It's Julep Maven's 1 year birthday! Hence the cuter packaging. :)
|glittery tissue paper! :D|
I got Boho Glam this month, which is my subscribed style. And here's what I got below:
Moving on to the polishes... Here are my two shades:
Isla: "Soft milky white metallic." I would describe it as more of a silvery-white metallic with a subtle gold shine that gives it a touch of warmth. I haven't used it yet, and don't intend to open it. I think I will give purge it since I don't think I will like it. :P
Piper, I have swatches of. ;)
Piper, 4 coats: "Mint-teal metallic chrome." I would say that description is pretty close. It's a very pale mint-teal that leans more green or blue depending on the lighting. I love how the chrome finish makes it look lighter and therefore, more delicate.
My verdict on this polish is that I like it. I love the idea of this polish; this color, this finish. But I hate how sheer it is and, oh, the brushstrokes. So that's why I like it, but don't love it. I wish it had a better formula, because I would have loved it to death then.
I was really disappointed after the first coat because I thought it would never be opaque. Fortunately, (or is it unfortunately) it did reach opacity in four coats. You can also see the brushstrokes clear as day when the light hits it at an angle. Otherwise, while visible, it's not so apparent after the polish is dry and sealed with top coat. To make the strokes less apparent, it's essential that you apply the fourth coat in straight lines. It's one of those polishes you have to work for.
I do love the color though. This might actually be one of my favorites so far. I can't think of any dupe either. If you know of a good dupe that's more opaque and less brush-strokey, please let me know! :P
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