Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nfu-oh 50

Maggie was pretty, but not terribly special. To correct this I topped it with my favorite flakie, Nfu-oh 50, now Maggie is absolutely gorgeous, but it definitely looks more blue than purple after the addition of the flakes

Friday, December 30, 2011

Julep Maggie

Today I'm wearing Julep's Maggie, a very deep purple shimmer. Thicker than most of my juleps, this was perfect in two coats and plays well with SV. Pictures are showing very blue, but in real life it's more of an eggplant type purple.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Julep Mystery Box

Normally I don't like haul posts, I think they're a little too much like bragging, but I will break my rule for this one. Last week as the last promo of their five days of gifting Julep offered a "box of mystery" for 19.99, I'm a sucker and I bought. After a week of impatient waiting my mystery box arrived today and I am so thrilled! I got 10 bottles of polish, cuticle oil, topcoat, glitter, and 2 nail appliqu├ęs. 9/10 colors they debt I don't have and I can always give away the one dupe I was sent. I love Julep products and am labeling this as the best Christmas gift I've ever given myself...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Julep Whitney w/spectraflair topcoat

Today I have on julep's Whitney which is a very nice Taupe-y neutral. It can be worn with just one coat but my pictures show two. On the 2nd day I chose to add a thin coat of spectraflair topcoat because I wanted holo with out changing the base color, the result was subtle and very pretty. Pictures were pre cleanup so I apologize for the mess.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Color Club Gingerbread

Another holo glitter from the Color Club beyond the mistletoe collection. This was very thick and goopy, needed 3-4 coats to be opaque and another three coats of top coat to be smooth (1 gelous, 2 SV). With so many layers the mani was thick and wore well for two days, on day three it peeled off in sheets after I did a counter full of dishes.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Julep Taylor

Another julep for you... What a surprise right? This is two coats of Taylor with a color club accent nail, SV topcoat over everything. This mani wore really well, took this picture on day three.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Julep Helena with sparkles on top...

So, you've probably figured out by now that I love julep nail polish. Today I'm wearing Helena, a very bright fuchsia. This is the first julep I've had that doesn't look great in just one coat, Helena needed two and would probably have been utter perfection at three. I used SV topcoat and Color Club Candycane on the accent nail.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Color Club Sugarplum Fairy

Today I'm wearing Sugarplum Fairy from Color Club's beyond the mistletoe collection. Sugarplum Fairy is a very densely packed lilac HOLO glitter. It's extremely bright and looks insane in the sun, I'm not looking forward to removal but I'm positive it's worth it. This is two thick coats with gelous and SV topcoat to make it smooth. Like many glitters this dries gritty and was a very thick/gooey polish.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Zoya Neeka

Here I wore Zoya's Neeka in two ways, by itself on the first day and with color shifting topcoat on the 2nd. Neeka was opaque in two coats and I used SV topcoat as usual. The color shifting glitters are pigments that I purchased from TKB Trading's sparks collection and are available in three colors.