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Julep Mystery Box Time! NY vs LA Boxes + Coupon Code!

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Julep Mystery Box

It’s Julep Mystery Box Time again!

The Box: Julep Mystery Box: Pick NY or LA edition

The Cost: $29.99

COUPON: Use coupon code TEN to save $10 when you add $10+ worth of items to your mystery box order.

The Products:

  • New Bianca (Bombshell): Textured silver holographic glitter
  • New & Exclusive Julep Travel CaddyCompact design has plenty of pockets to keep nail faves organized on the go.


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!
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  1. I was an idiot and bought both. What a disappointment. The ‘holographic’ polish is in a gray base, and just looks dirty. Save your money and buy “Disco Ball” from Sally Hansen for $3.00. All the other colors are just plain ugly…basically different shades of mud. I can’t even give these away, they are THAT bad. I will not get sucked in to purchasing ANY Julep “Mystery Box” ever again. It was like they found the ugliest colors that were not selling and sent them to suckers. Wow, I can’t believe that Julep would do this to their customers. Never again. They have lost my trust. I will be cancelling my Maven subscription ASAP.

    • I agree this was the worst Julep mystery box I’ve ever received and will make me less likely to purchase future mystery boxes. I still love the subscription but this round of mystery boxes was definitely a let down.

  2. I got the LA box, which arrived yesterday. I’m wondering if I was sent the wrong one. The urban vs boho thing had me expecting darker, edgier shades with the NY box, and brighter earth tones with the LA box. In my LA box I recieved:

    The caddy
    A nail file
    2 packets containing 2 orange sticks
    The plié wand
    Brighter is better nail treatment
    Bianca nail polish (holo glitter topcoat)
    Joanne nail polish (grayish purple creme)
    Becky nail polish (oil slick silk)

    I also recieve Daria for free with a coupon, which went beautifully with the color scheme they’ve got going on. I love all the colors, but I’m not quite sure how they were inspired by LA. This is what I pictured for the NY box.

    I already had quite a few of those items, which is always a risk with mystery boxes. Also, once again I recieved a color in this box that I *just* recieved in my July mystery box, which seems kind of unfair to me. I like the Joanne color, but really?

    • I got the LA box too and thought the same thing, nothing felt boho or LA about it. Curious to see what the NY box was now.

      • Agree. Not very LA-like. It felt like what I expected the NY box would be. However, I really wanted the travel caddy since I will be able to use this a lot so I was ok with the box. I did add on a $11.20 polish that I wanted and used a $10 off code so I was happy about that.

        • I have been trolling the internet to find ANYONE who approves of either of these boxes, and I have found zero. This is an epic fail for Julep. What a waste of money. As I mentioned previously, I like to share my purchases with friends that normally can’t afford nice things, but there was nothing “nice” to give away. Fail, fail, fail.

          • I didn’t think it was THAT bad. I liked that they included the nail file and the orange sticks which go well with the travel caddy. It would have been nice if they also included some polish remover wipes.

            I think the contents of the mystery box weren’t bad per se but they did seem a little off when the theme was LA inspired. (I haven’t seen the NY box.) It wasn’t my favorite of their mystery boxes but I didn’t hate it either. 🙂

          • I think there’s an added burn here, too – the price on this one was higher than previous mystery boxes (29.99)

  3. Hmm. I was planning/hoping to get the September mystery box as I knew what I wanted to add on with the coupon but I’m not wild about the glitter polish and don’t need the caddy. Grr. And wish there was something more to go on with the choices, I like it when they tell you that one will be more polish and one more make up, or something like that. Not going to go for it unless they still have them available when I see what people get!

  4. Couldn’t help myself, bought both. Figure I can give the duplicate polish and caddy to one of my daughters.

  5. I’m waiting a few days until spoilers come out to see if either of them appeals to me. I prefer when they just do one mystery box!

  6. I couldn’t stop myself I ordered the NY one. I just assume the NY will have darker colors and the LA with have lighter ones ill let you know when i get it.

  7. So they’ve drastically reduced the liklihood of customers buying both boxes b/c of the duplicates… and they’ve given almost nothing to go on to help decide which one a customer should order. We don’t if there will be make-up, skincare or all/mostly polish?

    Wow, I love Juelp but no way I’d buy this one.

    • I think the text on the lower left is the clue ‘Urban girl or totally boho’ = urban = NY, boho = LA. I bought LA based on that.

  8. No for me. On Julep overload. Was going to suspend, but now may just cancel. I get entranced by the pretty colors. 🙂

  9. uuuhhh… is it just me or is everyone seeing the exact same 2 items for the NYvrsLA mystery boxes? Bianca Bombshell and the caddy.

    • You’re seeing it right.
      From the site,
      “Every New York vs Los Angeles Mystery Box will include the Travel Caddy and Bianca (Bombshell) nail polish. Other products vary.”

      • Thanks for the info – just seems weird that you can’t really “choose” based on anything. :/

    • Precisely. The mystery contents will vary, but the guaranteed items (Biana polish and travel caddy) will be in every box.

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