If you have been following me you know that I have been picking up the Birthstone Collection by Julep each month. This month I forgot to order it right away and then shipping took awhile. I’m sorry I’m sharing with you this post at the end of April, when it should have been at the beginning to middle of April.
The birthstone for the month of April is the diamond! My brother was born in April so he gets the diamond birthstone. When we were younger, he would always make fun of us because he was the diamond child or something like that.
According the The American Gem Society, “As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. And now you have more choices than ever. Get creative and give the ultimate gift of beauty: a fancy-color diamond. Fancy-color diamonds are natural, rare and truly exotic gem of the earth. Diamonds in hues of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid and generally the more saturated the color, the higher the value. In fact, diamonds sparkling with intense color are rare and may be priced higher than a colorless diamond of equal size. Because fancy-color diamonds are very desirable, color is sometimes introduced in a laboratory. These are correctly called color-treated diamonds. When purchasing a fancy-color diamond, the shopper should ask if any enhancements or treatments were used to improve its color and/or clarity. – See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/april-birthstone#sthash.Sua3qfoG.dpuf”
What Julep says about their April polish stated down below and in italics.
Breathable nail color—Color Treat is no ordinary nail polish.
Color description:Diamond birthstone. Full-coverage holographic microglitter with real diamond dust for extra sparkle. The amazing April jewel in our gold-capped Birthstone Collection.
Coretta – Diamond for April is a tribute to the luminous life and legacy of civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, born April 27.
I love that they name each polish after someone important in society!
Here is a picture of Coretta Scott King! She worked along side her husband Martin Luther King Jr. and was known as, “First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement,” Image and information found off the Julep Blog here.
Swatches from Julep
These photos were also found on their blog which is once again found here.
The polish comes in its normal Julep style packaging. This polish does have a gold top compared to their normal black top. Amount included is small but their usual size at .27 fl oz or 8 ml.
I really love this color because it is one of those polishes that depending on the light it looks a different color.
Here are my swatches!
I was really excited when I first saw the shade and was excited to paint my nails with this polish. I was very very disappointed with this formula. I will admit I’m not the best at painting my nails, but this polish was extremely hard to work with. It was super thick. You may or may not be able to tell how thick the polish was by the photo below. It reminds me a lot of the consistency of January’s polish. I would describe the consistency a lot like a gel which is hard to spread across the nails without making a mess like I did. Also, this was my first time using it and it is already a third gone. The picture above is a picture of my 3 best nails that I painted. I ended up getting annoyed with this polish because some of them looked awful and a few of them that looked nice ended up getting smudged, lets just say the nail polish remover came out! It really makes me sad that I wasted my time painting my nails. Basically in order to get better results, I had to wipe pretty much all the polish off the brush, but then it would take multiple coats to make it more opaque. I really hope that this Julep Pile wand will help me with application and actually help me enjoy painting my nails. (I will be getting my May subscription box soon because they sent them out early!) But, I really think that the problem here was the formula. I really hope that they do much better with May.
Hope that you enjoyed this post! Comment and let me know if you have tried Julep polishes or if you have been trying the Birthstone Collection!
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Day 28: Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner by Collection
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