Julep Mavens: Worthwhile or a Waste?
I do a lot of things to make money online and one of those things is Swagbucks. Around my birthday last year I came across a Swagbucks special offer on a Julep Maven subscription. I was still picking up makeup at this time and two of my girlfriends at work had already subscribed. Since they both raved about it so much, I figured it was a good idea to check it out. The first month was free plus shipping, and then after that each month cost $25. I could afford it, as I was making a decent wage at the time, and I felt like it was a lot of makeup for such a low price. The shipment each month made me feel like "one of the girls" in a way that I never had before.
But when times got tough and we had to look at our finances, I decided that the Maven boxes were so far in the "luxury" category that, despite how they made me feel, I cancelled them. Now that I'm not at that job with those girlfriends, and I'm no longer receiving the boxes, I took a look back at what all I got to see if the deal really was worth it.
The major thing I got in every box was a minimum of two bottles of nail polish. The polish is a bit thicker than I usually like, but it's not necessarily bad. Their colors are really cute and I haven't seen a lot of them in other locations.
Color is a big factor with Julep, which is something I really enjoyed. The eye shadow I got on occasion also came in colors that I haven't seen elsewhere. And the lotion, selected by scent to match my "style profile" smelled amazing. I still use it when my hands get dry.
So if you're a nail person, or really like collecting interesting colors, Maven might very well be the product for you! If your preference is other kinds of makeup, I'd recommend looking at one of the other makeup bundle box companies.
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