WHAT'S THE FEATURED PAGE ALL ABOUT?

I really wanted to share with others the awesome brands that I've been able to find that really remain tried-and-true for me no MATTER WHAT! I know that is a fairly tall order, but with all the brands and products out there, it's good to at least have a couple that are always on your radar :) What I look for in a brand to make this list are several things: they have to be a brand that IS established- that means that they have more than just one product in their line, and have established site and/or store that you can actually purchase their product and see what they are all about, I would personally recommend the brand  to a friend, and I like what they stand for as  company! This last one is SUPER important: if the company doesn't have good ethical, realistic, and health-conscious goals then I'm not interested in what they have to offer!

julep ~

BEAUTY BOX SUBSCRIPTION REVIEW: Julep

I have been a Julep Maven for quite some time now and I have grown to love this monthly service more and more! I honestly was a bit skeptical about it in the beginning...

To start out with the program, I began with the "Free Box" campaign :) I did some research and shopped around until I decided on Julep as my choice for trying out the monthly subscription boxes. The code for a free box was in mass distribution through social media like Facebook and Twitter so it wasn't hard to find either! Once I had the code, I entered in my info, started a membership, and waited for my box to arrive. 

It actually only took about a week before I received my first monthly box and I was really pleased. The items were neatly packaged and a good starter kit for someone who has never tried their products :) I've now been getting them regularly every month: I can customize my box and all the while rack up Jules points to spend on monthly boxes or other items like add-ons! 

THE GOOD...

  • You can earn points by doing simple things like taking your monthly box (instead of choosing to skip), ordering regular items on the Julep site, and for just having your birthday. Their rewards program is NOT bad at all and you can earn points fairly easily.
  • Choose your Maven Style profile from 5 different types so suite your customizing needs for your monthly box:
  1. Boho Glam> 2 lim. ed. nail polishes + 1 full-sized beauty product
  2. Bombshell> {same as above *}
  3. Classic with a Twist> {same as above*}
  4. It Girl> 3 lim. ed. nail colors
  5. Modern Beauty> 2 full-sized beauty products
Jane Park -CEO of Julep

Jane Park -CEO of Julep

  • Invite friends = each time a friend joins you get $15 to spend on anything @ julep.com
  • You can ship your box to yourself, a friend, or another address!
  • There are daily, weekly, and seasonal sales constantly that offer fantastic deals and free items with purchase.
  • The Secret Store is open to all Mavens (if you take your monthly box it will be avail to you a few days before its open to everyone!) ea. month and usually has limited edition finds, early access to new items, and great sales.
  • You can now SKIP your monthly box by simply going to the site and signing into your account and choosing "I'm out this month".
  • You may cancel your membership AND reactivate by simply emailing julep @ reactivate@julep.com.
  • Jane Park (CEO of Julep) actually cares about her co. and her customers! >she regularly hosts her own chats in which we can join, ask her questions, learn about new and upcoming products and ideas, and  we actually share our input with her. This is super rare these days, to see a CEO who is so personable with her own customers which is one of the main reasons while I really enjoy being a Maven!
  • Julep constantly adds new branded products throughout the year, launching over 300 of them per year! There's always something new & fun to try.

THE BAD...

  • The "Free Box" campaign is no longer available! There is a new offer, for 50% off your first box.
  • You are automatically billed each month unless you choose to skip the month>which you can NOT do until your Maven trial period ends/you get your first regularly priced box.
  • Only ships to : U.S., Minor Outlying Islands, & Canada.
  • Returns NOT accepted on monthly Maven Boxes (BUT they do accept on wrong orders & defective items).
  • You MUST log into your acct. between the 20th-24 of every month to choose your box(or skip) or it will be chosen for you by the end of that time frame.
  • A credit card has to be added when you sign up for membership for automatic billing AND if you sign up before the 19th of the month, you will be charged AGAIN on the 27th of the SAME month for next month's box> *IF you sign up AFTER the 19th, then you will NOT be charged again until the 27th of the following month.
January 2015 Julep Chrysalis Collection

January 2015 Julep Chrysalis Collection

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE JULEP?

  1. julep.com
  2. Sephora
  3. Nordstrom
  4. QCV
  5. Pop-up Shops *location varies.

FAV PRODUCTS:

  1. Orbital Eyeshadow $18 
  2. Plush Pout Lip Crayon $20
  3. Freedom Polymer Top Coat $18
  4. Night Shift Sleeping Mask $34
1. This is one of Julep's newer beauty items and I absolutely love they took a shot @ it! The colors are just beautiful with high pigmentation , they are long-lasting, and easily blendable. 

1. This is one of Julep's newer beauty items and I absolutely love they took a shot @ it! The colors are just beautiful with high pigmentation , they are long-lasting, and easily blendable. 

2.All the colors of the Plush Pout Sticks are very complimentary to most skin types & tones. They also go on surprisingly smooth for a crayon and actually last!

2.All the colors of the Plush Pout Sticks are very complimentary to most skin types & tones. They also go on surprisingly smooth for a crayon and actually last!

3. I use this top coat now religiously! It works well, really does look and feel like a gel top coat but applies easily like a normal topcoat. It also dries super fast and really prolongs my nail polish wear and tear.

3. I use this top coat now religiously! It works well, really does look and feel like a gel top coat but applies easily like a normal topcoat. It also dries super fast and really prolongs my nail polish wear and tear.

4. I was definitely skeptical about trying an night mask, but I was very pleasantly surprised! It smells great, leaves your skin feeling extra hydrated and smooth, and is super easy to use with its overnight application.

4. I was definitely skeptical about trying an night mask, but I was very pleasantly surprised! It smells great, leaves your skin feeling extra hydrated and smooth, and is super easy to use with its overnight application.


