November Julep Box + Subscription Box Rant

Good evening loves,

I know it’s almost December but I’ve got to share my November Julep Maven box with you! This month was a great one because I really liked the assortment of curated boxes to choose from, and I got some freebies!


Everything you see in the photo was $54CAN after currency exchange, but roughly $40US (I got add-ons this month). For those of you that don’t know, Julep is a Seattle based nail polish (+makeup+skin) company with a monthly box program which costs $19.99CAN with free shipping-even to Canada! I hate when subscription boxes charge shipping. I’ve honestly tried several subscription boxes including Glymm (a Canadian one that folded), Ipsy, Topbox, Birchbox and a newer one for supplements called WelliBOX but kept going back to Julep.

Basically I ended up cancelling the other boxes at various points in the last few years because I got tired of getting random throw-away products. Yes, some stuff I got was great, but too many of the products were random as hell! I added up the money I was spending on monthly subscription boxes and at one point it was $60 a month!! I decided I’d rather spend that money on stuff I actually want, and I was starting to get overwhelmed by the cluttering sample sized products I was getting. I still have a stockpile from months ago.

I’ve stuck with Julep because you get to preview your monthly box from a selection of FULL SIZED products, you can skip the month if you don’t like your choices, and their points system doesn’t take two years to actually redeem.


So this month I opted for the ‘Classic with Twist’ box which included:

-What Your Skin Needs facial milk

-Polishes ‘Jo’ and ‘Linnea’

I’m on a skincare kick right now so I saw the words “facial milk” and had to try it!

I also opted for some add-ons this month. They are always offered at about half price and you get points towards future freebies.


-Polishes ‘Candace’ and ‘Rashida’ (hello matte rose gold!)

-Be Strong Nail Therapy

Since I got 3 add-ons they always give you a free gift, so I got a free blue polish as you’ll see below.

Also, the first 1000 people (aka me) to respond this month were gifted with a glittery topcoat (Look left).

I should also mention they include candy every month and this month was a caramel apple lollipop! I would’ve photographed it with everything but my sweet tooth got the best of me.
xo J



  1. November 24, 2015 / 10:36 am

    I love the fall colors you have in your box and I never heard of some of the subscription boxes before but I do now lol.Your right I was a big Birch Box fan but my bathroom is pretty much a sample overload and I’m either throwing out unwanted products in the trash (wish I hate) or giving them to friends wish I hate.I thought about selling it on eBay but it seems t much of hassle glad you found something that works for you.

    • November 24, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Yes I hate throwing things away too! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. November 24, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    I was always hesitant about Julep because I’m not a huge nail polish person, but you may have just convinced me to try it out! I definitely know the feeling of getting random stuff that I’ll never use (which is why I cancelled my Birchbox but kept my Ipsy) and it’s super annoying =/

    • November 24, 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Yea hate the random stuff! You should check them out they have makeup and body stuff too! Thanks for reading 🙂 xo J

      • November 25, 2015 / 12:29 am

        Ah that’s awesome! I definitely will! If you have a referral code I’d be happy to use it too =)

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