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Julep Maven Review + Free Box Coupon – November 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.

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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.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Julep Maven

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. 

Julep November 2018 Review

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This box came with an info sheet highlighting the new shades of eyeliner that became available this month.

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When Pencil Met Gel Eyeliner in Rose Gold Shimmer, Full-Size! Retail Value $16

As soon as I saw this eyeliner I knew I had to have it. I have been a fan of this eyeliner from Julep and have tried various shades, but none have been so perfectly me as this rose gold shimmer. It goes on like butter when you apply and stays put without smudging, and this gorgeous rose gold shade is perfect for highlighting my eyes on light makeup days when I still want to look polished- this shade really brings out the yellow flecks in my iris!

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Here it is swatched.

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Viola! Nail Polish Thinner, 1 oz – Retail Value $14

When you own as many nail polishes as I do for as long as I have, you’re going to need some nail polish thinner (Don’t use nail polish remover!!). In particular, I had a super thick top coat in mind I was trying to rescue when I selected this for my box. I found this to be effective, but I did need quite a few drops. If your nail polish only just started to be thicker, however, the recommended 2-3 drops should suffice.

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Gold Rose Nail Stickers – Estimated Value $4

These stickers (or any stickers) aren’t available for purchase through the regular shop, so I thought adding them to my box would be a lovely way to have some quick nail art. These are super pretty and can really upgrade a basic nail polish, but you definitely need multiple top coats to seal these in. I only sealed these with one coat and by the end of that same day the edges had risen up and were begging to be peeled off.

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Julep Nail Polish in Sandee, Full-Size! Retail Value $14

Sandee is an oxblood shimmer that has a much blacker base than I anticipated- if you look at Julep’s swatch vs my swatch, they could almost be different polishes. The shimmer is also really hard to see, and that coupled with how dark this shade makes it a color I probably won’t wear again.

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Here is Sandee swatched with the gold rose stickers.

Verdict: The star for me this month was the rose gold eyeliner – I am still in love and will be wearing it every chance I get. I was a bit disappointed in the performance of the nail stickers and nail polish this month, but I don’t feel too bad because I had the ability to customize my entire box. Ultimately, I think the value is there for the $24.99 price, and the value is even better if you take advantage of the 3-month subscription for $19.99 a box rate.

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!

Value Breakdown: AThis box cost $24.99 and I received 4 items with a total estimated value of $48. That is like paying $6.25 per item!

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Julep Maven Reviews, Nail Polish Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: julep maven | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I had bought several of their eyeliners and unfortunately, to me, they suck. They travel so bad I decluttered all of them.

  2. I didn’t find the polish thinner to be very effective at all on polishes that really needed it. Also, I didn’t use it for a few months and when I went to use it again, I found that the entire bottle had somehow evaporated, even though it was sealed tight.

    • Hmm, that is concerning. I’ll pay extra close attention to mine. Thanks Amber!

      • I’ve got the polish thinner and the Voila! Quick dry drops, and a word to the wise; if you don’t want it to evaporate keep the lid it comes with and only use the pipette lid when you need to use the product. I learned this the hard way with some expensive acne treatment that had this same type rubber squeeze top, the top allows air exchange thus evaporation even when the lid is tight. I’ve had mine over a year, still have 3/4 of the bottles left! I just keep them stored with those flat lids they come shipped in (which I’m Sure you’re supposed to throw away)

      • Thank you for that info, Emily Jane!

    • Same thing happened to my bottle of polish thinner. I went to use it the other day. The lid was on so tight I was afraid I would spill it while I was trying to open it, but to my surprise it was empty. I only used it one time. Not sure how it evaporated.

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