Manicure Monday: Autumnal Braids

This week’s manicure features two polishes from Julep’s Art Walk collection, which I received in my August Maven box.  Summer is moving into Fall, so I wanted to go with something a little darker.

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Using Julep Mary Lee, a vampy oxblood, I first applied two coats of paint on every nail.  Mary Lee has a satin finish, which was a surprisingly nice effect, although I prefer a high gloss manicure.  But, after applying your topcoat, this satin finish gets covered, so I’m not sure when you would see it – because ladies, you should always use a base and top coat if you want a manicure to last more than a couple days.

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After, I grabbed Julep Erin, also from the Art Walk collection, and Julep Zelda, one of my favourite metallics, along with my base color to achieve a braided effect on my ring finger and thumb nails.  This effect  looks harder than it is, and if you follow cutepolish’s Youtube tutorial, you’ll master it in no time!

BOTTOM: Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat

COLOR: Julep Mary Lee (burgandy), Julep Erin (grey), Julep Zelda (gold lame)

TOP: Julep Oxygen Performance Top Coat

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Manicure Monday: Uptown Rocker

Hi there!  This week’s Manicure Monday is a modern and edgy take on a classic.  It’s been awhile since the last Manicure Monday.  I did do my nails while I was on vacation in the Bahamas last week, but I didn’t have my computer with me so no post, sorry (it was tropical, with yellow and pink)!

Today I have for you an updated French Manicure with extra metallic glam.  I made black French tips using Covergirl Black Diamond, a gold lame French tip and accent nail with Julep Zelda, and a second accent nail with crushed gold flakes with Julep Gianna, finished off with two coats of glossy topcoat for shine and strength.

MUCH LUXE SO DANGER
MUCH LUXE SO DANGER

BOTTOM: Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat

COLORS: Covergirl Black Diamond (black), Julep Gianna (gold flakes), Julep Zelda (gold lame)

TOP: Julep Oxygen Performance Top Coat