Anyways, Julep often hosts Mystery Boxes (separate from the Maven Program) where for $19.99 (including shipping) they send you a surprise box full of nail polish (and sometimes other goodies like sunscreen, lip gloss, lip balm, lotions, etc). I previously purchased the May Mystery Box and absolutely loved it - so when they announced the June Mystery Box, I jumped on board immediately!
Here's what I received:
|Pretty packaging :)|
|A file, Lip-balm, Nail Strengthener, and 3 polishes!|
Julep Lip Balm in Vanilla Mint: This smells AMAZING! Also, I cannot underscore the importance of lip balm with SPF! Lips need sun protection too! ($6 value)
Julep Nail Therapy: I first heard about this on Chelsea's Blog and was just about to purchase it when voila, it came in my Mystery Box! This stuff truly is amazing. I have used it a mere 2 times and already my nails are stronger than they have ever been! Definitely will repurchase this when it runs out! ($16 value)
Pippa: This looks more pink in the photo than it does on my nails. I LOVE this colour. It is extremely neutral/perfect for work. Very creamy looking. "An updated neutral camel creme, sure to upstage!" This has been on my nails for a few days now and now sign of wear/chipping/dents even though my hands take quite a beating from day to day - great quality. ($14 value)
Juliette: Secret - this is my first white! I can finally do french manicures AND I have heard that white underneath neons really makes them pop! Also, good for a base for when I attempt to do splatter some time..... Very happy to finally have a white in my small but growing collection! This is a "soft, white creme"($14 value)
Jodie: "deep rose with a golden shimmer". I would describe this as wine-coloured (it comes out a little darker on the nails than it looks in this picture). The nice thing is that it has little golden speckles that are super subtle, and not too flashy, but add a little pizzazz. With all the Julep polishes I have tried, I have always been thoroughly impressed with the quality and lasting power, this one however, started to chip after a day! I was not very impressed. Maybe I just painted my nails sloppily/in a rush...I'll have to try again with this one and give it another chance. ($14 value).
So overall, I am very happy with my mystery box! A little disappointed about the chipping with Jodie, but ecstatic with Pippa/Juliette/Nail Therapy and Lip Balm! Overall, I spent $19.99 and received over $65.00 worth of products (4/5 of which I am extremely happy with!)