I Love Nail Polish: Gaia

These I Love Nail Polish Ultra Chrome Flakies are giving me life! They are absolutely stunning!

For this manicure, I didn’t use any base polish – just strictly the flakies.  It took three thin layers to become opaque.  Gaia shifts from blue to green to purple.  It’s very mermaid-esque.

If you haven’t picked up ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies you need to!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

– C

Essie: Ignite the Night

Tonight is my company’s Christmas party and I decided to paint my nails something sparkly and festive.  This is three coats of Essie’s Ignite the Night from their Encrusted Treasures collection.

The polish is a beautiful silver and gunmetal glitter that is dense enough to be wore alone.  It’s also beautiful as a glitter top coat over a variety of colors.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

– 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

Zoya: Carly

The main reason I love this polish is because it’s my name, so I’m kinda biased.  Not only do I love it because of the name, but the formula.  OMG!

This polish was a one coater and perfect!  It went on like butter and didn’t need much clean up.  And then the color…

Perfect royal purple with a shimmer red foil underneath.  It’s beautiful.  Hopefully the pictures does this color justice!

Have a great week!

-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

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