Tag: Julep

 
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Stirring Sagittarius

What, exactly, is Sagittarius stirring up?

This is Julep “Stirring Sagittarius”, from their Zodiac Collection. Julep described the polish as introspective mauve iridescent. There is a vibrant flash of blue shimmer in this neutral mauve polish, but it is anything but introspective.

This is two coats of “Stirring Sagittarius” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Oh, and it also matches the bricks on my house!

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Pisces

It’s Pisces season…so why not pull out Julep “Passionate Pisces”?

This is a simple manicure – just two coats of “Passionate Pisces” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I love how super shiny this polish is.

Coincidentally, BOTH of my children are passionate Pisces.

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Joss

Can you believe that I still have at least a dozen Julep polishes that I haven’t tried yet?

Julep “Joss” is a ripe fig duochrome and has been chilling in the pile for over five years! It’s mostly dark purple, but there’s that little hint of green. Can you see it?

This is two coats of “Joss” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. My top coat is getting thick and goopy – I need to order a new one!

I’m going to have to assume that this polish is named for Joss Stone, who had that one song, and NOT that douche Joss Whedon.

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…and that’s how I went to the prom with Geena Davis

…but you probably already read about that in People.

I will buy you a socially distanced beer if you know what I am talking about…

The star of my first 2021 manicure is Julep “Geena – Rose Quartz for January”. It’s sheerer than I expected – I thought it would be a textured glitter – but it was a smooth jelly glitter. I like it, although I’d like it more if my nails weren’t so stained.

This is two coats of “Geena” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. So shiny!

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Leo

I’m not a Leo…but I cannot resist Julep “Leo”golden honey duo metallic. I LOVE the hints of green in this honey hued polish. It reminds me a bit of stained glass or maybe carnival glass?

This is two coats of “Leo” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

This polish has been sitting in my cabinet nearly a year – how have I been sleeping on this delightful, delectable polish??? I wonder what else is hiding in there…

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Lucky Libra

Libra, Libra…do I know any Libras? I cannot think of any of any Libras in my life, off the top of my head…my life is full of Virgos and Scorpios, but I cannot think of any Libras…

This is Julep “Lucky Libra”, a prosperous teal iridescent. I LOVE it. Teal is really an underrated shade. This is two coats of “Lucky Libra” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat…except for my ring finger, which was topped with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.

Dark polishes like this usually stain my nails, but I got lucky with “Lucky Libra” – no stains at all.

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Bernadette!

Black nail polish is usually more trouble than it’s worth. Sure, it looks amazing…for about 10 minutes, until it chips and you want to take it off immediately. Black nail polish – and really, any dark color – looks really, really bad when it chips. Guess what, motherfucker? Julep “Bernadette – Black Onyx for February” is the longest wearing black nail polish I’ve ever used.

Technically, “Bernadette” is not black, it’s black onyx birthstone microshimmer with silver glitter. Whatever, this stuff did NOT chip on me. It lasted 6 days with minimal edge wear. Fantastic.

This is two coats of “Bernadette” over Glisten & Glow Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I LOVE it – it warms my goth little heart.

Oh, and since when did February have another birthstone besides Amethyst? As a Februarian, why is this the first I’m hearing of it? Off I go to replace my tons of Amethyst jewelry with Black Onyx.

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Geneva

Ooooh, this is nice.

Julep “Geneva” made me feel like a unicorn princess. It’s an iridescent blurple sparkle polish.

This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It is a sheer glitter, but the dense shimmer gives the illusion of full coverage.

“Geneva” was included in the very last Julep Mystery Box last year – “Glisten Up” – but I got it in my last big sale haul.

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Betsey

I know I should’ve waited until August, but I just couldn’t do it.

Julep “Betsey – Peridot for August” might be my FAVORITE from Julep’s Birthstone Collection. It’s from Julep’s second round of Birthstone polishes – I also have the first Peridot polish, “Claudia”. “Claudia” is a lighter – almost pastel green microglitter. “Betsey”, named for Fashion Designer and Icon Betsey Johnson, the polish is darker, ferny green iridescent duochrome. There’s hints of red and green fire in the shimmer – it’s stunning.

This is two coats of “Betsey” over Glisten & Glow Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Gosh, I miss getting new Julep polishes.

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Brita

“Brita” is a fantastic name – it’s not just for water filters. In addition to RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 front-runner, Brita Filter, there’s Brit(t)a from Community and I even have a great, great, great grandmother named Brita.

Julep “Brita” is a sleek frozen raspberry chrome. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. There were a few little pinprick bubbles, but nothing too bad. It lasted fairly well. If anything, it was too ordinary – I’ve been spoiled by weird textures and smells!

“Brita” is one of the mini polishes from the Hypnotic Frenzy Set.