Julep Maven Review May 2014 – Boho Glam

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I almost forgot to make my selections for the May box, so I was really happy when I got to make changes in time because there were so many nice colors in the Fresh Twist Collection.

 

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The Cost: $19.95 a month

The Products: The Julep Maven program offers different beauty and nail polish products, depending on your style profile. Changes are coming so that you may opt-in to customize your box each month.

The Concept: The Maven program allows you to get high-end beauty products with a new theme.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Julep Maven reviews here.

The COUPON: New customers can use the code FREEBOX to get their first box free (plus shipping)

julep maven review may

Plie Wand – Retail Value $25

This wand is meant to help make it more comfortable to polish your nails on both hands for a more professional and controlled manicure. I tried it once and it took a while to figure out the best way to hold it for polishing with my non-dominant hand and it was a lot easier. I love that they included brushes to use on other polishes, but the bristles look and feel very plastic-y and many of the bristles were already bent out of shape.

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Bess (Mystery Polish Add-on) – Retail Value $14

I was a little disappointed to see that this was my mystery color because it is strikingly close in color to Jeanna.

Laree (Add-on) – Retail Value $14

I chose this as an add-on because the color is beautiful, and looks even better on. I’ve already used it for my manicure and pedicure and love it.

Paulette - Retail Value $14

This is not as shimmery as I thought it would be, but it is still very pretty and really nice for Spring.

Jeanne – Retail Value $14

I love the cool blue tone – it reminds me of a bright Spring sky.

Thoughts: When I first heard about the Plie wand, I did not really know if it was all it was hyped up to be, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. The colors this month were also really great and perfect for the weather.

What did you think of the Julep Maven Fresh Twist Collection?

Julep Maven Review April 2014

julep maven vivid collection

I was really excited about this collection from Julep Maven, but I am on nail polish overload (seems impossible, I know), so I decided to choose one profile. The It Girl box in particular had really great colors, so I decided to go with this box and do the Felicia add-on.

The Cost: $19.95 a month, including shipping (ships to Canada for an additional shipping cost)

The Products: Each month, Julep curates an exclusive collection of polishes and beauty products. And creates a box for each of their style profiles.

The Concept: Julep Maven was created as a way to get fun new nail polish and high-quality beauty products each month.

The COUPON: Use code FREEBOX to get your first box for free (just pay shipping)

Other Reviews: You can read my past Julep Maven reviews here.

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Bailey – Retail Value $14

I can’t get enough blues. It is one of my favorite colors and a good blue always reminds me ever so slightly of Doctor Who.

Maren – Retail Value $14

I am not a huge pink fan, but I adore this color with the blue sheen added to it!

Flora – Retail Value $14

This color is even prettier in person, I can’t stop looking at it on my nails!

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Felicia – Retail Value $14

I got this add-on because I was intrigued by the color combination. At first I thought it would not look great on, but it does not look that bad.

Thoughts: I really liked every color in the collection this month, but I am particularly happy with this box and am glad that I chose it. These are great colors to start off the Spring season!

What did you think of the April Vivid Collection from Julep Maven?

Julep Maven The Dramatic Collection February 2014

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I was so excited to see The Dramatic Collection from Julep Maven. I really wanted to get the entire collection, but I was talked down from it when I was shown my entire collection of unused nail polish. Oops! Instead, I opted to get the Boho Glam box with an add-on

 

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The Cost: $19.95

The Products: Each month Julep Maven releases a new collection of polishes and beauty products. You can opt for a certain style profile or get the entire collection. Older  customers also have the option to skip the month, while newer customers may only skip once every 6 months. You can read my past Julep Maven reviews to get an idea of what to expect.

julep maven dramatic collection february 2014

 

Julep Eye Sheen in Pale Nude Shimmer – Retail Value $18

I was not sure what to expect with this liquid shadow. I love the coverage, but the consistency does take getting used to when you apply.

Cameron Stardust Finish – Retail Value $14

I am so in love with this color and I love the matte glitter. This is my new favorite nail polish right now !

Rooney – Retail Value $14

I was not too excited about this color, but it is nice to have in my collection just in case!

julep maven dramatic collection february 2014

 

Love (Polish Extra) – Retail Value $14

Everyone who received a Maven box this month also got this polish in their box as a Valentine’s Day gift from the company. I thought it was such a cute tough and I really love the color!

julep maven dramatic collection february 2014

 

Glam Roc Stardust Finish – Retail Value $14 (add-on)

What I love about this color is that it reminds me of photos of outer space which appeals to my inner space-geek. The polish goes on very thick and you can almost get away with one coat of polish.

julep maven dramatic collection february 2014

 

Here are swatches of each color: Love, Rooney, Glam Roc, Cameron

Thoughts: Again, I regret not getting the entire collection, but I did get the two Stardust finishes that I wanted, so I am still pleased overall. Each month, I am more and more impressed with Julep’s products and they have really improved their formulas from last year tremendously.

