I was really excited to try the jelly nail polishes when they finally arrived in my mailbox! They are very sheer so the opacity depends on how many layers that you want to do. The best part about them is that you can sandwich other nail polish colors in-between two jelly layers and it looks like a completely different polish. For this manicure, I did two coats of the pink, then two coats of the glitter (I couldn’t get enough glitter on the first coat), then one more coat of the pink. Next time I might try also try a finer glitter for the in-between layer.
I usually paint my nails every 3-4 days, but not all of these manicures make it to the blog, so I thought it would be fun to share them in a quick round-up post today. The dark purple color was a polish I tried on in Sephora and I absolutely love it. I didn’t pick it up in the store that day because I’ve already spent way too much on beauty this month, but it’s definitely been added to my wishlist!
Tell me: Is there any particular nail polish color on your wishlist right now?
Left to Right: Essie Grow Faster Base Coat // Julep Susie// Nails Inc. Haymarket // NYC Tudor City Teal
Julep Emilie // Forever 21 Green (old, but this color is similar) // Seche Vite Top Coat // Sephora by OPI Quick Dry Spray (I LOVE this product!)
I’ve been meaning to try this style of ombré manicure for a while and last Sunday I gave it a go. I finally accumulated enough different shades of green for this to work (side note: you guys, I have so many polishes in the mint green family- that’s how obsessed I am with that color!) There’s no technique involved here- I just painted each nail with a different shade of green. I feel like this is perfect for spring because it reminds me of green things growing!
Using a gold metallic sharpie as a nail art tool is pure genius if you ask me! After seeing this manicure on Pinterest, I knew I had to try this trick out for myself. I used the sharpie two different ways- to draw hearts in the look on the left and to add gold tips for the look on the right. The consistency of the sharpie is so close to my gold nail polish- you can’t really tell that I drew the details on later!
If you’re going to use the sharpie, it’s best to wait until your nails are fully and completely dry, otherwise the tip will dig into your polish. Once your nails are dry, draw on any design you want with the sharpie. Then wait for the sharpie to dry, add a top coat (try not to let the brush touch your design) and you’re all done! To see the first manicure in motion, take a look at the little video I made and if you’re looking for more manicure inspiration, you should check out my pinterest board!
Tell me: What have you been wearing on your nails lately?
I bet you could have guessed that sooner or later I would have to bust out the Christmas nail art! I had some time to spare yesterday, so I played around with these colors and ended up with this little Christmas tree design. The lines are not as sharp as I would have liked, but not bad considering that I was free-handing with a bobby pin. As a Christmas present for myself, I might just have to pick up a set of proper nail art brushes!
Don’t forget, you can get 20% off on purchases of $20 or more from Julep- just go to their site and use the code VIP20 to get your discount! Also, check back on Wednesday for my last gift guide of the season- the $10 and under set!
Disclaimer: Some of these nail polishes were provided to me by Julep; however, I only recommend products and services that I like and believe that my readers will like as well.