Monday, January 28, 2019

Manicure Monday: Julep in Millie

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

My friend gifted me some Julep nail polishes.

Here's the polishes she gave me. I already reviewed Julep in Alice (left). For this post, I will review the polish on the right.
This is Julep in Millie. Since I did a thorough review of Julep nail polish in Renee, I will base this on that.
Here's a closer look at the color. The website describes it as "vintage indigo creme." I have to agree with indigo. I'm not too sure what vintage means.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, it's slighter thinner width-wise. I would say it's in-between thin to medium. The length is the same with straight horizontal tip.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in OriginalButter London Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat, and 2 coats of Julep in Millie except the ring finger. On the ring finger, I applied 2 coats of Madam Glam in Cinderella Shoes. Then topped all the nails with Butter London Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, it's not my type of brush but it's close enough. I like the width of the brush; three strokes and you move to the next nail. I'm starting to like curve tips. They're just easier to paint around the cuticles. Even though it has a straight tip, it wasn't hard to paint around the cuticles. I did struggle slightly but that's from being inexperienced with painting. If you are good at painting, then you shouldn't have a problem. Secondly, I like the packaging. I have never disliked any polish packaging. The only times I dislike the packaging is when the top is rubber-ish or velvet-like. I noticed with time they get sticky and it's hard to handle. With that said, it's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of thick glass. The top is also sturdy. I can feel a tight seal when I open and close. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For this reason, it's travel-friendly. It's small enough to throw in your purse, bag, and even your pocket. Third, the consistency is medium. It's not thin that it drips everywhere. It's also not thick that it's hard to handle. You can take your time with painting and do not have to worry about it drying while painting. With that said, it's easy to use. It goes on smoothly and there's no streaking whatsoever. Fourth, the color is pretty. I definitely agree with indigo. It's not completely navy. You do see slight purple-ish gray especially in the sun. You might find this similar color in other brands but I think it won't be an exact match. With that said, it's a great fall and winter color. Pigmentation-wise it's up there. It's not the most pigmented but two layers were good enough for my skin tone. Lastly, I saw shrinkage and chipping on the sides of the tips on the fourth day. Since the color is on the darker side, it's easier to notice than a light colored polish. Even though there was slight chipping and shrinkage, it's not that noticeable unless you examine it closely. For review purposes, I checked everyday. Also, it's easy to remove. It does leave a slight navy color but it disappears after couple of washes. With that said, I'm glad I got this polish. Even with all these years of having this polish, it felt like new and the color was gorgeous. I definitely recommend it.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

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Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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