I had really high hopes for the polish. I ordered the free welcome box, in classic with a twist. The box came fast and was a cute pink box. A red (myrtle) came and a nude shell/light pink color. Also in the box was a mighty cuticle pen and a couple nail buffers/files. I tried the Myrtle and love the color, it's a classic red. It covered the nail pretty well and look quite shiny while drying. The formula of the polish was a little runny and somewhat hard to use as the brush is really long. Anyways, I was super excited my mani looked great......fast forward not even 24 hours and at least 6 of my nails are majorly chipped. My mani went from great to trashy in less than a day!!! I used a top coat and base coat. I think I will be sticking to china glaze or OPI, no fancy brands here.
Thank God it was free. Signed up for the free box. Got here very quickly! I was so excited to try and immediately disappointed. Weird thin runny formula. Terrible pigmentation. Still looked like crap after 3 carefully applied coats and to top it off chipped almost immediately!!!! I have gotten off brand cheap crappy made in China polishes at the Dollar Tree that were way better!!! Then I read all the horror stories of trying to cancel and erroneous billing. I immediately canceled and got a confirmation email because the phones were conveniently down today which happens to be the last day to skip or cancel before you get billed!
Most of the crèmes that I have tried are a nice texture and density. The glitters are clumpy and peel off easily. The shimmers lose their sparkle if you add a top coat--seems like the top coat fuses with the solid color and the shimmer sinks to the bottom.
I like the topcoat, but it only works for me with the crèmes. And yes, it does shrink the paint if you don't wrap around the tip of your nail. On top of the glitters it's a goopy mess that does not dry properly.
Cost- pricey unless you take advantage of Mystery Boxes (a great source for inexpensive gifts!), add-ons, or have a discount code. Then it's reasonable. But I usually wear Chanel polish, so maybe my idea of a reasonable price is skewed.
Colors- a wonderful range. I absolutely LOVE the color Octavia, which is a deep rich indigo-violet crème, but almost a royal blue in sunlight. Even a conservative look can wear this shade.
Julep poslishes are great quality but they are a bit pricey. However, I'd rather get something pricer than to keep fixing my nails every day.
I'm wearing Lauren for V day this year! It's a neon bright orange-red. I like it as it makes me feel much sexier and feminie even though I wear boring colors to work!
I don't know why everyone is bashing Julep polishes... I love them! I subscribed to Maven and threw in a few extra polishes on my first box... Wow! They're all just so good. Very very opaque and pigmented, all you want in a polish. The cap is super easy to hold and the brush shaft is nice and long. They have lots of colors, and they just get the colors right. Like, there's tons of greens out there, but Julep will come out with exactly the one you were looking for that is somehow unique. At least, that's my experience. Sign up for free, and if you don't like it, cancel!
Julep polishes are super expensive for the so-so quality it delivers. I bought several of them and right now I'm wearing the bright pink "Lauren." My boyfriend was like "this is really ugly on you" right after I applied this. It might look better on people with darker skintone.
Wow! I love this nail polish. I got it for free in Allure's beauty box, but I would have paid for it had I known. The color I tried is Anisa, a dark red. I did have to use three coats to get the true dark red shade, but not a big deal because it dried in a reasonable time. I was able to do the entire mani while watching a 30 minute tv show. What I love about this polish is that, contrary to what other posters have written, the wear is phenomenal. I work in retail where I use my nails to peel sticker and open boxes, and it is day 5 with no chips! Usually the first day I go to work is the first day at least my index finger chips. I think the key is thin coats/patience. Don't try and rush things with thicker coats. I definitely recommend this polish!
Got a set of (6) nail polishes through a special on GMA. It was $17.00 for the set. When I received it, the colors were nice and I decided to first try the red polish for the holidays. It went on smoothly and dried in about 10 minutes including the top coat. The finish was very shinny. I must say, that I was extremely disappointed to see that it started coming off the very next day. By the end of day three, it looked really, really bad. This stuff doesn't last whatsoever. I would never pay $8.00 a bottle for this. So glad it was a one time special since I ended up throwing this junk away.
Wait time for phone call to customer service: 17 minutes.
I have no idea what I'm getting and yet something was shipped to me and money was taken by Julep on my account. Previously I had two orders and for both of them I did not get any email of whether the packages were shipped or anything. I had to call customer service (which usually takes a long time) and ask for a tracking number.
DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO MAVEN.
If you are wanting to check out their nail polishes, purchase them when they have 50% off or something and make sure to go to Sephora or look at swatches to see whether the nail polish is good quality since they are often hit or miss. Just do not subscribe to Maven.
My favorite polish from them is Zelda...but recently I think I found a similar dupe for it by Sally Hansen called Style Steel.