Julep Maven June 2013 Review – Nail Polish Subscription Box
I could not wait for the June Julep Maven box to arrive – I have had high hopes for the DD Creme and Concealer since I first learned about them months ago. (Julep started out as a nail polish and manicure/pedicure product subscription service, but lately they have been creating more and more beauty products. So far, I’ve been very pleased with their beauty products – check out all of my Julep Maven reviews to see what types of makeup products you can expect from Julep!)
The Box: Julep Maven
The Cost: $19.99 a month (+$30 if you upgrade like I did this month!)
COUPON: Use code FREEBOX to get your first box for free!
The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.
Julep DD Creme in Light – Value $36
Julep DD Concealer in Light – Value $32
Looking at the swatches Julep provided for selecting the right DD shade, I was debating between Light and Medium – I’m glad I went with Light! Out of the tube this shade looked dark with more yellow/orange tones than I expected, but it went on perfectly! I think I lucked out on the shade matching my skin tone so well – and I’m surprised the lightest shade worked perfectly.
The DD Concealer was…interesting. I tried it under my eyes like Julep recommends – but it didn’t compare to my favorite Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles (which I discovered in the CEW Insider Box). It worked well just for spot concealing, but for me the container of this product is more of an issue. I’m thinking it would have been better in a container like the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle applicator – since there is not a lot of product, you want to make sure you use every last drop!
Julep Nail Color in Dianna – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Lexie – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Payton – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Martha – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Char – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Nan – Value $14
For some reason I have very few pink Julep nail polishes – so I can’t wait to wear this light pink Martha shade!
Julep Nail Color in Raegan – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Kennedy – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Bess – Value $14
Verdict: The DD Cream is definitely a win for me – so I’m thrilled with this box. I paid $50 for this box and received nearly $200 worth of product. I definitely wouldn’t pay $32 for the concealer, but I’m happy with all these products for the price I paid. What did you think of the June Julep Maven box? Did the DD products work for you?