January 31, 2015

Shape of My Heart

I am going to try and do some Sunday Stamping again.  Lets cross our fingers that this isn't a fluke and I will keep doing these.

The prompt for today is Pink and Black.  I saw a design on Pintrest (Curse you Pintrest for sucking up my time!) by @tweetiisweetii.  I did my own spin on it.  I didn't feel like doing chevron, so I pulled out Bundle Monster BM-604 instead.

The polishes I used were Julep Phyllis, China Glaze Stone Cold, Life Is Rosy, Scattered & Tattered, Pink-ie Promise, and Konad Special White.

I love the matte look of SC and the glossy heart.  I love that contrast.  You will see that again, because I love it!

I really love how this came out.  It is cute and a bit edgy.  Yep, definitely proud of this one!


Delta Dawn

When I received Soleil in my Julep Maven Box, I have been trying to think of how to use it.  And then I thought of a rose design with vintage colors.  That is how this manicure came to be.

I've done this design before, but in reds.  It was originally done by @lovessweetas and I am grateful for the inspiration.

The colors are China Glaze Chocodisiac, Julep Emerald City, Soleil, Florence, and Nell.  Then I used the Julep Plié Wand for the design work.

I really like  how these colors came together.  The look is subtle and vintage.  It also makes me want to try a yellow rose design.  Hmmm. . . Maybe in the Spring. . .

I hope you all like the design.


January 30, 2015

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

I believe I have told you I love Julep.  Recently I went through the ringer with them and they stepped up every time.  First this polish, Paula.  I hadn't had a chance to use it till the end of December and when I did I worked at getting the cap off for a half hour.  Once I did I realized that a quarter of the polish had leaked into the overcap.  I called them and they said they would send me a new one.  I also mentioned that a gel eye liner of theirs had little white spots on it.  The guy I spoke with said it was the product separating and it was still usable.  However, if I didn't feel comfortable using it he understood and sent me a replacement polish and their eye liner pencil for free.  I was floored, and ready to sing their praises.  Before that package arrived I received my Maven ox tracking information and anxiously awaited both boxes' arrival.  I wasn't able to be home when my Maven box was delivered, and it was a big one, so when I got home that night I was in an anticipation flutter and was left with an empty porch.  I talked to my neighbors, mail carrier, and the post office and finally came to the conclusion it had been stolen.  (I hope whoever did it likes nail polish and make-up)  I called Julep to let them know and  make sure that my change of address to a business was done correctly.  Since they just sent me two free products, I was not expecting them to do anything and was resolved to that.  After all, the box theft was not their fault.  They did not even seem to bat an eye and completely replaced my Maven box, including the free gift for purchasing three add-ons!  They have a customer for life!  As long as I can financially afford to do it. . .  On with the manicure!

Julep Paula is such a pretty color I didn't want to add too much to it, so I did an accent of Nell and that is it.

I am not sure how well you can see the subtle golden shimmer, but in real life it is stunning!

Not only does Julep make gorgeous colors, but their customer service is amazing!


January 23, 2015

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Hey, it has been a little while, right?  Yeah, the Holidays took over a bit and now I am adjusting to being back at work.  I have been doing designs, just not blogging them. . . So, that is what I am trying to do now.

So I have been a bit tired.  My mood and the polish Butter London Knackered inspired this design.  It is simple, again with the being tired, but look at those colors.  I wasn't really sure how to use Knackered, but I saw someone put it over black, China Glaze Liquid Leather, and its brilliance shinned!  Look at those colors!  It such a great duo chrome.

Then to round out the whole tired theme we have Bundle Monster stamping using BM-605.  I loved dream catchers when I was younger and this just made me feel young every time I looked at my hands.

The name Knackered also made me happy.  My closest and dearest friend lived in Scotland and England for a few years.  She taught me the word and when I bought the polish it was with her in mind.  Plus, just look at it!  Doesn't look like a dream.  Gosh this is a pretty polish!

Well, I hope you all like this.  I think I will going to bed now soon.