Julep Mystery Box – Kiss ‘n’ Tell Review
Early this month, Julep released another beautiful mystery box, “Kiss N’ Tell”!! Julep periodically releases awesome mystery boxes featuring exclusive nail polish shades and sends all sorts of products available in the Julep store.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Julep Kiss N’ Tell Mystery Box (SOLD OUT)
The Cost: $29.99
The Products: $150.00+ worth of beauty and nail products in each box.
COUPON: Use this link to get a free box when you sign up for a 3-month subscription!
Good To Know: This box is no longer available. Purchasers also had a chance of receiving a necklace from Tiffany’s in their box. No golden ticket here. But I’m happy with my box which makes me a winner!! LOL
Julep – Fold Over Clutch – $20.00
I’m a sucker for Julep’s clutches. I received one in my last mystery box and love it. So, I just had to have this one too. It’s a great “catch all” as far as makeup is concerned. I wouldn’t recommend putting anything too bulky inside. The p/leather is very soft and the lining is on the thin side. Besides that, it’s perfect for what I need it for and was one of the 80 reasons I came up with for having to have this box!
I’ve gotten the chance to try out an array of Julep’s makeup from just ordering the mystery boxes. I was hoping the formula was a little bit thicker since it’s a cream to powder, but that’s ok. It’s really pigmented and has lots of shimmer just like the name says. Oily girls, use an eyeshadow base, or you’ll be back to cream again before the night’s over.
Julep – When Pencil Met Gel Eyeliner in Black Shimmer – (.042oz) – $16.00
I’m in love with these eyeliners that I use as lip liners. Yes it’s black and shimmery, but it makes a great lip liner. I did try this on my eyes too, but Julep gel eyeliners are super soft and do not work well with all my oily lids. I’m using this to create ombre lips and it’s great! It’s soft and blends effortlessly with lipsticks and other lipliners. I know it’s unorthodox, but you have to try these eyeliners on your lips!
Julep – Lip Gloss in Lively – (.25oz) – $14.00
Yummy!! This gloss smells like cupcakes. I love the subtle color too. I know it looks really intense in the bottle, but I have a swatch below, it’s very sheer. As far as makeup, this is my favorite from this box. Let me know if you received one in another color, down in the comments below.
Julep – Feels Like Velvet Eyeshadow Duo in Sequins & ShowTime – (.09oz) – $10.00
Normally listed for $20.00, this duo is really cute! Julep makes theses in several complementary shades and I love how clean the packaging is. Though the cream colored shade, Sequins, is a tad too stark for my skintone, both shades are equally pigmented. I’m tempted to snag another duo or two while they’re on sale.
Julep – Oxygen Brightening Nail Treatment in Brighter is Better – (.27oz) – $18.00
Julep makes a couple of base coats.This one is really nice. I’ve used it twice on myself already and once for William’s mani pedi. I love how lightweight it feels and gives my nails a nice shine. You can’t see but when the light hits just right, you see the clear polish is actually a very sheer purple.
Julep – Corinne – Bombshell – (.27oz) – $14.00
So interesting! I’ve never received a stardust shade before. I had to try it out right away, so I painted one nail and continued taking photos. It dries to a sandpaper type of finish. I’m not sure if I can pull this off and expect to function with everyday tasks. I love the color itself, but I’m not sure how I feel about the finish.
Julep – Rassamee – Wonder Maven – (.27oz) – $14.00
A beautiful blood orange metallic shade. I definitely have nothing like it. Abigail gravitate to this shade and I painted her toes with it. I can’t wait to paint mine next time.
Julep – Drew – Bombshell – (.27oz) – $14.00
Spring and Summer are calling my name with this bright shade. I’m so glad Abigail wanted her fingers painted first. Wow! It’s very bright and I’m going to have to tone it down with some nail art or pair it under a nail wrap. It’s borderline neon. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a beautiful shade. I just don’t think I would wear it by itself.
Julep – Lucy – It Girl – (.27oz) – $14.00
This was my favorite shade in the box, and I hate that the picture doesn’t show it’s true color. It’s really a deep shade of dark dark purple. I paired it with a glitter topper from Rainbow Honey and my manicure lasted four days before the first chip. I’m not a delicate with my nails when I’m wearing nail polish so that’s pretty good for a dark shade. Also, this shade is currently unavailable on Julep’s website. I linked a deep purple with a similar finish.
Verdict: Deducting the “free” eyeshadow stick, the Julep Kiss N’ Tell Mystery Box had an estimated retail value of $134.00! I couldn’t have picked out a better box myself. My kiddos enjoy mani/pedis with me and I’m glad they do too. William is at the age where he wants to do everything himself and he took a turn this time and painted his non-dominant hand. Abigail and I both enjoyed swatching the makeup and trying on the lip gloss. I also want to point out that everything is full sized. I think that’s what also really appeals to me about Julep’s boxes. I get just a little glimpse of what the Mavens enjoy in their monthly subscription service. If you’re curious about Julep, these mystery boxes are a perfect solution to check out a number of polishes and other full sized products.
Did you grab a mystery box? Tell us what you got below!