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!
Recently I’ve been addicted to the kitty collecting game called Neko Atsume. I just completed my cat book album with the elusive Frosty
All of the cats in the game are very cute, with names like Sunny, Mrs Fortune, Lady Meow Meow (apparently is supposed to resemble Anna Wintour), Guy Furry (Guy Fury? hah!) etc. The art is adorable and I just had to have them on my nails.
From my thumb to pinkie: Tubbs, Willie, Guy Furry, Mrs Fortune, and Sunny in a cake box.
Hello! Today I did a simple freehand manicure to compliment F.U.N. Lacquer Happy Ending. Happy Ending is a lovely blurple (blue x purple) holographic with tiny flecks of gold glitter. The color is beautiful and most stunning under direct light as shown in my photos. Just a small word of warning, this polish does contain glitter so like any other glitter polish, it may require some extra effort to remove. I did not experience any staining.
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.
One of my favorite color combinations is Blue and Orange. (If it was not evident already based on Petite Peinture’s color scheme, or my personal website ) I decided to try a watermarble with the beautiful Julep Danielle and Julep Briana that Julep gave us as part of the #BravePretty campaign.