Showing posts with label Julep. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Julep. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Pinkmas with Julep Carrie!

Happy Pink Wednesday!

  Good morning lovely ladies (and boys?). Today I have a super cute and girly Winter inspired design. I love how this turned out. It made me wish that it snowed in Florida. Fun fact: I am going on 25 years old and I've never seen snow... I really want to see snow... In the mean time I'll just gaze at my pretty snowflake nails. It's so much fun to turn Pink wednesday into a Holiday themed mani. These remind me of Barbie for some reason.
Eeeee! I just love this. So for this look I started with two coats of Julep's Carrie. OMG so pretty! To give my nails a snowy look I lightly sponged the tips with China Glaze White on White. Using Konad plate M59 and Konad White and Pink Special polish I added the cute layered snowflake stamps. I topped the whole thing off with some INM Northern Lights <3!!

Here is Carrie all by her self. It's an awesome shade of bright Bubblegum Pink. It is a lot brighter that my pics show here. I really love this shade. The formula on this color is really good and fully opaque at Two coats. The one thing I do not care for with Julep is their brushes are too long and hard to control.
 So that is it for today. I hope you are all having a wonderful and short week. I am so ready for Christmas!! 

Happy Pink Wednesday!
♥ Cristina

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Julep Brooklyn

Happy Caturday!

  Today I have a super pretty Red from Julep. I also did some very simple Holiday themed striping with some glitter because this color was just screaming Holidays to me. It's very much a festive type of shade.
  So Brooklyn is a deep Red creamy base packed full of Red micro glitter. The formula on this color is insane. I could have almost done with one coat. It actually has a cool effect at one coat. Almost looks like lip gloss but for your nails. At two coats, it looks a bit more like a matte lipstick. It is an awesome shade of deep Ruby Red and the sparkle gives this a lot of dimension. It dries a bit gritty and dull and it is a little hungry. I used Two coats of SV to give it full shine and smooth it out. When fully glossy this color is just lovely! For the glitter stripes I used Stipe Rite in Green Glitter and Milani in Art of Gold. Julep needs to make more colors like Brooklyn....  
I'm off to wrap presents :D! Have a great Saturday lovelies!

Thoughts on Brooklyn?
♥ Cristina

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Julep Maven Boho Glam Nail Decals

Hi loves!

  I'm keeping today's post short and sweet because I've been feeling progressively crappier over the past few days. This was my first experience with nail decals and I have to say that I am hooked. Although I love having my options when it comes to nail art and nail polish these decals are great for when I'm feeling... Less than creative or just plain lazy...
  So these came in my December Maven box. I was skeptical at first but after trying one of the decals on my thumb I had to do the rest of the nails. These went on super easy and I had never used these decals before so I was surprised at how quick and easy I managed to get them on my nails. They wore amazingly well. I took them off after Four days because I was ready for something new on my nails. I loved the peacock- crystal pattern on these. 
So yeah. I liked thee a lot. Next vacation.. I am so getting some Sally Hansen decals!!

♥ Cristina

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Return of Muffin Mondays!! Julep Selena


  Welcome to Muffin Monday!! For those of you who have recently joined the LTHP party... Muffin Mondays is a weekly thing I do here where I let one of my kitties, Miss Muffin, pick the polish I feature every Monday. She's adorable and has great taste in polish :D. She was on a little break while I took on the 31 Day Challenge and today she is back with an interesting choice!!
 So today Muffin picked me Juleps's Selena. This color was part of the November Boho Glam Maven box (which I was not that impressed with). For this look I started with one coat of Selena, then stamped using Bundle Monster plate BM210 and Bettina Art Deco Brown. I filled in the stamp using Julep Gayle and Amy. I really like this combination of colors. It's kind of "out there" but I like different....

MUFFIN!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Here is a swatch of Julep Selena. Quite an interesting color. It's a Chartreuse creme. This color has a magnificent ONE coat formula. I really HATED this color initially but once I saw it on the nail and stamped and all that jazz I actually really like it.
I love how it looks in this picture but by the time I was done with nail art and such the Sun was gone :(.
Muffin is happy to be back!! She missed you guys!! :D :D!!

Happy Muffin Monday!
♥ Cristina

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In Memoriam of my Broken Pinkie Nail...

Me in the NUDE!!

  I've had these pics for a while of my nakey nails.. Well, almost nakey. Here I am just wearing Julep's Nail Therapy base coat and some cuticle oil, which is why I look so shiny and greasy lol. But anywho.. I thought I'd share my naked nails because it's been a very long long long time since I've gone commando on the blog.
  This is what I look like in the "nude" lol. Pardon the slight staining :-S. Oh BTW Nail Therapy by Julep is pretty amazing. The pinkie break had nothing to do with a product, it was my stupid fault but this stuff is really good. My only complaint is that there just is not enough product in the bottle....

