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post #211 of 743
I am in filthy dirty LOVE with the Freedom topcoat. Went on like butter and stuck like resin. We'll see how well it stays and if I feel the same way in a week smile.gif
post #212 of 743
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Originally Posted by CaliMel View Post

That's so awesome!! I love that they send out random prizes!
Last month I got the $500 gift card to Marriott, they're really super generous as a company!

Congratulations on your gorgeous shoes!!

 

I got my Feb box today and I love it! I wish I had gotten the whole collection, but that's okay. No word on the secret store yet?

 

Rebel is soooo pretty! I haven't ever used a Halo before, so I think it's really nice. Marion is pretty too. I really like the freedom top coat as well.

All in all another awesome box! =]

 

They really are my favorite sub box. Which is weird because I thought for sure some of the others would beat nail polish, but for whatever reason they consistently make me so happy with their products.

I see quite a few people pop in and out of the threads after getting their first maven box and saying they don't see what's "special" about Julep. I think what Julep, as a brand, lacks in initial impression (size/value, polish quality for some people, not being the ~most innovative company~ in terms of colours) it more than makes up for by its sales, building customer rapport, and its consistent release of new colours.

 

I don't think it's even an issue of being generous or not, it's just good customer relations and branding. Saying, oh I'd pay 1c for 2/3 polishes easily leads to oh, $5 for a polish from this brand isn't so bad considering drugstore polish prices, leads to well, I'd pay $11.20 for that colour because I love it. Awareness itself raises prestige. My roommate, who doesn't subscribe to Julep but sometimes shops at Sephora and also loves polish said to me the other day, "Oh, Julep is a good brand" (when I was putting on some suede because I needed to do something quickly). I would never pay $14 for Julep because I can get it for $5-7 on their site during sales, but there are probably thousands of people who have through Sephora.

 

I do think Julep has some issues, namely, a failure to communicate with their subscribers about issues they're having (e.g. lots of people reporting that the 2000 jules aren't being applied to their box for the month, but is applying to the addons -- and Julep not answering publicly until they fixed the problems 3 days later. Or delays/backorders in general), but ultimately I think they are fairly good at what they do and are very successful at it. I do wish they would offer a products box though because I'm a little bogged down by polish at this point.

post #213 of 743
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Originally Posted by ngardner8503 View Post


LMAO!  That lucky Bitch was ME!!!  YAY!!!  Here is the photo of my new shoes....

 

Rolandos? beautiful shape, and still practical enough to get use out of them :) 

 

I have a guy friend who owns probably a dozen pairs of loub sneakers, and is espescially fond of the Strass variety. He just got the last pair of Gold Strass in the US for his 20th birthday

 

 

I told myself that when I graduate and get a job I will get a pair every four months :) I just think they are so beautiful. 

post #214 of 743
I got my box yesterday, I am usually CwaT but I opted for It Girl this time and I am really happy I did. Haven't got a chance to try Rebel yet but I am sooooo hoping it is gorgeous. Now if my add ons would get here and if the secret store would open my life would be complete!
post #215 of 743

I absolutely love this month's box ;-) Not sure if I will wear the green one, but the hologram one is awesome! ANd the extra goodies were such a sweet surprise.

post #216 of 743

There may be an occ. glitch, but in general the quick shipping is such a relief after the incredibly slow shipping/delays with many other subscription services.  That, in itself makes me love Julep.  This month's box was spectacular, with all of the extras and the beautiful colors.

post #217 of 743

I just got my It Girl box. I LOVE IT. and those chocolates were effing awesome. and I'm so glad they didn't have a huge laundry list of ingredients! nothing I can't pronounce. lol. I wonder what brand they were. I'm sooooooooooooo excited to wear Joan

post #218 of 743

Out for delivery! Yay for super fast shipping and new polishes today! I think I might be more excited about the chocolates right now though, they sound delicious :)

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There was a snafu charging my card this month, so my box won't ship until after they re-process my payment tomorrow. :(  This is the second time this has happened in the last few months.  I only have one card on my account, so not sure what happened, but their customer service is always super sweet to the point of creepy.  I just assume they are all super happy to work there though.

