It’s Friday and close to the magic happy hour, which prompted me to paint my nails at my desk at work. This isn’t as radical as it sounds when you work as an editor at Sephora, where I’ve witnessed coworkers curling each other’s hair with the latest Sultra hot tool in the aisles, or applying Paperself paper eyelashes in the conference rooms. The nail lacquer fumes wafting from various cubicles seems downright normal around here!
My latest and greatest discovery is Julep, a Seattle-based boutique nail salon and gorgeous line of nail polishes launched by Jane Park, a former Starbucks exec. While the nail category is still definitely on fire, this brand manages to stand out in the crowd for its sleek, cute packaging (each bottle looks more like a long-and-lean lip gloss that you’ll want to tote around in your purse), its pigment-rich formulas, and its truly beautiful color assortment. I put on “Gloria” this afternoon, a bright coral-y pink that’s perfect for the start of spring. I’ll have to report back on its chip-resistance factor–especially since I’m tapping away on the keyboard all day.
Sephora.com will launch this line on April 10…can’t wait!