Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Julep Maven Review + Giveaway ~ CLOSED

As most of you know, I am a nail polish junkie.  I have an obscenely large collection (all organized in drawers & color-coded, of course) - it is extremely rare for me to have bare nails.  So, I was thrilled when Julep contacted me about trying out their "Julep Maven" program.  I have been hearing amazing things about their products and couldn't wait to get my hands on it!  I received the Bombshell box with the items shown above - when you sign up for the monthly subscription ($19.99/month for $40 worth of product), you take a style quiz to determine which box will best suit your personal taste (other options are American Beauty, Boho Glam, Classic With a Twist & It Girl).

One of the things I really love about their products is that they are made without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toulene & DBP.  Now that my daughter is at an age where she's asking me to paint her nails regularly, this is especially important to me.  I also was amazed at how nice the formula was - I chose to paint two coats with each color, but probably could have applied just one and there still would not have been visible streaks.

Eva: A rich raspberry creme - definitely a classic & looks good on every skintone

Sienna: A shimmering champagne gold - neutral enough for day + just the right amount of sparkle for evening

Julep has graciously offered to giveaway 1 of their Maven boxes, like what I received above, to a lucky PPF reader! Even better, the winner will get to pick which box they want (view all the options here)...

1) Follow PPF on at least one of these platforms: FacebookTwitter or BlogLovin
2) Like Julep on Facebook
3) Leave a comment below with your email address & the box you would choose if you're our winner 

Can't wait to see if you won?  Sign up for their subscription program here & use code PENNYPINCHERFASHION to get your first month's intro box for just 1 penny - pretty fitting, right?!

And our winner is...


Congratulations - I will be emailing you to confirm your box of choice & get your mailing address so you can try out the Julep Maven products!  Thanks to all who entered!!



whitegirlinthebronx said...

I love the bombshell maven!
I also follow you on Twitter

Amy said...

1. Liked on twitter (@theamymichaels)
2. Liked on FB (Amy Michaels)
3. amymichaelsbillyross[at]gmail[dot]com

I had a hard time choosing between Boho Glam and Bombshell, but I think I have to go with Bombshell just because I absolutely LOVE those shades you posted!

DonnaJ said...

following both on FB...would love the Boho Glam! salvatore654@gmail.com

Adele said...

My choice is the Boho Glam Maven box.
I'm following PPF and Julep on Facebook.

The Well: Drawing Out Living Water said...

I follow PPF on facebook, twitter, and blog lovin'. Liked Julep on FB. I really like the Boho Glam Maven box. The colors are funky!!


Nicole said...

The colors you featured in this post are stunning! Think I'd have to go with the Bombshell box.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love julep, i think i have every color
Xo Megan

Irene said...

I would pick the it girl box!
irene underscore vidyanti at yahoo dot com

My Reading Frenzy said...

I really like the Bombshell best. That gold polish is beautiful. Did all the following, most of which I already do. Love your blog!

Olga said...

I follow you via fb and liked them on fb (olga strong). I like the Bombshell Maven box the best! Olgatgr at yahoo dot com

Lulu said...

Oh, the Bombshell is awesome!!
I follow you on Facebook: Olesia Flegka
and BlogLovin: Lulu in Greece
I like Julep on Facebook: Olesia Flegka
email: redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

Keyanna said...


bombshell maven!!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

I follow PPF on facebook and liked Julep on Facebook.
I'd choose the American Beauty box.
lauramearhoff (at) gmail (dot) com

TheAlmostFoodie said...

I follow PPF on Bloglovin & I follow Julep on FB. I am 100% in love with the Bombshell. Great fall colors.

Unknown said...

I follow you on all the listed platforms and I liked Julep on Facebook. After taking the quiz, I am an American Beauty!

Trish @jflynn006@twcny.rr.com

Chelsea said...

I follow you and Julep on facebook! It's a tough choice but I think I would choose the boho glam maven pair.

ceholmes713 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Carrie from Talking In Space said...

Can I pick all of them? : ) I'd have to pick American Beauty. I'm at mitchell3302@comcast.net (and following both on FB).

Jordan said...

I like both PPF and Julep in Facebook. I would choose boho glam... Love it! Jperno1120@gmail.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I follow with Bloglovin and I liked Julep on FB. I'd choose the Bombshell Maven Subscription.

thetinyheart at gmail dot com

Marie-Eve said...

