Collection: Julep 2017 Summer, June “Bask In the Heat”
Here’s the other Julep polish I chose in my first Maven Box.
The Spanish name Marisol is a shortening of Maria de la Soledad (Mary of Solitude), referencing the Virgin Mary. In English, I see a combination of marigold (derived from Mary, as well) and sun (Latin sol), so it definitely gives me a misconception of golden yellow. Presumably, the polish namers at Julep thought so, too, because Julep describes Marisol as a “Golden Amber Metallic.”
Julep’s brush is very nice: a little wide, a little paddle-shaped, and really well-sized for my smaller nails.
The square black cap actually removes to reveal a small, ridged cap underneath. I find this a bit difficult to remove at times (I couldn’t remove it at all for Elsie), and I don’t actually find it bad to use the square cap, so I won’t be bothering with the smaller cap in the future.
You’ll also notice that the top of the square cap has a “Swatch Me!” sticker on it. I guess Julep’s bottles nestle together very neatly, so a swatch on top would be very handy for identifying shades from a top view. I’d personally rather the “Swatch Me!” had the color name on it, instead…the bottom sticker has the color name, of course.
Marisol is a honeyed amber glitter with a metallic sheen. I really love the color, since I find that a lot of glittery polishes in this color family can be too brassy gold or too browned.
The glitter is on the finer side, and two coats gives semi-opaque coverage. This would be a fine glitter topper, though I’m happy to wear it on its own.
Julep Nail Color* retails for US$14 ($11.40 for subscribed Mavens) and contains 8 mL. However, they very often go on sale for around $5–7. Julep nail polishes are vegan and free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and camphor. They are made in the USA.
Julep Beauty, Inc.* was founded in 2007 by business executive Jane Park. It started as a chain of nail salons in the Seattle, WA, area; by 2008, the company was online. The Julep Maven subscription service was launched in 2011. The company is cruelty-free, its products are made in the USA, and it remains based in Seattle, WA, USA.
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** Nail Colors are vegan; other cosmetic products are not necessarily vegan.