Tonight I have the other polish from my February Maven box, Julep Joan. Named after Joan Crawford, this polish is an extremely rich, luxurious red. Julep describes Joan as a "raspberry plum with rose gold shimmer" and that's a pretty accurate description. The shimmer seems more flakie in nature than a fine, even shimmer and it gives the polish a fiery appearance in some lights.
The formula on Joan is great and it goes on very easily and without any issue at all. It's nicely pigmented and I only used two coats here. Joan does dry down to a matte finish so you definitely need a top coat to make this nice and shiny. The shimmer is gorgeous, but the removal process was a bit of a pain!
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This is such a rich, gorgeous polish. The gold shimmer and the deep raspberry color looks it make very luxurious-- like velvet.