I really like nail art but I don’t always have the patience for it. I can handle an accent nail and some polka dots or stripes, but much more than that and I find myself running for the remover and starting over. That’s why I love nail decals so much. They are super easy to use and make a mani look much more intricate than it is. When Lizzie from Vinyl It Up sent me these cute St. Patrick’s Day decals, I couldn’t wait to use them. And what better polish to pair them with than Julep Lucky, a kelly green and gold coin glitter?
When I first joined Julep, Lucky was a color I went back-and-forth on. I love Julep’s glitters but the color didn’t “wow” me. I loved the idea of a green and gold glitter that I could use for St. Patrick’s Day, but I wasn’t sure if I would really like it or if it would be relegated to one mani a year. Then the color was retired and I didn’t have to agonize over it any more. I eventually picked up Julep Lucky as part of a swap and I’m really glad I did.
Julep Lucky was almost full-coverage in one coat but I added a second anyway. Who can go wrong with more glitter? My Lucky was on the thicker side but it was still very easy to work with. The color is so much prettier in real life compared to Julep’s swatches. I didn’t buy Lucky to begin with because Julep’s photos make it look like a yellow-green polish, but it is actually much more vibrant.
Lucky is a light kelly green with large gold glitter “coins” in it. It’s a really unique shade that I like a lot. This is definitely not going to be a color I only wear once a year. Lucky is nice and sparkly on and it is a surprisingly wearable color.
I found it hard to choose which decals to use on my mani, so I went with a few different ones! How cute is the leprechaun hat? And you can’t go wrong with four-leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. But I thought the beer mugs were the most fun (and the most versatile! These would be fun for a party or sporting event). I love how well the gold decals pair with Lucky. They add a little extra shine but don’t clash, and they blend in so they aren’t super flashy or noticeable until you get close.
I’m really happy with how cute this mani turned out, and how easy it was! Lucky was a wonderful formula to work with and the decals were super easy to use. Is this perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or what? I can’t wait to show off my nails!
Julep re-released Lucky last month (just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also just a great color for spring). You can get Julep Lucky for $14/11.20 Maven here.
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