Julep, September 2017 nail color collection

New Release: Julep — Collection (September 2017)

Collection: Julep 2017 September, Julep 2017, Zodiac

Julep’s August 2017 collection consists of six new—and two re-released—neutral shades for fall. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Virgo (August 23–September 22).

(If you’re unfamiliar with the Julep Maven boxes, check out this review of my first ever Julep box!)

Here are all the new shades and products:

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New Release: Julep — Collection (August 2017)

Collection: Julep 2017 August, Julep 2017, Zodiac

Julep’s August 2017 collection consists of five new—and two re-released—duochrome metallics. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Leo (July 23–August 22).

(If you’re unfamiliar with the Julep Maven boxes, check out this review of my first ever Julep box!)

Here are all the new shades and products:

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Julep Neon Nights July 2017 collection

New Release: Julep — Neon Nights (July 2017)

Collection: Julep 2017 July, Neon Nights, Julep 2017, Zodiac, & June 2017 Let’s Glow Out Mystery Box

Earlier this month, Julep released a Mystery Box which includes two non-mysterious new shades: a blue cream and a black light top coat.

In addition, their July 2017 collection consists of six new—and one re-released—bright cream shades. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Cancer (June 21–July 22).

(If you’re unfamiliar with the Julep Maven boxes, check out this review of my first ever Julep box!)

Despite this month’s collection name and the release of a pure white polish (often used under neon shades to make them pop), I’m not entirely sure all the brights are actually neons. Most are certainly bright, though!

Here are all the new shades:

Mystery Box “Let’s Glow Out”

Julep Let's Glow Out Mystery Box (June 2017)

Julep Let’s Glow Out Mystery Box (June 2017), US$24.99. Includes Sibyl (pink tinted black light top coat) and Amalia (Riviera blue crème).

Julep Neon Nights (July 2017)

Julep Neon Nights (July 2017) Nail Colors. US$14 each.

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Julep 12-nail polish box set, free welcome gift with Maven Box subscription

Julep — Maven Box (June 2017) & 12-Polish Welcome Gift

Collection: Julep 2017 June, Bask In the Heat

Back in late April, I decided that my Mother’s Day gift (yes, my husband and I choose our own gifts!) would be a 6-month subscription to Julep, the popular nail polish & beauty box that I’ve somehow never tried. What kind of polish fiend am I, anyway, you ask? I mean, I’ve not even been tempted by the rare, random Julep polishes that show up at Winners.

I think I’m a little bit put off by the unwieldy bottle design, but once I really started looking at Julep’s site, I noticed so many pretty shades that I suddenly really, really wanted.

It certainly didn’t hurt that there was a promo code for a free 12-nail polish set with any new subscription! (You can use my referral link for the 12-polish set, if you’re a new subscriber.)

Julep Welcome Gift 12-nail polish box set, website promo
Image: julep.com

Now here’s where a little trouble began—though I will say right off the bat that Julep made everything good in the end, so I am very happy with my first Maven Box and welcome gift.

I subscribed at the end of April, without realizing that Julep start shipping out their boxes at the end of each month, so I’d just missed the cutoff for May’s Maven Box, and would receive my first box in June. Great.

On the positive side, Julep shipped out my free gift straightaway, so I was rubbing my hands together in sweet anticipation! Unfortunately, week after week passed and Landmark Global’s tracking never changed from the initial stage (sitting somewhere in Ohio). All right, I told myself, you are in Canada after all, and customs can take forever! Maybe Landmark’s tracking just doesn’t update once the package is in Canada.

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