Hi guys! So I'm in a bit of a pickle right now. My PC at home has decided to fizzle out. I'm not sure if I need a new HDD or power supply, but I'm leaning towards the latter with the symptoms. So, until further ado, I won't be posting anything for a week or two, but hopefully not longer than that. I do have some things I wanted to post and until then, I'll write the posts out, but post once I get to edit pictures.
What I did want to announce though was that instead of doing the normal Indie Brand Spotlight, I have planned on a Twelve Days of Indie instead. I will feature a different indie brand each of the twelve days. All polish colors will be Christmas themed, so stay tuned for that!
Sorry for the inconvenience! Hope you're all enjoying your month!
Wowowowow! Last day of the challenge! ..Ok well, I technically have one more day still. See, I kind of forgot about Day 32... Like, completely forgot. Oops. :X But let's get on track to for Day 33!
So I decided to do freestyle instead of recreate. This mani is inspired by my favorite video game character of all time (and you can see to the right), Morrigan. So I did her normal colors in my old mani, but this is her secondary color palette. I decided to this one a bit differently than the first, but like the Felicia inspired mani I did (link here).
The base for my thumb and ring fingers is Wet 'N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond with Milani Red To Tango, for my index finger is American Apparel Manila, on my pinky is Julep Cleopatra and on my middle finger I started with a base of Sally Hansen Innocent Nude and then used Cleopatra to resemble the bustier. FYI, I used this tutorial from Very Emily on how to do the heart.
I will be making up Day 32 over the weekend, so stay tuned for that! Also, once that post is done, I'll make a post to review all of the days of the challenge!
Hope you're all have a wonderful day! Don't forget to check out the other posts!
So there's something special about December. Other than presents, sweater+leggings and lots of hot tea/chocolate/coffee. I love holiday inspired nail art! The combinations of designs are always so fun to see! Above is my first holiday nail art for the month. This mani was actually inspired by a pair of pajama pants that I love to wear during this time of year. Not only are they warm, but I love the red with white flakes!
I started with two coats of OPI Rudolph Red and then used Sinful Colors Bad Chick to make the snowflakes. I use this white over other whites, not because of the striping brush, but because the formula is nice and solid. Other white polishes just don't hold up as well as this one.
Also, its hard to capture just how lovely Rudolph Red is, but is this picture you can see the glass flecked shimmer. Oh so lovely!
Do you have any nail art that you plan on doing for this month? What has been your fave design/tutorial?
December already! Isn't it crazy how time has been flying? Sure individual days have dragged on, but I have to admit the last few months have just flown by!
I originally was planning to skip this month, but the beauty extra for this month was something I was actually excited for. Mostly because I see all these posts about the Naked Basics palette. What's more interesting about me wanting this palette is that I really don't wear eyeshadow. I'm a one/two color lid type when I actually do, but I really never feel like I have good neutral shades. So let's go ahead and see what I got this month!
Above are the polishes that I received. Seeing as I didn't think this photograph out well, let's go from bottom to top. On the bottom is Cara, a magenta with fuchsia shimmer. Julep describes this as a cranberry frost. Next is Andrea, a full-coverage bronze glitter. Both Cara and Andrea are the staples for the December Bombshell box. I then chose to add on Joelle from the Boho Glam collection. Joelle has a clear base and silver toned holographic glitter. Julep describes it as being full-coverage, but it seems a tad sparse to me.
Above are Joelle, Andrea and Cara in that order. I'm absolutely thrilled with Cara. It seems rather lovely and I can't wait to use it.
Above is the extra for the month. I love these types of hair ties and I've been meaning to purchase more from Birchbox, but just hadn't gotten around to it. So I'm pretty happy I got these. While the color choices aren't to my liking, that really doesn't matter. People won't be able to tell my nest of hair is all bunned up in one of these!
Lastly on to the item I'm actually the most interested in trying out. Above is the Sweep Eyeshadow Palette in Neutrals.The shades from left to right are: Tiramisu, Glow, Dusk, Toffee and Cocoa.
The palette is a mix of satin and shimmer finish eyeshadows. While I would have preferred there to be at least one matte, these all look lovely. Each pan has .02oz of product. Since the palette retails for $24, that yields to $4.80 per pan.
So that's it for this month's box! I try to use each of these during the month I receive them, so be on the lookout for those! Also, if you aren't a Julep Maven and would like to be, you can use my referral link to sign up! If you are, did you get a December Maven box? If so, which one and what are you excited to try? If you didn't, what made you skip?
Wow, so talk about a derp moment. I was wondering why this didn't post earlier and I was a dummy and set it to post tomorrow... Yeah... *sigh*
Today's challenge is to do artwork with three favorite polishes. So I decided to use Julep Blakely (you all know I love this polish), OPI Glacier Bay Blues and Skinfood Pop Diamond. The latter two I haven't had a chance to swatch on their own, but I absolutely love these polishes. I then used some studs I bought on eBay.
My ring finger is actually a gradient from Blakely to Glacier Bay Blues, but its hard to tell in the photo.
So what do you think? What are your all time favorite polishes? Are they all different finishes or the same? Don't forget to check out the other posts!