Friday, November 18, 2011

The Julep Maven program

Hey guys!

I want to show you guys what I received in my very first Julep Maven box. For those of you who don’t know, the maven program is a monthly subscription (20$ per month) that gives you access to hand treatments and not-yet-released shades of nail polish. I made you guys a video for this one, hope it was useful! Swatches of the polish I received can be seen under the video.




Thursday, November 17, 2011

Glitter saves the day... again.

Hey there!

I don’t know about you guys but I cannot wait for this week to be over! It’s been a draining one I tell ya but nothing a glass of wine and some polish fumes can’t fix. Ha!

I haven’t worn any green in a while so last night I decided to put on China Glaze’s Holly-Day.  It’s a nice dark green creme that was easy to apply. So I put it on and… nothing. The color just kinda fell flat for me. I don’t know if it was my mood or the way it looks with my skintone but like Randy Jackson often says on American Idol “It was just okay for me…” The color didn’t really speak to me at first but I believe that there’s always a way to bring life to a boring mani.  

I pulled a bottle of NYX’s Gilded glitter off the shelf (a must-have!) and painted the tips of my nails. Next I stuck a rhinestone to the ring finger and added gold bullion beads all around It. It still didn’t seem like enough so I added more and made a little bullion bead trail.

One more thing before we get to the nail porn. Do you guys prefer seeing the base colors before I nail art the crap out of them or do you just prefer seeing the final result?  I’d like to hear what you guys think so hit me up!

Ahhhhh much better! I could see myself rocking this around Christmas time…

Much love,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Color me... PINK!

Happy Pink Wednesday people!

I took a picture of this mani a few weeks ago before I decided to go from square tips to round. This is 2 coats of OPI’s Mod About You. Guys, this might be my favorite pink creme… for now lol. It’s probably not new to you but I just recently got around to purchasing this baby and I love the way it looks on my skintone. I didn’t want to over do it since I was enjoying this color so much so I went for some cute owls from my Big Ruby nail tattoos stash. Did I mention that I love those darn things?!? They come in the most adorable designs.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dear Zoya... I think I love you.

Hello polish freaks!

I just wanted to show you guys the total awesomeness that is Zoya’s Yara. It’s been blogged about quite a lot but I haven’t seen many swatches of it on skintones similar to mine so I figured I’d make a quick post about it. I actually own a few Zoya polishes but up until recently they had just been sitting pretty in my polish rack.  Well I won’t be making that mistake again because I love me some Yara! This shade was so easy to work with. Pure butter baby.


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Happy Pink Wednesday!

Hi guys!

I’m glad to be back with a Pink Wednesday mani for you today.  Feels like I haven’t posted one in forever so let’s get on with it shall we? This one’s not for the conservative lacquer lovers out there. The base is two coats of China Glaze’s Sexy Lady to which I added 1 coat of Kleancolor’s Chunky Holo Fuchsia. Using a nail art pen I painted on some silver glitter then I added some pink fimo stars and a few polka dots.  There you have it ladies! Can you say glitterific?

You gotta love a pink mani…


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Giveaway over at Polish this!

Hey guys!

Just quickly popping in to tell you guys that Annie from Polish this! is having an awesome giveaway. There will be 2 winners and the prizes are pretty cool! The giveaway ends November 6th at 9pm eastern time. Get all the details here.


Friday, November 04, 2011

It's all fun and games...

Hey guys,

This is just a quick post to show you a mani I did a little while back after getting the idea from a nail art tutorial on YouTube. My kids thought this one was a riot.

Cookie Monster nail = FUN!
Mmmmm… cookies…

Cookie Monster nails will brighten up any rainy day 

Click here to see the tutorial.

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, November 03, 2011

FASHION WITH VEE - Stay off the poll! (Chris Rock voice)

Hi guys!

Alright so I’m back with  another edition of my fashion PSA. This one is gonna be short because there really isn’t much to say about this picture except: DON’T DO IT! This picture is the perfect example of what can happen when one loses awareness of their clothing and surroundings. I understand that standing in the metro after a long day can be tiring but…    
Damn girl.
Poles and Spandex together? You see this foolishness. Need I say more?
‘Til next time!