5.19.2012

Julep Maven Review

Hello readers!

Before I left for my wedding, Glitz Glam Budget posted about her introductory box to Julep Maven. Julep Maven is monthly subscription that strictly sends polish and mani/pedi products. GGB was able to try a month subscription for a penny. She provided a code for anyone else to try it for the same price. I figured a couple of products for a penny was worth a shot so I signed up for myself! The normal monthly price is $19.99.

Before you sign up, the website will have you take a quiz to find your style. I was classic with a twist. I would say it described me perfectly! Your style quiz will determine the type of colors you will be sent.


After signing up I received a confirmation of shipment within a day or two. It arrived while I was on our honeymoon. I am unsure of he exact date but it was within a week and a half of ordering. 

I opened the box and it looked like this {it reminded me of Birchbox}:


The box included a hand scrub and two polishes:


Top color Anne
Bottom color Kelly

All of the products were full size with a total value of $60.

I tried the products right away and here was my experience:


The purple, Anne, was opaque within 2 coats. 

It took 3 coats for the pink, Kelly, to become opaque and it still had streaks.

This polish was runny and quite messy. 

It began chipping in less than 24 hours. All of my nails were chipped within 48 hours.

I really liked the colors I was sent.

The scrub smelled like citrus and left my hands feeling smooth.

The polishes each retail for $14. Based on my experience I would not purchase the polishes or recommend them. Zoya makes a much better polish for $8 and Wet n Wild makes a great formulation for $1.99.

I will be discontinuing my subscription because the polishes I received were poor quality. I do not think the subscription is worth $19. There are better monthly subscription boxes out there. However, it was worth trying for a penny!

If you would like to try a month of Julep Maven for a penny go to
and type SHAREONMAY in the promo code box.

TO CANCEL YOU MUST CALL 877-651-3292 BETWEEN THE 20-24 OF THE MONTH TO NOT BE CHARGED FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH!

Have you tried Julep Maven? What was your experience?