Monday, April 25, 2016

Essie Aruba Blue

Happy Mani Monday! How was your weekend? The BF and I celebrated Passover at his family's house on Friday and then at my house on Saturday so lots of driving happened. I also came down with a nasty cold that I've been battling all weekend.

This is the mani I wore over the weekend - two coats of Essie Aruba Blue. No nail art necessary! I'm in love with this gorgeous frosty sapphire blue. I'm definitely going to be putting it on my toes next.

Hope you all have a great week!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Julep Something Blue

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We tried to get out a bit to enjoy the gorgeous weather, but I also slept a bunch. I was so exhausted from conferences! I actually didn't even paint my nails for a few days.

I finally felt in the mood to put some polish on, so I let the BF choose. He absolutely loves Julep Something Blue, so I'm wearing two coats of this lovely Tiffany blue with some simple flower nail art on a bare nail base.

Have a great week! And enjoy the gorgeous weather.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Zoya Sage

Happy Mani Monday! How was your weekend? The BF and I went to see The Boss, we both thought it was pretty funny. Since we were at the mall you know I had to stop in Sephora. Here's my little haul from the weekend.

I picked up the compact from the Minnie Collection, Benefit's Dandelion Wishes set, and a Sephora lip cream in the shade African Violet.

Included in the Benefit set are:
- 0.1 oz Dandelion Box o’ Powder Blush in Baby-Pink 
- 0.22 oz Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Soft Pearly Pink 
- 0.1 oz Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara 
- 0.13 oz High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter 
- 0.05 oz Posieblam Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm in Poppy Pink 

My favorite purchase from Sephora was this adorable compact. I was worried that it would be made cheaply based on photos online, but once it was in my hands I knew it was well made. The mirror feels heavy luxe. I love that there's a little pouch included so it doesn't get scratched in my purse!

Today I'm wearing Zoya Sage, a lovely mossy green that dries in a satin finish. Zoya describes their satin finishes as a hybrid between matte and glossy polishes. It isn't intended to be worn with a top coat, but I happen to have their satin finish top coat so after two coats of Sage I used the top coat.

Hope you all have a great start to your week!


Monday, April 4, 2016

Julep Paulette & Queen Anne

Happy Mani Monday! I made it through the first day back to school after spring break but boy am I tired. Definitely going to bed waaaaay early tonight.

I grabbed a couple of Julep polishes out of my collection that I haven't used in a while. The first is Paulette, a pretty lilac/orchid with subtle gold shimmer. I used two coats here. The gorgeous lilac glitter polish is Queen Anne. I recommend two coats to get the full effect. Nothing makes me happier than to look down at some glittery goodness in direct sunlight. Sigh.

I hope you all have a great week!


Friday, April 1, 2016

Zoya Kendal & Leia

Hey everyone! I would normally say happy Friday, but I'm not so happy that my spring break is coming to an end. How did it go by so fast?! I did have a pretty good week, though. I even got some shopping in. I went with a friend to the Baublebar sample sale and picked up these pretty pieces.

For today's mani I really wanted to try Zoya Leia from the new Petals collection for spring. Leia is a sheer, opalescent white with flecks of fuchsia, green, and gold. You could wear this alone, but it would take several coats to obtain full opacity. Instead I decided to layer one coat of Leia over Zoya Kendal, a lavender beige creme. The result? Stunning! I'm already imagining all of the colors I can use Leia on top of. So so gorgeous!

I hope you all have a great weekend!