Dec 18, 2011

French Mani with Glitter Tips

Here's Julep's Jennifer. Pretty color, barely-there-pink. This is two coats, but one coat would have been fine for just some sheer color for a shiny, natural look. It would be a great base for a French manicure.

I found it just a bit boring by itself, however. So I jazzed it up with some Julep Vanessa on the tips, making a glitter tip French mani. I think Vanessa alone would be too light, but I love the subtle change it makes on my tips. It looks like I dipped my fingers into something sparkly!

Also did one little fun accent nail by adding a flower from Konad stamp m60 in white and adorning it with a little bauble from my last Julep order. Of course I covered the whole shebang with a clear topcoat.

Still thinking about signing up for Julep's maven program? Here's a new referral link. If you're one of the first 1000 you can use the code SHAREON to get your intro box for just one penny! Julep just keeps getting better all the time!

Dec 14, 2011

Julep Giveaway

I've decided that since I love so many of the Julep colors I may very well have to get them all. Fortunately there's a contest for this very thing: a chance to win Julep's whole polish line!

Dec 12, 2011

I've got plaid nails!

Here's my first attempt at nail art stamping: Plaid Nails!

The pattern is from Konad nail stamp m60.

I used two Julep colors: Keira over Shania. I love this pearly gray and deep burgundy color combo.

It's my first attempt and admittedly a bit wonky, but it's so much fun. I'll definitely be doing nail stamping again!

Current Julep Collection

Here's my current collection of Julep colors (though I've got more coming in the mail!)

 That's Miranda, Olivia, Helena, Michelle, Keira and Shania.

I'm loving Julep! The formula is great, thick but not gloppy, covers well. If you haven't tried them yet, you may want to sign up for the Julep Maven program. It's a monthly subscription like Birchbox. You take a quiz to find out your style profile, and every month you get a box o' goodies. The cool thing is that you can pause or cancel at any time, and with a code like First5 you can get your first month's box for only $5. That's a great deal! Check it out here!

ALSO until December 16th there's a Living Social deal for Julep. Spend $20 to get $42 worth of products, or $50 to get $102. That's a 52% savings on an awesome product!

Dec 7, 2011

Sharing my obsession...

Do you love nail polish? I do, too. Here I'll be sharing swatch photos, keeping track of my stash, and in general going on about all things nail polish. (I'm just a little obsessed at the moment.)