I know, I know – TWO Julep posts in a row! It’s like I’m sponsored by them or something.
Which, by the way, I’m totally not 🙂
I just realized that I never posted about Julep’s 2012 Holiday Collection like the awful blogger that I am so I am here now to share this collection before the holidays are officially over. It may or may not be the night before Christmas but hey, at least it’s not the day after!
As you all know by now, I am a Julep Maven and I am totally obsessed with their polishes! Last month when I saw the selection options for December’s box I was automatically drawn to the entire holiday collection because each color is just gorgeous. I knew at that moment that I had to splurge and spend the extra $30 ($50 total) and upgrade to the entire collection. I couldn’t NOT have all of these colors in my collection!
I mean, come on, just look at them!
The thing that drew me to this collection is the fact that each color has SERIOUS sparkle! They may not all be blinging with glitter but they all have a bit of sparkle to them that just screams “holiday” to me. I am not one for glitter nail polish at all so I was really surprised that I was immediately obsessed with this but hey, the heart wants what the heart wants and my heart needed to have this ASAP!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you’ve already seen this but for those of you who haven’t the picture above is my favorite holiday look so far and I used two colors from this particular collection – Scarlett (a bright, shimmery red) and Hilary (a gold glitter).
But ok – enough gushing. What did I really think of this collection?
Aside from LOVING the color selection I was a little bummed that the really glittery shades (like Barbara, Vixen, Hilary, Harper, Patti, and Jordan) were extremely sheer and required multiple coats in order to become opaque. While this is typically something that I expect from glitters I expected a higher quality from Julep if for nothing but the fact that they claim that these glitters are “opaque.” To me if a company is going to claim this then it needs to be able to be achieved in 2, maybe 3 coats and not in the 5-7 (no exaggeration) that these ended up needing.
As far as overall quality, though, these were standard with other Julep collections (check out my other Julep reviews here and here) that I’ve received and I do not regret purchasing this at all. The colors are incredibly festive but can be worn all year round so while it was certainly an investment at $50 I know that these are polishes that I will continue to use in the coming months.
So what do you think of this holiday collection? Are these colors that you’d normally wear? What do you think about glitter nail polish? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased with my own money. I am not being compensated in any way to write this post and all opinions are my own.