Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Julep It Girl Intro Maven box review and giveaway

**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**

Today I have a little something special for you all. The wonderful people at Julep sent me an It Girl Intro Maven box to review for you, then at the end of the review something extra special!! 


I've shown you some of my Maven boxes before, and I'm sorry to say that I sometimes half-ass them because of how picture heavy the posts would end up being. I know that too many picture heavy posts can tend to be annoying. I'm going to be thorough and show you piece by piece everything that I received in this Intro Maven box. 

To become a Julep Maven, you visit the site or use someone's referral link (mine is http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/24617/). You then take a quiz and get paired with one of five different Maven styles: It GirlAmerican BeautyBoho GlamBombshell and Classic With A Twist. You are then sent that Maven box every month you remain a member unless you choose to try a different style or skip a month. Every month on the 20th they send an email with a peek into your box for the next month. From the 20th to the 24th you get to decide whether you are going to keep that style, change, or skip. Also on the 20th, Julep releases a peek into all the styles on their blog. Whether you are a maven or not, you will want to follow it. They show some great nail art and reviews! 

Now onto the box I received.

The outside of the box. You can't help but smile when you see one of these looking at you from inside your mail box. 


The welcome note you receive when you become a Julep Maven. It tells you about the program and where you can send reviews, videos and photos of the manicures you create with your new polishes.


More information about the Julep Maven program. The perks of joining yourself and referring others to join and what you can do with those perks. 

When you become a Julep Maven you get a box every month for $19.99 + FREE shipping. After your first month, you get the option to stay a member, skip a month, pick a different style or completely cancel your membership (which you probably won't want to do). If you stay a member, for every month you don't skip you get the option to add on 3 products from other Maven boxes from that month for a GREATLY discounted price. You are also given a referral link for you to give to friends. For every 2 people that join with your link and remain a member for 30 days, you will get a free month, up to 2 years. On top of all this, you automatically get 20% off all products plus FREE shipping. Can't really beat all that, can you?!

I received the "It Girl" Maven box to review. Julep describes it as "Edgy, bold and innovative, your statement-making look exemplifies modern rock 'n' roll chic. You find inspiration in bright colors and avant-garde accessories. A risk taker at heart, you believe fashion rules were made to be broken."


Once past the welcome fliers, you see the goodies waiting for you all wrapped like a present waiting to be opened. They like to include extra goodies. Sometimes it's candy, it seems like this time it was 2 little tubs of glitter! 


Once inside this is what was peering back at me. Top to bottom: Delaunay, Otte and Daphne plus blue and red glitter pots.


A closer shot of the polishes. Top to bottom: Otte, Delaunay and Daphne.

As seen above, left to right. All beautiful cremes. 


First up we have Daphne. Daphne is described as "smoky seafoam green creme". 


This is two coats of Daphne. She goes on smooth but a little streaky. However, she dried beautifully. No clumping, no pulling, just a beautiful glossy creme with easy clean up and it didn't dye my skin or nails.





Just an absolutely beautiful color for fall or spring! So glad to have this beauty in my stash!


Second is Otte. Otte was one of the polishes from Julep's Fall 2012 Trina Turk collection. Otte is described as a "rich camel neutral creme".

This is two coats of Otte. Otte was just as smooth as Daphne and not a bit streaky. It was a little on the thick side but not difficult to work with. It was a huge contradiction, but in the end it was absolutely beautiful. Not the best shade for my skin tone though. I wanted so badly for it to work. I'm sure I can use it for some nail art down the road though. 






A lovely neutral creme. Just not the best on fair/pale skin.

Lastly is Delaunay. Also from Julep's Fall 2012 Trina Turk collection, Delaunay is described as a "chili pepper red creme."


This is two coats of Delaunay. From the first stroke on my nail, I was in love! I really think I'm turning into a red fan. I just can't say it anymore because I just keep falling in love with reds. They are so surprising. Maybe it's just because they look great on fair/pale skin. Delaunay everything the perfect red should be and more! Smooth, glossy, easy to work with and sultry! 




A must have for every polish collection!

