Monday, February 4, 2013

Manicure Monday: Rebel

If you watched my video last week, then you saw that I got my February Julep Maven box in the mail and that I was quite happy with the colors I received, especially considering the colors were a surprise. 

After I posted the video, a few people were kind enough to let me know that the silver polish I received was in fact different from other silvers I might have in my collection. Rebel, is a holographic polish, which means it has a lot of shimmer in it and a bit of an iridescent sheen. So, naturally, I had to give it a try first to see how it would turn out. I have to say, I'm pleased. 

It is most certainly much more shimmery than my other silvers. However, I have to say, I don't quite get the holographic effect as much unless I'm indoors under artificial lights. I tried taking photos of this in natural sunlight and it simply wasn't showing up. It looked like any other silver polish you might find anywhere else from any other brand. But, up close and under a bit more scrutiny, you can certainly see the difference. That's why the photo I'm sharing was taken indoors under daylight bulbs. Even then, I wasn't able to capture the iridescence as well, but you can see that it has quite a lot of shimmer in it. 

This goes on really nicely, it dries down to almost a matte silver with lots and lots of shimmer. Once you add a shiny top coat you can see the holographic effect a lot better. One coat covers well and gives you good color pay off, but two coats gives you more shimmer. And really, if you're getting a color like this, you want the shimmer. 

All in all, I think it's a really pretty color, which means I'll be keeping it in my personal stash. 

Did you choose this Julep Maven box this month? What did you think of Rebel? Did it live up to your expectations? 


  1. Ooooh I love that color! I got the American Beauty box this month, and love the colors I got. But that holographic silver is amazing!

    1. Yes, I have to agree, I like it a lot. But I can't pick a favorite. Just switched out my polish to Marion and I'm in love all over again! Haha!