So I've had Julep Joy for a while, but I have not gotten around to playing with it. Joy is a Boho Glam color from earlier in the year. For more info about the Julep Maven program, check out my post about the May box!
|Bottom of bottle of Julep Joy|
First, just look at Joy by herself on the nail- this only took one coat to get full coverage! I really like the color- it's like a deep pink and just different enough from my skin to look lovely, but not in your face. It glided on easily and quickly! It dried really fast too, which I also appreciated!
|Julep Joy (1 coat), no top coat|
I decided to use the Matte Top Coat (which came in the November boxes) over it, because I wanted to try quilted nails (this was my nail fail). I really loved the look of this color matted though- it gives it such an elegant look!
|Julep Joy (one coat) matted|
|My nail art failure- these look awful! Sorry. Dental floss does not make a pretty quilted pattern.|
|My ring and pinkie nail were the least terrible, so here they are a bit closer. Still not great!!|
|Julep Joy matted with Julep Millie polka dots on top!|
|Another image of Julep Joy matted with Julep Millie polka dots!|
You can see a few strings between the spots. Millie started to dry before I finished, but I was loathe to get a new spot of polish to work with because of the smell... so I used it longer than I should have (polish gets stringy as it dries out!)
I loved this look so much, I did it on my right hand too and noticed it matched my PJ shorts! Told ya- I like polka dots!!
|My right hand across my PJ shorts! Lovin' polka dots!|
|My right hand with Julep Joy and Millie!|
My right hand is never as pretty, since I am right hand dominant, and my left hand cannot coordinate well enough to paint so nicely. But this way you get to see both hands looks! :)
Note/Tip: If you haven't done polka dots, I've found the way they will look the best is to do staggered lines of dots. This may seem counter-intuitive, but it looks so much nicer than when you scatter the spots!