I was introduced to Julep nail polish from reading NailPro magazine. They interviewed the owner/creator Jane Park about her salon, which started five years ago. Her salon atmosphere is all about comfort and cleanliness. She wanted to create a salon where women can go and get a quality service and have an enjoyable time. I was wishing I had somewhere like that to go in my area! Too many salons have sanitation issues, rush folks in and out, there are language barriers a lot of the time, and there isn't enough room to make it a conversation friendly atmosphere. After reading about her passion, I knew that I needed to check out the nail polish brand she created. Especially after I heard that $1 from every polish sold goes to organizations that support women.
I have the new Julep nail colors for Summer 2011 to show you today, they are so bright and fun. Niecy, named for television's Niecy Nash, is a gorgeous bold pink that wears perfectly on the toes or nails. The formula is like butter and it was very nicely opaque in two coats. Three of Niecy Nash's favorite charities, Define Your Pretty, Dress for Success, and Girls Inc. are being supported right now by the Julep brand.
Blake is a pretty and happy yellow crème. I am not sure why yellow is coming into such "vogue" lately but it is and Blake is right on trend. Yellows are notoriously streaky, but this one was only a tad bit so. This is three coats.
Jamie is a dark turquoise crème that is super chic and ultra-saturated. I couldn't believe how opaque this was. It's almost a one-coater, but I used two for consistency.
You can visit their Facebook profile to vote on which organizations they should support through their "Powered by Girlfriends" program. And you can get Julep polishes from their website www.julep.com for $14 each.
AND extra special for my readers, Jane is going to let the first 100 followers that enter "KELLIE" at checkout on julep.com receive $15 off any first online order of $30 or more. Isn't that totally amazing?! So hurry quick to take advantage of this generous offer. I have about four more colors from Julep to review soon, so stay tuned!
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