Julep Maven is a monthly subscription service that occasionally offers special collections for a steal and this time around it was the Pool Party Mystery Box. This box is still available here while supplies last for only $24.99 and promises over $100 worth of products. At checkout you have the option to add some extras at a discounted price. I received the Major Mystery Add-On for $14.99 (was $38). This collection is different from the monthly box. If you want to learn about past monthly boxes you can read all about them here.
My Mystery Box was shipped in a sturdy cardboard box and had shredded paper for cushioning. I was so excited when I got it since it is the first time I have ever tried Julep!
Brika Makeup Case ($10-20?) This bag is perfect for carrying items in a beach bag so that they won’t leak. Big enough to hold a couple of sunscreens, lip balm, etc. This would be too big to fit in a purse but it could double as a clutch.
All of the rest of the items I received. Unfortunately, my Mystery Box and Major Mystery Add-On were packed together so I am not sure which items were meant to be in the Mystery Box itself! I believe they sent 6 random items in the mystery box and I have 8 items total so two of those are my bonus items. I just have no way to tell. They weren’t kidding when they called it a mystery box. Since all boxes may vary yours may look like mine or completely different. Surprise! (Note: Julep said that boxes may have overlap so if you are considering ordering more than one you may get two identical boxes.)
Five of the items I received were nail polishes. Julep polishes are 5-free and vegan friendly. They claim that their polishes are breathable and can help strengthen nails after just 2 weeks of use.
Madelynn – It Girl ($14) Imperial Purple Shimmer. For some reason this looks blue in all of my pictures but it really is purple.
Lillian – It Girl ($14) Alabaster Pink Crème. Very pale with just a hint of pink.
Jacqueline – Classic with a Twist ($14) Bright grenadine shimmer. This is my favorite one of the bunch!
Makenna – Classic with a Twist ($14) Gilded lilac glitter. I can’t wait to try this over a base of Lillian!
Hayley – Boho Glam ($14) Beetroot crème. I’m saving this one for fall!
When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Electric Teal Shimmer ($16) This one is supposed to glide on smoothly and set in 30 seconds and should give at least 10 hours of wear. The tip broke off when I swatched it but then quickly smoothed back over as I finished. True to their word it didn’t budge from my arm! The shade, however, is a little too bright for my age bracket but I will try just a hint at the inner upper corner of my eyes.
Lip Gloss in Enchanted ($20) Sheer Watermelon shade. I like this non-sticky gloss with a hint of vanilla flavor. This contains an age-defying Power Cell Complex which is supposed to be ultra-hydrating.
Luxe Up Your Lips in Candy Apple ($24) A super-moisturizing silky lip gloss with no stickiness. There was, however, some grittiness to it that is annoying. I tried this a few times and sometimes it was more noticeable than others. I tried rubbing it in with my fingers but that removed the product from my lips. I settled for rubbing my lips together and the grittiness disappeared but I probably wouldn’t purchase this again. Contains vitamin E and pumpkin seed oil.
I am going to get a lot of use from this Mystery Box! I loved the colors and the mystery added to the fun. My Pool Party Mystery Box and Major Mystery Add-On had a combined value of around $145! That is excellent for the $39.98 combo price! What do you think of the colors? Are they pool-ready?
While its still around you can grab the Julep Pool Party Mystery Box or check out one of the intro deals for Julep below!
- Free 5-piece beauty gift!
- Get a free full-size 12 polish set free with subscription!
- Free 3-piece beauty gift!
- Get your first box FREE with a prepaid subscription. Free with 3 month subscription or 50% off with a monthly. (Take the quiz for customized!)