Friday, October 24, 2014

Julep - DeAnn OPI My very first Knockwurst and Different DIMENSION Big Bang - leopard animal print nail art

Happy Hump Day!

Lately I’ve been loving doing 2 accents nails, my middle and ring fingers. I dunno why but I can only seem to come up with manis using this look lol So, check out my latest haha

I chose Julep DeAnn, a loganberry cream for my thumb, pointer, and pinky. It’s a beautiful color, formula was so-so. I added thinner to it since it was a little thick, that helped some but it also wanted to flood my cuticles while still being thick-ish. Weird. This is 2 coats.

For my ring base color I used OPI My very first Knockwurst. I love this color, it’s a pinkish beige cream, such a great neutral. Formula is good, this is 2 coats. I used Different DIMENSION Big Bang as the center dots for my leopard spots and Sinful Colors Black on Black for the outer ring.

I’ve been using Different DIMENSION Big Bang a lot since I got it, it’s just amazing! I used 2 coats on my middle finger, it is that dense and opaque. My goodness I love this polish.

While I was doing this mani I was feeling iffy on it, but then it all came together in the end and I loved how it came out!

Bonus pics! Yesterday I got some nail mail from Gridlock Lacquer, I ordered The Aud, Westside Warriors, Kaisertown, and BuffaLove. How great do they look!!! Can’t wait to use these.

My second package was from Vinyl it Up. More nail vinyls yaaaaaaaaayyyyy! I think I’m most excited to use the little mustaches haha!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Julep Wizard of Oz polish set - Emerald City and Tin Man

There’s no place like home…. There’s no place like home…. There’s no place like home….

Did it work?! I guess not, I’m still at work. Le sigh.

I wanted to try the 3rd polish from the Julep Wizard of Oz set, Emerald City. A gorgeous green crème with a hint of blue. I was disappointed with the pink polish in this set Glinda The Good Witch, so I didn’t get my hopes up, BUT Emerald City ended up being amazing. Check out my mani!

Isn’t Emerald City pretty?! I love these types of greens, the hint of blue really sets it off beautifully. The formula was pretty good, this is 2 coats.

For my accent nail I used Tin Man, also from the set. It’s a silver holo, it’s not a super strong holo but it does have some rainbow goodness to it. I actually like the more subtle holo! Formula is great, this is 2 coats. I used nail striping tape to mask off the lines and then added 1 coat of Emerald City before removing the tape.

I added a star charm, not sure why but somehow it just fit. On the pinky I added 1 coat of a H&M teal glitter polish, it’s labeled as “Green Bluish.”

The last polish I have to try in the set is Ruby Slippers, a red glitter obviously lol I’m hoping to use it soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Julep Ledi and Casper Halloween Ghost Glow in the dark nail art

Hi my Little Ghouls,

Another Halloween mani! As soon as I saw Julep Ledi, a black microshimmer, I knew it would be at home in a Halloween mani. It’s so bewitching... Sometimes I really really hate myself.

Check out what I did!

Julep Ledi is a black with silver microshimmer. It’s a great color, black but with a little extra. The formula was good, this is 2 coats. If I was cool, Ledi would be a good color for a Slipknot concert.

For my accent nails I layered a glow in the dark shimmer Julep Casper (great name!) over Julep Kate. I didn’t expect Casper to be so pretty in light! It’s almost pearly shimmer with some subtle silver shimmer. I used 2 coats of Julep Kate and 2 coats of Casper layered over, awwww shit.

I freehanded my ghost and Boo! with Ledi. Ledi is pretty opaque so it worked great for layering over white. I was pretty happy with my freehand letters haha, normally I’m pretty terrible at writing words on my nails. I deserve a pat on the back.

Look at my little ghost! I love how it glows in the dark! He’s not the best looking ghost but I love him just the same. Did you know ghosts are like snowflakes? They're all unique.

This was my first glow in the dark mani and I can see why people love doing these, it’s so fun to check out your work in the dark haha!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Julep Jameson and Gianna Fall mani

Hey Everyone!

I went wine tasting in Keuka, NY and of course I wanted to do something Fall-ish and wine like. I went with the obvious choice of a burgundy type color.

Here is my mani!

I chose Julep Jameson, a burgundy crème with some brown to it. The color is pretty but like these colors can be it was a little runny and wanted to run off of the high parts of the nail and pool in the creases. I did 2 coats and you do have to look hard for the imperfections but I think there are better choices if you want this color. I have OPI Skyfall and that is way nicer formula wise.

For my accent nails, I layered Julep Gianna a jagged gold topper over Jameson. I’m not a huge fan of the jagged glitters but I do like this one, I think it looks good with Jameson. This is one coat and it applies nicely for being such a chunky glitter.

I added 2mm gold square studs, I got them from ebay.

Even though Jameson’s formula was lacking, I still liked this mani! It was perfect for wine and beer tasting. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Julep Padma and Brooke - pretty purple polishes!

Hey Interwebs!

Who wants to see some amazing pretty purple polishes, aka PPPs?! Alright then, calm down, here they come.

I’ll wait until you shove your eyes back into your head. For my base I used Julep Padma, a vampy purple with some subtle shimmer. It does look like a crème in most light but when you move your hand you can catch some glimpses of a gorgeous deep glow. The formula was really nice on this one, it could be a one coater if you apply carefully. I used 2 coats on my ring and 1 coat as my base on all the others. Sadly, this color has been discontinued.

I had been waiting patiently (probably a couple years) to get my hands on Julep Brooke, an ethereal purple flake topper. Finally, Julep held a sale where they offered some of their rare colors for insane prices, the catch was they only had a few of each since most had been discontinued. Somehow I was lucky enough to see the sale before it was advertised and snatched up a few of my ISOs! Brooke is everything I hoped she be! It’s a little thick, just a touch, but I find a lot of flakey topcoats to be like that, I think it’s just the way the particles are suspended in the base. But it applied nicely, this is 2 coats.

I applied a 3mm opal jewel to my ring finger and as soon as I applied it I regretted it lol I don’t think it adds to the look of this mani but instead is just kind of blah. I hate when that happens!

Even with the jewel I am still loving the way this turned out, it’s purple so I was definitely going to love it but something about Brooke just does it for me!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nails Inc Jermyn Street and Julep Katerina mauve mani!

Hey Everyone!

I felt like being classy………………so I decided on a mauve, that’s classy right? Nails Inc Jermyn Street was perfect for this super classy occasion.

Check out how much of a lady I am.

I really dig Nails Inc formula and Jermyn Street was great like my others. It’s a beautiful mauve cream that has some red tones to it, it dries a little darker than in the bottle and I think it would flatter most skin tones. This is 2 coats.

For the middle and ring fingers I applied one coat of Julep Katerina, a pink/gold flake top coat. Love this one! It was a little thick but easy to apply.

On the pinky I applied 3 1.5mm opal like nail jewels that I got on ebay.

So I tried to be classy, I really really did, but in the end I couldn’t resist adding a little glitter and bling. You just can’t take my glitter away lol Stay classy gals.

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