Julep Maven Review & Free Box Coupon Code – March 2018


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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 items 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)

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

Use this link and coupon code POLISHGIFT at checkout to add the 12 piece Nail Polish Set to your cart. 

The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.

Ships to: US and Canada

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Each box comes with a card detailing the new beauty launches:

Now, on to the items!

Julep Nail Polish in Yvonne – Retail Value $14

This shade is described as a “Moonbeam Matte Shimmer,” and I’d say it reads as light pink in certain lighting.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Julep Nail Polish in Jesslyn – Retail Value $14

This is a honey gold matte shimmer.

Here are the shades on:

The matte shimmer polish is pretty amazing – you get the soft matte finish, but the shimmer still catches the light. And some matte-finish nail polishes can have a chalky finish, but this finish is smooth.

I found that these formulas took a little longer to dry than the standard Julep creme or shimmer polish, and I needed two coats for full coverage.

Julep Dream Big Nightly Renewal – Retail Value $36

This skincare stick is designed to be both your serum and moisturizer in one. I LOVE the application. You apply the stick directly to your face then massage in with fingers.

The formula is paraben and fragrance free, and it felt gentle on my skin. Since it’s a balm, it heats up at contact with your skin, but the serum doesn’t absorb quickly. (Not a problem for nighttime skincare.)

Lastly, Julep always includes a tiny extra like a piece of candy, nail stickers, etc. This month it’s a sheet of shamrock nail decals – perfect for March!

Verdict: As usual, I’m happy with all my choices this month. The serum stick is a great skincare discovery for me (it seems perfect for travel, too), and I’m liking the matte shimmer polishes, too.

I highly recommend this subscription if you love nail polish and/or you like having control over your beauty box items! (And I also recommend doing the 3-month subscription at $19.99 a month for better savings!)

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You have to sign up by the 20th to get the next month’s box. Then on the 24th, you’ll be able to sign into your Julep Maven account and select the items you want for your box!

Coupon: Use this link and coupon code POLISHGIFT at checkout to get a FREE 12 piece nail polish set as your first box when you sign up for a subscription!

What did you think of the 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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13 Comments

  1. Julep is having a $5 polish sale on spring colors!

  2. I’ve been a Julep subscriber since 2012 and, while I like the products, their sub/QC has really gone downhill. It’s the littlest thing but I didn’t receive the nail decals this month (was looking forward to them). Also, for about the last year, it seems like almost all of my past orders/boxes I’ve taken have had something wrong with them. Customer service takes care of it when I reach out but who wants to keep having to do that EVERY time you place an order? 🙁

    • mine was missing the decals too, I don’t care if it was missing candy but I was looking forward to these.

  3. I almost bought the gold polish. . . it looks lovely. Another good polish color for st. patricks day.

  4. I got both serum sticks for my box. So far I’ve only tried the daytime one, but I love it.

  5. It’s so weird – the past two boxes I’ve received two eyeshadows in each (in one box the other item was a sheet mask, and in the other box it was an eye pencil) , and the box before those I received only two items. I don’t understand how I’m not getting better items. I don’t even wear eyeshadow. 🙁

    • You know this is customizable. You log into your account between the 24th and 29th, and go to “edit my box”. They have curated boxes with the month’s new items based on your profile, but you can swap out the items in your box for pretty much anything. You get a total retail value so the number of items you get in your box will differ month to month

      • It is actually available from the 20th thru the 24th if you want to customize. Or you can skip altogether if nothing looks appealing. 🙂

    • Its been awhile since Ive been subscribed, but I’m pretty sure you have the option to completely customize your box each month. You can either choose one of the pre-done ones or choose your items.

    • For 24.99 or so in my opinion you should get more than two products that’s just crazy that’s why I’m canceling with boxycharm I get 5 full sized products for 21.00 and they are good quality this is just not worth it to me 🙁 my first maven box they allowed me to pick out 3 items and I had added a few more things too that actually felt worth it but my second month they gave me two items to choose from:-/

  6. I love Julep. I might have to cave next month and try this serum stick.

  7. With the mixed box, is it always 2 nail polish and 1 makeup/skincare product or does it vary (if the latter is there a pattern or is it random)? I just subscribed for the free box but did all makeup/skincare because I didn’t want two polishes. It looks like I can change this – can you change box type each month?

    • Yes, it is completely customizable each month and you can skip each month and stay a member and continue to buy their specials, sweet steals, etc., there are nail polishes as low as $3 and $4. But be sure you go in before the 24th and let them know.

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