I totally forgot to post the last three shipments of Julep nail polish, but better late than never right?? RIGHT?! Anyway, here they are! I’ll describe the colors with their corresponding pictures, just scroll!
1. Meryl Polish (creamy gray) 2. Oscar Polish (gold glitter)
3. Julep Topcoat for Hair 4. Oscar shaped chocolate
Meryl (gray) isn’t all that exiting of a color, but I guess it’s a necessity in anyone’s nail polish collection. The pigmentation is good, I only used two coats to get a perfect finish. Oscar (glitter) is pretty good, there’s a lot of glitter in the polish so you don’t have to apply too much to get a solid glitter nail if that’s what you’re going for. I used three coats to get it to the density seen in the swatches.
I don’t really get why Julep is making hair products in conjunction with their hand and nail products, I don’t see the logical extension there from hands to head. I haven’t tried this hair gloss…not really sure if it’s going to make my head look super oily or if it’ll create a nice sheen…I guess I’ll have to get back to you on this one.
Brooke looks GORGEOUS in the bottle, but it’s so sheer that I had to apply 4 coats for it to barely show up in the swatch. I wish it were much more pigmented…it would look AMAZING on the nails. Jennifer is not so good either, it’s a good color if you just want your nails to look natural and kind of uniform in color, not so good if you want something that is really super opaque. The nude nail is really popular right now, but “nude” as in wearing a nail polish color that’s the same color as your skin tone, but it needs to be pigmented if you want that particular look and you can’t get it with this formulation. All in all the colors are meh…not amazing, but I like to stare at Brooke. I’m thinking about first applying a coat of white to make the purple pop, hmmm.
Now this is a much better sample than the “hair gloss” from January’s shipment. They give such a large bottle of argan oil it’s great – 1 fl oz of it! The dropper bottle is good with oil because it can get really messy otherwise. I use it on my cuticles before I push them back and then massage the rest into my hands. I love argan oil for the hands!
1. Susie Nail Polish (pistachio green)
2. Mandy Nail Polish (coral pink creme)
3. Julep Pedi Creme
4. Toe Spacers
This picture is kind of overexposed, but the pistachio green is definitely more green than shown in the picture. It’s a very flattering shade, and super popular this spring! Looks kind of like essie’s navigate me green except more blue and a lot paler in color. Mandy – the coral-y pinkish shade is just okay for me. Pigmentation and application is great, two coats for perfect finish, but the color is kind of been there done that. If you have a pink based red color or coral color with a cool tone to it it’s pretty much this color so there’s no reason to go out of your way to get it, but if you don’t have it it’s a good color to have in your collection. I really like Susie – the pale pistachio green, it’s much more unique than Mandy.
Out of the six colors I received January through March I would say Susie (pistachio green) and Brooke (iridescent purple) are worth getting, the other ones are pretty common and you can buy them in another brand.
I hope this was helpful – and sorry for the delay!
Have a great weekend!