Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm Ready For Fall!

Good morning, darlings :)

I don't know about the rest of you but I am soooooo ready for the season to change!  I love Autumn.  The cool temperatures, changing leaves, peacoats... I love it all.  It's just now starting to cool off in Southern California but the mani that I have to share with you today is one I did when it was 107 degrees (Fahrenheit) outside.  I was miserable... and very angry lol.  So I made a plea to the Fall god's and came up with this...

 Colors Used (L to R): Julep Gwyneth (base), Revlon - Tuscan Sun, Love & Beauty - Nude, O.P.I. - The "It" Color, E.L.F. - Party Peach, Sinful Colors - Nirvana, Julep - Felicity.

 I started with 2 coats of Gwyneth, a super sheer pink polish.  Then, with my striping brush, I added streaks of Autumn colors...
When it was all said and done, it came out looking more like Thanksgiving than just Fall... but I'll take it!  Hahaha ;)

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The weather is finally starting to cool and I can feel Fall coming around the corner. I'm a happy Girl!

With the holidays coming up, I've been brainstorming some nail ideas and I can't wait to see what my fellow bloggers come up with :D  I haven't forgotten about my promised giveaway (2 more posts to go!).  I will have more details for you soon-ish.  This might be my last post until after the wedding (October 6th) :'(  With that being said...

Until next time!

Stef <3

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Church Mani: Semi-Braided

Hello lovelies!!  Gahh I've been gone for far too long *sigh*

I'm taking a break from packing (we're moving in 5 days!!!) and I've decided to share my church mani from this past Sunday.  I got inspired my nail art I saw here...

Fren tip, braided, braided tip, grey, beige, nude, white, nail art, nail design, mani
 Colors Used: Sally Hansen - White On, Love & Beauty - Beige, Julep - Meryl

I haven't really had any time the last couple of weeks to do my nails, which is pretty tragic.  I've slapped some polish on and ran out the door but the nail art has been pretty non-existent.  So, while this mani is simple, it's a small step towards getting back into my routine :)

All of the polishes I used are fairly thick, I used one coat of each (one thick coat).

 I was bumming around in my favorite Target sweats all day Saturday haha...

 So these you have it... yay nails!!

I suppose that's all for now.  Love to you all <3

Until next time!

Stef <3

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dots and Stripes!

Yoohoo!  Remember me?  It's alright if you don't, I barely remember how to blog!  Lol.  It has been far too long ladies and I truly have missed you.

The mani I have to share with you today may be a little lack-luster after my long absence but... I am out of prectice with my nail art because I haven't had any free time to myself in weeks.  It's pretty pathetic at this point.  I cannot wait to be moved-in and married so I can get back to life as-it-should-be with my honey *sigh*...

 Colors Used: Klean Color - Mocha, Rimmel - Black Satin

So, this is a mani that I did a couple of weeks ago.  I don't really have much to say about it lol.  The Mocha is a really pretty dusty rose kind of color, 2 coats for opacity.  I've raved about Black Satin in the past and it's still my favorite black polish to date :)

Although stripes and polka dots aren't all that new and exciting, they can still be fun.  I enjoyed rockin' these pretties :)
Klean Color Mocha, polka dots, stripes, black, nude, dusty rose, nail art, nail design, mani

Only 3 more weeks to go until I'm back, Jack!  Hahaha  I miss polishing a lot and I'm trying to stay in the know with new trends and products.  If there's anything new that you'd like to share with me, please do!!  I would love you forever :D

Until next time!

Stef <3

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Revlon Moon Candy

Hello there ladies!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week :)

I wanted to share a find with you today, if you don't mind?  I was out at Target, shopping with the Fashionista (as usual hahaha) and we came across this display of dual ended polishes by Revlon.  Another girlfriend of mine had mentioned them to me before and said that I should check them out.  So I did...
This is Revlon's Moon Candy - Satellite.  I... Love... It!  I cannot express how much I love this duo :)

 The base color goes on like a jelly and it's just beautiful!  I did end up with some bubbling (which irked me a bit), but it was the result of my poor application of Love & Beauty's Garlic Nail Growth.  I highly reccommend the product, just be sure to use minimal brush strokes hahaha.

A 2-coater polish with a stunning glitter to top it.  What more could you ask for?  :)

 Last photo...

That's it for now ladies, so...

Until next time!

Stef <3

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Julep + Trina Turk: A Match Made in Heaven

Good morning all :)  I'm pretty excited about my Julep purchases this month so I'm just going to jump right in!

For the month of September Julep has teamed up with fashion designer Trina Turk and come up with some awesome colors for the Fall.  I am the proud owner of 5 polishes out of this collection :)

Julep, Delaunay, Alma, Otte, Hoch, Annie
L to R: Delaunay, Alma, Otte, Hoch and Annie

I'm still waiting for Gunta to come in the mail, it's a pretty royal blue :)  These polishes are cremes that all apply like a dream!  Alma is my favorite yellow that Julep has produced thus far.  Here are a couple of mani's I did using these polishes...

These two pics are of Alma and Annie combined with Revlon Calla Lilly

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 3 coats Calla Lilly, 2 coats Alma and Annie...

 These next 2 pics are of Delaunay and Otted combined with Felicity, a gold that I received in Julep's August Maven Box :)

Julep, Delaunay, Otte, Felicity, french tip, frenchie, nail art, nail design, mani
 Again, 2 coats of Delaunay and Otte...

Julep also added a mascara to this month's Maven boxes...

Julep volumizing mascara

My eyelashes are quite wimpy/non-existent on there own.  This volumizing mascara worked wonders!
Julep volumizing mascara
 Love it!

All in all I'm really pleased with this months Julep collection :)

Until next time!

Stef <3

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Church Mani: Frosted Tips!

Good day lovelies!  I hope you are all faring well :)

My posts have been inconsistent of late (as has my wedding planning lol).  It's been almost a month since my last Church Mani post, reason being... I'm too pooped to post!  By the time I get home from church (while it is fulfilling, it's still a job for me) I feel like my work week is finally done and I want to savor the remaining hours in the day with my honey, not behind a computer :(  Now that I'm back to my regular hours, I think I will be posting my Church Mani's on Monday mornings instead.  Not to fear, the series isn't over yet!

With that being said, here is my mani from this past Sunday...

Colors Used: Love&Beauty - Baby Pink and Silver Glitter

I am in love with this glitter!!  It makes me happy every time I look at it :D  I'm seriously considering doing this mani again for my wedding..

I applied 2 coats of the Baby Pink, which is an ultra sheer polish.  I then used the Silver Glitter for the tips.  I was trying for a faded effect ;)
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 I just can't get enough!
 Had to go for a ring shot lol.

Last one...

So, ladies... What do we think??

My next post will most likely be on my September Maven box and other Julep purchases :)

Until next time!  

Stef <3