Julep Maven Review & Free Box Coupon Code – August 2018
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!
The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.
Ships to: US and Canada
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Julep Nail Polish in Lucca – Retail Value $14
This shade is described as an “Orchid Ice Metallic.”
It’s a super shimmery silver with a hint of pink/purple.
Here it is on with one coat:
I love that I got full coverage with only one coat, but this ended up chipping pretty quickly, so I’d recommend doing 2 coats with a top coat.)
Julep Perk It Under Eye Treatment Brightener in Light – Retail Value $26
Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of these clicky twist applicators, but I have major dark circles under my eyes, so I’m always down to try a new concealer!
The formula is very light and I found it easy to blend, but because it is so lightweight, it doesn’t give me the coverage I need. (My current go-to is the full coverage Shape Tape by Tarte.) So, I don’t love this as a concealer for a full-makeup look, but for days when I don’t feel like doing foundation, this is a great and easy to use tool to reduce the look of dark circles. (And if you don’t have super dark circles, it may be perfect for all applications.)
Here it is swatched:
You may also notice that my box is light this month. (2 items instead of 3.)
On July 30th I received this email:
We are sorry. There was a Maven mix-up. It came to our attention that your recent beauty box is missing your Anna (Boho Glam) polish due to an unforeseen inventory discrepancy in our system. The rest of your order is on the way, but we will be unable to send this item.
To make it right, we will issue a partial refund for your order by the end of this week. Please note: it may take 7 to 10 business days for your bank to process this refund.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Julep Beauty Advisors with any questions or concerns. You can give us a call at 1-877-651-3292 (Monday-Friday 7am-4pm PST) or email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to help.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you for being a great Maven!
And on July 31st I received a partial refund of $5.21.
I would have preferred to pick another item instead, but I’m sure that would have been a logistical nightmare for Julep, so I’m happy they were proactive about communication and the refund.
Verdict: I pretty much always have an A+ box from Julep since I’m picking the products myself, but this one isn’t a home run for me. Still good, but just a bummer not to get all the items I picked, and the under eye concealer wasn’t perfect for my needs. That said, I still 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 code POLISHGIFT to get a 12-piece Polish Gift ($160+ Value) with your first box!
What did you think of the Julep Maven box? Which items did you pick this month?