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Being a Maven, gives you exclusive access to COLOR! You get it first, and YOU decide how often you want to receive your beauty editor Sneak Peek Box.
For just $19.99 a month, you'll receive over $40 worth of trendsetting polish colors and cutting-edge treatment products each month customized in a gift-able Sneak Peek Box. Each Sneak Peek Box features new, never before released colors and treatments FIRST to you, before anyone else. Your box also includes hits and cult favorites - the products we like to keep on the top of editors' minds .
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I was not familiar with Julep Maven before being offered to be sent an introductory box and even though there's tons of those subscription services on the market already, I like that this one focuses on nail polishes - no to mention they are free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin!
Here's what my Classic With A Twist Intro Box contained:
- Julep "Facial For Hands" Glycolic Hand Scrub
- Nicole Julep Nail Vernis (shimmery brick red)
- Whitney Julep Nail Vernis (mushroom greige, the perfect neutral)
- Glitter pot for nails
- Julep Everyday SPF SPF 30 Han Cream sample
- Julep Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener sample
Facial For Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub $32 for 89mL / 3 FL OZ
Unique double-exfoliating action of glycolic acid and apricot seeds reveal noticeably softer and younger looking hands after just one use. Gentle, non-sudsing natural esters whisk away dirt and excess oil while comabtting flakiness. Radically boosts effectiveness of hands cream.Because of my eczema, I have to be super careful regarding what I use on my hands and I must that, as delicious as this hand scrub smelled (orange, yum!), I was hesitant to use it on my hands because the slightest touch can trigger severe eczema flare-ups. I decided that I had to give it a try - the truth is that I just could not resist to the smell - and wow, I was amazed at the texture and at how soft my hands were left after only one use!
I love that this scrub is non foaming, so you really get a good exfoliation because the beads take more time to "vanish". I think they are quite abrasive, just like I like them! Julep says that Facial For Hands can be used to cleanse and exfoliate your hands, and also that it is gentle enough to be used every time you wash your hands, which I'm not sure applies to my eczema-prone hands, but I decided that I will use it a few times a week on my hands and one time a week on my body.
Nicole and Whitney Julep Nail Vernis $14 for 8mL / .27 FL OZ
Professional quality “4-free” nail polish formulation, developed without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP. Shine on! $1 will be donated to organizations that support women through our Powered by Girlfriends program.
Nicole is very pretty in the bottle, it looks like a very dark red, almost burgundy, with a hint of shimmer - however, on the nails, it's more like a blood red and I have found that it applies quite unevenly - I was not able to get the opacity I was hoping for after 2 coats. It's still pretty, but I have tons of red nail polishes already, and this one is nothing special. Also, I prefer creme finish for nail polishes but I'm glad this one is not overly shimmery.
Whitney, on the other side, is LOVE! I'm seriously a sucker for greige nail polish and this one is just perfect. It's a cream, the formula is thick and easy to apply and it's perfectly opaque and pigmented. I have found Whitney chips less quickly than Nicole - Whitney lasts about 3 - 4 days while Nicole tends to chip after the second day.
What I personally like with Julep Maven compared to most of the other subscription box services out there is that you can see what you are going to get each month, so you can choose to skip a month if you are not fond of the products. I know some people prefer surprises, but I would be too afraid to be disappointed and for my $19.99 to go to waste.
Honestly, I'm not sure this Julep Maven is for me because I already have too many nail polishes in my collection and none of the shades that Julep currently offer are very unique nor really appeal to me, but please keep in mind that this is my personal opinion. I know there are a lot of nail polish junkies out there and I'm sure you will be over the moon with this service!
I was kindly confirmed that Julep does not test on animals - Julep employees are animal lovers and they would never approve of animal testing. In fact, Patti, Julep's Product Director, would rather test on herself before anything else. Julep also has four Julep Nail Parlor locations in the greater Seattle area and they perform their secondary testing there on amazing customers who let them try and test our products all the time! I was also assured you that all of Julep products are vegan - animal products or by products are never used for anything that Julep makes.
Julep is comitted to creating vibrant nail color and the most effective mani and pedi care products. All products follow their Girlfriend's Oath to pack in lots of good stuff without any of the toxins and carcinogens. Julep is serious about supporting girlfriends everywhere, that's why they donate $1 from every nail color sold to organizations that support women through their Power by Girlfriends progam.
I have a little surprise for you lovely ladies! Feel free to use the code GABYSBEAUTYBLOG at checkout to receive your first Julep Maven Sneak Peek Box for just $5! (valued over $40).
Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.