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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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livingnow wrote on January 13, 2015, 6:45 AM

I've heard a lot of good reviews about Swagbucks, but unfortunately I cannot register because I don't live in America.

JenniferMiller. wrote on January 13, 2015, 12:02 PM

Yeah, I'm not a fan of nail polish or eye shadow. I typically only wear a bit of foundation/concealer and eye liner. On occasion, I will wear a light eye shadow but that is very rarely. I'm on Swagbucks as well but I only use the Paypal option or the Amazon option.

redcloaklife wrote on January 13, 2015, 3:27 PM

I know there are lots of people from the UK and I think a few from Ireland, but the features are more limited for people outside of the US. Which I feel really is a shame :( The build-up of "money" on there is very slow. A friend of mine on Bubblews, KatyKicker I believe, does similar stuff with UK based sites and seems to do pretty well for herself. I can ask her the names of the sites if you'd like. :)

Ruby3881 wrote on January 29, 2015, 1:40 PM

I'd never even heard of this brand, so I had to look it up to see what you were talking about. (Tells you how long it's been since I last wore makeup!) I like the idea that you can customize your bundle each month, and I can see the appeal for someone who is really into nail colour. But like so many of these monthly mailings, it really is a treat that we can only afford when we have extra money for luxuries. Who needs new nail colours every month, anyway?