Category Archives: Nail Polish

Free Beauty Gift – Julep Code

Here is a free beauty gift Julep Code for you, this is for new Beauty Maven Subscribers. This also makes a great gift that keeps on giving this holiday season!  Enjoy! 🙂

This offer for the Christmas Gift is over but you can become a Julep Maven, take their quiz and receive a customized box. To become a Julep Maven Click here

4-Piece Jingle Bells Welcome Gift Free for New Maven Subscribers
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Photo is representative of the products included, however actual colors and bonus products may vary based on stock availability.

Are your nails ready for the holidays? The new Jingle Bells Welcome Gift from Julep Maven (a $58 value) has you covered – a bit of shine, a bit of sparkle and a top-rated beauty product as a bonus guarantees that you will be ready! Then as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month in addition to plenty more perks!

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more – imagine what you can save on your holiday shopping!
  • A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.

Become a Maven today, Click Here

Disclaimer: This post is a post with an affiliate link in it, I will receive a small compensation as a result of future purchases made from Julep, if you become a Maven. I posted this because I felt to that the subject matter may be of interest to my blog readers and I agreed that this post is reliant to my blog.  The thoughts and opinions are those of the sponsor  and  may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this post were provided by Julep.

Are You An “It Girl,” a “Bombshell” OR???

 

 

I am NOT an It Girl or a Bombshell… I am a Classic with a Twist! What are you?

I would love to know your beauty profile! What is cool about this is that I switched once to “Boho Glam” when the mood hit and then back to Classic with a Twist. What I love about this? There are no rules, just fun! From nail polishes to great beauty products, I love the versatility and customizable boxes here. Not like some programs where you are stuck with whatever you are sent.

Have fun, check it out and while your at it get your free box today! (details below)

Julep’s Maven Beauty Box – Fully Customizable & Packed with Value
What's Your Style

Did you know that Julep’s very popular monthly beauty box just got even better? Yes! Maven subscriptions can be customized to fit your style, your likes and your favorites even more now. Each month, Julep Mavens get:

  • A fully customized monthly delivery of over $40 in nail polish and beauty products for $24.99 a month, or just $19.99 a month if you choose for the 3 month option
  • Flexibility to try one of five beauty styles each month or upgrade to get them all
  • 20% off and free shipping on other products at Julep.com
  • Exclusive access to the Secret Store each month
  • Early notification about special promotions like Mystery Boxes, Gift with Purchase sets and more

Julep Maven Subscription - first box free

Not sure you want to be a Maven yet or know what style you are? Take the Maven Style Quiz and then use the code FREEBOX to get your first box free. You will be charged $2.99 for shipping and you are signing up for the monthly subscription service, however you can cancel at any time by simply contacting Julep Customer Service.

Become a Maven today!

 

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New Nautical Nails Box – Freebie

Perfect for Summer – New Maven Subscribers Get the Nautical by Nature Welcome Box Free
I know how some of you may remember that I joined Julep back in December and I still love their polishes as well as their skincare and makeup items. Here I have a special deal for you if you enjoyed my recent post with my 4th of July “Wonder Woman” nails in it, here is your chance to get the perfect polishes for the colors I used. The only thing you’d need to hunt down is the silver stars for nails, sorry I do not recall where I picked them up years ago. And like me, instead of this light blue, you can use white polish (use the kind that is made for french manicures).
Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box
Hello Summer!! If you have been curious about the Julep Maven Beauty Box or have been waiting for just the right time to become a Maven, now is your opportunity! Right now, new Maven subscribers can get a Nautical inspired welcome box that includes 3 beautiful, bright nail colors plus two of our most loved products – a 5-piece set, valued at $80 – for free when you sign up for Julep Maven.

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber include:

  • A fully customizable box of limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations delivered to your door each month
  • $40+ of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month or save $15 by choosing the 3 month pre-paid option
  • Free shipping and 20% off on julep.com all day, everyday

These Nautical by Nature Welcome Boxes are here for a limited time and they are an exceptional value! Become a Maven today and don’t forget to use the code SHIPSHAPE to get your own Limited Edition Nautical by Nature Welcome Box for FREE – just pay $2.99 for shipping.

 

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Happy 4th of July – Patriotic Nail Design

Hi Folks Happy 4th of July, I thought I would show you my idea of a fun little Patriotic Nail Design. You know me, as a former Cosmetologist, I love to play with anything beauty and that does include making my own nail art designs. 🙂

I took the time, late one night last week to create this patriotic nail design and meant to post it back then, however I got extremely busy again. And because I was so busy and doing messy things my nails aren’t the same as they were then. Basically with hard labor doing what we did this past week, I managed to almost ruin my manicure. I will tell you all about the fun we’ve had for almost 7 days now, demolishing an exterior wall from all our hail storms and the resulting water damage, etc etc. *sigh* Two disabled people shouldn’t have to do this, but when insurance calls it “flood” from the resulting water damage from repeated hails storms and drenching rains, you’ve got to do some of the work yourself… unless of course you have the money to hire out the work.

