Julep: India

I’ve been wearing Julep India on my nails for the last few days. It’s a beautiful metallic blue with green shimmer. Unfortunately the green shimmer doesn’t show up much on the nail or in the pictures.

The formula for this polish was ok. A little thick and gloopy, which made application a little tricky. I had to do my nails twice because the first time around it didn’t dry quickly enough and I smudged multiple nails. The second go around I did thinner coats and it dried faster.

This polish didn’t chip much either. I’ve been wearing it for about 3 days and there is only a little bit around the tips of my right hand, which is my dominant hand. Blue polish is one of my favorites and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint, even with the thick application.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! I’m about to head to a cook out in just a few to enjoy this last little bit of summer we have left. Stay safe!

-C

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I Love Nail Polish: Charmingly Purple

I Love Nail Polish brand never disappoints!  Here we have Charmingly Purple from their Spring 2014 collection.  This color is a pastel purple with some periwinkle undertones.  It went on in two easy coats!  The first coat was a little thin, but by the second coat it evened out completely.

The holographic affect is amazing in this polish.  You can see every color in the rainbow.. pink, green, blue, silver!  It’s just so damn pretty.  I Love Nail Polish just began pre-orders for their fall collection yesterday.  I would highly recommend picking up some (and they are a little cheaper when you pre-order).  They have a wide range of holographic polishes and if you’re new to the indie nail polish scene you can’t go wrong with ILNP!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  I just finished making my grandma’s meatballs for tomorrow’s dinner!  I already ate one– ya know the cook always has to taste the food first. 🙂  I can’t wait to shove my face with them.

– C

Bachelorette Weekend Nails

Happy Friday!!  In just a few short hours I’m driving down to Charleston, SC for a bachelorette party!  I’m headed down there with 9 other girls for a weekend full of good food, good friends, drinking, and penises!  I can’t wait!

I decided to do something fun and colorful for this weekend with my girls. This is my third time trying a gradient… not too shabby.  I’ve got to work on my blending, but they definitely turned out better than the last time.  I didn’t even post the last ones I did because they looked awful!  I did post a far away picture on my instagram (@carlylizabeth), but I was too embarrassed to put it on here.

For this gradient I used Zoya Ali (pink), China Glaze That’s Shore Bright (purple), and China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle (teal).  I love this color combination!  Perfect for holding on to the last month of summer.  These colors were pretty opaque and only took a few times with the sponge to cover my white base, which was Julep Bunny.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!