Julep Beauty Box September 2017 Subscription Box Review + Free Box Coupon!

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Julep Beauty Box is Julep’s monthly subscription box – from nail polish to makeup to skincare, they cover everything but mostly focus on nails. It’s completely customizable – you can choose a pre-curated box or pick and choose what you like. You can skip your box or send it to a friend.

The theme for September is Flawless Without The Fuss!

Free polish with $10+ order Use coupon code FALLPOLISH. Doesn’t apply to subscriptions, Secret Store. Expires 09-30-2017

DEAL:  Julep has a free gift offer for new subscribers – a 12-piece FULL SIZE polish set ($168 value!). Sign up by the 18th to get this set free with your subscription and to participate in the next Julep selection window! Just use this link and the coupon code POLISHGIFT for this offer. Julep is skippable and giftable, so we recommend the longer term. Join by the 18th and you’ll be able to select your first box for next month!

Julep is also introducing new products this month.

See all the shades for this month’s box here.

Everything in my box!  Alas, my box selections didn’t save, and I have a pre-selected box, of which I wanted precisely zero of the things.

Free stickers instead of candy. That’s alright but I feel like telling Julep to stop trying to make fetch happen.

Julep’s Beauty Box subscription is customizable – you can swap out products to get exactly what you want from the available selections. Unless your box selections don’t save – then you’ll get a preselected box.

I didn’t choose any of these items. I had selected the powder, the Hana polish, and I think nail stickers.  Julep was zero help and basically didn’t care. From a UX standpoint, this isn’t the first time this has happened. I spent a good 15 minutes looking at which polishes were new and making my selections – because I knew I had the polish on the left already.

Skip the Brush Crème-To-Powder Blush Stick ($24) In Sweet Peach. This is a cream to powder blush, and it has new packaging.

This is described as a Light Peachy Pink Sheen. Julep wants me to wear this on my eyes and lips, but I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be recommended for this shade. I like the cream to powder formula but this is my least favorite out of all the colors.

August Bombshell Nail Polish ($5) This isn’t a new polish – I got it in February. Of this year.  It’s a Chocolate Cherry Ghost Shimmer but they really mean ghost, because there’s no shimmer.  It’s as close to black as you can get – see swatch here.

Karin It Girl Nail Polish ($5) Powdered Lilac Crème. Despite being extraordinarily perturbed at the rest of my box, I loved this shade. It’s a lavender neutral and I think perfect for year round wear. Plus, there’s enough pigment in it where it’s not sheer at all and the finish is super glossy (just painted my nails this minute!).

I usually absolutely love my Julep boxes – they are one of the very best deals (especially if you prepay your box) but I can’t help but feel annoyed at Julep’s lack of care to the issue of improperly saved boxes – which is not limited to me (and I might add that I have lots of experience making box selections!). I think I’d prefer an ajax box selection experience that updates your box on the fly and doesn’t require multiple confirmation screens. Plus, after this many years, I would expect Julep to be able to alert me about duplicate polishes – and not send them to me automatically.

What did you pick in your Julep Beauty Box this month? Or did you get nailed with an accidental preselected box?


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