Posts tagged ‘julep’

Nail Mixology aka Trip Down Memory Lane

Growing up as a kid I totally loved painting my nails! Nothing has changed here as you can tell! I had a large caboodle full of my many different colored nail polishes including some of my own weird color mixes that I made. I didn’t limit my painting skills to my nails either I am pretty sure there was some inanimate objects that were claimed in the name of art.

My parents weren’t a big fan of some of my larger art projects and I’m sure there was a few spots of nail polish permanently dyed into various areas of the bathroom; however if it really bothered them they should probably not have kept buying me nail polish.

Ahhh the good ol’ days. Maybe once I build up my nail polish collection again I will revive my old mixing skills….I’m out of a camera for a couple days so you will have to wait to see/read my review of my August Julep box that arrived in the mail today. In the meantime here is a cute picture of me as a kid. Awwww!



Sleepy Hollow

So my first box of Julep came (not my August box, but my 2nd order I made after ordering my first box) and it is the Crackle Craze set that (after viewing a much needed tutorial) I have fallen in love with the crackle nail style! These were not easy nail colors to capture properly in photos due to the very sparkly/shiny, but I’m still new to trying to photograph my nails. I promise it will improve! The orange and white are my favorite as it makes me think of gnarly trees. I’m definitely ready for fall/Halloween/my birthday xD 

ImageI started out with Orly Nail Defense as a first layer for a smooth start. Then applied two coats of Fantasy Makers Rest in Pieces(purchased last year from Shopko, don’t judge) for a nice under coat so that the black with purple sparkles would pop with the brighter colors.



This is 3 of the 4 that come in the Crackle set. The black one would not have worked with the black under coat that I wanted so I left that to be used another time. This set I think worked out well with what I chose. 

ImageThe middle nail. I loved the white. Silver was harder to capture so I apologize for no example. BTW I do not have salon quality nails nor do I care, keeping it real 😉

ImageMy thumb nail which I love the most because it looks so spooky and pumpkin-y. Yay!




Big oOo on the Nail Front

So I just discovered which is an awesome website. They are among the new business venture of businesses boxing up all sorts of neat deals (this in particular catered to your style) that you pay a low monthly fee for (Which you can cancel at anytime! Oh yea and they are 4 free!). Personally I LOVE getting stuff in the mail as well and when its beauty products I love it even more, because I love to share! Did I mention that they also put some of the money from purchases towards helping out organizations that support woman, GIRL POWER YO! Plus its just fun to sparkle don’t you agree? I’m so excited to receive my first box! Stay tuned for reviews on the Julep front!