Monday, June 10, 2013

Julep Molly (photo heavy)

Monday off a super busy weekend... My sister's wedding was on Saturday so the last few days have been filled with pre- and post-wedding errands and get-togethers... the bride and groom's son's second birthday was yesterday... then after all that, our own house was a  mess, so I kicked into full on cleaning mode for a couple hours late last night.  And my nails looked fab through it all.  

I take back anything bad I ever said about Julep's weartime.  I applied Julep Molly on Friday evening and it lasted through all Saturday wedding shenanigans including hot-rollering my hair and on through Sunday and washing a sinkful of dishes, sweeping and mopping all floors, cleaning the bathroom sink, dealing with an awesome washing machine snafu, etc. etc.  No chips.  Nothing.  Just creamy red perfection with a tiny bit of tipwear by the end of the weekend.  Here it is all fresh and pretty.

julep molly swatch and review

julep molly swatch and review

 I chose Molly as an add-on to my introductory Julep Maven box.  Molly is a saturated true red creme, entirely classic in color and finish.  One of the things I love about reds is their ability to invoke a certain era, like the '40s pinup look of Zoya America, the old Hollywood glamour of Butter London Come To Bed Red, and the flapperesque Zoya Rekha.  Julep Molly transcends them all, is timeless, bold, and utterly tasteful.  It's the perfect day to day red. 

julep molly swatch and review

 Application is as to be expected with Julep's bottle design.  A lot of excess polish will have to be wiped off the brush to account for the extra on the long brush stem.  I find reds in general to be a little on the advanced side to apply simply because they look best done with precision.  I used two coats plus topcoat.

julep molly swatch and review

The wedding colors were yellow and dark purple.  My sis was super lax in how she wanted her bridesmaids to look and she happily allowed us to let our personalities shine through the choices we made.  The above is a shot with my dress...


...and my shoes, complete with Butter London Come To Bed Red toesies (speaking of).  If you follow on facebook or instagram, you might have seen the pedicure I did for my niece, aka the maid of honor.  She and the bride had fun going through my stash of purple and yellow polishes.


C and I at the pre-reception and photo shoot in my parents' front yard.  It was the most beautiful day, sunny, clear, upper '70s, just perfect.


My seesters and I pre-ceremony in my parents' kitchen (smaller because the photo's a little grainy).

Okay, you can go now :) Thanks for reading and enjoy the start to your week!  Oh, if you're looking to become a Julep Maven, feel free to use my referral link.  You get your killer intro deal if you use FREEBOX in the coupon code section and I get points to get sweet deals on future polishes.
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22 comments:

  1. Pretty red! Sounds like you has a busy weekend! :)

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    1. It was pretty crazy, all good, though :)

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  2. You look gorgeous Liesl! And that red looks great with the yellow too :)

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    1. Thank you, Becca :) I thought the two colors would look pretty cool together ;)

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  3. That red is gorgeous and you and your sisters look beautiful!!!

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  4. Hi Liesl - where should I start? Well let's try this: you look stunningly beautiful, I love the picture of you and C, your sisters are sooooo pretty, this dress you wore - sigh, so vintage and pretty (not to mention your shoes). And now to Molly: beautiful on ya!!! And could not stop going once more Yes, Yes and Yesssss regarding your comments about red nailpolish. And last but not least: a wonderful post xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, sis! :) I'm kind of a hodgepodge of three different decades, lol.

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  5. This red is gorgeous! It's so classy looking!

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    1. I think so, too, Clare, it's definitely become a fast favorite :)

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  6. That's a gorgeous red, and happy to hear about the fantastic wear-time on it!
    Love your yellow dress, and the pics of you and your hubby and sisters are so cute! Glad the weather cooperated for your sister's wedding. :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, Yun :) And yes, a warm, sunny wedding day is always ideal but you just never know around these parts ;)

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  7. You're so pretty! Love the yellow dress. I'm not a big red nails person but it looks like a lovely polish.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Sara! :) The dress is super fun and it's not really bridesmaid-y so I'll get to wear it lots this summer. And I'm fairly certain that red is my teal ;)

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  8. Beautiful red...all reds look so gorgeous on you. You have a lovely family! And I love your writing more and more with each adjective-laden post. :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa :) And you're so sweet-- the thesaurus is my friend ;)

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    1. Isn't it great? There's just nothing like a red creme, lol.

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  10. Beautiful Red! And wow, you guys are sooo pretty! Love the yellow:) Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    1. Thanks so much, Es :) I find yellow clothes easier to wear than yellow polish, lol.

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  11. such a gorgeous red! Love your dress and shoes :)

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