Sticking with my subscription box theme, I’ll present to you my next recommendation for a gift — a Julep Maven Subscription.
As a quick note, this post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. But I wouldn’t recommend something if I didn’t think it was awesome and totally worth it!
Straight up, this one’s mostly for the ladies. Julep is a beauty subscription box, and they offer skincare, makeup, and nail care/polish products. I joined way back when in the days when they were nail care only, but have enjoyed all the products of theirs that I’ve tried (including eyeliner, eyeshadow, cuticle oil, nail files, polish remover, and even dry shampoo). Their nail polish is also cruelty free, 100% vegan, and less toxic than other brands, which I’m all about.
This is actually my longest running subscription box. I’ve been with Julep for a few years now and love love love it. I like having my nails done, and used to get regular manicures. I wasn’t particularly great at doing my own nails (just ask Damon, he has had to clean off just one nail many, many times), and am still not perfect. But they have tools that will help a lot, like the Julep Plié Wand.
Here’s a video so you can see how it works:
They also do this fantastic Freedom Polymer Top Coat that dries in 2 minutes under direct light, or 5 minutes in normal circumstances. I mean…what more can you ask for? The boxes come with a small extra inside — sometimes candy, sometimes nail stickers, and always a cute little card with an inspirational quote. I may or may not have some of them hung up around my desk (hint: I definitely do).
Julep offers your first subscription box for free. So you can sign up and try it out, and always cancel if it’s not your thing.
Once you subscribe, you’ll answer a series of questions that helps them determine your style type. This will give them an idea of what products you might like each month. Then they set up a monthly box for you, and on the 20th of every month you can easily pop in and swap products out to get exactly what items and colors you prefer. You can also skip your box if you have too much polish, which I have definitely done!
Right now, they’re doing their 12 days of YAY promotion. Each day for 12 days they’ve got a special promo going on over on their website, so go check it out! (Today is a free Coveted set with a $30 purchase. 12 adorable holiday mini polishes! Oh yeah, did I mention that you can buy any of their items from their site at any time? Helpful when you run out of top coat mid-way through the month.)
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