Julep Maven: Boho Glam September 2013 Box Review

Boho Glam Sept 2013 Box

The Box

Company: Julep

Category: Nail Polish/Beauty

Cost: $19.99 USD per month + free shipping

Availability: USA and Canada

The Skinny

Once you’ve signed up to be a Maven, each month a classy little black box — filled with trendy nail colours and beauty products — will be delivered straight to your front door.

The Perks

  • Free shipping (on all Maven boxes + any other orders)
  • 20% discount on all products
  • Earn Julep Jules redeemable towards free products and/or boxes
  • Send your box to a friend or skip the month (and your bill!) as often as you’d like

The Service

The company is based out of Seattle, Washington which is great for cross-border shopping. (If I lived in the Vancouver, BC area a trip to a Julep Parlor would be on my bucket list!) However, the Maven subscription boxes — like anyone or anything else crossing the border — need to be cleared by CBSA first. Have you heard about patience being a virtue? You have? Awesome! Make that your mantra, as delivery via Canada Post will take roughly two weeks.

*FYI* — once your order has been processed by border security, enter the USPS tracking# on the Canada Post website to continue watching your box’s journey.

Worried about duties? You shouldn’t be. Thanks to NAFTA, there are no duties on Julep Maven boxes. Click here to read more from Canada Border Services about importing goods by mail.

The Products


Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil

BARE FACE CLEANSING OIL | Reg. price: $28.00, Maven price: $22.40

Julep Bare Face is a lightweight, antioxidant-rich cleanser that gently and thoroughly dissolves makeup, dirt, and excess oil without over-drying skin, then rinses clean with no oily residue. It’s recommended for all skin types.

I’m super excited to try this out, mainly because it arrived at a very convenient time — I just used up the last of my St.Ives apricot facial cleanser. If it doesn’t dry out my already-dry skin then this product might be a keeper!

Julep Sept Boho Glam Nail Polish

NAIL POLISH | Reg. price: $14.00, Maven price: $11.20 each

Kristy is a midnight blue crème polish, and so dark that indoors she looks almost black. Tatiana — is a beautiful golden burnt orange micro-glitter polish. Check out my swatches in the photo below.

Julep Kristy & Tatiana Swatch

The Verdict

  • As always, the polishes are fast drying and apply smoothly. One coat is often enough, although two is better the micro-glitter polish. For budget reasons, I skipped my August box and was planning to stick to my guns and skip September too….until I saw Tatiana — I had to have her!
  • If all the items had been purchased separately at the Maven price (including my add-ons: 2 bottles of Reece + box of polish remover pads), the actual box cost would be $75.19 USD. So what did I pay? $33.96 USD!!! As usual, this box service is a true beauty bargain.

Not a Julep Maven yet? If you don’t mind being a guinea pig for an up-and-coming brand’s new products, please consider signing up through my referral link. Try entering coupon code freebox or freemaven at check-out and your first box should be FREE!

Stay beautiful,

– Alicia ♥

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