**I am not getting paid or compensated for the following. This review is purely my opinion and I hope you enjoy!**
After hearing about and seeing all the ads for Julep, I decided to jump the gun and join to see how I would like this subscription service. I adore makeup but I love nail polish even more so I figured this would be the best choice for me. Every month for $25/mo or $20/3 mo (pre-paid) you get 2-3 nail polishes and/or a beauty product depending on your style profile. Your style profile is determined by the survey you take upon signing up. The style profiles are: It Girl, Bombshell, Classic with a Twist, Boho Glam, and Modern Beauty.
I just received my welcome box and I had taken the survey to only be told that I am Classic with a Twist. I really that there is a style profile but the main issue is that I like ALL types of polishes and tend to gravitate towards blue,greens, and purples. Classic seems like it would be more reds,pinks, and nudes which I love but there are so many beautiful hues that I had to go in and change what items I was going to get for next month’s box.
I am familiar with Julep because Sephora sells the brand in their stores and online. I’ve never personally purchased them because I felt that $14 was pretty steep for polish. I sometimes splurge on polish but for such a small bottle (0.27 fl oz compared to the average 0.50 fl oz) it makes me hesitant.
I absolutely ADORE the four colors I received and the blush is a beautiful light pink that will be sure to please in the summertime. The colors that I received are (from left to right): Gabrielle (Bombshell), Lizanne ( It Girl), Madison (Classic with a Twist), and Maddy (Classic with a Twist).
The colors are gorgeous and I love that they all have their own names,it’s very different from other brands that try to be creative while Julep stays simple. Hopefully there is or will be a Dylan polish.
Some colors are thicker than others and can be a bit gloopy. The polish is very thick so you have to apply with a light hand or with a few more layers. Gabrielle turned out to be a little bit streaky but nothing a second coat didn’t fix. Madison was a lot thinner and sheerer than it’s counterparts. Every color has a different consistency and some can be a bit messier than others. I’m looking at you Lizanne. There are many mixed reviews about Julep. Some very negative and some very positive. I was a bit nervous when I read them and wondered if I had made a mistake in ordering a box. From what I’ve seen and tried so far, I really like it! The only thing that bothers me is the price of an individual bottle but I really like the colors and they dry rather fast. I feel the darker colors take a bit longer to dry but you are golden with an awesome top coat.
I use the Seche Vite topcoat and my nails haven’t chipped yet even after some working out at the gym and banging my nails and hand around. I can’t wait to try out some more of their polishes!
Have you Sartorialists tried the Julep Maven box yet? Have you tried Julep? I would love to hear your opinions!