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Julep Maven Subscription Box Review & Free Box Code – Sept

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Julep Maven Subscription Box Review & Free Box Code - Sept 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 $24.99 a month. (Julep recently raised their prices, but apparently there will be more customization too. Current subscribers will keep the $19.99 rate).

And, if you sign up for 3-months up front, you also get the $19.99 rate!

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).

This month I decided to go with the Boho Glam box!

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Julep Maven Subscription Box Review & Free Box Code - Sept 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Julep Maven

The Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)

COUPON: Use code FREEBOX to get your first box for free

The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of my Julep Maven reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

Julep Maven Subscription Box Review & Free Box Code - Sept 2014 Lip Pout

Plush Pout Lip Crayon in Almond Nude Creme – Value $20

Julep Maven Subscription Box Review & Free Box Code - Sept 2014 Lip Crayon

This is one of my favorite makeup items from Julep yet. (It’s like a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick). The color is super natural and flattering, and the formula is great – shiny and moisturizing! Usually I like Julep makeup/beauty items but not enough to buy more, but in this case I think I will be stocking up on plush pout!

Julep Maven Subscription Box Review & Free Box Code - Sept 2014 Polish

Julep Nail Color in Mary Lee (Satin Finish) – Value $14

Julep Nail Color in Erin – Value $14

I love my color choices this month – I think they compliment each other well, and they are perfect for fall.

Verdict: This is one of my favorite Julep Maven boxes to date! I love my polish colors and my new lip balm/lipstick!  What do you think of the plush pout lip color?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz 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 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All 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.


  1. I have been highly interested in Julep for the makeup and body care alone, hand and foot cream and there face oil I’ve heard good things about. I’ve taken there quiz and looks like I’m good for classic with a twist but I still wish they had the option for 1 nail polish and 2 additional items each month. It’s just too much nail polish as tempted as I’ve been by there free box and it’s pricey but the qualIty always looks great so seems to be worth it to me. The lippie looks nice, I always love trying new lip products.

  2. That’s all you get for $25? Rip. Off. Particularly because it’s their own branded stuff, they can just plop whatever overly inflated price they want on each item. I haven’t hears anything about their polish that makes me think it’s worth $14/bottle for even a second. This is one sub I can easily pass up.

    • I know, right? The only time I’ve spent $14 for nail polish was for the e.l.f. nail cube, which had 14 different colors. And if I were to want some amazeballs quality nail lacquer, I’m sure I could find some for $8.

  3. For Julep’s 3- Month subscription at the end of the 3 month mark is it over or do they keep billing you for more months? I’m new to it so I wasn’t sure. Thank you!

    • They will re-bill every 3 months unless you cancel.

  4. I got my box yesterday and received the same colors. I’m excited to try them! The only bummer is my Plush Pout wasn’t in my box 🙁 I sent them an email but we’ll see.

  5. I am getting two boxes this month because I have a new subscription that I picked the berry colored lippy and swapped out to colors for a oxygen base coat (that I love, but it goes quickly when you use it 3 times a week). I forgot to skip my old account, which is set to “Classic With A twist” so I received a petty satin polish in a gray/purple color, a lovely red “lupita” and the cardinal red plush pout (gorgeous, but I am swapping).

  6. I signed up for a 3-month subscription. They charged me and now my account does not show any orders whatsoever. It’s almost like it was reset.

    I’ve emailed them and I really hope this is resolved quickly because that sure does make me nervous.

  7. You know, I’ve just received the free fall promo box for starting a subscription and I have to say I’m pretty underwhelmed with the colors I received even with going through the whole specification process and filling out my preferences. I was classed as “Classic With a Twist” but I got two Bombshell colors and an It Girl. Gabrielle, Daria, and Queen Anne. I found all of them pretty drab for my tastes, they’ll definitely be going on swap once I get off the wait list.

    I’m looking forward to being able to pick out my own collections once I start getting the regular boxes, though! This month has just been a weird color month for me when it comes to subbies, I think.

    Oh, and does anyone know on average how long the wait list tends to take for the swap site?

    • It took about a week for me to get off the list, but I am not sure about anyone else.

  8. I switched out from boho glam b/c those 2 colors on the julep site (maybe it’s my monitor) looked awful…. almost-black and grey. But in your pix they look great!

    I switched to Quinn and Lupita (forget the name of that box) and I switched my plush pout to pink. SUPER excited about the plush pout- I always have very dry lips. Looks great!

  9. My box is expected to arrive on Thursday, I got it girl because I have far too many lip products right now. Looks like the free item is a piece of candy once again this month. Whatever happened to them actually including an item?

    • I didn’t get a piece of candy in my box. But, since I got the correct items and I got them really early, I won’t complain.

      • I got TWO pieces of candy in my box but they did forget to send all three of my add ons as well as the gift. Took me 30 minutes to get someone in customer service. I was pretty mad about the wait time as well as them seeming surprised they didn’t put them in there. But I did get the candy. Lol

    • I have had my subscription for about a year and I got a free polish in my very first box. Since then, the best free item has been a couple of the orange nail buffers. I think I received buffers twice. Every other month my free item was 2 pieces of hard candy or 3 pixie sticks. Booooo! This month my item was a nutrition card for hard candy, but no hard candy.

      • I spoke to my neighbor and she recently got a free polish. I believe the color was Kendra, which is a really dark brown with a green tint. It is absolutely hideous.

        I do want to say that all of the nail polish colors that I have chosen are gorgeous. Their glitter polish is amazing and their colors are always bright and vivid. I believe their polish colors are the best I have ever tried.

  10. Got the exact same box and LOVE it!!!!

  11. I got mine today, too. Totally surprised it came so soon.

    I got the Plush Pout in Cardinal Red. I got Mary Lee and Lupita for my polishes and added on Karmen and Celia with Jules. A pretty red box for me, overall…no errors in packaging or shipping, whatsoever. Got everything I ordered and nothing I didn’t.

    Love the September birthstone polish but I’m going to wait and use a coupon code to get it for free or cheap once it goes on sale in the regular store.

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