Disney Series – Minnie Mouse Inspired French Tips

Hi everyone! Today I’m starting a series of Disney-inspired manicures, which I am creating in anticipation of an upcoming trip that my friends and I are taking to Disneyland!! YAY!!! So excited! For the trip, I agreed to give each one of my friends coming on the trip a unique manicure inspired by a Disney character, hence the “series” aspect. This first design in the series is inspired by Minnie Mouse, and was originally my friend Kimi’s idea. The design is inspired by Minnie Mouse’s classic red and white polka-dotted outfit, complete with a bow. It is SOOOO adorable, and I love the classic color combo. I like that it is subtle, chic, and wearable rather than wild and crazy.

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Julep Swatches – Phia and Phoebe

Hi everyone! I’m back after a week and a half of not posting with some random Julep swatches. I wasn’t very inspired to make fancy nail art, so I just wore single colors for a little bit. I find that wearing single colors is a refreshing change from crazy complicated designs. And with these two colors, wearing them by themselves was far from boring.

Julep Phia is a new color for this month (June 2014) that is an orchid-to-grey duochrome fleck metallic. The polish overall shifts from an orchid purple in the center to a tan/grey at the edges, and the individual flecks themselves reflect a variety of colors including green, pink, and gold (this can be seen in certain lightings). Visually, it is very intriguing. Moreover, the polish was very easy to apply and covered in three coats. The best thing about Phia, though, is how well it disguises tip wear. These photos are from Day 5 of this manicure, and you can barely tell that there is tip wear. Overall I highly recommend it.
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Framed Manicure – Julep Zora and JulieG Golden Sunset

Hi everyone! I decided to do some subtle nail art in some subtle colors this week. The suggestion for this look came from my mom, who saw a couple colors I swatched and thought it would be nice if I painted my nails with the light pink (Julep Zora) and bordered it with gold (JulieG Golden Sunset). She meant French tips, but I took the idea of “bordered” to the next level and did fully framed nails instead. I’d never done this style before, so it was good to try. They came out really well, and the result looks very sophisticated to me. Besides, it is nice to have less wild nail art for a change sometimes.

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