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Julep Maven Review, Plus a Giveaway!




UPDATE 12/7/12: And the winner is… #67 Tori P. ! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

It's been almost one year since I became a Julep Maven, and I have to say, I am completely smitten. Each month, I get the prettiest package delivered to my door with two new nail lacquers, plus other fun goodies like hand cream, glitter or nail art tutorials. At first I was skeptical (when am I not?) but month after month, Julep brings a huge smile to my face. The polishes are high quality. The colors reflect my personal style (I'm Classic with a Twist). And they always add those little seasonal extras (like candy corn for Halloween or sparkly confetti for the Fourth of July) that make the packages even more special. To top it all off, Julep sometimes team up with top designers like Trina Turk for fab collabs that you just have to have.

Keep reading for swatches, an exclusive promo code, plus a giveaway for a Julep Maven intro box!
For this review, Julep sent me a complimentary Classic with a Twist box for November featuring two beautiful polishes. First up, Sophie, a Trina Turk Fall '12 chic truffle mushroom crème...





...and Jodie, a Rosy mauve with gold shimmer.





My package also included a bottle of essential oil cuticle cream that smells divine (and I'm very picky about fragrances) and gives cuticles that "fresh from the salon" look.

Now, it helps that as a blogger who has referrals, I get my Julep free of charge. BUT if my credits run out, I will not hesitate to drop $19.99 a month for this service. It's an affordable luxury that for me is worth it, and I know many of you agree with me (since many of you have been Julep Mavens before I even discovered it!)

Ok, now on to our giveaway! Julep is giving one lucky Budget Babe reader the chance to win a free Intro Box!

To enter:
  • Visit Julep.com, then tell me what's your style in the comments section below. Are you an It Girl, American Beauty, Boho Glam, Bombshell or Classic with a Twist?

Optional (leave one comment for each):


  • "Like" The Budget Babe on Facebook (or leave a comment saying you already like the page).

  • Tweet "I just entered the @BudgetBabe x @julepmaven #giveaway, you can too! http://su.pr/8J2VsE"


Good luck!

Why wait? If you'd like to join Julep now, use coupon code JULEPVIP to purchase your first box for a penny when you sign up for the Julep Maven subscription!!


Please note: This is not a sponsored post. Opinions expressed above are entirely my own. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers only. Giveaway ends December 6, 2012.
Comments
I am most definitely Classic with a Twist!!
#1 Maria Lloyd on 2012-11-28 14:42
Boho Glam!
#2 Donna F. on 2012-11-28 14:42
already like Budget Babe on FB
#3 Donna F. on 2012-11-28 14:43
tweeted https://twitter.com/DonnaJustine/status/273876410647584769
#4 Donna F. on 2012-11-28 14:44
It girl!
#5 Megan on 2012-11-28 14:45
I love Julep nail polish! I often steal it from my roomie so having some of my won would be great I'm an American Beauty in my style
#6 Abbie on 2012-11-28 14:46
Also follow BB on FB!
#7 Megan on 2012-11-28 14:47
I already like The Budget Babe on facebook.
#8 Abbie on 2012-11-28 14:47
I would say I'm an It Girl.
#9 Adele on 2012-11-28 14:47
I already "like" The Budget Babe on Facebook.
#10 Adele on 2012-11-28 14:48
i like the boho glam colors!
#11 jade (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 14:56
I already "liked" BB on facebook!
#12 jade (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 14:58
Classic with a twist.
#13 Eliane Kennedy on 2012-11-28 14:58
I tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/jaded0333/status/273879726798553088
#14 jade (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 14:58
I am definitely an It GIrl.
#15 AdeOla (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 15:34
I am a bombshell, baby!
#16 Kris on 2012-11-28 15:36
classic with a twist :-)
#17 pam on 2012-11-28 15:42
I'm an American Beauty!
#18 Ming on 2012-11-28 15:47
I'm already a Maven! And I am Classic with a Twist, for sure!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
#19 Mel (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 16:12
American Beauty!
#20 Elise on 2012-11-28 16:25
bombshell!!
#21 Angela on 2012-11-28 16:37
I'm an American Beauty
#22 Nicole F on 2012-11-28 17:07
I already like Budget Babe on Facebook. Thank you!
#23 Nicole F on 2012-11-28 17:10
I'm an American Beauty. Thanks, this is a great giveaway!
#24 kristen on 2012-11-28 17:26
Classic with a twist, all the way
#25 Dawn on 2012-11-28 17:42
I'm a Bombshell.

I already like the Budget Babe on Facebook.
#26 Michelle R on 2012-11-28 17:56
Classic with a twist!

