Hello all!!! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And Julep sent us such wonderful gifts this year! Loooooove them! There were several gorgeous nail polishes, and well as two It’s Whipped matte lip mousse. And a sophisticated clutch for the night out! Whhhhhat???! I may have to show these off in additional posts!
Shown: It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Ooh La La (L) and XOXO (R).
Of course what would Valentine’s Day be without some fun nails to show off!
We are so excited to show you some of the beautiful polishes from Wrenn, along with one of her rings. Alissa of Wrenn Jewelry is a jewelry designer who makes some unique designs. She has now branched out and has nail polishes available as well.
One of her beautiful creations is the Kira Ring Rainbow Druzy which comes in 14k gold filled, rose gold filled, or sterling silver.
Her Wrenn polishes are 5-free, vegan and cruelty-free and inspired by the druzy stones she uses in her jewelry. Let me say, they are gorgeous! Overall, the nail polish formula is superb. They apply easily and with no fuss. I was able to get great coverage in just two coats for the polishes that I swatched and I have six colors for you to see!
Monday Blues! But it’s definitely not the sad kind!
I received a fun box of surprises from Julep. They sent me some lovely products to participate in their #bravepretty campaign. Which I resonate with because I’ve grown up full of insecurities as a kid and young adult. I am an extremely shy person, and not outspoken. I think my life only changed in my late 20s where I was able to accept that I am who I am. And I don’t have to be afraid of life. Although occasionally it gets the best of me. Public speaking is still the worse. Haha.
However in the past year, I have found a new Brave Pretty. I became a mom last October to a beautiful baby girl. She means the world to me. It has definitely been a new and challenging experience. And some days were rougher than others. Especially in regards to sleep during the early months. Sometimes you have sooooo much work to do, so many chores to take care of, but your child needs you. Brave Pretty for me is being a mom. Not just me, but other mothers. In your most non-makeup, bed-head hair tied in a bun, sloppy clothes covered in spit, drool, baby food, other random stuff…nothing beats the joy of your child looking up at you, smiling at you, loving you so much that they cry when you leave the room. It is hard work and not always pretty. But it is worth it.
Now back to the goodies!
Julep lipsticks in gorgeous colors! Happy Hour (l) and Stepping Out (r). They are part of the Light on Your Lips Collection at $22 USD each.
I have yet to try these Gel Eye Gliders (hopefully I can post a photo of it in use soon). The purple is called Radiant Amethyst and the blue is Regal Teal Shimmer. They look beautiful and cost $16 USD each.
Last but not least are the polishes! Love. These formulas were easy to apply! Briana is the darker blue crème, while Danielle is the shimmery cerulean blue duochrome.
I created myself some nail vinyls in a chevron shape and painted Briana at the base with Danielle at the tips. I left a chevron cutout in my natural nail color and then finished it off with a top coat.
Disclaimer: Colors on monitors may vary and affect the actual color of the product. Products shown here were sent to Petite Peinture. All opinions are strictly our own.
The lovely ladies at Il Etait Un Vernis sent us another gorgeous collection! This one is called Végétal which translates to “vegetable” in English but generally means something more like “plant life” I think. We’re moving on from the cold winter into spring. That means new life, new growth, and everything is exploding with colors and scents.
This new collection is full of color and perfect for spring. Again, the formula is amazing. I really love how the polishes go on. You can find more information on their polishes here.
For this look, I have something borrowed. It is actually something very meaningful to me (as well as my husband), because what inspired this look was the pearl necklace that belonged to my husband’s late mother. I wore it on our wedding day so that she was able to be a part of the ceremony and celebration of our marriage, even though she could not be with us physically.