Hello to my lovely readers,
I know this post is a little late to the party but UPS shipping leaves little to be desired.
Julep Maven is a monthly subscription service that caters solely to nail polish. For $19.99 a month you usually get around $40 worth of product. I can't really justify spending $20 on nail polish a month, but every month or two they come out with a mystery box that is the same price but guarantees at least $60 worth of product.
How is a girl to resist?
Here is what I received in my lovely box:
Whoo Hoo! all for me???
Retro, tomato red creme with a modern shine. Perfect for matching your manicure to your pedicure.
My Thoughts: This is a BEAUTIFUL color!! I think it is a dupe for OPI's Big Apple Red (which I own). I haven't tried it out yet but the formula seems pretty good to me. Overall, very happy with this color.
Smoky, turquoise creme.
My Thoughts: This is a very unique color and I thought it was so cool, I tried it on right away. I'm in love with the color but the formula isn't anything to write home about, its pretty thick.
Here it is on me:
|Sorry my nails are a bit of a mess|
Regal, deep aubergine creme. Sophisticated yet playful.
My Thoughts: BINGO! This is a Sarah color if I ever saw one. Since I have Amy on my nails, this is on my toes (and i'd prefer not to put a picture of my feet on the web). This one has a perfect formula and just glides onto the nails.
4. Fast Dry Topcoat
A quick-dry high shine that prevents yellowing and protects your nail color for longer lasting mani-pedis.
My Thoughts: Whoops I forgot to take a picture of this. But you get the idea, its a top coat. I have one already and this was perfect timing because I'm almost out of that one. Score.
|L to R: Topcoat, Gayle, January, Amy|
Some extra's I got in my box:
Julep SPF 15 Daylight Defense Lip Balm - Vanilla Mint
Nourish, hydrate, and protect your lips with this vanilla mint flavored lip balm.
My Thoughts: This smells delightful! Sweet. Its nothing spectacular but at least it smells good.
Julep Nail File
I'm pretty sure this was just a little extra something to throw on the top of the pile to make it look pretty while packaging. I have like a hundred (kidding) nail files so I doubt i'll use this.
So that concludes my haul. I was soooooo happy with this box, the colors are beautiful and I can never have too many topcoats with the amount of times I paint my nails.
Total Value of the Box: $62
And I paid $19.99
So if you would like to become a Maven I would be much obliged if you would use my referral link by clicking : HERE
And use code COLOR2012 to get your intro box for a penny!
Also make sure to check out my Cinco de Mayo Mystery Box if you are still undecided about Julep Maven
Are you a Maven? What did you get in your box??
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