A good Irish girl loves a bit of mystery - and I've got a fair amount of Irish blood in my (evidenced by my lily white skin that burns and then turns right back to "twilight vampire white"). So how could I resist a chance to get one of Julep's fabulous mystery boxes? As a maven, I got this for 19.99. I'll tell you more about the maven program in a minute, but first, the box - I am pretty happy with the results!
HAYDEN is a bright, happy apricot color. This one is such a beautiful, modern, springtime color.
SOFIA is like easter grass - a cheerful green bordering on pastel, with fun iridescent blue green glitter of a medium size in it. Super fun.
MELISSA is a unique, white based polish with a flashy aqua sheen in it. You can find an excellent example of this one on a recent post by my good friend, Mommy Does Her Nails (keep an eye out for HER mystery box too!)
The Maven program is a subscription service where you get to receive a box every month with new nail polishes. You begin with a survey of your beauty tastes, and it suggests a box for you - you may opt into a different box if you're not crazy about the contents of yours. It's a fabulous way to get new colors in your collection. While not always unique, I fall for every single color I put on - but I generally don't love them on the website until I see them in person. They are 3 free (safer for your nails than traditional polishes have been) and the box usually includes some other items - nail care products, other beauty things, etc.
There are most often 2-3 colors of polish per box. You also have the option to skip months, which is nice - AND you get a preview of your, and other boxes BEFORE they ship, with plenty of time to swap boxes or skip the month. You also earn referral credits for friends who sign up - every two people who sign up with your referral link earns you a free month's box. I've earned one free month this way. Otherwise, the cost is 19.99 per month.
This cost gets you your box, shipped - which is a retail value of 40.00 of product. It also gives you the benefit of 20% off Julep store purchases, free shipping on their product, and access to deals like the mystery box I received here.
If you want to take the quiz just for fun, or sign up to be a maven, you can click here to use my referral link. Now, excuse me while I strip off my manicure and get to using these GORGEOUS polishes!