Julep – March 2013 It Girl Maven Box Review

This month’s Julep box was a little different for me as I went with the It Girl box instead of my usual Boho Glam. I was not as interested in the beauty products so I took having 3 nail colors instead of the lotion that they were offering. Each month you receive a goodie box of Julep products that consist of 2 nail polishes plus another item that can either be another nail polish or a beauty item such a a lotion or mascara. The items are promised to be a value of $40 or more. The items that are sent to you are based on a quiz that you take that makes you out to be one of four categories. You are sent an email the 20th of each month that gives you a preview of what is coming next month and you have between the 24-27th to change what you would like to another of the categories, send it to a friend or simply cancel that month. On top of the subscription you receive 20% off all of their items and free shipping for being a member and every month you can have add on’s to your box for a low as $5.

So as I mentioned before this month they sent 3 nail colors plus a surprise extra of strawberry lip balm. Julep It Girl Maven Box SONY DSC

The colors that were featured in the It Girl box were Simone, which was a lillac color, Shenae, a minty green shimmery color and Teri, a soft pastel coral color. All of them were a pastel chalky kind of pallet that are perfect for spring.

Value: $14 eachWrapped Nail Polish from JulepJulep It Girl Colors for March

The bonus beauty item this month was a very practical strawberry flavored pink tinted lip balm. It is a nice size, but thin enough to be able to able to carry around with you, either stashed in your purse or in your pocket. It goes on very creamy and keeps your lips super moist. I used it one day walking around Boston and it was very nice to have handy.

Value: $6

Julep Strawberry Lip Balm

Julep Strawberry Lip Balm

This was a good box with colors that are pleasing to the eye and a useful beauty product that I will actually use. The value of the box came out to about $48 which is worth the cost of the subscription.

I have tried using the Simone and Shenae colors on my nails, but I am finding them to be very goupy and hard to control. I actually gave up on the Simone because I was always getting built up areas of polish. The Shanae was better, but still the same consistency. I was able to get a good coat below and I finished it off with the Julep Freedom Polymer Coat on top! Perfect for St. Paddy’s day coming up.

Julep Shenae Nail Polish Color

Julep Shenae Nail Polish Color

Please see other Julep reviews here!

If you like this post and really want to join please use the link below to subscribe to give me some credit! It would be greatly appreciated!

Julep – February Boho Glam Maven Box Review

Last week I received my Julep box, and I was very excited about all of it’s latest goodies. I actually love the colors as well as the “extras”. Julep Maven is a monthly subscription box that cost $20 per month. Each month you receive a goodie box of Julep products that consist of 2 nail polishes plus another item that can either be another nail polish or a beauty item such a a lotion or mascara.  The items are promised to be a value of $40 or more. The items that are sent to you are based on a quiz that you take that makes you out to be one of four categories.  You are sent an email the 20th of each month that gives you a preview of what is coming next month and  you have between the 24-27th to change what you would like to another of the categories, send it to a friend or simply cancel that month. On top of the subscription you receive 20% off all of their items and free shipping for being a member and every month you can have add on’s to your box for a low as $5.

This month they sent 2 nail colors, a nail treatment, a special top coat, an eye lash curler and some heart shaped chocolates!

SONY DSC

February Julep Boho Glam Box

The colors that were featured in the Boho Glam box were Julianne, which was a blue grey color, and Ingrid, a burnt orange color. Both are lovely, though I will likely used the Ingrid in the fall more than any other season.

Value: $14 each

Julianne and Ingrid Nail Colors

Julianne and Ingrid Nail Colors

There was also a Oxygen Nail Treatment bottle which is said to be complete nail care and make-up all in one bottle. Made with a patented Hexanal formulation, nails are restructured to a stronger, thicker, and smoother condition in just one stroke. I have yet to try it, so I am not sure how well it works. Also included as a bonus is Julep’s new Freedom Polymer Top Coat. It is suppose to leave a gel like look, but cures in natural light and in about 5 minutes. I recently used it with my latest manicure and it is actually lasting much longer!

Value: $18 each

Oxygen Nail Treatment and Freedom Polymer Top Coat

Oxygen Nail Treatment and Freedom Polymer Top Coat

The last item is a bonus beauty item of a small cute eyelash curler with some tips on how to use it. Perfect to just throw into your purse or makeup bag on the go. It is made out of plastic and easy to use. I tried it and it works well similar to regular metal eyelash curlers.

Value: $5

Eyelash Curler from Julep

Eyelash Curler

Eyelash Curler

Overall I was very happy with this box. The colors were nice and the treatment and top coat were excellent. The eyelash curler was also a nice extra. The box was well worth more than the $20 spent.

Below is my first use of the Julianne nail color with the Freedom Polymer Top coat. The color is nice for the season and easily goes with many of my outfits. The top coat gives it a nice shine and I have lasted a full 3 days without having it chip.

Julep's Julianne Nail Varnish

Julep’s Julianne Nail Varnish

If you like this post and really want to join please use the link below to subscribe to give me some credit! It would be greatly appreciated!

Julep – November Boho Glam Maven Box Review

Julep Maven

I receive my Boho Glam Box from Julep a few days ago, and I was pretty excited.  Julep Maven is a monthly subscription box that cost $20 per month. Each month you receive a goodie box of Julep products that consist of 2 nail polishes plus another item that can either be another nail polish or a beauty item such a a lotion or mascara.  The items are promised to be a value of $40 or more. The items that are sent to you are based on a quiz that you take that makes you out to be one of four categories.  You are sent an email the 20th of each month that gives you a preview of what is coming next month and  you have between the 24-27th to change what you would like to another of the categories, send it to a friend or simply cancel that month. On top of the subscrition you receive 20% off all of their items and free shipping for being a member and every month you can have add on’s to your box for a low as $5.

This month I received two nail polishes, and body lotion, 3 sample nail polish remover pads and a coupon.

Polish Remover

The box with came with “extra goodies” of One-Step Polish Remover Pads. I have not tested them out so I will have to write about them in a later post. As samples they are a good way to test if you are interested in the full size product without having to buy the entire thing.

Value: $1

Julep Body Lotion

The lotion was called Body Frosting and it smelled good and doesn’t go on greasy. I think it is of good value, but I generally do not buy fancy lotions. This was great as an the extra beauty item as I would not normally buy it for myself.

Value: $18

Julep Maven Polish

The nail polishes I received this month are from their suede collection and they dry quickly with a matte finish.  The burgundy wine color is called Minka and the Silver Tone color is Brit. They are really nice fall colors and can have a nice sheen to them if you add a top coat. These are good for all ranges of users as they are easy to apply and are fast drying.

Value: $14 each x 2 = $28

 Information on the values of items as taken from the Julep.com site. I had no idea on the pad removers, so I made an estimate. The estimated total value comes to about $47, so pretty good! The picture above is my nails done with the Minka polish and a clear top coat. The color right now is big for fall so it was a pretty excellent choice. Overall I was happy with the selection and will continue to be a member.If you like this post and really want to join please use the link below to subscribe to give me some credit! It would be greatly appreciated!