Review: Julep Nail Polish Remover

I know I promised I would do a blog post on this a long time ago. Like whenever I did my August 2012 Julep Maven unboxing video. That was quite a while ago, but now here is the post! Hooray.


The Julep nail polish remover is an acetone free remover that comes in a 4oz container with a pump (the pump came as an optional lid, so you don’t have to use it if you don’t want; you could stick with a typical twist off cap). This regularly retails for $14 and can be purchased from Julep’s site. It may be available at Sephora as well, but I’m not sure about that.


The first thing about this product is the smell. It definitely has a different type of scent than a typical nail polish remover. Remember the paste (the stuff you stuck your finger into) that you most likely used in elementary school? It kind of smells like that, mixed with the typical smell.
The pump works pretty well, but it tends to leak, even after you’ve locked the top. It is really important to be super extra careful with this stuff.
Something else that I’m not a fan of is the way it makes your hands feel. I’m sure it is the “conditioning” element to the remover, but I don’t like it. It feels like there is a residue on my hands but they don’t feel greasy. It is definitely quite strange.
As far as removing quality, it works quite well. You don’t need a lot of it to remove your nail polish. It doesn’t work any miracles with glitters or other hard to remove polish, but is great for any other finish.

Would I repurchase this? Not for $14. That’s a pretty steep price for something I’m not in love with.
Should you try it? Yes! I think it is worth trying if you get the chance, especially if you can catch it on a sale.

Do you want to try your own Julep Maven subscription? You can get your first month for $0.01. You are not committed to stay with the program and you can skip whenever you want. Click the link below and enter the code PENNY or COLOR2012!
Click here 🙂

Check out my last unboxing video here or check out the blog post of it here.

Note: I purchased this myself. I’m not getting paid for this post. All opinions are my own. Above link is a referral link. Video links are to my own Youtube channel.

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