Julep Maven December 2014: Bombshell + promo codes

Julep Maven December 2014: Bombshell + promo codes

So I’m a little tardy to the party on posting my Julep Maven box for December, which is aptly named the Countdown Collection! And with last month’s box, we were all introduced to Orbital eyeshadows. They’re sparkly, shifty and super gorgeous!

I chose the Bombshell box which came with 2 polishes and an eyeshadow, and since I couldn’t decide on a shade I added on an extra Orbital shadow too.

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Paula nail polish
PAULA is a persian blue with gold microshimmer.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Paula nail polish 2
The gold shimmer is very hard to detect or even noticeable when swatched.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Paula nail polish swatch
Shown here with 2 coats, it’s a very vibrant blue and a great formula that doesn’t streak and levels nicely.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Paula nail polish swatch 2
The shimmer does show up when using a flash.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Soleil nail polish
SOLEIL is a lustrous rose gold chrome.

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Soleil nail polish 2
For a chrome it isn’t thin at all, very nicely pigmented.

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Soleil nail polish swatch
Swatched 2 times, it has a nice satin matte sheen. It did tend to streak a bit so I had to use light and quick strokes to even it out. And as with most chromes, it does show any imperfections you may have on the surface of your nails.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Equinox Orbital eyeshadow
EQUINOX is a pewter with silvery purple pearlescence.

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Equinox Orbital eyeshadow swatch 1
Swatched dry on the left, damp on the right. Shown under studio light, this has a very nice warm silver taupe sheen. I don’t see much purple though.

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Equinox Orbital eyeshadow swatch 2
With a flash, the shadow looks sparkly and almost wet.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Supernova Orbital eyeshadow

SUPERNOVA is described as a charcoal with electric orchid pearlescence, but to me it is more of a burgundy to bright purple multi-chrome.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Supernova Orbital eyeshadow swatch 1
Swatched dry on the left, damp on the right, and it makes a huge difference. 

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Supernova Orbital eyeshadow swatch 2
You can see when I tilt my hand, the pigments just shift and shimmer. There is even a bit of teal in there too.

 

Julep Maven December Bombshell box Supernova Orbital eyeshadow swatch 3
And in indirect light, it shifts to a warmer burgundy.

The texture and formula of these shadows is phenomenal. Not much glitter fall-out and it’s really buttery, rich and pigmented.

 

This month’s box has made me an extremely happy camper. I have been culling my list of subscriptions, but Julep has definitely made the cut.
You can sign up now and get your first box FREE using code FREEBOX!
(my referral link)

JULEP DECEMBER 2014 DISCOUNT CODES (expire Jan 31):
TENOFF – $10 off a $20 order
THIRTYOFF – 30% off

 

  • Wow, I’m totally impressed with all of these! Loving the look of Paula especially- the subtle shimmer and vibrant blue base are totally up my alley 🙂