Julep Maven August 2013 It Girl | Marjorie, Fiore, Nellie Swatches

Julep Maven Swatches - It Girl - August 2013

I’m excited to share my swatches of the It Girl nail polish selections from the August Julep Maven box. I actually like this box more than I thought. I’ve slacked off the last few months of posting these because I honestly haven’t been as excited as usual about the Maven selections. While the entire collection wasn’t enticing enough for me to upgrade, the It Girl box pleasantly surprised me! So I’m going to pull out my Maven boxes from the last few months and swatch them soon! For now, here are swatches for It Girl from the Julep Maven Garden Party Collection.

Julep Maven Nail Polish Swatches - It Girl - August 2013
Julep Maven Nail Polish Swatches – It Girl – August 2013

Julep Maven It Girl – August 2013

  • Marjorie – Citrus orange frost
  • Fiore – Espresso brown creme
  • Nellie – Pink fuschia creme

August marked the 2nd year of Julep Maven so to celebrate a packet of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds were included in each Maven box. I think that’s cute, now I just need to figure out where I want to plant them. Happy Anniversary Julep! 😉

Julep Maven 2nd Anniversary - Forget-Me-Not Flower Seeds
Julep Maven turns two!

Julep Marjorie Swatch

Gorge! Simply put, Marjorie is the only nail polish that made me not skip the month. I am so in love with orange nail polish and this one called my name. I couldn’t pass it up and I’m glad I didn’t! Marjorie is the perfect feel good, happy summer orange and the frost gives it extra kick! It shines like whoa and went on smooth as butter with no mess! Here is a one coat swatch of Marjorie.

Julep Maven Marjorie Nail Polish Swatch - It Girl - August 2013
Julep Maven Marjorie Nail Polish Swatch – It Girl – August 2013

Julep Fiore Swatch

I had no interest in Fiore. The color had no appeal whatsoever so I didn’t expect much, especially because I’m no fan of brown nail polish. After applying it I’m a bit confused as to why Julep describes Fiore as espresso brown. To me it appears more grey or charcoal-ish. Maybe it’s my perception, the word brown throwing me off or my bottle of nail polish had a color mishap. Either way I’m ecstatic about the color which thankfully doesn’t look brown at all! It’s going to be the perfect fall neutral. My only issue with Fiore is that with the color being so dark, it’s very easy to miss seeing if the color has spread evenly until it completely dries…as seen on my index finger.

Julep Maven Fiore Nail Polish Swatch - It Girl - August 2013
Julep Maven Fiore Nail Polish Swatch – It Girl – August 2013

Julep Nellie Swatch

Nellie is such a pretty fuchsia that appears nicely against many skin tones, cool and warm. It applied smoothly and one coat was enough. I can’t put my finger on it but Nellie certainly reminds me of another color I have so this may be a close “sibling” of another Julep nail polish. None the less, I really like it and I plan to use Nellie for a lot of mani/pedi nail art!

Julep Maven Nellie Nail Polish Swatch - It Girl - August 2013
Julep Maven Nellie Nail Polish Swatch – It Girl – August 2013

So which, if any, of these nail polish colors would you rock? Have you been a little underwhelmed with the previous 2-3 maven boxes? This box actually got me excited about Julep Maven again so I’m hoping next month will be awesome!

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5 Comments

  1. KimberleeVDW
    August 8, 2013 / 2:33 PM

    I really liked Nellie and Fiore I would wear more in the fall. But I was mostly excited about the moisture mask trio I added on 🙂

  2. August 9, 2013 / 12:28 PM

    KimberleeVDW I agree, I'll definitely use Fiore more in the fall. I was kind of curious about the moisture mask but  didn't add it on…kind of wish I had though!

  3. August 9, 2013 / 1:21 PM

    Majorie is my favorite! I love orange nail polish but it's so hard to find a good color. I'll definitely have to try this out!

  4. August 11, 2013 / 11:46 AM

    @Studentrate Trends Yes, definitely worth checking out. It's a really great shade of orange 🙂

  5. August 14, 2013 / 11:52 AM

    Do you get a box of nail polish every month? How great is that?! My favourite is without a doubt fiore. It's difficult to wear darker colours and this one seems to be just the right shade of charcoal (definitely not brown).

    xx Kristina