Friday, October 12, 2012

Julep Maven Bombshell Box October 2012 Plus Add On's Review and Swatches

Happy October everyone! Yes i know i am very behind on my posts, but since i have a bit of time lets play catch up! Today i bring you the October Julep Maven Box. This months box is full of surprises. What was expected this month was two polishes (Three if you choose It girl or Mavens Choice) along with fast drying drops. This alone would have impressed me. Julep is always one step ahead and went on to include some amazing goodies! This post will not only include my maven box but also my add on's.

Some inspiring words from the fashion world! Love how this month they are Halloween themed!

This months box was packed with orange packaging and made me feel like Halloween was coming early this year.

As soon as i spotted the candy corn i was impressed! A delicious treat, great presentation, and holiday themed. So far so good!

This months Bombshell box included a black crackle named Ursula, a deep red named Keira, Fast Drying Nail drops, cosmetic glitter in orange and black, and of course candy corn. All of this for $20 dollars is above and beyond worth it!

My add on's in addition to the monthly box. Caroline, Sophia, and Glenda.

A close up of what i received:
Trick or treat its delicious candy corn!
Orange and Black Nail Glitter!
This cosmetic grade glitter is perfect to apply to nails for a sparkly Halloween or fall look. Apply to wet nails by sprinkling over and sealing with a clear top coat or use a sponge to have a glitter fade down the nail!

This black crackle is perfect for Halloween! I really wanted to be impressed with this polish, i figured if anyone could do crackle justice it would be Julep. Sadly this polish was a let down. It resembles something similar to tar and finishes matte. Trying to apply it was difficult due to how fast it was drying. A thin coat began to dry before i could finish the other side of my nail and when the polish over lapped it ruined the polish on the other side along with the polish below it. You must have a fast hand and apply a thick coat to have this polish turn out half way decent. Scroll down to see application.

A deep, rich, almost blood red color. This shade is a beautiful, rich, and opaque red. Aside from matching wonderfully for Halloween, is perfectly on trend for matching your lips to your nails! (see vampy lips trend here and here!) I love how this polish only required one coat to cover my nails. Even coverage and fast drying. This is the quality i know Julep for.

 Julep Quick Dry Polish Drops:
This generously sized bottle of Julep Quick Dry Polish Drops is a great addition to any Cosmeholics nail collection. This product will not only dry your nails fast but leave them smelling of lavender and will leave your cuticles feeling soft. The little dropper helps to deliver just the right amount of product.

 Add On's
A shimmery, multidimensional, burgundy red. This shade can appear black or red depending on how the light hits it. Honestly, this is my favorite shade i have ever gotten from julep.

This sheer, glittery, green shade is glow in the dark! It makes me feel like a kid again with glowing nail. Can be applied over bare nails but recommends that it be applied over a white shade like Kate to bring out this shade. This shade drys matte. In my swatches i applied two coats to bare nails.

This is the second shade of crackle i have tried from Juelp. This shade is phenomenal compared to Ursula. Drys at an average rate, easy to apply, and is very shimmery. The finish is smooth. This shade really does channel the good witch!

 Ursula Vs Glenda over Keira

 Using Caroline and Sienna I created a fall metallic look!

For some additional nail inspiration you can try this months wicked crackle look!

Oh but whats Julep Maven?
Well for $20 dollar a month you can have a box (worth $40) filled with amazing polishes delivered to your door with free shipping. Each month brings a new surprise from on trend and season appropriate polishes to additional goodies and products all chosen for you by Julep but you can pick the box which most suits you. Take your style quiz today to find out which style you are. Plus once your a maven you get great discounts, free shipping, and the ability to earn free boxes. Don't like commitment? You can always skip the months you don't want to try! Still iffy? Enter promo code PENNY to try your first box for only one penny!


  1. I'd love to try the polish drops (especially since it smells like lavender), cuz I'm getting tired of my SecheVite making my polish chip easily. How well does your polish wear with the polish drops on top?
    And that glow in the dark polish is too awesome!


    1. I have only used the polish drops once, my polished lasted slightly longer then normal (i use my hands a lot and bite my nails so they tend to chip more than someone who doesnt do these things) While my nails usually stay completely chip free for 4 days this made them chip free for about 7 which may be longer depending on what you do. Their purpose is more for fast drying and they work fantastic at that and do smell lovly.