Friday, August 31, 2012

NOTD: Toni by Julep and Oui by Orly

I'm consistently being drawn by darker, moodier colors, probably an indication of my longing for cooler weather and fall.  It will come (at least I hope it does - last winter was warm), I'm just wishful thinking it to happen a bit sooner!

I recently subscribed to the Julep Maven program because apparently, I don't get enough packages in the mail as it is:-)  For those who may not know, Julep is a boutique nail salon in Seattle, WA that makes their own polishes.  They started a subscription box where you can get two of their polishes and an added extra (pedicream, hand cream, mascara, nail files, etc.) for $20 a month.  There are 5 different profiles and I chose Boho Glam, but you can change to one of the others if you like that box better on any particular month or skip a month if nothing appeals to you. 

Toni was part of a Mystery box offer Julep had in August.  It's a muted purple cream with greige undertones.  If I could coin a word like greige (gray/beige) to describe it, I guess it would be purge, and that just won't work.  Oh well.  Here is two coats of Toni with Seche Vite base and top coats.  The formula bubbled on the first coat but smoothed out nicely with the second and top coat. 
I'm not usually a purple girl, but I like Toni.  It's different but not in your face and will probably work really well with my cooler weather clothes.  In the meantime, however, I felt the need to top it with something and Oui by Orly was the perfect choice.  I got this in an after Christmas sale at Sally's Beauty Supply.  It's purple jelly with a shiny gold iridescence.  So pretty!  This is one coat over Toni with no top coat.

Disclosure:  I purchased these.


  1. That Orly color is absolutely beautiful- it's so perfect for fall- I love it!

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    Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Very pretty color, both on its own and with the glitter!


  3. I'm learning that ORLY makes pretty awesome sparkles and this one is no exception! Love it!

  4. love the orly color! perfect purple shimmer for fall!

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! I have the Orly Oui, and I have yet to use it! It looks fabulous over a charcoal grey, great choice!!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Visiting from the Nail Files.


  6. i'm definitely ready for fall colors too! so pretty!