Review: Julep Limited Edition Oprah’s "Favorite Things" Colletion

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Ok… It is absolutely no surprise that my love for Julep runs DEEP.  I’m talking ‘I have almost no other nail polish because I refuse to use anything else” deep.

You can pretty much say that Julep is the NARS of nails for me.  That says something because you all know how near and dear NARS is to my heart.

Anyway – a few weeks ago I saw that Oprah had named Julep as one of her favorite things and I couldn’t agree more because they are one of my favorites, too!  A few weeks after the Oprah “Favorite Things” collection was released Julep had a crazy, crazy sale for Julep Mavens (check out details on how to become a Maven HERE) and I picked up two of these lovely sets – one for me and one for a giveaway.

This collection includes 12 Julep nail polishes in varying colors that range from a pinky-red (Rose) to a soft pistachio green (Susie).  I was initially drawn to this set because it contains such a great mix of colors that can be worn all throughout the year.  Since I’ve recently become obsessed with Julep I’m always looking for inexpensive ways to beef up my collection so when I saw the variety that this set included I knew that I needed to have it. 
In my… November (maybe?) Julep Maven box I received a matte top coat so I tried playing around with it and really loved the effect that it gave when paired with Maria and Maya.  The metallic colors turned velvety-suede under a layer of matte and I LOVE the way that it changed the colors. They’re gorgeous, right?!

Overall this set of Julep polish lived up to my expectations and each formula was easily to apply, incredibly pigmented, and long wearing. I am so excited to add these 12 colors to my collection and I am even more excited to share my love with one of my lucky readers!  Check out this post or click on the “current giveaway” tab at the top of the page to see how you can enter to win your very own set of Oprah’s Favorite Julep polishes! (Giveaway is now closed)

Oh, and totally random, but how fantastic is this mantra? I love it so much!

So what about you? Have you tried any of these? What do you think of the collection as a whole?

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 review and all opinions are my own. Some of the Julep links above do contain referral links.

Casey is a 20-something beauty blogger living in New York City with her two miniature dachshunds. When she's not out scouring the local market for the latest and greatest beauty products she can be found playing tourist around NYC, watching Grey's Anatomy marathons, and dreaming of moving back to Europe.


  1. S.Lennyn82

    December 17, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Love Julep Polishes, such beautiful colors:)
    Sara xx

  2. Tayler

    December 17, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Ooh! I’ve always wanted to try these polishes! I love, love, love how you did your swatches of them :))

    • Beauty 101

      December 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it :) You should definitely try out Julep products… I think their monthly subscription service is the perfect way to start out (you can cancel any time or skip months if you don’t like the colors featured) and you can get your first for a PENNY so it’s basically free :)

  3. Kelly Ann

    December 17, 2012 at 4:24 am

    This is a great review, love it!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  4. Ellen

    December 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I really wish Julep ships internationally. These colors look absolutely gorgeous!! <3


    • Beauty 101

      December 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      I really thought they did but if you can’t buy the polishes on Julep’s website then maybe try Ebay!

  5. Boho Vanity

    December 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve never tried Julep but I always think their colors are so unique! I especially love Audrey and Susie xx

    • Beauty 101

      December 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Those are some of my favorites, too! I am really in love with this collection.


    December 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Hi dear!
    I love ur style!
    such a wonderful blog

  7. Jenna Heap

    December 24, 2012 at 1:07 am

    i really love all those colors! my fav is the deep purple color!
    Follow me?
    -Jen <3

  8. Martha Woods

    January 18, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I also got the matte top coat and haven’t really played around with it much. Your swatches have me rethinking the possible! Thanks for the great post!

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