Julep Harper & Ivy

My December Julep Maven box contained three gorgeous shades this month:  Harper – a glitter packed aqua, Ivy – a duochrome blue/purple, and Vivien – a glittery gold.  The box also had a ring with a clear stone.  It didn’t come with an explanation, but I’ve seen these on Etsy before and I think the idea is that you apply a nail polish color to the underside of the stone and then you have a ring that matches your polish.  I really liked the look of Harper, so I decided to use it with the ring which you can see below.

Julep Harper:

Julep Harper Swatch

Julep Harper Swatch

I have to be brutally honest and tell you that I didn’t have a good experience with Harper.  The end result is gorgeous, but the polish was extremely thick and goopy (ew!).  This is the first negative experience I’ve had with a Julep polish, and I hope it’s the last.  I did read other reviews about this polish and they said the formula was nice.  Unfortunately mine will likely be going in the trash.  :(


Julep Ivy Swatch

Julep Ivy Swatch

I had a much better experience with Ivy.  It applied flawlessly and is a very beautiful duochrome polish.  Depending on the light it can look blue, purple or both.  I had a hard time capturing the purple with my camera, but it looks much more purple in certain lights.  You can see this more in the bottle of the second photo.

I haven’t tried Vivian yet, but I will be sure to show you if I do!

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5 Responses

  1. Kripa says:

    They both look amazing! Before relegating it to trash, did you try thinning it? That might work.

    • Michelle says:

      I agree, try thinning it first! I know they should not have sent you a yucky one… but I might cry if you throw away such a beautiful color! Even contact customer service… you might be able to pick a free one?

    • Andrea says:

      I added a lot of thinner to it and it was still extremely thick. I might try contacting their customer service.

  2. Irena says:

    OMG….Harper is so georgeous..the colour reminds me of mermaids…i don`t know why :)

  3. G Nieto says:

    The first one is really beautiful!