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Julep Tote-Ally Awesome Mystery Box Time + Free Lippy Coupon!

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It’s Julep Mystery Box Time again!

The Box: Julep Tote-ally Awesome Mystery Box

The Cost: $24.99

COUPON: Use coupon codeΒ JANLIPPY to get a free It’s Whipped Lip Product of your choice – just make sure to add it to your cart before applying the coupon.

The Products: Each box includes two new polishes plus other mystery beauty items. Can’t decide? No problem, we’ve made sure there is no overlap in the mystery items included in these 3 Mystery boxes! All boxes include $120+ of beauty and polish for only $24.99.

Are you grabbing a mystery box (or more than one)?

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. I got mine yesterday and I liked it! Definitely not my favorite mystery box from them, but still a value.

  2. I sooooooo want Joy. I picked the wrong bag though πŸ™

  3. I got my box yesterday. Overall I would say it’s a win. I love the tote (If you can put it on, you can pull it off) which was main selling point anyway. Posey is gorgeous on its own. I feel like Andie is a bit misrepresented since its peach, orange, lime green, yellow, royal blue, and red. It’s not really pastel, but I still like it. I currently have it on over Posey and it’s very cool looking. In fact my uber cool 17 year old sister is very jealous of this geeky, almost 30 year old’s, cool girl nails. Lol.

    As for the other items in the box, I love Joy. It’s a beautiful nude/lighter pink color. Missy, a metallic silver, really isn’t my style. This is also the third time I’ve gotten Casey in a mystery box, which is extra annoying when I actually got this color when it first came out. Both will go to the 17 year old along with the bronze eyeliner (which I already have). The lipstick in Last Call may be my new favorite. It’s perfect for my coloring. Last but not least, I used the code for the free whipped lipstick in Smooch. From the description I was expecting more of a brownish red. This one is a bit too bright/orangy for me.

  4. I didn’t pay for expedited shipping, but via the USPS it should arrive this afternoon. I’m so excited to see what I get! It’s hard to resist, but I’m going to pass on Amanda’s pics for now!! Lol

    • I should note that this is my very first Julep order and I’m excited to see if I get the same stuff as others….

      • I’m new to Julep, too. But I love it so far. I think you will, too.

        Yes, resist the urge to spoil your surprise! πŸ˜‰

        • Alright, Amanda. I just got mine and am going to compare to yours! πŸ™‚

  5. I ordered all 3 boxes. I thought I could put together a couple gifts for upcoming birthdays. I paid for express shipping & my package just arrived. πŸ˜€

    (Semi) Spoiler alert!!!

    Each bag came with the same types of items, but different colors/details. I received one big box with 3 julep boxes inside. Each box contained a tote, 5 polishes (including the 2 shades promised), a “light on your lips” creme lipstick, and an eyeliner of some sort. 2 of the eyeliners were the same type, but different shades & the third was a different type and shade.

    Based on Julep’s Full Retail price, these boxes are worth about the $125 they claim. I certainly wouldn’t value them at that price, but it’s still a bargain. If you give each polish a value of just $5 each, that’s $25 worth of product right there, leaving the tote & 2 makeup products as Free bonuses.

    Of course I value the polishes higher than that – easily $7 – $10 each. If I look at the value of the eye liner & lip creme, they could easily be worth $25 combined, which basically gives me 5 polishes & a tote for free.

    I won’t spoil your surprise with further details of colors, but thought I’d share what came with each, as I know I didn’t want skin care products I already bought or products I had no interest in.

    As promised, no shades were repeated, except the 2 mentioned in the promotion. And I don’t know if the same shades will go in everyone’s bags. I could see myself using most of the polish shades. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have picked any of them except the Andie & maybe 2 others (out of 15), but mystery boxes are supposed to be fun & take us outside our comfort zones. They’re all beautiful & I’m excited to try some (and determine who gets what as gifts!)

    I can use all the eye products. One is way out of my norm, but I may experiment with it. Two of the lip shades are great for me. The other is not really my style, but still could work.

    There doesn’t seem to be any correlation between the bag quote & the shades. I’m wondering now if the color selections in my boxes are related to my style profile. At least the lip & eye products seem to match me pretty well.

    Overall, I tote-ally recommend getting one. πŸ˜‰ And if you have some upcoming gifts for girly girls, get more than one. (Valentine’s Day? Easter? Birthdays?) Pick what you want & give away the others, or pick out what suits your gift recipient. Personally, I thought the two promoted polishes were very Easter-y.

    Have fun & enjoy! πŸ™‚

    • It’s also worth noting that I did not already have any of these shades, either the polishes or makeup. Now, I am very new to J joyulep & only had 4 of their polishes, so that may be a coincidence. But maybe not.

      Also, the tote is quite big. πŸ™‚

      • I would love detailed spoilers of shades/colors just to help me decide! Thank you πŸ™‚

      • Hi Amanda,
        I want to order the right tote. Which one would you recommend? Which one did you like the least? I think you should make the reveal and if people don’t want to know they don’t have to read it. Thanks so much Terri

        • Amanda – Thanks so much for posting! I am a sucker for mystery totes but I am so lazy about doing my nails. Your post and pictures saved me as I have all those colors already!

          • Glad I could help. πŸ™‚

        • Thank you SO much! My husband is happy I was able to restrain my urge to purchase, as I really didn’t need much!

        • I chose the “Fun Looks Good on Everyone” tote. I received the exact same products as you have pictured with the exception of using the coupon code for a free “it’s whipped” Matte Lip Mousse in a color of my choice.

