Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Julep Maven Nail Polish Reviews and Swatches

Hi guys! Scraggles (my little terrier mix) has been feeling under the weather today so I had to take her to the vet. She should be fine, but they had to give her fluids, an anti-vomiting shot, and some antibiotics for her GI tract. Keep her in your thoughts. On a lighter note, I have a ton of old Julep nail polishes to review. You will notice several different nail lengths mostly due to these being applied at various times...I hope you don't mind. Come with me after the break to see what I have in store tonight.

Julep Alyssa (2 coats)

Alyssa is a bright turquoise creme that came out for the summer (July specifically) and it is a perfect polish for warm weather...or those who wish it was still summer *raises hand* It had the usual formula for Julep polishes. I found it to be thick, but not as bad as some Julep polishes, likely because it only needed 2 coats. 

Julep Carla (2 coats)

Carla is a soft pink creme with a really tricky formula and application. It was really thick and streaky, but only needed 2 coats. I personally wouldn't recommend this one since it isn't that unique and has such a tricky formula. 

Julep Janae (2 coats)

Janae is a cool, dark charcoal grey creme. Yeah, this is a crappy swatch, sorry. It is dark, but I could definitely tell it wasn't black. Despite my poor swatches, the formula was not too bad at all. It fully covered in just 2 coats. 

Julep Juliana (3 coats)

Juliana is another bright color from July. It's a grapefruit pink with strong gold and pink shimmer. I love pinks and I love shimmer so I really liked this one. It was the sheerest of the 4 and needed 3 thick coats for full opacity.

I recently suspended my Julep Maven subscription because I just have too many polishes I still need to swatch. I think Julep polishes are extremely overpriced if you buy they at retail price. If you are interested in any Julep colors, I would recommend just signing up for the Maven box and skipping each month until you find something you're interested in. They will also give you lots of opportunities for discounted mystery bags and special sales.

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