Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – November 2014
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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Julep Nail Color in Joanne – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Sawyer – Retail Value $14
I’m really happy with my color picks this month. They are both perfect for fall/holidays, and they actually compliment each other really well.
Julep Length Matters Mascara – Retail Value $26
Julep released two new mascaras this month – and I think it’s a big improvement over their last mascara formula from 2 years ago. (I remember reviewing that mascara when I first started this blog!).
The first thing I noticed about this mascara is the wand/brush. Typically I prefer a fuller mascara brush, but I think this one is designed for length, so I got over that! It does a good job of adding length and keeping lashes separate. I didn’t have any issues with klumping or lashes sticking together until I tried applying a 3rd coat.
In addition to the Length Matters mascara, I also added the Go Big Volumizing Mascara to my box this month as an Add-On. Julep sent me an email that it’s delayed, so it will ship separately. (They also added Jules to my account as an apology).
I’ll update once I get that mascara as I think it’s going to be a better fit for my taste – I love dramatic eyes and I think volumizing mascara is the only way to do it!
The bonus item this month was Vanilla Caramel Cream Candy. (Props to Julep for always including ingredient and allergen info any time they include a candy bonus item!)
This box also came with a fold out card showing their new holiday gift collections (I want the eyeshadow palette!). And they included a coupon code for $10 off a purchase of $20 or more: 20PLUS.
Verdict: I’m happy with my Julep box this month – I love my nail polish picks, and I’m pleased with their new mascara formulas – I just can’t wait to get my hands on the volumizing version!
What did you get from Julep this month? What do you think of their new mascara?