Julep Caroline Nail Vernis
|January 5, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Julep|
I didn’t realize this until now, but I seemed to have befriended quite a few Carolines in my life so far. The Carolines I know are fiercely independent type A personalities; this color seems to perfectly suit their go-getter attitudes.
Just as an effortlessly, yet immaculately worn crimson lipstick can give a woman an extra boost of confidence, a touch of red on the nails can yield the same effect. This particular one, Julep Caroline, is the power color red mixed with a touch of mischief.
If you’re a lover of shimmery polishes, you’ve probably come to expect them looking quite differently on the nails compared to how they look in their bottles. Is it because light is shining on the shimmer particles from all directions in the bottle? I don’t know, but they almost always end up looking darker and less multi-dimensional on the nails. I keep this in mind so that they don’t leave me disappointed.
Caroline is no exception. In natural light, it is a blackened shimmery carmine red. The base color is a dark, maroon-ish red; the color you’ll see on the nails. It is packed full of fine red shimmer that can appear vermilion to even cardinal and orange. They come alive with plentiful of light.
And under bright light is how I like it best; bright, shimmery cherry in the center and near-black maroon along the edges. Is it a unique color? No, but this type of bright-center, dark-edge finishes are one of my favorite looks. As expected, this contrast is the most intense under direct overhead light.
If you were to change your nail polish from day time to night time (I would if I had the patience!) I’d say this looks best worn out during the night, when you’ll be indoors with moody overhead lighting. Candlelight? Even better. I dare you to try eating on a dinner date without stopping to admire your shimmery nails.
P.S. I’m as ready to break my Julep posting streak as you are probably sick of seeing them! Looking at a pile of unworn Julep polishes is what’s probably causing me to choose them over others to wear, but I think it’s time to venture a bit. Thanks for your patience.