April 23, 2012

Julep Maven Subscription...Is It Worth It?

CHECK OUT MY UPDATED REVIEW AND THOUGHTS ON JULEP MAVEN POLISHES BY CLICKING HERE


Last month I signed up for Julep Maven Nail Polish subscription, because my one of my favorite Beauty Bloggers BeautyByKrystal (please check out her blog she is amazing) had a coupon code, which allowed me to try out the 1st box for only 1 penny!
I was a little hesitant at first because regular price is $19.99 for a couple of polishes, and in case you are not familiar with Julep Maven, it's a subscription service so every month you pay $19.99 and you get a different box of 3 polishes, or at times 2 polishes with a hand cream.  I was glad to try it out and give it a chance since all I am used to are drugstore nail polishes.
Well the box arrived so fast, really within a week, I was so amazed, and the packaging was super cute...I am a sucker for cute packaging! Well I was excited to try the polishes, because for $19.99 I really was expecting some amazing nail color! 

Upon trying all three polishes I was not impressed at all, so let's start with the Cons. 

CONS:
  • The polish itself was very runny which made it very hard to achieve a perfect look (without uneven edges); it really was a big mess.
  • Polish brush was flimsy which added to the uneven mess on my nails.
  •  I felt that it needed at least 2 coats to even look presentable because 1 coat can come off rather uneven and streaky.

PROS:
  • The polish did dry fairly quickly.
  • It lasted a good 4 days before I saw some chipping.

Something to keep in mind, the polishes on their own are $14.99, but in the box they $19.99, which either way is ridiculous considering I've purchased better polishes for a cheaper price tag. However I think if you are a nail polish fanatic and don't mind applying several coats then you might want to sign up for this service, but for myself I went ahead and canceled this morning, seeing that I don't want to spend $19.99 every month on nail polishes.

If you are interested, I believe the discount code is still available so when you go to sign up and add a box to your checkout cart enter the code PENNY, and you should still be able to get your 1st box for only 1 penny. Click on the picture below which will take you to the Julep Maven site. 
KEEP IN MIND THE ONLY WAY TO CANCEL THE SERVICE IS TO CALL THEM, AND IT MUST BE DONE BY THE 20TH-24TH OF THE MONTH, OTHERWISE YOU WILL GET CHARGED FOR THE NEXT MONTH, THEIR NUMBER IS 877-651-3292.


Have you tried these polishes? What do you think about them?

 ♥ Glitz Glam Budget 


17 comments:

  1. Like I said on Twitter I really appreciate this review! Well done babe!

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  2. hi sweety i also get the julep boxes have been for a while now i want to say 5 months. and i love them but i agree a few colors you do need like 2+ coats but the lasting time is what sells me every month lol.. very informative review great for people who havent tried it to know about!

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  3. I have two Julep accounts now and I've been trying to cancel them for a while, I never have time to call them to cancel - I've even sent an email asking for them to cancel and didn't receive a response. Now I'm trying to skip this month on both accounts so I'm not charged for a couple boxes of over priced polishes - YIKES!
    GREAT review girl!

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  4. Ehhh. Id rather spend $19.99 on good polishes that are reliable. However I do have Julep polishes and I dont think theyre worth it. Even for the lasting time of 4 days.

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  5. Very great review if I was subscribed to them my review would probably look like yours, I have not been tempted to try them because I don't see it worth it, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'm glad you were able to try for just a penny. I've been pretty skeptical about Julep Maven so I appreciate this honest review!

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  7. Great review! I have never heard of this service, but from this, it doesnt sound very good for the price.

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  8. The polish does take a little patience. :) I like the colors and the fun of receiving the box. However I usually gift them every month so I've only kept two actual boxes for myself, the rest have been gifts!

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    1. Hey taylor how did you cancel ?? it seems impossible!!!! please help i call and call an no answer

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  10. I've seen lots of bloggers use it but I never tried it! After looking at the price tag, I think I might just treat myself to a few bottles of Sinful Colors (which are only $1 at the local BSS) every other month or whenever the urge hits. Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Silvana, and also for your honesty! :)

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  11. really good tip! I wouldnt get these polishes though

    xx
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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  12. $19.99 a month on nail varnish is a bit steep for my budget, and I'm not too keen on the colours so think I would have been disappointed, thanks for your review :D

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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  13. I've got to be honest...I don't think any of these subscription services are worth the money, especially the ones where you pay $15 for samples. Geez, what a money maker for the cosmetic companies. Frankly, I would rather take my $20 and buy something I really want.

    As far as Julep polishes go, they are now sold at Sephora, so I might try a couple before purchasing. They look interesting, but I've always wondered if the bottle would stay in the up-right position for application.

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  14. Right now they have a FREEBOX promo code so you can try the first month free. I received my first box and adore the colors, May's box includes some jazz inspired lipstick I'm excited about, but I haven't actually had the time yet to try the polish :) Hopefully it will make me happy, I am a complete cosmetics junkie.

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  15. Hey taylor how did you cancel ?? it seems impossible!!!! please help i call and call an no answer

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    1. You may need to call during business hours; Julep.com: 1-877-651-3292
      Monday-Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm PST
      Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm PST

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