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post #91 of 178
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

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.

 

I've used the Nails Inc matte polish on some of my Zoya metallics and tones down the sparkle and shine and has a nice effect. I haven't tried the Julep matte on anything other than the suedes yet, so I can't tell you how that matte coat works on other polishes. I'm guessing the result will be similar.

 

For the most part, the matte topcoat will tone down the glossiness of a polish and creates a neat effect (similar to the suede finishes) with metallics.

 

As to the Maven's Choice box, they usually put a few colors on a FB poll and the winners of the poll are included in the Maven's Choice box.

post #92 of 178
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Originally Posted by DragonChick View Post

I've used the Nails Inc matte polish on some of my Zoya metallics and tones down the sparkle and shine and has a nice effect. I haven't tried the Julep matte on anything other than the suedes yet, so I can't tell you how that matte coat works on other polishes. I'm guessing the result will be similar.

 

For the most part, the matte topcoat will tone down the glossiness of a polish and creates a neat effect (similar to the suede finishes) with metallics.

 

As to the Maven's Choice box, they usually put a few colors on a FB poll and the winners of the poll are included in the Maven's Choice box.

Thanks! As for the Maven's Choice box - is that an alternative box that anyone can pick each month instead of their profile box?

post #93 of 178
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

Thanks! As for the Maven's Choice box - is that an alternative box that anyone can pick each month instead of their profile box?

The maven's choice box came about a couple months ago when everyone freaked about crackle polish (me included) I guess they had a huge number of skips so they released a non-crackle box & called it Maven's choice. I don't think it's something they will do every month.

I use Butter London's matte topcoat and love love love it. I just got juleps in my mystery box (ive never used it) but will probably give it to a friend.
post #94 of 178
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

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.

I personally like the julep matte top coat. It tones down the shine and makes the finish smooth. I've tried other cheaper brands and did not like them as the julep.
post #95 of 178

My January It Girl arrived today, totally by surprise since I have not gotten a shipping notice. Putting the contents under a spoiler just in case people want to be surprised by the extras

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The extras this month were a sheet of the swatch me stickers (the polishes already have stickers on the lids) and three NEON twistband-like ponytail holders.

 

700

 

 

700

Quick swatches - 2 coats Amelia, 3 coats Nina, 3 coats Nikki, 2 coats Color Club's Tweet Me (since it arrived yesterday and I wanted to compare them). The finish on Nina and Nikki reminds me of the Andrea's Choice Circus polishes, more of a satin finish but not quite a matte.


Edited by artemis76 - 12/30/12 at 11:30am
post #96 of 178

aww I really want twistbands and I'm not getting this box :(

post #97 of 178

Oops, wrong thread!

post #98 of 178

Got the whole Resort Collection in the mail today! 

700

 

700

 

700

post #99 of 178
I got my box today! I got a $500 Marriott gift card as a surprise. Totally shocked and excited. smile.gif
post #100 of 178

That's a nice surprise XD

post #101 of 178
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Originally Posted by CaliMel View Post

I got my box today! I got a $500 Marriott gift card as a surprise. Totally shocked and excited. smile.gif

 

how exciting! 

 

were you the one who posted on their facebook?

post #102 of 178
I posted on fb but I'm not sure if it went on their wall. There's another girl I saw who had posted though. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

how exciting! 

were you the one who posted on their facebook?
post #103 of 178

 I have a question if I order a past months box will it come with the extras for that month or just the nail polish colors and product?

post #104 of 178

I just got my January box yesterday. It was really cute, and I was really impressed, until this morning when I applied the cuticle stick. Now I have hives on my hands and hand and wrist wrinkles due to swelling. Thanks Julep. I was planning on cancelling anyway, but should I tell them what their cuticle stick did to me? I really hope these wrinkles go away over time. This sucks.

post #105 of 178
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post

I just got my January box yesterday. It was really cute, and I was really impressed, until this morning when I applied the cuticle stick. Now I have hives on my hands and hand and wrist wrinkles due to swelling. Thanks Julep. I was planning on cancelling anyway, but should I tell them what their cuticle stick did to me? I really hope these wrinkles go away over time. This sucks.

Absolutely tell them! I have an explanation that I will have to wait to post until I can use my laptop instead of my phone, but there is a key phrase to remember here: "allergic reaction."
post #106 of 178
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post

I just got my January box yesterday. It was really cute, and I was really impressed, until this morning when I applied the cuticle stick. Now I have hives on my hands and hand and wrist wrinkles due to swelling. Thanks Julep. I was planning on cancelling anyway, but should I tell them what their cuticle stick did to me? I really hope these wrinkles go away over time. This sucks.


I would definitely let them know! Take photos too.

They run a salon and wouldn't want that to happen to someone in their nail salon, and definitely not to a subscriber.

Do you happen to know what you're allergic to in it?

My mom has sensitive skin and can't use most soaps/lotions because they do that to her too.

But they need to know so that they can label it in case others have a similar allergy.

post #107 of 178

If any one is interested on ordering the Oprah's favorite things box from julep use code "winner" and it comes out to 49.99. I gave in and ordered one last night. When I became a maven I thought I would just order my monthly maven box and thats it, but with all these sales I have been ordering entirely too much. The hubby says I dont have enough fingers and toes to use all the nail polishes  I have.

post #108 of 178
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Originally Posted by CaliMel View Post


I would definitely let them know! Take photos too.

