Saturday, July 28, 2012

Alphabet Challenge: H is for Helena by Julep - Swatches and Review

The lovely Gosia from Life In Color started a nail challenge that I am so exited to join! Check out her post HERE for all the details and rules, but in a nutshell, we will be posting our polishes in alphabetical order by color name. 

Today I am wearing Julep Helena. Julep describes it as an "ultra saturated fuchsia." It applies perfectly in 2 coats and dries semi matte so I added 1 coat of Out the Door Top Coat.

I got Helena in my first Julep Maven Box, the It Girl Intro Box.  I also got Heather, that you can see Here  in an older post, for a bonus H polish :)

I always have trouble capturing fuchsias in photos.  These photos are pretty accurate of how Helena looks in the sun, but I couldn't capture her darker side.  Indoors, under artificial light it is much more of a purple fuchsia, rather than the pink fuchsia you see in the sun.  It is a very pretty polish.  I'm glad I finally got around to trying it!

Right now you can join the Julep Maven monthly subscription program for 1¢!  If you want to try the Julep Maven Box they are offering a promotion where first time members can get their first box for only 1¢! Click Here and enter COLORS4ONE at checkout. The links included are my referral links.  When you sign up you get one, too and you can earn credits toward free Maven boxes!


  1. Very pretty color! I signed up for Julep and have already skipped over the first month!

    1. I was underwhelmed by their polish selection this month, too! Metallics are not my favorite. I thought about skipping this month, too, but I decided to get the American Beauty Box. Stefani, the gold flecked gray won me over when I saw swatches :)

  2. I love colors like these!!! Perfect for the hot summer!!!

  3. Nice choice! I almost went with Helena, myself. ;)


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