A Julep July post in the morning? What madness is this! Well this is the makeup post for the day I missed when I was without electricity, so you’ll still get your usual Julep programming in the evening but Julep Catrina is sneaking in this morning like a little yellow ray of sunshine.
Even though I’m not usually a yellow lover, there was something that just drew me to Julep Catrina when it was a part of the Julep Maven September 2013 box (shared here). Julep Catrina is described as a “marigold yellow crème” and that’s pretty accurate but unfortunately even though it’s a really pretty, surprisingly wearable yellow, it’s just got the standard yellow polish formula flaws.
With one coat of Julep Catrina the result is streaky and sheer, and the formula itself is a bit gloopy. Adding a second coat (as seen in these photos) helps to even things out a bit, but it is still pretty streaky. My photos are definitely more forgiving than the polish is in person, but overall it’s not horrible, just not great. I usually stick to yellow for nail art purposes only but I like Julep Catrina enough I might just wear it on its own, but the formula means my hesitations about yellow polish still remain.
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This month, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers are celebrating summer with a month full of Julep nail polish swatches and reviews! Be sure to head over to Chantal’s Corner, Ivory Avenue, KalynLord.com, Megan Joy, Scarlet Beauty, Swatch and Review, and Writing Whimsy for full coverage! Join in the fun by sharing your Julep manicures on social media and tagging them with #JulepJuly!