Yesterday in the mail, I got my Julep Maven introductory box! (I have seen quite a few blog posts about this, so I'm not going to go into a lot of detail about what the Julep program is.) The quiz that I took to determine my style on Julep said that I am an “American Beauty.” So, this month I was sent the polishes Alfre (this is a new Fall ’11 color and isn’t released yet) and Cameron, a base coat, and a hand scrub. The Julep polishes are in a really pretty long bottle and each one contains .27 fl oz. If I were to have purchased these polishes outside of the box, they would have cost $14 a piece, which I think is pretty ridiculous considering most polishes are .5 oz and cost about $8. I haven’t been able to try out the polishes yet, but I should have swatches of Alfre and Cameron for you all in the next couple of days.
One bonus of signing up for the Julep Maven program is that you can skip a month if you want, or request a “shelf pull” if you don’t like the products that are being sent to you. (You receive an email before your products are sent telling you what you will receive) I canceled my Birchbox to sign up for Julep instead, because I like knowing I can change what's being sent to me. I actually already skipped my upcoming box, because I want to be able to try out the polishes to make sure I really like them before I pay for more. If you want more information about the Julep Maven program, or want to sign up, you can click here. *
*All members of Julep Maven are given a referral link that will give them a $15 gift card for every person they get to sign up.