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Julep Maven Review & Free Box Coupon Code – January 2016

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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 box 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)

NEW COUPON — Use this link and coupon code SNOWWAY to get your first box free on a 3-month subscription (regularly $19.99 a month), or to save 50% off a monthly subscription (at the higher $24.99 rate)

The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.

Ships to: US and Canada

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This box came with a fold out sheet detailing the beauty item for the month and the new colors launched.


Julep Nail Color in Joss – Retail Value $14

Julep Nail Color in Shay – Retail Value $14

Joss is described as a “Ripe fig duochrome,” and Shay is a “Celadon iridescent chrome.” I prefer to just call them my new mermaid colors!

Here are both on (from Julep):

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Julep It’s Balm Full Coverage Lip Crayon in Nectar Pink Creme – Retail Value $20

This lip crayon has a moisturizing lip balm core:


So the formula is part lip crayon, part lip balm. I like the result a lot – it gives color and a good amount of moisture, and it’s one of those lip products you can apply without having to look in a mirror! Here it is swatched:


(That’s several swipes for color)


This box also came with bonus candy and a coupon code for a free It’s Whipped Lip product with your purchase of $20 ore more (Expires February 29th, 2016).

Verdict: I’m happy with my selections this month. I was curious about their new moisturizer, but looking at the reviews on their site, it looks like it has some packaging issues, so maybe it is a good thing that I decided to go with the lip balm this month! What do you think of the January 2016 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.


  1. Julep forgot 3 of my polishes in my box this month. Two were actual picks for the actual box (Scout and Merika). One was an add-on. They sent me an email about Scout, but I’ve emailed them about the other two. Waiting on an answer from CS. I’m bummed. I sent them a picture of what I received but I’m not sure how I can actually prove that I didn’t receive 3 polishes. :/

  2. I got the $10 off $20 coupon, also!

    I’m really excited to try Shay, I think it’s gorgeous! I didn’t get Joss because I think it looks too much like Blakely — and I’ve already had an extra of that which I pawned off on a cousin.

  3. I got the new moisurizer and just had to press a gew times tonget it started. It is so moisturizing. Its my new fav!!

  4. I got the $10 off $20 coupon too. I love the new colors! Of course, I love most of Julep’s colors, and I keep buying them.

  5. I got Shay and was referring to it as my mermaid nail polish too, so I love that you said the same. Haha

    • Haha! Love it! 🙂

  6. I got a different coupon – 10$ off my next secret shop purchase of $20 or more through March 15th. One of the colors I got was Sylvie (super pink glitter) and OMG I’m in love.

  7. Somehow I ended up with three polishes, an eyeliner, and some nail decals. One of the polishes may have been an add-on with Jules. Actually, they sent me one of the wrong polishes but before I even got my box, they sent an e-mail promising the right one (and I could keep the extra). I don’t need any more lippies, though one could also argue I don’t need any more polish…

  8. Definitely Mermaid colors 🙂

    I just love Julep, going to have to try that lip crayon/balm next time.

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