Posted by Liz Cadman on Jul 01, 2013 in Blog, Julep Maven Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews | 10 commentsJulep Maven Review – July 2013Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish subscription box service – but lately they’ve been adding more beauty items to their product assortment. After taking a quick style quiz, you find out your beauty profile, and get those product selections every month. (They have 5 variations of boxes to choose from). Of course you can always change out your box selection each month, or choose to skip, or choose to upgrade to the entire collection like I did this month! Normally the boxes ship in a smaller box, so I was surprised to see this at my doorstep. My first thought: “Did I win the mystery gift set?”Nope! Julep just started packaging the regular subscriptions with your add-on selections. (Previously add-ons shipped separately).FYI – Each month when you select the box you want to receive, you also can add more products to your order by selecting from several “Add-Ons” at a deep discount!The Box: Julep MavenThe 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.Ships to: US and CanadaCheck out all of my Julep Maven reviews!Julep Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil – Value $23Julep Sea Salt Texture Spray – Value $22I think I was looking forward to trying these items the most! (I get excited about pretty much any beauty products that remind me of the beach!) The dry body oil is great – it gives your skin a slight glow, but it’s not greasy at all! My hair is already naturally curly, so I haven’t been able to really tell if the Sea Salt Texture Spray is working. I may have to try it on damp hair. Any recommendations for using Sea Salt hair spray?Julep Green Tea Facial Blotting Papers – Value $10?Every month Julep includes a bonus item that’s a surprise (in the past it’s been everything from candy to lip balm) but these facial blotting papers are my favorite surprise item ever! They have a wonderful green tea scent and work great!Julep Nail Color in Karen – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Nadia – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Adele – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Faye – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Joanna – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Tracey – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Angela – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Cassie – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Alaina – Value $14Julep Nail Color in Blakely– Value $14Cassie and Alaina will definitely be the next colors I use – I love these shades!Julep Nail Color in Fireworks – Value $14Julep Nail Color in America – Value $14Normally when I upgrade to the whole set of nail polish for a month, I don’t get additional Add-On nail polishes -I already have way too much nail polish – but I couldn’t resist these! With 4th of July this week I had to have these glitter polishes!Verdict: Who knew my favorite item in the box this month would be the bonus item? I hope Julep sells the Blotting Papers on their site soon! I’m really happy with the other products too! What did you think of the July Julep Maven box? Did you upgrade or get any add-ons?Written by Liz CadmanLiz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 50 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, and any box that features natural beauty products!Blush Mystery Beauty Box Review - Makeup Subscription - June 2013Beauty Box 5 Review - June 2013 - Monthly Makeup SubscriptionTotal Beauty Collection Mystery Box Review - June 2013All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.