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!
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.
Julep Takeover! Daisy and I have been given a great opportunity to take over their Instagram account. We’ll be posting photos throughout the day on their IG account which will also coincide with some of the posts here on the blog.
First up is a lovely holiday tartan design that I created on my nails. For this look we used all Julep nail polishes which will be listed as we go along. Continue to find out how to recreate this on your own!
Let’s start off with a base coat of red. I’m using Julep Myriam which is a nice bright red creme polish. The formula is magical. It’s super easy to paint with, and only takes a couple of coats. Make sure to paint a top coat after this to prevent polish pick up.
Next, apply Nail Vinyls Straights like so, placing three of them vertically against the nail leaving a gap in between.
Pick a polish that’s just a shade darker than your red, or use something like Julep Nic which is a deep crimson, but in one coat goes on sheer enough. Don’t forget to top coat this layer once you’re done.
Now that you’ve got all your vertical stripes. Go ahead and place three straight nail vinyls going horizontally. Julep Nic was quite nice because the spot where the lines crossed became darker. This will help you in the next step.
Using a black polish like Julep Jet and a small paintbrush, fill in the square areas where the lines cross. We want to intensify the illusion of the tartan plaid design.
With a fine liner brush dipped in a gold polish, carefully add the gold thread accents to the design. I’m using Julep Zelda here to add a pink champagne metallic which keeps it neutral to the red.
And there you have it. A pattern packed with layers and texture, but simple enough to recreate. Happy Holidays!!
Today I will be showing you guys how to do a simple gold and black tape mani, playing with matte and shiny finishes.
All polishes used in this tutorial were provided by the wonderful Live Love Polish. They’re currently having a Black Friday sale from now until Monday Dec 1st. Don’t miss out! Today’s tutorial features LVX Alchemy. This is a gorgeous high-shine gold jam packed with shimmer.
The swatches below are taken under direct light so you can see it’s beauty. *_*. The formula is excellent, fully opaque after 2 coats with a top coat. (Top coat is really optional for this polish).