Wednesday, 11 April 2012

First Julep Maven Box

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.

xo Kathryn

11 comments:

  1. Not a bad intro box - do you think you will still subscribe? If so, will you stay with Classic with a twist?

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  2. are you going to keep your subscription? thanks for the review.

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    1. I did end up keeping my subscription. Basically I don't let myself buy any other nail polish and let what comes in my Julep box be my nail polish purchases of the month. Will I keep it coming every month? Probably not I think I am going to skip next month but I don't see myself cancelling anytime soon :)

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  3. That's how I felt about the 1 cent promo too! In my head I was like,"It's going to be so hard to stop the subscription, they're just trying to rope me in, but how can I say no to nail polish for 1 cent??" The colours you got are nice though and if you don't like a month or don't feel like spending the $20, skipping a month is always a nice option. I just don't know if you can do it 2 months in a row...

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    1. Hmm that's a good point I never thought about whether or not I could skip two months... Definitely sometimes to look into though I continued with another box this month but I think I am going to skip next month unless there are colours I simply cannot live without :)

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  4. I recently ordered the first Julep Maven box for 1 cent! I'm probably going to cancel after that, but I couldn't refuse the 1 cent offer.
    I love your blog and I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I see that you've already been nominated, but I'd also love to nominate you so people have the chance to check out your blog!

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    1. I was totally sucked into the offer as well. I haven't cancelled yet... but I think the price tag will push me to cancel after a couple months.
      Thank you for the nomination hun I am totally flattered! If I hadn't just done my post I would nominate you too :) xo

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  5. I just recently signed up with the penny offer as well! I got classic with a twist too, but I've seen slight variations on the colours, so I can't wait until mine arrives/I see which colours I get!

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    1. Ohh we are the same box style :) I can't wait to see what you get too ...I'll keep an eye out for your blog post on it!!

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  6. I have been tempted a couple of times to get the 1 cent box but I can't pay 20$ a month and I hate calling (to cancel) so I pass... but I'm getting weaker :P

    Andrea
    http://www.cutely-whimsical.blogspot.com

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  7. I hate calling too it's so annoying! and kind of awkward to be like I only ordered your service because it was only 1 cent lol

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