Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Julep Destination Mystery Boxes

Last week Julep announced their latest mystery box. The theme was Destination and included Laguna Beach, Miami and The Hamptons. The price is $24.99 and 3 lucky boxes will include a $600 gift card from United Airlines. I couldn't decide which box I wanted and since I had skipped my last few maven boxes I went ahead and got one of each. I wasn't lucky enough to get one of the gift cards but I got some pretty fun nail colors.

The boxes didn't indicate which box there were. I made an educated guess based on the description Julep provided of each Destination.

To order just click here and type mystery in the product search field.


             
The Hamptons - Classic, Preppy, Glam


                  
The colors: Alfre, Rose, Clara
                     
Laguna Beach - Trendy, Vibrant, Fun


                      
The colors: Fiona, Abbie and Cody

                     
Miami - Glitzy, Bold, Energetic


                    
The colors: Lauren, Paris, Isla


The Hamptons Mystery Box Version 1

Pomegranate Body Scrub. Value = $18.00

Alfre, Classic with a Twist, Royal Metropolitan Purple Metallic. Value = $14.00 - I've been wanting this color for a while now. I was happy to see it in my box.

Rose, Classic with a Twist, A Juicy Watermelon Red Creme. Value = $14.00

Clara, It Girl, Opaque Peach Creme. Value = $14.00

Julep Strawberry Mint Lip Balm. Value = $3.00?? - I couldn't find this anywhere on their website.

3 neon hair bands. Value = $3.00 - I have piles of these things. I love them and use them all the time.

Total Value = $66.00

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Laguna Beach Mystery Box Version 5

Glycolic Hand Scrub. Value = $23.00 - I use this every now and then. It feels like it really smooths out your hands.

Fiona, Boho Glam, Electric Lime Neon Green Creme. Value = $14.00

Abbie, It Girl, Sunshine Yellow Creme. Value = $14.00

Cody, Classic with a Twist, Cantaloupe Orange Creme. Value = $14.00

Julep Strawberry Mint Lip Balm. Value = $3.00 - I couldn't find this anywhere on their website.

Total Value = $68.00

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Miami Mystery Box Version 3

Invisible Dry Shampoo. Value = $22.00

Lauren, Classic with a Twist, Hot Tropical Pink Creme. Value = $14.00 - I already had this color but it's very pretty.

Paris, It Girl, Multidimensional Holographic Glitter Top Coat. Value = $14.00 - I have a love hate relationship with glitter polish but this looks really pretty.

Isla, Boho Glam, Soft Milky-White Metallic. Value = $14.00

Julep Strawberry Mint Lip Balm. Value = $3.00

Total Value = 67.00


The total value of all my boxes were $201.00, not bad for a $75.00 investment. The polish in the Laguna Beach box is a little brighter than I would normally wear so I'm not sure about those. I might use them as accent colors of designs. It seems they put the lip balm in every box. I couldn't find anything on their website about it so I'm wondering if it's a new product.

Verdict: Of course I wish I would've won the gift card but I'm happy with these boxes. I received some colors I didn't have and some colors and products I wanted. I was so hoping I would get some swatch stickers - guess I'll have to orders those.

15 comments:

  1. Great recap on the mystery box contents! I bought Laguna Beach, but it was just shipped yesterday, so won't likely have it till next week. Wish they had included one more polish, as they didn't quite reach the $70 retail value mark, but it's still a decent haul for $25...

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    1. I thought that also. I'm thinking the lip balm might be more than $3 but I couldn't find anything on it. If it were $6 like the one they have with SPF that would make these right at $70. I just don't think the lip balm is worth more than $3

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    2. I got the same boxes :( The lip balm is priced at $8 on the website.

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  2. Thank you for letting us know what you received! I skipped this one and am glad, as none of the colors are really calling my name. Whew! I was really worried I'd regret skipping, so thanks again! :)

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  3. Great pics! Thanks for sharing :)
    Personally, I'm happy I skipped. I was going to pick Miami or Laguna. Lucky for me, because I have all the colors that are in the Miami box - plus I have really long, really curly hair, so dry shampoo is not for me.
    The Laguna colors look like Fruit Loops! lol. And Julep just gave out a bright green and a bright yellow in the last mystery box.

    I think I justy have to much polish to buy mystery boxes. It's like giving a sedimentary rock to a geologist! lol!

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    1. I agree, I also have way too much polish and really shouldn't buy anymore of these boxes. I really need to start using them on a weekly basis and learn how to make designs but it just takes up so much time.

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  4. Ohhh, I've been hoping someone would have a review on these! I have been so curious about what comes in each of the boxes. I am pretty glad I didn't bit though since I have so many of these colors already. I've gotten lip balm in a mystery box before too. I could never find it on their site either. I kinda like it!!

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    1. I was super glad I only got on duplicate. I was really worried about that. It amazes me how many colors they actually have though.

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    2. OMG, they have a ton of colors. You *think* they are the same and they you get them next to each other? Nope. Different!

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  5. well, it's offical. this will be the last time I let the "mystery" part suck me in. I already have any of the colors I like out of these boxes (I bought laguna and miami) and now I will have THREE of those lip balms, and products I am just "ok" about. I would rather spend my $50 on something I will for sure want and use. Although if I get the airline tickets, all is forgiven julep. lol.

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  6. They gave out that lip balm in the March Maven box but they don't sell it on the site anymore!

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  7. Ah, I skipped march so I didn't know they had it. Wonder why they don't sell it anymore.

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  8. The lip balm has been available on the secret store for $6, but I don't think it's ever been in the storefront, sadly. I am addicted to it and bought 3 of them in the secret store to stock up!

    Thanks for reviewing these - I've been on the fence and today's the last day. Think I'm skipping.

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    1. I just saw their online warehouse sale today and they have those lip balms on sale for $2 regular $8.

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