Monday, December 17, 2012

December Julep It Girl 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. 
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 Julep.com 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:

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 my It Girl Box.  It came with 3 polishes, a create your own cabochon ring and a mint. 


These are the It Girl colors. 



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

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

.27 oz/8ml bottle of Vivien. Value $14.00

Create you own Cabochon ring.

Mint.

The value of my Bombshell Maven box is $42.00 if I bought these items at full price.  I really liked the blue and green colors in this box and I have a personal attachment to one of the names of the colors so I wanted it.  I have to say although these glitter colors are pretty they chip VERY easily even with a top coat.    

This is the ring I made with the colors in my box.  Kinda cute I think. I have the Harper color on my nails, two coats. 


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.   

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