It’s giveaway time around these parts, and this one is a great introduction to a brand that I’ve been enjoying for quite some time. Julep is a nail brand based out of Seattle, with actual physical locations where you can get a manicure and connect with your girlfriend, but no false nails. As part of their philosophy, they are committed to healthy, safe, and toxin-free work spaces as well as products.
Besides purchasing single colors online, Julep offers a Maven program, where you receive a monthly beauty editor Sneak Peek box including:
- Over $40 worth of products each month customized in a gift-able beauty editor Sneak Peek Box
- Featuring new, never before released colors and treatments FIRST to you, before anyone else
- Also includes hits and cult favorites – the products they like to keep on the top of beauty editor’s minds
- Invitations to exclusive Julep Maven online events
- 20% off all Julep.com purchases (not valid on gift certificates or Maven subscriptions)
- Free shipping
Each month, they will send you an email to let you know what has been curated for you. If you don’t like it, you can request another “shelf pull” via your online account between the 20th and 25th of each month. You may also choose to send your monthly pull as a gift to someone else by logging in and selecting “Send My Box to a Girlfriend” by the 25th of the month. And of course, you can always skip a month if need be, simply log in and select “Skip the Month” between the 20th and the 25th.
Sound good? All of these things each month for $19.99, charged on the 27th of the month. And here is a peek at what my Classic with a Twist Maven Box looked like:
The colors included Michelle Julep Nail Vernis in a sophisticated midnight blue, and Whitney Julep Nail Vernis, a mushroom greige, an excellent neutral.
The manicure I did with these two colors is ’50s inspired, and I posted it on Instagram:
If the Maven program sounds good to you, I have a special code that will allow you to get your first Maven Box for only $5! Simply enter the code RETRODIVAS at checkout, and you’ll be all set.
Now, let’s give some things away, shall we? Up for grabs is one Julep Maven Introductory Box, valued at $60. To enter, simply wait for the Rafflecopter form to load, and follow the directions. Tweeting and posting will earn you more entries, of course, but they aren’t necessary.
Winners must be 18 and reside in the United States. Giveaway will end at 12:01 AM on 1/29/12. Best of luck!
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