Saturday 8 June 2013

Swatch-It-Up-Saturday June 8

Good morning!  TWO more weeks till moving day!!!  I can't believe it's almost here! :D

I thought I would start something a little different on here.  I'm going to try to do more nail art on here, but when I do, I will also take pictures of the base colours I use and do a collective swatch post at the end of the week.  Let me know how you guys like this idea :)  I'm hoping this will help me with my ever-growing pile of untrieds :)

This is 3 coats of Julep Abbie from the April Brights collection.  This is a BRIGHT yellow!  I couldn't get over how bright it was on its own without a white base, and it's pretty opaque.  It did go on a touch streaky, but it all evened out in the end :)

This is 2 coats of Julep Joy.  This was an add-on for the Maven box a couple months ago.  This is a gorgeous dusty rose colour, and is really unique in my collection!  If you are looking for a dusty rose colour, I recommend this one.  The formula was easy to work with.

This is 2 coats of Julep Julia.  This is my new favouirte purple polish!  This came from the December box, yes this is the first time I have tried it *blushes*  This is a gorgeous purple polish with an extremely strong colour shift to gold/copper.  Beautiful!  It went on super smooth and easy!  One thing I will note - this is a polish that when you remove it, it looks like you beat up a fairy .. glitter EVERYWHERE!

This is 2 coats of Julep Kate.  I got this polish a few weeks ago with the discount code Julep gave the Mavens who filled out their Beauty Bio on the site.  I have been looking for a new and different white, and thought I would give this one a go.  As you can see, in the bottle it has a pearly shimmer to it, and it did transfer onto the nail, but didn't photograph well.  It's not an in-your-face shimmer like Julia's though, it's nice and subtle.  I did have a little trouble working with this polish, it streaked pretty good on the first coat.  It evened out a little better on the second coat, but there were still a few spots.

This is 2 coats of OPI Can't Let Go, no top coat.  This is the purple Liquid Sands from the original collection released.  I found this and a couple other Liquid Sands in my Winners store for $7.99 so I picked up a few.  I don't know if I am a fan of them.  I know I love the Julie G Frosted Gumdrops textured polishes, but there is something about having the larger hexes in these that I don't like.  As you can see, when I put some cuticle balm on, some of the hex glitters fell off (pinky and ring nails) leaving bald spots.  I do, however, love the colour of this polish, but it didn't quite capture properly - it's a bit more purple than it shows.

And there you have the swatches for the week.  Come back next week to see what I have swatched for you!


  1. I think purples are hard to capture on camera. I'm not a big fan of that textured one either, but the julia, wow! love it.

    1. Purples are super hard! Julia is really gorgeous though :D I love it!!

  2. Wow Julia is gorgeous! (and beating up a fairy lol!!)

    1. It really is! :D And yep, lol!! Can never be too careful around those glitter-covered fairies ;)


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