Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

I've been a fan of nailside for quite some time now, so I figured I'd give her double lighting bolt tape mani a try.  I didn't follow her directions though, as I wanted mine to look more like spikes. I really like the way it turned out!I used Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, OPI - Did it On 'Em and China Glaze - Awaken.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pink, black and white leopard

I used Loreal - Raven's Dream as a base and used YSL - Noir Brillant and Sinful - Snow Me White for the dots.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gold dust

Two coats of China Glaze - Westside Warrior and two coats of Essie - As Gold As It Gets

Worst marbelizing EVER

My boyfriend summed it up best: "It looks like bad 80s art." This was applied and then removed almost immediately. Boo.

Friday, January 6, 2012


My first foray into neon polishes.  Whoa.  This needed to be covered, and quickly.  I was worried about sudden blindness occurring.

So I did this:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How to add some sizzle to an otherwise boring black mani

Glossy black polish + Essie - Shine of the Times + Essie - Matte About You

Julep Maven polishes for January

I'm a member of a fun nail lacquer program called Julep Maven.  Julep is a nail polish maker and it offers a program where you pay $20 a month and they send you curated polishes from their collections. 


- Julep's polishes are $14 a pop, so if you get two or three polishes (typical) you're saving a good chunk of change. 

- Each month, Julep emails me a preview of what polishes and/or hand treatments/fun stuff they'll be sending me.  If I don't like what I see, I can ask for a new "shelf pull," and they'll send me something different.


- The Julep Maven program is marketed as an insiders club, where the polishes you'll be receiving are what it's sending to fashion magazine editors.  Meaning, these are the best new polishes for the current season or next.  I don't think that's a true statement, as they've tried to send me the same product twice in a row.

Anyway, January's Mavens box arrived last week and I tried all of the polishes it came with today.  

Each manicure has a base coat of Julep - Nail Therapy and a top coat of Julep - Fast Dry Topcoat.

Julep - Megan

Julep - Hayden

 Julep - Leah


What do you think of these colors?  I'm not really feeling any of them, as I don't think they work with my skin tone and the colors aren't my style (I thought differently before I tried them on my own nails!).  Also, Hayden was a little too thick during application.