Julep is a service similar to Glymm, Luxe Box etc. except that instead of getting beauty samples each months, you receive their full size nail polishes and nail products! When you sign up to receive their monthly boxes, you become a Julep Maven.
The cost is $20/month, but when I first signed up I filled out a style quiz. A short while afterwards, when I hadn’t actually signed up for a subscription but had completed the quiz, they emailed me an offer to try my first box for $5. Well of course then I had to try it, what a great deal! Each month you choose from five different styles/boxes. I’ve since received my intro box for $5 and my first regular subscription box for $20. First up is the intro box.
Opening up the parcel. As you can see, for this box I choose the It Girl theme.
Look at the cute Christmas themed wrapping.
The polishes that came in my first box. From left to right:
- Fast Dry Top Coat
Of the three colours, Helena is my favourite, it goes on darker then it appears here. Further down I have a picture of all the polishes on. These polishes were what I was expecting to come in the box. But I also got some surprise bonuses!
The bonus products were a sample of Julep’s SPF 30 hand cream, a sample of their age defying hand brightener and a glitter pot. I thought the glitter pot was a really cute idea to include, I’ve seen several bloggers use glitter to really make their nails pop. You put it on after the last colour coat, and then finish with the clear coat on top to seal it. However, these particular glitter stars were probably a bit too big for this idea.
Here’s a look at the second box I received, at $20.
This one was January’s American Beauty box.
Cute wrapping it came in.
Colours from left to right:
The first two colours were part of my January box. The third, Keira, was a bonus for being one of the first certain number of members to join Julep. I can’t remember what the number was now, maybe 2,000?
I also received a pomegranate body scrub with my January box. Again, there were bonuses in this months box! It was just two samples of their nail polish remover, but still a nice surprise.
From left to right: Chloe, Helena, Kim, Anne, Keira, Maria, and Kim with the glitter on top.
Chloe, the black with the purple sparkles, does show more of the sparkles in person. As well, Keira shows up more like a dark purple with a little bit of red, then the colour it appears in this photo. If Maria, the silvery pink colour looks familiar, it’s because I bought the exact same shade from Butter London and blogged about it. I didn’t realize when I purchased the Butter shade I had the same one coming in the mail.
As I said, Helena is my favourite shade so far, I’ve worn it a couple times. Both of the pictures above are of Helena, so you can see the colour changes dramatically depending on the light.
The actual polish is a bit runnier then other polishes are, such as OPI and Butter. So it did take me a couple tries to figure out the best way to apply it. I wouldn’t say it lasts quite as long as Butter polishes do without chipping. But when you compare the price differences, having the polish chip a day or two earlier is worth the savings for me. I also love receiving different colours in the mail every month.
I will be receiving a February box, so I will have another post in a couple weeks on Julep!