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Julep Maven Review & Free Box Coupon Code – September 2017

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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 items 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)

FLASH DEAL –

Julep is offering this 12-piece nail polish FREE set with a new subscription!

Use this link and coupon code POLISHGIFT at checkout to add the 12 piece Nail Polish Set to your cart. 

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!

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Each box comes with a card detailing the new beauty launches:

And this month we get… STICKERS!!

I probably get more excited about stickers than most, but my laptop is covered in them now thanks to subscription boxes!

Julep Nail Polish in Sammy – Retail Value $14

Julep describes this shade as a Sand Dune Creme. I call it Dream Greige!

It’s a high shine creme formula (my favorite), and I only needed one coat for full coverage:

Julep Clean Slate Acetone-Free Conditioning Nail Polish Remover – Retail Value $14

I wear a lot of nail polish thanks to subscription boxes, so I decided to add remover to my box this month.

This one has a pump so you press down on the top with a cotton pad – pretty efficient! It still smells like nail polish remover 🙁 but I noticed it didn’t try my nails/cuticles out as much as regular nail polish remover does, so that’s a win! (And of course, it removed my nail polish, too!)

Julep Insta-Filter Invisible Finishing Powder – Retail Value $32

I typically use a loose invisible setting powder after applying foundation, but I wanted something to keep in my bag to help with shine throughout the day – and this seemed perfect!

The compact comes with a foam disc applicator, and the setting powder is a pressed powder pan:

This definitely does the job of eliminating shine and giving my pores a bit of a blur! Yay! The only thing I noticed is that it isn’t completely invisible. There’s a bit of a white hue. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but depending on your skin tone might be. Just a heads up!

Verdict: I’m happy with all my choices this month! The nail polish shade is gorgeous, and the nail polish remover and finishing powder are both super practical items for me. This box has a retail value of $60, and I think that’s a great deal for a $24.99 box you can completely customize.

I highly recommend this subscription if you love nail polish and/or you like having control over your beauty box items! (And I also recommend doing the 3-month subscription at $19.99 a month for better savings!)

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You have to sign up by the 20th to get the next month’s box. Then on the 24th, you’ll be able to sign into your Julep Maven account and select the items you want for your box!

Coupon: Use this link and coupon code POLISHGIFT at checkout to get a FREE 12 piece nail polish set when you sign up for a subscription!

Value Breakdown: At $24.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Nail Polish: $5.83
  • Nail Polish Remover: $5.83
  • Finishing Powder: $13.33

What did you think of the Julep Maven box? Which items did you pick this month?

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.

11 Comments

  1. Can someone explain how this works? This will be my first month and I don’t understand the choosing aspect at all. Do I get to pick 3 items out of the choices?

  2. Love the new wrap up sections in these reviews!

  3. WAAAAAH! I didn’t get any stickers in my box this month!

  4. I just wanted to add that I subbed last month and got my 12 freebies and they are amazing!!! They are not the colors shown which was not a disappointment at all. I got a variety of finishes and the colors are stunning. I will probably go through all my existing stash and toss because I think I am a maven now for good.

  5. I was wondering how well the nail polish remover worked. I’m always disappointed in non-acetone based polish removers – not that acetone is good for the nails, but it works so well!

    • Although I use “straight” acetone now – because I use gel – I still have a stock of the Julep remover. It is the best nail polish remover that I have ever used, and even my friend said the same when she used it. I recommend it.

      • Thanks for the tip. I agree with both of you, acetone is best for removing but it’s so harsh. Good to know this is a good alternative.

  6. I hope someone will put some of the stickers up for swap, because Hoola-Hooping Cat!! I love stickers anyway… and this was the month I skipped because I wasn’t feeling those colors.

    Fun sticker story: my husband used to have one of those big, wide-based non-slip coffee mugs. It was dark purple plastic… and completely covered in stickers, mostly dinosaurs, Sesame Street, Barbies, and Hello Kitty. Everyone at his school (he’s a philosophy professor) got a kick out of it.

    • I also have the stickers most likely. I am on swaps too.

    • First thing I did was throw the stickers in the garbage. Wish I knew someone would have wanted them.

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