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Caption Art Screens-Nail Stamping Kit by Young Nails

Happy Saturday!  OMG!  I love this new nail stamping kit I picked up from Ulta. Caption Art Screens Nail Stamping Kit  I picked up Party Squad for $14.99.  It has  12 different designs and everything you need to stamp away.  I had bought a Essence Nail stamping kit a while back, and it was total junk.

This kit is crazy cool and super easy to use. This is only the second time I’ve tried nail stamping, but I’ll be doing this more often for sure. Everything in the kit seems to be high quality.   I used a lint roller to clean up between stamps.  One thing to remember with stamping is you have to clean the stamper, plate and swiper card between each finger.

I used the two Revlon Top Speed colors in Hazy and Fire.

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Last Summer Pop of Color

Okay, I know it’s September, but it’s 85 degrees here in Southeasten Wisconsin, and I’m still digging Summer’s bright colors. I’m playing with my Julep nail color freebie box which has 12 colors, now on colors number three and four.  I got twelve full size bottles for free, just for signing up.  I had never used Julep before, but I love the brand now.  It stays on well, and is very pigmented.

The orange color is Jenna and the bright pink is Randi.

Here’s a link to Julep if you want to sign up for their monthly box.  Julep Maven

I just may have to wear this duo with my snazzy dress for our vacation in Costa Rica.

 

 

Sinful Colors Kylie Duo Chrome

This is some way cool nail polish from Sinful Colors, Kylie Denim & Bling line duo chrome.  The color is a gorgeous green chrome called Kameleon.  It changes colors too.  A whopping $2.99 at Meijer. (Which is my new favorite place for inexpensive health and beauty products) It’s toluene, formaldehyde and DBP free. I have two coats here with a base and top coat.  I can’t stop staring at my nails. Sinful Colors-Kameleon

The color is very pigmented. The photos are inside my office and outdoors. It looks more green than blue, but so what.  I love this polish!

Julep Beauty Box

Ladies, if you love nail polish like I do, you have to check this out. It’s Julep’s monthly subscription box. I signed up for three months, at $20 a month. I got 12 full size bottles of polish just for signing up.  A $168 value! Wow! Who doesn’t like free??? Plus you get to customize your monthly box.  They had a ton of products to chose from. I’m going for skin care this month. My $20 box is valued at over $60 for August. This line of cosmetics is available at Ulta.  Julep at Ulta

I’m excited to try the skin care items I’ll be getting for August. Plus the line is vegan, cruelty free, no nasty stuff in their products, etc.. Woo Hoo! Plus you can cancel at any time. You can sign up for just one month if you want. The longer you sign up, the cheaper it is.  You also earn points too.  I got a free add on in my first box. Also the items are full size. Did I mention the skin care is Korean?  I can’t wait to try my August skin care items.

I’ll do a review when I get my first box.  The polish is awesome, stays on really well, and I love the colors I got in my free box.  They even selected a color based on my birthday month, how cool is that!

Check out this link to join  Julep

Summer Flower Mani

Hello!  I found this YouTube mani last year and did a twist on it.  I used fuchsia polish as a base with white and yellow for accents.  I have a dotting tool kit I bought at Sally Beauty last year  Cina 5 Piece Dotting tool set for $10.  I’ve been having lots of fun doing my own nail art.  It definitely gets better the more you do it. I did it late last night.  It’s hard for me to have plain nails anymore.

 

Here is the blue flower mani from the video.  It’s easy to do and looks really pretty.

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July 4th Mani & Pedi

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends.  My manicure is kind of kooky as I have purple glitter over turquoise polish with red on my tips.  The red turned out purple, so I left it.  My pedicure is

the typical 4th of July colors.

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend with family and friends.

 

Nail Polish-Which works best?

It’s funny as I was channel surfing the other night and Pulp Fiction was on. It was the part that Uma Thurman was in.  Remember how crazy everyone got over her nail polish?  It’s been a few years ago, (okay like 20) since Pulp Fiction came out, but I remember her part vividly.  I loved that polish.  Was I going to pay more than $20 for a bottle of Chanel polish, um no.  I found a dupe that looked just a good.

So I made a trip to Dollar Tree today and bought a bunch of nail polish.  I was showing my husband what I bought, and telling him that it’s amazing how much ladies spend on nail polish.  One blogger I follow says she has 900 bottles! Wow! I have about 50, and I thought that was way too much.

Do you really need to spend a lot on nail polish? I’ve been using drugstore brands and Ulta’s own brand for years.  I don’t think I’ve paid more than $6 for a bottle of nail polish.  I’ve found that as long as you use a good base and top coat, you don’t have to spend a fortune on polish.

Here’s an article I found on the most expensive nail polish in the world.  Crazy!

5 Most Expensive Nail Polishes in the World

What do you find works the best for you?

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