Last month, I made a mistake with my Julep box, when I didn’t get as much fun polish and beauty products. However, I want to make it really clear, because thanks to Julep’s fully customizable box, that was my own damn fault.

The Julep Maven program allows you to customize a box of 2-3 nail polishes and other beauty products for just $24.99/month. However, Julep just rewarded some of their long-time Mavens with special discounted box pricing, so I think my base box is now $20/month, which was the price it was when I first joined, prior to the customizable boxes! They also allow you to add the appropriately named “Add-On” products to your box for extremely discounted prices. You also earn points or “Jules” for taking your monthly boxes and you can apply these Jules to purchases.

This month, I added 1 Add-On to my box but also applied my remaining Jules which brought the total of my box to right around $28.98. Julep will also reward you for adding the three Add-Ons to your box and give you another polish, but I didn’t do that this month.

The polishes I got this month were Pepper (cornflower multidimensional shimmer) and Francine (seaglass iridescent chrome).

I wore Pepper to a wedding I went to recently and boy, it is GORGEOUS. I mean, seriously. The wedding was INCREDIBLY lovely, but so was my nail polish and I was a bit distracted by the way it shone in the sunlight.

I’m going to be honest with you, I kind of bought this base coat by accident. I thought the Oxygen Bonding Base Coat might have been making my nails a little weak, so I thought I would try going back to the Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat. But THEN, I decided I would try a base coat out of the Julep realm and so I bought the Seche Clear base coat. I thought I had updated my Julep order to delete this one, but here we are. I use a lot of base coat, so it will get used. But so far, I really love the Seche base coat! Further reviews to come soon.

I was so so so excited to try Your Lip Addiction in Obsessed. Lip oils are the new thing right now and I LOVE this. As previously mentioned, I think I’m going to invest in the Lancôme Lip Shakers because they have a few more colors than Julep, but I think I am also going to invest in the other Julep shades, Covet and Crave. 

Here are the swatches this month, but the lip oil, in Obsessed is a little mis-leading. I swatched on a piece of paper, and oil + paper doesn’t totally give the best results. The lip oil is actually very sheer and pretty, and very moisturizing.

Final Grade: A

I loved everything I picked this month, especially Pepper. I can’t wait to try Francine because it is soooo pretty, too. And I can’t wait to see what Julep releases next month! And if you are interested in signing up for Julep, click here!

Julep is running this awesome special right now, where you can get all of the pretty products below with promo code GRADGIFT with a $30 purchase.


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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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