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Julep Maven December 2016 Selection Time + Free Gift Coupon!

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It is selection time for the Julep Maven December collection! Here are the items you can pick from:

The season of celebrations is in full swing, sparked with magic and merriment all around. This was the ultimate inspiration for our December nail collection. Top it off with new party-ready shades of our best-selling It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse, and you’re ready to dazzle your way through the holidays.


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Which Julep Maven items are you getting this month?

If you haven’t signed up for Julep Maven yet:


Julep is offering this 12-piece nail polish FREE set with a new subscription!

Use this link and coupon code FREEFALL at checkout to add the 8 piece Beauty Set to your cart. 

This box is $24.99 with a monthly subscription or $19.99 with a 3-month subscription. Check out our Julep Maven reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Details: All Maven plans automatically renew, and you may cancel anytime. Billing occurs on the 27th of each month. Once you join, you’ll be able to customize your monthly Maven box with your favorite nail colors & beauty products from a brand new Julep collection (or wait for a surprise). Your free welcome gift includes three nail polishes and one beauty product.

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. Hey did anyone get their shipping notifications? I am dying to try the It’s Whipped. I may have gotten all six… SMH

    • I still haven’t received a shipping confirmation, which is surprising because it’s 12/8 and aren’t we supposed to receive the box by 12/10? I subscribed around 11/20, but I believe my first box is supposed to arrive by 12/10. I received the bonus gift and the add-on items I ordered, but not the monthly box.

  2. I have to say this has ended up being one of my favorite subs,I started it with one of those nice offers that you get a bunch for signing up .I love that I get to choose what I want most each month ,what more could a girl want?…more lol

  3. Hope you love your box Samantha!! It’s truly one of my favourite subs. I signed up for the $16.66/month for 6 months as well and I really love being able to pick out my box items every month for such an amazing price. Enjoy!! 🙂

    • Yes, it is such a good price! I hope it curbs my other beauty purchases, lol. I feel like subscription sites and Sephora have taken over most of my disposable income. ?

      • Hahaha! Me too Samantha, me too ?

        • The first step is admitting you have a problem, lol. And I guess I’ll have to hope my beauty purchases will go down after this week, cause I went crazy with all of the Better than Black Friday deals! Julep’s Black Friday sale has started too, though I took advantage of the 50% off they give to new subscribers for 48 hours, so I already have so many goodies from Julep heading my way soon. I’m amazed at how quickly they ship after your first order!

  4. Also, can someone advise how long it takes till you can customize your first box after you sign up? I’m getting this message: “Welcome Maven! Since you signed up after the 18th, check back here between the 20th and 24th of next month to view your first monthly box.” But it also says my Maven Window is open and it’s the 20th, so not sure if it will work for me starting tomorrow or when.

    • Hi Samantha! You will be able to customize it next month. Thankfully, the curated boxes really are nice, so I think you’ll be happy no matter what. If you sign up after that cutoff day (the 18th) your first box will be a curated box.

      • Thanks! Good to know! I look forward to it. 🙂

        • Now I have another question! When they send the curated box, will it include items from the December picks, or various items? I only like one of the lip colors above, so I’m wondering if I should contact customer service and ask if they can include that one color. Thanks!

          • Hi! I will be one of the curated boxes:

            WINTER WINES
            Included: $48 value
            Kristjana (It Girl) – Sweet Plum Holographic
            Roselyn (Wonder Maven) – Snowstorm Shimmer
            It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse – Swoon – Heathered Wine Matte

            Included: $48 value
            Lula (Classic with a Twist) – Pomegranate Multidimensional Glitter
            Bree (Boho Glam) – Golden Gardenia Multidimensional Glitter
            It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse – Pillow Talk – Victorian Pink Matte

            VIBRANT & VAMPY
            Included: $48 value
            Ginny (Bombshell) – Sapphire Sunset Holographic
            Jolie (Bombshell) – Electric Orchid Multidimensional Glitter
            It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse – Mwah! – Deep Aubergine Matte

            Included: $54 value
            Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick – Onyx – Flat Black Matte
            When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner – Gilded Gold Shimmer – Pale Gold Shimmer
            It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse – Dare – Mulberry Rose Matte

            LIFE OF THE PARTY
            Included: $48 value
            Holographic Shatter Stickers
            Iris (It Girl) – Ice Blue Duochrome
            Lula (Classic with a Twist) – Pomegranate Multidimensional Glitter
            Kristjana (It Girl) – Sweet Plum Holographic

            There are some other options that have an additional cost, and those are not the “standard” box selections. An example is “THE WHOLE SHEBANG!”: (this month it costs an additional $58.33)…has everything, and is such an awesome haul if you like most of the items that month.

            I would recomend looking at the section “My Account > My Jules (Rewards) > Earn On Program Rules > What are Jules and how do I earn them? These rules change from time to time.

            Overall, this is still my favorite subscription. Because I am in product overload, I have given some friends some Julep polishes, and they all say that their nails decided to grow (or at least not break as much) after using the Julep products. They didn’t have to say a thing, and I was surprised that they really did experience an improvement in their nail health, and couldn’t think of any other factor that may be the reason.

