If you think you’ve seen Julep Rebel before on Writing Whimsy, well, you’re right, and you’re also probably my first follower ever since I initially featured this polish back in April 2013 as a part of my Julep Maven Starter Box. I have learned a lot about taking photos of my fingers, painting my nails, and taking care of my cuticles since then so I’m not going to link the original post but suffice it to say, a revisit isn’t totally out of order.
Julep Rebel is actually no longer available on the Julep website, which I guess shows how old the polish is, but I’m sure it’s still popping up in the occasional mystery box or warehouse sale. This is one of the very few Julep holographic polishes, and it’s a traditional silver holo although not an incredibly strong one. It was my first holo ever so I was really excited when I got it but since then I’ve discovered indies and Enchanted and well, I haven’t gone back.
Julep Rebel is still pretty though, and the formula is nice. You could probably get away with one thick coat, but I went with two to make sure there were no patches and the polish was even. Unlike last time, I did apply a layer of top coat because otherwise it’s not super glossy. It’s hard to capture the holo in studio lighting, but as I said, Julep Rebel isn’t a strong one even in normal sunshine, but it is a pretty polish and one of the first that lead me down the path to my current ridiculous polish collection and my ability to participate in an event like Julep July in the first place.
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, 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!