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post #61 of 178
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Originally Posted by lauradiniwilk View Post

Julep sucked me in early on - the very first box after my penny box was a golden box.  The golden box, mystery boxes, referral program, and the fact that I feel like Julep really listens to the customers all keep me hooked.  Usually the monthly collections are pretty great.  SInce May, there have only been 2 collections I wasn't totally happy with (this one and the Trina Turk).  The products are very good quality, but there is no way I'd pay for them full price.  The maven program / add-ons / mystery boxes, etc all make the overpriced stuff more affordable.  Stick around, there are tons of great deals!

THIS. I posted about wanting to know the ingredients in the foot scrub, since they often use almond oil in stuff, and they added it to the blog and messaged me to tell me the ingredients. They listen to feedback. It's lovely. 

post #62 of 178

Skipped. Just not feeling it this month. However, I can't wait for the mystery box!

post #63 of 178
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

I wish Maven's Choice was actually the ability to pick two + the other item or three polishes of the polishes available.


 Me as well, there seems to always be one shade I don't like with one that I LOVE! Switched to It Girl this month since it had 2 of the 3 I really liked, and it was the only nude that I could stomach. Now I am debating myself about adding on the other color while I wait for my mystery box to arrive ;)

post #64 of 178

 I ended up switching profiles again this month. I'm boho glam, but I hate lime green nail polish. So I changed to the one with Mindy and Bethany and then did Amelia as the add one.

I'm kind of bummed that I didn't buy all the glitters last month though! Those were my favorites so far this year.

post #65 of 178
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Speaking of Julep in January, they will be in the Winter-Spring 2013 Test Tube.


which one the qvc or regular?

post #66 of 178

I was going to pick boho glam and add three add on's but if i were to use my Jules it said i would have to use them to cover the add on's as well. I really hate that!! I would rather keep using my jules for the box and then pay 4.99 per polish because 750 jules is outrageous! So i just went for the entire nail wardrobe and am paying out of pocket for the whole box. I love nudes and i LOVE neon's, so it was tough, but i am really beginning to hate this new system. I also like the item of the stickers. I know they aren't the same as a nail wheel or how they look on the finger but i have quite a collection of julep and seeing the colors even at the top of the bottle as a swatch would be such a help. I wish there January collection was a little more January and not so summer escape, but since i love the colors and miss the neon explosion of 2008 i guess overall I'm OK with this months box.

post #67 of 178
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Originally Posted by Nikki Apostolou View Post

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Speaking of Julep in January, they will be in the Winter-Spring 2013 Test Tube.


which one the qvc or regular?

 

QVC.

post #68 of 178
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

QVC.

do you know when this is going live? my auto-delivery ended :( 

post #69 of 178

Check the Test Tube group for info.

post #70 of 178
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Check the Test Tube group for info.

yes, I totally forgot it had been moved from Subscriptions and Samples into its own thing, I thought it got cancelled or delayed or something since I hadn't been seeing much.

post #71 of 178

I've officially skipped my first ever month :P

 

Hate nude polish, and hate the finish of Neons (and own the entire china glaze collection of neons from a couple years back)

 

:D 

 

Mystery box will definitely be my box for the month :) 

post #72 of 178

I skipped.  I ended up getting three Zoya polishes at Ulta for $11 in colors I preferred more, and I just couldn't get excited about any of the Julep boxes this month.

post #73 of 178

I signed up for Julep just for one month, I told myself.  Now I am officially hooked! I actually love the It Girl box, as I don't have any colors like it in my collection.  My fingers are crossed for a Golden Box!  Does anyone know the chances?  And how does one get to the Mystery Shop?  I apologize if there's already a thread specifically designed for my questions. :-)  Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

post #74 of 178

Actual odds... no idea but it's 50-50 - you either get on or you don't.

post #75 of 178

Ain't it the truth? :-)
 

post #76 of 178

Not to be a downer, but the odds don't seem that great to me. I've been subbing for an entire year and never, ever gotten a golden box. Not even when I had two different box subs at once. =(

post #77 of 178

http://www.julep.com/shop/january-special-offer-sets.html

 

Julep just sent an email with another three offerings... anyone'd rather bite the bullet on this one? :P

post #78 of 178
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

http://www.julep.com/shop/january-special-offer-sets.html

 

Julep just sent an email with another three offerings... anyone'd rather bite the bullet on this one? :P

 

I really do like the fact that they're offering alternate sets, but I don't do nudes, have things very similar to the blues and pink, and swear by Zoya's remover. The alternate sets just aren't for me this month.

