Last month, I told you about how I was having issues with my Julep Maven subscription. I seriously have a love/hate relationship with them. Long story short, I wanted a box. I didn't get it because my credit card address was wrong. I previewed the next box and didn't want it so I left it alone because the card I had on file did not work. Guess what showed up in my mailbox a couple weeks later?? A box...specifically an unwanted box. I was not thrilled so I called them to "express my opinion" and was put on hold for a good 9 minutes...I swore if they did not pick up before 10 minutes of holding, I was emailing them and cancelling forever.
Those lucky ducks picked up with like 5 seconds to spare...
Needless to say everything was straightened out and I received my Feb box last night. I have to say it was a pretty good box...so I am back in "like" with them again. Can't say love yet...that takes time and healing. :)
**Side note, for any of you who don't know, Julep is a nail polish company based out of Seattle. Their polishes are 4-free (no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP). The Maven program is a monthly beauty box for $19.99/mo. You get at least two polishes and a beauty treatment (either a top coat, base, lotion, etc) and some fun extras. The best part is you get a style profile assigned to you when you sign up, however, prior to your shipment, you get to preview your box. Once you see the preview, you can keep it as is, choose a different style or skip the box entirely! It's pretty awesome since you get to choose. That is the reason I signed up in the first place.
As I was saying, this month's box was good and full of fun extras. I chose the American Beauty Box which had the following items:
Sally: Antique ivory crème
Joan: Raspberry plum with rose gold shimmer
Oxygen Nail Treatment: Complete nail care and make-up all in one bottle. Made with a patented Hexanal formulation, nails are restructured to a stronger, thicker, and smoother condition in just one stroke.
Fun extra #1: The Freedom Top Coat: an innovative formula creates a unique polymer force field that prevents chipping for days longer than regular top coat, leaving your nails with a gel-like shine (but without gel-removal hassle).
Fun extra #2: An eyelash curler. Not sure I will use it but it's a fun item.
Fun extra #3: Chocolate hearts. Who is NOT happy to get free chocolate??
All in all, I really like both colors. I have been looking for an ivory color since I fell in love with OPI's Swedish Nude (discontinued like all products I love). This one is pretty close. The raspberry color is nice...not sure I will wear it a lot though. The top coat seems good...but we will have to see how my nails hold up. I put it on the right nail of each color. The left nails have my regular top coat. No big difference at first glance but it does have a nice shine!
Pardon my horrible self manicure...
Have any of you tried Julep Maven? What other beauty boxes do you subscribe to?