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


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

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!


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!