Weekend Mani ~ Zoya Blaze

PicsArt_1391610077629Hi Lovelies!  I realize its Wednesday and I forgot to upload my weekend mani! I was taking a break to let my nails recover after using Julep’s Oxygen treatment and also the dry, cold winter air.  I picked up 3 zoya’s a while back when they had a 3 free special where you just paid shipping.  I also grabbed Payton and Belinda who will be making an appearance soon!

Here’s how Zoya describes this stunning color:Zoya Blaze is so hard to photograph but I included my pic and an swatch image from their website.  The bottle color is exactly what it looks like on my nails and I love it.  Actually I can’t stop staring at them! Continue reading

Advertisements

This Week’s Mani { Julep ~ Nellie }

PicsArt_1389463368460

This week’s manicure is a bright and happy pink to get me through a bitterly cold week.  Julep describes this as: Pink fuschia crème.  I used it as an add on with another purchase and picked it up for $3.99 with free shipping.

I also topped it with the Julep Freedom Top Coat – which is amazing to me!  It leaves such a bright, shiny, and almost gel like finish.

At the end of the week there was some tip-wear but nothing more than any other polish I wear. Continue reading

Julep Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum {review}

PicsArt_1388939266367I mentioned in my last post (New Years Mani) that I tried my first Julep box.  In that I got two polishes and a tube of the Julep Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum for $3.99!  In the past month or so, my nails have become parched.  I have hang nails, chipped and splitting nails, and nails that break really easily.  This has never been a problem for me, actually, I’ve always had pretty great nails but obviously something was changing.  I credit part of my problem to using pure acetone to clean up around my nails for the past few months and not using a cuticle cream or oil.  Pure acetone is known to cause dryness but I didn’t think to mess with it until it was WAY too late!

I’ve been on a quest to start repairing my nails & cuticles.  This felt like the perfect time to try out Julep’s Mighty Serum. Continue reading

New Years Manicure! Julep Michelle

PicsArt_1388708634408

I’ve never gotten into subscription boxes but was tempted for the last time by Julep.  I finally caved on the free box offer and just paid $3.99 for two polishes and their mighty nail & cuticle serum.  This is the first one I’m trying out (3295-Michelle).  It is a creme formula in Navy.  I couldn’t believe how easy and smooth it was to apply and this is only one coat!!!   I haven’t decided if I’ll keep or cancel this subscription yet – I don’t normally buy nail polish every month and already have a box full that I use or attempt to use!  Right now – I’m leaning towards cancelling the subscription. Continue reading

Weekend Mani ~ Halloween Inspired

PicsArt_1382890797658Hi Lovelies!  This week’s mani is Halloween-ish inspired!  I have to add the “-ish” because I work in a professional environment so have to keep nails semi-subtle.  First I started with Sephora by OPI’s Seriously Its a Naan-Issue which to me is a beautiful, dark, blue toned purple.  In darker light it can come off as black but to me its not quite as harsh as black but still makes a statement.

Next I couldn’t decide which accent I wanted so I picked two!  First I used the same sliver shatter/crackle top coat as last week and then I chose Maybelline’s Color Show Polka Dots Polish in Clearly Spotted – I loved playing with this so much that instead of using it as an accent nail, I used it on all of my nails!  Its very fun and different than anything I’ve done before.  I love it! 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful Halloween week!