Julep Maven July 2015 Subscription Box Unboxing & Review

Today I wanted to share with you my latest Julep Maven box (the July 2015 box)!  Similar to last month, I wasn’t able to resist Julep’s new nail polish selections and bath & body product releases.  I ended up customizing my box completely (I love that they added this feature!), and included a few extra add-ons to my order as well.  Let’s take a look inside!

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July 2015 Base Selections

So for the July 2015 Julep Maven box, I went with two of Julep’s featured polishes for this month – Alexa and Brittany.  Alexa is a described as a ‘hyacinth creme’ (to me, it comes across as a slightly muted purple-grey), and Brittany is a ‘bleached apricot creme’.

I also had a choice of throwing in another nail polish, or going with a full size body/makeup/skincare product.  I decided to pick up Julep’s Rethink Your Shower Hydrating Body Cleansing Gel.  It’s their new oil body cleanser (looks very similar to their Bare Face Cleansing Oil), and it features a blend of grapefruit peel, grape seed, kukui nut seed, and coconut oils to help cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin (plus so much more!).

Add-ons

Julep gives you the option to select extra ‘add-ons’ to your order (that you can get for a little less than what they’re priced at in the store).  Plus, if you choose at least three add-ons, Julep will throw in a surprise nail polish. 🙂

I decided to go for three add-ons again this month, which included a coconut-white polish called Steph, a set of little nail diamonds, and a large Konjac sponge to use with the ‘Rethink Your Shower’ Cleansing Gel.  And my little bonus for selecting all three was an ink blue creme polish called Ilsa.

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To summarize, my Julep Maven July 2015 box included:

  • 4 nail polishes (Steph, Brittany, Alexa, and Ilsa – shown in the above photo, from left to right)
  • 2 bath & body products (Rethink Your Shower Cleansing Gel and full-body Konjac sponge)
  • 1 decal set (nail diamonds)
  • 2 little candies (bonus!)

My Julep Maven July 2015 Box Review

After testing out each of the nail polishes, I was really impressed with the colors and their longevity.  The three new ones that released this month (Alexa, Brittany and Steph) are all perfect shades for Summer, and last a good week without chipping.  Out of all the shades, ‘Steph’ was my favorite color-wise – it’s a pretty cream shade with a purple/pink shimmer.

The little nail decals that I picked up just for fun turned out looking more like smooth little orbs, rather than diamonds.  I was still pleased with them since they did last longer than I expected (about 3 days on the nail after applying just one top coat).  I’m not sure if I’d get these again however, since I feel like you can get more detailed, rhinestone-looking decals elsewhere.

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Lastly, the Rethink Your Shower Cleansing Gel and full-body Konjac sponge were a nice change from the usual nail polish and makeup selections.  I love bath and body products, and after falling in love with the Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil and smaller Konjac sponge, I was anxious to try out the new body cleanser, paired with the larger exfoliating sponge.

The Body Cleansing Gel turned out to have a slightly thinner formula than I expected (much thinner than the Bare Face Cleansing Oil); however, it did lather surprising well.  I like its moisturizing properties, and combined with the exfoliating Konjac sponge, it makes for a great multi-tasker in the shower!

Overall, I was really happy with this month’s Julep Maven box – from the selection to the quality of the products.

If you’re interested in trying out Julep’s monthly subscription box, you can sign up here and get a welcome box for free!

What do you think of my Julep Maven box for this month?

Did you get a Julep Maven box this month too?  If so, let me know what you thought of your goodies!

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