          So, I’m assuming all Julep mystery totes/boxes offered include the same items… I’m happy with mine… Thanks for sharing the pics! πŸ™‚

        • Just wanted to thank you! I got one of these, and didn’t even notice the eyeliner that had gotten jammed into the bottom of the box! Nearly threw away what looks like it could be my favorite shade! D:

    • Thank you! I love spoilers! Any pics πŸ™‚

      I think I may pass, as I wanted more make up! I bought the mystery 10 polishes for $20 the other day, so without choosing colors, I need more light than dark and sparkly.

      • Each of my boxes came with one light color polish (two were white shades and one was mauvish) and at least one glittery (not counting the two known colors). If you don’t want glitter or dark, this is probably not a great deal for you, since you may only like one of the extra 3 polishes. (According to my bags’ loot, anyway….)

      • Pics on my FB page. (See post above for details.)

  6. Can someone please give me all the current julep codes. I am thinking of going with the birthstone collection but the tote bag is tempting too.
    Thank you

  7. I snagged on yesterday – typically when they have multiple boxes at a time I will get them both (usually it’s two) unless one is exclusively make up then I will pass on those – but I couldn’t justify getting all three of these knowing I’d end up with three each of the “exclusive” colors. Sad for me, not for my bank account I guess, haha

    I added a new polish (Shay) and used jan10 for the $10 off, I’m not much of a lipstick fan but that color of nailpolish is beautiful!

  8. I picked up the ‘Fun Looks Good on Everyone’ mystery tote and the free lippy! I am so beyond hooked on all these beauty mystery totes! They are so fun! I love the two colors and the adorable tote on this one. Just couldn’t pass it up!

  9. I bought the gorgeous birthstone collection instead, since I know that I love all of the colors. I used the code dec30 and got it for $35. That’s around $3 a polish and I will use them all. I’m really happy with that πŸ™‚

  10. Liz, which bag will you guys be reviewing? Thanks!!!! πŸ˜€

    • I didn’t buy one yet – but I was planning on it. Any preference on which one you want to see reviewed? πŸ™‚

      • I really want to get the if you can put it on you can pull it off, but I really can’t decide. I’m trying to force myself not to get it until I see spoilers, I already have nail polish coming out the wazoo, I can’t deal with duplicates too πŸ˜› Youre the best, Liz! Just wanted to say thanks for making such an awesome website! <3

  11. I couldn’t resist and got one. I almost got two but stopped myself. Dang you MSA!!! Thank god there is a lot of space under my bed to hide these boxes, hubby is going to kick my butt eventually. πŸ˜‰

  12. I caved and bought one. I currently own way too many polishes and I’ve been skipping my monthly box regularly. I’ve also been doing well with avoiding these mystery boxes as well. But the bags are so cute, and I like both nail polishes. So I have to get it. I got the “If you can put it on, you can pull it off” bag. I’m eager to compare the other products with what the other bags come with.

    • I bought one too….my first Julep purchase! I had this one in my cart and swapped it out for the “fun looks good on everyone” bag…hope I made the right choice!! I hope you get a great one too! πŸ™‚

  13. I ordered one. Would have ordered all 3 if the polish colors were different.

  14. Darn you MSA with all your enabling! LOL. I bought the last mystery box (purely because of your review) and splurged on several other Julep items during their Cyber Monday sales. I like the polishes in this set, and the bags are super cute, so I went for it! The whipped lippies are down to about 5 colors, but I still found one that will look nice with my skin tone. THANKS for the heads up!

  15. I absolutely do not need this. Therefore, I ordered it. UGH!!! I just used the $20 off $50 coupon last week with them and did add ons. Then ordered the last mystery box. I have a problem.

  16. site say code ‘janlippy’ is invalid πŸ™

    • I just tried and it still worked for me – do you have the It’s Whipped product in your cart? (The coupon will only work if it is already in the cart with the mystery box). Hope that helps!

  17. Idk, mystery bag left a bad taste in my mouth so going to have to wait and see. They do make it tempting!

    • What was wrong with your mystery bag? Mine was pretty good.

  18. I think it’s a little weird they’re advertising it as “no overlaps” when the same 2 new colors (the lavender/glitter polishes) are in every mystery box.

  19. If the bags don’t overlap… are there any spoilers / hints on how to pick a bag that suits your tastes? For example does one container lighter or darker colors, etc?

    • That is what I want to know too!!! How to choose!! I know I will be caving as I have no restraint lately. My credit cards are suffering and I open my bills before Hubby sees!!!

  20. I caved. I caved so horribly.

  21. I so want to buy one. I bought the other mystery box and the mystery polish and I don’t need anymore, but I am so tempted. I don’t understand when they say no overlap, but then the nail colors are the same for all bags…. I wish I knew which one would have more make up products. I so far love all my Julep make up and the moisturizer is amazing. But I am Canadian and my dollar is so low it makes it over $35 πŸ™ Anyone know any tricks on getting more makeup and less polish?

  22. I think I’m going to hold off on this one. I like the nail polish colors, but I don’t need them. I have a million cremes and I rarely use those glitter top coats – and I have a ton of those, too. I also definitely don’t need another tote bag.

    The free lip product makes it very tempting, though!

  23. Kind of glad this isn’t tempting for me. I’m on polish overload after the holidays and end-of-year sales.

  24. As much as I am IN LOVE with the whipped lippies, I can honestly say I don’t need this lol. Got the last mystery box and the 10 piece mystery bag of polish so I’m entirely set. Haven’t even opened the makeup items from the last mystery bag, but these look great! And seriously, if anyone hasn’t tried the lippies yet, get on it! This is a great deal with those! I own two and they get used more than any other lip items that I own!

  25. got one. Can’t beat it with the free bag and free lip product. Warning, the lighter colors are sold out on the lip whips.

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