Hello! Whew, these posts just keep coming! Today I'm going to talk about my June 2013 Boho Glam Julep Maven box.
I've kind of been assuming that my readers/viewers know about the subscription services I use, so I haven't been talking about the basics. I'm debating on whether or not that's something I need to include in every post/video (or maybe just put in the description box), or if people are okay just Googling things. What Julep's Maven service is is a monthly subscription where you get high quality nail polish and/or beauty products by Julep for a heavily discounted price. These are kind of like the boxes they would send to beauty editors to get them to try their products and possibly feature them in magazine spreads. What's especially nice about being a Julep Maven is that you get free shipping and everything is 20%. Not only that, but you get special access to the "Secret Shop", which has products and sets at even steeper discounts.
Every month Julep comes out with a new line of polishes that are featured in their Maven boxes. Based on a test you take, you're put into one of five different style categories, which then have their own themed boxes (does that make sense?) for the month. Even though you take a test and are placed in a style category, you're free to choose boxes from the other styles; you're not locked into your own. I'm Boho Glam, but sometimes I like what's in the Bombshell or Classic With a Twist boxes better, so I'm free to choose those instead. You can even choose to skip a month if you don't like anything being offered.
Here's my June 2013 Maven box and my add-ons in all their glory! This month, my add-ons and Maven box arrived the same day, which is how I think it's supposed to work (last month my add-ons got here late, but I think Juelp was having some issues with shipping). When you select your Maven box, you can pick up to three add-ons, so if there's a color in a different box that you like, you can add it to your order individually for about $5 more. They do offer the option of buying the whole collection (they did this month and last month, at least. This is technically only my second official Maven box. Weird, I know.) for around $60-$70 depending on what you add-on, but this month I wasn't too tempted.
One thing Julep does a really job of is sticking to their theme for the month. Last month was Jazz and the 1920's, before that it was Brights, and this month it's that kind of preppy, nautical color scheme; they call it "Nantucket Nostalgia". Since I'm not a big fan of the marine, preppy, Hamptons scene (I would love to live in the Hamptons, but it's not really my style), not a lot of the colors really spoke to me. Another big thing about this line was that Julep launched their first "DD Cream" (it's like a BB cream, but better!) and Concealer. I tend to be a firm believer in "do what you do best" when it comes to companies that identify with one specific area of expertise, so for Julep as primarily a nail company to take on something like a DD Cream worried me a bit.
I'll start with my add-ons. I picked up two extra nail polishes, Bess and Bunny.
And now the main event; my Boho Glam Maven box!
I'll start with the little extras they threw in this month.
Finally, here's the two polishes that came in the Boho Glam box, Dianna and Lexie.
And that's my June 2013 Julep Maven box! Very pleased with this month and I can't wait to see what they come out with for July.
Thanks for reading! <3!