You didn't think I was going to forget about the glitter did you?! Of course not! To use the glitter, I did one nail at a time to ensure the polish didn't dry before I was able to sprinkle the glitter on top. I added a third coat of Delaunay then sprinkled a little of the glitter on top. I had never worked with loose glitter before and it wasn't all that bad! I wish I could have gotten it a little more even, but I do enjoy a manicure where no two fingers looks the same. 



I didn't add a top coat, but it would have just sealed the deal on this "patriotic" look. 



So, there you have it, the Julep Maven It Girl Intro box review! Beautiful polishes...lovely glitter...one happy customer! :o)

If you would like to become a Julep Maven, you can use my referral link.
Also, if you use the code JULEPVIP, you will get your first month for only a penny!! I mean, how can you pass that up?!

You can shop for products at www.julep.com, follow them on Facebook here, browse through the blog here, follow them on Twitter via @JulepMaven, subscribe to Julep's YouTube channel here and follow them on Pinterest here



Now for the fun part!! Julep is letting me give away an Intro box of the winner's choice. (*Note - If you pick It Girl, it's not definite that you will receive a box exactly like the one I reviewed*) 

Here is another run down of the styles the winner can pick from:

RULES:
1. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
2. You must be within the 50 US states to enter.
3. You must be honest about all entries. You may not enter multiple times under different/fake names. Any fraudulent entries will be deleted and that person WILL be completely disqualified. I will be checking and verifying all entries. 
4. You must be a follower of my blog via GFC or HelloCotton, all other entries are not mandatory. 
5. The giveaway will end at 12:01 am on November 20th, 2012. 
6. The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to reply with necessary information. If, after that 24 hour period, they have not responded, I will assume they have forfeited their prize and another winner will be chosen.
7. The giveaway is sponsored by Julep. The prize will be sent to the winner by them, not by Naked Without Polish.
8. This giveaway is, in no way, affiliated with Facebook.





**This product was provided to me by the manufacturer/PR for an honest review. All opinions are my own,**

Good luck and Happy Polishing!!

Becky :o)

63 comments:

Kat D said...

I would love to try any of their new suede polishes.

Naked Without Polish said...

Keep an eye open for my bday giveaway next month. ;o) *hint hint**nudge nudge*

Kat D said...

=D Coooooool!

rebecca said...

I have never tried Julep before, but I LOVE a good red. Most of my polish is reds and pinks. They are just classic. And now Delaunay is on my to try list. Thanks for sharing the pics and the giveaway too!

Naked Without Polish said...

Oh, they are fantastic! I can't wait to share them with you all.

Corpsechick said...

Julep Sicilian Blood Orange Foot Soak

Thanks
Tabatha Carlson
corsechick

Naked Without Polish said...

Delaunay caught me completely off guard, but I can't get over how gorgeous she is! If you don't win the giveaway, you need to get her. It's a fantastic red!

Naked Without Polish said...

I've been wanting to try that too! :o)

Angela Spangela said...

I love the pink grapefruit body scrub. I use it almost every day!

Naked Without Polish said...

Oooooooo that sounds heavenly! This is why I added that question! :o)

claudia_mami said...

cate premi superbe , cine nu siar dori sa castige oare ..

maria elena said...

whoa suede polish?! did i read that right?! i would try that!

Naked Without Polish said...

You did!!! This month's Maven box was their matte suedes! They are beautiful! Trust me, keep an eye open for my bday giveaway next month!

Meghan PS said...

I just bought Taylor, but I haven't tried it yet. It's my first Julep.

Naked Without Polish said...

When you do, you should post pics on my Facebook page! :o)

Vedrana Brankovic said...

This is such a great product. I'm so sad I can't subscribe because I'm not from USA.

Naked Without Polish said...

Hopefully Julep is working on broadening the Maven availability! :o)

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! My favorite Julep product is their argan oil! It is amazing! I would love to try the Julep pedi cream. :-)

~ Yun

AppleliciousMe said...

I wanna try their Suede Polish.. They look super pretty :D

Naked Without Polish said...

Oh, you definitely do! My mom got a bottle and gave it to me before she tried it. Thank goodness!! I am in love!

Naked Without Polish said...

They are beautiful and easy to work with. Keep an eye open for my bday giveaway next month. ;o)

Sue O'Reilly said...

I love the cuticle oil. And the polishes - great to apply.

