Julep Camille over Julep Renee

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I would categorize this nail under princess-y.

My camera couldn’t capture all the ‘magic’ of Camille, so here’s me trying to show you the different angles…

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Under shade and under sunlight…

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And here’s one indoor.

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I already have a post for Renee, so I will only talk about Camille in this one.

Renee is a special effects nail polish with silver glitter that can emit a wide range of colors depending on the angle and the type of lights. This is my first time using, and I might try to experiment with other nail polish (if there wasn’t so little of it to begin with, Julep nail polish being Julep nail polish). This was the ‘Easter’ nail polish in Julep’s Easter mystery box. I’m curious how others have used this… I’m still trying to decide if I like this nail polish or not.

 

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush over Black

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I wanted to get something like Essie’s Shine of Time nail polish. Unfortunately, that nail polish is not available for a reasonable price any longer… so I opted out for China Glaze Luxe and Lush. It’s different – the pieces are in “rougher” cut than Shine of Time according to what I could tell from other people’s swatch. It’s still cool, and it was definitely a steal for $5 (from Amazon! 🙂 ) And I am so glad I got this nail polish.

Here’s a closeup of the nail polish over Sephora Pantone Anthracite, a nice, solid black nail polish.

I took this photo under shade.

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Over a black polish, this “special effects” nail polish reminds me of Korean black furnitures inlaid with oyster shells, like this one.

For details, I put on one coat of OPI Natural Base Coat, two coats of Anthracite, two coats of Luxe and Lush, finished with two coats of Essie Good to Go Top Coat. Luxe and Lush coat ended up being bit bumpy, so I put on an extra coat of top coat to make my nails smooth, and to ensure that pieces won’t fall from it.

Here’s how the nail appears under indoor light, under direct sunlight, and under shades.

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The cool effects are most obvious on top of dark coat, but I’ll have a different post on how Luxe and Lush looks over lighter color polish later today. 🙂

China Glaze Luxe and Lush over Secret Periwinkle

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Here’s a photo of how Luxe and Lush looks over a lighter color. The blue is China Glaze Secret Periwinkle that my friend Christine has. (Very pretty color, BTW!)

This one was taken outdoor, under shade. Second one, indoor, under office lights. 🙂

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The ‘glitters’ appear in rose-gold tone, and someone commented that it looked like I had holes and cracks in my nail. I guess I can see that, too… So maybe I won’t try this combo from now on. Hahaha..

I also tried putting Luxe and Lush over a black nail polish, which does look different.