Julep Nail Color in Marisol, swatch

Julep — Marisol (Nail Color) Swatch & Review

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 Nail Color in Marisol

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.

Julep Nail Color in Marisol, cap removed

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 in Marisol, swatch


Julep Nail Color in Marisol, label


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.

🇺🇸Made in USA
🇺🇸Company based in USA

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** Nail Colors are vegan; other cosmetic products are not necessarily vegan.


4 thoughts on “Julep — Marisol (Nail Color) Swatch & Review

  1. Wow, this is such a gorgeous fiery shade! I bet it’d look amazing over a dark cream.
    That’s a smart little feature with the “Swatch Me!” sticker. You know a nail polish hoarder came up with that…


  2. That is actually quite pretty on its own, normally I do not like the sheer look but Marisol looks perfect at two coats! It would be super pretty over a dark blue or green, especially for the fall. Or over a burnt orange… :]


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