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Julep – Hartleigh [+ February Bombshell Maven Box]

Julep Maven February 2015Another month, another Julep box I meant to skip, but this one came with a special Valentine’s Day polish as a gift so… I guess it’s okay. Right?

Actually, by the time I realized I hadn’t skipped the box I had no idea what I was getting – so I will say it was a lot more fun opening the box not knowing what I’d be getting!

My February Bombshell box included two polishes: Elise (indigo with purple microshimmer) and Keiko (charred olive shimmer), the Julep Glow Highlighting Powder, and the special Valentine’s polish: Hartleigh.

Hartleigh is a glitter top coat with red hearts, two sizes of matte hex white glitter, fine red glitter and a sprinkling of holographic bits throughout. The application was fine. I applied Hartleigh like I would any other polish then dabbed the hearts where I wanted them. The hearts were a bit too big and I probably should have used a toothpick to help them settle. It didn’t bother me at all, but in some of the pictures they look slightly lifted.

I swatched it over Essie Licorice first and wore that for the majority of last week – the white/black/red combination made me think of playing cards but I did get a lot of compliments. Over black, I felt like the white glitter over powered the hearts so I also swatched it over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls which I liked a lot better.

Overall, this polish is just okay. It’s weird because I love hearts and I love glitter. This polish just seems a bit immature and gimmicky to me. It’s fun enough for Valentine’s Day but it’ll probably end up in my swap box. I prefer either a more uniform glitter, or full coverage (like last week’s SinfulColors Pinky Glitter). As far as the Bombshell box goes, I’m REALLY excited about Keiko and I hope Alli’s excited for Elisa because it’s right up her alley. Alli’s Alley… get it?

Julep polishes retail on their website for 14, but if you’re a Julep Maven they cost 11.20. You can also shop Julep at Sephora!

If you’d like to try Julep Maven you can click here! You can try the code FREEBOX or FREECOLOR to get your first box free!

Happy Monday!

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