Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Julep Laura + a Dotticure

Hello :)  Hope you had a great weekend :)  For me, I'm coming down with a cold :(

Today I will be showing you Julep Laura - an olive khaki creme (as an add-on) from my February (Classic with a Twist) Maven box.  I really love love love this shade so much that I decided to use it first !!  Formula was a bit thick but manageable.  It only took a coat to reach opacity and photos are shown with Julep's newest Freedom Polymer Top Coat - I will talk about this topcoat later in the post.
Lobster hand !!!!!
 A dotticure with Laura, Robin - Robin's egg blue creme & Otte - a camel neutral creme; topped with Freedom topcoat
 Still couldn't get away with the lobster hand :(
Julep's description of the Freedom Polymer Top Coat:  Extend the life of your manicure in minutes with Julep’s Freedom Polymer Top Coat. Activated by natural light, this innovative formula creates a unique polymer force field that prevents chipping for days longer than regular top coat, leaving your nails with a gel-like shine (but without gel-removal hassle).

My opinion: I wore this dotticure for a couple of days and no chip or tipwear at all.  However, Julep's polishes hardly chipped on me so no proof there.  The topcoat really did shine like they claimed.  I have never tried any gel polish so I don't know how shiny they are supposed to be.  But I tell you, this topcoat is MUCH shinier/glossier from the ones I usually use - Poshe, Wicked Fast (Cult Nails) & Fast Forward (China Glaze) ...  One downside to this is the price, $14.40/bottle .27oz/8ml even with the Maven discount.  

What do you think?  Thank you for dropping by :)


Gnarly Gnails said...

Your swatch of Laura is gorgeous, it actually kicked me into picking that box up since I needed a backup of the Oxygen nail treatment!

Vicky A said...

@Gnarly Gnails - Thank you. Actually I haven't tried the Oxygen Nail Treatment yet but I guess if you needed a backup, then it must be a good product :)

Polished Marvels said...

As expressed on Instagram I died a little bitt when I saw this dotticure!!!!

My Nail Polish Online said...

That is one GORGEOUS dotticure!

Helena / Lacky Corner said...

Amazing manicure!

maRyya said...

love the dotticure :)