What did you think of the Julep Maven Dramatic Collection?

Julep Maven Boudoir Collection Review January 2014

Julep Maven BouDoir Collection January

When I saw the Julep Maven Boudoir Collection for January, I knew I had to get a box. I could not decide which box I wanted, so I decided to upgrade to the Ultimate Collection that included the Resort Collection add-on which is coming separately.

julep maven boudoir collection january

The Cost: $19.95 a month, including shipping for a standard subscription, upgrades have an additional cost, depending on which upgrade you choose.

The Products: Each month, you get to choose the style profile you like the most. Julep Maven has a selection of nail polishes, makeup and/or other beauty items in each profile style. You can check out my Julep Maven reviews to see what you can expect each month.

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Julep Maven Essential Cuticle Oil – Retail Value $18

I already have this cuticle oil, but you really can never have enough!

Nail Buffers – Retail Value $4?

I think these were an extra item? I couldn’t find any info on them anywhere.

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Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover – Retail Value $18

I tried this last night and it was really interesting. When I was pushing back my cuticles, the formula turned into this almost solid sticky form which scared me a split second because I thought it was my cuticle skin coming off!

 

Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops – Retail Value $14

I’ve been wanting to try these Quick Dry drops for ages now. I am thrilled to finally be able to have it in my collection. So far, it does it’s job pretty well, but I only tried it on the silk finish which tends to dry faster than the creme polishes.

 

 

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Hope - Stark white satin

I am not a fan of my white Julep polishes because they tend to dry super slow. Since this is a satin finish, I am hoping it will dry faster, especially with the drops.

Farrah - Lilac silk

This color is so pretty on your nails! I am wearing it now and I cannot get over how much I love it!

Annemarie - Warm cocoa crème

This is not my favorite color. I am not the biggest fan of brown polish, but I am sure I can find some nail art I can attempt using this color.

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Hannah - Sage crème

I like some green colors, and I think this could potentially be a nice Spring color, but again, it is not my favorite.

Mae - Soft lavender satin

I love Mae. I did a swatch of the color and I can’t wait to try it  out later on my nails.

Noelle - Sandy beach silk

The finish is what saved this color. It isn’t something I would ever normally wear, but because of the finish, it makes it interesting enough to try out.

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Mona - Storm cloud grey crème

I love my grey colors. I wear a lot of grey clothing, makeup and polish and have a running joke that I live my life in greyscale so this is right up my alley.

Abigail - Light peony pink silk

This is another favorite. I am pairing it with Farrah and they make such a sweet romantic duo!

Margot - Old Hollywood gold shimmer

I can’t say enough good things about this color. I love the vibrant gold and shimmer. It really is very glamorous!

Thoughts: This is not my favorite collection and a part of me wishes I did not get the whole collection and instead opted for only certain colors, plus the nail treatments. I do look forward for receiving the Resort Collection which I am sure will make up for some of the shades that were not my style here. The colors I did like in the collection I ended up adoring once I saw them in person!

What did you think about the Julep Maven Boudoir Collection?

Julep Maven Naughty and Nice Mystery Box Review

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When I saw the spoilers for the  latest Julep Maven mystery box, I knew I had to get a box! I was completely in love with the exclusive colors.

The Cost: $24.95

The Products: Each Naughty and Nice Mystery box has two exclusive polishes: Brenda and Aviva. Boxes are als valued at at least $125 and one lucky person will also get an iPad mini! Check out my Julep Maven reviews, including some past Mystery Box reviews.

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Green Tea Facial Blotting Papers – Retail Value $10?

I can’t find these on their website, so this cost is an estimation. I love blotting papers and they always seem to “go missing” when I get them. I hope I will be able to keep these to try out!

Luxe Care and Luxe Repair Samples

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Rock Star Hand Cream – Retail Value $20

I love this hand cream so much. I threw this in my purse immediately!

Julep Lip Gloss in Timeless – Retail Value $20

Ever since the November selection window I’ve been thinking about trying the Julep lip gloss. I like sheer color, but the gloss is a little too thick and sticky for me. I will stick with my Juice Beauty gloss.

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Julep Kajal Eye Glider – Retail Value $22

I gave away this eyeliner to my mother (aka she stole it), so I am happy to have another one!

Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer – Retail Value $28

I live off my matte face primers and will use them on their own when I don’t have time to do a full makeup look to keep the oil at bay.

