Saturday, May 12, 2012

Julep Kylie under Julep Ellie

the packers are coming Monday... and i'm still not ready! it seems like the more you do, the more you find that needs to be done. i can't believe that it's actually time to move, it's so surreal. at this time next week, i will be en route to Cali! woohoo! :D

today's review will be of my last two May Juleps, Kylie and Ellie. Kylie is the the magnetic polish from Julep... i've never used a magnetic polish before, so i don't have anything to compare it to! the formula is nice, i used one thin coat and then another thick coat to use with the magnet. the pattern doesn't seem very strong to me, but again, i really don't have a litmus test for that! i used the magnet straight across for my pinky and ring fingers and diagonal on my middle and pointer.

this is one coat Julep Basecoat, two coats Julep Kylie. it doesn't dry to a shiny finish on its own!

this is one coat of Seche Vite to finish everything off.

this is the magnet provided with Kylie, i held on to the square part rather than holding on to the handle. even though i waited awhile before applying the Seche Vite, the pattern was stilled pulled on and changed when SV dried!

Julep Ellie is a sheer pink glaze with a light green duochrome flash. it has perfect coverage in one thin coat! i used it over Kylie... i'm not a fan of this way, in some angles it almost makes the mani look lumpy! it does give enough coverage that you can't see that there is actually a pattern on the polish under Ellie. i'm so happy that the green reflect shows up on the sides of my nails in the swatchie! 

one coat Ellie, one coat Seche Vite.

you can't tell in the picture, but at some angles the light stripes in Kylie really show up. Julep describeds Ellie as 'Opalescent seashell pink with holographic shimmer.' i was really disappointed when i received the polish and there wasn't any holographic shimmer to be seen! it's still a gorgeous polish, though. what do you all think? Ria :)

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