Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to get JULEP nail polish on the CHEAP! Julep Coupon Ideas, Julep Maven Thoughts, etc!

So... Julep nail polish. Its hit or miss, and if you have never heard about it well it can be scary. $14 for a polish? My OPI and ESSIE are way cheaper, and I can buy them at my local target, or TJ Maxx. So why spring for this expensive polish from Seattle?

 My suggestion? You can get a GREAT Deal on this overpriced polish two ways.

1. Sign up to be a Julep Maven, for $19.99 a month you get to choose between 4 boxes of nail polish and beauty products. Usually 3 polishes, or two polishes and a product. So this brings the cost down to just under $7 for a polish that's seasonal and on trend!


  •  You choose the polish colors from a set grouping
  • You can skip and not get one that month if you don't want too
  • You can sometimes ADD on or Upgrade (For a fee) and get all the colors you want
  • You get the nail polish cheaper, delivered to your door free of charge 
  • You can get the first box FREE with code FREEBOX just pay $4 shipping!
  • You can skip as often as you want! 
  •  You are legitimately testing the brand new nail polish. Sometimes it sucks
  • You choose from pre existing groupings of polish, which does NOT guarantee you will love each and every polish in the set. You may want one from one set, another from another, and a third polish from a third set. You cannot get those unless you add them on, or get more than one monthly box. This can be annoying as I always want the teal/blue/green/mint colors, but they always stick me with some bright/weird/unattractive to me colors so I skip often because if i only get 1 polish I like for $19.99 its not a DEAL! 
  • No coupon codes can be used after the initial FREEBOX
  • You are committing, and its anoying if you forget to skip or to cancel you need to call. 

2. GET MYSTERY BOXES- Julep has monthly (I think) mystery boxes. The most recent was a spring box that included a new color. You could choose from three boxes, a complete surprise, a blue speckled nail polish and mystery other items, or a purple mystery speckled polish and mystery other items. These are usually $24.99 although they used to be $19.99, and have occasionally had different sized boxes at different price points. 

  • You get a TON more product than a monthly box. For example I ordered two of those past mystery boxes and got Hand Scrub, Five polishes, A lip Gloss, AND Samples in One Box, and a Nail Mask, Lip gloss, Lip Primer, Four Polishes, and samples in the second box. The VALUE IS AMAZING 
  • You can almost always get stuff from recent boxes, and is a good way to stock up on polishes. This makes them only $4 per product if you get an average of 6 items and pay 25 for the box
  • YOU CAN USE COUPONS! Oh man I love this part. Those two boxes I got? I got one from $17 and one for $15 using a coupon code for 30% off and THEN one for $10 off. It was awesome! That brought my total down to $2.30 per item. The nail polishes retail for $14. The Lip Gloss was $18 but now is $4.99 but still half off from the mystery box. 
  • Its a great way to SEE how you feel about the julep polish, brand, etc. No commitments

  • Repeats, Repeats, Repeats. If you already get the monthly box...its just going to be more of the same. Sorry 
  • NO Choice. Except for maybe ONE color. If you don't want to gamble with your $25 (Or $15-$17 if you use a coupon) on only one color it may not be worth it. Which is FAIR. 
  • Older Outdated colors/products. This is the stuff no one else bought extras of. Sometimes its GREAT STUFF. Like my last two boxes. Other-times the colors suck. However this is why ebay exists (Or gifting to others who will enjoy it) ! ;-) 

I know I missed some pros and cons! Let me know what you think about JULEP! 

This was my take on the Julep Craze! Want to become a maven or just check out the site? Click HERE. I stronly encourage you to check out the SAVY DEALS Section.

**Mystyery Boxes are NO LONGER available but please follow me on instagram CRAZYABOUTSUIBS and I will try to highlight when you can buy them! Also if you sign up to be a Maven this post does contain affiliate links so I will receive Jules (the point system) that I can redeem for free things! However all thoughts and opinions are my own!***

Monday, April 7, 2014

Julep Mystery Box time AND $10 Off Promo Code!

Julep Mystery Boxes made me CRAZY when I first started getting sub boxes, and since I had none of the Julep colors they were a CHEAP way to stock up.

I also haven't been getting my julep lately...Its just for $20 for like three polishes or some beauty products that no one has reviewed yet... I'll pass and pick them up in a mystery box for cheaper later on! Unless i spot an amazing color...which is usually any shade of teal. :-) 

So this month they have two boxes with a specific nail color you KNOW you will receive, and one all out Mystery box! I always look at them and want them, but this month I found a CODE to make it worth it! The boxes are $24.99 and use code PERK30 for 30% off! This takes it from around $25 to about $17...much more affordable since ONE julep polish is usually like $14! OR use PERK10 to get $10 off and SNAG the box for $14.99

The boxes are below and click here for a link to order them!!

