Here is my box when I picked it up.
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After two days, my mani only chipped a bit.
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But overall I am very happy with my intro box. I love how you can have a sneek peek at the box before it ships to make sure you like what is being sent to you (and at $19.99/month, this is important), that you can skip the month or send one month's package to a girlfriend and how you get 20% off site-wide as a Maven. I am a nail polish junkie so I will stick with this box for a bit and see how other months fare.
One important thing to point out is the size of the polishes. They are 8 ml each, which is roughly half the size of others (Essie, O.P.I., etc). They retail for $14 each (or $11.20 if you're a Maven and buy outside your monthly box). Others have pointed out, quite rightly, that you don't get as much bang for your buck, considering O.P.I., Essie, and the rest are a few dollars cheaper for more polish. However, I actually don't have a problem with the size, because I never finish a bottle anyway. I use it a few times and that's it, on to the next colour (guess that's why I got the It Girl box - always looking for the next trendy shade!) Probably only 2 or 3 times I've actually finished a whole bottle, and those are my standby favorites. So, I think it's a great way to try a lot of colours without throwing out a half-finished, stale bottle of polish. But, I know not everyone is like this and many people do want larger bottles, so this may be something that Julep can consider introducing.
If you are interested in joining me on my beauty box journey, click here to sign up to be a Maven. Current promo is $0.01 for your first box! Promo code: COLOR2012 (thanks to retailmenot.com for the promo info). *Update* If the first promo code will not work or has expired, they have a new promo to get your intro box for $1 - the code is SHAREONFEB.