Hello! I hope you're all having a great weekend! I have an exciting post for you today! Recently, I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos of sample box openings/reviews (...I got a little obsessed after Glossybox...) and I've been trying to narrow down which (if any) other sample box subscriptions I should sign up for. One box that I kept seeing pop up every now and then was the Julep Maven boxes. At first, I wasn't interested; after all, $20 a month and all it is is nail polish (you do get other things, but it's all basically related to hands and feet)? Didn't sound like a good deal to me. After watching a few more videos (and seeing some amazing mystery boxes...) I got a little more curious. I browsed the Julep site, saw the different starter boxes and past month boxes, and became interested in trying their subscription service out. Lucky for me, I found a code online and got my first box for a penny! I did have to pay shipping of $3.99 (when you actually are a Maven, shipping is free! And you get 20% the items in the store!) and I also added on some quick dry drops for $4.99, but it still was less than $9, so I was happy. In fact, I actually regret not taking advantage of being able to add three "upgrades" to my starter box; for $20, I could have gotten three additional items (technically two more since I already got the drops) which would have been an amazing deal. Oh well, live and learn.
So how Julep Maven boxes work, is that you take a style quiz. The quiz will put you in one of five categories of style: Modern Beauty (these boxes don't have any nail polish in it, only beauty items), Boho Glam (which is me!), Bombshell, Classic With a Twist, and It Girl (these boxes look like they always have three polishes in them; the other boxes seem to have two polishes and a beauty item). You don't have to stick with what style category the quiz picks for you, and you can change what type of box you want to get whenever. When they show what will be in the boxes for the month, you can log into your account and change to a different box if you don't like what's in the one that was selected for you. I think that's really neat, and very considerate of Julep. You can also buy boxes from the past as well as the other boxes for that month if you can't chose between them!
Julep just changed what items are included in the welcome boxes (seriously just now, like within the week), so the items I got in my starter box will be different than what you'd get if you were to sign up today. I kind of like what's in the new boxes, so I might actually buy myself one! (Not to mention the other boxes I want to get...seriously, they're all so good!).
Let's get to opening my box!
So this is how my box came in the mail!
Now for the main event! The polishes!
So there you go! My starter Julep Maven box! I was very pleased with this box and feel that it's totally worth the $20 (even though I didn't pay that much for this first one, but I will gladly pay it for additional ones!). I'm going to buy at least one other box that's not part of my subscription (to get the hand scrub!), and I can't wait for the next box! I think I missed April's box since it already went up in the Maven Exclusives part of the online store, but I'm probably going to buy one anyways. I just have to decide whether I want the Classic With a Twist April Box or the Bombshell April box!
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed my Maven starter box opening! <3!