Nail Polish Talk is a once-a-month feature where I talk about all things nail polish!
The Week Of December 6: Ilga & Zelda, both by Julep
Ilga is a really pretty red that’s good for Halloween & Christmas! It’s dark but not vampy. And Zelda is such a pretty gold! I need to wear it more often. It’s perfect for Christmas/New Years and special occasions.
The Week Of December 13: Sienna & Cheyenne, both by Julep
Sienna is another pretty gold, and when I saw it, I instantly thought of it as a classic kind of gold. Cheyenne is a pretty red, and great for Christmas. It’s one of Julep’s matte metallics, but I thought it was more chrome then metallic. Maybe it’s because it’s matte and metallic? Either way, it’s pretty.
The Week Of December 20: Priscilla by Julep & Scarlett by Nicole by OPI
Priscilla is a pretty emerald green, but I found that it chipped really easy- to the point that part of it pretty much peeled off. It also has really good coverage, which you don’t usually get from glitter polishes. Scarlett is a pretty red (and like the others, it’s perfect for Christmas), but like Priscilla, it chipped pretty fast, and I ended up taking both off and re-doing them after 3 or 4 days. I was crocheting a lot, and washing my hands a little more than normal, so that might have contributed to both colors chipping really easy.
The Week Of December 27: Missy & Beatrice, both by Julep
Missy is such a beautiful silver! I was reminded of stainless steel and platinum every single time I looked at my nails, and I already want to wear Missy again! I also wore Beatrice, which was a beautiful gold, and it’s classic (it sort of reminded me of Sienna in that sense). It’s also a really good neutral color.
I got Cheyenne, Beatrice and Everly. I already talked about Cheyenne and Beatrice, and I’ll be sure to talk about Everly when I wear it. It reminds me of Priscilla, but red. That’s how it looks from the bottle.
I also got Darby, Shawn, Katie and Sawyer as add-ons. Darby for sure is an add-on, and I also got 2 mystery polishes, plus a random polish for getting 3 add-ons. Other than Darby, I’m not sure which is which, but they all look pretty, and I can’t wait to wear them all!
Wearing a different bottle of nail polish was a really fun project, and I’m glad I did it! I’m such a nail polish person, and when I started this project, it was to work my way through some of the nail polish I had and never wore. I wore a lot of Julep, but that’s not surprising, considering I get their maven box. I also got the Maven box a lot more than I thought I did. I did find that as the year went on, I had to look at the spreadsheet I was keeping to make sure I didn’t repeat a color. And I also found that as the year went on, I did become more open to wearing colors I wouldn’t normally have picked for myself. Like Ilga, I wouldn’t have worn that at the beginning of the year, but I’m glad I did, because I ended up really liking it.
As for this year? I’ll definitely keep it going! I might repeat some colors (mostly around holidays) but overall, I’m planning on not repeating colors.