It’s August Julep Maven time! Jill and I both have a Julep Maven subscription but because we almost always choose different things, we’ve decided to review our products separately from now on.

For those of you just joining us, the Julep Maven subscription program sends a customizable mixture of nail polish and beauty products for $24.99/month. They started with only nail polish and have more recently started expanding their line of cosmetics. I’ve been pleased with their liquid eyelinerLet’s see what I chose this month…


Every month, Julep will include a little inspirational quote card. I couldn’t agree more re: the little party. Julep is also starting a Brave Pretty campaign to let girls know that it’s ok to be both pretty AND brave. I think? How you should feel free to experiment and break rules? I don’t entirely get it.
Julep allows you to pick 3 products and additional “add-ons” at steeply discounted rates but I only went with the base 3 products this month.
I was really interested to try Julep’s When Pencil Met Gel in Deep Raisin (which used to have a name that wasn’t stupid.) I’ve tried other colors in the past but this one looks very much like a duplicate of a Bare Minerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 7pm that they no longer make anymore. It is sort of a cross between a brown and a burgundy and it looks great with my green eyes. The Julep version looks wonderful and I’m really happy I tried it.
The Julep Skip the Blush Sticks are their newest product. They released a few colors and I know Jill got several of them. I started with the peachy Golden Guava which totally has a NARS Orgasm feel to it. When I initially swatched it, my box had been in my mailbox for awhile and I think it had melted a bit in the Texas heat so it swatched stronger than it regularly does. It goes on fairly light but allows you to build to the color you prefer. I like the convenience of this.
I’ll admit it– Jill and I have sort of forgotten to write about our Julep Maven subscription for a few months so we have received some products we have failed to review for you. We are sorry and we will do better. The Julep Oxygen Bonding Base Coat is one of those products I bought when it was first released. The purpose of this is to make it a little sticky so your nail color will stick to it a bit better than a regular base coat. This is actually my second bottle of this stuff because I literally use it with EVERY manicure

Top: When Pencil Meets Gel in Deep Raisin; Bottom: Skip the Blush in Golden Guava
Oh, I also think they included some dumb gold fake tattoos but they are irrelevant to me.


Final Grade: A

I’m thrilled with this box… which is great since I picked out all the products. The Julep Maven program is on of our favorites. I’m really enjoying their foray into beauty products and cosmetics and I love that I have some variety of products to pick from when I feel like I have every nail polish color under the sun.

If you are interested in signing up, click here for my referral link. You might also see my face in a video on that website but that’s neither here nor there. (I’m kind of a big deal.)

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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.

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