Quick Run-Down: Julep is a $24.99 a month (I pay $19.99 since I've been subscribed for so long) beauty subscription service that offers a variety of different products including nail polish, body/skin care, and makeup; the Julep Maven box is customizable (within certain value limits) and the selection window starts on the 20th of each month and ends on the 24th; a new nail polish collection is released each month, along with one or two beauty products (these can either be completely new or just different colors of already existing products), though you can pick from older collections/products as well; the best feature of this box, and the reason why I've been subscribed so long, is that you can skip your box each month without having to unsubscribe (you just have to make sure that you select the skip option within the product choice window).
Overall, this was a good box. I liked the products I picked and, with my Jules, I paid around $30 for everything, including shipping. Since I can now pick the products I want, and skip a month if there's nothing I need, it's not often that I'm super disappointed with my Julep Maven box (unless one of the products/colors turns out to be less than what I expected). I think it's worth it to sign up to be a Julep Maven, especially if you're into nail polish, since then you get the perks of being a Maven (discounts, Secret Store, the option to get your monthly box), but you don't have the obligation to get a box every month if you don't want to (be warned, though, that the 'skip the month' option might not be available right from the start; I've heard that you have to be a Maven for at least six months before you can skip, but I also heard that they changed that rule after a lot of people called them out on it, so I don't know what's current).
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