Julep Hannah is a very recent addition to my Julep collection, since I grabbed this polish for $2 in a Julep sale last month. The unusual shade, described by Julep as a “sage creme” caught my attention, and for the price I figured it was worth a try. I don’t own anything like it, not even Rimmel Sage All The Rage* (reviewed here) which I thought might be similar but is definitely not. I’m honestly not sure that I’d call this colour sage, then again, I never trust Julep’s descriptions anyway.
Julep Hannah was included in the January 2014 Maven Collection, The Boudoir Collection, but there’s actually something quite perfect for spring about this pale green shade with a bit of tan in it. The formula is decent, a bit thin and watery but mostly opaque in two coats, which is what I used for the photos above, however there are some bald patches. Three coats would probably give a more flawless finish and I’d likely use that next time instead. It’s not quite a normal creme, it’s got more of a milky finish to it that helps give it that dusty look.
I’m pretty sure Julep Hannah is not the kind of shade that would work well on all skintones, but I have a soft spot for shades I call “pretty ugly” and I do think this one works for me. I thought Julep July would help me purge my collection of polishes I don’t like, but to be honest, it hasn’t done a great job of that so far. I guess it’s good I like my polishes, but I could definitely do with a few less in my collection!
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!