Monday, 14 May 2012

JULEP Cinco De Mayo Mystery Box

Have you heard about Julep? They have a monthly subscription service where for $19.99, you will be sent a monthly box filled with $60+ worth of nail polish, pedicure or manicure items. It is different from most beauty subscription boxes in that you get to see what is coming in your box before it is sent, and if you don't like the things, you can pick another Maven box. 
I have refrained from subscribing to the Julep Maven subscription program because I like nail polish, but not enough to dedicate $20.00/month to it. However, Julep occasionally offers 'mystery box' deals that are open to everyone, and you do not need to be a Julep Maven to order one! I decided to take the plunge and I ordered a Cinco de Mayo mystery box for $19.99 (shipping included!). Julep ships out of the USA, so our American neighbours usually receive their boxes before us, however Julep doesn't charge Canadians any extra in shipping charges which is totally cool of them. 

My mystery box came well-packaged, and a set of nail appliques in 'peacock' ($14.00) rested on top of the polishes. Sticking with the Cinco de Mayo theme, the inner packaging was very bright and cheery! All of the polishes also complimented the theme in colour.
I was happy to see that Julep takes great care in packaging their products for shipment! Everything was perfectly secure.
On top of the nail appliques, I received a bottle of Julep cuticle oil ($18.00), a bottle of Julep top coat ($14.00) and five very bright nail polish shades! Alyson, Christina, Parker, Vanessa and Hayden.

Julep's Hayden -- neon peach
Hayden ($14.00) is one of the most exciting colours I received- it looks like something I would wear, especially on my toes! It would look lovely with a summer tan.
Vanessa -- glitter in a clear base
Vanessa ($14.00) seems like a pretty average glitter based top coat. I already have one by OPI that I use, but this is still a welcome addition to my collection because I love glitter :)
Parker -- golden tangerine creme 
Parker ($14.00) is a very bright orange that I highly doubt will suit my skin tone. I have never been a fan of strong orange colours. I like the name of it, though :)
Christina -- shimmery deep orange
Christina ($14.00) is described as orange, but looks more red to me. It is laced with gold shimmer. I suppose it is a tomato red, and more suitable for the winter months in my opinion. It reminds me of Christmas!
Alyson -- almond creme
Alyson ($14.00) rivals Hayden as my favourite pick from this mystery box. I love neutrals! They never get old. This colour will definitely get a lot of wear from me and I'm excited to swatch it!

Expect some of these colours to make appearances in my future NOTD posts! I am very happy with my first Julep mystery box experience and I would definitely order one again in the future. If you want to get a heads up on the Julep mystery box program, you can subscribe to their emails on their website, or follow them on facebook or twitter (I do all three!). This box cost me a mere $19.99 and has $116.00 worth of Julep products in it! I love a great deal, and I am very pleased with this box.

Did you order a Cinco de Mayo mystery box? Link me to your review posts, or list what you received in the comments!
--S

28 comments:

  1. Love this! I need to get me a mystery box one of these days :) That is a lot of nail polish for simply $20

    http://dianaluv.blogspot.com

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    1. isn't it such a great deal? I am very happy with my first Julep experience !

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  2. I didn't know that you can just order the mystery box without being subscribed. I'm currently subscribing to Julep. Even though I love their products, I think my cabinet is overflowing with nail polish. I may cancel in the next couple of months and watch out for the mystery box. Thanks for the tips!

    p.s. I love Alyson, such a pretty color and neutral enough to wear a lot. Enjoy!

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    1. yes you don't need to be a Maven to buy mystery boxes. I wouldn't know what to do with all that Julep if I had a monthly sub, but I will definitely get another mystery box in the future!
      I am very excited to try Alyson, it looks like such a great shade.

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  3. OH WOW!!!!!!!! I hope that my box is that good!!!!

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    1. I cannot wait to see your review post!

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  4. Looks like fun polishes! Can't wait to see!

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    1. I am already wearing Alyson and I love it.

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  5. I love all of these colors. Great Box!!

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    1. indeed I am quite pleased with all the colours except Parker which is totally not me.

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  6. Great deal! I have a bunch of Julep's but they all seem to separate pretty badly, and its hard to get them back to their original colour!

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    1. oh no, that isn't good! did you contact Julep about it? they should rectify it, especially since they charge $14/bottle for them. the quality of the polish should reflect that!

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  7. Great box! The Mystery boxes seem like a better value then the monthly boxes!! :)

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    1. yes I think they are a better value! however, with the monthly boxes you know what you're getting and the mystery boxes are a total gamble.

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  8. I am waiting anxiously for my Cinco Box! You got some nice stuff!! Five polishes is one of the better boxes. I want Parker so badly...

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    1. I hope you get Parker in your box! I've had a few girls on FB mention that they got the same box as me, I wonder if there weren't many variations?

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  9. Amazing colours!! And looks like you got a tonne of stuff!! I hope that mine is similar....hasn't arrived yet! I really love Alyson - and those peacock nail stickers! I am super curious to see how those look on!!
    xx

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    1. oh me too, I can't wait to try out the peacock nail appliques ! they are so cool.

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  10. Ooo "Hayden" looks so unique! And I always love a good glitter coat.

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    1. yes I am very excited to swatch Hayden! Alyson won out and I'm wearing it at the moment but I'll try Hayden soon! Thanks for following me, I am off to check out your blog now!

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  11. I'm not a huge orange fan, but I LOVE PARKER! You got a great box! Have you signed up on Julep Maven yet?

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    1. I am not a fan of Parker but Hayden is something I would wear. I feel like that colour of orange would not suit my skin tone at ALL! I am refraining from signing up for Julep Maven. I will live vicariously through other girls boxes and order mystery boxes from time to time! yay willpower :D

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  12. Love the polishes!

    xoxo,

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.ca/

    Cindy

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    1. they're very cute, aren't they? great deal too!

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  13. Wow, what an awesome deal! All of those colors look gorgeous, I especially like the look of Alyson. (:

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    1. yes it was a great value, and Alyson is very pretty. However, by the second day Alyson was chipping like crazy! not impressed with the quality.

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