Happy Friday!! It’s the Friday of the Canada Day long weekend and I have been very busy today getting some stuff done around the house, but it’s a beautiful day and that makes it all worth it 🙂
I’m going to recap the manis I did for the week for Tina’s Month of Julep challenge. I pulled a complete blonde moment and put the wrong polish on for Sunday and it completely screwed up my week, lol! Let’s get to it, shall we?
This is 2 coats of Julep Kam, which is a perfect mint-teal green polish. This is another polish from the May Maven box and it’s one of my new favourites. So far, every polish I have tried from that collection has been a winner in my books. I thought that I would do a little nail art since I haven’t done some in a while. I used my white LA Colors striping polish to put 3 white stripes on each nail, then used a dotting tool with Julep Tina and Sinful Colors Jaune Pastel to create 2 flowers on my ring and thumb nails, on *gasp* both hands!
So, I fibbed – I did this this morning, but it was meant for Sunday 😉 This is a gorgeous more-purple-ish-in-real-life dark pink cream polish that has a super smooth application. I had no issues with this polish whatsoever.
Julep Daria is 2 coats of awesome dark-ish grey creme that applied like butter. This one had the older brush from Julep, it’s a smaller brush and I like it better than the newer, wider brushes. This is another one I did this morning, trying to catch up on the challenge.
Julep Catrina is a perfect dandelion yellow, which is a touch more orange in person than in the photos. This required 3 coats to be fully opaque, but it was totally worth it. This is seriously a perfect yellow! I really love it!!
This polish is SO beautiful. This is 2 coats of perfection. This is one of my new favourite polishes, it’s very classy. The formula on this one was perfect and easy to work with. If you don’t have a favourite burgundy/plum polish, you should definitely pick this one up.
Thursday, June 26 – Gold – didn’t do 😦
I don’t have an untried gold polish from Julep, so I didn’t do gold day.
Friday, June 27 – Holographic – Julep Joelle
First of all, WOW!! This polish is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!! I don’t know why I waited so long to wear this polish. This is 3 coats for full coverage. I purposely took the picture blurry so that I could show you the holo-ness of this glitter, but even though this looks stunning in the picture, no picture could ever do justice to this polish. I think I’m going to try this again with one of the Zoya jelly polishes in a holo jelly sandwich. I think that will look awesome.
And that’s it for manis this week. I hope that all my Canadian readers have a great Canada Day weekend! I don’t have to go to work until Wednesday – yay for 5-day weekends!! 😀
PEDI PICTURE TO FOLLOW! If you don’t like feet, stop reading here 😉
I put Essie Butler Please on my toes today. I was feeling “vibrant blue” for toes today, so I went with the boldest blue in my collection. This polish started out a little streaky, but with a second coat everything evened out beautifully. That’s one thing I find with Essies – they are a thinner formula and are usually a little streaky for the first coat, but they usually even out after 2. It’s a touch darker in person, but it’s definitely bold and makes a statement!