Saturday, August 4, 2012

Julep - Jessica

I received this polish in my first Julep Maven box a couple months ago (which only cost me a penny - how could I possibly resist?!). I love baby blues.. actually I love all shades of blue, but baby blue has always been one of my favorites. So needless to say the color of this polish did not disappoint, the formula however, is another story entirely. I know pastel polishes are usually at least slightly challenging because of their chalkiness.. but that wasn't the problem with this one. The problem is that it's extremely thick. So thick in fact it could have been a one coater! I ended up doing 2 coats in the effort to perfect flaws.. but it didn't quite work. I had a hard time getting the polish to go where I wanted it, so my manicure came out a bit messier than usual, especially around the cuticles.

Outdoors, shade:

Outdoors, sunlight:

Oh well, the color's really pretty so it looks great from a distance, but of course I find myself staring at all the imperfections. I added some polish thinner to the bottle, hopefully that fixes the problem. Even if it doesn't I can't complain since I only spent a penny on it! If you'd like to become a Julep Maven you can take their style quiz HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. This is a gorgeous blue! I hate when polish just doesn't want to cooperate!

  2. I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog!