Julep Maven Box Review

Hi again everyone! Today I’ve got a lot of goodies to share with you, so I’ll just jump right in.

Before we get to the box, I just wanted to do a quick update on the Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment.  I love this product! On Sunday night after I’d been wearing it for a few hours, I noticed that I could actually feel my nails absorbing more oxygen.  It’s hard to describe but basically it just felt like I wasn’t wearing anything on my nails and it felt like they were breathing.  The product also closed up a small split I had on one of my nails.  This, ladies and gentlemen, is proof of an amazing product.  If you’ve got split or peeling nails, please buy this product! It’s a lifesaver.

Now on to tonight’s product review….

I ordered the Julep Maven Bombshell Intro Box because it contains two nail polishes that I just had to have,  Eva (a pretty raspberry creme) and Sienna (a sophisticated, shimmery gold).  This box also includes Instant Warming Foot Scrub and I really wanted to try this product out because my feet take a lot of abuse at work.  I also purchased the Freedom Polymer Top Coat as an add-on to the Maven Box.  At $6.99, this was a great deal.

Bombshell Intro Box (plus Freedom Polymer Top Coat)

Bombshell Intro Box (plus Freedom Polymer Top Coat)

The goodies unpacked

The goodies unpacked

The box also included a sample of the Glycolic Hand Scrub.  I’ll start off with the two samples (I received a sample of the Rock Star Hand Cream with my Oxygen Nail Treatment).

Samples!Glycolic Hand Scrub and Rock Star Hand Cream

Samples!
Glycolic Hand Scrub and Rock Star Hand Cream

The Glycolic Hand Scrub is an apricot seed scrub that contains glycolic acid.  It has a nice floral scent and wonderful texture.  It’s everything I would hope for in an exfoliant.  My hands were amazingly soft after using it.  I then applied the Rock Star Hand Cream.  This also has a nice, soft scent and is not greasy.  I applied a little too much, so it took a few minutes to completely absorb into my skin, but it left my hands soft and moisturized.  I would recommend both products.

The Instant Warming Foot Scrub is also an excellent product.  It contains natural pumice and capsaicin (what makes chili peppers hot).  The scrub made my feet very soft and smooth and it really did warm up on contact.  I loved using this product and I will definitely be buying a replacement once this tube is empty.

Warming Foot Scrub

Instant Warming Foot Scrub

And now my favorite part of the box, the nail polish!

Nail products:Eva, Sienna and Freedom Polymer Top Coat

Nail products:
Eva, Sienna and Freedom Polymer Top Coat

I am so excited to tell you that both Eva and Sienna are one-coaters! Finding this out was a “sweet baby Jesus in a tuxedo shirt” kinda moment.  I was surprised that Eva was a one-coater, but the formula was beautiful.  Application was smooth with absolutely no streaking for both colors.  I’m especially impressed that Sienna gave such great coverage in one coat since it’s a metallic.

And last but certainly not least, we need to talk about the Freedom Polymer Top Coat.  This product is awesome! It’s meant to be a substitute for a gel manicure.  You put the top coat on after your nails are dry and it cures in 5 minutes in natural light.  You can also cure it under a 60-watt light bulb in 2 minutes (this is what I did).  The top coat dries to a high gloss finish and definitely has a gel manicure feeling to it.  I’m excited to see how it makes my polish hold up to cashiering.  Usually nail polish doesn’t make it through a whole one of my shifts at Lowe’s, so I’ll keep you guys updated.  One thing I didn’t like is that my brush had a little piece of debris (probably part of the brush) on it, so that stuck to my thumb nail.  Other than that I really love the product.

For my manicure I wanted something quick and easy since it’s late.  I used Eva as my main color and did an accent nail in Sienna.  Definitely not the best manicure, but the color combination is beautiful.

All pictures below show one coat of polish.  The first three are without top coat and the last two are with Freedom Polymer Top Coat.

Without top coat, a nice close-up of Sienna

Without top coat, a nice close-up of Sienna

Without top coat

Without top coat

With Sienna bottle

With Sienna bottle

With Freedom Polymer Top Coat

With Freedom Polymer Top Coat

With top coat bottle

With top coat bottle

Have you guys tried any of these amazing Julep products? I was really impressed with the Bombshell Intro Box and I can’t wait to see what other Maven boxes have in store.  If you want to become a Julep Maven, use my referral link to create an account, or you can enter my invitation code (7891576) when you sign up.  The Julep Maven subscription is $19.99 per month but you can pick and choose which boxes you receive.  Please note that I get points for referring you and I really appreciate your help with earning them!

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2 thoughts on “Julep Maven Box Review

  1. I actually picked the same box a couple months ago and I love love love Sienna. It’s such a beautiful color and I use it all the time. Glad you liked your stuff!! 🙂

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