Well here is the patriotic nail design that I created for the 4th:

Oh, and I almost forgot, what am I calling this Patriotic nail design? It’s my Wonder Woman Nail Art! lol

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I didn’t include the polishes that I used for this look, as I used odds and ends, it took me forever to find the perfect colors for this look… however these colors have been my favorites for creating fun nail designs and unfortunately I wore out the labels. However watch for my post soon, with some colors in it that would do the trick!

Here is the link to my other post, I am so jealous of you lucky newbies to this free nail polish & cosmetic box offer, I am a member there already and I will have to use their secret store to order these individually.

Polishing It Up With Nail Cones – Review


Hi friends, I was fascinated by the concept of Nail Cones and their helping to protect your skin from nail polish. I was fortunate enough to be chosen out of the applicants on Tomoson to review this new and innovative product.

As a former Cosmetologist, I am so very picky about my fingernails when I polish my nails, and I spend a lot of time with my dominate hands, fingernails removing the sloppy polish that have gotten onto the skin from my non dominate hands application.

nail cones in packageMy Sample Pack of 12 Nail Cones arrived in an envelope, and my first impression? I thought that the design on these nail cones needs to be placed on some full finger Nail Art Stickers or Water Slide Appliques! The design is simply beautiful and a shame that they are on products that you use and dispose of. Next impression, my reviews are typically full sized product and not samples, I was sad to learn that my review writing and using the product was not worth a full size product.

Next I examined the Nail Cones and shrugged, the inside of the nail cones are cut out round, not the oval shape that I expected to actually cover all of the area around the outer edges of the nail.

Well here we go… time to try them out.

nail cones back of packageThe instructions for use on these Nail Cones were very simple to follow. This is how I used the product:

I Washed my hands, first using my usual soap, then I realized that the stickers weren’t adhering well as my usual soap has a moisturizer in it.

Next I Washed my hands with a non moisturizing soap. This helps to make sure that the oils (or moisturizers) on your fingers won’t interrupt the adhesion of the stickers both from handling the stickers to apply them and from interrupting the adhesion of the stickers.

Applying the stickers, for me, were quite difficult as I had to find the ones that fit the nails. Luckily my sample had 12 nail stickers (3 sizes), though I do wish that they had more, since all I used were the medium and large stickers (this is why I usually don’t review samples of products, I don’t get to test the product thoroughly enough).  So having only 8 stickers from the pack that I could use was was a sad prospect. Note the packages that you buy from Nail Cones have 60 stickers in them.

I wasted more nail cones as I struggled to get them right… my nail beds are elongated compared to the Nail Cones which has only a round cut out, leaving a gap around the nails exposing skin. Now I am down to 6 nail cones to use on my fingernails. I tried bending these little beauties to get them to cover all of the skin around my nails, not a good idea fussing for 30 minutes trying and trying to no avail and the stickers were not adhering as well.

So I gave up and finally just did the remainder of my nail cones on the few nails that I could, the result was the polish did go into the round gap between the nail cones and my nails. The product is almost perfect, I do think it could be in a slightly more oval cut out for the insides of these stickers.

My Nail after using nail conesI did have some clean up to do, both from over handling my samples of the product and from the rounded gap in the sticker that I couldn’t straighten out to form up to my nail bed.

french tip with the round removable area of Nail ConesI did use the middles, cut out areas, to help me form a nice french tip to my nails. So I found a use for those little leftover insides of the forms. You need to use them on dry nails and take that center placing it on clothing or skin and peeling off several times to reduce the adhesion. Once the adhesion is reduced some, you stick it on the nail, covering the area you don’t want to get your french tip on and there you go… paint away! 🙂 It works well. 🙂

All in all, the Nail Cones will prevent a lot of cleanup around your nails, you may have a little rounded gap around the nail edge, as I did. And if you have acrylic nails that you polish, because of the thicker bead that is placed midway at the applied nail tips, you may not have a gap at all. Is it worth it? At $5.99 that is almost $1 a sticker, you decide. For me, it’s a give or take on the product, the application was easy with practice and learning not to be so picky, and the small rounded gap was easy to clean up later… however once I have set up to clean up the edges of my nails, I may as well clean up more than I have to with the Nail Cones.

 

Thank you Nail Cones for giving me the opportunity to review your product, I think it’s on it’s way to being a perfect product. My recommendation is to elongate the cut out area of the forms, to more of an oval shape, not round and you may have the perfect solution to avoiding any clean up with the nail cones.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.