Becoming a Julep Maven gives you exclusive access to COLOR. Each month we hand-pick trendsetting new nail colors, cult faves and cutting-edge beauty products that are just right for you. Commitment shy? No problem. YOU decide how often to receive your Julep Maven box, and you can cancel at any time.
Julep Box Opened
This post is way overdue, but as most of you know, I’m not much of a nail girl, but I decided to try out the popular nail subscription service, Julep. I was a bit intimated when I first received the box as I’ve never been able to do my own nails without it looking like a five year old painted them. I also own a total of fifteen (15) nails polishes all together, as I was able to pick up a few new ones recently at the MABB swap.
I have been debating if I should start a nail section on my blog and I finally decided I would, so for 2013 here it is: #maniMonday. I hope over time each post will become better and more creative and hopefully you viewers will enjoy it or at least laugh at my horrible attempts. I also went and purchased a package of acrylic nail discs recently, so I can do a better job of displaying nail colors and nail art instead of using my super short nails in the future.
Julep Bombshell Intro Box
I can honestly say I love Julep nail polish. I’m not a super knowledgable person about nail polish, but I love the consistency along with their beautiful shades. I noticed the polish dries fairly quickly and is easy to clean up around the edges. My favorite thing about their polishes is the glitter polishes are easy to get off. I usually steer clear of glitter, just for the fact that I hate the process and time it takes to fully get off my nails.
I found Julep polishes are more on the opaque side, but two coats is ample for a solid, no see through finish. I did find the bottles are easier to tip over as they are taller and narrower than average nail polish bottles, but on the other hand they are much easier to hold when doing a nail photo. All the bottles have a black painted window on one side of the bottle, which I’m curious of the exact reasoning for this, other than a color comparison, but I’m going to ask the company representative next time I speak to her.
Contents of the Julep Box
After doing my survey, it’s concluded that I’m a “Bombshell Girl”. When I received my first box this is what was included:
• Two (2) Nail Polishes:
– Viola: Deepest dark purple crème.
– Eva: Raspberry crème.
• One (1) Julep Essential Cuticle Oil
• Two (2) Glitter Pots: Blue & Light Pink
Glitter Pots in Blue & Light Pink, along with instructions.
Julep Essential Cuticle Oil-
All-natural blend of essential oils and Vitamin E hydrates and strengthens nails and cuticles. Extends the life of your manicure while leaving a glossy sheen.
My unpolished fingernails before I applied the Cuticle Oil.
A world of difference after I applied the Cuticle Oil. The rollerball also gives a tad massage, but I found it easiest to rub on my finger than apply to each nail.
It’s very simple to get started as a Julep Maven. First you fill out a fun quiz about your likes and style to determine which Maven category you fit in. But the awesome thing is you can switch any to a different style each month. So if you like the colors in another style better than your style based on the quiz, you are freely open to do so at any time. The other awesome thing about Julep is you can cancel anytime, skip the month, or send your box to a friend, all for free. So if you decide it’s not for you, then you aren’t locked in. After picking your first box, it will be shipped out within three (3) days so you can shortly start playing with your new colors.