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Julep Maven Reviews

Positive Reviews




Pros: very good quality nail polish

Cons: not that many beauty products

I've been with julep for a month. Waiting on my miami mystery box eek excited...I don't have any complaints. Good quality nail polish. I'm actually shocked at how good this stuff is! I'm a stay at home mom and I'm constantly cleaning, washing dishes, baby bottles, hands omg this stuff doesn't chip!! I'm in love my new favorite polish the only thing I'd like to see is more feet products masks,scrubs,lotions you know it's summer and I prefer to do my own pedis

Negative Reviews


Wouldnt reccomend AT ALL..EVER


Pros: variety of polish colors

Cons: not worth the price, chips easily/fast, customer service stinks

I originally subscribed as a Maven a little more than a year ago using a code that allowed me to try my first month for a penny. I love me some pretty nail polish so I was excited! Immediately upon receipt I ran like a madwoman to try out my new colors. They actually looked okay (was a nude and gray color combo) but with a basecoat, 3 polish coats AND a top coat it started chipping within 4 days. I use the same base and top coats for all my manis so I know that wasn't the issue. I called Customer Service to cancel and she was nice until I requested a cancel. Immesiately turned into one of those situations where you can hear them rolling their eyes. She asked why I wanted to cancel and I...
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Good, Bad, Pretty and Pretty Ugly!


Pros: Lots of Color Selection, Good Customer Service and Sale Prices, Mystery Boxes

Cons: Bad Formula, cheap jewelry

The price is right to try a box free-so I did!  I wasn't disappointed.  My second box was delayed due to an item being backordered.  The customer service was so apologetic that she credited my account with 2,000 points!  I did love the color combinations last month, but they did chip after 36 hours with no top coat.  I find their colors are hit or miss, some are really terrible formulas and some are average. I used those points this month to get my California Coast box.  I do love the body oil, but the sea salt hair texture spray leaves my hair crunchy...it isn't for me.  I also purchased during the first warehouse sale.  Unfortunately for me, I...
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Pros: Can skip a month, great community interaction, new colors every month, amazing sales and deals

Cons: Small polish sizes

I say "enablers" because I already have a nail polish problem and Julep's adding to it like whoa. Primarily due not to the monthly box itself, but to the Secret Store they've started opening for subscribers who don't skip the month, and their 12 days of Christmas deals, and and and. It seems like Julep always has some crazy deal going on.   Let me be clear: I would never walk into a Sephora a buy a Julep nail polish. $14 for the size is ludicrous when I can get a butter LONDON, likely more innovative and with more consistent formulas, for the exact same price. But when you throw 12 of them plus two nail treatments and a pretty lacquer box at me for $55? SOLD. And they do those...
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Pretty good but...


Pros: Cute polish, good formula, great customer service

Cons: pricey, small bottles

Julep has good polish in nice colors. Occasionally they have outstanding colors. Their polishes don't always wow me though so I am occasionally left feeling unhappy with the money I have spent. This inconsistency has led me to cancel my subscription but continue to keep an eye on their releases in case something fabulous comes out. The polish bottles are also a lot smaller than most.   They have a rewards system in place. The shipping is very fast and they package the polishes well. They have great customer service.    

Nail polish hoarders dream come true


Pros: Monthly nail polish, shipping

Cons: Price

I have a love hate relationship with Julep polishes. Love the fact I get mine for free from their referral system (which can be argued is better than Birchbox's) but if I had to pay for my subscription I would have cancelled a long time ago because of the price - $19.99 + 9.2% tax and the actual sizes of the polish. Some of the polish reek strongly while others aren't as bad. Some of the formulations are hit and miss with some polishes being thicker than others while some are just too thin.   There are five types - American Beauty, Boho, Bombshell, It Girl and Classic With A Twist. Your style type is determined by a quiz you take but if you don't like the polishes or products...
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