November Julep Maven time again! Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish subscription service that sends you polishes and other products based on a style profile. You can always choose a different style profile box or you can do nothing and receive your default. These days when you sign up you are able to customize your boxes more than I am because I am grandfathered into the old program. Julep is $24.99/mo or $20/mo if you pre-pay for 3 months.

With a Julep Maven membership you receive all sorts of bonuses like coupons for free polishes in your boxes, access to the Secret Store or Jill’s favorite… the Secret Score.

This month, Jill didn’t care for many of the colors so she chose to Skip this month with no penalties. When you have an older Maven account, you have unlimited Skips when you don’t want a box in a given month. However, starting last December, you have to take a certain number of boxes and “earn” skips. However, if you have a newer account, the customer service team will occasionally let you skip if you call and ask nicely. 🙂  So now you know why I’m reviewing this box solo this month!


My pictures are not doing it justice, but the color I was most looking forward to this month is Fazia. It’s a beautiful shimmery red that is going to look amazing on fingers and toes for the holidays. Jessie is confusingly described by Julep as a “deep kalamata creme.” I honestly don’t even know what that means and I am too tired to Google it. But it looks like a very, very deep purple. Almost black but not quite. Joanne is described as a smoky plum creme and I think this is one of those colors that isn’t an obvious neutral but it totally is a neutral. I think it’s perfect for Fall. As for Devon, I haven’t come across a grey nail polish I haven’t liked yet and I haven’t started now. Grey is my go-to color, always, and this looks really pretty.

From left to right: Fazia, Jessie, Joanne, Devon


Julep is getting into the mascara game for real now. I believe they have released basic formulas in the past but this month they released the Length Matters Wow Impact mascara and Go Big volumizing mascara. These products can be used together for dramatic results or separately for their own specific formulas. I tend to like the long, clump free mascaras best so I chose Length Matters when I was given the option. However, I may pick up a Go Big if it shows up as an Add On or in the Secret Store/Score. IMG_0684.JPG

Unfortunately, I am unable to paint my nails right now. I know, this is a tragedy in some circles but I am currently rocking classic red gel nails from my wedding so I am getting my money’s worth! In a few weeks I am excited to try all these new colors! I’ve also spied an awesome emerald green that is coming next month so I may do a Christmas manicure here shortly.

I’m rating this box an A! I love all the colors and the mascara. I had no shipping issues and I received everything I ordered in a proper timeframe. If you are interested in joining Julep Maven, click here for more details! You will be sent a starter box and then you’ll be able to choose your Style profile and start customizing your boxes in the following month! And you probably know by now that Julep uses ebates! You really should sign up for ebates because money is awesome and makes the world go round and all that.

Lauren and Jill both pay for this box but Jill skipped this month. Post contains affiliate and referral links.

A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

4 Comments on Julep Maven: November 2014

  1. Melissa
    November 11, 2014 at 7:36 am (3 years ago)

    Kalamata is a type of olive. It’s very dark purple. 🙂

    • laurenelectro
      November 11, 2014 at 7:37 am (3 years ago)

      Oh thank you. That makes sense.

  2. Melissa
    November 11, 2014 at 7:40 am (3 years ago)

    and delicious 🙂

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