Julep’s September boxes feature their new Cityscape collection. For more details on their subscription options, costs and a coupon code, skip down below. But for now, onto the unboxing!
Julep allows you to choose your own boxes and gives you the option of adding on up to 3 items at a big discount on each. Despite my original profile being “Boho Glam”, I skip around every month and choose what tickles my fancy or what I need in my collections.
This month I chose the Bombshell Box. This box includes Bare Face Cleansing Oil, Karmen and Catrina nail colors along with a free polish remover pad.
Bare Face Cleansing Oil: (Retail $28.00/Maven Price: $22.00)
Description: This lightweight, antioxidant-rich cleanser gently and thoroughly dissolves makeup, dirt, and excess oil without over-drying skin, then rinses clean with no oily residue. Recommended for all skin types.
This is the item I was most excited to receive. I currently use cleansing oil and I adore it. This one feels light, non greasy and has a lovely citrus scent.
Nail Polish Remover Pad: (Retail $9.99 for 10 pack/Maven Price: 7.99 for 10 pack)
Description: Each no-mess, lint-free pad is infused with aloe vera to moisturize and condition your nails. A great on-the-go solution for polish removal.
I love these things, can’t have enough of them. A very useful freebie.
Karmen: (Retail $14.00/Maven Price: $11.20)
Description: Golden crimson microglitter
I wasn’t sure about this color when I chose the box, but its actually really lovely. It’s more shimmery than glittery, and more red than gold. It will be a great color to use on the holidays.
Daria: (Retail $14.00/Maven Price: $11.20)
Description: Dark slate grey crème
This shade was one of the reasons I chose this box over the other options. Gray is big for fall this year and I thought this would be a nice sophisticated option for work.
As I mentioned earlier, Julep gives the option to add on up to 3 items from the collection. I decided to pick the Konjac Cleansing Sponge, and two polish colors Catrina & Josephine.
Konjac Cleansing Sponge: (Retail $12.00/Maven Price $9.60/Add on Price $7.99)
Description: This super-soft sponge is an all-natural exfoliant made from the fibrous root of the Japanese Konjac plant.
I think the idea with this item is to use it in conjunction with the cleansing oil, but I find oil is best to use with just your fingers. I did want to try this item with some other cleansers since I’ve heard so much hype about Konjac sponges.
Catrina: (Retail $14.00/Maven Price: $11.20/Add-on Price $4.99)
Description: Marigold yellow crème
Before I joined Julep, I don’t think I would have considered a yellow polish, but this is the third one I’ve picked up and I adore the gold yellow tone to this polish. It’s perfect for fall.
Josephine: (Retail $14.00/Maven Price: $11.20/Add-on Price $4.99)
Description: Deep teal grey crème
I’m a sucker for teals and I didn’t actually own one that was more grey. This is a really lovely shade, but it is somewhat close to the Daria color from the bombshell box. I’d say if you’re on a limited budget, that you don’t need both colors. Just choose whether you want a straight gray or one with a blue undertone.
Overall I love the items I received. I will use all of them and the discount is great. I paid $19.99 for the Maven Box and about $18.00 for the add-ons. Even with maven discounts on the items, that’s still a huge value. If you enjoy Julep products, it’s worth it to subscribe to the box. And just remember you can opt out each month.
Julep specializes in toxin-free nail color but also features beauty products. They are a small company based in Seattle and have been featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things List.
They have a monthly maven box that costs $19.99. You simply take their beauty quiz and it will match you up with a specific style.
Modern Beauty – (For those who prefer beauty items over nail color) – “You’re a savvy tastemaker obsessed with the art and science of beauty.” Get two full-size beauty products in every box.
Boho Glam – “You’re a dynamic free spirit with a creative eye.” Get two limited-edition nail colors and one full-size beauty product in every box.
Bombshell – “You’re a confident frill-seeker with magnetic appeal.” Get two limited-edition nail colors and one full-size beauty product in every box.
Classic With a Twist – “You’re an iconic beauty with a timeless aesthetic.” Get two limited-edition nail colors and one full-size beauty product in every box.
It Girl – (For those who want polish only) “You’re a colorful trendsetter who’s not afraid to be bold.” Get three limited-edition nail colors in every box.
The real beauty of a maven box is that you only get what you want. You can change profiles each month or simply opt out of a box. Julep will email you your monthly box selection, at that time you can choose a different box than your regular beauty profile or opt out entirely. Every time you purchase a box you get the option of add-ons at a huge discount along access to their “Secret Store” that lets you get other products at great prices. Another perk is that when you’re a maven you get 20% off anything you purchase from their store along with free Shipping. Julep polishes retail at $14.00 each, so a Maven box of two to three brand new polishes for under $20.00 is a great steal.
Coupon: To try out a box for free, use the code FREEBOX
(you’ll just have to pay for shipping this time). Just remember this is a subscription service so your free box will sign you up to get a box every month. Either opt out each month when you don’t want a box, or cancel by calling Julep’s customer service.