Julep Maven November 2012 Maven Choice Box

It has been months since I actually chose to have my Julep Maven box shipped.  There was a new option to choose from this go round and it was the Maven’s Choice Box.  This box was voted on by Julep Mavens and curated from our votes.  With tomorrow (Tuesday) being voting day here in the US I thought this was very fitting to be posted up and shared!  :) 

The cards included in this box were fun and offered tidbits of advice: from fashion to gift giving.

And in addition to the items in the box that I already knew about they threw in these wonderful nail polish remover pads (3 to be exact).  I have already used one of them and they are spectacular.  Just one pad took off the majority of my polish.  I had thick layers on so I am surprised that one did what it did.  These get two thumbs up and are added to my stocking-stuffer list! :)

The two polishes in this box were Trina and the Matte Top Coat.  I have 3 other Matte Top coats so I am going to use this one for an upcoming giveaway!  ;)  I took the plastic wrapping off of Trina but didn’t open it.  I am thinking that I am going to use it in an upcoming giveaway as well!  Sorry there are no swatches of these!  I hope you forgive me.

The main reason I wanted this box was because of the Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub.  I really enjoy a nice body scrub and was sure that I would enjoy this one due to loving other exfoliating products from Julep.  I am happy to report that I was correct.  I really liked the scrub.  It came with a towel and mit.  The scrub itself is very gritty and really does the job it sets out to do.  Immediately once water is running over the scrub the sugar crystals dissolve and you are left with the most luxurious moisturizer.  I am planning to reserve this scrub for my feet vs other areas of my body.  My feet have been lacking the moisture they once retained and I need to figure out a way to seal the moisture back in.  I think this may be the ticket!

Did you get your Julep Maven box this month?  Are you a Julep Maven?  Get your first box for only $0.01! Yep, just a penny!  Here is my referral link and the code to use is COLOR2012.

*I am in no way sponsored for this post, I purchased this subscription with my own money.  I am making use of referral link.

Julep July 2012 Maven Box Extra

Julep has released this photo on their Facebook page and said that this will be a freebie in July’s box.  Depending on your shipping address you will either receive an America the Beautiful or O Canada!  
The Maven Boxes haven’t been released just yet but this is a preview of what to look forward to!!  I know that they are CURRENTLY using promo codes to get your first box for a penny but I am unsure if they are going to be available for next month.  The code is “Penny” This says that preview email arrives on Wednesday (June 20th) and you can make changes from then to June 24th.  My guess is that is when they will be live for the public so if you haven’t gotten your first box now is the time to check it out!
xoxo, 
Laura

Julep American Beauty May 2012

Hello lovelies!! I recently received my latest box from Julep. Every month that I have received this monthly subscription box I have switched to a different line. The first month was “Boho Glam”, the second month was “It Girl”, and this month I chose “American Beauty”.

“American Beauty” for May 2012 came with magnetic polish called Kylie. Julep describes Kylie as a”sultry violet magnetic polish. It’s gorgeous without the magnetic affect, or use the included magnet to create dark accent stripes in whatever direction you choose.” I will agree that the color itself is pretty without the magnetic twist but WITH the it is amazing. When I shift my nail in the light it appears that the stripes are moving. It’s really unbelievable.  Here is what it looked like on the nail in the picture below.  Please excuse the uncleanliness.  I was super excited to try this out because if it being magnetic.  
The other polish in the box was called Ellie. It is described as an “opalescent seashell pink with holographic shimmer.” it really is gorgeous. It reminds me of mother of pearl. This is a look that I have always adored on my nails.
The box also came with some pedicure essentials such as a foot file and The Best Pedi Prep Ever. The instructions on the back of the pedi product say “Therapeutic AHAs + no-mess roll-on = Parlor quality results at home. Apply to callused areas and let penetrate for 2 to 4 minutes, file rough spots with the Julep foot file, rinse thoroughly. Follow with The Best Pedi Creme Ever!” I have not yet tried these items so I cannot comment on their performance.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Julep Maven subscription service. It has been fulfilling month after month. I enjoy that I get a chance to choose which box I want and skip one month all-together if I choose. It allows the consumer to truly control the money try are spending each month. They can see what is coming before receiving it. It’s like taking 0% chance.  They have a code that you can use to get your first box for just one cent in the month of May!  That is right, the code is SHAREONMAY
Also I would like to add that I purchased their Cinco de Mayo Mystery Box yesterday. Their Mystery boxes retail for $60 but they usually give a discount code through their social media accounts to discount the box down to $19.99. This is more of a gamble but you are guaranteed to get $60-$200 worth or products. All the mystery boxes that get sent out have different products in them.  The discount code for this month’s box is CINCO.  The code expires on the 7th of May.  I can’t wait to see what will be in mine. You can bet that I’ll be showing the contents of that box as well.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to say. If you have tried Julep before, what is your favorite color?  If you haven’t, what are you waiting on? ;)
xoxo,
Laura

