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.