My nail polish collection is large. Polishes kept in good condition (away from heat or light) can last a long time, longer than the two years many people quote. A good thinner (I use Seche Vite) can also revive them. I have tossed polishes when thinner cannot save them or they have obviously gone bad, but it is rare. When I started collecting polishes again, I tossed all polishes older than the summer of 2013. To avoid ordering duplicates, I created a spreadsheet. Swatching them with these spoons I purchased from Amazon will help me compare the colors, finishes, and overall quality. All polishes only have one coat, because I wanted to spot the difference between my sheer and opaque polishes. We’ve all seen polishes that look dark in the bottle only to need 3-4 coats for opaqueness. No polishes have base or top coats either, because that can change the way the polish looks.
In last month’s Article, I already established how much I love Julep and every detail I could think of about how a Maven membership works. For those choosing to read on without looking back, I will remind you that a Julep Maven Subscription is a great way to collect quality polishes and other products at a fantastic price. I will also remind you that the deals are fast and frequent, so it can get very expensive. You will have a lot to show for those expenses though.
For the second month in a row, Julep allowed basic subscriptions to select two beauty products and one polish. This is a big deal, because usually subscriptions that get two beauty products do not get a polish. The beauty products are more expensive than the polishes, so it is a great way to get a higher value box is to select the beauty products. Like all brands, Julep has some hits and misses when it comes to beauty products. I’ve personally found more hits than misses, so I like exploring the beauty products.