Julep Beauty Inc.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Julep in Kayla

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Kayla
(bright periwinkle color, iridescent finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This happy shade came in my latest Maven box, and I got tons of compliments on it. Because it's iridescent, it goes from very blue to very purple depending on the light. A new fave.

Next Shade: Orly in Rage

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Deborah Lippmann in Rolling in the Deep

Brand: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color

Shade: Rolling in the Deep
(midnight blue color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$$

The Scoop:
I'm a sucker for navy nail polish, so obviously I had to get this one. Great song, great shade. Can't miss.

Next Shade: Julep in Kayla

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wet N Wild in Sunny Side Up

Shade: Sunny Side Up
(bright orange color, glossy finish)
Cost: $
The Scoop:
The winter in New York was really horrible, so now that the weather is starting to get a little nicer, I'm pulling out the bright shades.  This cheerful one lived up to its promise, it was definitely shiny without a top coat.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H&M in Purple Mist & Prim & Proper

Shades: Purple Mist & Prim & Proper
(light lilac color with metallic finish, pink & silver color with glitter finish)
Cost: $
The Scoop:
I don't shop in H&M very much, but whenever I pop in there, I can't resist the cheap polish by the register. These shades didn't photograph very well, no matter what I tried, but they are light and springy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sally Hansen in Brattlesnake

Shade: Brattlesnake
(gold and gray colored snakeskin, glossy finish)
Cost: $$
The Scoop:
I thought this pattern looked cool in the store, but when I put it on, I hated it. Maybe it would be better on just an accent nail, because a whole hand of snakeskin is way too much.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Maybelline in Mod Moss

Brand: Maybelline Color Show Limited Edition Vintage Leather

Shade: Mod Moss
(moss green color with iridescent flecks, matte finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
This is an edgy shade with a nice finish.  Somehow, it really does look like old leather. Maybelline is fast becoming one of my favorite drugstore brands, though my first love still is (and will always be) Sally Hansen.

Next Shade: Sally Hansen in Brattlesnake

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ulta in Girl Next Door

Brand: Ulta Professional Nail Lacquer

Shade: Girl Next Door
(nude color, sheer finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I wanted to like this shade, but I don't.  I used three coats here, but for some reason it's pretty streaky.  For about the same price (and a much better effect), you should use ultra-classic Essie's Ballet Slippers, which came on the scene in April 1982.

Next Shade: Maybelline in Mod Moss

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Maybelline in Blue Blaze

Brand: Maybelline New York Color Show Holographic Nail Lacquer

Shade: Blue Blaze
(silvery blue color, metallic finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
I really like these little Color Show polishes.  For starters, they're really inexpensive and they also come in cool shades.  I'm not sure what really made this one "holographic" but it was a nice one for Spring.

Next Shade: Ulta in Girl Next Door

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ciate in Spending Spree

Brand: Ciate Paint Pots

Shade: Spending Spree
(rose gold color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I think Ciate is at the leading edge of new nail techniques. Problem is most of them are pretty but impractical. I do like their paint pots, though. Nothing fussy, just great shades.  This one is even prettier in person. The fact that I picked this up while on an actual spending spree at Lord & Taylor is purely coincidental...

Next Shade: Maybelline in Blue Blaze

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Julep in Monaco

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Monaco
(electric blue color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This shade reminds me of being on vacation. It came in my last Julep Maven box, from the Bombshell collection, and bright blue just so happens to be Pantone's color of Spring 2014.  Very on-trend.

Next Shade: Ciate in Spending Spree