Friday, December 21, 2012

Julep Ivy

Happy Friday, you guys! I have Julep Ivy, one of the polishes from my December Maven It Girl Box to share with you today. This is my favorite from the maven box, and I couldn't wait to try this after I got it. Ivy is a sapphire blue with tons of duochrome shimmers that change from blue to pink/purple depending on the angle and light.






Looking at it from straight on, the color of the shimmers in the center of the nails is predominantly blue, while the edges show just a bit of the pink/purple. The more you tilt your hand, the more you will see of the pink/purple. The duochrome shimmers are hard to capture on camera, but they are less shy in real life. This color is absolutely beautiful, but I did run into some issues with the formula. This turned out to be quite sheer, and I needed 3 to 4 coats to get the coverage that you see. Dry time is also a little slower, typical for this number of coats.

28 comments:

  1. So lovely! I normally don't like blues, but I really really love this one.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you're liking this blue! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  2. That color is amazing, it offers a million layering combos!

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    1. Thanks, I think this is a great color too! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  3. This was my favorite color from My It Girl box too.

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    1. I'm glad you're loving this color too! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  4. I've always wanted to try julep! I'm thinking about getting the Oprah's favorites box if I can scrape up the cash!

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  5. I really like this colour, but 3-4 coats is a few too many for my likings :)

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    1. I'm glad you like the color. The number of coats is a bit much, but I think it's worth it in this case for the color. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  6. Pretty Pretty blue! I love how sparkly it is! Sparkling blue polishes always make my hands look cleaner and fairer so I'm a fan myself!

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    1. I'm glad you like it, and that blue works for you! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  7. Wow, this polish is so pretty...I think it looks great on you!

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  8. It's a pity it needs so many coats - it's a really beautiful color!

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    1. Yes, the number of coats is a bit much, but I do think it's worth it in this case. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  9. What a sparkly and shimmery blue, very eye-catching and multi-dimensional :)

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  10. Very pretty. Blue and shimmer always go so well together.

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  11. I skipped this month and got some Zoyas instead... Not so sure that was the best idea, I LOVE this blue! It is gorgeous!

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