It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a Julep box. However, I just couldn’t find it in myself to check the “skip this month” box. I am so in love with the scent of the Julep’s Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil, that I couldn’t pass up the Bare Body Milk – same scent! Heavenly, seriously. While I love the Poolside theme for July 2014, it took a while to choose my colors. I knew Alli would want Dawn (you know how she is about yellows lately), but none of the colors screamed Katie. Yes, polishes can scream. Don’t even try to tell me yours don’t. I finally ended up choosing Tamara. You can all sleep a little more peacefully tonight, I have found my perfect summer red polish! I can already hear your sighs of relief. Oh, I’m in such a sassy mood today.
Tamara is so lovely. Julep describes Tamara as a Lipstick red crème. There are so many red lipsticks, none of which I have the nerve to wear, so I don’t really find this description adequate. Whenever I look at my nails I think WATERMELON. Not real watermelon, of course. I’m thinking artificial watermelon flavored candies. It’s probably not the most accurate description; Alli can tell you, I almost reach panic mode when trying to describe red polish. When I was telling her about Tamara, she asked me in a very tongue in cheek Alli sort of way – if it was fire engine red. I try to make everything fire engine red… There’s something about
Mary Tamara that is adorable and squishy – so I’ll once again disagree with the Julep description. This is not a 100% creme. It’s a creme jelly hybrid. Victory!
If you wanted, you could get away with one coat. I used two because otherwise I just feel somewhat guilty. Application was great: very fluid without being runny. Perfection. I always forget how much I love Julep polishes, I’m not sure why. They almost always end up being absolutely fabulous.