Tuesday, August 28, 2012

[CLOSED] JULEP: Intro Box Review, Discount Offer & GIVEAWAY!

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Julep Maven It Girl Intro Box

By now most people are familiar with Julep, if you aren't, OR even if you are... I have swatches, a discount intro box offer and a giveaway after the jump!

 Julep has a program called Julep Maven. This is a subscription box program like Birchbox or My Glam Bag EXCEPT, it's totally nail related! I know I only subscribed to Birchbox and My Glam for polish anyways ;]

What I like most about Julep is that their products are free of toxins and they donate part of their sales to organizations that support women! How awesome is that?!

I chose It Girl, this box usually comes with 3 nail polishes. The other options are Boho Glam, American Beauty, Bombshell and Classic with a Twist - these usually come with 2 polishes and a beauty related item that changes each month. So fun!

Here are my swatches and review of my It Girl box! Please excuse my nubbins and the small cut haha :[ Moving took quite a toll on my fingers!

I received 3 pretty summer colored polishes:

Bottom to Top: Julep Blake, Julep Claire and Julep Morgan

First is Blake,

Julep Blake

Julep Blake

If anyone appreciates a great yellow creme polish, it's me! Next to green and blue, yellow cremes hold a place in my heart! If you too like yellow cremes, or have ever used one, you know that the drying time isn't awesome for most of them. I'd say this one had a better drying time than MOST yellow creme polishes I've used but you need to keep in mind how thin/thick your layers are before you build it up ;]

I did 3 coats of Blake. There was a little bit of balding between the 1st and 2nd coat but the 3rd coat evened everything out. I love Julep's description of this polish haha: "Sunny yellow creme.  Creamy and buttery yet fat-free". Buttery is the PERFECT word to describe the color this polish!

Next is Claire,

Julep Claire

Julep Claire

Claire is an awesome bright, sky blue creme polish. I think this was my favorite out of the trio, the color is GORGEOUS! It was a little streaky, like Blake, but it evened out with a 3rd coat. It had a much better dry time than its yellow sister did.

And last is Morgan,

Julep Morgan

Julep Morgan

Julep Morgan, close up

I very rarely grab purple polishes, but when I get my hands on one I am always pleased! This is a great purple! Morgan is bright and grape-y with some pretty blue and bright purple shimmer in it! It does finish slightly on the frosty side, but it didn't reveal any brush strokes for me. This one only took 2 coats and was good on dry time.

Overall, I am impressed with the formula that Julep's polishes have, they all seem to go on smoothly and have minimal application issues. I already have a few of them and they are just as good as these or better! I love that often Julep's polishes are super pigmented. These required a little more layering than the Julep polishes I already own but the colors are AWESOME in the end!

I used to be a Julep Maven in December - March then I had to cancel because of money :( but I was always happy with the boxes I got, Julep's customer service and the shipping speed. It's nice to see that their colors have come such a long way! I love the cute little reusable tote (the black bag in the 1st picture) my polishes came in too, what nice as a cute little touch! If you want to check out other Julep polishes I've swatched or used, click here.

If you haven't tried Julep and their Julep Maven program, here's your chance! Keep reading below :]

You can sign up and get a box for a PENNY. Sign up here and use the code: MAVENINTRO to try the Julep Maven program for a penny! Each month you can get the same box or try a different box! You can cancel the program whenever you feel the need to OR you can continue receiving super awesome surprise nail polish boxes delivered to your door!

Another chance to try Julep! Here is a giveaway. You can win an intro box similar to what I reviewed and swatched for you guys today :) just fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below:
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Giveaway ENDS on September 7th at 12:01 AM EST.
If you would like to find out more about Julep, visit their websiteFacebook page, or follow Julep on Twitter!

Good luck! ;]

These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews. Giveaway sponsored by Julep.


  1. Amazing giveaway, i love all the shades

  2. Claire is so pretty! def my fav out of the 3 as well :) great swatches!


  3. Awesome giveaway, really awesome bright colors.

  4. I've really enjoyed being a Maven. I love how easy it is to switch your box or skip a month. The colors are amazing, too! So much fun and the donation support is a definite bonus.

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    1. Lol sorry that was me, my hubby was still logged into google. haha!

  6. Claire is definitely my fave! She is so pretty. Thank you for doing this giveaway.


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