Julep Diamond Mystery Box Review – Nov 2014
About a week ago Julep launched their latest Mystery Box – the Diamond Mystery Box. My impression of Julep Mystery boxes lately has been that the nail polish colors are from older seasons and not seasonally appropriate. A few readers comments about the October Mystery Box being surprisingly good convinced me to try another one. (And I’m glad I did!)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Julep Diamond Mystery Box (no longer available)
The Cost: $24.99
The Products: $150 worth of beauty and nail polish including 2 new diamond nail polish colors
Julep Nail Color in Nic – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Eliana – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Austen – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Nancy – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Chantel – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Sky – Retail Value $14
The two glitter polishes on the right are the new shades made for this box. I love that Julep is getting back to featuring new polish shades in Mystery boxes – it makes it so much easier to take the risk without worrying about getting 100% duplicate shades. And the other four shades are great for winter – I’m kind of thrilled with this selection!
Julep Invisible Dry Shampoo – Retail Value $22
Julep Lip Gloss in Polished – Retail value $16
Julep Gel Eye Glider – Retail Value $16
I’ve tried all these beauty items before thanks to my Julep Maven subscription. In general I’d say they are all pretty good and I’ll use them, but I don’t like them enough to buy them at full retail price. (Also kind of weird and maybe worth mentioning – the dry shampoo is supposed to come with a clear cap. I originally reviewed it in April 2013. Not sure if that bothered anyone else, but I just felt like the black cap didn’t match the packaging!)
Julep Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum – Retail Value $28
Clean Slate Polish Corrector Pen – Retail Value $10
I was pretty excited about this polish corrector pen since it is new-to-me, but then I read the reviews on Julep that it doesn’t work. Oh well!
Verdict: I think this is one of the best Mystery Boxes I’ve received in a while from Julep. The value is about $175, and I’m happy to see that a lot of that value is attributed to nail polish. Did you get a Diamond Mystery Box? What items did you get?