CONTACT INFO FOR JULEP:

PHONE: 877-651-3292 * M-F 6am-5pm PST & Sat. 9-5pm PST

EMAIL: maven@julep.com

PARLORS: 877 585 3707

 

As Seen On Luck- Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

As Seen On Luck- Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

Julep Get Glam set- as seen on Good Morning America  $24.99

Julep Get Glam set- as seen on Good Morning America  $24.99

Julep Plie Wand- As Seen on Allure

Julep Plie Wand- As Seen on Allure

BEAUTY AWARDS & MENTIONS:

  1. Best of Beauty - Allure 2014
  2. 12 Healthy Ways to Treat Yourself Every Month- PopSugar 2014
  3. You Know you Want It Gift Guide-  Cosmopolitan 2014
  4. 31 Subscription Gifts They'll Love All Year- BuzzFeed 2014
  5. 12 Marsala Lipsticks  & Nail Polishes You'll Love- InStyle 2014
  6. Mashable- 15 Best Subscription Box Gifts 2014

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING....

  • " I had a shipping problem that was once I messaged julep they found out what happened and got me an update. You guys rock thanks Julep!"
    Xoxo - Happy maven
  • "I have to give credit where it is deserved. With the rush of the holidays, I forgot to check the monthly Maven box selections and missed out on the Polish Lovers Upgrade. Although it was too late to change my selections, Ashley from Julep assisted me with placing a separate order for the polish included in the upgrade. I was charged $25, which was the exact amount I would have paid if I had selected the upgrade when it was first offered. Great customer service!" - Satisfied Maven
  • "I so love this company and their cosmetics and nail polishes are terrific!"- Anonymous
  • "I just wanted to share my experience today and say a HUGE thank you to Julep! I have been a loyal customer through good and bad. I recently moved to Alaska and realized my boxes would take longer to get here, no big deal. Well, I am amazed. My January box was shipped on the 29th and I got it TODAY (the 31st!)!!! Thank you thank you for the super fast shipping, even all the way up here in Alaska! Love my Julep!"- One Happy Maven
  • "Best customer service EVER - always hang up with a big smile on my face - thank you for a wonderful year of sparkles and shimmer!"
  • "Never had a problem with Julep. Even when I signed up for the free box it was clear on their website they are a subscription based service. Before I signed up I read the FAQs and since then, everything has happened just as written in the FAQs. I even had to cancel temporarily due to financial difficulties, easy as can be. Never had any problems that weren't fixed (once I received the wrong box and a new one was shipped out before I could even print the return label). Great customer service, great products!" - Julep Fan
Who is wearing what by Julep Nail shade and U.S. state

Who is wearing what by Julep Nail shade and U.S. state

~OZ NATURALS ~

I really could NOT say enough about these guys- they are a newer company in the beauty market, but they will probably be one of the ONLY exceptions to being a brand on this list that has not been around for several years. That being said, the company is absolutely awesome with great products and so far I've been very happy with all of the products I've tried! I WILL be doing MORE reviews on MORE of their products too in the VERY near future, so please be on the lookout! 

WHAT SETS OZ NATURALS APART ?

Made IN the USA!

Vegan Formulas

FDA Registered Facility *products are made here!

Production plant is powered w/100% renewable energy.

Kosher Certified Materials used.

NO Animal testing AND sustainable raw materials and practices are used as well.

Biodegradable products!

GMP Compliant.

In-house quality control systems.

In-house shelf life testing!

Recycled materials.

Natural Products Association Alliance Wind & Solar Energy member.

AWARDS:

oz natural products:

OCEAN MINERAL FACIAL CLEANSER $23.99

OCEAN MINERAL FACIAL CLEANSER $23.99

OCEAN MINERAL TONIC $21.99

OCEAN MINERAL TONIC $21.99

SUPER YOUTH EYE GEL $19.95

SUPER YOUTH EYE GEL $19.95

SEA INFUSED HERBAL MOISTURIZER $24.99

SEA INFUSED HERBAL MOISTURIZER $24.99

  This is the suggested skin care regimen by Oz Naturals and I really haven't seen one this good put out before- I thought that it was broken down really well and liked that they even offered coupon codes with MORE savings the more products you buy in order to complete the regimen. 

 

This is the suggested skin care regimen by Oz Naturals and I really haven't seen one this good put out before- I thought that it was broken down really well and liked that they even offered coupon codes with MORE savings the more products you buy in order to complete the regimen. 

BEST OZ NATURALS PRODUCT

I really could go on and on about how AWESOME this product really is! You can DEF check out MORE about it on my review here at the link below. I have really never used a serum that was my skin was almost immediately showing a noticeable difference from! This serum works very well and I've seen nothing but positive results and just overall better appearance in my skin- it looks and feels amazing. I def feel as though I've taken a few years off of my skin and I know that it will only continue to get better :) 



HYALURONIC ACID SERUM + VITAMIN C Full List Of Ingredients: Ingredients remain 98% natural and 72% organic. Organic Aloe, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. *Expires 2 years from date of purchase!

HYALURONIC ACID SERUM + VITAMIN C

Full List Of Ingredients:
Ingredients remain 98% natural and 72% organic. Organic Aloe, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

*Expires 2 years from date of purchase!

CONTACT INFO:

RETURN SHIPPING ADDRESS:

OZ Naturals:

340 Royal Poinciana Way
317-356
Palm Beach, FL 33480

HEADQUARTERS:

515 N. Flagler Dr.
Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

EMAIL:

sales@oznaturals.com

support@oznaturals.com

SITE:

www.oznaturals.com