For this post, I want to share with you guys my Julep May 2015 Mystery Box! Julep is beauty brand that started out mainly as a nail polish and hand/nail care brand and that has expanded to include makeup, haircare, and skincare products. They have two (?) salons in Seattle and I believe they recently (or will soon) added a salon in New York.
Julep also offers a subscription service called Julep Maven where, every month, they release a new collection of nail polish and beauty items. I've been with Julep for quite a long time now, and one of the reasons why is that they let you skip a month if you don't like the colors/products, instead of forcing you to get things you don't want or need. I've been skipping months kind of frequently, and the last few mystery boxes have had some products that I wanted, so I decided to get a mystery box this month. I also had a $15 credit because someone was kind enough to use my referral link to sign up for Julep Maven, so I got some add-ons as well (you can't use the $15 credit on the actual mystery box). If you're interested in signing up, you can either go to the Julep website that I linked above, or you can use my referral link here (which I will really appreciate!
I'll start with my two add-ons, which, sadly, are the two items I'm most happy with. I got a mystery add-on for $9.99 that was supposed to worth about $30 and I got a tube of the Brilliance Glycolic Hand Scrub for $7.99. I used my $15 referral credit, making both of these items, essentially, free!
It seems more opaque than some other colors I've had and I like the shimmer. I'll give it a try before I pass it off to my mom, but I'm still not 100% sure about it.
purple perennial full coverage micro-glitter" and it's super pretty! It has iridescent glitter, so it almost looks like a holographic polish. It dries with a subtle matte texture finish, but if you want a glossier look you can use a top coat. It fully covered my nail wheel in three coats.
And that was my May Mystery Box from Julep! Overall, I'm not too happy with this mystery box; I was hoping for different products and I even got a dupe nail polish color. I'm happy that Julep was able to help me out so quickly with my issues with Bea, but there are other issues I had with this box that I didn't feel warranted an e-mail to customer service. I had some issues with the brushes on a couple of my polishes; one polish had some errant bristles that I had to cut off and the others seem weirdly splayed. Hopefully it doesn't affect my polish application. For a more expensive mystery box, I'm just not sure this one was worth it. I'm very happy with my add-ons, but I picked those myself (well, I picked one, at least) and I technically got them for free anyways.
Julep said this box would be worth $150+, but I didn't calculate the box value because Julep tends to over-estimate box values anyways (they calculate value based on the full retail price of an item and I would never ever pay full price for anything from Julep; if you're a Maven you get 20% off of everything automatically and things go on sale/are included in mystery boxes/can be purchased as add-ons so frequently that if something you want isn't on sale now, it will be soon). I am getting my Maven box for June, but I'm not sure if I'll be getting another mystery box.
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