Friday, November 9, 2012

November Julep Maven's Choice Box

Julep is a monthly subscription company for nail polishes. When you sign up for Julep you take a little quiz and it will tell you what kind of polish girl you are.  You are not obligated to stay with that that type though.  When I first signed up the website said I was Boho Glam but liked the It Girl colors better so I picked that one.  You always have the option of switching styles each month.  The monthly fee is $19.99 w/shipping included.  The company advertises that you will receive $40 worth of product for $19.99.  Also you will 20% all purchases from their website.  Thank you to my awesome readers for using my referral link, because of you I received this box for free.  I wish I could thank you personally by name but Julep doesn't tell me who signed up just that someone did.  

The good:

The colors: If you like nail polish then it's a nice way to experiment with multiple colors

Skip a month? Yes! you can skip a month.  They will send an email when your selections are ready and you have 4 days to let them know to skip the month.

Need a gift? If you want to send your box to a friend there is an option to do so.  Just log on to your account and click send to friend.

Ingredients: Julep is 4-free which means it's formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene or DBP free.  

Want the polish but not he commitment?  You can buy the polish online at or in Sephora stores.  The cost is $14 so if you like polish then becoming a Maven is a better deal.  If you want to try it out first you can always pick one up at Sephora or online.   

Referral program. You earn "Jules" for referrals, purchases, anniversary, birthday and upgrades.

The not so good:

Price: Seems kind of high to me for nail polish but if you're a polish girl it's a great price. 

Quality: I'm not sure about the quality of these polishes.  They seem to chip rather easily on me.  This could just be an issue for me though.  I have very thin bendy nails, I type a lot in my job and I cook a lot.  They say they have a professional chip-resistant formulation that is delivered via their exclusive flat brush with micro-frayed brush hairs.  I have been experimenting with this though in the last couple of months and I find the chipping occurs more if you use more than one coat.  So if you can use one coat of polish and always a top coat. 

This is the complete contents of my Maven's Choice Box.  

These are the colors up close.  Trina and the Matte top coat.  

.27 oz./8ml bottle of Trina. Value = $14.00

.27 oz./8ml bottle of Matte top coat. Value = $14.00

4 oz. jar of Grapefruit Body Scrub. Value $18.00

Scrub Towel and Mitt. Value = $10.00

3 One-step polish remover pads. Value = $3.00

The value of my Bombshell Maven box is $59.00 if I bought these items at full price.  I've heard everybody rave about the matte polish.  I tried it with this Trina color and it was ok but I think I prefer the shiny finish.  I could see using it for color variation or some fun designs.  I love the scrubby stuff, perfect for the bath.  

Verdict: I like Julep.  They offer fun boxes, skipping the month is easy and their mystery boxes are a great value.   

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Julep.  I pay for these subscriptions myself, except for this month because I have awesome readers who used my referral link.   

1 comment:

  1. i got the whole nail wardrobe this month and was in love!