Happy Saturday! Today, and this past week, I have been spending a LOT of time trying to eliminate the snails in my flower beds. At first, seeing snails was cool and cute, but now that I have discovered that what I thought was my lack of a green thumb is actually the snails and slugs mowing down on my flowers it’s definitely not cute anymore 😦 Over the past week I have probably collected about 150 snails, it’s getting ridiculous! Although, I think I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and have almost caught them all. On a positive note, the snails’ shells have definitely inspired me to so some s”nail” art 😉
It’s Swatch-It-Saturday, and I have been collecting some swatches for you over the last few weeks, even though I haven’t done a whole lot of polishing.
This is 2 coats of Julep Brandt. This is my favourite black-ish polish! It’s not a true black, it’s an off-black (like an off-white is to true white), but it passes as black and I use it for most of my black polish needs 🙂 The formula on this is super smooth, and it is an AWESOME stamping polish! I have a back-up of this polish just because it’s so great!
This is 2 coats of Julep Delaunay (I always
spell the name of this polish wrong!). This polish is a gorgeous ever-so-slightly-orange red that is a great “core” colour to have in your collection. The formula on this one is great as well, it went on smoothly. I use this colour in a lot of nail art as well!
This is 2 coats of Julep Jennifer. This is a sheer light pink/nude polish, and was one of the polishes I received in my Classic With a Twist Intro Box when I first joined Julep in March 2012. This is a perfect base colour for a French Tip mani, or if you want something really neutral. I really love how this makes my nails look, and is one of my favourite nudes! The formula is still perfect, even after almost a year and a half, and there is only about 1/2 a bottle left of it 🙂
This is 2 coats of Julep Susie. This polish is SO pretty, it’s a gorgeous very light mint green colour. I really love the colour of it, and so glad I was able to swap for it! With this being a pastel, the formula was a little tricky to apply smoothly, but nothing that was un-work-with-able, just took a little more patience than your “standard” formula. I did get a little bubbling on my middle finger nail, so when I wear this again I will be doing 3 thinner coats just to make sure I don’t get bubbling, and making sure to let the layers dry a little longer before applying the next layer 🙂
This is 2 coats of Zoya Blaze from the Ornate collection that was released for the 2012 holiday season. This is the first time I have worn the colour and the first thing I thought was “why, WHY did I wait so long?!” It’s a GORGEOUS scattered holographic polish. It’s in the red family, but it’s a slightly purple-ish-pink red rather than a true red. I really love this and can see myself using this year-round rather than just during the holiday season. The formula on this polish is great, it went on super smoothly with no issues 🙂
I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your weekend! I will be back tomorrow with my “P” mani!