For Mariah Carey, queen of glitter has given us a line of holiday nail polishes. They are practically begging for you to party while belting out the greatest Christmas song of all time.
Thank you Mimi, Thank you.
Right now I'm planning on picking up it's Frosty Outside and All Glittery and Gold. I've been looking for a new opaque glitter polish that I can use for some nail art I've been dying to try. These look perfect.
There is all liquid sand in them which is a formula I haven't tried yet. Of course I'm excited and it may be October but I want to deck my halls!
You can buy a set of the minis for a really great price on Amazon. If you've tried anything from Mimi's line for OPI tell me what you think!
I also want to link a really great blog post that shows off all the colors!
Even though fall is here I'm still lusting after florals. I want my closet to look like a mix match of grandma sofas. I want to blend in with old wall paper. I just love a vintage floral with all my heart. I'm also in the market for a new coat and I'm feeling a new coat with a faux fur collar. It's so 50's movie star, how could you not feel glam? The rest of my wants are a total mix of pajamas, Ramones tees, hair pins, a very expensive crossbody bag, and plates. Those were my impulse wants that I knew I couldn't live without. Now if I could only find my new very rich and very old husband to fund my pretties. Just kidding...kind of ;) If I hit 1000 pageviews this week I'll be doing a fun giveaway next weekend!
I love a good manicure more than most things on earth. It's been a lifelong love of mine.
Those $0.99 bon bon nail polishes were my jam as a small child. I had and still have a nail polish collection that can rival most salons.
My problem is once again poor and busy (theme in my life) so I do it myself. I have amazing product recommendations and a few tricks to give you a salon quality manicure at home.
First tip, I like short nails. I think they're easier to work with and keep clean. So I always start off by trimming my nails.
After trimming I do a swipe of polish remover even if I don't have polish on to remove oils and make polish stay better.
Next is a good base coat, I really love CND sticky base coat. I think it's a super important step that can really make polish last longer.
After that it's time for polish! This week's polish will be Cocktail Bling by Essie which is a great lilac grey color and my accent nail will be Till the Glitter end a chunky silver glitter, bought super cheap from Sephora. (All their jewelry topcoats are on sale pick them up while you can!) Here's a link to the sale while I'm thinking about it. Sephora Jewelry top coats sale!
Now on to the polish!
I always start with a stripe down the middle, It makes it so you just have to add in the side and you have a center to work with. I don't worry about getting polish on my cuticles because after polish dries I usually shower and the hot water will take all polish off your skin. (TRICK!!!)
Most polishes require 2-3 coats to really get that thick salon look. I usually do 2 unless it's a really sheer color and I go over a 3rd time.
Ok, once my main color is on I go over everything with my all time favorite nail product Seche Vite topcoat. I swear, you put it on your nails and they dry and are rock hard in 5 minutes!!
After my top coat
Once your top coat it dry I think about my accent nail, I like to do this because I'm addicted to all things glitter. I always make sure I have a topcoat on pre glitter polish because it makes my life easier when I decide to take of the impossible to take off glitter.
I usually accent my ring finger but choose whatever nail you want if you decide to try out the accent.
Finally I top coat the accent and let my nails set for 15-20 minutes and then shower or take a bath to get any excess polish off. You don't have to do this but it's a great lazy girl trick.
The finished product!!!!
There you go you have an amazing manicure and you saved $25!
I just joined Julep's Maven nail polish subscription and I have a link that will get your first month for $3.99. I LOVE their colors and the formula is amazing. Plus $3.99 for 3 nail polishes is such a great deal.