Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Julep Maven Box Review & Giveaway!

For those of you who don't know what the Julep Maven program is, let me fill you in. The Maven program is a monthly subscription program where you get between $40-$60 worth of products delivered to you every month for just $19.99. The boxes are different every month and always offer a new and exciting smattering of products for you to try. Julep's polishes are free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin and they also donate $1 from every nail polish purchase to organizations that help women. Add to that their perfect formula and awesome color range and what more could you really ask for?

Julep was kind enough to send me one of their Introductory Boxes to review for you guys and they were even more kind to offer one to give away to my readers! There will be more on that at the end of the post! Since my box happened to come in December, I found that it was all decked out for the holidays! Everything was packaged very well and arrived safely to me. 

The photo below shows the contents of my Introductory Box. I got Julep Nail Therapy, nail polishes in Kim, Trina, and Christina, a little pot of nail art sequins, and samples of their Hand Brightener cream and SPF 30 hand lotion.

Every box comes with a little card that has a description of what your box contains. "It Girl" was the style profile that I chose for my review, but there are many other style profiles to choose from. When you sign up for the Maven program, you need to take their Style Quiz to figure out which profile you would be. However, if you don't like what your box contains, you can always contact Julep and switch your profile. Their customer service has been top-notch in my experience.

Let's start off with Kim, shall we? Like my card says, Kim is a beautiful gunmetal gray shade with gorgeous shimmer. The formula was a little thinner than I'm used to with Julep and I had to use three coats to get what you see here. Two would have been okay, but three made Kim just a bit darker and more smokey.

Next up is the beautiful Christina. I can see myself wearing this on my toes all summer! Christina is a fiery orange-red with golden shimmer. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect in two coats. You can see a bit of VNL in the photo, but it wasn't noticeable in person.

Last but certainly not least is Trina, a deep purple shimmer. Trina is absolutely flawless. The formula was amazing and would have been perfect in one coat, but I did two here out of habit. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up before winter is over! :)

Now, to the part you patiently waited for: the giveaway! Julep will be giving away an Introductory Box to one of my lucky readers! Ready for the rules?

1. You must be a follower of The Nail Network. New followers are welcome!
2. You must be a resident of the United States or Canada. 
3. You must be 18+ or have parental approval.
4. The giveaway will end on Wednesday, January 4th at 10PM EST

The giveaway is now closed. I will hopefully decide the winner and announce tomorrow! 


  1. All 3 of those look great! Do all the intro boxes come with the same things just different polishes? I'm dying for their cuticle oil.

  2. Each box does come with different stuff for the most part; I think if you Google search "Julep Intro Boxes" you can see all the different boxes for the different style profiles!

  3. Lucky you!! Such an awesome giveaway, I LOVE Julep!

  4. Wow! These are pretty! I've never used Julep before.


  5. Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

  6. Not to burst your bubble but do you know about Julep stealing Chloe's Nails blogger pics removed her watermark and posted them on their Facebook as their own. I actually cancelled my maven account because of it. Just thought you should know.

  7. Fingers, I do know about that actually. To my knowledge, they used those photos as an example of the type of manicure that they were talking about, and no where in that article did they say "these are our photos." These products were sent to me for review before that situation occurred. I like Julep's products and I won't stop using them just because someone in their company made had a lapse of judgement.

  8. I'm so sad that they don't ship international because all of the shades are amazing and I can definitely see myself wearing them all the time

  9. I LOVE Julep. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    Happy New Year.

  11. Thanks for this amazing giveaway

    Belinda mcnabb

  12. great giveaway, I'm new to Julep, but I'm loving it already. -your blog could prove to be trouble for me, LOL. HAPPY NEW YEAR Chelsea

  13. Oh yeah, "IT Girl" definitely suits me and those happen to be three of my favorite colors, in general, not just in nail polish. I usually prefer red but that Trina color is amazing!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been eying Julep for awhile. Also thanks for the discount code (and thanks Julep for offering it). I used it to purchase a belated Christmas gift for my sister in law!

  15. ohh I hope I win.. thanks for the giveaway :)

  16. I made a typo in the form :( i wrote Ciny-y instead of Cindy-y for my GFC name..stupid me


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