Manicure March | Julep in Alfre

Happy Friday! Today’s nail polish review is a really interesting one. Back when I first started blogging, I fell in love with Julep nail polishes. For some reason, I just had to have the polish Alfre, which is a metallic purple. I ended up doing a swap for it, and I think I wore it once. I’ve never been a big fan of metallic nail polishes, so I’m not sure why I wanted Alfre so much. I decided to swatch it during my declutter project to see it on my nails. Let me share my thoughts on Alfre with you.

Julep in Alfre Julep in AlfreAlfre is a metallic purple polish with silver shimmer. The formula is, unfortunately, horrible! It is watery, and that made application a big mess. Alfre is also very streaky, which can often happen with metallic polishes. I don’t know why I loved this so much a few years ago! Perhaps the formula changed over time, but there is no way I can keep this. Alfre needs to go!

All in all, I’m so glad I tried out Alfre again. I honestly don’t remember why I needed this nail polish, but I’m glad it is no longer taking up space in my collection. I would love to know in the comments if you’ve ever purchased a polish, and then years later you’re not sure why. Perhaps the color isn’t your taste, or the finish is not what you usually wear. Definitely share your polish story with me!

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2 comments

  1. Jaye says:

    Haha, I’m so glad you mentioned the streaks. When I read this, my reaction (to the first photo) was, “Oh, that’s *really* streaky!”
    I’ve definitely had polishes that changed their formula over time, so it’s possible — even likely! — that Alfre was a great polish that devolved into a streaky, watery mess.

    By the by, really enjoying Manicure March. I know it’s got to take a lot of time to post so many updates, but I know I appreciate it!

    • Adventures in Polishland says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad you are enjoying Manicure March!
      I know that metallics are often streaky, but this one was just over the top!

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