post #79 of 178
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

http://www.julep.com/shop/january-special-offer-sets.html

Julep just sent an email with another three offerings... anyone'd rather bite the bullet on this one? :P

I'm passing. Maybe if they offered the new colors in all nude I'd be on board but those are all older colors that would give me dupes.
post #80 of 178

I love Julep but sadly I needed to cut costs and say bye-bye to my subs.  I originally just skipped the month and I thought to myself, "I can keep skipping but the temptation will still be there."  I'll just get polishes every now and then when I really like a color.

post #81 of 178

meh I wish they would've put the colors for the month in these set instead of different colors...either way won't get it have to cut back too D:

post #82 of 178

I've gotten rid of all my other subs but this one.

I feel like they reward me the most for being loyal to them, and I genuinely love their product. Plus I know what I'm getting each month, so it's not totally random.

 

I ended up ordering from the sale, but it wasn't polish. I REALLY want the gem set, but I need to cut back on spending. I love the white boxes so much.

But I ended up buying the lavender wishbone bracelet, the infinity scarf, and the mitt/towel set for $12. It's weird buying purely accessories from them, but I've been eying those items so it's okay! lol.

post #83 of 178
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Actual odds... no idea but it's 50-50 - you either get on or you don't.

well.. those aren't actual "odds" for the odds of getting a golden box, those are the two possible outcomes, not exactly statistics.

post #84 of 178
Thread Starter 

I finally found out about the Julep sale this morning and I was able to grab 4 polishes, the pedi cream, the hand brightener, and the scarf all for $34. I am more excited for this order than for my January box now.
 

post #85 of 178
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Originally Posted by CaliMel View Post

I've gotten rid of all my other subs but this one.

I feel like they reward me the most for being loyal to them, and I genuinely love their product. Plus I know what I'm getting each month, so it's not totally random.

 

I ended up ordering from the sale, but it wasn't polish. I REALLY want the gem set, but I need to cut back on spending. I love the white boxes so much.

But I ended up buying the lavender wishbone bracelet, the infinity scarf, and the mitt/towel set for $12. It's weird buying purely accessories from them, but I've been eying those items so it's okay! lol.


I got the wishbone bracelet in my golden box but it was too small for me to wear frown.gif So I passed on all the bracelets even though they were a great price.

post #86 of 178

I joined Julep a few days ago for a penny and got the "It Girl" starter kit which looked pretty cool. I'm assuming my next box won't be until February since I ordered so late in the month.

 

I also just took advantage of the sale and got the infinity scarf and Special Effects set for a total of $14. I mainly purchased the Special Effects set for the Matte finish top coat because I love matte polishes. Has anyone tried this and can attest to its quality? I've never used a matte top coat to change a non-matte polish to matte so I'm not sure what to expect. I'm also not sure if they're supposed to be capable of doing that or if they're only for use on top of matte polishes.

 

Also, what is the Maven's Choice box? Is that an additional box option each month instead of the profiles they create for you like It Girl?

 

Their FAQ section is severely lacking in details so I'm hoping you guys will be able to fill me in.

post #87 of 178
I just had fun with the sale figured I'd grab these and skip next month! These prices are awesome! I'm in love can't wait to get my polishes:)
post #88 of 178
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

Has anyone tried this and can attest to its quality? I've never used a matte top coat to change a non-matte polish to matte so I'm not sure what to expect.

I've never had another matteifying top polish either, but I'm severely disappointed by it. I haven't edited the pictures for my blog yet, but when I put it on, it looked like dried glue goop over your nails to give it a "matte" look rather than something that's genuinely matted your nails. From the looks of other matte top coats (esp Essie Matte About You) it looks like it's actually matted it rather than just giving it a matte look... really disappointed in it. :\

 

I mean, but you might like it. I'm curious to hear back about what you think

post #89 of 178

I skipped! I spent $30 in their store this morning on small polish sets. The colors lately just haven't caught my interest for the money.

post #90 of 178
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

I've never had another matteifying top polish either, but I'm severely disappointed by it. I haven't edited the pictures for my blog yet, but when I put it on, it looked like dried glue goop over your nails to give it a "matte" look rather than something that's genuinely matted your nails. From the looks of other matte top coats (esp Essie Matte About You) it looks like it's actually matted it rather than just giving it a matte look... really disappointed in it. :\

 

I mean, but you might like it. I'm curious to hear back about what you think

Haha well I appreciate an honest opinion! I hope it works, but if not at least there are other options out there.

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