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Julep Maven August 2013 Review – Boho Glam Box

Julep Maven August 2013 Review - Boho Glam Box

Julep Maven is a nail polish and beauty subscription box. Every month they have 5 different boxes you can choose from for $19.99 or you can upgrade for an additional $30 to get the entire collection. Almost every month I splurge and do the upgrade. I resisted for the August month though, I guess I just wasn’t feeling all the colors? I did buy an add-on though!

Julep Maven August 2013 Review - Boho Glam Box

I’m really pleased with Julep’s new packaging – this month is celebrating their two-year anniversary, but I hope the bright box color trend continues!

Julep Maven August 2013 Review - Boho Glam Box


Another change that Julep made – Add-ons now ship with your subscription box. (In the past these usually shipped separately). If you aren’t familiar with Julep Add-ons, after you select your Maven box for the month, you have the option to add on different nail polish colors, sets or other beauty items at deep discounted prices!

Julep Maven August 2013 Review - Boho Glam Box

The Box: Julep Maven

The Cost: $19.99 a month (+$30 if you upgrade)

The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of my Julep Maven reviews!

Julep Maven August 2013 Review - Boho Glam Box

Forget-Me-Not-Seeds – Bonus Item

Julep DoubleStep Foot Treatment and Friction Stick – Value $22

Every month Julep includes a little surprise item in the boxes. It ranges anywhere from candy to lip balm. The message on these seeds: “Thanks for helping us grow into something beautiful.” I’m not sure I’ll use these seeds – I wish I had a green thumb. But the idea is cute!

I am excited to try this DoubleStep though. It has a nice peppermint scent, and it’s paraben and sulfate free!

Julep Maven August 2013 Review - Boho Glam Box

Julep Nail Color in Francis – Value $14

Julep Nail Color in Lois – Value $14

The Champagne Trio (Amity, Clio & Reiko) – Value $42 (Add-on)

Is it bad that my favorite item in this month’s box is the add-on? I love the packaging of the colors of this Champagne Trio. Now I wish I had bought two so I could gift one for a celebratory event!

Verdict: I paid $19.99 for the August Julep Maven box (plus add-on costs, I think either $14.99 or $19.99) and I’m very happy with the value of this box. I’m hoping that the September colors for next month wow me – unboxing the whole collection is definitely fun! Did you upgrade this month? What was your favorite product in the box?

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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Comments (10)

  1. great nail polishes but awful customer service. worst I have ever encountered in fact. If a box does not show up they refuse to help. when they double bill you they refuse to offer a refund. goes great at 1st and then things start getting really shady.

  2. Has anyone received a color they didn’t like & then tried to exchange it? I ended up with a green color that looks almost identical to the green color I got the month before…

  3. Has anyone successfully cancelled their Julep Maven subscription? I signed up for 3 months and they are not letting me out of my agreement. Any suggestions, ladies?

  4. I’m somewhat new to JULEP. I received the July box & August box. How do you do the add-on? Does it give you an option somewhere?

    • When you login to your account to select your box for that month, at the bottom of the page will be the add-on options. I’ll take a screen-shot when it’s selection time for the September box and include it in the post!

      • thank you so much!!!

  5. I got my box today. I’m usually a Boho Glam girl but this time I switched to Classic w/a twist. I really like the colors of this collection. I also added the Champagne Trio. I can’t wait to try the Double Step stick. Love Julep!

  6. I was just wondering if you could help me with this. I checked my tracking and it now says 50.00 insurance… is this something new they are doing? I didn’t order the full collection either

    • Priority USPS mail comes with $50.00 insurance. This is not a concern for the receiver of the package (i.e. you), only the sender (i.e. Julep) in the event the package is lost.

  7. I added on the Champagne Trio to my box as well, but didn’t receive it. Majorly bummed -_- Hoping for a reply from customer service soon!

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