I recently signed up for a Julep Maven account. I had been contemplating this for some time, but finally figured I would give it a shot. It’s a monthly program where they send you $40 worth of products for $19.99. I found a coupon code that allowed me to get my first Maven box for only a penny + $3.99 shipping. The coupon code is COLOR2012… I’m not sure how long it lasts, but hopefully through the end of the year. I spend so much on polish as it is, I thought it might be fun to get a surprise in the mail each month and if I want to skip a month I can, or I can cancel at any time.
This is one of the polishes that came in my first Maven box called Viola. It’s a really dark purple with a creamy finish. I love to wear dark colors like this in the winter months. I had pretty good coverage with just two coats, but I opted for three coats and then topped off with Seche Vite top coat. I really like this polish, but I’m not crazy about the shape of their bottles. You have to hold onto them or they tip over easily, and it’s harder to polish with precision with longer brushes.