Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – October 2014
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. (Julep recently raised their prices, but apparently there will be more customization too. Current subscribers will keep the $19.99 rate).
And, if you sign up for 3-months up front, you also 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. (They recently changed their skip policy – If you’re a new subscriber, you earn a skip every 6 months).
This month I decided to go with the Bombshell box.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This month’s theme is Black Magic – I may just love fall the most, but I think Julep’s collections are the best in October, November and December!
The Subscription Box: Julep Maven
The Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)
COUPON: Use code FREEBOX to get your first box for free
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!
Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask – Value $24? (I couldn’t find this mask on the site yet, so I’m estimating value).
I’ve tried a lot of masks thanks to subscription boxes, but I think this is my first overnight mask! You put it on clean skin (serum and moisturizer before are OK – just no makeup), then you leave it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning. It tried it out on my hand, and it goes on like a thick cream. It doesn’t really dry like a typical 10-30 minute mask, so you have to put on a pretty thin layer and massage it in. (Which kind of makes it seem like a moisture cream). The finish is a little sticky too, but it turned to a smoother matte finish after about 10-15 minutes.
Julep Nail Color in Nancy – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Margarita – Retail Value $14
It was hard to pick a box this month – I loved all the colors! I’m really happy with both of these colors though – they work for Halloween and fall in general.
The bonus item this month was candy corn (I always appreciate that Julep includes an ingredient list). There was also a coupon code for 30% off your next Julep order: DROP30.
And this month they included a spoiler for November in the box – the beauty item will be a new mascara. They’re launching two new formulas. I wasn’t too crazy about their mascara formula from about 2 years ago, but I’ll definitely give these a go!
Verdict: I’m very happy with my Julep Maven nail polish colors this month, and somewhat skeptical of the overnight mask. What nail colors did you get this month? Have you tried the overnight mask yet?