Julep Maven Subscription Box Review
Julep Maven is a subscription box service from the company that manufactures the products (Julep). For your first box, you log on to their website and take a style quiz. At the end of the quiz, they identify you with a style type and the corresponding box. Don’t like it? That’s ok! You can choose from among any of the introductory boxes. Then, between the 20th and 24th of each month, you can log back on to the website and see what your style profile box will contain. You can also trade this for any other box if you don’t like yours. If you don’t like any of the boxes, you can choose to skip a month (no charge). You just have to make sure you log on during the time frame and let them know what you decide. They e-mail you each month to remind you!
Let me first say, there are a lot of mixed reviews on this nail polish brand (either love or hate) so I was hesitant to order. However, Sephora sells the Julep brand so I took my chances. After a week full of rain, my mail man pounded like the police on my door and I was happy to see him holding this sweet little box. I think my mail man actually hates me because of the amount of mail he has to physically walk to my door.
I can appreciate the minimalist look to their packaging. Upon opening the box, I found another box. I’m not so sure I like the wasted packaging of another box, as it just creates a bigger trip to the recycling center for me. Our city is not very recycle friendly and I only know of one local carrier who picks up recycling with their garbage route (and it’s not ours).
The box contained some papers explaining the program. I chose the Boho Glam style profile.
I took out the “goods.” Since I chose my box, I already knew what I was getting. I got two creme polishes and cuticle oil. They also included a sample of hand creme.
The polish bottles are so different, but I love them! I think the colors I got are awesome! I’ve already tried them both. I usually use OPI, and I found both the consistency of the polish and the size of the brush to be similar. Most of the bad reviews I read online complained about the formula being too thick and the brush being too wide, so I’m assuming they might be switching from a cheap polish. Either way, I found the polish easy to work with. The dry time was average for me. The cuticle oil smelled good!
They also give you the option to add on up to 4 items to your box at a discounted price each month. I was out a nail polish remover, so I ordered some of their acetone free remover. It is a great nail conditioner and comes with a pump (spill proof) lid with a locking feature.
I also ordered some of the Freedom Polymer top coat. It dries super fast and is supposed to be similar to gel polish. I will never use another top coat again. This stuff is the best ever!
A normal subscription to Julep is $19.99 per month.
Retail Value of Box:
(1) Gabrielle Julep Creme Polish–$14.00
(2) Clara Julep Creme Polish–$14.00
(3) Essential Cuticle Oil–$18.00
(4) Julep Acetone-Free Conditioning Nail Polish Remover–$14.00
(5) Freedom Polymer Top Coat–$18.00
Total Retail Value = $78.00
I used code FREEBOX for a free introductory box.
(1) Gabrielle Julep Creme Polish–FREE
(2) Clara Julep Creme Polish–FREE
(3) Essential Cuticle Oil–FREE
(4) Julep Acetone-Free Conditioning Nail Polish Remover–$4.99
(5) Freedom Polymer Top Coat–$6.99
Total Price Paid = $11.98
I will definitely be getting another Julep Maven box! I feel like I got a good deal and like everything that came in my box. Don’t forget code FREEBOX gets you a free introductory box ($3.99 shipping if you don’t choose add-ons).This entry was posted in Product Reviews and tagged boho glam, conditioning, cuticle oil, freedom, julep, maven, modern southern mother, nail polish, no acetone, polish remover, polymer, subscription box, top coat.