Julep Maven FREE 12-Piece Mini Nail Color Gift Set Review
Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish and beauty subscription. (Each month they release a new collection and you can customize which items you want or skip that month).
This 12-piece Coveted Mini Nail Color Gift Set was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The free gift set includes 12 mini-sized versions of Julep’s most love polishes in a limited-edition, artist-series gift box. An $84 value.
Use coupon code GIFTCOVET to get this free gift when you sign up!
This box is $24.99 with a monthly subscription or $19.99 with a 3-month subscription.
Details: All Maven plans automatically renew, and you may cancel anytime. Billing occurs on the 27th of each month. Once you join, you’ll be able to customize your monthly Maven box with your favorite nail colors & beauty products from a brand new Julep collection (or wait for a surprise). Your free welcome gift includes three nail polishes and one beauty product.
Check out all of our Julep Maven reviews to see what you can expect with the monthly subscription.
Julep Polish Mini in Mari
Mari is a bright fuchsia shimmer polish described by Julep as “Peony linear liquid holographic”. It’s such a bright jewel-tone with fine specs of glitter. It goes on very nicely.
Julep Polish Mini in Shawn
This is one of my favorite colors in the box. It’s a bright red-pink color. Julep describes it as a poppy color, which made me expect a red with orange undertones. I still really like this shade even though it leans pink.
Julep Polish Mini in Janet
Janet is a sheer pale peach color. It’s nice for french manicures or when you want a simple, clean nude-look nail.
Julep Polish Mini in Tilda
Tilda is a special effect polish that is intended as a shimmer top coat. Julep describes it as a “green pearlescent silk top coat” but I’d describe it as a touch of mermaid shimmer.
Julep Polish Mini in Ming
Ming is a sheer orchid (light purple) color for a twist on the typical sheer pink.
Julep Polish Mini in Hazel
Hazel is a rich jewel tone purple with a bronze duochrome shimmer. It’s a very bold and pretty color!
Julep Polish Mini in Delores
Delores is described as “Iris linear liquid holographic.” It’s a medium purple with blue-grey undertones. The fine glitter in the polish is where the “holographic” description comes in, there are so many pretty colors reflected in the glitter.
Julep Polish Mini in Cassandra
Cassandra is a deep red wine color. It’s very dramatic deep red with purple-brown undertones.
Julep Polish Mini in Penny
I really love this coppery-bronzey shimmer polish! It’s a glitter but still counts as a neutral (in my mind at least!). It separates easily so you’ll want to make sure it’s mixed well before applying.
Julep Polish Mini in Bianca
Bianca is a glitter top coat with medium-sized holographic glitter. The glitter is uniform in size and mixed in a clear base. I put it overtop of the Brandis color in my nail art (check it out below).
Julep Polish Mini in Brandis
Brandis is a bright and cheerful teal/turquoise color. It is a solid color with no shimmer and suits the jewel tones of this gift set very well!
Julep Polish Mini in Danielle
Julep describes Danielle as “Cerulean wave duochrome” and I’d describe it as a bright blue polish with purple iridescent shimmer. This works well with the deep reds and purples featured in the Cover set!
I wanted to try to use as many minis as possible, so I did this nail art look. It’s a lot of look and isn’t for everyone, but it was fun! I used 8 of the 12 polishes, can you spot which ones?
Verdict: I think this is a fantastic intro to Julep polishes. They’ve chosen a great mix of the types of polishes you can get from Julep (sheer, duochrome, glitter, creme, etc.) and they all still work together. The packaging is very nice and the mini polishes are adorable! If you’re familiar with regular Julep polish sizes and wondering how the minis compare, regular size is .27 fl oz (8ml) and mini size is .12ml (3ml). Minis are a little shy of half the size of the regular polishes.
If you are interested in the Julep Maven subscription, there’s no better way to get started! And good to know about Julep – you can skip any month you aren’t interested in.
What do you think of the 12-piece Coveted Mini Nail Color Gift Set?