Hi polished friends! Today I would like to show you swatches of Julep Rooney, the LAST of the polishes I received in my February Julep Maven box! I’m exclaiming this because it feels like it’s taken forever to finish swatching these beauties, so I’m thrilled to finally wrap February’s polishes up in a nice bow and move on to some bright, Spring shades.
Rooney is part of Julep’s Boho Glam Style Profile and is described as a walnut bark crème. This would be a perfect warm brown shade for Fall.
Although I love the final color of this polish, the formula was thin, streaky and disappointing. Fortunately once opacity was obtained the streaks were eliminated. I am a huge Julep fan so this was quite surprising to me. That said, I have upwards of 75 Julep polishes and this is the first one that had a horrible formula. I’m wondering if maybe I received a defective polish.
Rooney reached full opacity in three coats. I added one coat of Poshé Topcoat to this swatch to up the shine factor.
Last but not least I would like to show you a nail art manicure I recently completed using Julep Rooney and Essie Mint Candy Apple. I based the design off of Andes Mint Candies for one of Californails Nail Art March themes.
Although the Julep Rooney formula was lacking, I’m quite pleased that this polish wasn’t a complete dud and I was able to put it to good use in this Andes Mint manicure. I received 10 polishes in my February Julep Maven Box and only 2 were disappointing, so I can’t complain!
If you are interested in adding Julep polishes to your arsenal, you can purchase them at Sephora or on Julep.com. You should know, however, that the Maven program is a much more affordable way to obtain Julep polishes (if you are a Maven you pay $11.20 per bottle instead of the normal $14). If you are interested in signing up, you are welcome to use my referral link by clicking here (don’t forget to use the coupon code FREEBOX at checkout to get your first Maven Box free!).
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