Monday, March 14, 2016

Julep in Darby

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Darby
(dark emerald green color, shimmer finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This shade is a good way to get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day without looking like a leprechaun barfed on your nails. I took this pic about 5 days after painting my nails, so you see its rubbing off on the ends, but no chips.  Talk about luck!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Julep in Isabela

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Isabella
(neon periwinkle blue color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I loved this one in the bottle.  On my nails? No bueno. Maybe because they are so stubby and this bright color draws attention to it. Better luck next time...

Monday, February 15, 2016

Aurora in 4 Alarm Fire

Brand: Aurora Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

Shade: 4 Alarm Fire
(pinky red color, glossy finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
I got this shade in an Ipsy bag and it sat on my counter for a few months. Decided to give it a whirl for Valentine's Day. And go figure -- it was a bit disappointing, much like VDay. I wish the gel was thicker and the polish was more opaque.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Whim in Fan-TAN-sy

Brand: Whim Nail Lacquer

Shade: Fan-TAN-sy
(mauvey nude color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I know a lot of people think nude nail color looks clean. But this one reminded me of pantyhose. Gross. At least it was shiny. That made it better. Shiny pantyhose? Not so much.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Julep in Erin

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Erin
(gray green color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
You know I love some Julep, but I wasn't crazy about this shade.  I know gray is so chic these days, but depending on the light, my nails just looked sick. (Not in a good way.)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ulta in Sun of a Gun

Brand: Ulta Professional Nail Lacquer

Shade: Sun of a Gun
(rich orange color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I don't typically love Ulta polishes.  But we have some big meetings for work in LA this week, and our color is orange, so this shade was perfect.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Covergirl in Nemesis

Brand: Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss, Star Wars Collection

Shade:Nemesis
(deep burgundy color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This shade is almost black. Like Darth Vader's soul. I'm not really into Star Wars (and if I was, I'm a fan of the old school variety), but this caught my eye in CVS. I hate being left out of a pop culture sensation. Plus, I hear this is the color Chewbacca uses on his toes.  Good choice!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sally Hansen in Quick Jeanius

Brand: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color

Shade: Quick Jeanius
(deep blue color, shimmer finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
Blue nail polish might be the best beauty invention ever. I love the way it looks, and this little gem is extra special because it's cheap (but doesn't look it). I'm in blue heaven!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Gap in Blue Lava

Brand: GAP Nail Polish

Shade: Blue Lava
(sheer turquoise blue color, iridescent finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This shade makes me think of summer. Man, I wish I was on vacation. Oh wait, I am! At a beach in Florida for Christmas, so I can tell you it looks great in the sand.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Julep in Kay

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Kay
(goldish beige color, iridescent finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
Merry (almost) Christmas! I really liked this shade, it's nice for the holidays but you can also wear it to work. Sometimes red gets to be a little too much, you know? This gold is subtle, sophisticated, and hard to tell when it chips.