Quick Run-Down: Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish-centric subscription service, though they have expanded to include body/skin care and makeup products; I pay $19.99 a month for my base subscription because I've been a Maven for so long (it was the original price), but if you were to sign up today, it would be $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month if you purchase three months up front); with the $24.99 subscription, you are able to completely customize what products you get in your box (within reason; Julep does limit the value and what kinds of products they offer), I used to not be able to customize my box and had to pick one of the curated ones, but they recently let me customize at my regular $19.99 price; you earn Jules, which are rewards points that you can use towards getting free products, when you choose to receive your monthly box; the best feature of the Julep Maven program is the ability to skip a month, as many times as you want in row, it's the biggest reason why I've been subscribed to them for so long!
The extra this month (which is generally candy, though we have gotten little items in the past) is a green apple Air Heads taffy. Thing. Is there an official word for these? I just call them Air Heads...
Bridgette is just a plain white creme, and it's a brand new polish for me. I don't have a lot of 'basic' colors since I find them boring and I don't like to spend money on them, so it's nice to get one for free.
Yeah, just a plain white. Not much to say. It did apply well, though I don't know what the opacity is like since I haven't used it on my natural nails yet.
It's an electric blue/cobalt; it looks super dark in the bottle, but it's actually quite vibrant.
On the right is two coats of the polish on it's own; like I said before, these are like a hybrid of a jelly and tint. They're not quite as thick as a jelly, but they're not as sheer and watery as a tint. I actually really like the formula of these polishes, and I'm kind of sad I didn't pick up the other colors I wanted.
Overall, I'm very happy with the Julep Maven subscription service; I've been skipping a lot since I really don't need any more Julep polish and a lot of the makeup stuff doesn't interest me, but now that Julep is letting me customize my box, I'm really enjoying it again! This is the first time in a long while that I've gotten three boxes in a row (I'm counting the May box, which is on it's way to me right now) and, while I can see myself getting a little saturated in products again in and deciding to skip every so often, I think I will be getting a lot more Maven boxes in the future!
Thanks for reading! <3