Instead of Friday's Favourites, I'm super excited to share a product review with you guys today! I'm usually weary of subscription boxes because I'm scared I won't be able to afford them after a while, but for just $20 a month, Julep's nail polish subscription box is right up my alley! What's even better was I was able to snag my first box for only 1 cent! Crazy right?!
If you've never heard of Julep that's ok, I was tardy to the party too. Basically you pay a monthly subscription and each month they will send you a box filled with fun nail polish colours. You first take a test to see what your style is and from that they will suggest a Maven profile for you. Don't like the Maven profile you were given? That's ok too! I was originally 'Boho Glam' but once I looked at the colours in the other box sets I knew the 'It Girl' package was for me! So I took the plunge and signed up for my intro box. I also bought 3 other polishes for a great discount price!
Surprisingly my package was here within 3 days which is crazy since I ordered it a couple days before Christmas. It was like a surprise Christmas gift... to myself!
Inside the box (which was super cute because I adore the black/ hot pink combo) was a welcome letter, a description of my Maven profile, my nail polishes and 2 suprise glitter pots which I was not expecting! I was stoked though because we all know I love glitter! They were even nice enough to include instructions on how to use the glitter on your nails.
So here we have the three colours I received in my 'It Girl' starter box. From left to right they are: Otte (a camel colour), Daphne (smokey seafoam green) & Delaunay (a chili pepper red).
Otte: Great neutral colour, good consistency, covers in 2 coats and only started chipping after 4 days. I'm very fond of this one and it's perfect for work or when you don't want to have your nails be the focus of an outfit.
Daphne: This colour was the main reason why I chose the 'It Girl' box and though I like the colour it's not at all what I was expecting. On screen it looked like a nice bright teal which is a colour I have been searching for for a while now. However once I got the bottle the colour turned out to be a dark teal. It's still a lovely colour, just not the one I was expecting. I understand real life colours can vary from what they look like on screen though so I'm not too upset. The consistency was nice and it took 3 coats for full coverage.
Delaunay: This colour is wonderful but the consistency is horrible. It's super thin and takes a lot of coats to get full coverage. And I think because of all the layers it made it easier for this polish to chip.
And these were the extras I ordered: Eva (raspberry coloured), Felicity (gold) and Brit (graphite silver suede). As you can tell Felicity was my favourite.
Eva: This colour ended up being very similar to Delaunay which was disappointing because had I know that I wouldn't have bought it. It's also the same consistency as Delaunay where it takes a few coats to get nice coverage. However it doesn't chip as easily as Delaunay because I've had it on my toes for a week and I've only had small chips here and there. And that's after wearing hiking boots for 40+ hours.
Felicity: As you could tell, I love this gold colour! It's shiny and took about 3 coats to make it look perfect. Chipping was minimal and it took a few days for it to occur. I can't wait to wear this for a fancy occasion. Until then I have it as the tips of my nails paired with Daphne. And seeing as Daphne is a darkish teal I was impressed how easily it covered over it. It reminds me of gold leaf.
Brit: This polish I think is the most interesting of them all. When you look online the description says it's a suede nail polish but I had no idea what this meant. Despite that I still ordered it because I liked the colour. Once I opened the package I'm not going to lie my heart sank when I read on the top of the bottle 'Matte'. I'm not a fan of matte polishes (in fact I hate them) so I was bummed. But I decided to give it a go and I'm glad I did. When they say the polish is suede it actually comes out looking like the texture of suede. The micro shimmer in the polish picks up the light in such a cool way that I'm actually happy to say that there is a matte nail polish I like. Weird right? I can't wait to wear this once I'm done working at Disney! I think it's going to grow to be one of my favourites.
Overall I'd give this package 4 stars out of 5 and I'm excited to see what next month's box will bring! I love surprises!
Want your own Julep box for only 1 cent? Click here and use the code PENNY. (This code is valid until January 31st so act fast!) And to make things ever better shipping is FREE! So go on, treat yourselves to a belated Christmas gift!