Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Julep Eloise

Tonight I have the last of the polishes from the October Maven's Choice box, Julep Eloise. This is another new polish that was introduced last month. Julep describes Eloise as a "smokey indigo blue creme" and I can't really argue with that! Eloise definitely has a subdued and smokey feel to it, and almost has a demin feel to it when it's on the nail.

Eloise doesn't disappoint in terms of formula. But it's a Julep creme, and this is what I've come to expect from these types of polishes. Eloise was incredibly well pigmented and went on incredibly smoothly. She practically painted herself on my fingernails! Because Eloise is so pigmented, I would definitely make sure to use a base coat to help prevent any staining.

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Ahh, Eloise. Be still my heart! This shade is so gorgeous. This is a perfect shade for fall and winter.

Also, today is World Diabetes Day and the color for diabetes is blue! So a lot of polish bloggers have been showcasing blue manicures in support of diabetes awareness. My grandfather suffered from Type II diabetes in the years before his death, and had to eventually stop driving because of neuropathy in his feet. So be aware!