While perusing my stash for New Year's Eve polishes, I realized I have an Orly polish that looks strikingly similar to Julep Julia, which I've been wearing a lot recently. I decided to match them up and see if they are indeed dupes!
Below is an after shot. Two nails of each color. Can you tell which is which?
More three coat nails alternating polishes. Hard to tell I used two different polishes, eh?
Now to show you each coat by itself...
These are identical to me. Orly may have a tad better coverage but I generally do 3 coats but that's just me.
Orly is cruelty free, 0.6 floz/18mL, $8.50 USD. ($14/ounce or $0.47/ml)
Julep is cruelty free, 0.27 floz/8ml, $14.00 USD. ($51.85/oz or $1.75/ml)
I'd go with Orly all the way since it's cheaper, more opaque, bigger bottle. I've used Julep Julia for three or four manis (I kept going back to it, but it also kept chipping!) and I've already used about half. No big, I have a back up obviously but those Julep polishes can go quickly given their size, and I don't have large or long nails!