Friday, February 22, 2013

Julep Marion Review and Swatch

Hello? I'm back!  I went to Florida for a family vacation last week and had a great time.  It was a little cool for Florida (60's - 70's) but anything is better than below zero! It was -8 when we got home...welcome back to Minnesota! 
This is Julep Marion from my February "It Girl" box.
Julep Marion
Marion is described as a smoky blue with silver shimmer.  The formula of this was pretty dense.  For those of you who like using one coat, this polish would probably work better for you.  But because I always use two, it was a little hard for me to apply evenly.  And the brush seemed a little wide - I don't remember that with other Juleps.  Perhaps it seemed bigger because the polish was so thick.  
Julep Marion
All in all, this is a pretty color if you like brighter teals.  It's not really that unique to my collection and isn't my favorite color to wear.  If I wear teal, I like a more muted shade.  It doesn't seem as "smoky" as they described.  

As always, if you are interested in trying a Julep box, you can try it for 1 cent by using my link at the bottom of my site.  You get to choose your box each month and skip if you aren't interested in any of them.  You can also refer others and earn free boxes.  I have been happy with Julep overall:)

I hope you are all doing well.  I miss talking to you!

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24 comments:

  1. Glad you got to enjoy some nicer weather for a bit. -8 is too cold for me. I really love this polish. Teal is my favorite though so it was to be expected.

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    1. It's too cold for me too! Glad you like this color:)

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    1. Yes, it's a very pretty shade:) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I was talking about our weather here in Florida with someone else. If nothing our weather is consistent. I consider our 4 seasons to be hot, not as hot, raining, and not raining :)

    Great swatches as always, unique shade or not. Do you use a lightbox for your photos?

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    1. LOL. I couldn't believe when we were looking at the weather before we left. It was like 80 the whole time and then right when we got there it was raining and then 60's and 70's. Then the day we left it was getting up close to 80 again. It's like we brought the cold weather with us. We still had fun though. We were in T-shirts and shorts and people that were from FL were in scarves! I don't use a lightbox. But I do have an Ott light that I bought at Michaels for like $6.00. I just put it in a stand up lamp I have. It helps in the winter here when we don't have as much sunlight :(

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  4. Hi Essie, welcome back :-)!!! So happy to hear that you enoyed your well deserved vacation <3! I love teal on your nails (and mine for that ;-))! I agree with you though, this might not be the most unique shade out there. I think those Julep boxes are really fun :-)

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    1. Thank you. We did enjoy it but it's always nice to be back home too:) I take it you can't get Julep in your country...?

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    2. Nope - no Julep in Switzerland - but wayyyyyy too many others to make up for it - LOL

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  5. Welcome baaaaack!!! :D We went to Disney World right before Christmas a few years ago and packed for the kind of weather you had, and some slightly cooler nights. What we didn't know was that there was a cold front moving south from New York and by day two, temps were 20 degrees cooler than we had anticipated and we were stuck, lol. Anyhoo, gorgeous swatches as always, and your nails look fantastic :) :)

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    1. That would be a great excuse to go shopping, right? :) And shhhhhh, we aren't discussing my nails....I'm trying to ignore the fact that they haven't broken in a while....fingers crossed.

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  6. Agreed -- It's a nice colour but not nice enough to be one of my faves. And I think Julep started making wider brushes now, which I like because I have big nail beds, but I also find that when the polish is think, it's harder to apply. All in all, I like Julep polishes but China Glaze is still my fave.

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    1. You know what, I don't have many China Glaze - but the ones I have I do like. I need to try more!

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  7. My goodness, this is so beautiful!!! I still haven't tried any Juleps yet and you're making it hard to resist them... :)

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    1. :) Go get you some....okay, that's from the EleventhGorgeous Youtube Channel:)

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  8. Such a gorgeous color. I wish Julep was better quality because their colors are so pretty!

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