Julep Review, January 2017

Julep, $24.95 per month (ships to US and Canada only)

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This little bun is one of the most affectionate baby buns I've met.  He gets so happy to see me and gives me lots of kisses.  He reminds me a lot of Emmett when he was a baby.

Julep is a monthly beauty subscription that lets you customize your boxes completely.  Originally, Julep was a nail polish-only subscription, but they have branched out and now make cosmetics and skincare products, too.  Normally, I don't like beauty boxes that contain only products from one brand, but I really like Julep's stuff, so I make an exception for it.  Each month, Julep selects a box for you based on your profile, but there is a window during which you can customize your box and trade out any or all of the products for something else.  They come out with a new nail polish collection each month and either a makeup or skincare collection, but they also have options from past collections if you don't like anything you see from the current month.  You get three products per month, but you can add other products on at a discounted price.  

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The card in the box showed the theme and the products in this month's collection.

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Here's what I got this month:

My January Julep was worth $78.  Normally, you just get three items in a box, but I had enough Jules (points you earn with all purchases, including box subscriptions) to get the Roselyn nail polish.  I really wanted that nail polish last month, but I ended up going with a different one, so I was glad I had another chance to get it.  The other three products are part of my regular subscription.  Julep chose the facial oil for me and I decided not to switch it out, but I did switch out but the nail polish colors Julep selected for me.

Julep Nail Color in Darcy

Julep Nail Color in Darcy

Julep Nail Color in Pacita

Julep Nail Color in Pacita

Both Darcy and Pacita were in the January nail polish collection.  Julep featured sheer finish polish this month.  It was a hard decision, but I chose Darcy, which Julep describes as Baja sunrise sheer iridescent shimmer, and Pacita, which Julep calls a honey ginger sheer iridescent shimmer.  Darcy looked a lot purplier in the picture on the Julep website, but it came out mostly blue when I put it on.  I had to get a few coats to get good coverage with this, but it is sheer, so that's why.  Pacita is a shimmery medium brown.  It looked a little lighter on Julep's website, but I still like it.  I don't have another nail polish quite like it.  These take some time to dry, but I use Seche Vite and it makes it dry a lot faster.  I like these colors, but they're not my favorites.

Julep Nail Color in Roselyn

Julep Nail Color in Roselyn

Roselyn was in the December collection.  I almost chose it as one of my colors in December, but I ended up choosing something else and have been sad that I didn't get it ever since.  I used my Jules, which are points you get from purchases on Julep, to get this nail polish.  Julep calls Roselyn a snowstorm shimmer.  I thought it was going to be a sparkly white color, but it has a faint touch of grey or blue to it.  It's very pretty and I like it more than the other two nail polishes I got this month.

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The final product was the Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil.  This oil is supposed to make your skin more radiant, hydrate your skin, and prevent signs of aging.  I tried it a couple of times, but, unfortunately, the bottle fell on the floor and broke, so I don't know how well it works.  It was very hydrating and didn't leave me feeling greasy.  I was so sad this broke because I was really looking forward to using this.  Did anyone have a chance to use this more than I did? If so, how did it work?

January was an okay month for Julep.  I didn't absolutely love the colors they offered this month, but they weren't bad.  Pacita and Darby didn't quite match the pictures Julep put up, so the colors weren't what I was expecting, but they weren't bad.  I loved the face oil the couple of times I tried it, but I have no idea how well it works over the long-term.  I'm hoping I will like the February colors more.

Did anyone else get Julep?  If so, which products did you get?  I'd love to hear what you thought in the comments.