Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015
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.
And, if you sign up for 3-months up front, you 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.
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: Get your first Julep Maven box for free!, no coupon required, just usethis link
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!
This month Julep announced they were sending all subscribers a bonus exclusive “Julep” shade this month. I’m not sure why I received two of them, though. There was an email letting subscribers know to claim their free polish, but I wonder if all subscribers got a bonus polish, and if you also “claimed” one you ended up getting two?
Either way – bonus items are always great. My extra will go in the gift/donate pile~
Julep Nail Color in Rachael – Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Cassandra – Value $14
The Rachael color is a graphite shimmer and the Cassandra color is a deep cabernet red creme. I’m happy with my nail polish choices this month. The Cassandra shade is my favorite though – it looks like a perfect fall creme shade!
Julep Light on Your Lips Full Coverage Creme Lipstick in Wink – Retail Value $22
I’m normally not a lipstick person, but I wanted to give this formula a try. The good news is that I found it to be very moisturizing, and I liked the amount of pigment. (I also like the magnetic lipstick case/lid combo!) The shade isn’t for me, though. Looking at the swatch online, I didn’t realize this was a warmer shade with some peach tones. Here it is swatched:
I’ll probably buy this again when there’s a sale, but I’ll go with a darker and cooler shade.
And this box also came with a coupon code to save $10 of your next Julep order of $20 or more. Use coupon code TEN, expires September 30th, 2015.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $64. (I’m not counting the extra Julep bonus nail polish, because I’m assuming that was a mistake). I’m happy with my nail polish colors this month, but the lipstick was a miss because of my color choice. I guess the bonus nail polish evens it out!
What did you get from Julep this month? Did you get the extra bonus nail polish?