Still on an orchid nail polish kick. After painting my nails with the brand new Rae color from Julep (shown on right), I had to compare it to Sally Hansen Ista-Dri Lively Lilac (left). Rae is a bit more purple and lacks the bit of shimmer that Lively Lilac has (which is fine with me–I usually hate shimmer).
And a closer look at just Rae…
Julep Nic is a color I received at the same time as Brielle in my most recent Julep Maven box. It’s a very dark vampy crimson. Pretty much so dark it’s black. The only time I notice the red is in strong light. Application wasn’t too bad–about as difficult as any super dark color would be. I applied three coats to achieve complete opaqueness.
I received Julep Brielle in my latest Julep Maven box. While it’s an awesome autumn and Thanksgiving color, I found the polish to be quite goopy and hard to work with. It was opaque in one coat, but it definitely needed another to smooth out all the bumps and strangeness from the thickness of the polish.
I think Jackie from Julep might be the most perfect candy apple red. I’ll be wearing it a lot this holiday season. It has a jelly finish, so I did have to do three coats to achieve opacity, but the formula was so smooth I didn’t mind it too much. :)
(See yesterday’s post for the details on my tiny pinky fingernail)
My monthly Julep Maven box arrived a day ago and this beautiful raspberry shimmery color, Joan, was included. I wanted to try it out right away…
Base Color: Julep Joan
Stamping Color: China Glaze Emotion (sort of a hard polish to find since it came out years ago, but it does stamp beautifully)
Stamping Plate: Konad m57
*Inspired by this stamping manicure by The Nailasaurus, one my favorite nail blogs. :)
Today’s manicure: two coats of Julep Eloise (navy), with one coat Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean. :)
The above photos were taken with my iPhone the morning after I painted my nails (in natural light). Here’s a shot with my big momma camera (Canon 50D) taken the night before right after painting my nails (desk lamp)…
And one the next morning in natural light with the big momma camera…