Julep Sally Swatch

Here is a swatch of Julep Sally which was in the February 2013 Maven Box. It’s a beautiful creme, light, yellow.
I thought  it would be pretty with Vivid Lacquer I Daglaze with Wine.

Again, I used the new Julep Polymer Top Coat. It’s official. I’m in love. Yep. Better and quicker than Seche. Not only does it dry faster than Seche but it also doesn’t get the classic tip wear/pull back that Seche does. I will be stocking up on this top coat!


Julep Rebel Swatch

Here’s another one from the February Maven Box collection. Rebel was in the It Girl box and I’m super glad I got her! It’s a gorgeous silver holo polish.

I have used the Julep Polymer Top Coat twice now. I’m still getting a little used to it. You can see what kind of looks like some cracks in the polish. I now believe this is actually the brush from the top coat making a mark. Next time, I will wait until the polish has dried for a minute or two before I apply the top coat.

Julep Maya Swatch

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!

China Glaze Running in Circles

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!

Julep Viola and China Glaze Luxe and Lush

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!

Julep Sienna Swatch

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!

Maybelline Color Show Magenta Mirage

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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