Mani Monday: Julep Zelda

mani monday: julep zelda
Not sure if it’s the flu, or just a really bad cold… but something wicked is tearing its way through our house. Poor Cordelia has been hit the hardest and went from having a bit of a cough and a slight fever on Friday, to spending all day yesterday cuddled up on me while she tried to sleep, and all last night in our bed because her ‘cough is owies’. Is winter over yet?

I wanted a fun manicure this week, but needed something that would dry very quick because she was only sleeping for 15-20 minutes at a time if she wasn’t on me. Thankfully, Julep Zelda is a very quick-to-dry polish (by the time I finish painting, they are almost dry), and only requires 2 coats for full coverage, and the KBShimmer Lace Water Slide Decals are super easy to apply, even if in the middle of applying a feverish toddler climbs in to your lap.

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Mani Monday: Color Club Wild at Heart

mani monday: color club wild at heart
Happy Monday everyone! Decided to switch up the shape of my nails, though they still need to grow out a bit more. This is probably one of my least helpful mani monday’s, because I pulled out an old favourite, Color Club Wild at Heart (which unfortunately is now discontinued), and topped it with some silver nail stickers, which I think are from essence but I’ve had them for years and there’s nothing on the sticker sheet. I’ll try to use products I can actually link to next week haha.

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mani monday with crabtree & evelyn

mani monday with crabtree & evelynMy first mani monday of 2016! Honestly I haven’t even painted my nails since before Christmas, so I was excited to receive this adorable little package from Crabtree & Evelyn. They sent over 4 shades of their Neil Lacquers:

Beautyberry: When cheerful pinks mingle with bold reds, the festivities begin. Our brilliantly bright and festive shade is always the life of the party.
Orchid: Vibrant, bold purple hue is as wild and enchanting as the flower that inspired it. This fast-drying polish glides on smoothly.
Cranberry: We’ve added a bit of magic to the classic crimson red, creating a perfectly bold, glamourous and fresh colour for your nails.
Wine: An enchanting blend of opulent, deep reds create an intoxicating balance that pares perfectly with your party dress.

All 4 provided almost full coverage in 1 coat. The brush is small and firm and makes it very easy to apply without making a mess – typically after a long hiatus I feel like I’m starting over and end up spending more time cleaning up than applying nail polish, but I had next to none.

Swatches below are with 1 coat and with the flash on (darn sun setting at 5pm) – so they are a bit darker in person. I wouldn’t be able to choose a favourite of the 4, and they are absolutely perfect for Valentine’s day which is already somehow less than a month away!
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Product received for review.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.

What’s on your nails this week? I love hearing from you, please leave me a comment!