Last months Maven box was the first one that I had taken in a while. I kind of just had my fill of polish for a bit, ya know? However, since I took that box I finally accumulated enough points for a free box, so I ended up taking the one for April! This months box is all about Julep’s new bright polishes called Vivid Sheers. They are juicy, sheer washes of color that can be worn alone, or over a white polish to really make them POP!
Actually, Julep was so kind to throw in a free white polish (Brigitte) with any order that included a Vivid Sheer! I was kind of skeptical at first because some white polishes can be a real nightmare, but I was pleasantly surprised with the performance of this one! I opted for all polish this month because I wanted to try out as many of these as I could and I wasn’t really feeling the skincare or makeup items offered.
For all of my Vivid Sheer swatches, I applied them without Brigitte on my ring finger so you could see the difference in the way it affects the color.
Intended to be used as a base for the Vivid Sheers, Brigitte is a stunning bright white that is just as gorgeous on it’s own. It was a little bit streaky in 1 coat, but a second coat evened it out completely.
Ari is a sheer bright fuchsia. These are not actually all that sheer, they build up nicely in just 2 coats. However, you can see how the nails with Brigitte applied first (all except my ring finger) seem brighter and more vibrant. I applied 2 coats of Ari on each nail.
Delaney is a vibrant blueberry sheer. Although this color is beautiful, it was a bit more challenging to work with. I applied 2 coats over Brigitte, but it still looked somewhat streaky and almost patchy, as in some areas were lighter than others. I can see a big difference in this one when applied over the white, and I can promise you it does look better in person then in my photo.
Brynn is an electric tangelo sheer. This color is so gorgeous over the white, and I didn’t have any issues with this shade. I used 2 coats on all nails.
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I am pretty happy with all of the colors I chose this month and the freebie polish was a well received gift. However, applying these over the white polish is somewhat aggravating because you have to be fairly precise with your coats in order to prevent the white undercoat from showing around the edges. I probably wouldn’t wear these without the white base either, so it’s not an issue I can get around. All in all, these colors are fun and perfect for summer in my opinion!
Also, I told myself I wasn’t going to get any more boxes for a while but the May Collection looks gorgeous so I’m getting at least one more month. 😉 Feel free to use my referral link incase you want to sign up, thank you!
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What do you think of these bright shades?