Sunday, April 29, 2012

April Julep Maven "Classic with a Twist" Box

I discovered Julep Maven through my friend Kelsey from The Girl Talks. It's basically a nail polish subscription service that's a bit more Jewelmint than Birchbox in that you're not paying for random-ish samples but actually full-sized polishes and nail care products. Like Jewelmint, you initially take a Style Quiz which matches you to a certain beauty profile with a certain set of products. Profile names include "It Girl," "Boho Glam," and "American Beauty." One thing that's neat about the program is that you get to view everything in your box so you can decide whether or not you like it or prefer another set of products under another profile. You can also skip a month if you don't find anything to your liking. It's usually $20 a month, but they currently have a special promo where you can get your first box for only ONE PENNY (seriously!) if you use the code COLORS4ONE. I'm not sure how long the promo is going to last so don't miss out!

I loved how quickly I received my first box after putting in my order. I think it was literally three days! I also really like the packaging which reminds me a lot of Birchbox with how neatly arranged and nicely presented everything is. The nail polishes were wrapped in bubble wrap, tissue paper, then finished off  with a box and the products were all laid on top of paper confetti for some nice padding.

Kelly - "Blushed white creme." A really pretty pinky neutral color that was a little sheer at first, but a few thick coats did the trick.
Anne - "Ultra-saturated violet." I really loved this color and got lots of compliments the week I wore it. The polish was a little thin and took a couple of coats but once on, it stayed on - very little chipping.
Julep Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub - Really nice hand scrub. My hands felt extremely clean and soft after using.

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