I loved the Julep program for the first few months I was enrolled, but it quickly lost it's allure when I realized that the colors I was receiving were mainly dupes for other polishes I already had. So, I went ahead and canceled to avoid spending money on more dupes. The program is great though if you don't have many polishes, because who doesn't love getting nail mail??
Vanessa is a clear polish filled with small iridescent glitters and is best used for layering. I started off with a base of Wet n' Wild Black Creme to enhance the different colors the glitters reflected and used one coat of Vanessa. The end result was pretty awesome and looked somewhat like a galaxy.
Even though I loved the layering, I will be putting this polish up for swap because I have at least two other dupes. As I'm writing this post I can't help but wonder how it would look in a glitter flake sandwich. I recently bought the Nails Inc. The Old Vic duo and I think the blue flakes would look great sandwiched in between two layers of Vanessa or one of it's dupes. I need to put this idea on my list before I forget! ^_^