Julep Polishes $7 Each ($4.20 for Mavens) and Free Shipping

Right now, with code “BOGO” Julep polishes are half off as long as you buy at least two. So, it’s not exactly BOGO because if you buy 3, they are each half price. Additionally, instead of cutting the $14 price in half per se, they are taking $7 off of each polish, so if you are a Maven the polishes are actually $4.20 each. Caveat – the free shipping is not currently showing up for Mavens once you add the code, but I went ahead and ordered so that I didn’t miss out on the colors I wanted, and then am calling at 11 am Eastern to make them fix it. The code is NOT good on the sets; just on the single polishes.


Julep Hailee Swatched

I own several suede finish polishes, but had never tried any of them. I’m not a big fan of matte, and I thought the suedes would somehow be “soft” instead of just flat, I also thought they would be so delicate that there was no way they would last long. After all, you can’t topcoat a suede without inherently changing the suede finish, and at that point you’re just wearing the polish for the color and may as well go for a regular finish polish.

I finally pulled out one of my suedes to test it, and decided Julep’s Hailee was the one to try. This is a mossy green and is currently available at Julep’s website for $14, or $11.20 with free shipping to Julep Mavens. Julep describes it as “khaki green suede.” This was actually also one of the first Juleps I had ever used; I have a bunch sitting around here waiting but hadn’t actually gotten around to using any of them yet. The bottle is a huge pain in the butt, because you can’t sit it down easily anywhere that it will be stable without spilling, so you have to hold it while you paint, or be very very careful to re-place it each time you go into the bottle. Other than that, I was very pleased with the formula; it went on easily and did the trick in two coats.

Photo Nov 29, 6 42 09 PM

I don’t know what I was expecting, but the “suede” was, to me, not really distinguishable from a regular matte. I loved the color though, and the depth of the color – not just a flat green monochrome – really won me over. I’m excited now to try some of the other suedes I have from Julep that are sitting around looking at me accusingly as if I don’t love them!

More for the Helmer

I know I have been AWOL the last week, and I apologize. I have been travelling, and working, and kind of generally worn out. But now I am back to it! 

Here’s the latest set of purchases.


These are the Ulta OPI exclusive polishes and a mini Max Factor Fantasy Fire.


Milani and Revlon polishes from the CVS 75% off sale.


Zoya Casey (free from the flash sale), Jem, Julieanne, and Logan ($11 total at Ulta after B2G1 and $5 off a $10 purchase coupon).


Tons of Julep – Leah, Stefani, Julia, Morgan, Melanie, Leslie. .  .



. . . Vivien, Harper, Mila, Ivy and Alfre.




Julep Unlimited B1G1 Today

Julep has unlimited 2 for the price of 1 polishes today! Use code BFF2.

Julep is on Hautelook Today

I have tons of photos to upload, but before I do that, Hautelook has a Julep event today. Items range from $19 for two polishes and a treatment (that’s called an intro box I thought) to three polishes and a treatment for $24-$32. If you’re already a Maven this is probably nothing big and you’ll find the “compare to” prices laughable like I did. But if they have colors you want that aren’t available as an intro box – have at it! Coming later today – a massive haul post and some more swatching! 

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