If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
When it comes to nail polish, I am a huge fan of Julep’s five free formula. I find these polishes chip less than most, and the polishes themselves are a good deal when you have a Maven membership. They are quality polishes, so I would probably purchase them at $14 each if I did not have my Maven membership. Luckily, I do not have to pay that much. The color selections and polish finishes are more vast than almost any other nail polish line. Every month, they release nine new colors.
I have not skipped a box since I first subscribed in May 2014, because I find something I want every month. More often than not, the nail polishes are what draw me in, but I like to try Julep’s beauty products as well.
I have a membership that auto renews every three boxes for $59.97, $19.99 per box. Paying month to month charges $24.99, so I like paying in advance to save $15 every three months. New Maven subscriptions allow you to swap products in, so I always suggest trying that. You can at times get a higher valued box with swaps. Assuming you really want an item you are swapping out, you can generally get it in the add-on section, so put the more expensive item inside the box. Plus, swaps make the box possibilities almost endless.
I received an email on the 19th stating everyone would get a free gift for accepting the box this month. Although it said I had to accept the offer by the 24th, it did not mention anything about accepting on the email I received when the Maven window opened on the 20th. This probably means everyone got it. Prior to January, I had not seen Julep send a free gift with the box. The last time they sent a free gift was February. That made this my third gift for accepting a box. As I was getting a free gift and I was not pleased that the free gift for selecting three add-ons last month was a single polish I already owned, I decided not to select any add-ons this month.
The free gift worth $14 is a polish named Julep. It is the new, Julep signature cream. I’d call it a pink based purple. Julep is a pretty color. Having a polish named Julep Julep is interesting. Compare this to my other purple polishes.
I was going to swap out Julep Rachael from my standard bombshell box. Sure, she’s a pretty graphite shimmer, but I rarely wear this color and have so many. That is my sister’s name, off spelling and all, so I decided to keep her. It is kind of fun to have polishes named after loved ones. Rachael is worth $14. Compare this to my other gray and silver polishes.
The polish that caught my eye this month is Aubrey. She’s a Rosewood shimmer and beyond gorgeous. When it comes to rose-gold colors, I am easily hooked. It is probably my favorite nail polish color, which is saying a lot for someone who loves so many colors. Aubrey is worth $14. Compare this to my other purple polishes.
Strut is such a beautiful plum nectar creme. Dark lipsticks are my favorite. Like other Julep lipsticks, this is moisturizing and somewhat long-lasting. It was a little more patchy than I am used to with Julep lipsticks, but patchy colors are more common with lighter and darker colors. To even out the patchiness, I exfoliate first, apply a lot of lipstick, then blot. I just hope I love this color. This lipstick retails for $22.
I paid $19.99 this month for this box valued at $64. My personal value is also $64, because I want everything in this box.
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