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Julep Maven March 2017 Review

Julep Maven March 2017 Review. Subscription box review. Photo copyright 2017 Sugarglow Blog: makeup, beauty, outfits, style, fashion, DIY, planning and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

When I first discovered subscription boxes a few years ago, I instantly became obsessed — I had to have them all. I subscribed to as many as I could and I stayed subscribed to a bunch of them for awhile.

Then, over the last year or so, I decided that I really didn’t need all of these subscriptions anymore; I was receiving a LOT of repeat products, and I just couldn’t justify spending all this money every month for subscription boxes that I really didn’t have much use for. So I suspended or completely cancelled many of my subscriptions, but there were a few that I absolutely loved and needed to keep … Julep Maven was one of the keepers.

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Julep Maven was one of the first subscription boxes I ever received, and I’ve been with the service now pretty much since it began. Julep is constantly releasing new nail colors and new beauty products, so I don’t have to worry about always getting duplicate items like I was with a lot of the other beauty boxes.

I absolutely love many of Julep’s beauty products and I’m always super excited to see the new collection revealed on the 20th of every month. I also love the fact that Julep gives you the freedom of being able to skip any month you don’t want. This weighed in heavily when I was deciding which subscription boxes to keep and which ones to get rid of.

Julep Mighty Nail and Cuticle Serum review. Julep Maven March 2017 Review. Subscription box review. Photo copyright 2017 Sugarglow Blog: makeup, beauty, outfits, style, fashion, DIY, planning and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Mighty Nail and Cuticle Serum, $28 ($22.40 Maven price)

For the month of March, Julep released a new cuticle oil/serum: Julep Mighty Nail and Cuticle Serum ($28 regularly; $22.40 for Maven subscribers). I have been using regular Argan oil on my cuticles, so I was kind of in the market for a new product. My cuticles really dry out during the wintertime, and I still haven’t totally kicked my cuticle-biting habit, so I really needed a multi-tasking product specifically formulated to whip my cuticles back into shape.

Julep’s new nail and cuticle serum promises to transform dry and damaged cuticles “almost overnight” and deliver “stronger, smoother nails with fewer ridges, less splitting and brittleness in just 2-3 weeks.” I have only used this serum once since I received it last week, but I already notice a difference: my cuticles look and feel a LOT softer and smoother.

I know I’m not the only one to notice such a big difference overnight — many reviewers on Julep.com said pretty much the same thing. I am really looking forward to using this serum more over the next few weeks and hopefully seeing a big difference in the overall appearance of both my cuticles and my nails.

Julep Maven March 2017 Review. Subscription box review. Photo copyright 2017 Sugarglow Blog: makeup, beauty, outfits, style, fashion, DIY, planning and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in “Lara” (top) and “Jyliana” (bottom)

I had enough points (Jules) saved up to receive a free Maven box this month, so I decided to go with the basic box instead of getting a bunch of add-ons, and I was really happy because I didn’t have to pay a penny. The regular boxes usually include one beauty product and two new nail colors, and then you can add-on as many products as you’d like after that for a cheaper price. If you add-on three or more items, Julep will throw in a free gift (or gifts).

Julep’s Jules rewards program is pretty awesome, and it’s extremely easy to save up points just by taking your Maven box each month. I think I skipped maybe one box over the last 12 months and I’m pretty sure that this is the second free box I received this year. I also made one or two small orders on Julep.com outside of the monthly Maven box, so that helped in accumulating Jules (rewards points), but it’s still very easy to save up points towards a free box even when you’re not placing extra orders.

Julep Nail Color in Jyliana review and photos. Julep Maven March 2017 Review. Subscription box review. Photo copyright 2017 Sugarglow Blog: makeup, beauty, outfits, style, fashion, DIY, planning and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in “Jyliana”, $14 ($11.20 Maven price)

Julep’s March nail collection was themed around “soft, serene shades.” I decided to go with a pretty, glossy teal hue, and a full-coverage, soft lilac shimmer.