 

I'm just antsy because I went out of my comfort zone a bit this month.  I'm usually drawn to the colors in the February It Girl box, but decided to go with Bombshell because I don't have anything close to those colors.  I also added on Jane and Julianne for the same reason.  Can't wait to see if I like them as much in person.  Also I've been needing a new base and top coat, so couldn't skip this box.

post #220 of 743
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Out for delivery! Yay for super fast shipping and new polishes today! I think I might be more excited about the chocolates right now though, they sound delicious :)


Mine is out for delivery as well, which is surprising since as of yesterday it was supposedly in Kent, Washington.  I'm in Alabama, so that is some really fast shipping wink.gif  I no longer believe the tracking information, as I think they update at their convenience.

post #221 of 743
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Out for delivery! Yay for super fast shipping and new polishes today! I think I might be more excited about the chocolates right now though, they sound delicious :)

they're sooooo good. I'm sad theyre gone. I want more...like a whole bag more icon_redface.gif

post #222 of 743
For ladies who have had payment problems in the past, how long did it take you to get your box? I got a new card but I didn't realize it didn't actually let you edit it, it will just let you add a new one.
post #223 of 743
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Originally Posted by Lulubelle107 View Post


Mine is out for delivery as well, which is surprising since as of yesterday it was supposedly in Kent, Washington.  I'm in Alabama, so that is some really fast shipping wink.gif  I no longer believe the tracking information, as I think they update at their convenience.

I'm up in Alaska, I typically get mine pretty fast once it leaves Kent since they send it by air which is awesome. I wish all the subs did that :-D

post #224 of 743
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Originally Posted by katlyne View Post

they're sooooo good. I'm sad theyre gone. I want more...like a whole bag more icon_redface.gif

Did we ever figure out the brand? I haven't even tried one yet but I'm thinking I may need to ask Julep. I'm from Seattle so I'm curious if it's a local place I can hit up when I'm down to visit again next month (or hint at my mom to send me up some for Valentine's Day!)

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I just got my box.  I have the oxygen nail treatment drying on my nails now, but I really, really, really can't wait to try Joan.  It reminds me of my favorite Julep polish, Petra.  I also ordered Rebel and Ginger and got Jane and Oscar (even though I don't recall ordering those as well).  I'm really not digging Sally, but it might be nice for spring.  *shrugs*  

post #226 of 743
Yay..Just got my tracking. I went to track it & it shows that it was delivered in New Jesey- I live in michigan, is this wierd??
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I just got Ginger in the mail and swatched it. God, it's the pretties nail polish color I've ever seen. From the bottle, it looked like a sand color with a silver shimmer, pretty but not wow. The swatch totally changed my mind. It does reflect different colors in the light, like an opal. A subtle but show stopping color. I think it's my HG nail polish. I wish I had also gotten the silvery holo and back ups of Ginger. Maybe they will let me buy more next month?

post #228 of 743
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post

I just got Ginger in the mail and swatched it. God, it's the pretties nail polish color I've ever seen. From the bottle, it looked like a sand color with a silver shimmer, pretty but not wow. The swatch totally changed my mind. It does reflect different colors in the light, like an opal. A subtle but show stopping color. I think it's my HG nail polish. I wish I had also gotten the silvery holo and back ups of Ginger. Maybe they will let me buy more next month?

omg!!! I'm super excited now :D I got Ginger and Rebel as add ons XD

post #229 of 743
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Originally Posted by Shauna999 View Post

Yay..Just got my tracking. I went to track it & it shows that it was delivered in New Jesey- I live in michigan, is this wierd??

It is probably a recycled USPS number. What is the date it said it was delivered? My tracking number was a recycled one so it showed as delivered to Florida back in September for a day or so (I live in Arizona). I did get my box within two days though. No worries
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Oh my.  I put on 2 coats of Joan and the Freedom Polymer Top Coat (the one I preordered a while back, not the one that came with this box) and, oh my goodness.  My 2 favorite nail polish color families are sheer light pinks and raspberry.  While Petra remains my favorite Julep color, Joan has definitely made it into the top 5 (along with Teresa and Emmanuelle that I got last month).  I'm not sure if I like Jane yet and though I haven't tried Rebel and Ginger yet, I kind of love Rebel (based on the swatches) and might be wearing Ginger to class next Tuesday.  I'm thinking of wearing Hayden sometime next week with Sally for an accent nail.  They seem to go together nicely.

