Bestowed ~ April

My Bestowed Box has arrived! Bestowed is a food subscription box that delivers a variety of items from drinks and snacks to sauce/dip mixes and new food items. All products have been carefully selected by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer … Continue reading

Goodies Co. ~ September

I had heard some mixed reviews about this upcoming Goodies Co. box and so I was not sure what to expect… however I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did they accidentally send me two boxes (woohoo!) but some of the … Continue reading

Julep Maven Box- May 2013

Hi all! Sorry for the delay with this post, especially as it is for the May box, but work got pretty crazy as I had to plan a retreat for 150 people and of course had lots of last minute changes. AND my pictures that I originally took got ruined so I’m working off some ‘eh’ quality pictures + ones from

I loooove to get my nails done, and I guarantee if you ever notice my Instagram photos or see me, I never have the same color twice. That also goes for designs: sometimes I get leopard print, others glitter, polka dots, etc… you name it, I’ve done it. And so that’s why the Julep Maven box seemed quite appealing to me.

I registered, luckily, with a free promo code for an Intro Box (see the image at the bottom of my post for more details!) so I only had to pay the $3.99 for shipping on my first box. In order for them to figure out which colors suit your personality and style, they have you take a test and give you a “profile”. Originally, I was labeled a “modern beauty” but when looking through the different colors and options, I opted toward the “Bombshell profile” as it contained two awesome polish colors + a mascara (seriously… I can never get enough eyeliner or mascara).


So here was my beautiful box, once I opened the case up! The packaging was too cute- the black and pink combo, with the nail polishes securely wrapped up within the hot pink case. Definitely a good first impression.

Picture 4Next up were the polishes! I received this gorgeous bold polish of which Julep named “Petra”- I would have to say it’s a mix of a purple and burgundy, with a dash of shimmer to catch the light. It is definitely my color for anyone who knows me… I’m pretty sure I have 3 shirts this color, a dress, etc.

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The other color, called “Yumi,” is a very glitzy color, definitely for going out or a New Year’s Eve party… something a little crazier than day-to-day in the office. You can even layer it over a pre-existing color if you want to be more eye-catching.

Finally, they threw in my ‘special item’ which can range from another nail polish or a lotion to a makeup product like I received: MASCARA! Nothing to complain about here 🙂

Plus, they threw in a few cute extra items, like a Julep branded nail file and some nail polish remover wipes!

Picture 8The only down-side, in my opinion, to this box is that if you get your nails done in a salon, they tend not to like polishes brought in from home/only try to use certain brands like Essie, OPI, Color Club, etc. And so I will definitely be using these polishes for my toes, but for my nails (I have acrylic tips!) I will have to get them done with coordinating colors, or something that contrasts in just the right way!

Now here’s the cool thing! You can sign up and get your first box FREE too, just like me! Just click the image below, enter the code in before checkout and all you have to pay for is shipping. 🙂

Free Julep