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

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!

-C

Shredded Glitter Gradient Tips

Happy Mani Monday!  Today I decided to do a mani that I’ve been thinking about doing for a while and just haven’t got around to it.  I was off today so I had a little extra time to sit down and focus on it.  I used two polishes from the OPI Muppets Most Wanted collection.

The base coat is a soft jelly pink named I Love Applause.  It was a little streaky and took three coats to get full opacity.  Normally when a polish requires three coats it stays tacky and takes a while for it to dry, but thankfully three coats with this polish dried pretty quickly.

The shredded glitter tips were done by using Gaining Mole-mentum.  This glitter topper has beautiful gold, rose gold, and silver shredded pieces.  There are big and small chunks throughout the polish, which made it easy to build up.

To create this look I painted my nails first with I Love Applause and let it dry for a few minutes.  For the gradient tips I put a couple of big drops of glitter onto a piece of paper then cleaned the brush of extra polish.  I then picked up chunks of glitter with the polish and placed them on the tips of my nails and built up at the edge of my nails.  Then pick up a few smaller shredded pieces and place them toward the middle of the nail to create more of a gradient look.

This look is a super fun twist on a regular glitter gradient!  I hope you enjoy this look as much as I do!  Have a good Monday!

– C