Love the boho box, such pretty colors for fall !

email: a dot pretty dot nest at gmail dot com
My Blog - A Pretty Nest

Kristine said...

I love the bombshell set.

Trish Obringer said...

Liked on facebook
Liked on facebook

I would definitely go for the Boho Glam. Love the colors!

Kimberly Cox said...

I already like PPF on FB and follow you on bloglovin, and I liked Julep on FB!

I am LOVING the It Girl set! Such great colors!!


Bridget Heiple Reich said...

I follow you on twitter as crazygirl24, I follow Julep on facebook as Bridget Heiple Reich. I think I would pick Boho Glam and my email address is: BridgetandDerekReich@yahoo.com

Te'Rea said...

I really like the Bombshell Maven.
I follow via GFC and Bloglovin

Cortney said...

Classic with a Twist! I liked you on Fbook and follow you on BlogLovin and I liked Julep on Facebook.

lzab said...

My quiz said I'm "American Beauty" but I do also like "Classic with a Twist!"

lorilea (dot) zabadal (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

Following and liked Julep!

This is a fun giveaway! I think I'm going with Bombshell Maven :)


Amy said...



Jodi Brown said...

I follow PPF via Twitter & Bloglovin'

I like Julep

If I win, I would choose the BOHO Glam Maven or the Bombshell Maven. "I can't decide!"


K said...

I like both you and Julep on facebook. I love the bombshell box!

A J said...

I would rock the Bombshell like you have!
fittraveleraj @ gmail . com


Yazmin said...

Liked PPF and Julep on FB

I love the Boho Glam Maven box.

email: schmancystyle@gmail.com

Plock said...

i like the american beauty box.

Reina said...

Following both on Facebook. I would love the Classic with a Twist box. My email is reina_montes@yahoo.com.

Kelsey Mayer said...

Great giveaway! Love Julep and would love to score a box of fun polishes!!

I follow you on bloglovin' and liked Julep on facebook!



PeaceLove&Shoes said...

I follow you on Twitter and I liked Julep on Facebook. I would like the Bombshell Maven box.


Great giveaway!

Beatriz Maxson said...

I would love the Bombshell one! Beatriz - beatriz.maxson@gmail.com

jade said...

I follow you on Twitter and liked Julep on FB.

If I won I would pick BoHo Glam! jphamous03@gmail.com

thuy said...

Liked both on FB.
I like the American Beauty box.


Kelly Jaspers said...

wauw, love the colors of the nailpolish:)


Amy said...

I would definitely choose the IT Girl box! I follow you on everything and liked them on facebook! Thanks so much!


Thongsy Singvongsa said...


Would love the Boho Glam!


JeanCaroline said...

I follow PPF on twitter (@JCaroline21) and Bloglovin.
I like Julep on Facebook.
And I love Boho Glam box.

Penny said...

Like PPF on Facebook and also Like Julep on Facebook. I would choose the American Beauty box. pennys@tampabay.rr.com

McKensie said...

I LOVE the Boho Glam box :)


L said...

I LOVE the Classic with a Twist box or the Bombshell! Thanks for the chance to win!


bsimp said...

I already like PPF on FB and follow you on bloglovin, and I liked Julep on FB!

I would pick the IT Girl Box.



Debora said...

Debora Ferri

Dhruvi said...

Follow you on Twitter and liked Julep on FB. I would def choose the Bombshell box, if I win. Both those colors are gorgeous!

stilettosandsequins (at) gmail (dot) com

Elizabeth Arreola said...

I would choose Boho Glam

Unknown said...

Liked and liked! What great colors (and packaging)! I'm happy to learn of another brand that is of the better-for-you variety. :)

According to the quiz, I'm Boho Glam. It's pretty spot on, so, I'd love to win the Boho Glam box!

west(dot)angelaj at gmail

Rachel said...

I follow you via Facebook and email. I liked Julep on Facebook. My email is rlnelson710@hotmail.com and I'd like the Bombshell kit! Thanks!

shoppingjules said...

Classic with a twist. Great giveaway!


Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

I'd have to go with the bombshell box! The colors come out so vibrant! I'm totally sold! Email address is hollyfoxenwells@gmail.com. Thanks so much for the giveaway pretty lady!

holly foxen wells

Angela said...

