Julep “Jewel Heist” Mystery Box = A Winner!

About a week ago I posted about the Mystery Box that Julep had on sale.  I hope some of you went ahead and got one.  The mystery boxes are a great way to try their items and polishes, without getting committed into a monthly subscription program where you get 2 to 3 polishes every month.  What do people do with all that nail polish?  That’s 24 to 36 bottles a year!  I hardly ever use nail polish – and when I do it’s because I am at a nail salon and someone is using the salon polish to do my toes.  I have seen women who come in with their own polish though, my mother is one of those women.Ok so yesterday my Mystery box got here.  If you remember – the box was $24.99 and I added on the $9.99 special add on mystery thing.  I then used a promo code and got $10 off.  So with shipping (which is some of the cheapest around) – I paid a total of $27.97 for what was promised to be over $130 of products.  So what did I get?  Well, Julep didn’t include a notecard detailing the price of everything so I have to actually do work and look it all up……yay.  I do know the nail polishes are $14 each – though sometimes they have sales and make them $4.99 or $7.99 so I don’t know about these that are in my box.  It all came together too – so I have no idea which part was the $9.99 add on….


Here are the contents of the box all laid out:

I got one ugly, glittery rust colored polish (my opinion), one ok glittery polish that I imagine is a bitch to remove, one pretty bright yellow polish that I have gotten in two other mystery boxes and one very pretty, light lavender colored polish.


Shoshanna (green glitter) = $14

Catrina (yellow) = $14

Tatiana (rust) = $14

Annemarie (beige lavender) = $14

I also got two hairbands that are all the rage in sub boxes now and that I can’t get enough of because they don’t leave a mark in your hair and are really sturdy.  Keep those hair bands coming!  I can’t find them on the website to get a price…

The other items are:

– An Eyeshadow Palette that is pretty but not super exciting: $24


Just nice neutral colors that will always be useful.

– a mattifying eye primer.  Oh my God, how much eye primer am I going to collect from these boxes?  I didn’t even know Julep made an eye primer.  The applicator is cool though: $22 on the website.


– A “Color Rush Lip Gloss” in the color “berry”.  This is a pretty awesome product.  It looks brownish but goes on a nice, light shade.  It’s not sticky and it smells like mint chocolate.  My favorite product in the box by a mile.  $20 on the website.


– and last, and least, an eyeshadow brush.  Yup, another one.  I have their blush brush and they do make good quality, soft brushes.  $18

So all totaled, it’s a value of $140 – not including whatever the hairbands cost.  Not a bad deal at all for $27.97 huh?!  I will definitely use the lip gloss, hair bands, brush, eye shadow and two of the polishes – so I absolutely think I got my monies worth and then some.

These boxes are no longer on sale – but Julep does mystery boxes fairly often and I will be sure to let you know when the next one is so you can jump on it and give them a try.

Because I have not, and will not, make the commitment to be a monthly box subscriber to this one, I don’t have a referral link or get credit if you order, but maybe one of my readers is a “Julep Maven” and can comment with her referral link so she will get some type of benefit if you order.  I like to help my friends and readers out when possible.


About Buffaloney84

I am a mom, lawyer, friend and all around goofball. I am one pet away from being put on an episode of Animal Hoarders. In my spare time (hahaha spare time!), I ride horses and compete in Show Jumping. I am an all in soccer and baseball mom and I have been caught yelling obnoxiously at a Ref and/or Umpire (sorrynotsorry). I am a true Tomboy so all this beauty and makeup stuff is new for me, but I have no fear in trying new trends and fads. I also have no fear in giving a completely honest, critical, unbiased opinion on anything and everything - just ask me!
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2 Responses to Julep “Jewel Heist” Mystery Box = A Winner!

  1. I subscribed to them when they had a good deal for a 3 month subscription ($15 for all three months) but I just canceled it. Really not impressed with their customer service, I have a post coming up soon regarding that. They don’t really seem to care about their customers!


  2. Buffaloney84 says:

    I have heard that over and over – that once you are in, you can never get out! That’s why I stick with mystery boxes = no crazy commitment!


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