Julep Maven, Pina Colada Gift Set~July 2014


This month Julep offered a special promotion via email to subscribed mavens for four different gift boxes, each with a Summer Cocktail theme. Each day, for four days, an email would arrive with the “cocktail of the day” recipe and a coordinating gift set. The sets were priced at $24.99, and valued at up to $100. While each set was tempting, I held out until the third day and selected the Pina Colada gift set because it included several different items I was already planning to order anyways.


A cocktail of goodies perfectly mixed for pool parties and that one song…the set includes:

Sunny (Boho Glam): Overexposed yellow chrome
Soraphine (Classic with a Twist): Classic sheer white crème
Solace SPF 30: Our oil-free and vitamin E-enriched broad-spectrum sunscreen
Bare Face Cleansing Oil: A lightweight, antioxidant-rich cleanser for all skin types
Konjac Cleansing Sponge: An all-natural exfoliating sponge made from the fibrous root of the Japanese Konjac plant

You can see from my box above that I added on a few extras. Julep is really generous with deals and coupons, and in addition to the gift set I received 50% off the remainder of my order. I also picked up the Summer Breeze Eye Catching nail art kit that included two tools, and five polishes, and two more single polishes…Alice (a frosty pale lilac) and Margaret (Periwinkle). Margaret was part of the add on menu of items offered at a steep discount with your order. This is another perk of Julep’s, they offer about ten items for next to nothing, before you finalize your order. It was one of my favorites in the bunch, mainly because it is almost identical to Essie’s “Bikini So Teeny”….which has been my “go to” polish for about a year and a half.

My favorite polish, Essie's "Bikini so Teeny"

My favorite polish, Essie’s “Bikini so Teeny”

I tried out a few polishes right away and settled on a combination of Alice (Lilac frost) and Francis (Celery Cream) both from the Boho collection. I love the way they look together!


The line up...

The line up…

Plie Wand tools for nail art ~something I'm dying to try.

Plie Wand tools for nail art ~something I’m dying to try.

I normally do the Oil Cleansing method to wash my face at night, using grapeseed oil to cleanse, then moisturizing with Rosehip Oil afterwards. The Bare cleansing oil is sort of the same concept, and is comprised of Roship Oil as well, but is a bit different. The directions ask you to apply it to DRY skin. Because the skin is dry, it takes a few pumps in order to cover the surface are of my entire face.


It massages into the skin nicely,and smells wonderful. I have incorporated it into my morning routine, using the Konjac Sponge, and prefer the Oil Cleansing Method to remove make up and deep clean before bed. I put a combination of lemon juice and baking soda on problem areas and let it dry before using the Bare Face to cleanse. The baking soda helps exfoliate a little, and it feels amazing.

The Konjac sponge though, was really the selling point of this kit for me. I have one from my first Maven order that I am still using and I LOVE it! I wanted to make sure I had a back up on hand.

The Solace sunscreen is very light weight and doesn’t have much of a smell to it. I wore it hiking for an afternoon and was surprised at how “non-greasy” it was for a sunscreen.

The value of this box was $76.80, which is not the $100 value advertised, but isn’t too shabby. I am really happy with the set, my add-ons, and just love the cute packaging. I can’t wait to play with all of my new colors!

This set may be gone, but here is a great Summer offer from Julep:

Julep Beauty Inc.

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