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I'm in enough of a snarly mood (I yelled at Verizon *a lot* tonight) that I'm seriously tempted to send an email to Julep saying FOR THE LOVE OF EXPANDING MY POLISH COLLECTION, STOP IT WITH THE SAFE COLORS AND CREAMS. Seriously, *one* non-cream? *So* glad I have my Rainbow Honey sub to look forward to. Even if those aren't colors I'll wear (*so* not a fan of pink nail polish, which was what they sent this month), at least they won't be *typical* or the same exact color they've done three times already under a new name.

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Definitely not excited by these colors, but the body milk looks enticing and I'd been wanting the pedi creme so it's definitely looking like I'll be applying some of my hoarded jules to the Modern Beauty box this month. I only joined in April so I don't have unlimited skips and I'm definitely not canceling (or "calling to cancel" and hoping they offer me a skip) while I have 6050 jules, so I don't really have much of a choice lol.

Jesus how did you manage to get 6,050 Jules?! That's amazing!

 

I'm in enough of a snarly mood (I yelled at Verizon *a lot* tonight) that I'm seriously tempted to send an email to Julep saying FOR THE LOVE OF EXPANDING MY POLISH COLLECTION, STOP IT WITH THE SAFE COLORS AND CREAMS. Seriously, *one* non-cream? *So* glad I have my Rainbow Honey sub to look forward to. Even if those aren't colors I'll wear (*so* not a fan of pink nail polish, which was what they sent this month), at least they won't be *typical* or the same exact color they've done three times already under a new name.

Word. Can you tell me how Rainbow Honey works? Is it monthly, bi-monthly, or can you just buy 1 whenever you want to? & is it always a mystery?

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Word. Can you tell me how Rainbow Honey works? Is it monthly, bi-monthly, or can you just buy 1 whenever you want to? & is it always a mystery?

You can sign up to get it as a monthly subscription (which is what I do) or order it (at any point in the month, unless it sells out) as a one-off mystery  bag (or if you order more than $65, you get it for free).  Once the bags go out to subscribers at the beginning of the month, then the one-off bags start going out. If you're a subscriber, the contents are a mystery until someone gets it and posts the contents.  The polish contents are the same between the subscription and the one-off bags, so a lot of people wait for the subscribers to post the contents before they decide whether to get a one-off bag, but the non-polish contents can vary (different flavors of lip balm, for example, or a scrub instead of a soap).  I think subscribers have received the same exact things in the same exact scents/flavors for the May and June bags, and the variations have come into play with the one-offs. 

 

And there are two size options:  Minis (5ml, I think) for $10 or Full-sized (15ml.  And the soaps/fragrance rollerballs have been bigger in the full-sized bags than the mini bags:  4ml vs 12ml for the fragrances, 14g vs 90g for the soaps) for $25.  The full-sized sub has free shipping (it's about $3 for the mini sub, and shipping for the one-off is a little higher).  Oh!  And the full-sized one might have an item or two that the mini doesn't, like a sugar scrub. 

 

Anyway.  There's more discussion (including the precise contents of the past few bags) over here:  http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/131373-rainbow-honey-mystery-box/

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Almost all of the colors look to me like old colors:

Lorenzana=Winter

Tamara=a multitude of colors, including Myriam

Beverly=Trina

Lissa=Ani

Vicki=looks like nothing I have

Kelsey=Cassie

Linden=Annie

Dawn=close to Abbie, but maybe a bit more chartreuse

Braiden=slightly more gunmetal version of Joelle, Coretta, etc.

 

I'm going to buy Tamara for my bf's mom for her upcoming July birthday, but I think the rest I'm passing on except maybe Vicki. I'll probably do Modern Beauty or Core Classics depending on what's in them and add on the rest.

This is so true - I kept thinking that they are duping their own polishes.  Easy skip this month.    The moisturizer looks nice but I am sure they will have it for sale later.  

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Did anyone else notice the Jules for taking the box decreased?  Last month, I got 650 Jules (seems like it's been 750 in the past). 

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Did anyone else notice the Jules for taking the box decreased? Last month, I got 650 Jules (seems like it's been 750 in the past).

The amount of Jules depends on the box. So I am guessing you ordered polish lover last month. In my experience, they so bonus jules sometimes as a promotion. For example, that had a double point for one of the month this year.

 

This is from julep site "You’ll get 100 Jules when you join Maven, 300 Jules each time you get a Maven Box, 350 for each My Maven Box, 550 for each Maven Luxe Box, 650 for each Polish Lover Upgrade, 1,000 for each Ultimate Upgrade, 200 Jules on your birthday, and 500 Jules during your anniversary month."

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Looks like another easy skip for me. 

I have two fairly large orders coming today from the Red Marker Sale though, so I'll still have plenty of new polish to test out this month :) 

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I really don't think vikki looks anything like Harriet. I looked through my polishes and don't have anything quite the same as Vikki so I think I'll be adding her on to the Modern Beauty box. The rest of the colors I like but have close enough dupes for already. I know I'm in the minority but I like cremes :) It's a nice collection but I will be super sad if we don't get our beachy/ocean theme sometime this summer. I still really want to see colors like that.

