Thursday, January 10, 2013

Julep Maven Intro box

So I just discovered Julep nail polishes about a month ago. I looked around on the website and thought they have lots of pretty colors. I signed up for the email list and after Christmas I got notice of an end of the year sale, so I decided to buy a few colors. Then I found out about the code to try a maven box for only a penny....yes, I said a penny! (I'll give you that code in a bit) Soooooo, I took the plunge and signed up for the maven box.

So you might be thinking, what is a maven box? When you go to the Julep site, they have a style quiz you take and there are 5 categories they have available, you see which one you fall into. The categories are American Beauty, Boho glam, Bombshell, Classic with a twist and it girl. Julep's nail polish is toxin free, from their website "Julep Nail Color is “4-free” and does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP." Every color is named for a woman which is fun. So when you sign up you get an introductory box, which has two colors and a cuticle oil (or three colors if you're an it girl) for $19.99 and then once a month you will get a box with 2 (or 3) new colors and a manicure or pedicure product, along with a few surprises (usually sample packets of lotion or polish remover pads, that sort of thing). The box values are usually over $40 so it's a pretty good deal. So I signed up and got "Classic with a twist" from my style quiz. Here is my box when I first opened it:
I was immediately excited because I could see right away my surprises were two little pots of glitter! I had seen some people receive the little pots of glitter in videos I've seen of people opening their boxes up, but I didn't think they would send me glitter pots on an intro box (and certainly not one a penny into box!) As you can see there is a little card that explains the Classic with a twist style. The polishes are wrapped in the pink paper with a black ribbon around it and then everything is nestled nicely in black shredded paper.

Here you can see the glitter pots better as well as the two polishes and the cuticle oil. There is also a card with welcome information about the maven monthly boxes. The two colors in this box are Alfre - which is a royal metropolitan purple metallic and Jody - which is a rosey mauve with gold shimmer. The cuticle oil is a blend of essential oils and vitamin E. It smells pretty good I think. I decided to try out Jody first. The color went on smoothly and dried pretty quickly, which was good because with a new baby, I'm on limited nail polishing time LOL. Here's my nails with the color up close:
So over all I am very happy with my first box and looking forward to seeing what February's colors will be. Every month there are new colors. If you don't like the colors in your chosen style, you have the option to change to another set. You also have the option to skip a month or send your box as a gift to someone else that month. Even if you start up with the penny coupon, you are under no obligation to continue each month and you can cancel at any time. The regular price is $19.99 a month, with free shipping. Your membership also gets you 20% off all products on the website, free shipping and the chance to add on products to your monthly box for as little as $4.99.

 Now here's the coupon code to get your intro box for only one shinny penny....enter PENNY into the coupon code box. I did pay $4.98 for shipping with the coupon code so $4.99 total. If you sign up through my link, then I can earn credits called jules towards free products  (and then when you join, you will get a link to refer your friends!) My referral link is I hope you like Julep as much as I do :)

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