I recently received an email from Julep with some "preppy" nail art photos in it. I saw one similar to this and thought, " I've got some colors like that and this should be pretty simple". And, it was!
Sinful Colors Base Coat
Sinful Colors - Hazard (coral/peach)
Sinful Colors - Unicorn (yellow stripe)
Zoya - Pandora (on ring finger)
Kiss Jet Dry Top Coat
I just got my first Julep box and couldn't fight the urge to use all of the polishes that came in it. Now that I look at the picture I can see what I would have done differently, I would have only done the glitter on my ring finger. But overall I think it came out pretty cute. Not sure if I like the Julep polishes though. I found them to be quite thick and took forever to dry. What do you guys think of them?
So I've been having more fun with my new polishes. I watched some easy nail art tutorials that MissJenFaboulous did on youtube and had to give a couple of them a try. Here are the manicures I tried out this week:
I think I had a little too much fun with the new Sinful Colors polishes I picked up! I was in a spring/pastel mood but didn't really have any polishes in my collection in the pastel range. So I headed to Walgreens and picked up a few and then couldn't decided which one I wanted to use first, so I used them all!! hahahahaha
This manicure is so sparkly and fun and sooooo easy to do. You don't have to be great at painting your nails, there is no precision in this manicure, you can be rather sloppy and still get great results!! Let's get started:
I started by painting one coat of Don't You Wish by Pure Ice over my entire bare nail:
Then I painted Dark Navy by ELF just on the tips of my nails. It really doesn't have to be neat or a straight line becuase the edge gets covered.
Next I took a wet makeup sponge and painted a bit of Celeb City by Sally Hansen onto it and lightly dabbed it onto the center of my nail.
I stippled on a bit of Rockstar Pink by Sally Hansen. It doesn't take much of this glitter polish. It's very opaque so I just lightly dabbed it on.
Using Bundle Monster plate number BM21 I stamped a star design onto each nail with Black Out by Sally Hansen.
After applying Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat and clean up, we're all done!! Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! This is the last installment in my Christmas themed manicures. Its pretty simple but really stunning. Everything Christmas nails should be, red and full of sparkle! I wished the pictures captured how truly sparkly they are. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!
Sally Hansen Miracle Cure as base coat
Sinful Colors - Sugar Sugar
Revlon - Stunning
Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat
I got these nail stickers a couple of months ago specifically to use during the holidays. I will have a review on them in a few days after I find out how long they wear. Anyway! This is the third manicure in my Holiday series. I applied two coats of Golden by Revlon and the Sephora Nail Bling stickers in Red Chip over that followed by two coats of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat.
Once again I have drawn inspiration from ChalkboardNails blog. I swear that blog is like crack for nail addicts!!! LOL. Truly a great place to get inspiration from and get great reviews and swatches of the latest nail polish on the market. Here is my take on one of her recent designs. She used a true silver polish with a holographic bar glitter in it. Here is the link for her Original Post. When I looked thru my nail polish collection I was struck by how nice this Gunmetal grey looked next to the purple so I decided to go with that color combo. I painted my nails first with a coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Cure as a base coat and followed with one coat of Sally Hansen XTreme Wear in Gunmetal.
Next I applied a stripe down the middle of each nail with Wet n Wild -Wild Shine polish in Eggplant Frost.
I then painted a glitter polish - NYX Nail Polish in Dynamic Glitter over the Eggplant Frost.
Finally I followed with my favorite top Coat - Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat.
Simple yet stunning results and I love the way the colors look together! Thanks so much for reading!
This was an idea I had been playing with for a while and I love this color combo. I find myself gravitating to white, black and pink over and over. I really wanted it to have a retro feel. Let me know if you like it!
Sally Hansen XTreme Wear - Black Out
ELF Nail Polish - Punk Purple
Sinful Colors - San Francisco
Wet N Wild Nail Polish - Caribbean Frost
Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish - Golden
Makeup Sponge cut into small pieces
Bundle Monster Plate - BM15
Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat