How Does Julep Maven Work?

Julep's Maven Box Program is one of the most popular beauty subscription services, and definitely the most well known nail polish subscription. With most subscriptions there really isn't much to explain, you provide your shipping address and credit card information, sometimes you fill out a survey or profile, and you get products on a monthly to quarterly basis. What makes Julep's program unique is the rewards program and member discount. Hopefully this post will clear up any questions you may have about this monthly box!

When you sign up for your Julep Maven subscription you take the "Julep Maven Style Quiz", a series of ten questions about your personal style and preferences. The way you answer these questions helps Julep select one of the five style profiles that will suit you best. If you disagree with the style profile Julep suggests, don't worry, you can switch your style whenever you like, you can change it every month if you want to. The five style profiles are:

Boho Glam: "You're a dynamic free spirit with a creative eye". Boho Glam Mavens receive two polishes and one beauty product in each box. 

Bombshell: "You're a confident frill seeker with magnetic appeal" Bombshell Mavens receive two polishes and one beauty product in each box.

Classic With a Twist: "You're an iconic beauty with a timeless aesthetic". Classic Mavens receive two polishes and one beauty product in each box.

It Girl: "You're a colorful trendsetter who's not afraid to be bold". It Girls get three polishes per box.

Modern Beauty: "you're a savvy tastemaker obsessed with the art and science of beauty". Modern Beauty Mavens receive two beauty products per box. This the newest style profile, replacing American Beauty, which was retired in February 2013. This is the style profile I subscribe to. 

Every Julep Maven Box, regardless of your style profile, costs $19.99 with free shipping. The value of each box is about $50, which is a pretty good steal. Julep usually includes a small extra goody, like a lip balm, nail polish remove pad, some candy, or a piece of jewelry. In my opinion, Julep products are pretty expensive, for example, their Nail Vernis retail for $14 for 2.7 fl oz, which is slightly more than half of what most polishes contain for almost double the price. I almost definitely wouldn't pay that much for a single polish.. The Julep Maven box is the most economical way to try Julep products, considering the two polishes, or one beauty product alone add up to be more than what you pay for the box. Subscribing to Julep Maven helps you save a few bucks in other ways too. Julep Mavens enjoy a 20% off discount on all products, all the the time, with free shipping on all orders. 

Another feature of the Julep Maven box that can save you (or cost you, depending on how you wanna look at it), some cash. Every month while selecting your box you're given the option of adding on a polish for $5 (or 750 Jules). Julep also offers an upgrade for every box, for an additional $35 (or 5000 Jules). Upgraded boxes include all the polishes from each style profile (about 8 polishes), plus the beauty product of the month. 

Twenty dollars is a lot to spend on nail polish every month, especially if you have other subscription services; Julep is pretty understanding of that. Each month you're emailed on the 20th giving you a preview of the products in each month. Julep asks you to confirm or skip your box for the month. Once you confirm, your credit card will be charge on the 27th and your Maven box will be shipped. If you choose to skip, Julep asks you why (none of the products appealed to you, not in your budget this month) and you aren't charged. You have four days (20-24th) to skip your box. If you don't skip, you will be charged and receive a box. 

Another great aspect of the Julep Maven program the referral program. Each Maven receives a unique referral link to share with friends, family, and followers. For every new Maven that signs up through your link you receive 1000 Jules. Jules are reward points that can be applied to future Maven Box purchases. You can get a free Maven box by redeeming 2000 Jules. 

Referring friends isn't the only way to earn Jules. You get 300 Jules for every Maven box you buy (even the ones you redeem Jules for!). You also get 200 Jules for your birthday, 500 Jules on your Maven anniversary), and 750 Jules for every upgrade. Its very easy to earn Jules. You can earn two free boxes per year just for ordering boxes alone. Jules expire after two years, so don't forget to use them. 

So you've skipped several months because Julep products no longer appeal to you, or you just can't afford the monthly cost any more. How do you cancel your subscription? All you have to do is call Julep at 1-877-651-3292. Julep cannot cancel your account online. You must cancel your subscription before the 24th of the month. I have heard that it can be difficult to cancel your Maven subscription, but I can't confirm or dispute that. 

I hope this post may have answered any questions you have about Julep's Maven subscription. If you have any more questions or just want to talk about your experience with the brand, leave me a comment, or tweet Julep @JulepMaven.

*I am affiliated with Julep and have received products from the brand for review and as gifts. This post was not sponsored in any way. It was written in response to questions I have received on tumblr. This post contains an affiliated link. Information was obtained from Julep's website, personal experience, and press material I've received from the brand. 


  1. I am a Julep Maven and I love my boxes!!! I look forward to it every month :)