August Julep Review

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August Julep box is here! I forgot to skip it, and then my cc got hacked and I was kinda overjoyed I wasn’t getting the box that was auto-selected for me I think I told my credit card company all the charges were valid, and I had missed the skip window, my fault!


I admit I was cranky about getting Julep this month (ummm it’s hard to manage my boxes!) but after playing with it I loved this box. I don’t know what I was thinking. Purple PLUS a totally new to me shade neutral-ish color? Why was I mad about getting this box?! I LOVED IT!  And this is why I try to write reviews after sampling what’s in the box. Because I cannot tell you my personal opinion until I actually try it.

august julep box

Julep’s August selections – its anniversary month – was the Garden Party collection. Kind of an odd choice for August, but the outer box was beautiful this month!


August Julep Maven Subscription: Classic with a Twist Box

In the August box I received…


Julep Sylvia Polish: Lilac purple crème
Julep Veronica Polish: Modern mauve crème

These two polishes were a bit creme and “modern mauve” describes Veronica perfectly. I love it. Why was I mad about getting Julep? I LOVE JULEP! Forgive my quicky swatching swipes all over my fingers, you want to see them, right? Of course you do!


Doublestep Foot Treatment and Friction Stick: This no-mess shea butter treatment nourishes and moisturizes feet, stimulates circulation, and prevents blisters. Right now I’m all about my New Balance sneakers and walking to the mall. I thought I wouldn’t use this but after thinking about it, I do like to pamper my feet after dragging my kids all around everywhere I will use this to soothe tired tootsies. And yes, it got used!


The bonus extra was forget-me-not flowers which I gave to a new bloggy friend who visited me yesterday to grow at her new condo! So although I was a little meh about getting flower seeds in AUGUST I thought it was a sweet gift to give to someone with a brand new home and someone I just met! That made me happy!  But yeah, that’s why I was mad, because the flower seeds weren’t awesome like, oh, say, all the other months. But giving it as a gift made me feel much better. Even if it was a tiny gift.

Did you get Julep this month? What profile did you get? If you haven’t signed up, you can sign up for Julep here and use coupon code FREEBOX to get your first box free! (Shipping is $3.95) You can skip every month and only get the boxes you love, plus you can get the Maven discount and free shipping from then on! And even if you forget you’ll probably love it anyways!


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  • slumsofharvard

    The awesome news is that I fell so deeply in love with the “champagne set”, I don’t mind having a spare of each!
    Today I used reiko and it is the *perfect* rose gold foil. Actual gold is too harsh for my coloring.

    • Brandy

      Now I am superdupes jealous!!! I am so in love with rose gold. I don’t know what my deal is. I’ve always been all about silver and I’m just nuts over rose gold.

  • Jessica

    I got the Classic with a Twist box, too, and received so many compliments on Sylvia that I ordered another bottle for my friend’s birthday gift. I started Julep in July and doubt that I will ever regret it. It’s nice that they give you option to opt out of a month if you really don’t like any of the polishes. I think my project for next year will be to replace all my low-end polishes with Julep colors.

    • Brandy

      I started with Julep because when we moved here I tossed all my old nasties! I had no polish and now we have lots! I swear I’m going to be able to pull off decent nail art someday…

  • slumsofharvard

    I have to admit that I got the box this month (same as you, classic w/twist) specifically to get the anniversary polishes.

    I have such bad luck with Julep shipping. I don’t even have the energy to email about this month’s SNAFU: This time they forgot to pack my doublestep… and for some reason decided I wanted 2 champagne sets (but didn’t forget to bill me twice for them)

    • Brandy

      I didn’t even remember to get any add-ons. I seriously just forgot about it. I hope they fixed it up quickly. Besides this month I rarely have a problem. At least they send the add-ons with the box now 🙂

    • Brandy

      and also you should ebay your polishes asap. Or just sell ’em here.

      • slumsofharvard

        I can? Details please!

        • Brandy

          i’ll post it on fb, see if anyone bites. how much including shipping?

  • senny

    I just signed up for this subscription and have to admit I was a little nervous about it but I’m kind of excited about it now after reading this! Hope I love it as much as you do!

    • Brandy

      I hope so too!! I can’t wait to find out what’s coming in September boxes. OMG SEPTEMBER!!!!