 

Does anyone else find it difficult to keep the same nail polish color for more than a few days?  It may be because I have amassed such a large collection of Julep nail polishes, but I can never seem to keep the same nail polish on for a whole week or more.  I usually end up switching colors half way through the week and again on the weekends.

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I got the wardrobe today and the first color that put on was Ingrid, the burnt orange creme.  I was meh about it when it was in the bottle. I don't know why I chose to try it first.  But, it is gorgeous on.

 

post #232 of 743
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Originally Posted by shadowboxer View Post

I got the wardrobe today and the first color that put on was Ingrid, the burnt orange creme.  I was meh about it when it was in the bottle. I don't know why I chose to try it first.  But, it is gorgeous on.

 

I knew I should have added Ingrid!  I wonder how many UT fans/alumni bought it haha

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Originally Posted by shadowboxer View Post

I got the wardrobe today and the first color that put on was Ingrid, the burnt orange creme.  I was meh about it when it was in the bottle. I don't know why I chose to try it first.  But, it is gorgeous on.

 

 

I got ingrid as an add on because I really don't have any other colors like it and I knew that I could either really love it or really hate it but from your picture made me really excited. I feel like I'm going to love it and now I can't wait to receive it!

post #234 of 743
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Originally Posted by audiophilekate View Post

Oh my.  I put on 2 coats of Joan and the Freedom Polymer Top Coat (the one I preordered a while back, not the one that came with this box) and, oh my goodness.  My 2 favorite nail polish color families are sheer light pinks and raspberry.  While Petra remains my favorite Julep color, Joan has definitely made it into the top 5 (along with Teresa and Emmanuelle that I got last month).  I'm not sure if I like Jane yet and though I haven't tried Rebel and Ginger yet, I kind of love Rebel (based on the swatches) and might be wearing Ginger to class next Tuesday.  I'm thinking of wearing Hayden sometime next week with Sally for an accent nail.  They seem to go together nicely.

 

Does anyone else find it difficult to keep the same nail polish color for more than a few days?  It may be because I have amassed such a large collection of Julep nail polishes, but I can never seem to keep the same nail polish on for a whole week or more.  I usually end up switching colors half way through the week and again on the weekends.

Mhm!I do, I change the color 4 times a week tops XD this week I did it more, because I chipped them D:

 

Also I was just thinking if there was an Ingrid polish, because that's my grandmas name D: But mmm I don't know about that orange.

post #235 of 743
I'm with you Gabi- I really want to like it but there's nothing sexy about it! Unfortunately, I have it coming it my boho glam box- I'm so wishing i got the bombshell box.
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Has anyone heard anything about the secret store??

post #237 of 743
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Originally Posted by Shauna999 View Post

I'm with you Gabi- I really want to like it but there's nothing sexy about it! Unfortunately, I have it coming it my boho glam box- I'm so wishing i got the bombshell box.

Ingrid is such a nice name too! I think it's like a super elegant name, you know? So it should have been more elegant and sexy, or at least that's what I was hoping for XD

post #238 of 743
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Originally Posted by beautymadn3ss View Post

Ingrid is such a nice name too! I think it's like a super elegant name, you know? So it should have been more elegant and sexy, or at least that's what I was hoping for XD

I'm totally with you.. The name is super sexy... I want to luv it but I just don't ... I hope to feel different once I have it in hand... I'm a bombshell at heart even though I want to be boho glam ...LOL! 

post #239 of 743

I keep hearing about the secret store.. Do we get an email from julep advising us when it's open??  Even though I'm sure ill know about it first from u ladies...aka my enablers... Luv u all :-*

post #240 of 743
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Originally Posted by beautymadn3ss View Post

Ingrid is such a nice name too! I think it's like a super elegant name, you know? So it should have been more elegant and sexy, or at least that's what I was hoping for XD

 

 

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Originally Posted by Shauna999 View Post

I'm totally with you.. The name is super sexy... I want to luv it but I just don't ... I hope to feel different once I have it in hand... I'm a bombshell at heart even though I want to be boho glam ...LOL! 

 

When I see it on in person it does look elegant and sexy.  I think that's what surprised me so much about it.  Give it a chance; you might be pleasantly surprised smile.gif.

 

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