Thanksgiving & Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

This year my parents are out of town visiting our extended family in Ohio/Kentucky. Every year my dad’s brother rents out the bowling alley and tons of people bring food and hang out. It’s great because there are all sorts of age ranges and bowling is pretty family friendly.

I got a couple Thanksgiving invitations from friends, but it looks like I’m going to be hanging out at home in bed with this lingering cold and cough. I picked up a turkey breast and some butternut squash soup from a local restaurant, so I will have some yummy stuff to eat and no work or clean up!

Is anyone going shopping for Black Friday? I have to work that day, but I know some stores open early and we have a big shopping area right near my office in case I want to run out at lunch. I’m sorta over Black Friday though, because I feel that the deals aren’t that good and the craziness is too exhausting. If you have time to camp out for 24 hours to save a couple bucks… well couldn’t you just work and make way more money for the time?

However, I am excited for the day after Christmas, which has been a great shopping day for me in recent years. For example, Banana Republic has run a 50% off all sale items and I’ve been able to get a bunch of stuff super cheap. (Like $5-$10 tops.) Of course, my closet/house is packed with too much stuff, so I don’t really need to go buying things.

What are your plans?

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Julep Maven

The following is an email response I received from Julep about their nail polish subscription program, Julep Maven.

Hi Carly,

I apologize that you have not had a more than stellar experience with our Julep Maven program. I hope to explain a few changes that we have made, and maybe this can better your future thoughts regarding your subscription.

I apologize that your first order was not received at the rate that you would have wished. Please understand that much of our order processes are automated and so any error we had made in the past was not intentional and we were not aware of. We have finally cemented a system that has so far seemed to ensure that no further glitches can occur that will prevent a Maven’s order from being delayed. Along with a new processing system, we have changed delivery carriers. Our previous provider FedEx, was not delivering packages in a timely manner to our Mavens and it we were just as frustrated that this was the service we were providing. We are now working with USPS, who has delivered our November Maven boxes at impressive speed! Not only do they provide prompt delivery dates, they send out a tracking email 2 minutes after the package has been scanned at the facility. Our Mavens have said nothing but great things about this change and we hope that you will keep that in mind for the future.

We very much appreciated your feedback regarding the shelf pull and selections as we value the opinions of our Mavens. In fact, we have concluded that the shelf pull for the next month will be presented in a different manner, such as the way you have suggested. Also, keep in mind that if there is no selection that you are excited about, you are more than welcome to “Skip a Month.” We would hate for you to make a payment for a package that you are not more than excited about.

Please keep checking back with our company as we are rapidly growing and making improvements to better serve our customers and fans, feel free to reach out with any further questions or concerns.

Shine On!
Jennifer Hwang

Julep Maven Team
Julep Nail Parlor Company
P.O. Box 19523 | Seattle, WA | 98109