Hey look, it's a Julep polish!! Remember when I used to post Julep polishes all the time? While I'm still a Julep Maven (though I have started skipping the monthly box with some frequency), it's rare their polish really catches my eye these days. I find myself more interested in their make up and skincare products than the polish, who would have thought! But occasionally a polish does catch my eye, and so today I have Kristjana to share with you. Kristjana was in my November Maven box (which I really wanted because of the new Matte Lip Mousse, one of my favorite lip products) and kept this polish in my box because it looked pretty. When my box finally arrived and I opened it, I knew I had made the right choice because I actually wanted to wear it right away.
Kristjana is described as a "sweet plum holographic" and I would say that's pretty accurate. It's a deep red-toned plum purple with a chunky holographic finish. I used three coats here, but probably could have gotten away with two. Formula was decent, not too thick or too thin and I didn't have any issues applying it. The Julep bottles are still long and skinny, so the necks can get a bit gunky but that didn't affect the polish I was applying.
I was surprised by how much I liked this! I feel like Julep has fallen behind in the nail polish game-- they produce A LOT of polish and while a lot of their polish would have been ground breaking a few years ago, it's pretty par for the course these days. And the formulas can be very hit or miss dependent on color and finish. However, I feel like this is a winner! I don't think it's unique by today's nail polish standards, but it's a pretty color and the chunkier holographic sparkle (something I have grown to like over time) is a lot of fun and very attractive. I enjoyed wearing this one, a lot!
Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a good weekend!