I also tweeted AND like BB on FB.
#27 Diana on 2012-11-28 18:03
I am Classic With a Twist. Already "Like" the page on Facebook. Thanks!!
#28 Becky on 2012-11-28 18:07
I would have thought I was Classic with a Twist, but the survey says I'm an American Beauty!
#29 Laura G. on 2012-11-28 18:39
Tweeted!! Thank you
#30 Nicole F on 2012-11-28 18:40
Bombshell I already like you on FB
#31 Debbie Pinchot on 2012-11-28 18:43
I am boho glam!
#32 Chrissy on 2012-11-28 19:17
Been a FB fan since 2011!
#33 chrissy on 2012-11-28 19:18
It says I'm a Bombshell but I like Classic with a Twist better.
#34 Kim on 2012-11-28 19:20
tweeted

https://twitter.com/mochafied
#35 Kim on 2012-11-28 19:23
great giveaway! i also tweeted! @lndsyhllnd
#36 lindsay on 2012-11-28 20:07
I liked the Budget Babe on Facebook, and I think I'm an American Beauty. I love classic looks with lots of color.
#37 Maggie D on 2012-11-28 20:23
I'm Classic with a Twist
#38 Courtney on 2012-11-28 20:35
American Beauty. Was a bit surprised - thought for sure Classic with a Twist.
#39 ChristyLee on 2012-11-28 20:54
I'm definitely Classic with a Twist!
#40 Courtney G on 2012-11-28 21:06
I am Classic with a Twist!
#41 Ashley on 2012-11-28 22:14
Classic with a Twist
#42 R on 2012-11-28 22:29
boho glam
#43 angela on 2012-11-28 23:16
I'm a Classic with a Twist! :-) Love it!
#44 Meeri on 2012-11-28 23:18
lol....
I'm a Classic with a twist :-)
#45 Catherine You on 2012-11-28 23:50
thanks for the giveaway.
liked you fb page. Fb name: জে. এফ. আর. সোহেল
#46 Jannatul Rahamoni (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 23:53
my style is classic with a twist
#46.1 Jannatul Rahamoni (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 23:55
tweeted:
https://twitter.com/JFRahamoni/status/274015610659274752
#47 Jannatul Rahamoni (Homepage) on 2012-11-28 23:57
I'm classic with a twist!
#48 Alexa on 2012-11-29 00:01
i love them all! i think i'm most like classic with a twist!
#49 bianca (Homepage) on 2012-11-29 00:28
Classic with a Twist style
#50 Jessie C on 2012-11-29 02:21
Like on Facebook.
#51 Jessie C on 2012-11-29 02:23
https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/274052174789615616
#52 Jessie C on 2012-11-29 02:23
Boho glam! =) I don't have twitter otherwise id tweet it! And I like you on Facebook already!
#53 Gretchen on 2012-11-29 03:01
I'm boho glam! Really diggin' the colors and have heard so many good things about these polishes! Would love to try!
#54 Jamie on 2012-11-29 04:59
Classic with a twist!!!
#55 Steph on 2012-11-29 05:45
I'm Boho Glam.
#56 Adrienne gordon on 2012-11-29 06:58
Classic with a twist!
#57 Joy on 2012-11-29 09:58
Classic with a twist ;-)
#58 Penny on 2012-11-29 10:10
I'm a Classic and a Twist girl!
#59 Lisa Kamen on 2012-11-29 10:14
i'm an all-american girl - simple and true! :-)
#60 rachel (Homepage) on 2012-11-29 10:14
Classic with a twist too. :-)
And I liked BB on FB.
#61 Gwen Pope on 2012-11-29 11:12
I keep my wardrobe simple, but when it comes to nails, I'm a BOMBSHELL!
#62 Colleen on 2012-11-29 11:22
i am an american beauty.
#63 Vicky Boackle on 2012-11-29 11:53
I'm an "It Girl"! Cool contest!
#64 Chloe on 2012-11-29 12:15
I already like the Budget Babe on Facebook. Thanks!
#65 Chloe on 2012-11-29 12:16
I am Boho-Glam!
#66 Allison W. on 2012-11-29 12:24
I am Class with a Twist!
#67 Tori P. on 2012-11-29 12:43
I already like the Budget Babe facebook page!
#68 Tori P. on 2012-11-29 12:46
I already like your Facebook page--that's how I found out about this! :-) I took the quiz and I'm "Classic with a twist" like you! :-)
#69 Karin on 2012-11-29 14:08
Bombshell!! I love Julep polishes
#70 Natalie G on 2012-11-29 15:03
Bombshell! :-)
#71 Reetu on 2012-11-29 15:23
Classic With a Twist! Can't say I'm shocked :-)
#72 Yesenia on 2012-11-29 17:04
i am a boho glam
#73 robyn paris on 2012-11-29 17:50
Oh girl!! I am classis with a twist, I had a feeling!
xoKatie

www.SuburbanSparkle.net
#74 Katie (Homepage) on 2012-11-29 18:11
I'm like you, classic with a twist!

