Thursday, May 16, 2013

Julep Gayle

Good morning!!  I officially reinstated my Julep Maven membership, something I've been hemming and hawwing over basically since I quit over a year ago.  Lots has changed in the world o' Liesl's nails, and then this collection happened (which I've sadly missed out on), and I thought it'd be worth giving the subscription another go.  So as I wait for my new box to arrive, I thought I'd play with one of my older Juleps, an add-on to my Jan. 2012 box (I can't believe I remember that).
This is Julep Gayle, a deep, elegant aubergine creme.  You've maybe heard of Julep's one coat cremes; Gayle is one of them.  I could not help but notice the similarities between Gayle and a dark purple creme from OPI's Euro Centrale collection, and I thought that glorious gold shimmer topper, OY- Another Polish Joke, would likely look smashing over Gayle.

julep gayle OPI OY- Another Polish Joke

julep gayle OPI OY- Another Polish Joke

Gayle is very pigmented but pretty thin, and that, combined with Julep's longer than average brush makes for a difficult application.  It is a gorgeous color, though, dark, glossy, and elegant without really veering into vampy territory.  I just love Oy over this, too. This polish seriously looks amazing over anything.

Now is actually a great time to sign up with Julep if you haven't already.  As always, you can get your first box for $0.99 + shipping, but right now, you have the option of getting your intro box for $9.99 and two add-ons for free.  Include one of the $4.99 specials for free shipping and you essentially get five polishes for $14.98, which is highly awesome considering one Julep normally costs $14 on its own.  You can use my referral link here to sign up and give me credits to ensure the delivery of MOAR Julep posts directly to your inbox/dashboard/bloglovin'/whatever. ;)

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day! ♥♥

33 comments:

  1. Cool! I'm glad you started it up again. And it's nice that you can skip months if something doesn't jump out at you as a must have. This looks beautiful and of course, Oy looks perfect:)

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    1. Yeah, I'm excited for my new box to get here :) I missed those pretty little thin bottles, lol. And thank you ♥

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  2. Isn't it funny what we remember when it comes to polish? Glad you started up with Julep again. I like their polishes. Gayle looks lovely on you.

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    1. It is! I could probably list off how I received my polishes in chronological order, lol. And thank you :)

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  3. This is really lovely. I have a mini Oy that I haven't used yet. I think I should fix that.

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    1. You should! It's like Frank's Red Hot Sauce, lol. You can put that ish on everything XD

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  4. Gayle is so pretty, but I so love that gold over it!

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  5. Great vampy color! Love the combination you did here too :)

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  6. I've never tried Julep. Been tempted a couple of times...but I let it wane. You're tempting me now with this beautiful Gayle. And can I just say that OY looks beautiful over everything!

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    1. You can, because it's true! :D And you should totally give Julep a shot. $4.49 for two quality polishes and a fun extra can't be beat and you can ALWAYS skip. :)

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  7. Really pretty. I love my subscription and their one-coat creams are fantastic!

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    1. They are :) I'm so excited for my new box :)

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  8. Glad you're a Maven again! If you don't like a month's, you can always skip so you don't miss the boxes you really like. :D And I like Oy over Gayle, though I suspect it's because Oy covers up most of Gayle. Did I mention I just can't bring myself to like eggplant purple colors? I think it's to do with my hatred of eggplants (the plant). *shudders thinking about it*

    ~ Yun

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    1. Yes, you have mentioned it, in fact I considered posting a link to my original Gayle post (I think it was, like, my fourth) and then telling you specifically to not click through because I posed with an actual eggplant. But then I thought you might, anyway, out of morbid curiosity, so I decided against the whole thing, lol. Mighty kind of you to comment on this one, though ;) :)

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    2. Haha curiosity would have gotten the best of me, for sure! Yes good thing you didn't. :D

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  9. Gayle is so pretty! I have a few Juleps that I got from a mystery box last year. I do like the shape of their bottles.

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    1. Aren't they fun? A little on the impractical side (I actually tipped my Gayle bottle over as I was painting, lol) but not bothersome. Plus, you can fit lots of them in a small space, lol.

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  10. I love Gayle! It's awesome that you signed up to get your Maven box again-- I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. Wow...like I was just saying in a reply to your comment one of my posts, your manis are always sooo pristine! GAH. Can't even fathom how that's possible 100% of the time. Mmmm...this is SUCH a luscious deep purple color, and putting Oy as a couple of accents was the perfect touch! My roommate got me the Euro Centrale mini set for my b-day & I'm sooo glad to have them. :-)

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    1. I LOVE the minis. I wasn't even interested in OY. I got the minis for the light purple and blue, and I ended up LOVING OY, so much so that I went and got myself a big bottle. It's absolutely gorgeous over every color in the mini set. And my manis are SO not perfect 100% of the time but I appreciate your comment so much ♥♥♥

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  12. Hello Maven, beautiful mani!!! I've been reading also through the comments and of course got hooked on Yun's. I admittedly don't care much for the plant either, but on the nails? I just LOVE it ;-)!! Adding OY gives it a brocate feel that I find so captivating. I particularly love that you did two nails vs just one accent nail - enjoy your evening xxx

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    1. Oh brocade! You seriously come up with the prettiest, most perfect descriptions. ♥ I don't mind my eggplant in certain dishes but it isn't my favorite and the seeds are weird. :p

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  13. This polish looks great and I love the layering you did! Too bad about the application though. We don't have nail polish boxes in the Netherlands unfortunately. I'm jealous of you US girls!

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    1. You don't? Saaaad face! There's a brand new indie-based box in Australia, here's hoping some of the EU companies do something similar for you :) And thank you :)

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  14. I really like this combo. Looks like a bond girl polish.

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    1. Ooh, it could totally be a Bond Girl polish! Good call. :)

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