If you saw my recent Julep Haul you will be familiar with this one. This is Joan from the February "It Girl" box and I had to try it first.
Julep describes Joan as a "raspberry plum with rose gold shimmer". The gold shimmer isn't quite as apparent on the nail as it is in the bottle. You really have to be in the perfect light to see it. This is a lovely shade, but it's one of those polishes that looks a bit different on the nail than in the bottle.
The consistency of this polish is pretty thick and opaque. I could have gotten away with one coat, but I like how a second coat evens it out better.
Now silly me, I forgot to use the "gel type" top coat that came in the box (I used the Revlon Color Stay). Perhaps that would have solved another problem I had with this. It looks shiny in these photos, because I took photos last night right after I painted them. But when I woke up, I noticed that the nail polish ate my top coat. It was rough and dull. If you are looking for more of a matte polish, you may like it...but I am not the biggest matte fan.
I'm curious to see if the top coat that they provided will help keep it as shiny as it is when you first apply it. I will try it and get back to you.
All in all; it's a pretty color, but unless you like the matte look or the top coat helps, I wouldn't recommend it.
Have you tried this one yet? If so, does your top coat work better?