I Love, Love, LOVE this indie polish! It’s made by Vivid Lacquer and is called the Harlequin’s Adoration. This can be layered over nearly any color and will look completely different on every one! I can’t get enough of this polish! I first got it as a mini-bottle and that quickly became not enough! So I ordered a full size on Etsy.com from the maker.
Today, I decided to see what this little beauty looked like over black. So far, I like it best over fuschia so I will post that in the near future.
For this one, I used Sally Hansen Black Out. What you can’t see in the pictures is that it has tiny pink shimmers that give the polish almost a holo effect. That is the reason why I’m in love with it!
I’ve never done a post on my go-to nail products. Not even on my original blog!
Since I use these items at least once a day, I thought they deserved a little shout-out.
The four things I use daily are:
1. Julep Essential Cuticle Oil. This stuff is amazing! It smells great and softens up cuticles very, very, fast. Then they are soft enough to push back. This is my favorite cuticle oil (I’ve tried a lot of different grocery store brands) because of how quickly it softens my nails.
2.) Julep Reveal. This is meant to strengthen your nails and promote growth. I notice t hat I have significantly less peeling when I’m using this daily so I really think it works.
3.) Julep Nail Therapy. I use this as my base coat most of the time. If I don’t use this, my next go-to ones are Seche Clear or Orly Bonder. The only thing about the nail therapy is that it won’t bond to your nail if there is oil there. (Say…leftover from your cuticle oil.) So you’ll want to make sure that your nails or dry or else your polish will literally peel right off!
4.) Seche Vite, of course! This is a super popular top coat because it dries so incredibly fast. It’s almost unreal how fast it dries. When I run out of SV, I hate using other top coats because it takes foreveeeeer for my nails to dry and then I get impatient and they get smudged. So it’s SV or bust for me!
Top Row: Nail Therapy, SV, Cuticle Oil
Bottom: Julep Reveal
And if you’re wondering…Yes, Julep is one of my favorite brands!!
Here’s a first holiday mani of the season! I don’t like to start doing them too early. :)
I started with two coats of Zoya Shawn and then topped it off with one coat of the indie Vivid Lacquer Notebook paper. I like how it turned out. I think it’s seasonal without being over-the-top Christmas. I hope you like it, too!
This mani uses three polishes to make a funky take on the classic french manicure.
First, I put two coats of Julep Juliette which is a white milky polish.
Next, two layers of the indie polish Vivid Lacquer Black Widow.
Lastly, I taped off the tips and did one coat of Julep Leslie which is a black with micro shimmer.
Here is Maybelline Color Show Magenta Mirage over Sally Hansen Black Out. This is a beautiful magenta that is very vivid and pigmented. I am excited to try it over a lot of different colors.
In other news, my car is having trouble starting. I hate car troubles! It’s one of those problems where you really just feel helpless and stranded! Fingers crossed that the repairs will be inexpensive!
Thanks for stopping by!
Here is a swatch of Andrea’s Choice Circus Tightrope that I was going to post on my old blog before all my pictures got deleted. (That was a sad, sad day.) It’s really a purple, but in some lights, looks hot pink. It is very pretty. I got it in a previous Ipsy MyGlam Bag.
Welcome to my new blog! I’m excited you’re here.
To start us off, I did a starry night mani. The base color is Julep Eloise and the glitters are from Vivid Lacquer’s handmade polish, Wish Upon a Star. You can check her shop out on Etsy.
In other news, I’m excited for next week because I get a lot of days off work. Hooray! Thanks for stopping by. :)