Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
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 appliqués. 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
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
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
Sunday, December 4, 2011
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
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
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.