I wasn't sure what to make of the Julep boxes at first. The price of $19.99 sounded a little high to me for three products a month, and when it first came out I wasn't totally into nail polish. I decided to take advantage of the first box for $0.01, knowing full well it is just a marketing plan to get you in. For the price though, I was willing to take the bait. I was given Classic with a Twist as my first box, and this is what I received.
Nail Polish in Kelly - This is the light peachy pink on top. It is a very neutral and creamy colour. When applying it, it almost looks like an off-white, but when the final product is dry it takes on a more peachy-tone appearance. It is a little difficult to apply, and definitely needs 2-3 coats to be anywhere close to opaque. However, it wore beautifully and the staying power was impressive.
Nail Polish in Emma - This is the bottom purplish colour. It looks like it has a colour in the bottle but really when applied to the nails it is a lot of micro glitter. It makes a great top coat over any colour you want to add some glitz to, since the glitter is silver and very neutral. It is super easy to apply and will hide any imperfections that you may have in the base colour. I have not tried wearing this colour on its own, but I am sure with a couples coats you would get a nice affect. What I really liked about this was that the glitter was not rough like such glitter nail polishes are. It went on smoothly and again the staying power was great.
Julep Maven Facial for Hands - In most cases, you get two nail polishes and an additional manicure/pedicure related product in each box. This Hand Facial is what came in my box. I actually just mentioned it in my March favourites because I have been loving it so much. I use it every night before bed and my hands feel super soft after. It is effective, but gentle enough so that it wont scratch or ruin your manicure. It also has a wonderful citrus smell. The only downside? This product gets very runny, and I found even shaking it before I use it does not help. As a result, when you squeeze the tube, the runny product is really wasted until the more gel like product emerges. I still love it though, and will probably repurchase it when I am done.