Julep Maven Review – February 2014 Box
Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish and beauty subscription box. They make all their own products, so subscribers get a good value each month – over $40 retail worth of product for only $19.99 a month.
Each month Julep releases a new collection on the 20th, and you can decide which box you want, you can upgrade to the entire collection, or you can skip that month. (They recently changed their skip policy – If you’re a new subscriber, you earn a skip every 6 months).
For the February 2014 Julep Maven box I decided to splurge and upgrade to the entire collection. They were featuring liquid eye shadows this month, and I couldn’t pick just one!
The Subscription Box: Julep Maven
The Cost: $19.99 a month (+$30-55 if you upgrade. This review is of the $55 upgrade)
COUPON: Use code FREEBOX to get your first box for free!
The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.
Ships to: US and Canada
I was so excited to try out these liquid eye shadow shimmers! Overall, I’m very happy with the product. At first I thought the pots of shadow looked a little small, but I used just a dab from inside the lid and it was more than enough coverage, so I think these pots will last me a while.
I tried these shimmers without a primer, and I’m impressed with their staying power so far. The finish is slightly tacky though – maybe that’s why they stay on the lid so well. I had to blend them pretty quickly too because once the liquid dries it stays put!
Julep Angled Liner Brush – Value $18
Julep Shader Brush – Value $18
Julep Ink Gel Eye Liner – Value $22
This eyeliner was super easy to apply with the angled brush – so much better than a pencil for me. The formula also goes on very smoothly. I just tried it out, so I can’t weigh in on it’s staying power yet, but I’m hopeful!
Now onto the polish!
Julep Nail Color in Love – Value $14
This polish was the bonus gift included for all Mavens this month. I love the romantic pink shade, and there’s something about that golden cap that just makes it feel super special!
Julep Nail Color in Judi – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Greta – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Octavia – Value $14
I’m loving all the bold colors this month!
Julep Nail Color in Diamond Theory – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Glam Rock – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Roc Solid – Value $14
(These three polishes were curated and named by Jay Z’s ROCNATION).
Julep Nail Color in Cameron – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Rooney – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Kristen – Value $14
FYI – the stardust finish is described as a matte glitter – I’m excited to try it!
Verdict: This is one of my favorite Julep Maven boxes, and I’m so glad I upgraded! All the eye makeup products have been fun to try, and so far I’m very impressed with the formulas!
Which box did you get this month? Any add-ons?