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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

December Julep Maven


I think that at the end of my last Julep post I said that I wasn't planning on continuing my subscription, but that was before I got the preview email. What changed my mind? Julep Appliques!

I revived the "Rivets" design, which is pretty much what it sounds like, tiny silver studs on a black background. I'm looking forward to trying these. Of course you'll get a better look when I do. Also included in my selection was Julep 'Helena', Julep Top Coat and nail glitter as my holiday gift.

Julep Helena- no topcoat

Julep Helena and OPI Metallic 4 Life topped with Seche Vite

Helena is an " ultra saturated fuchsia" that dries to a semi-matte finish. It doesn't come across in photos as well as it does in person, but this fuchsia is a bit different than your average, as it is more blue based than the really true pink fuchsias you tend to see. I really like the difference. Also, this does cover opaquely, but flash photography makes nail line show through regardless of how many coats you layer on. The photos above are three coats, but two will do.

Have you tried Julep yet? Want to? Use code JANUARY and receive yours for just $5! Not too shabby.