Trying out some Julep October 2013 colors! This month’s rebel theme apparently inspired colors that really suit my personal style. Day 2 of Ciara (index & pinky, 2 coats), Valerie (middle, 2 coats), and Missy (1 coat) topped with Beatrix dabbed on in a rough gradient (ring).
Ciara is beautiful, as I expected, and I’m suspecting it might look similar to Orly Galaxy Girl or Duri Kingdom of Shadows, though it might be slightly cooler-toned. Unfortunately, I don’t have either yet, so I can’t do a direct comparison. In any case, it’s a beautiful brown-leaning wine-purple jelly with teal/purple shimmer, and it’s opaque in two thin coats. Applies beautifully, as well.
Valerie can actually be a one-coater, as it’s pretty smoothly opaque in just single coat, but I went ahead and did two, anyway, just to see if it’d build up further. Turns out there was no need - it really is good to go in one coat! The polish is described by Julep as having an iridescent shimmer, which looks to be true up close, but it comes off as primarily gold to me. A lovely, bold teal polish with an excellent formula.
Missy is also a one-coater and is super shiny and chrome-y. Its formula is similar to Valerie’s: slightly thick but with excellent, opaque application. For reference, it’s visibly darker and cooler toned than Amity, less yellow than Sienna, and less pink than Zelda.
Beatrix definitely fits the Halloween theme and comprises black and holo microglitter, small black hex glitter, and larger gold hex glitter in a clear base. It’s a bit goopy, as can be expected for a glitter, but isn’t difficult to apply. I can imagine using this during times other than Halloween, too. I bet it’d look awesome over white.
I really love Julep’s October colors this year - they’re so vivid and apply really well so far.