Quick Review ~ Sephora Formula X Base Coat

IMG_20140421_182743_732-1Hi Loves!  I’ve been searching for a decent top coat for quite a while and have found one that I’m really enjoying.  This is from the new line Sephora brought in last fall in the Formula X Line. Continue reading

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! Essie’s Toggle to the Top!

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This weekends mani is Essie’s Toggle to the Top!  It is in their winter 2013 collection and it is breathtaking.

I found this while shopping at Target last week and had to get it.  Normally I’m not the biggest fan of Essie because I’ve never had the best luck with their color lasting or not chipping, however I had to try this!  Its a sheer garnet red colored polish with brighter red glitter in it.  It was actually pretty hard to photograph because I wanted to show how bright it is in the light.  If you’re new, I love red polishes, but more specifically the dark red polish.  This color had my name written all over it! 🙂  I type for 8+ hours a day so I’m expecting my tips to wear pretty fast but I’ll let you know if this one doesn’t hold up. 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.

 

Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck & have a wonderful day!

Weekend Mani

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Hi Lovelies!  I’m sorry this post is behind, I spent the weekend working and then was sick but I’m back and on the mend!  I did manage to get my nails done before I took family pictures on Sunday and wanted to share one of my favorite fall colors.  You might have figured out by now that I love dark and bold polishes but also love red polishes.  This week’s mani features Sephora by OPI (I stocked up when they were on clearance!) in Ruby Without a Cause (opaque chrome wine-burgundy with two tone effect) which is still available if you want to order your own!  This is slightly misleading because its a duo-chrome with gold/olive green in it and in the bottle but applied I’m mainly seeing the ruby.  Maybe next time I’ll try to mix it up better.  On my accent nail I’m using a silver shatter polish that I had but never tried before.  I thought it was fun to mix it up for a change.  *Please ignore the chips, I took this picture yesterday so it was 3 days into the mani and I didn’t coat my tips like I normally do!*

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my weeeknd mani from Sunday!