Thursday, November 17, 2011

Julep Maven review

For the last week or so I have been {impatiently} waiting for my first Julep Maven box.  I mentioned it before, but Julep is a monthly subscription service where for $20 you get hand-picked nail polish and nail care items delivered to your door. BUT if you use the code ANGELFACEDESIGNS you can get your first month for only $9.99 - Amazing deal. One of the things I like about being a Julep Maven is you can skip a month at any time, which is nice for months that money is a bit tight. But anyways, onto the box.....

Here is what I got:
A full-sized glycolic hand scrub (or as they refer to it - a facial for hands.) This full-sized product is a $32 value, and once I run out it is something I will gladly buy again. It had the perfect amount of grit to exfoliate my hands, without hurting and they felt so incredibly soft for days (no joke) after using it.  I'm now keeping it in my shower and will probably use it two or three times a week. It is fabulous.

I also got a sample of their age defying hand brightener and their spf 30 hand cream. I was a big fan of both, but especially the hand cream. I love that they have sunscreen built right into it. For years I've been putting sunscreen on the tops of my hands (have you ever seen someone who's face looks forty, but their hands like eighty? I don't want that to be me - use sunscreen everywhere, people!)

Onto the fun stuff - the nail polish colors! When you first sign up to become a Julep Maven you take a fun little quiz to determine what kinds of colors will be picked for you. My answers said I was an "Classic With a Twist" and the colors they sent me were Lindsay - a deep, dark burgundy. This is a gorgeous color and as someone who doesn't usually go for these colors I like it, and am excited to try it out.  I also got Shania - a pearly, silver-champagne.  Honestly, I'm not a fan of this color. Not really a fan of anything pearly. I did this color on Leila's toes, and the application is beautiful. It's been a few days now and there isn't one single chip which is saying a ton, since Leila's nails tend to chip almost immediately!

How pretty is their packaging? I just love the tall, slim bottles. SO unique and won't take up to much room in your polish stash!  I am loving being a Julep Maven and think you will love being one too. Don't forget if you sign up to use the code ANGELFACEDESIGNS to get your first month for only $9.99 (how can you resist?!)  Have a happy day, friends!

8 comments:

amaya said...

thanks to you I signed up adn love the two colors I got and the glycolic scrub to. thanks for the recomendation!

Kristin said...

I love it - thank you for letting us know about it!

{cuppakim} said...

Thanks for telling me about this Heather! Got my goodies yesterday!! :) I think I may have gotten the same colors as you - for sure I got Shania (which is what the tube says, but the letter maybe called it something different?) and I also got that pretty deep red color - but I forget what its called. :) Super gorge!

Blanca said...

So glad you finally got your box! :)

Our boxes were the exact same and I also LOVE the hand scrub. It's going to last me so long!

xo,
Blanca

formerly known as emj said...

Still waiting on my box but I'm sooo excited to get it. I tested as Boho Glam and the colors that come in it look divine and my hands are in desperate need for some glycolic scrub tlc. Thanks for sharing the $5 deal :)

Teri said...

My box just came the other day,love it !!!My nail polishes are Olivia and Miranda. I love them both and I received a full size of the glycolic hand scrub ! Such a great deal. Thank you for sharing sweethear, love, Mom

Emmy Lou said...

I'm also "classic with a twist" but I got Michelle and Whitney- beautiful deep navy and the greige I know and love from a few brands already... Can't wait to test this hand scrub! Thank you thank you for telling me about this amazing service!

mama marchand said...

I LOVE this company & their products! Thanks so much for telling me about them, Heather. :)

 

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