Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Julep Marisa and Oscar

After receiving my Golden Julep Maven box last week I had a hard time choosing what colour(s) to try first! I ended up doing Julep Marisa (a very pretty dark blue that I am in love with), with Julep Oscar (gold glitter bomb) accent nail. I'm still wearing this a week later and it's still going strong! A bit of tip wear but that's always normal for me. The glitter polish is amazing. That is two coats and it completely covers my nail! Removal might be a pain but that's why I did an accent nail first.

Julep Maven Sign Up for Only $1

Julep Maven is having another $1 promotion!
Fill out the quiz here:
Then once you have your profile and are at the check out enter code: SHAREONFEB
Your box will change from $19.99 to only $1.

It's a great way to try out a monthly subscription box if you have been curious. They also allow you the flexibility to skip months and cancel if you decide the program isn't for you or you just don't have the funds to subscribe every month. They have amazing customer service (though sometimes slow) but they always make it right. I had a missing order from Jan that somehow never was shipped and they placed a new order really fast! They didn't even ask for the invoice or dates the order was placed (which I was prepared to have to give them).
There are more perks as well if you are a member. You get a discount on nail polish purchases in the online store. Plus they will give you a free monthly box for every 2 people you refer to the maven program as long as they join and remain a member for 30 days!
This box far exceeds my expectations, and is the only monthly box I would ever even consider subscribing to after testing out some other monthly box programs out there that just didn't seem worth the money for the products you receive. Also everything you get in these boxes are FULL SIZE! No small samples that you could request at Sephora, but actual full sized products. Each box is usually worth around $60 when you add it all up which is a great deal.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Julep Maven February Box!

I got my Julep Maven February box in the mail today! It was FREE because I had enough referrals to get this months free. Wait until you see what showed up!!
I was so shocked and surprised when I saw this:

Man is this thing ever heavy for only having a few polish in it...hmm...Now after tearing into the wrapping and from seeing previous photos on Facebook I knew that a black box meant you got a regular box, while red meant you won a golden box!!!
For those that don't know, Julep was giving out 100 "Golden" boxes this month to random Mavens that were getting a box. I happened to be one of those lucky 100!

Look at all those goodies wrapped up in there! This box is seriously packed full of amazing things! At this point I am so anxious to tear into everything.

First up: Julep Top Coat for hair! Now I'm not too excited about this one, but it was an extra bonus item in some of the boxes. If I didn't win this box I would have never chosen a box with hair stuff in it because I'm not a hair person outside of washing and letting it air dry. I don't spend time on my hair so I don't own a ton of hair products. I might try this out before I straighten my hair since it's a "top coat" maybe it will protect my hair from heat damage.

Next up was a cuticle oil and some dark chocolate shaped like an oscar! Totally cute. I had a few bites of the chocolate and gave the rest away. I'm not a dark chocolate fan :( I hate bitter chocolate. If I'm eating junk food it better be sweet and creamy!! The cuticle oil intrigues me, but I have no idea if I will use it or gift it to my mom or sister. They both have really dry hands and cuticles all the time. My skin is naturally oily and I never have a need for hand creams/oils.

Now I started to unwrap the best part of this box...THE POLISH!

Group shot of all the pretty polish together.

From left to right: Marisa, Rachel, and Oscar

From left to right: Viola (hard to tell but it's a very dark vampy cream purple), Elizabeth (again kind of hard to tell but it is a dark blue/purple shimmer), Meryl, and Glenn

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Julep Maven box for $1.00

If you still haven't signed up to be a Maven here is your chance to get the first box for $1.00.
Go here:
Then after doing the quiz and finding out which profile you are, enter code: OSCARINTRO at checkout and it will bring the box price from $19.99 to $1.00. As always Mavens get free shipping even if you are Canadian! Hurry because I don't think the code will work for very long as it's a code special for the Oscars.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nail Polish Contest

So I found another nail polish contest for all the nail polish lovers out there! Most of them are brands that we can't get in Canada either!