When it comes to nail polish, I am a huge fan of Julep’s five free formula. 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 (unless they re-release one or two from the vault). 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.
If you’re not already familiar with the Julep Maven program, read my review. My subscription renews after three boxes for $59.97, or $19.99 a 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 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. Swapping also gives a subscription where you actually want all the box contents every time. If you cannot find enough items to swap in, skip the box that month and pay nothing.
Every box comes with a coupon code. There are usually 2-3 codes, and while I’d love if mine was always the best available, it is not always the case. I keep a listing of all promo codes I am aware of. My code is APR15 for $15 off a $30 purchase through 04/30/16. There was no candy in this box (as there usually is).
Julep introduced vivid sheers this month, which remind me of the jelly polishes I’ve purchased in the past. All new boxes came with a free white polish to brighten the sheer (if you choose to wear it solid).
Brigitte was the free polish given. It is a bright white crème worth $14. Compare this to my other sheer and white polishes.
Marissa is an electric clover flower vivid sheer. It retails for $14. I have more wine shades than I need, but I like collecting polishes with names of friends and family members. Compare this to my other wine polishes.
The Kaolin Clay Konjac Sponge retails for $12. It is a gentle exfoliator made from the fibrous root of the Konjac plant and enriched with detoxifying kaolin clay that draws impurities from deep within skin. I love the charcoal version, so I look forward to trying this new kaolin clay version.
The Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Balm Stick retails for $28. It is a blend of natural oils and fruit enzymes that remove dirt, oil, and impurities while gently exfoliating for a deep-down clean. This product is as amazing as I expected. My skin feels really clean and soft after using it. After reordering it, I noticed the container stinks. As much as I love it, I will not purchase it a third time. Once the container no longer pushes the product up, I have to dig it out of the bottom of the container.
If you select three add-ons, you get a free surprise item. There were not three items that appealed to me this month, so I decided not to select any. I usually get 0 or 3, because I can use promo codes and wait for items to go on sale and not buying everything I see in the add-on section.
The total box value is $68, and I only paid $19.99. My personal value is also $68, because I will use everything.
If you want to join Julep, visit my Julep Maven page to see all start-up offers. Visit my regular Julep page to see more offers for shopping. All polishes above are swatched once. They get darker with more swatches. See all Julep Subscription articles. Tips For Getting the Best Deal lays out every way I can think of to save money at Julep. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.