This is a first for me: posting a NOTD days after applying the nail color with visible CHIPS. I. hate. chipped. nails. But I thought I would show you how Julep's Demi polish fared after three days of wear. My initial impression with my Julep Maven box was not so positive as the first polish I tried was streaky and it took forever to dry. I made an effort to brush on very thin coats of Demi this time around to see if the dry time would be improved. The extra effort helped a bit but it didn't do anything to prevent tip wear.
I must say the color is absolutely gorgeous but only for the first day. The deep red looks bright under direct light but a dark burgundy in poorer lighting conditions. I love colors like Demi for cold wintry days and it gives my hands a very posh look. Unfortunately chips are not posh. At least there was no streaking this time around and I am predicting that the cream finishes will probably be streak free.
Is a Julep box worth the money? Yes and no. Yes if you use one of the introductory codes. I believe there is always a code for new members to get their first box for only $5. For $5 you can't go wrong and you can get some pretty interesting nail colors. But by no means are the boxes worth the normal price of $20. The concept is great. The colors look nice. But at the end of the day, the quality of the polishes fails to impress me. If you're curious to see for yourself, you can try Julep HERE and be sure to use one of those $5 offers that float around the internet! I believe the code WELCOMEMV5 should work but if not, many partnered bloggers and Youtubers have personalized deals as well.
Have you tried Julep? If you have, do you like their products? If not, would you be interesting in trying them for yourself?