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post #301 of 816

This was an easy pick for me :) I chose the polish upgrade! I have at least 4 neutral palettes so I really don't need another right now. I'm very excited they're offering the polish upgrade now, although the price increase for the other upgrades is a bit...well...ridiculous in my opinion.

post #302 of 816

I'm new to julep and I can't figure out how to order the new polish lover upgrade (9 polishes for $25).  Also, does the 19.99 one pays for the monthly box count toward the $35 to get the free hand model set?

post #303 of 816
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Originally Posted by CheshireCookie View Post
 

This was an easy pick for me :) I chose the polish upgrade! I have at least 4 neutral palettes so I really don't need another right now. I'm very excited they're offering the polish upgrade now, although the price increase for the other upgrades is a bit...well...ridiculous in my opinion.

It is ridiculous... especially since you really only seem to be getting +3 more items, which is another Evelyn, Christine, and the brush. So the regular upgrade is $35, and the second is $20 more than that... The brush is $12, and the duo is $10 so you're literally saving less than $2 here (well like $1.98). And you're stuck with a dupe just from the upgrade. :\

post #304 of 816
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post
 

It is ridiculous... especially since you really only seem to be getting +3 more items, which is another Evelyn, Christine, and the brush. So the regular upgrade is $35, and the second is $20 more than that... The brush is $12, and the duo is $10 so you're literally saving less than $2 here (well like $1.98). And you're stuck with a dupe just from the upgrade. :\

I think the way they do the math is essentially 5$ per item as far as the upgrades go. If you divide the total cost by quantity of items, each item is 5$.

post #305 of 816
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Originally Posted by dousedingin View Post
 

I think the way they do the math is essentially 5$ per item as far as the upgrades go. If you divide the total cost by quantity of items, each item is 5$.

Then the final upgrade is $7/item instead since you get only +3 more instead of +4, Well technically +2 since you'll already  have one of the polishes *shrugs*

 

oh nvm I forgot about Gianna lol

post #306 of 816
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Originally Posted by CheshireCookie View Post

This was an easy pick for me smile.gif I chose the polish upgrade! I have at least 4 neutral palettes so I really don't need another right now. I'm very excited they're offering the polish upgrade now, although the price increase for the other upgrades is a bit...well...ridiculous in my opinion.

I actually thought they were fairly reasonable! The regular upgrade is only $10 more than the polish upgrade and gets you the palette and primer (so $5 each). Then for another $20 to get the ultimate you get Gianna, the set with Christine and Evelyn, and then the brush. Again, all $5/piece. It seems like a big amount but you'd be hard pressed to those things a la carte, even during a big sale, for that price per item.
post #307 of 816
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post
 

Then the final upgrade is $7/item instead since you get only +3 more instead of +4, Well technically +2 since you'll already  have one of the polishes *shrugs*

 

oh nvm I forgot about Gianna lol

I was gonna say there's 15 total items for 75$ lol.. I'm still counting the dupe though since it is technically an additional product, even if it is the same.

post #308 of 816
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Originally Posted by dousedingin View Post

I was gonna say there's 15 total items for 75$ lol.. I'm still counting the dupe though since it is technically an additional product, even if it is the same.

I would count the dupe too. You are receiving two items and they are being upfront about it. If you buy two loaves of bread, you still get charged for two. They don't count as one item because they are the same.
post #309 of 816
So I finally joined the modern world and got a cell phone! Hooray!

How long is the Julep text code valid for once they send it to you?
post #310 of 816
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post


I actually thought they were fairly reasonable! The regular upgrade is only $10 more than the polish upgrade and gets you the palette and primer (so $5 each). Then for another $20 to get the ultimate you get Gianna, the set with Christine and Evelyn, and then the brush. Again, all $5/piece. It seems like a big amount but you'd be hard pressed to those things a la carte, even during a big sale, for that price per item.

 

Oh I'm not saying it's not a good deal, it definitely is! Although I've always thought Julep was a teensy bit overpriced, but I still like them. The part that's ridiculous to me is that there's one upgrade that's +$35, so you're paying $55 total (minus the Party Dress Duo, Gianna and the brush) OR you can pay +$55 which is $75 total HOWEVER if you went with the $55 upgrade....isn't the Party Dress Duo $9.99 as an add-on and Gianna is $4.99 an add-on?....So the brush would have to be worth at least $5 for it to be the EXACT same price as the largest upgrade. Where's the deal in that? I would think they'd at least give a SLIGHTLY better deal if you purchased it all. While I still appreciate the worth of an upgrade, now that they have several different ones I'd like to see a slightly better bargain the higher you go. :) If all that makes sense.

post #311 of 816
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Originally Posted by CheshireCookie View Post

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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

I actually thought they were fairly reasonable! The regular upgrade is only $10 more than the polish upgrade and gets you the palette and primer (so $5 each). Then for another $20 to get the ultimate you get Gianna, the set with Christine and Evelyn, and then the brush. Again, all $5/piece. It seems like a big amount but you'd be hard pressed to those things a la carte, even during a big sale, for that price per item.

