I obviously love Julep nail polish, but I think a lot of items in their lip range are equally impressive. When I saw they were releasing a new product, a Lip Butter for the July 2016 Maven box, I decided to order two. My Julep Maven Subscription Boxes usually arrive between the 5th and the 9th with a few anomalies in either direction. On 06/29/16, I received an email stating my box was delayed with a code that offered 20% off as an apology. Usually Julep just gives added Jules as a delayed shipping bonus, so this coupon code was different. The email said this code, JULY20works on anything, even items in the secret store.
My nail polish collection is large. Polishes kept in good condition (away from heat or light) can last a long time, longer than the two years many people quote. A good thinner (I use Seche Vite) can also revive them. I have tossed polishes when thinner cannot save them or they have obviously gone bad, but it is rare. When I started collecting polishes again, I tossed all polishes older than the summer of 2013. To avoid ordering duplicates, I created a spreadsheet. Swatching them with these spoons I purchased from Amazon will help me compare the colors, finishes, and overall quality. All polishes only have one coat, because I wanted to spot the difference between my sheer and opaque polishes. We’ve all seen polishes that look dark in the bottle only to need 3-4 coats for opaqueness. No polishes have base or top coats either, because that can change the way the polish looks.