Truth time! I meant to skip my December Julep Maven box. I’ve been skipping a lot lately – I just have been very underwhelmed by Julep and overwhelmed by other brands. To make a long story short, I forgot to skip the box. My December box contained two polishes: Paula & Soleil as well the Orbital Eyeshadow in Equinox.
Julep Paula is a brilliant ocean blue with the most magnificent gold microshimmer (very micro). Without the shimmer this polish would be extraordinarily boring – but WOW. The first time I put it on, I was on the sofa in low light – I sent a picture to Alli and we both placed it in the ehh… category. When I went to run some errands and stepped outside and… I was enchanted (cue Taylor Swift). Could not stop staring.
The application was great. I started off with Julep’s Oxygen Smoothing Basecoat and applied two coats of Paula. Sealed it off with a coat of Seche Vite & voila!