I just signed up for the Julep Maven program and got my intro box in ‘It Girl’ for one penny. I’ve been curious about Julep polishes for a while, since people rave about them. I have to report that I have mixed feelings.
This is what I received in my intro box. For one penny (seriously, that isn’t a gimmick. I paid $.01, no shipping and handling with code COLOR12).
Toe seperators, Julep Lily, Julep Sasha, and Julep Daisy.
Let’s take a look at Lily first. This is a fushia polish. Here it is two coats of a base coat, with Seche Vite as a topper. You really need a glossy top coat, because even though these are creams, they dry weirdly matte. I dislike that.
This is a very pretty summery color. It retails for $14. All Julep polishes are 3 free and not tested on animals. They barely have any noxious polish scent either.
Keep reading to see my thoughts on the other two!
I am going to give you the bad news before the good news. Sasha was a complete bust. The polish was goopy and gross and thick and for $14 (okay okay, one cent) it shouldn’t be that way. This is high end polish! I will probably contact Julep to tell them. I think this was *hopefully* a bad batch.
It literally pains me to show you this. This is how it applied on my toes. I couldn’t even get full coverage. it clumped and smeared and it is just gross. I am sorry for disturbing you, but you needed to be warned.
So I promptly removed that hot mess and painted my toes with Daisy. MUCH better. Pretty creamy yellow. This is one coat. I could probably do two, but after the Sasha debacle, I had no more patience. Sorry for showing you my freakishly long toes.
Final Thoughts: I am a little concerned. I hope Sasha was a fluke. I will probably only try one more box though.
Price: 8/10 (yay for the one cent box, neigh for $14 a pop polish)
Staying Power: 8/10
Quality/Branding: 7/10 (There should be better quality control here).