Since I’m not much of a red nail polish person, green seemed the only way to go for my Christmas mani this year. I recently picked up Julep’s Taryn and I decided to pair it with one of my favorite Julep polishes, Phoebe, for a sparkly, holiday-appropriate look.
Taryn is described as a deep sea teal holographic glitter. It contains teal and holographic micro-glitter in a clear base. Taryn is absolutely beautiful in the bottle- a deep teal full-coverage color with lots of holographic sparkles, but it’s a little lacking on the nails. Since the glitters are so small, one coat gives barely any coverage. Two coats is a little better, but it’s still not even close to how gorgeous it looks in the bottle. Three coats might get you pretty close to full-coverage, but it still wouldn’t be quite right. Taryn seemed to dry a little matte- the shade just didn’t sparkle as much as I thought it would. I wasn’t expecting Taryn to be as nice as Julep’s bigger glitter polishes, so I had planned to use Phoebe as a base with Taryn on top.
Phoebe is one of my favorite Julep shades. It’s a vibrant jungle metallic and it really stands out on the nails. I love green but am disappointed by most green polishes. They just don’t quite pop like I want them to. Phoebe is an exception. It’s a fantastic bright emerald color with a great formula. It’s not too thin or too thick and two coats is all you need.
Phoebe also has a great finish. It is metallic without being streaky or showing brush strokes. Phoebe looks shiny instead of shimmery. This is a wonderful, vibrant color that looks really nice on. Unlike other green polishes, this doesn’t stain my nails.
And because I can never have enough sparkle, I added a second coat of Taryn. This is where the polish really shines. Over Phoebe, the glitters in Taryn really stand out. They look shiny and reflect a lot of light instead of looking matte. The holographic glitters were also much easier to see.
So, there you have it, my super-sparkly, full-of-glitter, green Christmas mani. I absolutely love Phoebe and I’m really happy with how Taryn looks layered over it. I can’t wait to see how Taryn looks over other colors (maybe a deeper teal or a dark blue). Taryn is $14/11.20 Maven here. Phoebe is currently sold out but you can see if it comes back in stock here.
In other Julep news, they’ve brought back unlimited skips for all of their Mavens! I am so excited about this change to the program. Julep is one of my favorite subscription boxes because I get to see what is in my box before I get it each month, and it’s also customizable. If I don’t like the polishes or products I’m getting, I can swap them out for something else. And now, I can even skip any month I want if I’m not interested (I just skipped January). If you want to try Julep Maven, you can use my referral link here and use the promo code HIFRIEND to get your first box (3 polishes and 1 beauty product) for FREE, just pay $2.99 shipping.
You can read more about Julep’s Maven program and my experiences here.
What does your Christmas mani look like?
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