Julep Maven April 2012

I just received my April 2012 Julep Maven package.  I changed it from Boho Glam to It girl this month because I thought I might enjoy the colors from this box more.  I love how they made this box look like an Easter basket.  :)
One thing that I really love is packaging that is eye catching or quirky… not to mention that I am a kid at heart and wish the Easter Bunny still visited me!  Thank you Julep for making that possible! (sort of)  Can you see the cute easter egg shaped chocolates under the grass?

The bright colors of the ribbon and paper bag in this one was topped beautiful with spacers for giving yourself a well-deserved pedi.

And finally!  Take a look at the beautiful colors in this one!  Three lovely ladies by the name of Jessica, Neicy, and Penelope.  

Jessica is described as a “Soft and Sweet baby blue creme.”
Neicy is “a bright pink to bring on sunny days.”
Penelope is Opaque, almost white with a hint of blush. Elegant on manicures and pedicures.”

I swatched them on a card below the polishes in the next picture.  They all show up true to color!  I have to admit that the pigmentation of these polishes is very “what you see is what you get.”

Here is another picture of the card swatches under a flash.  

This is my 2nd box from Julep and I must say that it is also a keeper.  I am pleased with everything I have received so far, no duds.  Thank you for reading/looking at my pictures.  Hope you have all had a FABULOUS FRIDAY and continue to have a great weekend!  Don’t forget that March isn’t over so if you still want to sign up for a penny then I think that it may still be available!  ShareOnMarch is the code!  
xoxo,
Laura

Julep Maven March Promotion

I have been interested in Julep for a while now but I always seem to hold out for some remarkable deal before I ever really commit to anything.  This month Julep has a promotion that you can start your subscription for $0.01!  Free shipping, all you cover is the penny.  The code to use is ShareOnMarch!
When I saw that promotion I took the survey they have and was matched up to Boho Glam! I have to admit that I was instantly excited, both of the polishes seemed to be right up my alley! Upon arrival I snapped these pictures for you ladies with my phone.. I am confined to iPhone-photography for a while, my husband misplaced my memory card for my regular camera so it puts a damper on any other kind of pictures at the moment.

You ladies know how I adore packaging and well packaged shipments.  The detail really makes it exciting. It is truly like opening a present when there are nice bows and additional pretty details.
The colors in this month’s box for me were “Portia” and “Alicia”, which are both amazing.  Alicia is a “sunny salmon perfect for beach pedicures” and Portia is a “sheer tropical blue with shimmery sparkles” in the words of Julep.  I wore Alicia yesterday and it is beautiful and I am just wearing Portia on it’s own today.  Tomorrow I am definitely going to layer them.  They are amazing.  I would have taken some “nail of the day” pictures for you but I mostly wanted to let you ladies know about the deal before it is over.
The extra in my box this month is their Glycolic Hand Scrub which is their facial for the hands. I have used it a few times now and it really is nice.  Gentle but exfoliating for sure.  
Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts on certain products.  Hope you get your hands on this box while the promo is going.  I don’t regret getting it one bit and look forward to the coming boxes and sharing them with you.