I Love Nail Polish: Phoenix

Happy Mani Monday!

I’ve been on an unofficial no buy (minus my Julep Maven boxes) for the last few months, but when ILNP released their Ultra Chrome Flakies I had to have some!  This is two coats of Phoenix over Julep Judi, which is a dark violet.

The flakies in Phoenix shift through a variety of colors including purple, pink, orange, and gold.  The formula was amazing.  The flakies covered the whole nail with zero bald spots.  I can’t wait to try the other three I picked up!

– C


Julep: Blakely

Julep Blakely is a gorgeous purple/green duochrome with dark grey undertones.  The polish was two easy coats for full opacity.  The formula was not too thick and not too thin… just perfect!

I couldn’t get a good picture of the duochrome because I had zero sun by my house this afternoon.  Oh well… it’s still beautiful.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

– C

Mani Monday!

Happy Mani Monday!  I have always loved the look of a jewel toned mani, so I decided to do one myself.  The colors I used are Essie – Going Incognito (emerald), Julep – Judi (dark plum), Julep – Briana (navy), and Julep – Mary Lee (oxblood).

All the colors had amazing formulas.  Two coats to reach opacity.  I originally did just a plain mani, but I decided to add a tear drop stud.  I feel like the stud kinda brings it all together and gives it a simple elegance.

Hope everyone is having a good Monday!


Gray and Glitter

I used Cirque Colors XX over Julep Erin.  First lets talk about this gray, freaking amazing.  The formula was like butter!  It went on extremely smooth and was basically a one coater.  The formula alone is enough to fall in love with this polish.  Cirque Colors XX is absolutely beautiful as well.  This is two coats over Erin.  It has all different types of holographic glitters.  Square, diamond, hex, small hex, and micro glitters.

I couldn’t stop looking at my nails when I wore this glitter and I received many compliments on it as well.  The polish wore well too.  I didn’t have any chips until four or five days of wear.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

– C