January 2, 2013

My January Julep Maven Box


So excited when I got back to have my Julep Maven box waiting for me. This month's theme was vacation because they were releasing a new neon collection. As always they did a great job with the packaging: bright colors and I liked the touch of dried grass that looked like a Hawaiian hula skirt. But as much as I love neons, I'm not sure I want to wear them in frigid temperatures. It seemed a bit ill-timed for us East Coasters who don't have the luxury to travel to a tropical paradise but the colors are still pretty. I choose "Classic With a Twist" which included:



- 2 nail polishes ($14 each)
- Hand and Cuticle Stick $22
- Bonus: Neon hair ties


They included these "Swatch Me" stickers which I thought were brilliant. I've seen bloggers use a similar method to organize their nail polishes. However, Julep placed stickers on the polishes included the box which seemed a bit useless since you can't exactly swatch the top of the bottle... I just ended up putting a new sticker on top.


Grace is a light pink sheer that is perfect for when you want your nails to look manicured but you don't want a bright nail color.


On the opposite end, Madison is an electric neon hot pink crème, which is totally up my alley. Can't wait to wear it in the summer!


This stick contains shea butter and peptides that help restore the youthful appearance of your hands while Vitamins C and E nourish and soothe. I felt odd applying a jumbo stick to my cuticles. Also, $22 is a bit pricey for .67 ounces. I wasn't very impressed with the "nourishing" part. I'd rather apply a hand lotion to keep my hands nourished.

I also ordered their One-Step Polish Remover Pads as my add-on to this month's box but they still haven't arrived yet. I've read on other blogs that they ship separately but never received a tracking number so hopefully they arrive soon.

What did you get in your Julep Maven Box this month?

13 comments:

  1. Love the nail polishes! I'm still waiting for the Glam Box release that they said would be on the 15th of December - nothings's happened yet. Might drop them a line.

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  2. You actually can swatch the top of the bottle. The lid on Julep polishes it a two-piece lid. You can pull of the top and there's a screw-top lid underneath.

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    1. I think we hit enter at the same time! jinx! :)

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    2. Yes someone told me but it's already wet with polish so I don't want to touch it.

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  3. You can swatch the labels on the caps themselves since there are two caps. You pull the outer cap off to swatch it. weird I got three polishes this month and not the stick. I wonder how good it is I need something like that.

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    1. Well there was one box option where it was all polishes, did you select your profile? I didn't particularly care for it :/

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    2. this month I TOTALLY forgot all about it and it just came. Oops.

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  4. OMG gorgeous colors! I so haven't even opened my box yet. I got it on NYE but I have been too busy. I need to sit down and dedicate time to open my box.

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  5. My next sub will be ths box!! Pretty!!

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  6. I want to try the hand and cuticle stick. I'm in desperate need! Swatching is such a good idea! Pretty colors!

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