Tonight's polish is Julep Gunta from the Julep + Trina Turk collection released in September. Royal blue seems to be having a moment right now and a lot of polish lines are releasing similar polishes. Of course, it's a gorgeous color, so it's not like I can blame them. Gunta is described as an "elevated royal blue creme." I'm not actually sure what 'elevated' really means, quite honestly, but Gunta is definitely is a royal blue polish. It's bright, but there are brighter blue polishes out there.
Gunta is, of course, a perfect Julep creme polish. It applied perfectly (of course) and I only needed two coats to get good, opaque coverage. I didn't have issues with staining on the nail, but I would definitely recommend using a base coat just in case, since this is pretty pigmented. I actually do think this photographed slightly lighter than it is in real life.
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While Gunta is definitely gorgeous, it seems similar to Revlon Royal, Nails Inc Baker St and China Glaze Man Hunt. I really like this color, but you can find others that are similar. I really want to compare this to China Glaze First Mate and Rescue Beauty Lounge Dead Calm, but I'm pretty sure they aren't dupes.