Monday, January 2, 2017

Nails Inc. in Leicester Court & Old Church Street

Brand: Nails Inc. Stars & Gel Polish

Shades: Leicester Court & Old Church Street
(cream white color with sheer glossy finish and silver glitter stars)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
It's 2017! This combo is a bit much for me, but if you've ever imagined yourself as Elsa from Frozen, you just might love it.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sally Hansen in Dig Fig

Brand: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Shades: Dig Fig & Top Coat
(cranberry red color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
My college roommate gave me this shade when I came over to make Christmas cookies with her kids, so it's got fun memories for me. But it's also just a great holiday color that works all month long. Merry everything!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Maybelline in Dust of Bronze & Mosaic Prison

Brand: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer

Shades: Dust of Bronze & Mosaic Prison
(bronze brown color with sheer metallic and glitter finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
This is a pretty combo, and this brand is super cheap so splurge and get them both. Then your hands will look extra special when you ask the person sitting next to you at Thanksgiving to pass the cranberry sauce. And yes, I mean the kind from the can. We're being frugal, right?!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Julep in Johnny

Brand: Julep

Shade: Johnny
(black color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
With Halloween around the corner I decided black is the way to go, and this is a great one. I originally got this shade because my dad's name is John. But now thinking about it, I wonder if it's named Johnny after The Shining? Yeah, that's probably it.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Julep in Marika

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Marika
(graphite gray color, matte metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
What better color to pick for back to school than a graphite gray? Like a pencil! Do students even use pencils anymore? I dunno. Anyway, I did like this shade very much, but I don't love the matte trend.  I like my nails like I like my apples.  Shiny.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Julep in Leo

Brand: Julep

Shade: Leo
(bronze brown color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I'm a Leo, so of course I had to get this shade from the zodiac collection.  They call this a golden honey color for Leo's "confident and majestic" personality. Hmmm. I call this shiny baby poop. I removed it about a minute after I put it on. It's a horrible color, and I cannot throw enough shade at it.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Julep in Suzanne & India

Brand: Julep

Shade: Suzanne & India
(cherry red & royal blue colors, iridescent finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
For July 4th, of course I had to whip out the spirit fingers as a salute to the red, white, and blue. Especially since the political scene is getting heated, it's a good reminder that at the end of the day, we're all Americans.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Butter London in Mum's the Word

Brand: Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer-Vernis

Shade: Mum's the Word
(mauve nude color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
You know I don't love nude shades that make my fingers look like mannequin hands. So I'm not crazy about this one. But my nails are short right now. And I guess it looks clean -- if you're made of plastic.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Essie in Roarrrrange

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shade: Roarrrrange
(reddish orange color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I kinda love this one -- it's like Cinco de Mayo in a bottle. It's easy to find a good margarita.  It's hard to find a good orange. Wear this one to your next fiesta.

Monday, April 4, 2016

China Glaze in For Audrey

Brand: China Glaze Nail Lacquer

Shade: For Audrey
(Tiffany blue color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
As much as I like my Tiffany's jewelry, I'm definitely over this blue period.  It's bougie. And also kind of hurts my eyes. Maybe I might like it better on my toes -- where you forget you have it on, and then you take your shoe off and it's like, oh hey, piggies!