Monday, August 13, 2012

Mani Monday: Julep Maven

Hello Loves!

As you already know, I've been sick lately, so after removing my nail polish late Saturday night, I was unfortunately too tired to paint my nails. They will probably remain naked until I feel well enough to take the time to do them. I'm not the kind of girl who will quickly brush on  new color just for the sake of having my nails polished. I prefer to take my time to file my nails, clean up my cuticles, apply a base coat, 2-3 coats of polish, and a top coat. This keeps my manicures looking perfect and lasting much longer than they would if I applied nail polish alone. 

With that said, today I am going to be talking about the Julep Maven Monthly Subscription that I've recently signed up for. Lizzy, aka "WhatWouldLizzyDo" on YouTube, posted a recent video talking about how she signed-up for her 1st box for only $0.01! That's right, ONE PENNY! I had to immediately jump at the chance to get some cheap nail polish. I bought my first box for only $0.01 as well, using the code "COLOR2012". I got my first Julep Maven Box in the mail a few days ago, so let's jump right into the pictures shall we?!

The box it comes in is basic black with "" written on the top, as you can see pictured above. The sides have "Julep Maven" written on them, & the underside has my address, which I of course will NOT be showing you for my own safety reasons. haha

When you first open the box, you will see bright, magenta tissue paper wrapped around this cute, re-usable shopping bag, pictured above. Most of you will know that I love being Green, & I use re-usable shopping bags regularly. Most of my re-usable shopping bags are quite large though, so the size of the bag is perfect to bring along when I'm making smaller purchases, which I LOVE!

The first item inside my bag is this Welcome Card featuring the type of box I received. When signing up for Julep Maven, you take a style quiz, which will determine the type of box you will get. There are 5 different Style Profiles including: American Beauty, Boho Glam, Bombshell, Classic with a Twist, & It Girl. 

Next inside my bag is a Welcome Maven letter that includes all the great perks you get for becoming a Julep Maven as well as tips to take full advantage of your membership. Mavens get 20% OFF all products as well as FREE shipping. You can also earn a FREE monthly box for every 2 friends you refer. There is also NO OBLIGATION to buy! Your monthly box costs $19.99 per month. Every 20th of the month, Julep will send you a preview e-mail of the box they will send you. If you do not like what your box has, you can skip the month or gift the box to a friend. Julep will NOT charge your account until the 27th, the date when they also ship out the box. 

Left to Right: Claire, Blake, & Morgan

Lastly, here are the three gorgeous colors I received in my July box. The first color, Claire, is a nice robin's egg blue. It is a creme finish, & looks quite opaque in the bottle. The next color, Blake, is a pale buttery yellow. It is also a creme finish, but it doesn't look as opaque as Claire. I'm eager to see how Blake will actually apply to my nails. The last color, which also happens to be my FAVORITE, is Morgan. Morgan is a satin finsh, royal purple color. It looks beautiful in the bottle, so I'm very eager to see how it applies to my nails. 

I am very pleased with my first Julep Maven box! It was well worth thr ONE PENNY that I spent on it. haha If you like to check out Julep Maven for yourself, go to JULEP.COM. You are also more than welcome to use the code "COLOR2012" to get your 1st box for only ONE PENNY! 

Denise Joyce