Monday, September 30, 2013

Julep Galaxy Mystery Box

Julep is a monthly subscription service whose main focus is nail polish. You take a style quiz in order to best match your preferences, then receive a box of nail polish every month. Some profiles are polish only and some have beauty items such as skin care or make-up. The subscription is $19.99 per month, but there is usually a code floating around to get your first box free (just pay shipping).

Julep Galaxy Mystery Box

Although I've sworn off Julep's mystery boxes more than once, I was sucked in by a $5 coupon and seeing pictures of the boxes. There were three options for the Galaxy Mystery Box:

Pluto Box at $19.99 ($50+ value)
Cosmic Box at $24.99 ($70+ value)
Supernova Box at $39.99 ($120+ value)

The Pluto box was the only one that didn't include Estelle, a new black holographic polish. I decided to order the Cosmic box because with the coupon, it came to the same price as the Pluto box and included Estelle. I just can't resist a bargain!

Julep Galaxy Mystery BoxJulep Galaxy Mystery Box
First looks at my Galaxy box!

Galaxy box goodies
My Galaxy box goodies!

Hand Model Set
Hand Model Set. Includes glycolic hand scrub, rock star hand creme, and oxygen nail treatment.

Galaxy box
Received Reiko, Blakely, Lexie, Francis, Estelle, and Charlotte.

This is the first mystery box where I felt that I actually got my moneys worth, so I'm happy about that! The hand model set is listed on Julep's site at $25, and polish is $11.20 for Mavens, so this box has a $92.20 retail value. Very pleased!

Did you order a Galaxy Mystery Box? If so, are you pleased with what you received? This restores my faith in Julep, which is both a good and bad thing (good for my mystery box addiction, but bad for my wallet!).