...Lauren
#75 Lauren K (Homepage) on 2012-11-29 19:53
I'd say I'm a classic with a twist!
#76 lauryn v on 2012-11-29 21:44
I'm an It Girl.
#77 colleen boudreau on 2012-11-29 21:47
I like you on Facebook (Colleen Boudreau)
#78 colleen boudreau on 2012-11-29 21:48
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/collifornia/status/274345616379899905
#79 colleen boudreau on 2012-11-29 21:49
I AM CLASSIC WITH A TWIST.
#80 CATHY TRUMAN on 2012-11-29 22:42
I'm classic with a twist.

Thanks for the giveaway!
#81 Nikki on 2012-11-30 00:38
I already like The Budget Babe Facebook page.
#82 Nikki on 2012-11-30 00:41
I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/nikkimcdaniel/status/274389567061229568
#83 Nikki on 2012-11-30 00:44
I'm a Boho Glam chick!
#84 Heather M. (Homepage) on 2012-11-30 10:31
Boho Glam. So surprised!
#85 Deb on 2012-11-30 12:48
Boho glam & i like you on facebook!
#86 Lyn on 2012-11-30 22:01
My style is Classic With A Twist!
Very fitting!
#87 Karen Y. on 2012-12-01 00:23
I've already liked BB on Facebook.
#88 Karen Y. on 2012-12-01 00:24
Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/karen_x_yao/status/274752362806120448
#89 Karen Y. on 2012-12-01 00:44
I'm a Boho Glam! marthalynn16 at gmail
#90 Marthalynn on 2012-12-01 14:51
I was classic with a twist!
#91 Aki! (Homepage) on 2012-12-01 19:13
I tweeted as well!

https://twitter.com/seven_percent/status/275031920524554240
#92 Aki! (Homepage) on 2012-12-01 19:15
I am a "Boho Glam" Girl!
Thanks, Cindi
#93 Cindi on 2012-12-01 23:51
I already "Like" The Budget Babe on
Facebook...
Again, many thanks!
Cindi
#94 Cindi on 2012-12-01 23:55
"Tweet!"
https://twitter.com/cmh512/status/275102638561968128.
Merci, Cindi
#95 Cindi on 2012-12-01 23:57
I'm a classic with a twist girl
#96 Whitney (Homepage) on 2012-12-02 01:58
Boho Glam! I also liked the Budget Babe on Facebook.
#97 Emelia on 2012-12-02 05:37
I'm Classic with a Twist and already like you on Facebook!
#98 Meggie on 2012-12-02 10:19
Classic with a twist! Knew it!!!
Also, already a FB fan! :-)
#99 Izalika on 2012-12-03 10:25
I am classic with a twist
#100 Kelly H. on 2012-12-03 11:22
I heart classic w/ a twist!
#101 Mango on 2012-12-03 15:51
I'm a Classic with a Twist
#102 Fay. H. on 2012-12-03 19:28
Tweet: https://twitter.com/FayFey/status/275760345077911552
#103 Fay. H. on 2012-12-03 19:30
Already liked you on FB
#104 Fay. H. on 2012-12-03 19:31
I'm an American Beauty :-)
#105 rachel on 2012-12-03 19:36
I am an American Girl, for sure : ) thanks for the giveaway!
#106 Katie (Homepage) on 2012-12-03 20:45
I am def "Classic With A Twist" : )
#107 Holly Trudeau on 2012-12-04 02:10
Liked on FB : )
#108 Holly Trudeau on 2012-12-04 02:15
Classic with a twis.
#109 elly craig on 2012-12-04 08:51
I'm also classic with a twist! I love that truffle mushroom creme!
#110 Kimberly Smith on 2012-12-04 10:06
I follow you on Facebook
#111 Kimberly Smith on 2012-12-04 10:08
I lovvveee classic with a twist and boho glam!!! im simple when it comes to colors but lovvee doing fun designs! i really want to try this polish!
#112 tasha on 2012-12-04 10:16
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/surfChickity/status/276021924470079488
#113 Iris (Homepage) on 2012-12-04 12:50
I am definitely a Classic with a Twist girl!!