Oh I'm not saying it's not a good deal, it definitely is! Although I've always thought Julep was a teensy bit overpriced, but I still like them. The part that's ridiculous to me is that there's one upgrade that's +$35, so you're paying $55 total (minus the Party Dress Duo, Gianna and the brush) OR you can pay +$55 which is $75 total HOWEVER if you went with the $55 upgrade....isn't the Party Dress Duo $9.99 as an add-on and Gianna is $4.99 an add-on?....So the brush would have to be worth at least $5 for it to be the EXACT same price as the largest upgrade. Where's the deal in that? I would think they'd at least give a SLIGHTLY better deal if you purchased it all. While I still appreciate the worth of an upgrade, now that they have several different ones I'd like to see a slightly better bargain the higher you go. smile.gif If all that makes sense.

Ahh I see smile.gif I think the brush is 11.99 as an upgrade so yeah the ultimate upgrade isn't as good of a deal as it could be I guess. But then there's the whole Jules thing to consider too if that's something you count towards the value smile.gif

I'm having the hardest time deciding on the best option this month with all the new choices :-D
post #312 of 816
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post


Ahh I see smile.gif I think the brush is 11.99 as an upgrade so yeah the ultimate upgrade isn't as good of a deal as it could be I guess. But then there's the whole Jules thing to consider too if that's something you count towards the value smile.gif

I'm having the hardest time deciding on the best option this month with all the new choices :-D

 

That is quite true, gotta love them Jules! :D Good luck deciding! It's crazy having all these options now!

post #313 of 816
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Ahh I see smile.gif I think the brush is 11.99 as an upgrade so yeah the ultimate upgrade isn't as good of a deal as it could be I guess. But then there's the whole Jules thing to consider too if that's something you count towards the value smile.gif


I'm having the hardest time deciding on the best option this month with all the new choices :-D

That is quite true, gotta love them Jules! biggrin.gif Good luck deciding! It's crazy having all these options now!
Thanks! If Black Friday wasn't right around the corner Id probably do one of the bigger upgrades but I'm thinking ill just stick with a smaller order and save up for a serous Black Friday haul :-D That gem collection has my name alllll over it!
post #314 of 816

First box I'm taking since July and I'm doing the polish only upgrade! These colors just speak to me. And I DO NOT NEED anymore eyeshadow, probably ever. 

post #315 of 816
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Originally Posted by allistra44 View Post
 

 And I DO NOT NEED anymore eyeshadow, probably ever. 

 

::GASP!:: HOW can you SAY such a thing, Allison! fuercht.gif

 

LOL

post #316 of 816
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::GASP!:: HOW can you SAY such a thing, Allison! fuercht.gif

 

LOL

Hahaha I take it back! But I really just did buy enough eye shadow to cover the eyelids of a medium-sized country. 

post #317 of 816
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

So I finally joined the modern world and got a cell phone! Hooray!

How long is the Julep text code valid for once they send it to you?

What text code???? Am I missing something here? I'm a sucker for Julep. 

post #318 of 816
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

So I finally joined the modern world and got a cell phone! Hooray!

How long is the Julep text code valid for once they send it to you?

What text code???? Am I missing something here? I'm a sucker for Julep. 

If you text JULEP to 33733 they send you a text code for 1/2 off a polish. I think it used to work for 1/2 off every polish in your order, not sure if that is still the case though. I want to wait and get my text code so I can try and use it during the Black Friday sale. Probably won't work, but I want to at least try ;-) I'm probably going to text for the code on Thanksgiving. If it doesn't work on BF stuff, I'll just use it on a single polish that's not on sale. Or something :) 

post #319 of 816
Okay, I now have to stock with the polish only upgrade since I just ordered the Naked3 palette!
post #320 of 816
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Originally Posted by Emsmom View Post

I'm new to julep and I can't figure out how to order the new polish lover upgrade (9 polishes for $25).  Also, does the 19.99 one pays for the monthly box count toward the $35 to get the free hand model set?

Emsmom, just wanted to mention that the polish lover upgrade charge of $25 is in addition to the charge for the monthly box, for a total of $45. You mentioned that it's $25 for the 9 polishes and didn't want you to be surprised. To order, sign into your account, go to Monthly Maven Activities and click on try A New Style. The upgrade options are listed after all the monthly boxes.

