Julep Winter 2011 Nail Polish Collection Review, Swatches and Photos

October 13, 2011

Julep is a Seattle-based nail salon turned nail polish brand with a mission to empower women. Its polishes are all named after women and the formula is 4-Free without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP.

Julep Winter 2011 Nail Vernis
Julep Winter 2011 Nail Polish Collection

The first thing that caught my eye was the design of the bottle. It is taller and slimmer than your ordinary polishes and one side is painted black with a clear cutout in the middle.

Julep Winter 2011 Nail Polish
Julep Nail Polishes

The brush works nicely and gives a smooth, even application. Directions say to apply two coats but I find the polishes, especially the cream formulas, to be very opaque. I just use one coat and do not get much bubbling.

Julep Alfre Nail Vernis

The colors I was sent are from the latest Winter Nail Vernis Collection. Zoe is a metallic burnt amber; Alfre, my favorite out of the four, is a metallic silvery bluish-purple; Emilie is a creamy forest green and Olivia is a creamy dark chocolate.

Wearing Julep Zoe Nail Vernis swatch
Julep Zoe Nail Vernis

Wearing Julep Alfre Nail Vernis swatch
Julep Alfre Nail Vernis

Wearing Julep Emilie Nail Vernis swatch
Julep Emilie Nail Vernis

Wearing Julep Olivia  Nail Vernis swatch
Julep Olivia Nail Vernis

My only complaint is the drying time, which seemed longer than usual. Other than that, Julep makes a nice line of polishes with a great selection of colors.

Want to see more of Julep? Check out these beautiful swatches by Scrangie!

Julep Winter Nail Vernis Collection is available now at www.julep.com for $14. $1 from the sale of every Julep Nail Vernis will be donated to organizations that empower and support women.

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  • Reply minicolor October 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I thought you’d like Zoe! =P Olivia looks really pretty.

    • Reply Phyllis October 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      I knew you would say that *lol*

  • Reply amy October 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Emilie is my favourite from the bunch!

  • Reply Amanda October 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I love Emilie, the formula for Julep’s cream polishes is amazing! I found Alfre to be too streaky though.

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