Category Archives: Nail Polish Haul

Julep Brights (April)

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I haven’t ordered a Julep box in months. I was actually considering whether or not I should cancel my membership altogether because I was growing tired of pressing the SKIP button every month. Well, I am glad I didn’t cancel because I am so in love with the bright colors they released this month. Finally, a combination of colors that I like…I am always down for a bright red (Jackie) and pink (Avery) nail color combo so I chose the It Girl box this month. I am normally a Bombshell, but I almost always end up choosing a different box option. This month’s box also featured a nail and cuticle pen, which is right up my alley (not pictured).

I also added two more colors to my box. A bright blue (Ally) and a bright turquoise (Lena). I only had time to swatch Lena, but I am actually loved all of the colors. Lena is a creamy turquoise green with a hint of gold shimmer. Unfortunately, the shimmer doesn’t really translate on to the nail. It also is a bit thick. I imagine that it will require some thinner after a number of applications, but I love the color nonetheless.

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What do you guys think of my color selections? Are you subscribed to Julep? If you would like to sign up, here is a referral link here. I hope you all enjoyed this post and if you have any questions about Julep, let me know. xx

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Haulin’!

Check out my haul video that includes recent purchases from Nordstrom, Sephora, Target and Rite Aid!!

Here are the swatches of each nail polish mentioned in the video:

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From left to right: Revlon Colorstay in Wild Strawberry, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed, Mint Sorbet, Coral Reef, and Sinful Colors in Faceted and Super Star.

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Nail Polish Haul (Part Two)

Here is the second part of my nail polish haul. I hope I don’t wear you all out with all the colors! Lol…Check the video out below:

Here are the swatches for each color mentioned in the video:

From left to right:

  1. Sally Hansen’s Indi-Go Blue (Ulta).
  2. Revlon’s Posh (Target).
  3. American Apparel’s Neon Blue (American Apparel).
  4. Loreal’s The Mystic’s Fortune (Ulta).
  5. Maybelline’s Navy Narcissist (Target).
  6. China Glaze’s Sexy In The City (Ulta).
  7. China Glaze’s Innocence (Ulta).
  8. Essie’s Butler Please (Target).
  9. Essie’s Where’s My Chauffeur (Target).

I hope you all enjoyed this post!!! Talk to you soon! XOXO

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Nail Polish Haul (Part One)

Considering that I have been super busy, I have racked up quite  a bit of nail polish over the past two months or so. Therefore, I decided to do a two-part haul. This video details all the high end polishes I’ve purchased recently:

Here are the swatches for each of the polishes mentioned in the video:

From left to right:

  1. Zoya’s Raven with Zoya’s 18k Top Coat (www.zoya.com).
  2. Illamasqua’s Cameo (Sephora).
  3. Butter London’s Two Fingered Salute (Nordstrom).
  4. Deborah Lippmann’s On the Beach (www.nordstrom.com).
  5. Deborah Lippmann’s Cleopatra in New York (www.nordstrom.com).
  6. NARS’ 15 Minutes (Sephora).
  7. Zoya’s Purity with Zoya’s 18k Top Coat (www.zoya.com).
  8. Ciate Mini Mani Month (Sephora).

I hope you all enjoyed this post! See you later this week! xx

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Try This Trend: Half Moon Manicure

I have been wanting to try this trend for quite some time now. I’m sure you’ve seen it a million times, but I had to do my own version of the half moon mani. It was pretty easy, but it definitely takes a considerable about of time, as you have to wait for your base color to dry before you apply the reinforcements to the nail. And yes, I used hole reinforcement stickers (normally used for the purpose of reinforcing rips in holed notebook paper) to get the half moon look at the bottom of my nail.

Check out the swatches below:

For my base color I used Revlon’s Gold Coin, and China Glaze’s Liquid Leather as the main color. I put two coats of Out the Door fast drying Top Coat on my nails as well to add some shine and to smooth the line between the black and the gold.

My right hand didn’t turn out as well as my left hand showed here, but not bad at all for my first time. I think I will be revisiting this mani again and again especially for occasions when I am going out! I am going to try some various color combinations as well…I’ll keep you all posted on my progress!

Have you tried the half moon mani yet? If so, how did you like it? Did you do it yourself?

I’m on serious crunch time right now with my thesis, which I am trying to finish by Monday.  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend and I will talk to you sometime next week! xx

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Massive Nail Polish Haul

Okay, I know, I know, this is a lot of nail polish to collect in a month and a half, but I couldn’t resist!! Between Ulta, http://www.head2toebeauty.com, Target, Walmart and Sally’s Beauty Supply I have collected WAY TOO MUCH POLISH, but I am loving and wearing them all!!

I have some swatches below that I know a lot of you guys (gals!) would be interested in so let’s get right into it. Click on the pictures to enlarge them so that you can see the colors up close:

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I’ve taken pictures of these swatches in various lighting because, believe it or not, your polish looks different depending on the lighting. Here are the names and brands of each from left to right:

  1. Milani: Totally 80’s (Target)
  2. Wet’N’Wild: The Wonder Yellows (Walmart)
  3. Revlon: Minted (Target)
  4. Essie: Turquoise and Caicos (Ulta)
  5. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: The Real Teal (Ulta)
  6. Sally Hansen HD: Blu (Target)
  7. Sinful Colors: Let’s Talk (Target)
  8. Color Club: Pure Energy (Head2toe)
  9. Color Club: Poptastic (Head2toe)
  10. Color Club: Revvvolution (holographic) (Head2toe)
  11. China Glaze Crackle Metal: Oxidized Aqua (The polish underneath is Frostbite by China Glaze) (Sally’s Beauty Supply)
  12. China Glaze Crackle Metal: Platinum Pieces (The polish underneath is Frostbite by China Glaze) (Sally’s Beauty Supply)

There are a few other China Glaze Crackle Metals that I want but Sally’s only had the two I mentioned above and Broken Medallion (which I didn’t want). I need Tarnished Gold, and Haute Metal (and maybe Latticed Lilac)…We shall see if I can get my hands on them! Here’s a link to the video demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYAChyhqBg&feature=player_embedded

BONUS: Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I’ve seen advertisements for these in several magazines and I’ve been wanting to try them for a long time. I was debating because $8-$9 is a lot to spend on nail strips for one-time only use. I am excited to report that I am very pleased with them. Kitty, Kitty is definitely my favorite out of all of the designs. I tried Frock Star, but I couldn’t get with all that glitter! Here is the swatch for Kitty, Kitty:

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Stayed tuned for more tips and recommendations on nail polish and nail care…Smooches!! XOXO