May 27, 2014

Tried It Tuesday: Julep, Calling All Nail Mavens

It's been quite some time that I've joined Tried It Tuesday hosted by Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper.  

If you're looking for something school related this post is not; it's ME related, and I'm not being paid to promote this item. I'm just having fun and LOVIN' it!

I love having brightly colored, funky, fun nails! Years ago I would do the acrylics with crazy designs! My kiddos LOVED it, even to the degree they would make suggestions for colors and designs! Wild, hunh? Kids notice the wackiest things about us teachers. The only problem is that I often have to play the guitar for worship services or liturgies at school. 

Long nails and guitars do NOT mix! Never mind that you see Dolly Parton playing guitar with her three inch nails!  Mine are as short as can be so I can get the job done. For years I've shied away from even polishing my nails. 

For several weeks I have been noticing ads in the sidebars for a company called Julep. They specialize in beauty products, especially nail colors.

So, out of curiosity I decided to click on the link. I was taken to the Julep website where I was confronted with...

The first that I noticed was that many of the nail models' hands had SHORT nails. SMILE! I was definitely intrigued.

Of course I took the quiz (about twenty questions for a total of five minutes of my time) and I discovered that my style profile is...

What I saw I liked! I was intrigued... I could receive a supply of funky, fun polish each month. Hmmm? Why not! I took the plunge and signed up. I was going to be a Julep Maven.

I received my box within a week!
Inside was...
I tried it immediately...

*The polish goes on smoothly and one coat (teal colored polish) covered my nails well!
*The one coat lasted for four days of washing dishes, showers, piano playing, and teaching before it BEGAN to wear off... not chip, not peel, it just began to fade away in places. I've NEVER had a polish with this kind of staying power.
* It's a little harder to remove with nail polish remover than typical polishes.
* The cuticle serum is divine. A little goes a loooonnnggg way! And after a week I'm noticing softer, more pliable cuticles... better yet, my hangnails are becoming less and less.
* Two coats of the lavender polish is wearing like armor! I've had it on for three days so far- no chips, no wear and tear yet.

So far I'm sold!!!!!

I'm looking forward to my June Maven shipment. I had the opportunity to preview and change (if I wanted) its contents. I opted to keep the original contents and add a mystery polish. Here's what I'll receive soon (I got an email today stating my Maven box was in the mail)

I can NOT wait for my next Maven box!!!!!

Are you intrigued by Julep? Want to become a Maven? Just click here and begin exploring. Be sure to take the Maven quiz to discover your style...
... then come back and share/compare.


  1. Interesting....I am not good with nail painting & could use some tutoring. This might be for me once I have increased my skills. :)

  2. I gave up on wearing nail polish on my nails because it wears off so fast. This seems like a much better fit. Is this the only way to buy it? Thanks so much for linking up! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Hmm.... I'm hard on my hands, but these seems to wear okay? I'm might have to give it a try. I'm Classic with a Twist, BTW... ;)

  4. Love the nail polish idea, I'm afraid to show it to my daughter! I'm going to join your Throwback Thursday Linky! I've seen it around, and I'm so glad I found you! I'm a new follower! I was just moved to 5th grade, so I need to find some upper elementary ideas!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Julie


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