I've heard that Sinful Colors Nail Junkie is a dupe, and I agree, but at least Nail Junkie isn't so thick! Ick this Julep was sooo thick. Nail Junkie (from my memory) was much thinner. This is 2 coats. While the glitter and sparkle is nice, the thickness prevented me from wanting to do another coat. I think I'll stick with Nail Junkie on this one.
Next is Julep Vivien, another disappointment. This is a VERY pale gold shimmer with gold hexes. 3 coats creates too much clump up with the hexes. Boo. Perhaps if I try this as a topper my opinion will change, but I didn't like this one on its own at all! I could only do 2 fingers. Oui this color.
Here's the lovely light in the darkness! Julep Rachel. I've had this for MONTHS. Finally swatched. Well worn. This was a lovely one coater I used for a mani. This is a medium shimmery brown with lots of lighter brown and golden undertones. And look at that golden shimmer! This is only the second brown in my collection I love. This may even beat China Glaze Harvest Moon!
Just look at it! It's lovely! I think I may even detect some faint pink shimmer too! Just woah. I love this one. I see some nail art from this! So the shimmer beats the glitters. Like woah. What is this crazy polish world coming to???