Tag: Julep

 
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Texas Sunset

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Doesn’t this polish remind you of a Texas Sunset?

WHAT? You’ve never seen a Texas Sunset? They are RED and AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE…and intensified by dust and pollution. Yeah…all those crazy colors are due to red/orange wavelengths of light traveling more easily over the gas molecules (and dust and smog) than blue/violet wavelengths. And that’s your science lesson for today…

This beautiful polish is Julep “Saryn” – coral sunset iridescent shimmer – from this month’s Julep box. I am loving the gold/orange shimmer underneath the coral. This is two coats of “Saryn” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Saryn” is a unique name. I googled it and the only stuff that came up was about a character from a video game called Warframe. I’ve never ever heard of it – I am OLD.

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August 2018 Julep Maven Box – Light & Luster

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Is it me, or are the Julep boxes getting slimmer and slimmer? They used to be filled to the brim with shredded paper and candy and an insert describing the month’s collection. No shreds, no candy and no insert this month. Am I spoiled, or what?

I didn’t skip the Beauty Product this month – perk it Under-Eye Treatment Brightener in “light”. It’s a little bit concealer, a little bit corrector. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I am optimistic that it will hide the face that I never, ever sleep.

For polishes, I chose Classic with a Twist “Saryn”coral sunset iridescent shimmer – and Boho Glam “Petra”cranberry magenta shimmer. I used Jules to add another polish to my box – It Girl “Cozette”peacock teal shimmer. I gotta have all the shimmers!

Not a Julep Maven? Click HERE to join – I’ll get a $15 credit and you’ll get your first box free!

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Sprite Can

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Are you sensing a theme here?

July’s Julep polishes are just so…juicy! Julep “Maynette” reminds me of a Sprite Can. I don’t drink much Sprite, and if I’m going to drink a clear lemon-lime soda, it’s usually 7-up. I won’t argue though that Sprite has the prettiest can.

This is two coats of “Maynette” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. The duochrome has a gold shift – can you see it?

Also, what kind of name is Maynette? It’s an astronaut name, that’s what kind it is!

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The Hottest Pink

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Oh, their website says that Julep “Raleigh” is the hottest pink shimmer, huh? Well…they are absolutely right! “Raleigh” just might be the hottest of the hot pinks that I own.

I started with Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat, then two coats of “Raleigh”. “Raleigh” had a dreamy consistency, not too thick and not too thin. It’s got a super-dense shimmer and gave full coverage with no VNL in two coats. I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

It’s not me at all, but I’ve really been into hot pinks this summer, especially on my toes. I usually go for a mermaid-y blue/green look, but I guess I’ve turned over a new leaf, er, petal.

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Disco Limeade

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Oh, Mylanta!

Julep “Tazi” is like a Discoball dipped in limeade – it’s iridescent AND holographic. Can you see the purplish holographic shimmer?

This is two coats of “Tazi” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It’s truly flawless.

I think I need to match up “Tazi” and “Sam” – what do you think?

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July 2018 Julep Maven Box – Welcome to the Jungle

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July’s Julep Maven Collection is full of bright and amazing jungle colors – they’d be right at home on a Hawaiian shirt or a fun beach towel.

This month’s beauty product was a Body Cleansing Oil, so I decided to pass and pick three polishes. I’ve dabbled in facial oils with varying results, but I cannot imagine rubbing my entire body down with oil and feeling “clean” afterwards.

I picked It Girl “Tazi” – iridescent lime holographic, Wonder Maven “Raleigh”hottest pink shimmer (hottest? really?), and Boho Glam “Maynette”palm frond duochrome. (Did you know that Maynette is the name of an astronaut?)

Oh. and I was supposed to get some more nail decals with this box – nope, they didn’t make it into the box. Boo! Hiss!

I should just stop expecting candy – Julep is not giving us any more candy, are they?

Not a Julep Maven? Click HERE to join – I’ll get a $15 credit and you’ll get your first box free!

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I’m All Hopped up on Mountain Dew!

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I’ve been putting it off as long as I could…Julep “Sam”Limeade Creme – and it’s the polish so ugly, only I could love it!

Julep can call it “limeade” all they want, but it’s not. It’s not neon, but it’s that unnatural shade of yellowish green reserved for Mountain Dew and Monster Energy Drink. Or those weird liqueurs that only pretentious weirdos (like you know who) would drink. (Although I do admit, I’ve been wanting to try Chartreuse again, just to see if it’s as gaggy as I remember.)

Although the first coat was streaky, the second coat fixed everything right up. This is two coats over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I cannot stop thinking of other polishes to add to it – hot pink polka dots, fuchsia glitter, purple stripes – it would all look amazing! If you have a nail polish that you think is ugly, give it a chance – you might find the love of your life.

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Roberta

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2018 is the year of the mermaid nail polish. I just cannot get enough of these water-themed colors this summer.

Julep “Roberta” – breezy turquoise shimmer – was a bit thicker than I like. Although it was very nearly goopy, the thickness actually gave me a bit more control over the application.

This is two coats of “Roberta” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I think I’ll be going back to the Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat for good – this polish lasted a full week on my fingers!

I also did my toes – that’s when I noticed that the color matches my living room walls exactly. It’s like the tips of my toes disappear when they’re hanging off the edge of my sofa!

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June 2018 Julep Box – Sundae Funday

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The theme of this month’s Julep box is “Sundae Funday”, and it’s a selection of creamy ice creamy colors. Though the colors were nice, I only ended up picking one – I was distracted by the lippies!

Julep launched three new shades of It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse – I got two of them. “Blind Date” was a no brainer – electric fuchsia metallic matte. My second selection was “Blush”rose gold metallic matte. I’m nothing, if not predictable. Fuchsia and rose gold are my “things”.

For my polish, I waffled around, but ended up selecting Wonder Maven “Roberta”breezy turquoise shimmer. I am likely to be rocky blue/turquoise/aqua pool nails all summer.

No candy AGAIN. At least there was an insert and some coupons.

Not a Julep Maven? Click HERE to join – I’ll get a $15 credit and you’ll get your first box free!

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Thank Ya Very Much!

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This polish makes me so goddamn happy. It’s just…summer!

This is Julep “Presley”, from last month’s box. It’s just a bright, happy reddish pink. It reminds me of flowers. Flowers don’t decide what color they are – they just ARE.

If Elvis wore nail polish, this is definitely the color he would wear.

This is two coats of “Presley” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Base Coat.

I need this on my toes!