Julep – January, February, March Colors & Review

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

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!

January

1. Meryl Polish (creamy gray)         2. Oscar Polish (gold glitter)

3. Julep Topcoat for Hair             4. Oscar shaped chocolate

classic with a twist nail polish in meryl and oscar

classic with a twist nail polish in meryl and oscar

julep january 2012 nail polish shipment
Meryl (gray) and Oscar (gold glitter)
julep january 2012 nail polish shipment

julep january 2012 nail polish shipment
julep january 2012 nail polish shipment

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.classic with a twist nail polish in meryl and oscar

julep january 2012 nail polish shipment
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.
classic with a twist nail polish combination with topcoat for hair sample
February

nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink

1. Jennifer Nail Polish (pale pink)
2. Brooke Nail Polish (iridescent purple)
3. Julep Nail File
4. Julep Elixir – Organic Moroccan Argan Oil
nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink

nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink

nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink
Jennifer (pale pink) and Brooke (iridescent purple)
nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink

nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink
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.
nail polish in brooke purple and jennifer pale pink

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!
julep february 2012 nail polish shipment brooke and jennifer with argan oil sample

March
julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

1. Susie Nail Polish (pistachio green)

2. Mandy Nail Polish (coral pink creme)

3. Julep Pedi Creme

4. Toe Spacers

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream
Mandy (coral pink creme) and Susie (pistachio green)
julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream
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.
julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

julep march easter themed nail polish for classic with a twist with extras chocolate eggs toe spacers and foot cream

Summary:
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!

~ Deb

2 Comments

  • Reply April 8, 2012

    Tiffany T

    boooooo! i was kinda excited about the brooke too…it looked like it would be really good and then i read your comment and was sadfais :(

    and GREEN! ^_^
    tee hee

    • Reply April 12, 2012

      DHa

      Lol, yeahhhh it’s not as great as it looks in the bottle :( But the pistachio green is really pretty!

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