MILANI FASHION NAIL TRENDS: #2 Glamazon
Milani Purple Gleam
The second of the 4 Fashion Nail trends from Milani is called Glamazon. Now, I really don’t know what Glamazon means, but I made it work with my imagination. In my head, ‘Glamazon’ is the baby of ‘Glamour’ and ‘Amazon’, so I wanted to create a wild (like a snake in an amazon) look with some sort of bling-blang-glamorous glitter polish.
I started this manicure with a glimmering glitter polish called Purple Gleam from Milani. Oh man, this purple is absolutely stunning! I will review this polish in a later blog post (I saved a swatch picture in my vault of drafts). Then, to create a sort of wild look, I cut out triangular pieces of tape to block off the purple. Finally, I painted one coat of Silver Dazzle over, removed the tape, and voila!
I really like that Silver Dazzle has a dull, matte finish, so to preserve the look, I did not use a top coat over this manicure. Can you see the shiny finish of the purple under the dull finish of the silver? I love the contrasting textures!
Tomorrow’s post will be a look inspired by the next trend: Gilded Rebel. Stay tuned! In the meantime, keep in touch with me on Facebook!
All products mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration from Milani. As always, the opinions stated are honest and my own. For more information, please see my full disclosure.
Julep partnered up with Trina Turk to create 10 lovely shades to welcome the upcoming fall season and today’s post features the two colors I received in my September Boho Glam box (read on to the end to see how you can get your first month of Julep for just a penny!).
I started this manicure with two coats of Popova, a creamy jade polish. Then, using tape as a straightedge and guide, I painted half of my nail with Gunta, a royal blue cream. Finally, I finished up the manicure with some black studs to resemble sweater buttons.
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Milani White on the Spot
Here’s a look I created using only drugstore brand nail polishes. I found the limited edition Wet n’ Wild Chrome collection at Walgreens several months ago, but finally tried them out. Aside from the bottle size (each are only 8.5 mL), I like these colors. I picked up all 8 with the intention of swatching each individually, but this is more fun.
Creating this look takes a bit of patience. I started out with two coats of Milani’s White on the Spot. After my base dried completely, I used some striping tape to create an X on each nail, and then proceeded to paint each triangle with a different color. This was my first time using striping tape as a guide rather than as a decoration, so you can see that some of the edges are not as straight. If you try this, be sure to press the striping tape firmly down on the nail so no lacquer can bleed under it.
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Hello all! You are going to love what I have to show today. Look at this fun (and easy) look I created using just four neon polishes and some black striping tape! Born Pretty Store recently sent me four of their new fluorescent neon polishes to review. I saw the four colors and I knew they had to be worn all together rather than swatched on their own. Check them out:
(From left to right: BPS Fluorescent Neon polish 15, 16, 22, and 14)
15 is, in my opinion, a TRUE color dupe of a yellow highlighter. It is definitely bright enough to be spotted a mile away! Aside from being such a unique polish color, the best part about this yellow polish is that you need only two coats for opacity! Really - application is a dream. Love love love.
16 is a neon, apple-green polish. I’m sure there’s no such thing as a neon apple, but if one existed, it would look like 16 and I would love to have it dunked in caramel, please. Again, another beautiful color by Born Pretty Store.
22 is a milky blueberry neon goodness. Seriously, I’m sure you’re already tired from my raving for these polishes, but they deserve a very good review. The application again is easy with no streaks at all. You can achieve bottle color with just one coat of this polish.
And last, but not least, 14 is a sizzling-hot neon pink. It is much, much brighter in person than what you see in these pictures, so be sure to get yourself a bottle to experience the glory you will feel.
Overall, I am in love with these fluorescent polishes. The formula is perfect for neon polishes (opacity in just one or two coats) and they dry quickly as well. Also, they apparently glow under LED/UV lighting! I haven’t tested this out yet, but there are some cool pictures on their site.
Check out all the other colors of the fluorescent polishes here! Each bottle sells for $4.99, but with coupon code MANDIEW21, you can get 10% off your entire order + free shipping! Enjoy! :)
The nail polishes mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration from Born Pretty Store. As always, the opinions stated are honest and my own. For more information, please see my full disclosure.