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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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Your Thoughts?

  • Natalie

    What great colours! I really want to buy a new nail varnish (or two!) but I can’t think of a colour that I want! Something to combat the freezing weather, that isn’t too dark…?

    • jennifer

      have you ever tried out julep? they have so many on-trend colors to choose from. also, they often have a promotion running where you can get your first box for a penny and then cancel anytime. if you’d like to see if that promotion is still available, click on the julep link in this post, take the style quiz, select a box, and then try entering in PENNY at checkout :)

      • Natalie

        I just checked the website and sadly it looks like Julep only exists in the US and Canada! But I still took the quiz. I guess I’ll check Essie and other brands that ship to the UK!

  • I felt the same way when I found out brights were the main options for the January box. But I loved ’em when they arrived!

    • jennifer

      same here, i was still in red, green and sparkles mode when i got their email to select a neon and nude style lol. of course when the new year came around, merchants were heavily promoting spring beauty and apparel, so i was in a new mindset and ready for color when my julep box arrived two weeks later LOL.