Julep ”Caitlin” Nail Polish – Swatches and Review

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my second and last post of Julep July! Today I’m continuing/finishing with the second polish from April’s Classic with a Twist box and this one is called Caitlin.

The brush is wide and thin, just like I love them. But I’m not a fan of these tall skinny bottles because I always feel like they’re going to tip over.

Julep describes this colours as a “shocking hibiscus with gold iridescent shimmer”. I do see the shimmer in this one, but I wouldn’t call it a gold shimmer – just a shimmer.

The formula is very similar to Mariska; it’s sheer and streaky and required 3 coats for this opacity. I still wouldn’t call it full opacity though and someone with longer nails might want to do 4 coats to avoid visible nail line. However, is it self-levelling and dries fast so those 2 aspects are nice.

This one also has a waxy finish on its own, which I don’t really like. I did not put a top coat so you could see how it looks. I find the waxy finish kind of hides the shimmer of the polish.

For this next picture I added Nubar Diamont Top Coat and I find that it looks much better, and it also brings out the shimmer better too.

This is a beautiful hot pink and perfect for the summer, but I find it clashes a bit with my skin tone.

I’ve always heard mixed reviews about the formula of Julep polishes and after trying out the 2 that I have they didn’t wow me enough to jump on the Julep Maven bandwagon.

What do you think about this colour? Are you a Julep Maven? If yes, what is your opinion on their formulas? If not, have you seen all their polishes?

– Chantal 🙂

This month, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers are celebrating summer with a month full of Julep nail polish swatches and reviews! Be sure to head over to Chantal’s Corner, Ivory Avenue, KalynLord.com, Scarlet Beauty, Swatch and Review, and Writing Whimsy for full coverage! Join in the fun by sharing your Julep manicures on social media and tagging them with #JulepJuly!

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.