Julep Nail Color in Jyliana ($14 regularly; $11.20 for Maven subscribers) is described as a “Smoky Jade Crème.” It is a full-coverage shade that goes on smooth and stays put, formulated with Julep’s 5-Free Oxygen technology. Julep’s nail colors also include strengthening Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract for healthier nails.

Julep Nail Color in Lara review and photos. Julep Maven March 2017 Review. Subscription box review. Photo copyright 2017 Sugarglow Blog: makeup, beauty, outfits, style, fashion, DIY, planning and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in “Lara” ($14 regularly, $11.20 for Maven subscribers)

Julep Nail Color in Lara ($14 regularly; $11.20 for Maven subscribers) is described as a “shell pink with gold shimmer.” I think this color is a little more on the lilac side than pink, but either way it’s really gorgeous and very unlike any color I already own. This shade looks very light and sheer-like in the bottle, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is, in fact, a full-coverage shade. A perfect nail color to call in the beginning of spring!

 

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Julep Maven is a customizable nail and beauty subscription box that starts at $24.99 per month or $19.99 per month with a three-month prepaid subscription. There are options to add-on more products each month for a higher cost. To subscribe click here, or head over to Julep.com for more information.

 

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Julep Maven November 2015 Review + Photos

Julep Maven November 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I received my Julep Maven box for November a couple of days ago and yay — I loved it. I chose three add-ons this month so I got one item for free, and then Julep threw in a surprise nail color for all Mavens, which was another freebie … so I received 8 products in total, plus a yummy caramel apple lollipop. Really good month for Julep, in my opinion.

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Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos

Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

I’m posting this October Julep Maven review a little late (I got my box a couple weeks ago) — but, even though it’s late, it’s kind of sort of appropriate for today since today is the first day of the November Maven collection reveal. I just finished editing my Maven box for next month and saw some really sweet nail shades and other goodies (like the Holiday collection sneak peek) … but for this post I’m still focused on the October box, which I absolutely loved!

Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in (from top to bottom): Laurel, Anya and Colton

First up are the nail shades that I chose with my October Maven box:

Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in “Laurel”

Julep Nail Color in Laurel ($14 or $11.20 for Maven subscribers, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): Described as a “Raven feather silk.” I really liked this color, it’s like a shimmery black-ish color, but it looks almost dark gray because of the silver-y shimmer. The shimmer is also kind of muted so when you first look at the nail you might not even realize it’s a shimmer color. This is the only shade this month that I took a photo of (above), although this photo doesn’t really do this color justice. I’m going to start taking nail color swatches for all Julep Maven boxes from now on!

Julep Nail Color in Anya ($14 or $11.20 for Maven subscribers, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): Described as a “Climbing ivy crème.” I’m not gonna lie — I got this color mainly for the name, because of Anya from the Buffyverse 😀 But I also really love this ivy-green shade, it’s perfect for fall and it has a gorgeous crème finish.

Julep Nail Color in Colton ($10 special right now, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): Described as a “Black iris crème.” This shade is also really pretty but I think it’s more of a deep purple than a black. Either way it’s a super dark and rich shade, also perfect for the fall.

Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush in “Rosewood”

This blush was probably my favorite product in the October Maven box. I received it in “Rosewood,” a new shade in Julep’s pore-minimizing blush line and I am totally obsessed with it. This color is a mauve-ish rose shade, which is a bit darker than most of my usual blushes (which is one of the reasons why I love it so much), and It’s also perfect for this time of year.

Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush ($24 or $19.20 for Mavens, 0.26 oz.; julep.com): A “groundbreaking blush” that “minimizes complexion imperfections” with light-diffusing diamond powder and vitamin B6. This blush formula contains Julep’s “Power Cell Complex”, Rosehip seed oil to deliver essential nutrients and green coffee bean oil to invigorate skin and promote cell turnover. This blush is pretty generously pigmented and it blends very well. I have to say, once again, that I absolutely love this shade — it looks wonderful and has a perfect hint of subtle shimmer.

Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in “Taupe Shimmer”

I was pretty surprised at how much I also loved this eyeshadow stick that Julep debuted this month. I’m usually not a huge fan of eyeshadow sticks and I never have much faith in cream shadows other than my tried-and-true favorites, but this crème-to-powder formula was pretty impressive. I love how easy it is to use this shadow stick and the best part is that it blended beautifully with the shimmery powder shadows I tried it out with. It lasted for my whole work day, but my eye makeup always seems to last extremely well when I apply my Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer first (my favorite).

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Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in “Taupe Shimmer”

Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick ($18 or $14.40 for Maven subscribers, 0.04 oz.; julep.com): A two-in-one crème-to-powder shadow and eyeshadow smudger. This “crease-proof, stay-all-day” shadow is formulated with skin-smoothing vitamins C and E and it blends easily before setting to a long-lasting finish. It is available in six different shades.

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Julep Nail Files (top) and Halloween nail stickers (bottom)

These last two items were both add-ons that I chose for my October Maven box (the eyeshadow stick was the third add-on that I chose this month). I usually choose three add-ons every month because Julep will send you a free surprise every time you pick three or more add-ons with your Maven box. This month I received one of the nail polishes (that I wrote about above) as a free gift — I think it was the “Colton” shade, but I’m not 100% sure.

But anyway, I really needed good nail files so I decided to go with this nail file trio as one of my add-ons. I don’t know why but it has been SO extremely hard for me to find good nail files lately. I’ve only been able to find ones that do a pretty crappy job at filing and I end up throwing them away after just a few uses. So anyway, I am really glad I added these Julep files to my October Maven box because, as simple as they are, they definitely work well and get the job done. Totally worth it. I don’t see these files available anywhere on Julep’s website but I do see them every month when I pick out my Maven box as available add-ons, so I think the only way to get these specific files is to add them on to your monthly Maven box.

The last product this month were this super cool neon yellow Halloween nail stickers. These are also not available for regular purchase on the Julep website, but Julep usually comes out with different nail wraps and stickers every month or so during the Maven reveal. I’m going to try these out next week for Halloween and I’m sure I will be Instagramming them once they’re on my nails 🙂

 

Subscription Box Breakdown:

I loved my October Julep Maven box. I am seriously obsessed with this blush shade and how awesomely blendable it is as well as the eyeshadow stick, which is also awesomely blendable and has great staying power. I’m loving all three of the nail colors I received this month, the nail files are great and I can’t wait to try out the Halloween nail stickers. This was definitely one of my favorite Maven boxes.

Pricing & Availability:

Julep Maven is a monthly beauty and nail polish subscription service that costs $24.99 per month with the option to upgrade your box for a higher cost. To subscribe click here, or head over to Julep.com for more information.

 

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Julep Maven September 2015 Review + Photos

Julep Maven September 2015 Review + Photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

This was one of the first months that I just chose a regular Julep Maven box without adding on any additional products — mostly because this was the first month that I got a Maven box for FREE (yay!) with my Julep points (called “Jules”). I’ve used Julep points on other things before, but I realized during the September Maven reveal (at the end of last month) that I actually had 2,000 Jules saved up, and, as any Maven should know, 2,000 Jules = one free Maven box.

If I had added any add-ons this month I would have had to pay extra for those, so I kept it simple and stuck with the bare minimum (three items) so I wouldn’t have to pay anything. I ended up being pleasantly surprised when I saw an extra polish added to my box anyway — every Maven received the new Julep signature cream color, aptly named “Julep”, as a freebie this month. So awesomeness all around 🙂

Julep Light On Your Lips Full Coverage Crème Lipstick in "Wink". Julep Maven September 2015 Review + Photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Light On Your Lips Full Coverage Crème Lipstick in “Wink”

Each month Julep debuts a new beauty product or an update on one of their existing beauty products as part of the monthly Maven reveal. This month Julep came out with a few new colors for their Light On Your Lips lipstick line, making the lipsticks the featured beauty product for September. I really liked this lipstick the first time it came out so I was happy seeing additional colors added. I went with a couple bright colors last time, so I decided to order a more neutral color this time around.