I am following you via FB and Twitter! My choice would be the Bombshell kit :) angelaxdawn@gmail.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

I would choose the bombshell box!

Katie Kondek said...

I follow both on facebook!
I would go for the BOMBSHELL MAVEN SUBSCRIPTION too. I love the Sienna shade!
fashionfrugality at gmail.com

Debbie said...

I follow PPF on BlogLovin and I like Julep on FB!



Lauren said...

I follow PPF on Bloglovin and liked Julep on Facebook.
If I won I would definitely choose the Bombshell Maven.
Thanks so much for the giveaway.
My email is ljacobi at nd dot edu.

Julie said...

I follow you on facebook

I like Julep on facebook

I would choose boho glam

jannatul rahamoni said...

thanks so much for the giveaway.
My choice is the Boho Glam Maven box.
I'm following PPF and Julep on Facebook.
email: rahamonijakblak@gmail.com

Tara said...

facebook fan of both
boho glam

Shira said...

liked and liked! :)

SavvyShopGirl said...

Fingers crossed and hoping for "Classic with a Twist"!


FierceandFashionable said...

I liked you on Facebook and Julep on Facebook!!

My email is fierceandfashionable@gmail.com

Thanks for the great giveaways!!

lchallis said...

What a great giveaway!!

I follow you on all platforms, and I liked Julep on Facebook.

I took the style quiz, and got the American Beauty Julep Maven Box. Perfect!!

Frugal Mom from California said...

I would pick the American Beauty

I like you and Julep on Facebook (Elena Istomina)


Jodi said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

I would choose the It Girl Maven box if I won.

I like PPF and Julep on Facebook (as Jodi Brown)


Lynda said...

i like penny pinching fashion on facebook and on twitter (@oshkoshbgosh321) and like julep on facebook. i would like the american beauty maven box if i win! [lyndagp at gmail dot com]

kayleigh and kaitlyn (: said...

I would pick the boho glam!
I am also subscribed/ have liked!


Briana said...

So many great giveaways! I would pick the boho glam if i won. bri05pitt@hotmail.com

Sheri said...

1. I follow PPF via Bloglovin'
2. Liked on Facebook
3. sdetruf1@gmail.com

I would choose the American Beauty box

Teresa said...

Following on bloglovin and liked on fb. I love the Boho Glam box. I want those colors on my nails right now!

teresabailey8 at gmail dot com

Ashley Ernst said...

love your blog & Love Julep!

Hannah Cloutier said...

I am loving the Bombshell Maven box! I can't get enough of the Sienna sparkle! I hope to be wearing it this Fall!


lovevivi said...

I follow you via twitter and liked them on fb!
I would love Eva! vhtran@ucdavis.edu

Betsy Powell said...

Liked Julep on FB and I already follow you on twitter. Ebpowell@gmail.com thanks!!

Alyssa B. said...

Love the champagne color!
thanks :)

Whitney said...

I love the Bombshell Maven box too!
I follow both on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaway!

emily anne-maire said...

love the bombshell box and liked both on fb!!


Jamie said...

jamienkirk@gmail.com and I would choose the Bombshell box!

Kira said...

I really like those colours they look really good on your nails :)


Amy said...

I like the bombshell maven colors but It Girl looks like a ton of fun too...decisions decisions!

email address: amy.michelle.dixon@gmail.com

Love your blog!

Jennifer P said...

I like you on facebook and follow you on twitter, and I like Julep on facebook. I would TOTALLY choose the bombshell maven subscription. AMAZING!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennifer P

Stephanie Kiggins said...

It Girl box :)
Followed on twitter-stephk83
Followed on facebook-stephanie kiggins

Stephanie Kiggins said...

email is stephanie.kiggins@gmail.com

boringzlifez said...

I'm a fan of PPF on facebook via Ann Hbez

I'm following you on twitter via @wannastayme

I have liked Julep on facebook

If i win i'd pick http://www.julep.com/mavens-1/mavens13

Email address: extremelyanno@hotmail.com

cait - pretty and fun said...

Following you & "liked" Julep!

caitweingartner AT gmail.com

Heather Ess said...

Facebook on both!! h1973s@yahoo.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Fingers crossed! That gold champagne polish is so pretty!
I follow PPF on Twitter & Bloglovin', and Like Julep on Facebook