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Julep Maven: December 2012 (It Girl) & January 2013 (Bombshell)

JanDecFirst, I’ll start with wishing everyone a happy New Year! 2012 flew by! If you’d like to catch up on some of the highlights of our year, please check out Alli’s 2012 Year in Review post here!

Before I get to those two boxes, I want to assure anyone who was worried about “the case of the missing add-on” from November’s box that it arrived safe and sound, with great turnaround from Julep’s Customer Service department.

Feedback Request: I’d also like to request some feedback from you guys! I’ve started using my Julep Jules (/referral points) to get add-ons for giveaways. I gave away the Glitter & Glow holiday set here and have another 5 piece set and a GORGEOUS trio to giveaway also! The alternative would be to use my points to do periodic box giveaways like I did here in July? Which do you prefer?

If you’re ready to see what I chose for December and January from Julep – click below!

Happy New Year!!

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Julep Maven: November 2012 (American Beauty)

I was over the moon for OPI’s Suede polishes a few years back and just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see how Julep’s Suede finish polishes measured up!

For the first time in a long time I ended up sticking with my normal style: American Beauty. My box included 3 individually wrapped nail polish remover pads, Pink Grapefruit Body Frosting, and 2 suede finish polishes: Amber and Brit.

Now, usually I post my boxes before I’ve had to try every product – but this time I’ve tried and loved every single one. I’ll be doing full polish reviews of Amber and Brit over on The Daily Varnish. I have oodles to say about the products in this box as well as a quick run down of the new Julep Jules reward program so I’d love it if you clicked below to keep reading!

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Julep Maven October 2012: Maven’s Choice

I’ve been a Julep Maven for almost a year, but when Julep premiered their October boxes I was completely ready to pass yet again. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a box – I sent one to Alli and we gave away one on The Daily Varnish – but when Julep decided to have a shatter-free box – I was over the moon for the simple yet classy chic colors. I simply couldn’t pass it up!

I love getting Julep boxes because it’s like opening a present every month! I love that things are wrapped inside! The glitter and the candy corn (not shown) were not wrapped up. Black and Orange glitter – perfect timing for Halloween!

Want to see the polishes?? Click “read more” for lots of pictures and descriptions!

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Birchbox: September 2012

A few months ago I decided to try out a Birchbox subscription. I love trying new products so I figured it’d be perfect for me.

All in all, I’ve been pretty pleased over the last few months – though I swore after the disappointing contents of the August box I was going to cancel. It just so happens that I forgot to cancel and I’m glad because I’m enjoying my September goodies.

Click below to read more about each product and my favorites so far!

 

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Julep Maven April: It Girl

When the 24th came around, once again I passed on American Beauty – this time in favor of It Girl – I didn’t have much interest in the pedi-cream and I’m a sucker for baby blues and pale pinks!

The packaging was cute, as per usual – the green paper crunchies as I call them were green and remind me of lovely spring grass and the yummy chocolate eggs hidden were a nice touch for Easter – yum! As you can see the box also included a set of toe separators for pedicures!

The box included three polishes: Penelope, Jessica, and Niecy. I have to say I was most excited for Penelope and Jessica. I’m wearing Penelope right now and will be doing a review shortly!

Now that I’ve gotten several Maven boxes: January, February & March, April & 2 mystery boxes: Valentine’s & St. Patrick’s Day …I definitely have to say my opinion of Julep has improved – I’ve had no major problems after my original snafu which you can read about over on The Daily Varnish. I’m glad I’ve continued with the program – I have a lot of swatching to do to catch up though!

If you’d like to try out the Julep Maven Program, feel free to sign up – you can go to Julep.com & take the style quiz and get started!

Since I’m not sure what promo they are currently running I tracked down a few coupon codes to try & I would most definitely wait for a coupon code before starting – they come around so often.

1. COLOR2012 – .01 Intro Box

2. SHAREONMARCH – .01 Intro Box (not sure if it’ll work now that it’s April)

3. WELCOMEMV5 – $5 Intro Box

4. MAVEN5 – $5 Introbox.

I’d love it if you let me know if any of these coupon codes are working at the moment & what style you end up being! Even though I’m “American Beauty,” I’ve switched my style to It girl twice and Boho Glam once. I’ve yet to try Bombshell or Classic with a Twist.

Stay Beautiful!