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Alaina - Driftwood taupe crème

This color is so soft and sophisticated. It makes a nice neutral office color.

Brenda - Blizzard white microglitter

I used this polish right away. I tried it as a top coat and one its own. It works both ways!

Aviva –  Purple with silver full coverage holographic glitter

What I like about Aviva is that it is so festive for Christmas and New Years. I am wearing it now and I can’t stop admiring all the sparkles.

 

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Joanna – Lilac frost

This is such a pretty color and fits my personality very well.

Nellie - Pink fuschia crème

This isn’t much of a holiday color, but I still like it!

America - Sterling silver stars with shiny red and royal blue glitter

I really wanted this polish for a while now. I am so excited to have it in my collection!

Thoughts: Out of all the mystery boxes I’ve tried, this is by far my favorite. I love the selection of beauty products and the polish colors are 100% my style. The total value of this box was about $185 making it the highest valued mystery box I’ve gotten so far! My only regret is not getting the mystery add-on! What did you get in your Julep Naughty and Nice Mystery Box?

Julep Maven Selection Window Open Now! January 2013 The Boudoir Collection

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection The Julep Maven Selection Window is now open! This month’s box theme is Boudoir and I am really excited about the theme and the colors. There seems to be quite a few pastels and I do not have many light shades, so I am definitely going to get a box. I just need to decide which upgrade I am getting because I need as many of these polishes as possible!     Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection   I love the featured items this month!     Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

  • Essential Cuticle Oil: Keep your hands looking gorgeous with our nourishing cuticle oil. Use daily to soften rough cuticles, encourage strong, healthy nail growth, and extend the life of your mani.

  • Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops: Back by popular demand, these game-changing drops will leave your manicure touchably smudge-free in just a few minutes.

  • Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover: This professional cuticle softener makes it easy to maintain gorgeous nails. The lanolin-enriched formula quickly removes overgrown cuticles, clearing the way for a cleaner, prettier mani.

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

For mani perfectionists: nine new nail colors, plus Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops and Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover. ($158 value) Set includes: Hannah, Noelle, Mae, Margot, Mona, Abigail, Annemarie, Hope, Farrah, Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, and Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover.

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

For color collectors: nine new nail colors from this month’s collection. ($126 value) Set includes: Hannah, Noelle, Mae, Margot, Mona, Abigail, Annemarie, Hope, and Farrah.

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

For the Maven who wants it all: nine new nail colors, Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover, Essential Cuticle Oil, and the Resort Collection. ($204 value) Set includes: Hannah, Noelle, Mae, Margot, Mona, Abigail, Annemarie, Hope, Farrah, Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover, Essential Cuticle Oil, and The Resort Collection.

Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection   Salon Professional Cuticle Pusher – only available as an add-on! Julep Maven January Boudoir Collection

You can read my past Julep Maven reviews here. I really like all the colors this month, but I also really want the Quick Dry Drops…. and the add-ons look great. I think I might see about getting the Ultimate Collection or the Upgrade. What box will you be getting for January?

Julep Maven Naughty and Nice Mystery Box Available Now!

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The latest mystery box from Julep Maven is here! Now they’ve nixed the different box choices, I am guessing each box is a little bit naughty and a little bit nice.

The Cost: $24.99

The Products: In each Naughty and Nice box, you will receive a minimum value of $125. You can get nail polish, beauty products or makeup! Each box has two exclusive colors:

  • Brenda – Classic with a Twist: Blizzard white microglitter
  • Aviva – Boho Glam: Purple with silver full coverage holographic glitter

Also, one lucky person will get an iPad mini in their box!

 

Will you be snagging a Julep Maven Mystery box? You can see my past Julep Maven reviews to see what kind of products you might get in your mystery box!

Julep Maven Review October 2013 – Nail Polish Subscription Box

What I love about October are all the Halloween themes. I was thrilled to see the color selection from Julep for October and had to get a box this month. My profile is Boho Glam, but Bombshell just screamed my name this month.

The Cost: $19.99 a month, including shipping

The Products: Each month, you can choose a style that has a collection of nail polish shades and beauty items or upgrade to get the whole Julep Maven collection that month. You can read my past Julep Maven reviews here.

Kajal Eye Glider & Sharpener – Value $22

I was really intrigued by the dual color eyeliner. Even though I have a ton of brown and black eyeliner, I just could not resist picking a style that had one.

Casper Glow in the Dark Polish – Value $14
It’s been years since I had candy corn – they were better than what I remembered!

