Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blue Sky Clear Mind: SUPER EASY Cloud Mani

Hi guys! It's been pretty sunny here in Seattle lately, and I've been meaning to create something like this for a long time so what better opportunity than this? Here's the mani, so enjoy!




I first started off with 2 coats of LVX Serene. A beautiful periwinkle baby blue color.


Then I added the white with a q-tip, and contoured a bit with Zoya Carey, a light gray. That's it! Super simple but super cute! I love this design.

Okay, that's it for today guys! Thank you for reading, and see you guys next time!
-Christine

Friday, May 19, 2017

Some Julep Nail Polish Swatches! Free 12pc Box~

ALLLLRIGHTTT. You guys ready for a swatchfest? I've been swatching these for a while now haha, but I wanted to have a whole compilation before I post them. So here they are FINALLY. Ready? Ok.

So I made an order on Julep's website, and I received this free 12pc box. It came in such pretty packaging!




So first off, we have Valerie. This is two coats. This is one of the Juleps I had already owned in my collection, but I thought hey might as well include it here with the rest of them. Beautiful deep green with gold and lime flecks. Great formula!

2 coats of Julep Valerie


Next we have two coats of Jean, I LOVE THIS COLOR. Idk why but I'm just really drawn to darker colors, and this one is absolutely gorgeous. Very shiny and very squishy looking, I could've went with 3 coats to add a bit more opacity though.

2 Coats of Julep Jean

2 Coats of Julep Jean

This one is called Pepper. A pretty unique shade but dammit. This. Formula. Sucks. Very thin and runny. I actually find a lot of Julep polishes to be this way, but this one pooled around my cuticles like crazy.... Two coats and still visible nail line so I guess I should've done three xD
2 coats Julep Pepper

2 coats Julep Pepper

This next one is one that I don't really like. This is 2 coats of Magdalene. Formula is slightly runny, and this color just doesn't look good on me. It's a chrome, not a duochrome, just a plain chrome. Very bright peacock color.
2 Coats Julep Magdalene



 Next is two coats of Sara. This is a very dusty dark blue, it looks more like the color in the bottle, I just couldn't capture it well. Formula is thin and runny, cuticle pooling :(



This one is very interesting! It's called Trisha, I layered it over the next color. This is a beautiful gold flakie, soooo gorgeous. It's one coat on my ring finger and a gradient on my others. Definitely very unique.


Alright, last one is Suzanne. This is beautiful, almost a one coater. A tomato red with gold shimmers, this reminds me of a phoenix! Love this color.


2 Coats of Julep Suzanne
I still have a couple more that I need to swatch, but here are most of them! I also have three in a giveaway that can be found on my instagram @steamiexo. Follow me for future giveaways!

So my final thoughts on Julep= ehh. They're okay. They have some beautiful polishes and their scent is quite pleasing, but most of them are just really runny and thin.

Thank you for reading! Until next time!

-Christine

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tartelette Palette Inspired Nails

Hello everyone! Today I have a design, I pulled inspiration from the Tartelette In Bloom Palette by Tarte Cosmetics. This was super fun to do, and I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out! Here's what they look like.




I used the watercoloring technique where you dip your brush in acetone before applying the color to dilute it. I'm not an expert at this yet, so some parts may seem more blotchy than others haha.

These are the three colors I used over a pale pink base.

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby, Revlon Jelly, Formula X Haphazard.

Let me know what you guys think of these! Until next time heh

-Christine