Friday, September 16, 2011

My First Julep Maven Box

Happy Friday! I signed up for the Julep Maven right box before all of the Julep drama began. I tried to keep an unbiased opinion and waited for my box to arrive. I took the quiz and got 'It Girl'. At first I wasn't 100% sure if I would sign up. I liked the green polish (Emilie) but I wasn't crazy about the gold (Sienna). I spent a few days thinking about it and just decided to go for it.

In my box I received 'Emilie' a medium forest green polish, 'Sienna' a gold metallic/shimmery polish, a base coat, a full size gycolic hand scrub, a sample of the gycolic hand scrub and a sample of SPF 30 hand cream. I was most excited for the hand scrub (which retails for $32). I used it right away and while it made my hands soft I'm not convinced it's any better than the current hand scrub I was using. It also smells just like the Bath & Body works 60 second manicure scrub (not that it's a bad thing, I just wanted something more unique).

I'm going to post the swatches individually from this post. Below you can find photos of what came in my first box. I'm still undecided whether or not I will continue the subscription. I will definitely get a September box but October may be the deciding factor. Overall the polish was great but I'm turned off by the regular retail price of $14.00 for a smaller bottle.

Has anyone else signed up for the Maven box? What are your thoughts? Will you continue your subscription?

Sienna & Emilie