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 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.
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.
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.
Julep Zoe Nail Vernis
Julep Alfre Nail Vernis
Julep Emilie Nail Vernis
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.
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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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