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Manicure Mondays – January Julep Neon And Nudes

January Julep Boho Glam Swatches

My first Manicure Monday of 2013 was Pantone’s color of the year, emerald nail polish, followed by the color of the month, garnet nail polish. I’m keeping the new year / new month theme going today by unboxing and swatching January’s Julep Maven box.

This month’s Julep theme was Neon & Nudes, and they always make the entire box on theme from the neon polish, to the neutral shredded stuffing (it was glitter shred for the holiday sparkle polish boxes). It’s all about the little touches that keep me coming back for more. They also offer up fun “extras” and this month it was 3 neon yoga hair ties and a sheet of 16 swatching stickers. Place a sticker on top of your polish, swatch it with the polish, and then you can find it easily from above in your nail polish storage.

I have to admit, when I got the invitation to choose a Julep Maven neon and nude box in December, I wasn’t in the spirit for brights just yet, but when the box arrived in the new year, it SO put me in the mood for spring! The box I chose was Boho Glam containing Fiona, a bright, yet drab creme green. It definitely has a Fiona/Shrek feel to it and pairs so nicely with Teresa, a slightly metallic creme pink. I also love the Hand and Cuticle Stick. It’s thicker than a lotion, so it lasts a little longer, perfect for my dry cuticles and knuckles.

Julep Fiona Teresa Swatches

If you caught my Instagram over the weekend, I posted a pic of Teresa as a potential dupe for the new Chanel spring 2013 nail polish, Emprise, a beautiful pearly pink nude nail polish. I actually picked out 3 colors from my collection that may make good dupes for the entire 3-piece Printemps Precieux de Chanel collection, but it’s hard to tell until I can swatch the colors in person someday.

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