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The selection window is open! Skipped. *So* happy it was open before I left for work because -- reminder time! -- you can't skip from your phone.

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Not impressed with this collection at all, but since I still can't fucking skip, I'm going Bombshell with 2 color fans and the correcting pen as add-ons. I want the stardusts, but at the same time, I know I'm going to have mixed feelings about them if I get them because I hate their formula and how easily they chip when I wear them sans top coat like I'm supposed to.

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Not impressed with this collection at all, but since I still can't plucking skip, I'm going Bombshell with 2 color fans and the correcting pen as add-ons. I want the stardusts, but at the same time, I know I'm going to have mixed feelings about them if I get them because I hate their formula and how easily they chip when I wear them sans top coat like I'm supposed to.

Have you tried the new oxygen base coat? I didn't expect much of it, but I've used it twice and my polish hasn't chipped at all. I've had a micro glitter (Greta) on for 7 days now with no chipping and barely any signs of wear.  Usually micro glitters only last me about 3-4 days before big pieces start falling off.

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I have enough jules for a free box, so since its my birthday month I decided to treat myself.  I got the CwT box, so I got Kelsey and Vicki even though I'm not terribly excited about Kelsey.  I added on Braiden and Lissa and the Plie creativity kit, so I'll get the "bonus" for adding on 3 items.

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Yep I skipped too. I really don't need more lotion and the only colors I want are really just going to be gifts, I'll get them later.

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Okay...need a little help here. I'm not seeing the skip button where it normally is. Have they moved it?

It's not a button any more. It's just text next to the... Gift this box button? I can't remember which button it is. But, yeah, they removed the button and replaced it with text. And it's just completely not there on mobile.

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It's not a button any more. It's just text next to the... Gift this box button? I can't remember which button it is. But, yeah, they removed the button and replaced it with text. And it's just completely not there on mobile.

Ah!  I see it now...thanks!  Drives me nuts when they move it around.  Leave it where it's at so we don't have to search for the dang thing...

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I wish they let you combine the body polish and body milk, sort of a customized Modern Beauty Box.   But the polish is only available as a (too expensive) add on. Boooooo.

 

I ended up getting the body milk with Kelsey and Lorenzana.  I just got that cool Doily topcoat from Butter London and I need neutrals to use with it.

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Strangely, they are only asking for 2000 Jules for the my maven luxe box in the add ons. So, if you have enough, you can get milk, scrub and oil as a fairly good deal. 

 

I like this collection a lot. I want braiden, lissa, tamara and tegan. Still debating whether I should give the milk a chance hoping that the smell is less intense than the oil.

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For anyone who has done the prepaid 3-month MyMaven - when I go to edit my box, under Step 3: Confirm your details, it says, "The current month's box has already been paid for. After this month you will have 9 prepaid boxes remaining." 

 

9 boxes??

 

Last month, I was charged $59.97 (one charge of $19.99 and one of $39.98) for 3 months of MyMaven.

 

Anyone else seeing a crazy number of prepaid boxes left?

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I wish they let you combine the body polish and body milk, sort of a customized Modern Beauty Box.   But the polish is only available as a (too expensive) add on. Boooooo.

 

I ended up getting the body milk with Kelsey and Lorenzana.  I just got that cool Doily topcoat from Butter London and I need neutrals to use with it.

I don't understand that either.  I just realized add-ons are 6.99 now too.  I won't bother with that.  I have to take my next box anyway so I'll just wait a month to save $2, as silly as that sounds lol.  Or I might just go with CwT and forget about the Mint Condition. 

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Also, do you need more than 2000 Jules for a free MyMaven box? I have 2500 Jules and it's saying I don't have enough to cover my box (with no add-ons).

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I supposedly have 7 boxes remaining. I used Jules for May (2000 as usual) and they only charged me the roughly $40 for the Maven subscription.

 

I highly doubt that mistake won't be corrected. They must have the crappiest IT department ever ...

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I really don't think vikki looks anything like Harriet. I looked through my polishes and don't have anything quite the same as Vikki so I think I'll be adding her on to the Modern Beauty box. The rest of the colors I like but have close enough dupes for already. I know I'm in the minority but I like cremes :) It's a nice collection but I will be super sad if we don't get our beachy/ocean theme sometime this summer. I still really want to see colors like that.

Yeah now that I see the swatches more clearly, I don't think so either.

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I don't understand that either.  I just realized add-ons are 6.99 now too.  I won't bother with that.  I have to take my next box anyway so I'll just wait a month to save $2, as silly as that sounds lol.  Or I might just go with CwT and forget about the Mint Condition. 

Yep.  I KNEW they were going to raise the price of Add Ons once they started the new customizable My Maven program.  Little by little, it feels like Julep is trying to force all Mavens to join that program.  It's all getting so complicated, in my opinion.  I feel like I have to have a calculator and a notepad handy just to choose some damn nail polishes and beauty products in order to make sure I get the best deal.  Otherwise, I feel like I'm getting screwed. 

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