Sunday, October 14, 2012

Julep Gunta

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.

Artificial light with flash:

Artificial light:

Natural light - shade:

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.


  1. I have no idea what elevated means in relation to this color, either, but it's definitely pretty. It's got a dusty quality that makes me think it might be closer to RBL IKB:2012.

    1. Hah, I had completely forgotten about that polish! Whoops. Good catch. I will try to do a comparison, but I always say that and then never do.