Julep Kate is a white creme with a little pearly shimmer that looks SO pretty in the bottle. I wanted to pair this with Julep Melissa and have a simple but pretty and eye catching *cringe* manicure. However, Kate was having none of it. I had to try 4 times (That's applying and removing cycles, 4 of them) before I gave up and decided this was no longer my fault.
So there were bubbles. And unlike with Cecile 77, I couldn't see them on the brush, and I couldn't pop them with a dab of the q-tip soaked in remover. Fuck you Kate! On top of that it was SUUUPER THICK and I don't know if my brush is weird, or it's just that thick. Because I had to try so many times, and it's so bloody thick, I've used almost a third of the bottle in the last two hours. I ended up putting on 3 coats and giving up. This is worse than Ulta Bam-blue-zled; at least that one went on nice, even if it took some building!
|I couldn't even be bothered to clean up properly, I was so annoyed|
I finally decided to cut my losses, and added Julep Melissa on anyway. I've used about the same amount of Melissa as Kate, except Melissa's done like 8 manicures and Kate couldn't get through one.
|That dent is bothering me! Both of them! And the bubble. AUGH.|
|Trying to capture Melissa, failing.|
|Shadows covering bubbles and dents...|
At least it's pretty from a distance....
I went home and took all off and used Ulta Snow White.
|This is half taken off, and you can see all the holes from the bubbles.|
Here's Melissa over Ulta Snow White.
|The bubbles are purely Julep Melissa|
|I've come to terms with that one, it's just too pretty to care.|
|I think I'll like it better over non white.|
|Me being classy at my bus stop.|