Julep Plié Wand Review

Thursday, May 8, 2014

I LOVE NAIL POLISH! Ask my sorority sisters: If anyone needs nail polish for anything, I'm the go-to girl to get a color and for recommendations.

I'm also a Julep Maven, so I get a box every month of nail polish and beauty products! This month, they're going to start the entirely customized boxes, which is amazing!

Today, however, I'm going to review the main part of last month's box, the Plié Wand. Julep has created a tool to make polishing your nails easier, by adding a wand to give you more leverage when painting your nails. I like using it because it feels like I'm writing, or using a pen to paint my nails which is much easier than holding onto a tiny little cap.

There are three main parts to the Plié Wand system: The wand itself (the long, black thing), the Plié over-cap with magnetic top, and the Julep nail polish of your choice.

The Julep Plié Wand and Colors! From left to right: Paulette, Jules, Iona, Maddy, and Ramona

You can also get other parts to make the Plié wand more versatile. I have a few precision brushes, as well as a precision striping brush and dotting tool, called the Plié Wand Creativity Kit. These tools make doing nail art and things like French Manicures easier.

French mani with Jules as the base, and Bunny

I also used the nail colors included in this month's box, and I LOVE THEM ALL!

Iona (blue) with Maddy Accent Nail and Dots

Paulette (which is quite possibly my favorite color from this collection...)

If you are considering becoming a Julep Maven, I would say do it. My style profile is Classic with a Twist! I've been a maven for about a year now, and it's sometimes the highlight of my month. $20 a month for 2 nail polishes (minimum) and a high end beauty product. What's not to love?
Here's a link to sign up: http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/213529/

As for the Plié Wand, here are my Pro and Cons to using it, if you're still unsure about whether or not to buy it.

- Much easier to control doing your nails! I didn't have any mess ups or nail polish that wasn't on my nails.
- Really helps when doing a pedicure! I hate doing my toenails sometimes, but using the Plié Wand made it a lot easier!
- French Manicures. I love French Manicures, but I have never been able to do them myself. So, using the Plié Wand and Creativity Kit, I was finally able to do it myself! I was also able to do my right hand, which is difficult to do using my left. But the Plié wand made it so much easier!

- Wobbly. With the magnetic over-cap, If I held the wand a certain way or if I gripped it too hard then it would be a little wobbly. Not a huge deal, but something that was at times a little frustrating.
- The Plié Over-cap is really hard to take off, especially when my nails were wet. Again, not a huge deal, but slightly frustrating.
- The rotating feature that allows you configure the wand in a variety of ways sometimes rotated if I held the wand a little farther up than at the cap. So it would move sometimes, which didn't happen often, but I messed up when it did.
- The striping brush is difficult to clean. Polish gets into the little cap thing at the base of the bristles, so it's hard to clean it out.

Overall, I give the Plié Wand my highest recommendation! If you love nail polish, nail art, or just need a little extra help doing your nails, definitely check out the Plié Wand from Julep!

As always, thanks for reading.


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