Since I skipped my January Julep box (I think I’m good with neons, and none of the nudes seemed special enough), I decided to pick up a few things in their end of the year sale. I ordered a scarf, a crystal nail file, and these two polishes… for less than the price the monthly box.
The two polishes are called Patti and Brandt, and came in a set called “Black Sparkle.” The set is no longer available, but both polishes can still be purchased individually. Here they are:
I really liked them both, so I decided to do a simple accent mani using both colors. For most of my nails, I used Brandt, an “off-black” creme. For reference, Brandt is only slightly darker than Essie Power Clutch or OPI Nein, Nein, Nein, Ok Fine!, but lighter than some dark grays I have, such as OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees. It pretty much just looks like a soft black. Really nice. I used two coats.
I painted my ring fingers with Patti, a very sheer black jelly base filled with black microglitter and more sparse silver glitter in two different sizes. I kind of wish you could see the little black glitter more, because it just looks like black polish, and that’s not really worth having to remove a million black specks. Formula was a little thick, but standard for a glitter like this. I used three coats and two coats of topcoat to smooth it out. I do think it is really pretty, and I like the sheerness, because I think it might make a decent topper.
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