Thursday, December 6, 2012

Why I'm no longer a Maven...

Julep is a big company that produce 8 ml bottle polishes that can be delivered to you for a membership price. I of course a fellow polish lover was like "Cool! SOLD!!". Well after a few months of being a "Maven" I was sadly disappointed. The cost of these polishes per bottle for the quantity firstly was bothersome, $11.20-$15 for a bottle a little more than half of a standard bottle I would buy, usually 15 ml. I own about a dozen Julep polishes, 8 bottles still have the plastic wrap intact. Yeah yeah the other stuff they threw in was cool (foot file, filer, cool mask, lip balm, hand cream, and even a sunblock) along with some candies, pretty tissue papers, and packing confetti.But still $19.99 is steep for 2-3 bottles of 8 ml polishes. What really got me was the dupes people found! The dupes are polishes you can buy from the local drugstores too. I've seen dupes of Juleps from Sinful Color, Pure Ice, and even Wet n' Wild. The brands I've named are priced between $.99-$1.99, how's that fair to pay nearly 10x the price for a 8 ml bottle or be a "Maven" and they send you a "styled" box? I am fully aware of China Glaze, Orly, and OPI having dupes also BUT I've NEVER paid double digits for a bottle from any of those brands. Also the Oprah's favorites white box of 12 julep polishes on their site goes for $105 but is being sold on QVC for $84 SAME brand/product! Canceling was weird. I called a toll free # got an automated prompt system, selected my request, LEFT a message with my email, waited 48 hours to get an email to advise they got my request. Why couldn't I speak to a live person? Oh well it's all said and done right? I will share with you the links of the dupes. This is my experience I can't speak for others, I also won't "knock" you for supporting or loving Julep I'm just saying I can live without these polishes. This policy is valid from 21 June 2011 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner's. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

1 comment:

  1. I started to become,"A Maven" but thought that was alittle too pricey as well... I am glad I didn't now! I had much rather buy a bag full of Sinfuls than have one Julep! But that is just me...