Julep Maven Box #4: Polish Lover Option November 2011 (It-Girl Shelf Pull)
|November 26, 2011||Posted by peach_ under Julep, Julep Maven|
Situations that make me love and want to support small businesses: prompt problem-solving and response to customers’ needs.
And Julep did exactly that. Many Mavens were disappointed to be receiving only one lacquer (plus a lipgloss and a makeup bag) for the November Maven Box. Julep immediately came out with the Polish Lover Option that nixed what were “fluff” to the nail aficionados and replaced them with two more polishes for a polishes-only box, on top of having the choice of receiving any other Style box.
I wouldn’t have minded trying a new lipgloss included in my original It Girl box. But when the chose was given, of course I chose to try three new colors on my nails instead!
Included in the November Polish Lover Option box:
- Diane, a rich forest green ($14)
- Trina, a shimmery deep aubergine ($14)
- Michelle, a midnight blue ($14)
Which totals to $42 worth of products for, as you already know, USD $19.99. I actually wasn’t too excited about these colors from the Maven email image, but seeing them in person, I love how dark and vampy they are — right up my alley!
I do have one complaint, however. In the above photo, I placed the bottles the same way with the “peek-a-boo windows” facing toward us. Do you see what’s wrong? Yup, Diane (green) bottle is misprinted! The Julep logo is actually on the side facing away from us. It looks odd considering has a black “background” thanks to that “window” instead of a transparent one as it should. I know I’m being very picky, but it bothers me to the point I’d probably ask for an exchange had I purchased it individually.
Slight misstep in quality control aside, I forgive them as their neatly hand-wrapped packages never fail to put a smile on my face each month. The polishes wrapped in purple and placed in a compact Julep box feel like I’m receiving a gift, never mind that I purchased the said gift myself.
I’ll post photos and my thoughts as I wear them! Which Style box did you choose this month? What did you think?
If you’d like to join the Maven program, you can get your first box for $5 (normally $20) by taking the Style Quiz here and entering code FIRST5 at checkout. (Disclosure: this is a referral link that provides me $15 Julep credit when you join Julep Maven. You’ll receive your own referral link once you join.)