1. Emerson (The blue Creme) 
2. Kimberly 
3. All a Mystery

Also if you want to sign up for the REGULAR Maven boxes....or want to sign up for free shipping that Mavens get! Your first box is free with code FREEBOX  and you can sign up here

My suggestion is if you are NOT a Maven, and have not signed up yet. Sign up for the monthly Maven program, then order the mystery box with code and it will cost as much as the Mystery Box +Shipping OR the Mystery Box and Free Maven box (which you pay only shipping). Then just cancel your Maven box if you don't LOVE it for $19.99  a month! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Funday

And its Sunday again...the day for MOST which signifies the weekend is almost over, get those chores done! For me its the start of my workweek. 

Sub News/Coupons
1. HOLY SMOKES the Spoilers this week were off the chain. 
2. I ordered a SECOND popsugar must have, because for $20 how could I say no to a Too Faced Palette, Fun Soap, Dish Towels, etc! I hope everyone else who wanted this got one while it was CHEAP! 
3. Ipsy is meh this month. I don't know how much longer I want to keep ipsy around. Other things are getting me excited! 
4. I don't have a glossybox this month! My year long sub ended, and I am WAITING for spoilers to decide If I want to keep it. Right now its a Nailpolish which has not sold me yet. 
5. I am expecting a ton of boxes and packages this month. Lets list them popsugar (2) Birchbox (3) Ipsy Treatsie(1) Barkbox, Two orders from Sephora, a pinchME order, Two orders from Bareminerals (I used my free shipping code from Ipsy and the free eye shadow offer they had, with a free lip gloss offer! Great deal for like $4 check out and then use the ipsy code for free shipping) I feel like its more, but who knows! 

1. This week you can get 
2. I am falling in love with Ebay for all the "extra" stuff I have accumulated through boxes and wont/haven't used. I started selling things and even if i lose money because the item is worth more. A I get money that I didn't have and B someone else gets something They want. 
3. I am going to NJ this weekend for my sorority formal! SO EXCITED
4. Starbucks Iced Coffee is FREE AT WALGREENS THIS WEEK! Well its free after rewards, so if you get one for like $1 then you get a $1 off coupon for anything in the store. I will be doing this times like 5000 this week :-) 
5. I figured out a way to cheat the "starbucks star system" and get more rewards. :-) 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 2014 IPSY Spoilers

Ipsy Spoiler Time

I love spoilers..... 

What is it about the start of a new month that gets me so excited? Well Its freaking spoilers. I work with college students, and everytime I talk about the "boxes" I get they are like, so its a grab bag? Yeah but...I always know whats coming because I look at spoilers. They always ask why I don't want to be surprised...and I tell them the spoilers are at LEAST half of the fun! 

On to the spoilers! Ipsy has already given us THREE awesome spoilers!

This looks like an URBAN DECAY 24/7 Velvet Eyeliner!

These are Caitlyn Cosmetics Lip Balms, Starlooks Lip Liner, and Marykay at play lipgloss

These look like City Color White Gold Highlighter, Elizabeth Mott Pop Goes the Eye shadow, and Rainbow Honey Nail Polish. 

Sweet Deal huh?! I am not sure how excited I am for this stuff. The nailpolish looks awesome, and I know people will go NUTS for the urban decay but those eyeliners are not my HG! 

IF you are not a member of ipsy yet and want to sign up, please feel free to use my link here! Its $10 a month and ALWAYS way over that value with full size and deluxe size samples. Normally we get between four and six items! (Normally five, sometimes four, ONE time I got six lol)

* this post does contain referral links in which I may get free products, however all views and opinions are my own*



 SO early in the month for Popsugar Must have spoilers and coupons!!
Spoiler Alert! This was released from Popsugar! Its a Too Faced Neutral Eyes Shadow Palette, with a $36 retail value!  (this spoiler was on the popsugar website)

AND We have a 50% off Coupon Code! THATS RIGHT 50% off, get a Popsugar Must have box for ONLY $20!!!
The code is Channel7 and you can sign up here!! Get this fast because sometimes these codes disappear!!
ALSO we have some additional spoilers and they include the following: (these are not from popsugar so they COULD be wrong, but with the palette included I think they are a win!)
Blueavocado Shopper Reusable BagToo Faced Natural Eyes PaletteFresh Pastry Stand Tea Towel SetGraphic Image Pocket NotesCaldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap
I ordered a second box. Sigh...... :-) 

UPDATE: The rumor is the code expires on the 4th. So USE IT If you want it! Full price of the box is $40, so that $20 code is amazing! Great Deal! 

*This post does contain referral links in which I may be compensated with free boxes, however all reviews, thoughts, opinions, etc are my own*