Monday, September 22, 2014

Julep Jewel Mystery Box

Cost: $24.99 ( I saved $10 with a coupon 10foryou)

Products: $100 worth of nail polish and beauty items

Apparently, this mystery box had two variations. Some received a box full of nail polish while others, like myself, received a box full of beauty products and only one nail polish.

Julep Mask Noir- Full Size! Value $32 ($25.60 Mavens) 

This mask is made with rosehip seed oil, Malvaceae Lipid Extract and green coffee bean oil. It is also paraben and sulfate free. Use it 1-2 times per week for smoother, brighter, and hydrated skin. I've been looking for face masks to try so this is a welcoming gift. It only has 3 stars on their website but we shall see.

I could not find these on the Julep website so they might have been a limited time item for their subscription box.These will be a great product to add to my makeup bag. As the day goes my face tends to get oily and these will come in handy. They are supposed to absorb oil and shine without removing your makeup. 

Julep Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara (Color: Espresso Brown)- Full Size! Value $15.90

I have way too much mascara from my subscription boxes so I didn't want any from a company that primarily deals with nail lacquer. But this is a brown which will be different. Once again i could not find this particular shade on their website which makes me think they are just getting rid of old inventory for these mystery boxes :/ Not cool Julep.

Julep Ink Gel Eyeliner- Full Size! Value $19.99

I'm received many eye liner from my subscription boxes but none have been gel based so I happy to receive one. Gel liner seems to last longer on me and they are usually very pigmented. But once again not on their website. 

Julep Nail Lacquer (Color: Alma)- Full Size! Value $14 ($11.20 Maven)

The only polish I received :( It was from their 2012 Trina Turk collection. It's not a shade I already own so I'm glad to add it to my collection. Julep polishes are 4-free and have great color payoff.

Julep Double Duty Makeup Brush - Full Size Value $28 ($22.40 Maven)

At first I though this was a random brush they threw in. But I went to their website and realized the brush is actually two brushes. You just pull out the top half and bam! another brush! (I didn't realize this before taking the picture but the link will show it) The one shown is a tapered foundation brush and the one inside is a flat concealer brush. You may keep them attached, separated or attached as a double ended brush. My favorite item in the box and the bristles are very soft. 

Conclusion: Overall, I was a bit disappointed with the jewel mystery box. I was expecting more nail polish and I believe they shouldn't have had a box variation that contained mostly beauty products.  The value of the box was about $119 so they did keep their promise of the box containing $100 worth of products but I felt like most of these were items they just wanted to get rid of. Julep is know for their polishes and this would have been a great chance for new, potential  costumers to try them. But I will be using all the products so I didn't completely lose out. In the future I don't think I will be ordering their mystery boxes again. 

What do you guys think of the Julep Jewel Mystery Box? Also if you ordered one which box did you receive? 


  1. I want the one with the gel eyeliner, is the gel eyeliner is a god one?

    1. I was actually surprised at the consistency. It doesn't feel like your average gel liner. It applies really smooth and creamy. When applied it is a bit sheer. I had to go over it at least twice to get a good, black going but that's how I like my liner. If you don't like a too bold liner then this is great. I also noticed that it came off pretty easily with my makeup remover (easier than other gel liners) so it might tend to "bleed off" after a certain amount of time. Just make sure to use a primer so that the liner doesn't "bleed out" all over your lid. Overall it's a pretty good gel liner although honestly I'll still reach for my Maybelline Gel Liner.I hope this helped :) Thank you for your question!


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