This Week’s Mani { Julep ~ Nellie }

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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

New Years Manicure! Julep Michelle

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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 ~Gray & Silver

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This week’s manicure is featuring a dark color that I love in the fall and another shatter nail in silver.  I’m late jumping on the shatter nail polish band wagon but I am in love with them!  The dark gray color is by L’Oreal in #570 Stroke of Midnight.  I really like the L’Oreal polishes and they last just as long as my OPI polish.

 

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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!

Fall Nails ~ Brown & Gold w/ Silver Glitter

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My weekend mani suffered a set back yesterday (Monday) my pointer finger nail had a couple of big chips in it.  It was driving me crazy.  Instead of re-doing that nail or taking off all of my other nails that were still fine, I decided to do an accent nail.  While organizing my nail polish stash over the weekend – I found this gold color that I’ve never used before and liked the idea of how it would pair with the dark brown.  Then added the silver chunky glitter top coat for a little extra sparkle!

 

Here’s what I used:

  • Brown: Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine in #08 Glossy
  • Gold: L’Oreal #580 – because you’re worth it
  • Silver Glitter: Sephora by OPI Jewlery Top Coat in Flurry Up

Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck!  Have a wonderful day!