JULEP – Color Crush Box May 2014

Julep - Color Crush May 2014

To find out more about the JULEP Maven subscription service, click here.

For various reasons, it’s been a few months since I’ve decided to take any of the Julep Maven boxes. I’ve way too much nail polish already, I’ve been trying to save money, and the latest collections haven’t really spoken to me. They have been full of very bold colors and I’m more of a neutrals kind of gal, you know.

The latest collection, though, something about it just caught my eye. It seems like now that the temperatures are warming up I’m getting a bit tired of subdued hues and ready to see some brighter colors on my nails. The Fresh Twist collection is a nice arrangement of pastels and vivid summery colors that still appear pretty wearable.

This month Julep also shipped out the crowd-funded plié wand. The plié wand is a tool that attaches to the nail polish brush to make application easier, especially when working with your non-dominant hand. At this point I’m pretty good at doing my nails without getting polish all over my cuticles so while the concept of the plié wand is intriguing to me, I didn’t see an immediate need for it for myself.

In order to get the plié wand to all funders, it was included in every regular box, even It Girl. Since It Girl normally doesn’t include any products Julep curated an additional box, Color Crush, containing three polishes only, which is the box that I decided upon. This was an easy decision since I didn’t care that much for the plié wand but loved all the colors in this box.

Color Crush contained the two It Girl colors Jules, a warm powder-pink creme, and Iona, a hydrangea blue creme, as well as the Boho Glam color Paulette, a golden lilac tulle shimmer. I also decided to add Maddy, a raspberry sorbet shimmer, to my box.  

This box probably wasn’t the best choice value-wise. All the regular boxes contained the plié wand and two nail polishes bringing their value to $52 ($42.40 Maven price) while the Color Crush box only has a $42 value ($33.60 Maven price). I’m still very happy with the selection because I love all the colors I got. I paid $19.99 for the box and an additional $4.99 for Maddy as an add-on so I still got my money’s worth. My box also contained a foil package of the Luxe Repair Skin Serum which is just ‘meh’ for me because I haven’t really used the full size I got with my introductory box or the foil sample I got with the November box.

As a small side note, the Color Crush boxed shipped in a much smaller package than usual which I really appreciate since it’s more environmentally friendly.

Each Julep nail polish is 0.27 fl oz and costs $14 ($11.20 Maven price) if bought individually.

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