They run a salon and wouldn't want that to happen to someone in their nail salon, and definitely not to a subscriber.

Do you happen to know what you're allergic to in it?

My mom has sensitive skin and can't use most soaps/lotions because they do that to her too.

But they need to know so that they can label it in case others have a similar allergy.


Thanks you guys. I did get some pictures I can send that show what it looks like now. I would be willing to guess that it is something in the "fragrance," that could be anything. I've never gotten hives from a skin soap or lotion, before. I have sensitive skin, and I've had hives from cleaning products before, but I just wear gloves when I clean. I wear commercial perfume sometimes, so I'm not super cautious about beauty products. I just wasn't expecting this to happen from a skin conditioner that says it's supposed to prevent wrinkles. Practically everything, even in health food store lotions and soaps list "fragrance." I am slightly allergic to Tide. But, a lot of people are.

post #109 of 178

Is there anything specific you're allergic to? I'm allergic to raspberries and break out into hives, swell up, rash, etc when I eat it or come in contact with it.

post #110 of 178
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Originally Posted by JC327 View Post

If any one is interested on ordering the Oprah's favorite things box from julep use code "winner" and it comes out to 49.99. I gave in and ordered one last night. When I became a maven I thought I would just order my monthly maven box and thats it, but with all these sales I have been ordering entirely too much. The hubby says I dont have enough fingers and toes to use all the nail polishes  I have.


I can't get that code to work. :(

 

In answer to Zaddi, I only know I'm allergic to some cleaning products and Tide detergent, although I'm not sure if my reaction to Tide is technically an allergy. I got allergy testing a year or so ago, and they tested me for all of the most common allergens and everything came back negative.

post #111 of 178

Wish they listed the ingredients on the website.

 

http://www.julep.com/shop/hand-and-cuticle-stick.html

post #112 of 178

can somebody share the url to the secret shop?

 

I am curious about how "secret" the secret shop is, wether its just providing the link to certain mavens, or actually blocking skippers for that month

post #113 of 178
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Originally Posted by JC327 View Post

If any one is interested on ordering the Oprah's favorite things box from julep use code "winner" and it comes out to 49.99. I gave in and ordered one last night. When I became a maven I thought I would just order my monthly maven box and thats it, but with all these sales I have been ordering entirely too much. The hubby says I dont have enough fingers and toes to use all the nail polishes  I have.

 

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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post


I can't get that code to work. :(

 

 

 

I can't get the code to work either. I skipped this month, that's probably why.

post #114 of 178
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

can somebody share the url to the secret shop?

 

I am curious about how "secret" the secret shop is, wether its just providing the link to certain mavens, or actually blocking skippers for that month

I skipped Jan. but I still ordered 19.99 worth of stuff from all the sales they where having and got access to the secret store

post #115 of 178
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Originally Posted by Snow24 View Post

 

 

 

I can't get the code to work either. I skipped this month, that's probably why.


I didn't skip. I can get into the secret store just fine, but I can't get the code to work. I tried various caps and everything.

post #116 of 178
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Originally Posted by Snow24 View Post

 

 

 

I can't get the code to work either. I skipped this month, that's probably why.

Sorry you girls cant get the code to work. I used it last night and and it worked. I skipped my January box so it may not be that. Also I got access to the secret store. I was surpried to see that since I skipped this month.  Here is last nights order:

 

The Best Pedi Prep Ever!

Invoiced 817885010358 $8.00 Ordered: 1 $8.00

Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box ($84 w/ Promo Code)

Invoiced Fav-Nail-Jewelry-Box $168.00 Ordered: 1

$168.00

 

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post #118 of 178

Subtotal: $176.00

Shipping and handling:$0.00

Discount (winner) -$118.01

Grand Total: $57.99

post #119 of 178

Ya, I think that's something that they do need to work on improving, which is the ingredient list. I noticed that on some of their products there isn't really a list, or it's extremely vague.

I'm lucky that I'm not allergic to anything, but like I said, my mom is extremely allergic to random frangrances/dyes/soaps, so I know how it is for people who have the allergies. She has to use All Free and Clear or else she gets horrible allergic reactions from the soap.

So it would be nice if they would list all that stuff on the box. I think that it's important that people with allergies tell them if they have a reaction because then they might change how they label the items.

post #120 of 178

So I finally got a chance to try out my Julep polishes last night. I can't say that I'm really impressed with the brush or formula at all, and definitely not for the price tag. After I noticed that the polishes are only .27oz, I was really really disappointed. These aren't even full size polishes compared to other brands! For $20 a month, I just can't see the value in this, even with the extras they send (I got some glitter that I will never ever use) and the great customer service you guys have talked about.

 

I tried to keep an open mind and let the polishes wow me, but that just didn't happen. I just keep imagining all those other polishes I could have if I spent $20 a month other places. With Ulta's buy 2 get 1 free deals plus the coupons they send out you could get 3 polishes of equal quality (which would also be almost twice the size of a Julep) plus buy yourself an extra for less money.

 

Another thing that kind of bugged me: even though I didn't get a chance to pick a January box because I signed up too late in the month, I was still disappointed in the color selection. I was hoping that maybe just maybe Julep could at the very least keep me up to date new polishes to match the seasons, but neons in the middle of winter? Come on! Maybe I just don't get it...

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