13 January 2014

Julep October Maven 2013 Swatches and Review

Purchased By Me

Hellloooo!! I would have had this up last week, but last week was a bad week to get anything done! Better late than never, right?? :D I've been a Julep Maven for over a year. I've skipped maybe 90% of the time because I don't feel Julep is ever on trend with polish, or when they are, they're months behind everyone else, so by the time Julep comes out with their version, everyone's all ho-hum about it because "been there, done that." That being said, when I got the email about the October Selection period and saw some of the colors, I knew I had to get my monthly box. And eyeliner!! I love eyeliner! Also included is a sharpener and there was candy corn, but that's been long gone! :D Plus I had enough Jules in my account to get 2 add-ons. I usually change my style every time depending on what looks good.. this time I chose the Bombshell box and added on Winona and Valerie. 

Cleopatra is a black latex creme. In other words, it's a matte black ;) I really loved the color and formula. Shown is 2 coats. You can probably use 1 thick coat for opaqueness.

Valerie is a teal with iridescent microglitter. Shown is 2 coats, no topcoat. Beautiful color and I love the glitters in it. I may need to use this for mermaid nails soon! (Again??)

Winona is a greige creme. I was really excited about this color because I don't have anything like it in my collection. While the color is gorgeous, the formula was not. Shown is 2 coats, no top coat. My bottle was really thick and I had issues getting the coats to level out. (Pardon the stray glitter!)

Ciara is a "magenta" with teal microglitter. If you remember, I used this as the base color for my mermaid nails! As I previously said, I think it leans more toward a wine color, depending on how many coats you apply. Shown is 3 coats, no top coat. Loooooove it!! This is definitely my favorite out of the 4 polishes.

The dual-sided kajal eyeliner was pretty impressive! Black is on one end, and brown on the other. Both sides were really pigmented. I have used both colors since receiving this box. The only thing I don't like about the black eyeliner was how quickly it seemed to smudge around the outer corner of my eyes, even with eyeshadow primer and setting with black eyeshadow. That won't keep me from using it again! :)

Have a great day and check back for my November Maven 2013 review!


  1. Nice swatches and review on your box! Some lovely nail colors you got, I really Valerie!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love Winona and now I'm sad I haven't picked it up yet. I have Ciara and Valerie and I think they're stunning shades. :) Lovely box!!


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