Tag: Julep

 
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Pink Hair, Don’t Care

 

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That’s a lie – I do care. I care about my pink hair…very, VERY much.

I have feeling that I will be sporting pink hair for much, MUCH longer than I expected. I’ve never tried Clairol Color Crave before, but the box says it’s Semi-Permanent, lasting up to 15 washes. The shade is “Flamingo” – now you know why I bought it.) I’ve already washed it 5 times and have barely seen a change in the shade. I go back to work in a little over two weeks. Oops. Obviously, I could cover it up with brown…but I really don’t want to do that. If I have to, I can transition to red pretty easily. I’m just gonna stop worrying about it and see what happens…

ANYWAY, I wanted my nails to match my hair. I pulled nearly a dozen pink Julep polishes – I had several that were very, very close. Ultimately, I settled on Julep “Raleigh”, which I received just a few months ago. It’s the HOTTEST pink. Before a thick coat of “Raleigh”, I started with Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and streaks of Julep “Coco” to represent the brown in my hair. I guess technicality this is only one and half coats of polish? I sealed the deal with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I also painted my toes to match, leaving out the “Coco”.

In case you’re wondering – and I know you are – my lipstick is Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liquid in “Miss Argentina”.

Pink forever!

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Keller

 

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Sheer camel holographic – stunning!

Julep “Keller” is a subtly fancy nude – you can barely see the scattered holographic bits. It’s a Wonder Maven polish from this month’s box.

This is two coats of “Keller” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat (nothing like a fresh bottle) and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Keller” is a good name for this nude polish – like Helen Keller, can’t see shit. Are we still allowed to make Helen Keller jokes, now that she’s been pulled from Texas curriculum?

 

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Glamoflauge

 

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Glamoflauge – did I just invent a word?

OK, very unlikely that I am the first one to think of glamoflauge – but that is the first thing I thought of when I saw Julep “Bradley”. (I guess Julep has run out of female names to use for polish and are dipping into male names.)

“Bradley” is mesquite green with a gold ghost shimmer and came in this month’s Julep Maven box. I am starting to think that ghost shimmer means that you can see it in the bottle, but not on the nails. You can see it an itty, bitty bit, if you look really closely.

This is two coats of “Bradley” over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat (the dregs of the bottle – I threw it away after this one), and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Yeah, I definitely don’t have any dupes of this polish – I mean – why?

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September 2018 Julep Maven Box – Side Hustle

 

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Sooooo… I sure did pick some…interesting…shades for this month’s “Side Hustle” Julep Box. All of the choices were rather muted, but these colors wouldn’t be out of place on a rack of khakis at Old Navy.

Wonder Maven “Keller” is camel sheer holographic and Boho Glam “Bradley” is mesquite green with gold ghost shimmer. At least they both have some sparkle…

I also added a new bottle of Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat to my box – I’m running low.

To be honest, I’m most excited about the Rose Gold Alphabet decals – what should I spell first???

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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Petra

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I saved the prettiest for last. This is Julep “Petra”cranberry magenta shimmer – the last of the three polishes I received in my August Julep box.

I don’t know about magenta – all I see is FUCHSIA!

This was a difficult polish to work with. I thought it would be a similar formula to the others, but it was thicker and more viscous. It seemed to pull back from the edges as it dried – so annoying! It also left some weird edges around my cuticles – it didn’t clean up nicely. I felt personally victimized by this nail polish.

This is two coats over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat (uh oh, my bottle is almost empty) and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Despite all my whining about application – I ended up wearing a good six days – and it still looks pretty good, even after a trip to the waterpark.

 

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Cozette

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“Cozette” is NOT “Cosette”, the character is Les Miz. I couldn’t find any famous Cozettes, but it is French for “little thing.”

Julep “Cozette” is no little thing – this is a BIG polish. It’s a peacock teal shimmer, but there is a bold hint of purple underneath that teal.

This is is two coats of “Cozette”, over Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It’s lasting well so far, but the formula was a bit thick, so the polish pooled around the edges, combining with the top coat to make a few jagged edges. I hate it when that happens!

 

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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.