Happy Friday, everyone!
My first order of business is announcing the giveaway winner. Which I wouldn’t believe if I didn’t see it pop up on Rafflecopter with my own eyes!!!!
(I blurred IP Address because I have no idea if that should be private or not, haha)
The winner is none other than Jessica from You Are My Color! Aka, my buddy who was also doing a nail polish giveaway!
Jessica, I guess the nail polish gods giveth and taketh away… you did a fun giveaway but now you have won one, too!
And in case anyone is suspicious, I didn’t win her giveaway. Rafflecopter just wanted to remind me of that by having her win mine. Rafflecopter, you are a cruel mistress.
I did my nails on Sunday in a green color from a very cheap brand. BAD CHOICE. I did them around 4pm, and the texture was thick/brush was bad. Despite my best efforts, I kept seeing MULTIPLE bubbles pop up. I decided to mostly cover them the next day with a metallic. I went to bed around midnight or one. The next morning not only were there bubbles, but also major sheet imprints. Eight+ hours after doing them!!! Horrible. I still added the metallic (Orly Rage) but it was too late… I removed the polish Wednesday.
I loved the color combo (and this would have looked awesome with a pale aqua and rose gold!) but it was chipping badly. But look what happened when I took it off…
I did everything- I prepped my nails, used a base coat, used good polish remover… and my nails are still yellow-green. It’s a little greener in real life. I tried scrubbing them with whitening toothpaste- they felt smoother, but were not lighter. Any other suggestions?
I am giving my nails a breather now, but plan to use one of my Julep colors this weekend. I thought the September Trina Turk colors were so rich, and saturated, and… special. I switched it up and went with the Bombshell box, since in the It Girl box (my usual) two out of three colors were near dupes of ones I already had. Plus, the Bombshell box came with mascara! (It is an AWESOME mascara, bee tee dubs.) The polishes I got were Annie and Alma:
Picture from the Julep Maven September “Meet the Colors” blog post!
I’m thinking the blue shade, with a matte topcoat? I shall report back next week! Go join in the Nail Files this week! And congrats to Jessica!