In 2014, I signed up for Julep and took the Maven quiz. I was sorted into the Boho Glam group and got my first box for free by using the code FREEMAVEN at checkout. If you are interested, you can sign up for Julep HERE and get started on your quiz. If you don’t like what is offered in your category, you can opt for another. Even if you’re not interested in the monthly subscription, Julep also sells individual polishes. From now until March 31, you can get a free polish with orders over $15 by using the code GETCOLOR. The code can be used twice per customer.
What I really like about this service is that you can skip boxes and send boxes to a friend. Since I already have a decent collection of nail polish, I skip a few months here and there. I only opt in for boxes that are truly unique and contain products that are not similar to any in my collection. I also love that sitewide shipping is always free for Mavens, even for those of us in Canada!
For February, I decided to opt in but chose the Classic with a Twist box instead of Boho Glam. I chose one outside of my assigned category because it featured three types of products that I use almost daily—nail polish, lip gloss, and highlighter—in shades that I like.
When I received the box, it was even better than I had expected and contained a lovely free gift from Julep that I was not expecting.
The gift is a full size holographic heart glitter top coat called Hartleigh (pictured above). It has a pink-tinted translucent base with tiny iridescent glitters, white confetti in different sizes, and shiny red hearts. It came in a bright pink mesh bag with a note from Julep that reads, “I snuck a holo glitter top coat in your box…I hope you love it! We put the heart in Heartleigh just for you, Maven. Happy Valentine’s Day!" I thought this sweet addition was a very nice Valentine’s Day surprise from Julep. I’m looking forward to trying it out over different polish shades.
The other polish in this month’s box is called London, a heather blossom creme. I love cream polishes and shades of purple so this polish helped me decide to opt in in this month.
The February box also came with a lip gloss in the shade Lively. It’s red with a hint of pink. It’s sheer and really complements my pale skin. I love that it’s not sticky at all and it has a sweet caramel scent.
The last item is a Glow Highlighting Powder in the shade Champagne. It may not be evident in the photos but this is a huge compact of powder containing 12 grams of product (for reference, a MAC Mineralize Skinfinish contains 10 grams). I like that it comes in a sleek palette with a mirror. The product is a touch darker than my skin tone so it gives me a glowy, almost bronzy look that’s very pretty.
Overall, I am very impressed with the February 2015 Julep Maven Classic with a Twist box. In fact, it’s my favourite one yet. The retail value of the products is approximately $50 (without the free gift), which is more than double the cost of the box. I’m looking forward to seeing what Julep has in store for March.
What are your thoughts on the February 2015 Julep Maven box?
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