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Julep Maven

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Hey everyone!

Yesterday I received the Julep Maven welcome box. Now I have been wanting to try Julep polish for a while, but the monthly $20 dollars for nail polish was just not ideal. But since the first box is free I figured I'd give it a go. When you sign up for the maven box you take a little quiz and it pairs you with shades they think you would like, I got classic with a twist. I received two polishes Zora (champagne) and Myrtle (red), I also received a cuticle serum.

To be completely honest I wasn't that impressed with the box. The colors are gorgeous but for $20 I had higher hopes. Many of the Julep shade are actually very similar to some Essie shade. To me Julep's Myrtle is very similar to Essie's A-list and Julep's Zora is very similar to Essie's East Hampton Cottage. I personally don't find anything special with these polishes they go on exactly the same and actually took a bit longer to dry. You also only get 8 ml in comparison to 13.5 ml with Essie.

All in all I think these are nice polishes, but I don't find them to be worth the money. I think you can find similar shades that will give you the same effect for a cheaper price. Now will I ever try another Julep shade... possibly, but for right now I'm happy with the shade selection I can get for a lower price.

What are your thoughts on the Julep polishes?

Have a great day and stay warm!
xoxo Franchesca
16 comments on "Julep Maven "
  1. Oooh the colours are pretty! But yeah, $20 seems bit steep alright! Thanks for the honest review!
    ~Eneshai
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    1. Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  2. The Zora colour looks really pretty on you!

    Ray | Obey Ray

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    1. Thank you!
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  3. I've never heard of Julep nail polishes before! $20 is a bit expensive though like you said.
    I like the colour of Myrtle though.

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    Katie
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    1. You can find them sometimes at sephora.
      Myrtle is a really nice red.
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  4. I haven't heard of this brand before, but that's probably because I'm in the UK. They are so similar to the Essie colours, for $20, it doesn't sound worth bothering with.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I'm pretty sure that for the time being they are only in the US and Canada.
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  5. Haven't heard of Julep in the Uk?

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    1. I'm pretty sure that for the time being they are only in the US and Canada.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

      xo Franchesca

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  6. I have been wanting to do this for forever. I keep getting the emails that say that the only thing you have to pay for is shipping but I just havent done it yet!! haha So now from this review I dont know if its even worth the shipping! hahah but thanks for being honest!!!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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    1. I personally didn't find anything great about the polishes, but I only paid about $4.00 for shipping so its not like I had to break the bank for this. But I did end up canceling the subscription right after i tested out the products.
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment!
      I am now following back and have left a comment on your blog :)

      xo Franchesca

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