The Julep Maven program is $19 per month and you get either three nail polishes, or two nail polishes and a beauty product. I was going to skip my box this month (love that you can do that!) because I didn’t love the colors at first. But, after staring at the swatches on Julep’s blog, I still couldn’t decide. There were colors in each grouping that really wanted and I didn’t think my wallet could handle any of the upgrades for the full collection this month. But, Julep surprised everyone with a new option this month…instead of only offering classic with a twist, boho glam, it girl and bombshell box choices for nail polish lovers and modern beauty for those wanting the make up option, they added a core classics box!
I decided to go for the core classics box and add on the polishes that I wanted for $4.99 each. Here’s what the box contained:
Oxygen Nail Treatment ($18.00/$14.40 Maven Price): This is to be used without colors to strengthen your nails. I already have a few bottles of this, but I use it on my 4 year old’s nails a lot because it leaves a light tint.
Freedom Polymer Top Coat ($18.00/$14.40 Maven Price): I love this! I knew I needed to buy more and didn’t want to pay $14.40 for it, but getting it in a $19 box with two other items makes it worth it. This promises to dry your nails in 5 minutes and it does.
Clean Slate Polish Remover Single Use Pad Kit ($9.99/$7.99 Maven): This has ten sets of 10 pads for taking removing nail polish. I have Julep’s nail polish remover and love it, so I’m sure I will love these too.
The Add-Ons: $4.99 Each
Cara (Bombshell) ($14.00/$11.20 Maven): Julep describes this as a warm cranberry frost. It’s more pink than cranberry but it’s beautiful.
Joelle (Boho Glam) ($14.00/$11.20 Maven): Full coverage smoky holographic glitter. This is so much more beautiful in person. It’s not just a gray, there are little specks of colored glitter in there too.
Celia (It Girl) ($14.00/$11.20 Maven): Icy Green Metallic. As soon as I saw this in the previews from Julep, I knew I needed it. This may end up just being for my toes, but it’s beautiful. It reminds me of a mermaid (and it’s much lighter than my picture shows).
I am very happy with the first core classics box. I hope Julep continues to offer it with other nail and skin care items each month. I paid $19 for my box and $14.97 for my add-ons ($29.97 total) and received $70.39 worth of Julep’s products using Maven pricing. And, each item will get used.
I’ll start posting pictures of the swatches as I start using the colors.
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