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Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015

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Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Box

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 box you want, you can upgrade to the entire collection, or you can skip that month.

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Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Julep Maven

The Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)

COUPON: Get your first Julep Maven box for free!, no coupon required, just usethis link

The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.

Ships to: US and Canada

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Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Bonus

This month Julep announced they were sending all subscribers a bonus exclusive “Julep” shade this month. I’m not sure why I received two of them, though. There was an email letting subscribers know to claim their free polish, but I wonder if all subscribers got a bonus polish, and if you also “claimed” one you ended up getting two?

Either way – bonus items are always great. My extra will go in the gift/donate pile~

Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Polish

Julep Nail Color in Rachael – Value $14

Julep Nail Color in Cassandra – Value $14

The Rachael color is a graphite shimmer and the Cassandra color is a deep cabernet red creme. I’m happy with my nail polish choices this month. The Cassandra shade is my favorite though – it looks like a perfect fall creme shade!

Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Lipstick

Julep Light on Your Lips Full Coverage Creme Lipstick in Wink – Retail Value $22

I’m normally not a lipstick person, but I wanted to give this formula a try. The good news is that I found it to be very moisturizing, and I liked the amount of pigment. (I also like the magnetic lipstick case/lid combo!) The shade isn’t for me, though. Looking at the swatch online, I didn’t realize this was a warmer shade with some peach tones. Here it is swatched:

Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Swatch

I’ll probably buy this again when there’s a sale, but I’ll go with a darker and cooler shade.

Julep Maven Review & Free Box Code – September 2015 Coupon

And this box also came with a coupon code to save $10 of your next Julep order of $20 or more. Use coupon code TEN, expires September 30th, 2015.

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $64. (I’m not counting the extra Julep bonus nail polish, because I’m assuming that was a mistake). I’m happy with my nail polish colors this month, but the lipstick was a miss because of my color choice. I guess the bonus nail polish evens it out!

What did you get from Julep this month? Did you get the extra bonus nail polish?

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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  1. I just realized today that my Julep box never arrived so I looked up the tracking online and it says it was delivered on 9/3. I called the Julep Customer Service number and they were so helpful. They didn’t question me at all, just said that they would be shipping out another box at no charge. I also asked if the free polish would be included and they said yes. So for those of you that didn’t get it, I would try calling in vs. emailing. Every time I’ve called in they’ve been so helpful!

  2. I got three different lipstick shades this month, but didn’t really feel like any of them looked the same as on the site. For example, I thought Lady in Red would be a deep, cool red – but it definitely leans warm. I did love all the polish colors I got though, and my free Julep was included.

    I think last month was better, at least in terms of the new beauty products – I adore all the new eyeshadow shades, and the blush sticks are so pretty!

  3. I too did NOT get the bonus color in my September box and i also claimed it when i got my email. I only took this month’s box to get the free polish. I mean they don’t give away free polishes all the time. I emailed them about it but I’m not not really expecting anything if they are sold out of the color. Seriously feeling jipped when some of you guys got 2 bonus polishes.

  4. I formally claimed the bonus. I didn’t get a duplicate like you did, but my freebie polish for getting 3 add-ons was almost the same color as the bonus. At first I thought they were the same. Kind of disappointed, as I never do add-ons, but splurged this time for my birthday. Oh well, the best laid plans …

  5. I think a sort of fog takes over my brain when it rolls around to the monthly Julep choice. I do believe I swore off purple nail polish some time ago but low and behold, I just received a box of 4 purple polishes (one free) and Cassandra. I didn’t get the lipstick because I have to much lipstick???…yeah 100+colors of julep…surely don’t get a lipstick!!

  6. Got my box last week. Everything was fine. The two polish colors I selected, the lipstick color I selected, and only one bottle of the special extra (which I did claim via email).

    • Rather, I claimed the extra bottle by clicking on a link in an email. Clearly I should not be typing after 10PM.

  7. I ordered the mystery box and added a polish with the coupon. I got 11 polishes all together, 9 different and the other two were the same as ones in the box. Guess ill be giving those to my mom.

  8. So I got only one of the julep special color, I also got Cassandra and realized when it arrived it’s an old shade I already own

  9. Do you have to buy first and then the first month is free?

  10. That is messed up about the polish…I got a notice about the delayed shipping, and usually they offer something when this happens, at least in my experience. But no…nothing. And I might not get my bonus polish!

  11. FYI – I use what I’ve come to call my “lipstick shade saver” over any lipstick color that doesn’t work for me. It’s a crayon-type lip color in an almost black (it doesn’t apply as black though). I forget the actual name but it’s designed to layer over other colors to make it more usable to the wearer. I’m yet to get a lipstick shade that can’t be saved using it. It even worked with the fluorescent pink Stila lipstain from Birchbox last month and made it totally wearable, even for me and I’m 39!

    • I would love details on this product. Could you post a brand or anything else? Thanks!

  12. OMG, I have so many Julep polishes right now. Going to have to put my sub on hold for a couple of months. But, can’t resist a good coupon. 🙂

  13. I got two of the free shades too! But I am missing one of my add-ons, so I assumed the polish was a mistake instead of my lipstick add-on. I’m on hold on the phone now to fix the issue.

  14. I didn’t even get my free bonus polish in my september box… When I called customer service they were “out of stock” since they decided to sell the rest so I can’t get it all all :'(
    That was messed up since I claimed the polish in the email too.
    So no to answer your question. Those that got 2 weren’t the ones that claimed it via email. Some of us didn’t even get 1. I call it false advertising.

    • I’m so sorry to hear it. I’ll email you and send you my extra. I definitely don’t need two!

  15. I didn’t get an extra polish. Did you notice the Julep color is the same as the box? Loved the magnetic lipstick case.

  16. I’m wearing Cassandra right now and it is gorgeous. I got last call for the lipstick – I plan to get all their colors!

  17. What colour is the lipstick?

    • Oops – I’ll add that to the review. The shade is Wink.

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