these polishes. Also, if you got a Maven box this month, which one did you get and what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!