Middle Aged Beauty Queen

50 Shades of Sunday ~ Maria from Julep

Posted on: October 28, 2012

For those of you new to my blog, welcome! This is a series I do every Sunday. It’s where I use a polish from my collection that I have never worn, for whatever reason. It’s a way for me to use my polish, not just look at it, but wear it. I hope this inspires you to take a look at your collection and maybe wear one you haven’t. You’d be surprised at the gem you might find!

This is Maria from Julep. I first got this in a box from Julep almost a year ago. I had swatched it and thought it was pretty but didn’t wear it for a long time. Sometime around May or June I went to put this on and it had become separated and was almost like trying to paint bubble gum onto my nails. I emailed Julep, it was a Saturday so I didn’t expect to hear from them but I got an e-mail that afternoon and in Monday’s mail was a replacement bottle of Maria. Needless to say, I was quite impressed with their customer service.

Maria is a true metallic polish, it is a rose gold, not too light and not too dark. As with all metallic polishes it can be a bit fussy to apply. It is best to use one stroke from top to bottom and only one coat. Just to get my nails painted properly for this post, it took almost a half bottle of polish. Yes, Julep’s bottles are small, .27 ounces, but that should tell you how many times I would have to remove and start over on a nail. If I had to do any kind of going back over to smooth over it would become a gummy mess. There are still visible brush strokes that I thought a top coat of Seche-Vite would hide.

Although this isn’t my favorite polish because of the application, it is a pretty polish and I will wear it for a few days because I probably won’t be wearing this one again. I particularly wanted a pink polish for this series because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. October is almost over but I still wanted to wear pink to honor those who have been afflicted with this disease, those who have lost their loves to this disease and especially for those who have fought and won the battle against this terrible disease. Every time I wear pink, no matter the month, it is in “their” honor.

Please check out my previous post. I am giving away these 3 bottles of nail polish using Random.org. Leave a comment on the other post, tell me your favorite brand of nail polish and I will use random.org to pick a winner. Fingers crossed!

💅As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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