#ManicureMonday

I felt this was the perfect color for this week. Taupe is severely underrated in the manicure department so I wanted to represent. I really like this polish that I got on sale (because that is how I get most of my beauty products nowadays) I am in dire need to going for a real manicure to get a handle on these cuticles but I have yet to find a reasonably priced place. I guess I got a little spoiled with my $12 manicures at my old place. 

I am keeping my eyes open. This polish needs two coats to really shine, but it works amazingly. It has yet to chip which is important. The brush is wide which works better for me as I don’t mess up as much (I really suck at putting on polish) and I can get the corners of my nails better. Plus Cruelty free!!!!

#ManicureMonday

The other day I went to the dollar store and found some great beauty finds! L.A Color is a brand I’ve always liked and it is affordable too! 

I got three of their Color Craze polishes. This one is a metallic purple called Cyber Grape. I noticed quite quickly that it’s very thin so you need to apply a couple of coats to get it opaque. You will also need a top and bottom coat, I forgot to apply a top coat and it chipped pretty quickly. 

For 99 cents though it was a good buy. 

Beauty: Julie Nail Polish

Golden Sunset

I was looking for a nail polish that was appropriate for fall but still reminded me of the sunshine of summer. I think I found the perfect shade in JulieG Golden Sunset. This is actually from the brand Jesse’s Girl which they recently started stocking at my nearest Rite Aid. 

While I thought the color would have a more gold bronze tone to it, on my nail it actually reminded me of Rose Gold, which is not a bad thing at all. The polish is a little thin but I found if I layered it too much it chips a little too easy. 

I think I would like to layer this over another color, a brown or even a orange it could go well.

#ManicureMonday Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

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Over the course of a week I broke 3 nails, this, of course, required me to drastically shorten my nail length. So I decided that I need to strengthen my nails a bit. This is where the perfect formula Pink Gel Coat comes in. This polish is supposed to infuse protein into your nails to Strengthen and seal your nails so that when you’re trying to get your new puppy into her playpen, or trying to stop your cats from climbing your Christmas tree you won’t break a nail. Now while it does say pink, when you put the polish on your nail it is a very light pink that you see. No hot or neon pink. It’s more like a baby pink. It lasts about a week and while they state that you only need 1 coat I do recommend two. Hopefully but using this baby my nails won’t break when I am trying clean up the various bones and toys around the house. The cost is really steep, $30 for this baby, but if it works it should be worth it right?

How you every used a Perfect Formula Nail Polish? How did you like them?

#ManicureMonday Aurora Gel Effect

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Since it’s getting closer to Christmas I wanted to wear red nail polish. I only really have 2 red polishes something that I need to rectify and soon. I picked the Aurora Gel Effect in Flaming Red because I want to see if it was really close to Gel. It’s an orangey red that stands out. It doesn’t require a UV light which is great. The polish is thinner than I thought it would be. I was hoping that the polish would only require one coat, but you need at least 2 to thoroughly coat your nails. It was a bit streaky, probably because of the thinness of it. It did, however, last a long time and didn’t start to chip until the 5th day of wear. While it isn’t as good as having gel done in the salon, it is a close second. I’ll definitely check out the different colors, but Vampire Red has really caught my eye. Plus at $7 it’s not a break the bank situation.