Is this a neutral?

I guess it is until I add the sparkle! I got so many compliments on this mani!
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The base is two coats of Julep Kennedy and then one coat of the glittery Shoshanna. The glitter has a greenish undertone and it looks great with the holo sparkle! Love!

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Julep Tamara & Corrector Pen

I got my July Maven box in the mail yesterday and immediately had to try out one of the polishes. My choice was Tamara. It’s a lovely, bright, lipstick red creme and it applied beautifully. This is two coats (with top coat).
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And here’s the fun part. I did the clean up sitting at my couch where I polished my nails! I used another item I received in my Maven box … this Polish Corrector Pen. It’s essentially a polish remover pen and the tip is like a highlighter tip. It was so easy! It helps that I’m pretty neat with my application anyway. My usual method is with a small eyeliner brush and my bottle of remover in another room. I loved being able to clean up without lots of extra equipment (so one pen vs. one bottle of remover and one brush isn’t that much of a difference).
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    Sally Hansen Color Foil Cobalt Chrome

    I’m still here! It’s been crazy busy here at the beginning of the summer. I have some downtime this week before another week-long activity.

    Have you seen these? I think chrome might be my second favorite finish after cream.

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    This is three coats of Cobalt Chrome without base or top coat. It works best that way. I tried it with some base coat but that just caused dragging and balding.

    I also *gasp* buffed my nails a bit. I know you’re not supposed to and it weakens your nails, but I think they’ll be ok. You can still see some ridges on my nails so I didn’t buff too much.

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    There are 10 polishes in this limited edition line. Have you seen these or tried any of them?

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    Zoya Tickled Nail Art

    Polish provided for review

    I was reading a post in a nail group on Facebook about nail decals and if people liked them or not. Then someone posted about making their own watermarble decal and I knew I was going to try it!

    I started like a regular watermarble dropping the polish in the water and creating the design. But instead of continuing on with taping my finger and dipping the nail in the design, I just let the polish dry on the top of the water. I used a toothpick to gently lift it off the water then dried it off with a towel. Here’s the video I posted on Instagram

    How fun is this?! I used all the Tickled colors.

    I painted all my nails with Kitridge first since it was the lightest color. Then I just cut little rectangles from the decal I made. I painted one nail with clear polish (not quick dry) and placed the decal on my nail. Don’t mess with it too much because it melts when it touches the clear and you can smear it. (Evidenced by the bloober on the tip of my ring finger nail.)

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    I used a small brush dipped in acetone to clean up the extra polish hanging over the nail.

    This makes watermarbling sooooo easy! It’s not nearly as messy and I can easily get 4-5 nails decorated from one decal sheet.

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    If you try this, I’d love to see it!

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    Quick Look :: Zoya Rocha & Jesy

    I put this on right out of the mail box!

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    Two coats of Rocha on all nails and then a thick coat of Jesy on the accent nail.

    Very summery!

    These two polishes are part of the Bubbly and Tickled collections on Zoya.com.

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    While you wait…

    While you’re waiting on the Zoya Trade In Promo and the Summer Collections to release, how about some polishy goodness?

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    I used Lara for the base mani. It’s a fun, bright pink without being blindingly neon.

    Darcy, Rocky and Josie are on the accent nail and are from last summer’s Stunning collection.

    If you are trying to decide which polishes to get in the Trade In promo, check out my other Zoya posts and see if something catches your eye.

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    Tickled & Bubbly – Zoya’s Summer 2014 Collections

     

     

    Super excited about these two collections! The colors are so bright! And holos? I’m ready!

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    Zoya Tickled & Bubbly Promo 2

    These collections aren’t on here yet, but you can go to Zoya’s No Dupes Pinterest Board and see how different similar polishes compare.

    Which ones are you excited about?

    (pictures courtesy of Zoya Nail Polish)

     

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    Candy Mani

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    Ooh, this mani made me happy! I can’t decide if I think it looks like a summer sunset on the beach or candy.

    Either way, it’s so fun!!

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    Look at the shimmer in the pink!

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    Polish used:

    Base: White
    Blue: Julep Bailey
    Purple: Julep Flora
    Pink: Julep Maren

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    Mini French

    Here’s a quick mani using tape again. I love the neon against the neutral.

    The base color is We’re Not Broken, Just Bent by Ellagee.

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    It’s a great neutral shade with linear and scattered holo throughout. Love!

    Then I taped off just a bit of the tips and used China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts.

    Is this a style you might try?

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