July Julep Maven Review


Julep Maven is a nail polish and beauty box. Every month you have a choice between several curated style profiles or you can customize your box. If you’d like to customize your box, I suggest signing up for a 3 month prepaid subscription! Julep Maven is one of my favorite subscription boxes for a few reasons. Every month they create and release a new line of polish, all built around a theme. I think it’s a great idea. Also, I’m a big fan of the fact that their polish formulas are vegan, and 5-free.

For July, they introduced The Poolside Collection. The tagline for July was “Summer’s not a season, it’s a state of mind.”

Julep Maven July Collection

I’m not all that dareing when it comes to polish colors, expecially for manicures. I typically stick to the basics on my finger nails. But, oh my how great would a lot of these colors look on toes by the poolside?  I really liked this collection. I thought it was a good mix between modern summer classics, and more daring/bright options.

Julep Maven subscription details:

The Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription). Both options are customizable for new Mavens. I totally recommend the 3-month subscription. That’s what I have, and I love being able to pick exactly what I want, and getting the lowest price.

The Products: Nail polish and beauty items.

Ships to: US and Canada

Here’s the first look inside my July Maven Box. I loved the aqua blue tissue paper, it just reminded me of being poolside…which also reminded me that I need a vacation, lol.


This month I chose the Modern Beauty box, because I wanted both lotions that were included, and I added on two of the polish colors from the collection as well as a color fan for an additional cost. I went this rout, because after crunching the numbers, adding the polishes came out slightly less costly then if I had chosen to get a polish box and add on the lotions. Does that make sense? Typically, I don’t do add-ons, as the $$ can add up, but this time around I really did want everything I selected.

Here is what I received in my July Julep Maven Box.


At first glance nothing looked strange. I know that I had maxed out my ad-ons, so I was expecting a free gift of some kind, which I did get in the form of a pretty dark blue, and a white polish (seen in the bottom right corner). However, I noticed that rather large, interesting, lable down box, towards the bottom. “What on earth is that?” I found myself wondering…

You guys!! I opened it up and saw that I had won a pair of Ray-Bans Wayfarer sunglasses!  I completely forgot that they were randomly selecting 150 Julep Maven Subscribers to win a free pair. I don’t ever win things, so this was a really awesome surprise! Not to mention the fact that these sunglasses retail for around $15o (what?!?).


Seriously, I’ve been wanting new sunglasses, and these are absolutely perfect! I am so excited! And, my birthday is this month, so it is like an early birthday present for me, and who doesn’t love birthday surprises?


Here is the rest of what I received in this month’s box:



Bare Body Milk– (Value $24) – From Julep: An ultra hydrating body lotion. The lightweight, fast-absorbing formula leaves a soft, silky finish that’s not heavy or greasy. 

  • I love this lotion. It is a thinner lotion then I am used to, but is definitely lightweight, and absorbes really fast. It smells amazing, and I’m sure I’ll be buying more once I run out.

Mint Condition Pedi Creme – (Value $20) – From Julep: Provides soothing moisture and gentle exfoliation for rough, dry skin

  • I haven’t used this yet, but I’m excited to. My feet need some serious TLC so that they’re flip flop ready for summer.


I chose the following as ad-ons:

Braiden – (Value $14) – A dark Gray Graphite stardust (textured matte glitter). I really love this polish!

Lissa – (value $14) – A tumbled turquoise crème. It is seriously one of the prettiest shades of polish that I’ve seen. It may be my new favorite for my toes for the summer.

Julep Color Fan – (value $8) – It’s not pictured, but we all know what a color fan looks like. I really needed this. It’s a great way to swatch colors in an easily accessable way. As an add-on to my box, I only paid $4 for it.


Since I chose to purchase the maximum three add-ons to my box this month, I received a polish duo as a free gift. I got:

Octavia – (value $14) – A smoky indigo crème

Soraphine – (value $14) – A classic sheer white crème

Overall it was an AWESOME Julep Maven Box.

Here are some coupon codes for you to use on your next purchase!  Use code SPRINGPERK to save 30% off your next Julep order (you can use it twice) Exp 7/31. Or use code POLISHPERK to get a free polish with a $15+ order. Also Exp 7/31 and this one you can also use twice.  Lastly you can use code  GOBARE to get 30% off of the Body Milk or Body Polish, through July 31.

If you’re new to Julep Maven, don’t forget to use code FREEBOX to receive your welcome box for free (Pay $4.99 shipping or get free shipping when you sign up for a 3 month subscription).

Are you guys subscribed to Julep Maven? Do you love it? What did you think of your July Julep Maven Box?


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