Julep Maven Unboxing & Review of Penny Box

 I was hoping to have gotten this box first (before my regular box that I showed you recently) but for some reason it came in much later. Sorry I have no vlog for this so I will just include a picture.

When I first discovered Julep Maven on Youtube I was pretty interested in the box but when I checked out the site I quickly discovered that it was a little expensive for me. Its basically $19.99/month and you get sent nail polish in the hottest shades for the season along with products that are geared towards Mani’s and pedis that could be lotion/scrubs etc.

So when I heard they had a penny box up for grabs I figured why not try it out. I literally only paid one cent for this box and that included shipping to Canada. Great deal right? So why not give it a try.

What did I get for a penny you ask? Quite a few great items.
-89 ml Julep Facial for Hands glycolic hand scrub
-2ml sample of the same product
-2ml Julep everyday SPF 30 hand cream
-8ml Demi nail polish (this is the dark red color) An elegant burgundy crème, like a fine wine. Transcends time and trends. So sexy on all ages. Professional quality “4-free” nail polish formulation, developed without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP. 
-8ml Jennifer nail polish (this is the pink color) (I couldn’t find anything on this shade so either its a new shade or a discounted one.)

So basically this penny box was well worth the penny and I applaud http://www.julep.com/ for offering such a great incentive to join. I wish I wore enough nail polish where I can warrant continuing the monthly subscription. I don’t wear alot of nail polish on a weekly bases but when i do I honestly have to say that I already own quite a few bottles of various kinds.

This time I thought I would try something a little different and that is that I am going to include my review in this post as well.

I loved the Facial for Hands scrub. You don’t need alot of the product just a small amount and was you are rubbing your hands together you are exfoliating them. You can use this every day but for me I used it every other day and I loved the result I got because it made my hands feel soft and smooth.

The 2ml of the SPF 30 hand cream was another great product. It went on nicely and didn’t leave my hand greasy. I had nice soft hands. I am not sure how many uses you are suppose to get out of the sample but for me I got 5 uses out of it because I found you didn’t need alot of the lotion.

I love the idea behind the nail polishes because they are all developed without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP.  Which in the end if very good for us and the environment. I like the two shades I got and when I tried them out I was pleasantly surprised at how well they went on. I never felt like I needed to add another coat if I didn’t want to.

The Jennifer shade was a pale color and that is a shade a love when you want a little color but not alot of color. I ended up putting two coats of this one on. This one will be used alot because I really liked it.

The Demi shade is a nice red shade and I was really impressed with the tone. Honestly when you see the bottle you think of a darker shade but it wasn’t that dark at first but once it started to dry it got darker and I think the next time I put it on I might be tempted to try another coat. This will be another color that I would use quite often when I want a pop of colour or just to brighten up a dull day.

Thanks again Julep for offering this fantastic penny box. I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of the products. If you are looking for a great gift idea for the person who loves nail polishes and don’t know what to get then this could be the perfect gift.

Please note that I bought the above product with my own money and was no way compensate for my review.

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