Hello! Happy Valentine's Day! Or Happy Lupercalia, if you prefer! It's very cold here today and I have work (and am still feeling under the weather) so my husband and I probably won't do much besides maybe get some takeout and watch a movie. Which actually sounds much preferable to attempting to go out and do anything tonight (I hate crowds and while I like holidays, they kind of irritate me since it means everyone is trying to do the same thing at once. It's why I much prefer having days off other than Saturday or Sunday; nothing like going to the Mall on a Wednesday afternoon).
I thought it would be semi-festive to make a post about my February 2015 Julep Maven box today! ...also it was the last thing I needed to make a post about from my last batch of videos, so there's that.
I wasn't too excited about the colors in the February collection, but I had enough Jules to get another polish for free and everyone who got a box this month was also going to get a free topcoat called Hartleigh. I'm probably not going to get the March box, unless the colors and/or product really wows me.
Julep Maven facts: monthly subscription service where you receive products from Julep, a Seattle-based nail salon that has expanded to the East Coast and which makes a wide variety of beauty products now; I'm an older Maven so my basic boxes cost $19.99, but if you sign up now, your boxes will be $24.99, but you'll also be able to customize your box much more than I can customize mine; you can skip your box for the month is you don't like the colors/products, which is nice because being a Maven gets you special perks like 20% off and free shipping and you don't have to keep subscribing/unsubscribing if you want to keep your benefits(newer Mavens used to have to get their box for 6 consecutive months before being able to skip but Julep changed that so now everyone can skip whenever); you can add-on products (up to six, I think) to your box for a discounted price, which is a great way to get products you like for cheap. Yay!
Overall, I'm happy with this box, but it's mostly because of my free polishes and the highlighter. For $19.99 it was definitely worth it, but next month I don't think there are going to be any extra freebies so I'm going to have to be really excited about the new collection to be tempted to get my March box.
Thanks for reading! <3