Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WNTW and the Failed NOTD

Hello Everyone
Here is my latest WNTW (What's New This Week) video highlighting a few of my latest purchases. If you scroll to the end of this post, you will also see my Julep nail polish in the color Amber which I tried to rock yesterday.

When I walked into Sephora and I saw a mini collection of matte suede Julep polishes, I knew this would be my moment to finally try out something interesting from the brand. I purchased two colors, one which is featured in this post named Amber.  The color reminds me of taupe mixed with pewter and combined it makes a really lovely shade. I did not use a base coat and I certainly didn't use a top coat which would disturb the intended matte finish.  Here is what the polished looked like on my freshly manicured hands.
You may get a better feel for the color in the video I posted above. Although I love the color and finish of this $14,  3Free formula polish, I did not appreciate its inability to remain on my nails.
Unfortunately, my manicure didn't even make it through the entire day before this matte polish began to chip.
Perhaps this issue only exists with the Julep matte collection, which would not be shocking since many matte formulas tend to be problematic in one way or another. Have you tried Julep polishes?  If so what has been your experience?
What was your must have product of the summer?
Thanks for reading

1 comment:

Maven said...

Wow. Glad u reviewed the Ciate. I saw the velvet nails and was tempted. I can take a pass. Must check out the Urban Decay shadows. Thinking of must have summer product: Too Faced's body bronzer comes to mind. Really liked that one.