For this post, I want to show you guys what I got in my January 2015 Julep Maven box! I've skipped the last couple months since the polish colors didn't really interest me, but there were a few colors I wanted this month, plus I had enough points to get another polish for free, PLUS there was special offer where you could get a Metamorphic top coat for free in your January box so...why not? Five (potential; I was worried I wouldn't get the Metamorphic top coat but I'll about that more later) Julep polishes for $20 is a pretty good deal!
Super quick rundown of Julep, especially since I haven't gotten a box for a while! Julep is a monthly subscription service that's mainly for nail polish; Julep is based in Seattle, WA where they have two nail salons (I think; I think they opened a Julep parlor in New York recently as well, but I haven't been paying too much attention). Side note: I actually got a manicure at a Julep nail salon while my husband and I were in Seattle for PAX! I was even able to get my 20% Maven discount at the salon, which is awesome. I've been with Julep for a while now (at least a year, maybe two...I don't actually remember) and they've been consistently expanding their line with other cosmetics and skin/hair care products. Personally, I think Julep should stick with nail polish; a lot of primarily nail polish lines that try to expand into other cosmetics aren't all that successful. There are five different beauty profiles you can fall into, but they're mostly pointless since you can change your profile whenever you want and you can always pick a different box if you don't like yours. I have an older version of the Maven subscription where I only pay $19.99 a month, but I can only pick between the pre-made boxes. I believe all new Mavens are signed up for the new, customizable subscription. It's $24.99 a month, but you're allowed to pick any products you want from a certain list (there's an even more expensive subscription that let's you pick between a wider variety of products). A lot of times with the pre-made boxes, there's one color (sometimes more) that I really don't like but that I have to get if I want the other products in the box. One nice thing is that you're allowed to add-on products (I think the limit is still three) at a discounted price. You can also earn points, which I think are still called Jules (oh man, it really has been a while...), which you can redeem for free things, like I did!
And that's my January 2015 Julep Maven It Girl box! After skipping a few months, it was nice to get another one, especially one where I got a bunch of stuff for a good price! I love four out of the five polishes I got, though I'm not sure I can say I liked this collection as a whole. I don't really like any of the other polishes and I'm just really not a fan of Julep's lip products. I'm curious to see what path Julep will continue down, but I really, really hope they stick with what they know and what they are known for: nails.
Thanks for reading! <3