Tina Marie Colombo said...

I'd like to try their polish remover.

Naked Without Polish said...

I haven't tried their cuticle oil yet. I have some and just haven't used it cause I keep using this other kind I have.

Naked Without Polish said...

I tried their little remover wipes and wasn't impressed. Their regular remover is good though!

becky tomlinson said...

I haven't tried any julep yet so I would love to try any of their products

she.is.the.one said...

red nailpolish

StaceFavoch said...

My favorite Julep polish so far would have to be Dendrie - the most perfect gray ever!

Emily F. said...

Sienna; it is hands-down the best gold polish that ever existed.

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Miskate said...

I like their polish remover! It seems way less harsh on my nails than acetone based removers. I have to scrub a bit with glitter, but that's always the case.

Amy Starke said...

I don't know much about Julep produces, but the suede polishes sound so cool!!! and the pink grapefruit scrub sounds awesome too! Thank you for the giveaway!

Amy Starke said...

Oh btw, I LOVE picture heavy posts! :)

tiffany said...

I love long lasting manicures, so I'm actually most excited to try the cuticle oil -I've never used it before on my own, and I've heard it helps the polish last longer.

StipeRulz said...

I've never tried Julep before but I really like the look of the suede ones!

Sherri K said...

I purchased a few Juleps in the summer but had not tried them. Of them, I thought Emilie would be my favorite, but I was surprised to find that I love Daphne the most! I really would like to try the new suedes.

Kianna Higuchi said...

I LOVE that little remover pump that they gave out in their boxes awhile ago. I'm dying to have one! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

christina struble said...

I really like rose nail polish.

Sara Thornton said...

I really like the colors in Bombshell but also American Beauty. I've never tried Julep but always wanted to! I like that dark rich purple polish from Bombshell and the black with golden flecks polish from American Beauty. Always wanting to try a new cuticle oil as well. I love black polishes with glitters or flecks, etc but my true favorite color is purple so I tend to hoard those the most, haha!

zimmy_b said...

The glitters coming up look cool, but as of right nowww Julep Brooke is lookin nice to me :)

daturarose said...

i want to try Daisy and Courtney so bad! i've been lemming them for a while. thanks for offering these goods but, btw! so nice of you :)

Becky said...

I think the suede polishes are really great, I'd love to try them!

ashleymarie said...

I have never tried any Julep!

Tabitha Nicole said...

I would love to try the color Brooke or Freida!

Maxine said...

I would love to try their suede polishes! :)

Aubrey said...

I've never tried Julep before, but I'm always up for trying new purples and blues. And greens, lately. Surprisingly. LOL!

Janet Vilar said...

I have never tried Julep this box would be a great introduction to them!

Jess said...

i haven't tried any...so i want to try it all! LOL

CC's Polished Pointers said...
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CC's Polished Pointers said...

the polish Michelle

spunkster said...

Julep's suede polishes look amazing!

~{stellar style}~ said...

I haven't been able to try any of them yet soo I would love to try all of them!!

ohfashoo said...

I am honestly WAY too obsessed with Julep and love EVERYTHING. But if I have to pick an all time favorite favorite thing it would be their polish "Carrie". It is the most beautiful bubble gum pink, and to top it off its named after SATC!

kiwibewwy said...
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kiwibewwy said...

I love the cuticle oil and can't wait to try out there new topcoat they are releasing this month!

KariAnn said...

I love their hand polish. I forget what it is called.

Michelle Hagemeyer said...

My favorite polish would probably have to be Zoe or Sienna right now. I'm most looking forward to trying the cuticle oil.

Rose said...

As goofy as this sounds, I would like to try my namesake Julep polish, Rose. It's watermelon shade is gorgeous and I don't have any reds in that family.

Melissa Pang said...

I'd love try their polish remover - heard great reviews about it! :)

Unknown said...

I'll go with Oprah and say I'd like the Favorite Things 12 pc polish collection :)

Rosemary Ford said...

I would like to try cuticle oil and their polish never have before

Patricia Knetzer said...

Any of the glitters for December's Maven Boxes are looking awesome!! <3 Love the suedes, too :)

Amanda Herren said...

There are so many favorites but I really love the quick dry drops!!

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