Thursday, 28 June 2012

June Julep Mystery Box

If you haven't heard me talk about Julep before....you can see my first post about it Here - I won't get into the details about the company or the Maven program here, but if you are interested in reading about this innovative company and amazing Maven Membership Program you can read about it there!

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!)

XX 

16 comments:

  1. Ooh, this are great colours - I love pippa!

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  2. Oh wow...awesome box & you got the Nail Therapy!!! I'm so glad you like it...it worked wonders on my nails! Those colors are so pretty as well...enjoy your goodies Luv! XOXO

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  3. ooh you got a great box!! mine wasn't as good but that is okay, I did like one polish colour I received !

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    1. What was the one you liked?

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  4. OOH man! I want to try the nail therapy! looks like a great haul :)

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  5. That’s a GREAT mystery box! I wasn’t impressed with the last couple of Birchboxes I’ve gotten - maybe I’ll sign up for this one!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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    1. You should! You can see the contents of the boxes before you get them (unless it's a mystery box like this one) and decide whether to skip the month (not pay) or not based on the contents! I have always been so happy with everything I get from them. I love their polishes. They've expanded to lipglosses and sunscreens etc too now. You can get your first box for a penny (they literally charge your credit card 0.01 cents) if you use the code COLOR2012. If you do sign up I would really appreciate if you used my referral link :) (you'd be my first one!) http://julep.com/?r=20045475

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  6. I always look forward to seeing your Julep Box posts. Pippa looks like such a pretty colour.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  7. Pippa looks gorgeous! It looks like the perfect go-to shade for polished and elegant nails. The Nail Therapy also sounds like a terrific inclusion, seems like it really works (and what my nails currently need!) :)

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  8. I received that lip balm and love it too!! You got amazing colours I love the look of Pippa!

    xo

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  9. I think one of my mystery boxes was identical!! I was bummed though. :`( Stay tuned for my post!

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  10. Pippa looks so pretty, and definitely great for all occasions!

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  11. I love these types of mystery boxes, so many great finds in there!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  12. Hi lovely, how are you?
    Besos, Marcela♥

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    1. Sorry I have been away from blogging recently, I will try to get back to it when I can though :)hope you are well lovely xx

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