Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Julep Maven VIP Blogger Box (+ GIVEAWAY!)

About a month ago Julep had posted on Twitter that they were looking for Bloggers to take part in their VIP Blogger program.  Interested, I shot them an e-mail inquiring about what it entailed.  Speaking with one of the Julep representatives over e-mail, I was selected to take part of the Julep VIP Blogger program!  I selected a box and I received my box Monday night and I admit I was pretty excited to see the nail polishes within the box.  I mean, granted, I saw them online but let’s face it, everything looks different on a computer screen than it does in your hands.

Incase you are not familiar with who/what Julep Maven is (website here:, it is a nail polish boutique.  You can purchase Julep nail polishes on their website (retail price: $14.00 each) or at beauty locations such as Sephora.  One thing about Julep is they offer a monthly subscription mail away program for their nail polishes.  For $19.99 a month you take a Julep Maven beauty quiz (the quiz tests your personal preference and picks a particular type of box for you).  You do have the option of choosing a different box if you are not a fan of the shades within the selected box.  The selected box will be mailed to your house on a monthly basis – the boxes containing at a minimum 2 nail polishes.  If you find during any month the polish selections in the boxes do not tickle your fancy, you can easily skip a month and your credit card will not be charged.
Out of the boxes to choose from (American Beauty, Boho Glam, It Girl, Bombshell or Classic with a Twist) I selected the IT GIRL box to review.  The box itself was to contain 3 nail polishes.

The box arrived cutely and safely packaged for transit.  On top of the packaged nail polishes were two toe separators.  Within the pink bag were the three nail polishes that make up the It Girl box.  The three shades provided are:

-          Lily. According to Julep this is a Sizzling fuchsia crème.
-          Daisy. According to Julep this is a Bright lemon yellow creme.
-          Sasha. According to Julep this is a Fresh, cantaloupe melon creme.

Out of the three shades, the one that jumped out at me the most was Sasha.  It was stunningly gorgeous on the website and I’m so glad that it’s as gorgeous, or even more gorgeous in person.  It reminds me a lot of Trout Pout by Butter London.  The description is spot on and I cannot wait to wear this shade on my fingers.

Sadly, Daisy is a lot thinner than I would have loved.  Thin polishes tend to drive me crazy (just a personal thing).  I have this thing about polish consistency and I tend to just straight up avoid thinner polishes.  Since this is in my favorite color, I will give this a try and I hope it translates to the nails well.

Lily is quite an attractive shade.  It’s bright, vibrant and totally summer appropriate.

I have not swatched any of these polishes but I plan on doing so in the next few days – so keep an eye out for that post!  BUT in the mean time if you would like to enter a giveaway which is being hosted by Julep thru my personal blog, please feel free to do so!  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter with the same box that I’ve shown (the It Girl box) being the winning prize.  There are a few stipulations needed to be followed in order to get more entries for the giveaway but all those will be mentioned in the Rafflecopter widget.

If interested in becoming a Julep Maven, feel free to sign up here.  While you're at it, if you want to become a Maven and test the subscription service out do so using the following promocode: MAVENINTRO  and you will get your first intro box for a single PENNY!

The giveaway will run through July 20th!


  1. Is this giveaway International or only for US citizens? Thank you!