I thought I’d talk about nail polish today! I am a huge fan of nail polish, and as I started to jot down some notes about this month’s nail polish fun, I realized I had way more to talk about than I could possibly fit in my next currently obsessed with post.
Let’s start with the colors I wore this month!
I wore Julep’s Marjorie, Nicole by Opi’s Please Red-Cycle with Julep’s Hartleigh as a top coat, followed by Keiko and Dawn, both by Julep.
I remember nothing about Marjorie. Nothing. The only thing I have on it is that I’d maybe wear again. Clearly, it didn’t stand out that much, but at least my notes started to get more detailed after that.
For Valentine’s week, I wore Please Red-Cycle, which I ended up getting at Target this month, because the closest thing to a good Valentine’s color is something I want to wear closer to Christmas. I don’t have many reds or pinks, and the ones I do have aren’t good Valentine reds or pinks, so I cracked and got something new.
I also wore Hartleigh on top, which was a freebie included in my Julep box for February. I totally wasn’t expecting it, since they (very infrequently) will throw in something fun. I don’t know that I would have picked it out on my own, and it really is perfect for Valentine’s day. I don’t know that I picked the right shade of red for it, and I think a lighter color would have made it stand out more, but overall, it looked fine. It was really hard to remove, as in the color was easy to take off, but the glitter stayed on, so I had to soak my nails in nail polish remover. Even then the hearts had to be peeled off.
I got Keiko in February’s Julep box, and I’m not sure how I feel about it! I took a chance on it, and I was intrigued by the description of a charred olive shimmer. I think it’s better suited as an accent nail, and with 2 coats, it was more of a brown-black with no shimmer whatsoever. It grew on me by the end of the week, but if I do it as a main color, I think it needs something glittery and holographic, like Adele by Julep on top to give it something special.
This week, I’m wearing Dawn by Julep, and I really like it! It’s a pretty yellow that’s really good for spring and summer. It is thin and a little streaky with one coat, so I definitely needed two coats to even it out.
As for the Maven box, I was really glad I have the option to customize my box this month, since I ended up swapping out all of my colors! Don’t get me wrong, I like the It Girl box, and most of the time, I love the colors right away or they end up growing up. At the very least, I’m much more willing to try out the colors in that particular group the other ones. Well, except for lately. Carla’s not my color out (and I’m way too pale for it to look good on it), Becky isn’t my thing (and is too close to a couple of other colors I’ve had for at least a year and never worn), and I decided against Colton because it’s too similar to other colors I have and like.
I’m both nervous and excited about March’s box, because I opted for the mystery box. Once again, I’m not into the colors (Janet is too light for me, Ming isn’t appealing at all, plus I have a sort of brighter shade of that color somewhere but the idea of jelly nail polish is intriguing and Nedra is similar to several shades of indigo and gray-blue I have). I thought about the St. Patrick’s day box they had, but as I have some great shades of green and gold and even white, I opted not to get it.
I’m intrigued by the mystery box, where I’ll be getting colors from previous Maven boxes. It’s a total surprise, so it’ll be fun to see what I get. But at the same time, I’m nervous about taking a chance, because it’s possible I’ll get colors I’m not into or don’t like or colors I have or are too similar to ones I have. But I’m intrigued enough to take a chance, and I’ll definitely talk about it next month!
That is the one thing I’ve noticed lately, with swapping out colors and skipping boxes- I don’t know if it’s because I have enough nail polish that it was bound to happen eventually, or if it’s something else. Like maybe I need to try new colors.
Anyway, that’s all the nail polish talk for today! Hope today is awesome for everyone!