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Julep Nic

Julep Nic is a color I received at the same time as Brielle in my most recent Julep Maven box. It’s a very dark vampy crimson. Pretty much so dark it’s black. The only time I notice the red is in strong light. Application wasn’t too bad–about as difficult as any super dark color would be. I applied three coats to achieve complete opaqueness.

 

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Another look at Essie Wicked

Years ago when I first started painting my nails in earnest, I researched online for the best polishes and topcoats. I distinctly remember TONS of people online recommending Essie Wicked and Seche Vite topcoat. I really believe that if you try a polish and topcoat that work extremely well, it will most likely change the way you look at nail polish. It’s like a beginner artist trying professional brushes and paints for the first time—you see how the tools really can make your job easier. That’s the experience I had with Wicked and Seche Vite.

I’ve mentioned in the past here at Daily Something that I adore Essie Wicked. It’s the perfect vampy dark blood red, in my opinion. It can almost do no wrong. That’s how much I love it. Well, since we’re knee-deep in autumn nail polish colors, I thought Essie Wicked deserved another look.

It’s really quite a color-shifter. Indoors, it looks almost black. But in direct sunlight, it’s a deep burgundy red. So pretty. :)

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Cutesy Halloween Stamped Manicure

Sorry for not posting for SO long, guys! I’ve been posting nail pictures on my Instagram, though. Be sure to check those out.

Anyhow, this is definitely not one of the gruesome, scary Halloween manicures out there. Yikes! I’m definitely more of a Casper the Friendly Ghost type of Halloween celebrator. :)

Here are the details on each finger…

All nails were topped with Seche Vite topcoat. :)

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Colorful Skulls & Stripes

Thumb & Ring Fingers

Base Color: OPI Alpine Snow
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH49 (skulls)
Stamping Colors: Konad Special Polish Yellow and Cool Red, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Sonic Boom (orange)

The gradient stamping was done with three colors, similar to how I stamped in this video.

Pointer, Middle, & Pinky Fingers

Base Color: OPI Black Onyx
Stamping Plate: Cheeky Jumbo Plate N
Stamping Colors: Konad Special Polish White

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Aqua & Black Stamped Pattern Manicure

Gotta love aqua and black. :) Here are the details on each finger…

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Disneyland Manicure #2 (Mickey Inspired)

Hi all! I’m back with another Disneyland manicure. I’m going to Disneyland later this month so I’m trying out different manicures that I might wear while I’m there. :) You can see the first one HERE.

For this design, I took inspiration straight from Mickey Mouse…

Index Finger: OPI Black Onyx with Dior Red Royalty on the tip. Then I used a dotting tool to add Mickey’s buttons with OPI Alpine Snow
Middle Finger: Obsessive Compulsive Comsetics Taxi with Cheeky CH6 plate stamped in Konad Special Polish in Black
Ring Finger: OPI Black Onyx. Then I used a dotting tool to add a Mickey shape using OPI Alpine Snow
Pinky & Thumb: China Glaze Ruby Pumps

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Disneyland Manicure #1 (Dots & Mickey Mouse)

I go to Disneyland each year with s good friend and I’m so excited our trip is coming up soon! I really want to have some cute Disney nails while I’m there so I’m trying out a few different designs.

I’ve been pinning some ideas on Pinterest that I’m going to try, but this one is my own design…

  • Black polish: 1 coat China Glaze Liquid Leather, 2 coats Girly Bits Into the Night
  • White polish: OPI Alpine Snow

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