            Don’t worry…I am not affiliated with Julep. I have been quite critical in the past regarding the contents of their mystery boxes, so I would be a very, very bad schill (a covert operator for a company).

            I hope you love your box!

          • Hi Samantha – think of the curated box as your welcome box put together by Julep for new Mavens so they pick a few things from their product line and send them to you but you don’t get to pick them. Since you signed up and missed the cut off you’ll be able to curate your own box in December which will actually be the January box (December’s is happening right now). You’ll go in between the 20-24th of Dec and then it will ship out after that and you’ll get it like the first week of January.

          • Thank you, Erin and Rosemary! Very helpful, and I’m very excited to try Julep. With a 6-month subscription averaging less than $17 a box and full-size items, it seems like a much better deal than some other subs (which I may soon ditch!).

          • Hello again! I signed up for Glossy Box, Allure, Beauty DNA, Ipsy, Beauty Box 5, and probably a few others. Julep is the only box that I have been consistently happy with, and the quality of their products is very high (I seem to always go back to their skincare line, and I have really sensitive skin and allergies, so it’s rare to find affordable products that I can use and also love using). All of the other subs will be cancelled once their prepaid months are used up, but I will definitely keep Julep.
            If you feel like it, I’d love to know which version of the box you received, and your thoughts of the products/colors you were sent.

          • Hi Rosemary! As long as I remember, I would be happy to let you know! I don’t have the best memory, and I have purchased so many goodies through the Better than Black Friday deals, I will be swimming in sub/one-time boxes over the next month or so, lol. I am happy to hear that you like the skincare line because I ordered a bunch of the products with the promo code that gives new subscribers 50% off. The reviews looked promising, and I couldn’t pass up that deal. Other than Julep, I am subscribed to Ipsy and Sephora Play, and just started a 3-month PopSugar sub today and canceled my Birchbox sub today. Even before receiving my first Julep box, I have a feeling that I will have zero regrets replacing my Birchbox sub with the Julep sub.

          • Hi Samantha! I am not sure if they are able to mess with the curated boxes, but their customer service is top-notch, so it can’t hurt to ask. If you get someone who is not helpful (it is very rare that this happens, but they are human, and customer service can be rough) I would politely say that you have to go, and call back so that you get another person.
            Failing that, are you on the swap site? I am happy to get one of the color that you want and swap it to you if your inquiry to customer service falls through (I was thinking of skipping this month, but I really want to try the lip color “Swoon”, so I reckon I’m all in for this month again). Just let me know before the box cut off date/time. Cheers!

          • Hi Rosemary! Thank you for the offer, but they already shipped my box and I have no idea what’s coming in it. I just got off the swap waitlist, but I haven’t set up my account yet. How would I find you once I do, for future reference? I also just saw a dermatologist this morning and was prescribed face wash and gel, so now I feel like I just bought so many Better than Black Friday beauty products and Julep skincare that I may not be able to use for a while, lol. Oh well, I’m sure I will eventually use them or find someone else that will love them.

          • Hi Samantha!
            My swap name is I_like_big_swaps! . I think you will have fun swapping…I am about to drop off two packages at the post office this morning.
            I hope that your new facial products do the trick.

          • Ladies, you’ve been so helpful! I haven’t received a shipping confirmation yet for my first Maven monthly box. I received the bonus gift and the add-ons, but not the monthly box itself. Should I still expect to receive it by the 10th of the month, or later?

          • I had to call cause I never received my box or a shipping confirmation for my first Maven box even though I received the bonus gift and add-ons. Julep said this happened to a few people recently and they arranged to send it out as soon as possible. They said my beauty profile has me as “Boho Glam,” so I’m interested to see which curated box they send to me.

  5. I caved and bought a 6-month sub cause it’s such a good deal. The more I read about Julep, the more it appeals to me. It seems like their products have good reviews on Ulta’s website, and I like that you can skip a month if it doesn’t appeal to you. I look forward to trying it! I hope BoxyCharm has a Black Friday sale, cause I might buy a 3-month sub and buy some stuff from Ulta and Sephora, then maybe take a hiatus from buying any beauty products that don’t come in a subscription for a VERY long time! Ugh, so addicted. I don’t even wear that much makeup 90% of the time, but I’ll have such a wide selection to choose from on date nights and special occasions, lol.

  6. Sigh…I want to skip this month, but I really want to try the lighter purple/mauve lip mousse. But I have about 60 unopened lip products in my swap stash…why do I need another lip stick? Really, I think I have a makeup problem.

  7. so i subscribed to julep to get the 12 free polish gift (haha) and i actually love this sub!!! i wish i would’ve taken the plunge earlier.. you get to pick everything in your box and that’s fantastic..i’ll need and want everything i receive monthly. also their nail polishes are great quality!! pleasantly surprised!

  8. Hi Liz,
    Just wanted to let you know that I started a Julep subscription at the end of October and there is also a 6-month sub available that works out to $16.66 per month. Woo hoo!!! Around $5 per polish? I’ll take it!!! 🙂

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