Julep Etta was available as an add on polish back in May 2013 when I got my first proper Julep Maven Box (check it out here) but I actually went for a product-only box. Despite that, Etta had caught my eye and when I was later able to swap for her I was excited to try light green metallic polish.
Julep Etta is sheer and shimmery with one coat, but it could easily work over a base colour, either a similar green or maybe black would be pretty. However, while two coats is nearly enough I ended up going for three coats to totally eliminate VNL. I was really happy with the finish–sparkly and shimmery, but without any brushstrokes. Yay.
I find metallic polishes aren’t the most long wearing but I have been wearing Julep Etta for about 24 hours with only slight wear, so that’s not too bad. I’m glad I finally pulled Julep Etta out of my collection for Julep July, I think the shade is really pretty with my warm-toned skin and this is one polish definitely going into the “keep” pile.
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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!