Monday, December 24, 2012

Julep New Years Mystery Boxes: Unboxing

Merry Christmas eve, folks! Santa hasn't made it here yet (NORAD says he is in Saskatchewan), but the mailman kindly came and delivered my Julep New Years Mystery boxes! 

I just received them, so I have tried out all of zero products. This is just an unboxing/value calculation. Watch for my product reviews in the near future.

I have talked previously about Julep's price inflation problem, so I calculated my box value three different ways. Firstly, I calculated one using the most generous numbers available. This is assuming I paid full price for the product in question. A second calculation was still generous, but takes into account the fact that I am a Julep maven and thus get a discount on pretty much everything. And, finally, my last calculation was made using the most stingy numbers I find to be reasonable. Arguably, things like the mascara and pedi cream are not worth the Maven price, but since they are within normal range for a mid-range brand of product (e.g. the last mascara I bought cost $19, the Julep mascara is $19.50) and they are not available at a lower price anywhere in bundles on the Julep webpage at this time, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. 

That being said, even my most stingy calculations have the value of the box at $21.60 for the nail polish ALONE. Since I paid $20 per box, I feel quite comfortable with this purchase. I wish I hadn't gotten any repeats, but I suppose that is the risk you take when you sign up to receive two grab-bags.

Box #1

Box number one. Some stuff is hiding in the corners.
Nail file
Most generous value interpretation: $1.27 (cost of a nail file on Amazon, as this item is not sold on the Julep site)
Medium generous value interpretation: $1.27 (see above)
Least generous value interpretation: No value, as I already have a glass nail files that I love, rendering this useless.

Julep Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara
Most generous value interpretation: $24 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $19.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation:$19.20 (see above)

Julep "the Best Pedi Creme Ever"
Most generous value interpretation: $22 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $17.60 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $17.60 (see above)

2X Age Defying Hand Brightener Sample (2ml each)
Most generous value interpretation: $1.43 (priced based on full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $1.15 (price based on Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: No value, as these are samples.

3X Julep One-Step Polish Remover Pad
Most generous value interpretation: $3 (based on full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $2.40 (based on Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation:  No value, as these are samples

Polish butts.
Julep Nail Polish in Cindy
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Lauren
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Dendrie
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Erica
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Annie 
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Total Box Value
Most generous value interpretation: $121.70
Medium generous value interpretation: $97.62
Least generous value interpretation: $58.40


Box #2

Box #2
Nail file
Most generous value interpretation: $1.27 (cost of a nail file on Amazon, as this item is not sold on the Julep site)
Medium generous value interpretation: $1.27 (see above)
Least generous value interpretation:  No value, as I already have a glass nail files that I love, rendering this useless.

Julep Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara
Most generous value interpretation: $24 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $19.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $19.20 (see above)

Julep Sicilian Orange Foot Soak
Most generous value interpretation: $26 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $20.80 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $9.33 (1/3 of the Mistle-toes collection, which includes this product)

2X Age Defying Hand Brightener Sample (2ml each)
Most generous value interpretation: $1.43 (priced based on full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $1.15 (price based on Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: No value, as these are samples.

3X Julep One-Step Polish Remover Pad
Most generous value interpretation: $3 (based on full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $2.40 (based on Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: No value, as these are samples.

More polish butts
Julep Nail Polish in Cindy
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Georgia
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Sienna
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Erica
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Julep Nail Polish in Stella 
Most generous value interpretation: $14.00 (full price)
Medium generous value interpretation: $11.20 (Maven price)
Least generous value interpretation: $4.32 (assuming it is worth ounce per ounce, the same as OPI)

Total Box Value
Most generous value interpretation: $125.70
Medium generous value interpretation: $100.82
Least generous value interpretation: $50.13 (or, if you REALLY want to be a snot and subtract the value of the two repeats: $41.49)

8 comments:

  1. wooo awesome! still waiting for mine and this got me all excited!

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    1. I hope yours shows up soon!

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  2. Ugh I dont know if its just me but the colors are box 2 look really gross especially alongside each other.

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    1. haha I'm not the OP but you're right- next to each other they look gross but those are actually 5 of my personal favorite colors that I own!

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  3. Mine was also worth $125.70 :) I was very happy with my box. I don't know which box # it was, as I shredded the invoice right away (oops!) but I got the same items as your 2nd box, just different polish colors. I think I enjoy the mystery boxes more than the monthly ones. I've been skipping my monthly box & buying the MBs as funds allow. Thanks for sharing yours! It's fun to see what everyone got.

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  4. Ok, it looks like you received some great things! I received my first box (here is the unboxing along with how to navigate the Julep website and a coupon code ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glXPwbeMJEc ). I do have to say that the box was fun, but I got it for 1 cent with the code. Will I stick with it? Probably not because I do take care of my nails, but I'm not really big into spending $$ on them. I did receive some great products, though! :)

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