One of my favorite recent manicures was with Julep Sharon. Although I like most colors, I do tend to gravitate to reds, blues, and purples, so this one was right up my alley. Sharon is a classic with a twist polish described as dark, bold red shimmer, and I was quite happy with the way it turned out.
Sharon had almost full coverage in one coat, and had full, rich coverage in two coats. The formula was perfect- not so thin that it went on streaky, but not so thick that it was hard to work with. It also dried quickly.
This is two coats topped with Freedom Polymer Top Coat. It already had a nice shine on its own, but I always use a top coat for longer life. I was really pleased with the wear on this manicure as well. I am pretty hard on my hands, and don’t usually get more than a few days out of a manicure before I chip it pretty badly. Sharon stood up to the test, and I left this manicure on for almost a week before I felt it needed to be redone.
I also must admit that I was quite pleased with the length and shape of my nails here. I don’t like for them to get too long, but do prefer when they’re just over the edge of my fingers. I shoot for a square/oval (or squoval, if you prefer) shape.
Sharon has definitely joined the ranks as one of my favorites after this manicure, and I’ll definitely be using it again. It’s such a great Christmas red, with a subtle shimmer that gives it a reflective effect. I consider this a true red, as it doesn’t lean orange or purple. I’m not going to make a habit of rating polishes on a scale (or maybe I should…), but this one is definitely five stars for me.