A couple weeks ago Julep was offering a promotion for the first month of Julep Maven for $5. Never missing an opportunity to save, I signed up. Oh, and then I did some research... I had no idea a lot of bloggers had so many problems with this service. Next time do research before signing on the dotted line...
That aside, the swatches that I have seen of Julep nail polish are just gorgeous and to try out the monthly service for $5, why not? I received my first Julep Maven box pretty quickly, I think 2 and a half weeks. Upon signing up, I was prompted to take a little nail polish personality quiz to help them choose colors for me.
Well they were spot on with the selections. So the package came in a black box which I opened to find a black bag. Inside the black Julep bag were 2 nail polishes wrapped in pink tissue paper and some Julep Facial for Hands Glycolic hand scrub. The hand scrub is a $32 value.
A crazy amount for some scrub but after I used it last night, my hands felt divine. I regularly use a hand scrub before the start of a manicure, Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Sudsing Scrub in Orange Ginger right now and whatever lotion I have available. Currently it's Ecotools Earth-Friendly Beauty Replenish Body Butter... But the Julep scrub made my hands feel 100% better!
The two colors I received were Drew, a bright fuchsia, a great color for my toes! And the second color is Alfre a dusty metallic purple which I will be putting on my nails tonight for sure so look for that tomorrow morning! I swatched the color out on my thumb and it looks really nice with my coloring. The nail polish retail for $14.
Still not sold on $20 a month. I will see how the formula works out. I have 4 more days to decide if I want next month's box. I do like having the freedom to choose when I want a box.
Love these monthly subscriptions, it is a surprise every month! My sister signed up for Go Go Girlfriends and I might do that soon as well. We will see!