Too beautiful to resist!
#114 Flora on 2012-12-04 16:27
mushroom creme...love it.
#115 Shantay Williams-Watkins on 2012-12-04 17:04
Classic with a twist is completely me!
#116 Amanda on 2012-12-04 17:04
I'm totally classic with a twist. Definitely classy with an edge ;-)!
#117 Nikki on 2012-12-04 17:08
I am an AMERICAN BEAUTY:)
#118 Adrienne Manning on 2012-12-04 18:52
I just became a Mavin and I am a Bombshell! I am excited to get my first gift box and already ordering extras! Happy Holidays
#119 Gail on 2012-12-04 20:29
I'm a classic on a twist
#120 diane Baum on 2012-12-04 20:39
Apparently I'm boho glam! ;-)
#121 Steph on 2012-12-04 20:45
Im totally classic with a twist!
#122 melissa on 2012-12-04 22:26
My style is Boho Glam. Love it, thanks
#123 Karen M on 2012-12-04 22:31
Tweet
https://twitter.com/AZKarMa/status/276168709251424256
#124 Karen M on 2012-12-04 22:34
I am a Classic at my age. But I want this for my granddaughter who is an American Beauty - she is just starting on make up.
#125 Jane Squires on 2012-12-05 03:12
I am a BOMBSHELL. :-) I would LOVE to receive a Maven box!
Thanks for the opportunity.
#126 Maggie on 2012-12-05 05:37
Classic with a twist!
jofo120 at yahoo dot com
#127 JoAnn F on 2012-12-05 05:44
Classic with a twist= )
christilynn262@yahoo.com
#128 Christine Halverson on 2012-12-05 09:52
Classic with a twist for me
#129 Michelle W on 2012-12-05 10:01
I'm a bombshell! Who knew!
#130 Kathy on 2012-12-05 11:23
My style is American Beauty
#131 Kim W on 2012-12-05 15:01
I am Class with A Twist according to Julep
#132 Ashley on 2012-12-05 16:51
My style is totally an it girl! ;-)
#133 Asha N on 2012-12-05 18:08
I am classic with a twist! :-)
#134 Charlene B on 2012-12-05 20:28
Julep says that I'm Bombshell, but I definitely prefer the Classic with a Twist colors!
#135 Natalee on 2012-12-05 21:09
American Beauty
#136 Breanne on 2012-12-05 22:28
American Beauty!! :-)
#137 Brooklyn Smith (Homepage) on 2012-12-05 22:54
OPPS I meant It Girl
#137.1 Brooklyn Smith (Homepage) on 2012-12-05 23:37
tweeted - https://twitter.com/brooklyna_smith and liked you on my facebook (comment on your wall) :-)
#138 Brooklyn Smith (Homepage) on 2012-12-05 23:01
I am Classic with a Twist. I would have predicted that even without the quiz
#139 Rosanne Morrison on 2012-12-05 23:15
Like The Budget Babe on Facebook Rosanne Morrison
#140 Rosanne Morrison on 2012-12-05 23:17
Follow Budget Babe on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/276542636582658048
#141 Rosanne Morrison on 2012-12-05 23:19
Classic with a twist

freebiegoddess03@aol.com
#142 Miranda Ward (Homepage) on 2012-12-06 03:29
I am Classic with a twist..
#143 carol y l on 2012-12-06 08:43
https://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/276685175704928256
#144 carol y l on 2012-12-06 08:45
i'm classic with a twist!!!
#145 susan smoaks on 2012-12-06 09:09
https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/276692110047080448
#146 susan smoaks on 2012-12-06 09:12
fb fan tony l smoaks
#147 susan smoaks on 2012-12-06 09:13
I am Boho Glam. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :-)

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com
#148 Renee Richardson on 2012-12-06 10:51
I already like you on Facebook
Username: Fatty Bumpkins

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com
#149 Renee Richardson on 2012-12-06 10:52
I got "American Beauty."
#150 Rose on 2012-12-06 11:09
I like you on FB (Rosey Marie).
#151 Rosey on 2012-12-06 11:13
Tweet
https://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/276721973541888000
#152 Rosey on 2012-12-06 11:14
The style quiz said "Classic with a Twist!" I completely agree! Loved the quiz - love the style!
#153 Joanna Murnan (Homepage) on 2012-12-06 11:34
"Liked" on Facebook! Joanna Murnan
#154 Joanna Murnan (Homepage) on 2012-12-06 11:36
I'm in the American Beauty group.
#155 Erica C. on 2012-12-06 12:47
My style is Bombshell!!
#156 Vikki Billings on 2012-12-06 14:44
I "Like" The Budget Babe on Facebook as Vikki Billings
#157 Vikki Billings on 2012-12-06 14:59
american beauty
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com
#158 Amy DeLong on 2012-12-06 16:45
I'm a bombshell.
#159 Trisha McKee on 2012-12-06 19:56
Tweeted as @wordromancer

https://twitter.com/WordRomancer/status/276855086892851203
#160 Trisha McKee on 2012-12-06 20:00
I'm classic with a twist! Great blog, by the way!
#161 Julie M. on 2012-12-06 20:05
Boho Glam for sure!
#162 Nikita Runnion on 2012-12-07 13:45
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