Julep Maven FREE 12-Piece Nail Polish Set Review + Coupon
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.
Currently, Julep is offering a free 12-piece nail polish set with a new subscription. This is the review of the free gift I received when I signed up.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About This Box + Deal
The Subscription Box: Julep Maven
The Cost: The 12-piece nail polish set is free when you sign up for the $24.99 a month + $3.99 shipping subscription
The Products: The subscription box contains nail polish plus beauty items
Ships to: US
Good to Know: The colors included in the free gift are random—you may not get the same ones I received, and you most definitely will not get the same shades shown in the photo above.
Also Good to Know: This ships separately from your regular Julep Maven subscription. I haven’t received my first Maven box yet even though I have received my free gift!
Along with my polishes, I received a little information booklet giving more information about my new Julep Maven subscription.
I also received a coupon for 50% off my next purchase.
Julep Nail Polish in Dylan, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Dylan is described as a cactus-flower crème, and while technically some cactus flowers do have petals this gorgeous, vivid pink I think Julep was trying a little too hard in the description. Either way, the color is bright, fun, and applies like a dream with no issues.
Julep Nail Polish in Rose, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Rose is a watermelon-red crème, and I do think this color bears a strong resemblance to the juicy summer fruit. There were no issues with application and I am now craving watermelon lemonade.
Julep Nail Polish in April, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
April is a bright vermillion red crème polish, and it really stands out as vivid in a sea of more muted shades. I did find it to apply a bit unevenly, so I would recommend using very thin coats and building up as necessary.
Julep Nail Polish in Charissa, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Charissa is a lovely berry brick red crème (which Julep calls “mineral red,” whatever that means), and it really could have been a one-coat polish if I wanted it to be. I always go for two coats to be safe, and I love how perfect this shade is for fall.
Here they are swatched! From top to bottom we have Dylan, Rose, April, and Charissa.
Julep Nail Polish in Jesslyn, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Jesslyn is a matte honey gold polish with slight shimmer. I was very happy with the matte finish this dried down to, but I am wary to wear it on its own because matte polishes are notorious for chipping. Make sure you use a good base coat to try and prevent it!
Julep Nail Polish in Athena, Full-Size! Retail Value $14 (currently out of stock)
Athena is a copper crème polish that definitely leans into the rose gold territory—I love it! It has a metallic finish and only very minimal streaks, which is awesome (metallic polishes are known for showing streaks and brush lines).
Julep Nail Polish in Alaina, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Alaina is described as a driftwood taupe crème, but I believe in calling a spade a spade—it is a light grey. That being said, I love light grey polishes because they go well with almost any other color and they also look chic when worn alone. The formula was a dream to apply, and I had no issues with pooling at my cuticles or patchy streaks.
Julep Nail Polish in Lottie, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Lottie is a pure white crème polish, which is a necessity in every nail polish collection! I found this went on thick when I applied it, so be sure to use thin coats and wipe off excess polish from the lip of the bottle.
Here they are swatched! From top to bottom we have Jesslyn, Athena, Alaina, and Lottie!
Julep Nail Polish in Yumi, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Yumi is a pink, silver, and holographic glitter polish that is so fun! On its own, the shade is a light pink glitter with a tiny bit of holo, and while you could build it up to full opacity with three coats I recommend using it on top of another color (my go to would be a light silver!).
Julep Nail Polish in Jane, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Jane is described as a full-coverage rose gold glitter, but I would say it leans more copper. It took 3 coats for me to build up to full opacity, which means the polish started to get a little thick and it took forever to dry. I would recommend using this with a copper base coat polish, and then one coat should provide enough glitter without becoming thick.
Julep Nail Polish in Maisy, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Maisy is a purple aster micro-shimmer, and I really loved the almost metallic sheen the shimmer gave to this fun purple color. The formula applied easily with no issues and was opaque with two coats.
Julep Nail Polish in Gayle, Full-Size! Retail Value $14
Gayle is an aubergine crème polish, and I absolutely love this deep eggplant color for fall. It applied easily with two coats for full opacity.
Here they are swatched! From top to bottom we have Yumi, Jane, Maisy, and Gayle.
The Verdict: Wow! Julep really knocked it out of the park as far as free gifts go. All of the polishes are really great – none of them feel like shades Julep is trying to dump off and get rid of. I think my favorite shade is Athena, with Maisy being a close second! Value-wise, I received $168 worth of polishes as a free gift for signing up for the monthly subscription. It is hard to beat that!
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this gift if you sign up today? Yes, this deal is still available!
ACTIVE DEAL: Get a 12-piece Polish Gift ($160+ Value) with your first box!
Value Breakdown: This set was free with my new $24.99 a month subscription, and I received 12 polishes with a total value of $168.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
What do you think of the free gift from Julep Maven? What colors did you receive when you signed up?