julep may 2014 / beauty box

i’ve been a Julep subscriber for several months now, and May’s box was totally different from anything i’ve received before. several months ago, Julep asked current “mavens” (their fancy name for subscribers) to crowdfund this box to “secure” our place in line and make sure they had enough to pay for a brand new product, the Julep Plie Wand. they also shipped the boxes earlier than normal and threw in a few freebies, which was sweet.


i didn’t want to review the Julep Plie Wand until i had adequate time to play around with it, but the swatched hand above in Julep’s Jeanne were done with my dominant hand and required absolutely no clean up. that’s pretty much a first for me, as i’m typically a pretty sloppy painter. i also tried this on my toes – i’d say it was better than i do normally, but i did much better on my nails than on my toes. i also tested out the dotting and striping add-ons (pictured below, $4.99) and was pleased with how easy both were to use.

julep-plie-wand what’s also cool about the plie wand is that it can bend and twist around. the skinny part at the top can be angled around and bent in place to allow for easier holding. it’s also customizable. you can swap out a standard nail brush for other cool tools like the striping brush or the dotting tool. i’m not big into nail art, but i can get down with a few polka dots or stripes from time to time.

julep-plie-wand-creativity-kit julep-jeanne-nail-polish in addition to the fun new toy, we also received the normal nail polishes. this month, boho glam subscribers received Jeanne, a sky blue, and Paulette, a lilac creme with gold shimmer. Jeanne is such a bright, fun blue for springtime.

julep-paulette-nail-polish while Paulette is also bright and fun, the shimmer makes this super pretty and my favorite in this box.

julep-yumi-nail-polish Julep also added a little surprise – Yumi, a super fun pink, silver, and holographic glitter.

as usual with Julep, i’m pretty pleased with the May box. i enjoyed playing with the plie wand and the colors were super pretty and perfect for spring. for a limited time, Julep is offering new subscribers a box of 3 polishes and 2 make up products for free, just pay $2.99 shipping. not gonna lie, kind of jealous of that deal. Just enter “HELLOYOU” at check out. :)
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do you subscribe to Julep and did you love your may box? if not, what’s your favorite nail polish?

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8 thoughts on “julep may 2014 / beauty box

    1. Jenn @ hello, rigby! Post author

      i thought it helped a lot (for me) with getting a better grip on the brush and being able to maneuver the nail curve. i usually do a bad job on the sides, and paint ends up all over my cuticles instead of on my nail. when i used it on my toes, i noticed a bit more stability but not a huge overall change in how i polish. it was fun to try, but i wouldn’t pay full price for it.

  1. Kristan

    I had been curious about Julep, and that box was too good a deal to not sign up! Thanks, too, for the Plie wand review– it seems like a great tool for when my arthritis is acting up.


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