Today, I have for you Julep's Nessa, from my May It Girl Maven Box. I received my box earlier this week and I have been really excited to try the polishes in there. Nessa is has a bright yellow base with tons of shimmer in a metallic finish.
Nessa is a yellow that leans more lemon-y than gold. It is a bright and cheerful color that works well for the summer. Unfortunately, it has some application issues. Its shimmery and metallic finish makes it really streaky. The brush strokes are exacerbated by the crazily wonky brush that came with this polish. The brush poofs out at the bottom, so that polish would collect there and then dollop onto the nail. It felt like I was using a giant cotton swab to apply the polish!
Really, it was rather comical to use this brush, although I apologize for the less-than-stellar swatches as a result. :D My other bottles that came in the box (Ashley and Kylie) have the exact same wonky brush, and other mavens are sharing that they ran into brush issues with their Maven polishes. Hopefully Julep will sort this all out and send out some replacement brushes.
As it stands, I am a little disappointed with this polish. It is just too full of brush strokes to look good. However, I am not writing off Nessa just yet. It is a beautiful color and has so much potential. I just hope that the application issue is due mostly to the brush problem and it will be better with a new brush. :-)