However! Starting this month, Julep has decided to reward long-time subscribers and let them upgrade to the new service (which allows you to completely customize your Maven box), while still paying the $19.99. So how could I resist getting my very first, fully customized Julep Maven box?
Quick rundown of the Julep Maven program: nail polish-centric subscription service, though it is possible to get boxes with just makeup/beauty products (though Julep is a nail salon at heart and their nail products tend to be better than their other beauty products); $24.99 a month for approximately three full size products of your choice from the current monthly collection or permanent products (the choice is limited to the items that Julep lists, but there is a large variety); you chose all the products in your box and are able to pick your products starting on the 20th of the month; you change your mind as many times as you want until the 24th, when your choices are locked in; if you don't want to get a box in a certain month for whatever reason, you can also chose to skip that month's box, or have it sent to someone else (though you still have to pay for it); if you forget to edit your choices or to opt out for the month by the 24th, you will receive a curated box that Julep picks for you (this used to be based on your profile type, but I'm not sure if Julep still uses that system); Julep also has a rewards program where you earn points, called Jules, that you can use towards the purchase of add-ons or to pay for a whole box (you have to have enough points to cover the whole cost of an item/box; you can't redeem 100 points if an item costs 300 points, you need all 300 points, if that makes sense); if you're interested in signing up for Julep, you can use my referral link here, or you can go to the website.
And that's my March Julep Maven box! Overall, I paid a little under $40 for five polishes, a cuticle serum, and a metal clean-up tool. According to Julep, the total value of my box was around $90, so I saved about 60% off the full price. I do think that the products I got are worth the $40 I paid (which includes shipping), but I'm not sure if they are worth the $90 value Julep says they are (that is what they're worth if you purchased each item individually from Julep at full price, but as I said before, don't ever pay full price for a Julep product since you will be able to get it on sale at some point).
If you're interested in nail polish, and are interested in trying some of Julep's products, I do recommend signing up for the Maven service. As a Maven, you get 20% off of everything that's full priced, and you get free shipping. You can also eventually skip getting the monthly box without having to unsubscribe, which is a unique and very helpful feature; I'm not sure how it currently works, but it used to be that you had to get your monthly box for six months before you were allowed to skip it. It might have changed since I know people were upset and Julep made an announcement about it, but I can't say for sure, so make sure you do some research before signing up if that's something that concerns you.
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