I was so excited about many of the colors that I received in my July +Julep Maven monthly subscription box, that I could not wait try them.  The 2 colors that interested me the most were Angela the teal/blue/purple molten polish and of course the blue Sea Salt textured polish with purple & green sparkles. I paired them together because they both have the same colors in them, but a different look.
This mani is fairly simple; I painted both hands exactly the same, alternating the colors on the nails.  My index and ring fingers are the main accent nails, but my middle fingers are also accent nail because of the design stamped on that nail.

 Here's what I used:

  • Base coat: Julep Nail Therapy
  • Base color 1: Angela by Julep
  • Accent color 1: Tracy by Julep...Sea Salt Collection
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite Top Coat - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: Treasure Island by NanaCoco
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 3 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop - Big SdP Z
I was so excited to try Tracy from the Julep Sea Salt Collection, because I absolutely loved the first Sea Salt polish I got called Sadie.  Tracy is a beautiful navy blue textured polish with a really, really nice purple and green sparkle.  Tracy, just like Sadie, applied perfectly!!  The brush is wider than many of their other polish and it is a thick formula.  It is nicely opaque in 1 coat and would also look great with a topcoat for a glossy finish.  This textured polish also dries much, much quicker than the Zoya and Sally Hansen textured polish.  Once warning, once it starts to set and dry, do not attempt to add more polish until completely dry...otherwise you will wipe off the initial layer.  I can't wait to see if Julep creates any additional sparkly sea salt polishes in the future.

Angela by Julep is just gorgeous.  It's a very deep teal green with a blue and purple duochrome effect that Julep refers to as "molten."  The formula is not as thick as Tracy, but thicker than most other Julep's, but you can easily get too much on the brush...which can become very messy if not careful.  This polish is perfectly opaque in 1 coat, applies very smoothly.  The brush isn't as wide as the brush that Tracy has, but is spreads out nicely.  A great improvement on their brushes would be to round the tip, instead of blunt flat tip.  But, I must say, I'm loving Angela just as much as Tracy.  Highly recommend them both.

For my stamping, I used Treasure Island by NanaCoco (one of my all time favorite brands!!!).  This a very vibrant and pigmented gold polish, that is slightly textured.  It stamps great but because it is slightly textured, it dries pretty quickly so you have to move fast after scraping for the image to transfer completely.