Classic with a Twist Finish: Shimmer
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The most classic finish. Glossy, smooth, easy to apply.


Rich, flat color. No gloss or shine whatsoever.


A matte-metallic finish with texture and and micro-glitter.


Big, easy-to-see sparkle flakes. Glitter polish is textural, for smoother, use a top coat.


The same amount of sparkle as Glitter, but smaller flakes. Best for layering over color.


For nails that twinkle. A base of color and tiny flakes of shimmer mixed into one bottle.


Also known as pearlescent. Icy-toned shine, visible brush strokes.


Tiny rainbow colored flakes in the polish. Best seen in sunlight.


This finish glistens like the inside of a sea shell.


Also called duochrome. Color changes between two or more hues depending on the angle of looking at it.


Shiny, metal-looking finish. Most popular in golds, silvers, and coppers.


A layering polish. Creates a shattered texture look when put on top of another color.


A smooth, almost mirror-like metallic shine.

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SKU# 11-01-00279

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Quick Overview

Color Description

African violet shimmer

Breathable nail color—Color Treat is no ordinary nail polish.

Color description:
African violet shimmer

What it is:
Breakthrough Oxygen Technology powers this fast-drying, long-lasting nail polish to get nails healthy and more beautiful at the same time. Our proprietary 5-free, vegan-friendly formula also includes strengthening Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract. You'll never look at nail polish the same way again.

What it does:
  • Dries ultra fast & allows 30% more oxygen to permeate the nail bed than other nail polish
  • Reveals stronger, harder & more conditioned nails in just two weeks (reported by 95% of women in an independent trial)
  • Extends the life of your manicure or pedicure
  • Julep nail polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. We steer clear of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts.

    Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Apidic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Ultramarines (CI 77003), Styrene/Acrylates Coploymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Hexanal, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coffea Robusta Seed Extract

    1. Start with a base coat. This protects your nails from damage and staining, and creates a smooth base for your nail polish.

    2. Apply nail polish in thin layers, and give each coat time to dry before applying the next. This helps your color dry evenly and quickly.

    3. To extend the life of your manicure, start each layer by sealing your free edges. Lightly brush nail polish across the edge and under the tip of each nail.

    4. To make your nail polish pop, apply a layer of white polish between the base coat and color.

    5. Finish with a top coat to protect your nail polish against chips. Reapply every couple of days to keep your manicure looking fresh.


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    We love it with...

    Avni - Classic with a Twist is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Color I love most things purple. So, I thought it was a beautiful color in the bottle. It is equally as beautiful on my nails, and the color lasts, which almost never happens on my nails.
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Purple is my favorite color. I have many purple polishes and this one is now my absolute favorite. With two medium coats the finish is very opaque with a beautiful sheen. I also used Julep's poly top coat and have been getting compliments all week. I love this color and will be wearing it often.
    Date published: 2014-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Favorite To start off purple is my favorite color; which is why I ordered this color in my Maven August subscription. Now with that being said; this color is exactly like it is portrayed in the photos on Julep. The first swatch is light at first but when you put the second swatch of color it comes out super vibrant. When topped of with a top coat it has an amazing shimmer to it. It is definitely a girly color and is now a permanent favorite in my Julep collection. If you love purple than this is the color to get.
    Date published: 2014-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Julep you've got a winner with this color. I hope this color (avni) will always be available. Perhaps you should name it the color of the year or some other title giving it a permanent spot in your inventory!
    Date published: 2014-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning with a Capital WOW! First, let's gush about the color: there are very few shades that would definitely work for all skin tones in all 4 seasons. Avni is a just-right, bright but deep purple that would genuinely work for anyone at any time. It's beautiful; I liken it to a slightly deeper Kayla (whom we all miss terribly!). Now to the formula: it is exactly right, not too thin and not too thick. It dries very quickly and, wonder of wonders, is opaque in one coat. (I put on two because it's habit, but I would not have had to had I not had the time, or more likely, didn't feel like it! :D) Fantastic.
    Date published: 2014-08-17
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