Thursday, May 3, 2012

April's Classic With A Twist Julep Maven Box

Classic with a Twist is one of the 5 styles offered by Julep Maven, another subscription box offered to Canadians but are based out of the States.  This box mainly focuses on mani and pedi items and it's different because it allows you to sneak peek your box for the next month and even change up styles if you don't happen to like what was offered in your own for that month.  YAY for choices!

I'll be honest, when I'm looking at which box(es) I want, I'm pretty much just looking at the polishes in the box and not really at what else is offered in that box.  Is that bad?  Heck no!  Ladies, this is essentially what you're paying for.  The polishes, themselves, retail at $14 - $18 each (this does not include the Maven discount) and the box costs $19.99, so really, just from the polishes, you've already made up the cost of your box.


April's box came with "The Best Pedi Creme Ever!" and two polishes.  I already use an excellent foot butter, so I'm not sure if I'm going use this.  But on to the main attraction!  The two beauties included in this box are Susie and Mandy.

Susie is a delicious mint green creme.  I've been searching high and low for the perfect mint green colour.  As beautiful as this shade is, it wasn't perfect.  It's a little greener and lighter than I expected.  I know that my pictures make Susie a little blue and at first glance, she does look blue, but she's got a light touch of green.  Very light.

Mandy. She's a real firecracker!  She's a described as a fresh, bright, deep coral-pink creme.  I find her to be more fire engine red.  Beautiful nonetheless.  I love those bright, strong reds!  Nothing like an awesome red to bring you out of the winter funk.  Where I live, we have winter essentially for what feels like 7 months out of the 12.  

Mandy was quite opaque, which was awesome but Susie needed at least three coats.

One thing I did notice about Julep polishes is that their bottle sizes are a little smaller, 8ml or 0.27 floz.  I believe that regular bottles of polish are at least double that size, so if you think about it, if you were to purchase these bottles individually, they would end up being VERY pricey.  But they are 3-free!


Ps. i just purchased a bunch of colour wheels so I'll be able to start swatching!  


PPS. Julep just announced the release of their Cinco de Mayo Mystery boxes.  They normally retail for $60 and contain anywhere between $60 - $200 worth of goodies!  There's a coupon code, CINCO, that brings that price tag down to $19.99.  It's only good until May 7th, or until they run out (I believe).  Head over to their facebook page and check it out! Will you be getting one?  I already have.  If you want to get an idea of what to expect in those boxes, check out my post on their Spring Mystery Box.

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9 comments:

  1. I love the color Suzie. Loving the mint color lately! Now debating whether to get the mystery box. Did you get last month's?

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    1. I've been loving mint too! LOL! No, I didn't get last month's box, but I got my intro box...and I'm still waiting for my May box to arrive. I switched up May's box...how about you? :)

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  2. Lovely shades.....I like minty green one...

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  3. I ordered a mystery box and cannot wait to get it! I am so excited, it'll be my first Julep purchase ever!
    PS you're at 52 followers now, wowzers congrats!!

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks!

      Don't forget to post what you got! I can't wait to see what everyone gets!!!! :) Plus this is a good way to dip your toes into their subscription services! :P

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  4. Hehe, I love the nest of tissue with little eggs! Oooh, so you got your box which means mine must be coming soon!! Great colours! I don't know if I'm going to get a Cinco De Mayo Box because I really don't want repeat colours...

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    1. Gosh, I hadn't thought of repeat colours....Oops...too late! LOL! I was thinking that they'd have strong, bold colours in this mystery box, but we'll see! :)

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