|Julep’s Well-Manicured Kit – you can also find this in a combination deal with a great nail polish caddy here|
Things have been pretty busy lately. I’ve been working a lot plus the boyfriend is currently in the process of moving so … we all know how that is. I am still testing out the Conair Snap Rollers – I haven’t forgotten about my promise to review them! You can see a quick sneak peek of the product here. A review should be out sometime the end of this week or early next week. Today I just wanted to write a quick review about a product that I’ve been using over and over again – Julep’s Well-Manicured Kit.
I ordered this kit sometime around March of this year. Back then, I was still subscribed to Julep’s monthly boxes and there was a great sale for this kit along with a cuticle softener. I can honestly say that this kit has been the best investment I’ve made in my nail care routine. This kit comes in a gorgeous zip-around case. The design on it is beautiful and the case keeps all the tools inside scratch-free.
|Zip-around case when shut|
|From left to right: Cleanup Tool, Cuticle Pusher, Cuticle Nipper, Nail Clippers, Emery Board|
All the tools are made of quality materials and have withstood constant use. I literally use this set every single week (if you couldn’t tell from how worn the emery board is). It’s constantly being thrown in this bag or that bag. It’s great for travel! The cleanup tool is great for getting the gunk out from under your fingernails and the cuticle pusher is double ended, so you can hold it whichever way is most comfortable for you. The nail clippers have a straight edge. I like to use that to my advantage and cut a somewhat straight line across my nails, then file them down to a rounded-oval shape. The emery board has a rough and fine-gritted side. It’s just right for smoothing down rough edges without being too abrasive.
My favorite has to be the cuticle nipper though. The edges are super sharp and precise so you can clip away at any loose/dead skin. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that clipping away cuticles may not be the best thing to do and that you should just push them back… but I’m completely guilty of clipping and clipping at my cuticles – it just makes your nails look so great when all the skin around it has been clipped away! The cuticle nipper is easy to use with both your dominant and non-dominant hands due to its design.
Before every use, I like to use little alcohol-soaked cotton swab to wipe all the tools down. Then, I like to use Julep’s Vanish Cuticle Softener and Remover first, gently push back the cuticles and scrape the nails clean of skin. After that, I’ll go in with the cuticle nipper. This process works for both the hands and the feet. This set does it all! After the whole process is complete, my nails look like a professional worked on them.
You can sign up for a month free of the Julep Maven Box. After the first box, each monthly box is $19.99. Along with the monthly box, you also get 20% off other Julep items as well as access to great sales if you choose to remain a Maven. I ended up with so much nail polish, I had to cancel my Maven subscription to give myself time to use everything. The monthly Maven Boxes and the discounts are definitely worth the price though! You can find out more on Julep’s website. Some of their items are also available at Sephora.