I just had to add the glow in the dark polish! I love it! I did a drip effect from the top of my nails to the tip with it and it sparkles in the day and give a really creepy glow at night! If you are wondering, I used Cleopatra as my base.

Valerie – Value $14
Cleopatra Black Latex Polish – Value $14

I love the green polish for the Halloween month. It is perfectly ghoulish, but chic at the same time. The main reason I decided to go with Bombshell, however, was Cleopatra. I was so curious as to what the Black Latex was like (it is a matte black).

Thoughts: I loved the collections this month! I also feel as though the Julep formulas are getting better because they go on more evenly and dry faster than the past Julep polishes I’ve had. I really wish I upgraded my box this month!

What did you think about Julep this month?

 

Julep CityScape Review September 2013 Nail Polish Subscription

Julep CityScape Review

I was not planning on getting anything from Julep for a while, but there were a few products that really caught my eye, so I could not resist. In fact, I ended up upgrading to get everything and also did the add-ons.
The Cost: $19.99 a month (add $35 to upgrade)

The Products: Julep sends a selection of nail polish and beauty products based on a theme and your style profile. You can read my Julep Maven reviews here.

Julep CityScape Review

Reese – Value $14
Konjac Cleansing Sponge – Value $12

I am in love with Reese – it was one of the polishes that really drew me in. It is a holographic purple shimmer and reminds me of a galaxy polish.

I was surprised to see the Konjac sponge was moist already. I tried it and it is very gentle on my face and I love using it every day in the shower for my face, neck and sometimes my shoulders!

Julep CityScape Review

Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer – Value $28
Bare Face Cleaning Oil – Value $28

Face primers are my new favorite for keeping a matte face and a more flawless makeup. When I saw this as an option, I knew I needed it. I felt the same way about the cleansing oil which I love!

Julep CityScape Review

Florence – Value $14
Karmen – Value $14
Padma – Value $14

I love Karmen and Padma. Karmen is a beautiful ruby red with gold microglitter and reminds me a bit of The Wizard of Oz.  Padma is a deep plum – perfect for Autumn.

Julep CityScape Review

Tatiana – Value $14
Darla – Value $14
Kristy – Value $14

This entire set was a win for me. They scream city in Fall!

Julep CityScape Review

Josephine – Value $14
Catrina – Value $14
Candace – Value $14

Thoughts: I am really glad I decided to upgrade to get every color. Everything is perfect for Autumn and really fits with the CityScape theme with deep tones paired with beautiful shining highlights – like looking at the city at night. The total value of the box was well over $200 and definitely worth what I paid for it.

What did you think of the Julep Maven CityScape collection?

 
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Julep Maven Mystery Box Summer Days and Nights Review – July 2013

I know I said I would not get another Julep box for a while, but after finally resolving my issues with them, they were generous enough to send me a gift card and I just could not pass this up! I decided to get the Summer Day & Night box because I could not decide between the other two.


The Cost: $39.99 one-time charge

The Products: A selection of nail polish and beauty products that match this month’s mystery box theme. The Summer Day & Night has colors inspired by sun, sand and hot summer nights. The total retail value of the box should be between $125 and $300. There are two guaranteed colors in every box this month, Monica and Kyla. You can read all my Julep Maven reviews here.

 

 

I can already see a few colors I am excited about, plus I love the two promised polishes!

Julep Maven Mystery Box Summer Days and Nights Review

Toe Separators – Value $2
Julep Hand Scrub Sample – Value $1
Double Duty Makeup Brush – Value $28

Believe it or not, but I do not have toe separators or any good makeup brushes. These are great to get in this box! Unfortunately, my excitement was short lived when my daughter promptly ripped my toe separators in half.

Julep Maven Mystery Box Summer Days and Nights Review

Felicity - Value $14
Amber – Value $14

I love Amber because it has a suede finish. I tried it on my thumb and it dries fast and has an interesting feel to it that really does remind you of suede.

Julep Maven Mystery Box Summer Days and Nights Review

Monica – Value $14
Kyla – Value $14

I loved these two colors. Sadly, Monica is very thick and gel-like which makes it hard to apply.

Raegan - Value $14
Emmanuelle - Value $14
Nicolette – Value $14

Raegan and Emmanuelle are such pretty colors. I cannot wait to try them out. Thanks to Julep, I have a growing white nail polish collection. I think I need to start figuring out nail art or French manicures so I can use them!

Thoughts: This was a pretty good box for me. I received about $129 in total value which is right around what they promised which is awesome. There are plenty of colors I love and will use so I am very happy with my box! By the way, their customer service is pretty good too. It was a little slow going to get responses back from them, but they were very professional and did work to solve my issues.

Did you get a mystery box this month? Which box did you choose?