Julep Maven Review and Giveaway!

I have been enjoying some of the subscription beauty boxes, and when I learned about Julep, I was excited to find out more about their products.  They offer nail polish and nail care products.  Here is a description of their service from their website:

Based on the results of your Julep Maven Style Quiz, we’ll personally select products every month to best complement your unique style profile. Each box will feature over $40 worth of never-before-released polishes, cutting edge treatments and cult favorites, including at least two seasonal and style-specific nail colors.

For $19.99 a month, you can subscribe to their service.  After taking the quiz to discover your special style, you will be shown the boxes available for the month.  If you don’t like the style Julep suggests for you, don’t worry! You can choose from any of the styles available for that month, you can choose to have your box sent to a friend, or you can skip that month altogether.

I actually received this box in July, but with the craziness of that has been my summer, I haven’t been able to post about it until now.  I chose Classic with a Twist, because I love the fun colors.  I was excited to receive my Julep Maven box, and when I did, I wasn’t disappointed.  Here is a shot of the box.  It is a nice, sturdy cardboard, with distinctive branding.

 

I opened it, and was delighted to discover how well the product was packaged.  The polish and the Pedi Crème were wrapped in pink tissue paper, with a ribbon keeping the foam toe separators in place on top. 

I wasn’t impressed with the toe separators.  They were flimsy, but I did like the colors.  Yeah, I will forgive a lot of things if there is good presentation!

Here is a shot of the polish and The Best Pedi Crème Ever!  It is.  The first time I used the foot lotion, my significant other was walking by.  He stopped and told me that it was stinky.  It is.  Only not in a bad way.  It smells strongly of cucumber, which I didn’t mind.   In fact, after it had soaked into my dry skin, I liked it.  I always have dry skin, and this lotion made it soft and smooth.  Props for The Best Pedi Crème Ever!

The colors in my Classic with a Twist Maven box  were Robin and Rose.  These are fun colors, and they compliment each other well.  The polish is creamy, and it glides on smoothly.  It also dried relatively quickly.  Here are some pictures. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to say a big Thank You to my nieces for helping me with this post.  They generously donated some of their time to be hand models and to help take some of the photos.  They ROCK!

So, what did I think of the Julep Maven box?  I liked the polish and the pedi crème.  I liked them a lot.  The boxes are priced just a little too high for me to purchase one every month, but when I need a treat or a pick me up, I will surf over to Julep to browse their fun nail colors. 

If you would like to check out a Maven box for yourself, you can purchase an introductory box for just a penny! The introductory box is similar to the one I shared above. If you would like to order one, just click HERE and enter this promo code: MAVENINTRO

Now, thanks to Julep, I have one Maven box to give to one of you!  Just fill out the widget to enter!  US addresses only, please.

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