Julep Subscription Box - Julep Pippa, Julep Lynn, Julep Drew

Julep Box - Julep Pippa
Julep Box - Julep Lynn
Julep Box - Julep Drew
Julep Box: (L) Julep Pippa, Julep Drew, Julep Lynn (R)

Let’s talk subscription boxes, and specifically the Julep Maven boxes.  I’ve heard some positive and some negative comments in the blog-sphere about the Julep box subscription and I wanted to actually see for myself what the “deal” was.  I had a code for the penny box where the first introduction Julep box costs a cent and I only had to pay shipping charges.  So… what did I think of the Julep Box and program, and should you sign up as a Julep Maven?

Julep additional item: Julep glitter 

Prior to becoming a Julep Maven, you take a short quiz with cute little pictures and you are emailed a profile - you are not stuck with this profile and can actually see the other profiles and included items.    With the exception of “It Girl” which comes with three polishes for an intro box, the rest come with two polishes and a nail care related item.  I was an “American Beauty” and the introductory box for this month was with cuticle oil which worked out great because I ran out of my old one.

Due to the holiday sales, I was able to add another polish for free and I did do some switcharoos.  No matter what Maven you pick or are assigned, you are able to customize your box and add items often at a much lower cost - the extra polish was free because of Thanksgiving sales and Julep is very good about having freebies and deals.

My box included the Julep Pippa (pink undertone nude), Julep Drew (bright reddish pink, almost neon), and Julep Lynn (a frosty pink peach). The additional item, the Julep cuticle oil, came in a similar bottle with a roller-ball application.  The cuticle oil is very soft, applies easily, absorbs into the skin quickly so it is not runny, and smells fresh.  Julep always includes some cute extras and I was lucky to receive two tiny pots of white and silver glitter.  Again, not only do you get to customize the box, but you also receive some freebies and if as adorable as these pots, the box is even more worth it.  Can you sense where I’m going with this?

Julep Pippa, Julep Drew, Julep Lynn

Because I’ve heard and read several negative reviews, I wanted to be the one beacon of hope and let the readers know that I actually loved this box and if you can afford the 20$, or are considering a subscription, this Julep Maven box is more than worth it.  You get nail polishes from a large selection of colors, the packaging is beautiful, the quality of the polish is great, you can add items for a large discount, and you may get additional products.  I’ll review the polishes individually in upcoming posts, but so far, they have not chipped, became opaque in two coats, and are still shiny (Julep swatches below have no top coat).  When I ordered the Julep Maven introductory box, I had it set in mind to cancel but after seeing the thoughtful packaging and the quality of the actual full sized products, I reconsidered and am saving up for future months.  Yes, the box is expensive at 20$ USD, but for nail polish addicts, this is a wonderful subscription and worth the value.

Reader Recommendations: Have you tried the Julep Maven box subscription, and if so, what were your impressions?

Julep swatches - Julep Lynn is a bit frosty/metallic so consider if it’s the best choice for you 
Julep cuticle oil with roller ball application 
Julep swatches - polish is true to color and matches the bottle color 
Julep Swatches: Lynn swatch (top), Drew swatch (middle), Pippa swatch (bottom) 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06144045818753900360 Bright Town Girl

    These colours are gorgeous. I don’t know if you can get Julep in the UK, i am going to have to find out. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05043639143031276362 misse blog

    Ooh lovely things, especially love the nail varnishes. Such gorgeous colours

    Ellie xo
    MisseBlog | MisseDesign

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16199874509103704123 Bree TheUrbanUmbrella

    I so love that peachy colour - beautiful! <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07346300138597242336 Itziar Fagoaga

    oh god, love your blog <3 Check out mine?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13518241550331646050 ines de castro

    I love it, can you take a look at my blog and maybe follow me? i follow back everyone.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17911751791504233911 Martha Woods

    I really love Julep-the polishes are top quality, the subscription program is super-flexible, and the customer service is fab! After seeing your swatches, I think I need Pippa!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17705220749349774983 Marina Blissious

    Julep Lynn is so so cute!! I had never heard of this subscription for some reason!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06360743236966731657 Beauty 101

    I LOVE my Julep subscription, too!! Glad I’m not the only one

    Casey
    Beauty101

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09506741324336888271 NIKA

    Lovely lovely colors especially Julep Lynn:)

    Bye,
    NIKA

    nikasinspirations80slifeandbeauty.blogspot.co.at