I’m procrastinating in my real life responsibilities again, so I decided that I would swatch a polish that I’ve had for almost a year. This came in my last Julep box–I believe I received it for December of last year.
This didn’t start out as just a swatch. But I got irritated with the application of Glenn:
Glenn is a pretty warm red (looks like a cool in the photo, sorry) with a gold shimmer.
But I had a lot of cuticle drag. There was some pooling, but that might have been my fault for not wiping the brush 20 times. (._. )
So I stopped at a regular swatch and will not be wearing it for very much longer.
Have a great day.
The hubs and I are back in Mobile, so I’ve been pretty lax lately about posting. I even had my one-year blogiversary this past week and completely forgot about it. >.<
I’m really really excited that Mardi Gras is in the air. Dauphin Island already had their parades this past weekend & Mobile’s parades start tonight with the Conde Cavaliers. I haven’t decided if we’re going to all of the parades like we did last year. It’s a lot of beads and drinking. It wore me out. LoL
On to the swatches of the polishes that came in my January box:
Maya is a frosty peach color. This is my third attempt to make it look good.
Not even going to lie… I don’t like this one. Frosty brushstroke central. And the shade isn’t flattering on me at all. I’m having a hard time picturing what skin tone this would look good on. The frost just kills it.
I could barely keep it on long enough to take the pictures.
Usually, I do one swatch per post, but I felt like that would be cheating y’all out of a decent polish. So I put on the other January-box polish:
Taylor is a blurple (blue-purple) with a creme finish. It shows up purple in the bottle and is more blue than purple on the nail. It was a nice break from the frosty nightmare.
This applied fairly well. This is three coats and a coat of Seche.
When I was looking at it in the bottle, I thought it might make an OK base for Mardi Gras nail art, but it’s just too blue to get away with. Ah well.
I decided that, since it was the holiday season and this color screams holiday to me, I would finally show you what came in my Maven box for November (I paused my December box, so you’ll get a small break lol).
Michelle is that perfect navy blue creme. It always looks blue, never black. Did I tell y’all that navy blue is my favorite color? I kind of ruined it when I made my first wedding bridesmaids wear it, but the hell with it–I’m taking it back. (The dresses were freaking sexy-hot though).
This three coats with a coat of Seche. The blue background you’ve been seeing for the last few posts? That’s the sky outside.
Gratuitous shot. Oh yeah, you’ll probably be seeing this color again as the backdrop for nail art later in the month.
And because navy blue and silver is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, I’ve got a silver glitter gradient for you:
Ahh… metallic snowfall. I love it.
Do y’all know that I don’t own a plain silver glitter polish? I have gold and holo out the wazoo, but no silver. I did this with a nail art striper.
This might currently have the title for my favorite Julep nail polish to date.
When I opened up my October box, I knew I was going to love it. It looked like liquid gold rolling around inside the bottle.
Sienna is a neutral gold foil. It applied like butter, and only where I put it.
This is three coats without topcoat. It shines like crazy. I blinded myself a few times trying to get my nails angled with the sun.
It was so reflective that my camera kind of freaked out telling me that it couldn’t photograph LoL. But I made it anyhow!
Do I recommend this one? Yep. I love it. I need a pink one just like it.
Julep polishes retail for $14, and can be purchased from www.julep.com. It seems a little pricey, but $1.00 of each nail color purchase is donated to charity. See more information about this at their website.
I’m trying to get out of my lazy slump.
With hubby going to Massachusetts for three weeks to train on his new job, I’ve been kind of moping around. Then there’s the business trying to find somewhere to live where we’re relocating. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that’s New Jersey.
If you follow me in real life, you know that I am Southern through and through and I am really nervous. I have never lived farther north than Birmingham, AL (hush). I have visited all up and down the East Coast, but never stayed for very long. So this is going to be a huge change for me.
I thought it was past time to show you one of the polishes that came in my October Julep Maven box. October was already booked solid though, so now is the time.
This is Keira, which is a deep red/maroon/mulberry creme.
It applies very well, and I had zero problems with it.
Sorry for the odd position. Hubby had to take this with the new camera & apparently, I didn't hold my hand correctly.
This is three coats without top coat.
Also in October’s box was another color (which I will show later this week) and the Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener. I keep wondering when they’re going to send a topcoat to go with the basecoat they sent in the first box.