ETA: I'm not sure whether you can add a code to a monthly box order at all.
Edited by jennm149 - 11/21/13 at 3:40am
post #321 of 816
I went with It Girl and added on the 2 Boho Glam polishes. My profile is Classic w/a twist, but I'm wearing DL Bitches Brew and it looks like it might be similar to Jillian and I have a few silvery metallics. Would have done the Party Dress duo, but couldn't use the Evelyn dupe. No use here for the makeup products.
post #322 of 816

Okay, I have officially decided to skip. I love Celia from It Girl, I love Angela and Blakely (the other moltens from Julep) so I'd probably love Jillian too, and Misti and Joelle are so stunning! Shoshanna is really pretty, but I have a lot of gold glitters and I can't justify getting more right now. I think I'm going to wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday and hope that they have the colors I love.

 

I almost talked myself into changing my mind and getting It Girl while typing this. I kept looking at the swatches and Celia is so pretty! Ugh. Must. Wait.

post #323 of 816

Eh, I decided on the Polish Upgrade + Gianna, instead of the It Girl + Misti/Joelle/Gianna/ and Andrea (from a friend with an open spot). It's about $8 more (my friend was selling her spot for $7), but I get 3 more polishes including the now sold out Cara (seriously, it's sold out as an add-on), and 350 more Jules, which translates to about $3.50, so really, for $4.50 more I get 3 more polishes and am closer to getting a free box.

 

We'll see if I stick with it, but that's what I have saved.

post #324 of 816
I caved and went with the Core Classics (always wanted to try the Oxygen treatment and top coat) plus Misti as add-on. Wasn't too crazy about the eyeshadow so this seemed like the perfect pick! I curious to see if the Core Classics will change every month, or will it always be that combo?
post #325 of 816
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Originally Posted by LaStupenda View Post

Eh, I decided on the Polish Upgrade + Gianna, instead of the It Girl + Misti/Joelle/Gianna/ and Andrea (from a friend with an open spot). It's about $8 more (my friend was selling her spot for $7), but I get 3 more polishes including the now sold out Cara (seriously, it's sold out as an add-on), and 350 more Jules, which translates to about $3.50, so really, for $4.50 more I get 3 more polishes and am closer to getting a free box.

We'll see if I stick with it, but that's what I have saved.

I guess that explains why I couldn't add it on! That's annoying that Cara is sold out as an add on.

I wanted to get boho, add on Jillian, and for my Mom get her Joelle and Cara. I guess now I can order bombshell, and add on two Joelle's and a Misti, and give up Jillian. Maybe.
post #326 of 816
For the first time since becoming a Maven I am skipping. I even have enough Jules for a free box but there is only 1 color I like and I already have a near dupe of it from Julep. Too bad, I was looking forward to some new polish.
post #327 of 816
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Originally Posted by Hipster View Post

I caved and went with the Core Classics (always wanted to try the Oxygen treatment and top coat) plus Misti as add-on. Wasn't too crazy about the eyeshadow so this seemed like the perfect pick! I curious to see if the Core Classics will change every month, or will it always be that combo?

I hope they mix it up every month. I'd love to get the rock star hand Creme or the oil cleanser in one of the core classics boxes. I love the idea of stocking up on my favorite products and grabbing a few of the polishes I like as add-ons. It is essentially a personalized box!
post #328 of 816
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Originally Posted by Hipster View Post

I caved and went with the Core Classics (always wanted to try the Oxygen treatment and top coat) plus Misti as add-on. Wasn't too crazy about the eyeshadow so this seemed like the perfect pick! I curious to see if the Core Classics will change every month, or will it always be that combo?

I hope they mix it up. I already have 2 oxygen treatments from my 2 mystery boxes or I might do the core classics. Anyone that has used oxygen tx as a basecoat, do you like it? I know it says not to do that so I put it on occasionally for a day between manicures. Not sure how much it has helped my nails.

post #329 of 816

I just skipped. The colors for me were borderline dupes, but I was still going to get them because I liked them then I finally heard back on the email I sent last week regarding the Mystery Add on to the Diamond Box. When I ordered the Diamond Box the mystery addon was out of stock, but they sent me an email the next day for the Diamond Box and the Mystery Addon to purchase.  I finally receive a response from CS that shows that they clearly did not read my entire email today (one week later).

 

I can't justify spending more money if the CS is going to be nonexistent. There's far too much competition for my money this month and next month.

post #330 of 816
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Originally Posted by linda37027 View Post
 

I hope they mix it up. I already have 2 oxygen treatments from my 2 mystery boxes or I might do the core classics. Anyone that has used oxygen tx as a basecoat, do you like it? I know it says not to do that so I put it on occasionally for a day between manicures. Not sure how much it has helped my nails.

I always use it as my basecoat.  I find I get an extra day or two out of my manicure with that instead of the regular Julep basecoat.  I think they only tell you not to use it with polish because it takes away the Oxygen from getting to your nails to strengthen them.

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