Well that's it for this shortie post. I just thought I'd share some nudie nails!
♥ Cristina

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Julep Maven Boho Glam October Box

Hi loves!

 Quick second post for today! I found these swatches just hiding in my draft folder and they are no good to you guys in there so here we go!
Say hello to Gayle. This is a pretty Plummy creme. It has just a hint of dustiness to it. It is a very pretty color and great for Fall. Is it the most unique? No, but it is really pretty. Where this polish really shines (no pun intended) is in it's formula. It is such a smooth and pigmented formula. Two coater. These pics were taken with no top coat.

 Great Fall color!

 And this is the soft Malin. Now this color doesn't really do much for my skin tone but it is a soft seashell Pink pearly shimmer. The formula on this is sheer and it needs Three coats for full coverage but it dries fairly fast. This applied very smoothly as well. It's a pretty color but not really my thing. 

The October box also included the Glow On hand cream which is absolutely amazing. It's not greasy and it soaks up uber fast. I'm looking forward to the November box.

Thanks for stopping by (again lol)
♥ Cristina

Thursday, October 6, 2011

From the Vault: Julep January


  I just bought this for the name lol... And guess what? I love it! January is my birth month and when I saw that Julep had a Januery I had to jump on it! Hold on to your eyeballs! This is sooo bright!
January is a BRIGHT Tomato Red creme. It's very pin up like and so pretty. The formula on this baby is amazing. It glides on perfectly smooth and even. I can't complain about the Julep formula at all. This color unlike my reent Julep posts actually dries very shiny. For this mani I used Two coats of color.

Red is a Red is a Red but I can appreciate a good one when I see one :).

Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina

Monday, September 26, 2011

Julep Christina

Stupid "H"...

  Anyways, some of you guys may have seen on Facebook and/or Twitter that I'm feeling a bit down. I didn't have time to do a proper Muffin Monday because I haven't really seen much of Miss Muffin today. I think she can tell I'm grumpy so she's avoiding me :(... So, anywho.. I decided to dip into my stashy stash of Julep swatches and decided to show my namesake...Kind of... Stupid "H"...
So Julep's Christina is a lovely Orangey Red with a subtle Golden shimmer throughout. This is really a lovely color and I love the Golden sparkle soo much. The formula is a dream to work with and is fully opaque at Two coats. This dries very shiny and smooth. I'm a happy camper.

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!
♥ Cristina

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Julep Anne


  Today I have a swatch of an awesome Purple creme. BUT OMG these pics are kinda far off from what the color actually looks like. Purples are soo hard to photograph.
  So, Anne is an awesome Blue toned Purple creme. It is actually closer to what it looks like in the bottle. The formula for this color is amazing. It is so smooth and pigmented. This color also dried to a slight matte finish, which I like. This is two coats and no top coat.

This is a really cool and unique color. I love Purples and this one really made my day!

Thoughts on Anne?
♥ Cristina

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Julep Amy - I want to love you Julep....

Hi loves!!!

  Today I have a simple swatch. Ok... so get this... I was feeling blah last week and having all kinds of issues with my stomach and such... This week I started to feel better and back into the swing of things... Well last nite I started feeling kinda crappy again.. I caught my hubby's cold!! So I am back now to square one and having to resort to my emergency swatches!! I am so on the fence with the Julep brand. I've been reading nothing but negative things about them lately but... You know what? I bothered to do the swatches so I'll show them anyways.... Needless to say I'm no thrilled with the way they have been handling themselves. They have been gracious to me but it almost seems unfair... There is nothing wrong with the product (well except for the prices $$$$) but I'm not to happy about the CS horror stories I've been reading. I have a few more colors and I will be showing them randomly because they are still pretty.
So, Amy is a pretty Turquoise creme. It's a lovely unique shade and the formula on this baby is a dream. I only needed two effortless coats for full opacity. This is such a saturated color and so very vibrant. This particular shade dried to a somewhat Satin-like finish. In the pics here I have no top coat on because I was kinda digging the slightly muted shine on my nails.

And for some reason I'm really enjoying this angle of pic and how it shows the color so it may become a regular thing for me :).
And there you have Julep's Amy. I hope to get over this cold quickly so I can get back on top of my game. Seems like I can't catch a break with my health lately :(. 

Thanks for stopping by today!! 
♥ Cristina