Pure Ice Deja Vu

Finally, caught up to today's manicure, haha. This is an old polish from my collection, Pure Ice Deja Vu, which I bought probably in 2012 or 2013. I've posted July 4th nails using it once, but I don't think I ever got around to using it as the sole color for a week. I'm not... Continue Reading →

Julep Saryn

This week's polish is Julep Saryn, which I received as an add-on in my last ever Julep box back in February. ūüė• https://www.instagram.com/p/B0zf6lMAqlh/ Saryn is described by Julep as a "Coral Sunset Iridescent Shimmer" - it's a metallic type of shimmer polish that has a pink flash (iridescent/duochrome effect) from some angles, so it shifts... Continue Reading →

NAVNI Beauty – Space Eggplant

I fell in love with NAVNI Beauty Space Eggplant as soon as I saw a swatch for the first time on Instagram. NAVNI Beauty is a relatively new indie polish brand created by Kripa, who also works full-time as a physician/surgeon¬†(link to Paula's swatch post and interview, since I discovered NAVNI through her :)) -... Continue Reading →

Illamasqua Viridian & Glitterati

I got these polishes on clearance after the holidays from Sephora some years ago, before they stopped carrying Illamasqua products, and I busted them out again this year because I missed wearing them! Here's Illamasqua Viridian, one coat, on all nails, except for two coats Illamasqua Glitterati on the accent nail, all topped with Essie... Continue Reading →

Face-off: Julep Becky vs. OPI Peace & Love & OPI

It's face-off time! This time, I've got¬†Julep Becky and¬†OPI Peace & Love & OPI¬†to compare: INDEX: two coats¬†Peace & Love & OPI topped with¬†Julep Silk Effect Top Coat MIDDLE & PINKY: two coats¬†Julep Becky, no top coat RING: two coats¬†Peace & Love & OPI topped with¬†Essie Good to Go Top Coat (glossy) This is in... Continue Reading →

Julep Summer & Julep Regina

Quick swatch post of last week's nails: two coats Julep Summer (index & pinky) and three coats Julep Regina (middle & ring), topped with Essie Good to Go top coat, photographed in outdoor natural light: Summer is a cantaloupey semi-sheer polish with a pink flash and fine shimmer throughout. Because of the shimmer, the nail... Continue Reading →

Julep Pepper

Quick swatch post: here's two coats of¬†Julep Pepper¬†from¬†my Maven box this month, topped with¬†Essie Good to Go top coat, in outdoor natural light. Pepper is described by Julep as a cornflower blue, which is pretty accurate in person, and it's loaded with silver shimmer.¬†Interestingly, it's brighter and greener-leaning in the photo than it looks to... Continue Reading →

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