they got here!!!! wow I guess posting this
caused them to come :P
I'm not putting them on now because I just took off my other colors and I don't want my nails to be brittle or ugly :( Gotta give 'em a couple days to breathe.
I don't know how I feel about this program. One the one hand, THEY KEEP HAVING BEAUTIFUL COLORS THAT I CRAVE. on the other hand, the consistency of the polish texture isn't that great, and I'm not even a fan of their normal brush (unlike Rimmel London's more flat brush). I still think OPI and Rimmel London are better polishes, and OPI is cheaper than Julep by... A LOT. Julep costs $14 for a mere 8mL ($1.75/mL), whereas Rimmel London's polishes are under $5 at most stores for 13.3 mL ($0.37/mL) and OPI polishes contain 15mL for just under $10 ($0.67/mL). WOW ok after making that comparison I definitely want to cancel my Julep Maven program... Wait let me work out Julep Maven's program: three nail polishes for $20... that leads to each polish being $6.67, or $0.83/mL. Still more expensive than OPI and Rimmel
. The ONLY advantage it has against those companies, arguably, is the colors they have (and lack of "bad chemicals", but I feel like Essie, Rimmel, and OPI have that too?). And yet... Essie has colors in every
shade. Let's compare Essie vs. Julep prices: Essie is 13.5 mL for $8, or $0.59/mL... WOW and tbh Essie has all the shades I want (well they have almost every color EVER), I think I've just figured out I need to cancel my Maven subscription ASAP. as soon as I can get a hold of someone, GRRRRRR so annoying. If for nothing else, I hate them for having shitty customer service. I am sorry, but you cannot succeed as a company if you have bad customer service and very expensive prices.
MEANWHILE here are some of the beautiful polishes, after all that math and ranting...:Mila, Kate, America, and Daphne( ++More Pics++Collapse )
OK AND I got a free polish voucher code with the box!! I have just used it for Susie
deliberation... was also considering getting Oscar and Hayden as the closest runner ups). UNFORTUNATELY their receipt didn't mention the voucher AT ALL, and I'm worried I'm going to be charged for this polish despite it supposing to be free... (I've heard bad things about Julep double-charging people's credit cards and other problems.) I've called Julep Maven headquarters. This is how that went: "Press 1 for orders... Pres-" Pressed 1. "We value your blah blah. Please hold." On hold for ~10 minutes. Finally a woman's voice speaks! It was an automated message, telling me to leave a message for them. WTF man. They better respond to me. Or just have not charged me. I'm keeping my eye on my credit card statement!