Julep Light On Your Lips Full Coverage Crème Lipstick ($22 or $17.60 for Maven subscribers, 0.12 oz.; julep.com): A full-coverage lipstick that “floats on and feels weightless”, formulated with hydrating shea butter, antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, and Julep’s Power Cell Complex™. This lipstick promises to glide on easily to hug the contours of your lips and stay in place without feathering and it comes in 15 different shades. I received this lipstick in the color “Wink”, which is described as a “Tea rose crème.”

Julep Nail Color in Ellis (top) and Zoey (bottom). Julep Maven September 2015 Review + Photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in “Ellis” (top) and “Zoey” (bottom)

These were the two nail colors I chose this month from the new September collection. You would think by now that I wouldn’t need any more nail polishes — being subscribed to Julep Maven for at least the last year-and-a-half — but each month there always seems to be new nail shades that I absolutely need (of course). 🙂  I probably should have posted swatches of how these look on my nails … I will definitely remember to do that next month though!

Julep Nail Color in “Ellis” ($14 reg., on sale right now for $10, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): A shimmery silver-y lilac that Julep describes as a “pink dawn linear liquid holographic” shade.

Julep Nail Color in “Zoey” ($14 reg. or $11.20 for Maven subscribers, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): A pretty blue-grayish “sea spray crème” shade.

Julep Nail Color in Julep's signature 2015 shade, called "Julep". Julep Maven September 2015 Review + Photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Nail Color in Julep’s signature 2015 shade, called “Julep”

The last item this month was a special extra added to every Julep Maven box for free. I’m not sure why, but this color is currently unavailable to buy. I don’t know if it’s sold out, or if Mavens just got a sneak peek and it won’t actually be released until later on.

Julep Nail Color in “Julep” ($14 reg., currently unavailable, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): This is Julep’s new signature creme — a really pretty purple-ish orchid shade. This went on beautifully and the finish almost made it look like a gel manicure. I’m really glad I got to try this one out!

 

Subscription Box Breakdown:

I really liked the September Julep Maven box and the best part about it, of course, was that I got it completely for free. Julep actually has a really great points program and I feel like I was able to save up 2,000 Jules rather quickly, especially since I got points for every monthly Maven box that I bought. The nail colors this month were great and I absolutely loved the surprise gift this month — Julep’s new signature creme shade. I also was happy to see new lipstick colors this month and I’m loving the nude pink-y peach that I chose.

Pricing & Availability:

Julep Maven is a monthly nail and beauty subscription box that costs $24.99 per month with options to upgrade. To subscribe click here, or visit Julep.com for more information.

 

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Julep Maven March 2015 Review + Photos: “The POP! Collection”

Julep Maven March 2015 Review + Photos: "The POP! Collection". Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Maven — March 2015

I was super excited about the Julep Maven collection for March and I couldn’t wait for the box to arrive! This month Julep debuted “The POP! Collection”, its first new collection for spring that included pretty new pastels with a “retro vibe,” Julep’s new “soft focus” semi-matte finish, a new hydrating lipstick formula and Julep’s newest Fluid Eye Glider eyeliner pen.

Julep is a customizable nail and beauty subscription so each month you can choose what goes into your box. There were three base products this month and then you can pick a number of other items to add-on to your box. I chose three add-ons this month and when you choose three or more you get a free gift!

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Julep Maven February 2015 Review + Photos: The Afterglow Collection

Julep Maven February 2015 Review + Photos: The Afterglow Collection. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Maven February 2015 – The Afterglow Collection

Hello everyone and happy New Year! I might be a little late with the new year’s wishes but this is actually my first post of 2015 so the wishes seemed appropriate. I’ve had so much going on lately that it was hard to find time to blog, but now that my work life has calmed down I plan on writing posts a lot more consistently.

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Julep Maven December 2014 Review + Photos: The Countdown Collection

Julep Maven December 2014 Review + Photos: The Countdown Collection. Photo copyright 2014: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Maven December 2014 — The Countdown Collection

This month Julep debuted “The Countdown Collection” for their December Maven box, which included nine new holiday-inspired nail hues and six eyeshadows in Julep’s newest eyeshadow formula.

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