I love Julep. You probably know that by now since the vast majority of my posts are Julep swatches. However, I hate Maya. This polish is terrible! The color is fantastic, but the application and durability of it is laughable. It’s terribly streaky when it’s going on and then it peels off in big chunks no matter what base coat I use! It’s really unfortunate! I think I’m just going to throw the bottle away since I can’t see myself using it again. It’s really sad because it could be such a great neautral!
I got Nailtini Frappe in the January 2013 Ipsy MyGlam Bag. From the name, I thought it would be a little more light brown in tone, but it is really an off-white milky color. It reminds me a lot of Julep Jennifer. It’s a great base for a natural nail or a classic french mani.
I went into Sally Beauty today and guess what collection was buy one, get one free?! That’s right, the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil collection! So I picked up Running in Circles and Get Carried Away.
Running in Circles is a wonderful green shimmer that is very eye-catching. It went on easily with two coats. This will be a great color for Christmas manicures as well as some in the spring–especially St. Patrick’s Day! I can’t tell you how much I’m loving this polish!
I picked this little guy up in my most recent Little Black Bag. What a gorgeous color! It’s a dark blue that is a touch reflective. I loved this color on my nails!
For this mani, I started with two coats of Julep Viola which is a deep, dark purple. It almost looks black if you don’t look closely. Then I put one coat of China Glaze Luxe and Lush which is from last year’s Hunger Games collection. It’s a white flakies glitter that catches almost ever color in the light!
It’s Saaaaturday! Hooray!
Here is a swatch of Michael Marcus Tarte. I received this polish in my most recent Little Black Bag.
Tarte went on well. It’s an an orange-red with gold micro-shimmer. It is very much a holiday-looking polish so I probably won’t get much use out of it until next year. :)
I received this ncLA Hello, I Love You polish in my most recent Little Black Bag. It’s a dark purple-fuschia. It’s a beautiful color for the winter months!
I received Julep Sienna in the New Year’s Mystery box but you may have seen it in a past Maven box. At first, I thought it was more of a light brown when looking at the bottle, but now that I have it on my fingers, it’s definitely a gold. It is very pretty and reflective. If it was silver, I feel like I could almost seen my reflection in it!
Here is Maybelline Color Show Magenta Mirage over Sally Hansen Black Out. This is a beautiful magenta that is very vivid and pigmented. I am excited to try it over a lot of different colors.
In other news, my car is having trouble starting. I hate car troubles! It’s one of those problems where you really just feel helpless and stranded! Fingers crossed that the repairs will be inexpensive!
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