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12/15/2011

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Product Review: Introductory Julep Maven box
Retail Price: $5.00 (USD) with the code at the bottom of this review!

I have such a fun review for yall today! Julep sent me this amazing introductory Julep Maven box for review. But the coolest thing? It was customized just for me! I took Julep’s style profile quiz, and it turns out I’m a bombshell. I totally agree with the quiz result; I’m all about the inner diva! I believe there are five different results, and each result comes with products catered specifically to your style profile. I love this idea because as you all know, I’m always talking about how nail polish is more about illustrating your personality or mood than simply matching colors.

I’ll ramble a bit more after my review, so stick around. And don’t forget to take advantage of the code at the bottom of this entry!


Zoe: This nail polish is an orange foil with some subtle shimmer as well. At first, I thought it was more of a fall shade, but the flickering from the combination of foil and shimmer sort of reminds me of a fireside, and that is definitely wintery and cozy! The formula for this shade is a little thin on the first coat, so I was pleasantly surprised when it was fully opaque after only two coats! It sort of reminds me of Cross Iron (China Glaze), but Zoe is much brighter and, of course, has the subtle hint of shimmer.

Maggie: This nail polish is one of the more unique shades I’ve come across. First of all, I can’t quite place the color! In different lights, it sort of goes back and forth between dark royal blue and purple, and it also has silver glitter suspended throughout. On the nail, the silver glitter isn’t as apparent as I’d anticipated, but I think the end result sort of makes it look like a wintery night sky. This shade is very opaque on the first coat, but I ended up using two coats to achieve bottle color. It reminds me of Julieanne (Zoya), although Julieanne is definitely a purple, whereas Maggie seems to have more of a duplicitous nature with its tendency to flash both blue and purple.

Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub: This stuff is awesome, and it smells citrusy and wonderful, too. As the name implies, this scrub is similar to many facial scrubs, except it’s made for your hands! The mixture of glycolic acid and apricot seeds rids your hands of excess oils and dirt. The end result is soft, date-ready hands. Even after just one use, my hands felt so much softer! I could hardly believe it! I’ve used it for about a week now, and overall, my hands are so soft to the touch. (Too bad the Internet isn’t scratch-and-sniff!) What’s even better is the directions state to use a dime-sized amount for every use, so once you buy this, it will last you a long time!

Lotions: I also received sample sizes of Julep’s Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener and SPF 30 Hand Cream. They’re supposed to be used in combination with the facial for hands scrub, but these cute sample packets are great to keep in your purse to freshen up in the middle of your day at work or school.

Nail Glitter: And lastly, Julep also included some nail glitter in their holiday Maven boxes. The glitter I got is hexagonal in shape, and flashes white and pearly shades. I’m hoping to show them off in their own manicure later this month, so watch out for that! :)


My favorite thing about the Julep nail polishes is Julep claims each shade only needs two coats to be fully opaque, and from my review, that’s totally true! I also love the hand scrub that came with my box because Julep understands that nail care and hand care sort of go…well, hand in hand (sorry about that pun!). And how adorable is the packaging?

Overall, I can’t say enough wonderful things about the Julep Maven boxes. I’ve googled reviews other people have posted, and seriously, these things really are completely customized! Everyone seems to get different shades, different scrubs, etc. I think that’s mostly because the style profile quiz is so specific. It even asks you questions about your skin type, nail quality, etc. I am so impressed!


Want your own Julep Maven introductory box? Click here for full details. Basically, your first box will be a sneak peek box, similar to mine in this review. Every box afterward will contain a lot more goodies—all of them customized to fit your own style profile. As the link states, you pay $19.99 (USD) for one Maven box every month. The two nail polishes and hand scrub featured in this review total to $60.00 (USD), so only paying $19.99 (USD) per month is a great bargain because you’re only paying a third of the actual price.

Still interested? Click here and use the code BLANKETPRINTNAILS at checkout to get your introductory Julep Maven box for only $5.00 (USD)!

Over $60.00 (USD) of merchandise for only $5.00 (USD)—is that an awesome deal or what? Treat yourself, or give a friend one whopper of a stocking stuffer this holiday season. Feel free to share the code with your friends (or with a clueless boyfriend or girlfriend trying to find a good gift for you this holiday season). Questions? Leave me a comment! :)

Disclosure: Product samples provided by Julep.

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