Monday, June 18, 2012

The Many Golds of Sephora

Last Thursday, I was in between my appointments at the lab, so I wandered around Lincoln Center & Columbus Circle. I stopped by Zara (which had the most amazing studded sheer blouses & coloured denim) & Sephora. While at Sephora, I really wanted to test the 18K real gold top coat. I also wanted to test out the Julep colours since I had just joined Julep Maven.


While there, I did a quick & dirty swatch of 5 different golds over white.
  1. Thumb: Julep Oscar, a super dense uniform gold glitter. (I am getting this in the mail next week! Can't wait!)
  2. Index: Sephora by OPI Blasted in Gold. Nice shatter that would look great over many colours: white, black, a vampy red, a true blue, you name it!
  3. Middle: Sephora by OPI Jewelry Top Coat in I Found a Pot of Gold. Super fine gold glitter with Clear diamond glitters (those might require some fishing!).
  4. Ring: Sephora by OPI 18K Gold Top Coat. This nail polish is amazing! It is so beautiful. This picture doesn't do it justice! It looks so natural and is much more yellow than the fake golds. It is super easy to apply and also drys very smooth.
  5. Pinky: Sephora by OPI Jewelry Top Coat in Only Gold for Me. Micro gold glitter and larger gold circles. Easy to apply.
I think it so funny how much more brown-toned the fake golds are compared to the real gold top coat. I mean I do associate yellow with not being a true gold, though in fact, the real gold is more yellow-toned.  My favourite was definitely the 18K gold top coat. It was just so different than your average gold glitter. However, the polish is very expensive at $30 a bottle! I am looking into creating a DIY version, so hopefully I can derive a great alternative! I also really liked Julep's Oscar. It was super dense, almost reaching complete opacity in just one coat! It would make a great accent nail for any mani. I want to create a glitter gradient with Oscar & a coral. I have seen that combo a few times & think it's so perfect for summer.

Overall, I think golds are so pretty to pair with any summer colour. It would make a great complement to turquoise, white, coral, sand, orange, & much more! I hope you find the type of gold you are looking for. My mini trip to Sephora definitely made me add some polishes to my wish list!

Time Warner Towers & Shoppes at Columbus Circle

If you are interested in joining Julep Maven you can get your first box for 1 cent! That means I am getting 2 nail polishes (including Julep Oscar) & a mani/pedi product for just 1 penny. I would definitely recommend trying it out. These polishes retail for $14 each, so there's really nothing to lose.

1 comment:

  1. You can use the promo code COLORS4ONE or PENNY to receive your intro box for 1 cent.