Julie G Bohemian Dreams nail polish collection nail art

Press Sample buttonHey everyone! My apologies for my late review of the 6 JulieG nail polishes from the Bohemian Dreams collection. Like I explained earlier this week, I’ve got a very mobile 7 month old, a terrorizing two-year old, and 2 older kids headed back to school next week. Oh, and our family is moving to another part of town. Yikes. Anyway, my time has been limited, not enough time to sit and do swatching. Soโ€ฆ.I’ve been wearing a lot of my manis for a few days lately, including all the manis I created with this collection. Long story short, I don’t have swatches of all the polishes BUT I do have manicures with all of them. Let’s get on with it, already. LOL!

A quick application note: all these cream polishes applied like buttah. Seriously. I mean, the colors aren’t revolutionary but I am a sucker for a great cream polish and all of these fit the bill. Continue reading

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JulieG Spring 2017 3-pack: Cabana Boy, OMG, Fierce & Fab + Watermarble

Press Sample buttonHello again all! I’m back with one more 3-pack of polishes from JulieG, this time with Fierce & Fab, Oh Em Gee, and Cabana Boy. (Check out Spring Pack #1 with easy nail art and Spring Pack #2 with medium nail art.) Instead of individual nail art, I used all three (plus JulieG White Orchid) for a watermarble.

JulieG Nail Color Spring Pack #3 Fierce & Fab, Oh Em Gee, Cabana Boy | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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JulieG Spring 2017 3-pack: Julie’s Fave, Santorini, Rio de Janeiro + Medium Skill Nail Art

Press Sample buttonHello again all! I’m back with another 3-pack of polishes from JulieG – this time with Rio de Janeiro, Santorini, and Julie’s Fave. Instead of like last time (JulieG Spring Pack #1) with easy nail art, I have medium skill nail art. For the nail art in this blog post, you’ll need: a sandwich baggie or plastic wrap, a toothpick or bobby pin (lol on finding a bobby pin in my house though), and a makeup sponge.

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JulieG Spring 2017 3-pack: Tropical, Bikini, Dream In Pretty + Easy Nail Art (no tools required!)

Press Sample buttonHi everyone! Today I’m showing off a 3-pack of nail polish from JulieG with the polishes Tropical, Bikini, and Dream in Pretty. This 3-pack is available from Jesse’s Girlย for $10. I also have 3 easy nail art looks to show you with each polish that do not require any nail art tools. (Also, my camera really hates bright neon colors so I tried to get as close as I could!)

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Presents

Hi everyone! Quick posting here this morning. We had a rare snow day called yesterday (first time in 25 years) and so this morning I’m behind on my blogging and other work!

Christmas present nail art with JulieG nail polishes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For today’s 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge prompt of presents, I started off with 2 coats of JulieG White Orchid. I then used Glitter Gal Cosmetics Dorothy’s Revenge with star stencils as a backdrop. Finally I used an unnamed JulieG minty green nail polish for my bows.

It isn’t my favorite look, but it isn’t too bad, is it? Let’s see the rest of the nail art for today:

I hope you are having a fairly pleasant week. Roads are crappy here (hence the snow day called for all schools yesterday) so I’m white-knuckling it while going anywhere. Does your area ever get snow days called?

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Splotchy Nail Art Manicure with ellagee and JulieG

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning my loves! Late post today, I know. I went on a road trip last week (with children, phew!) and I’m still recuperating from that. I had a great time visiting family, it’s always a let down to leave, you know? But let’s cheer up with a sparkly and fun manicure!

dry sponge nail art with JulieG and ellagee | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 3 coats of ellagee Crown Jewels on my ring finger and thumb. On my other fingers, I used 2 coats of Julie G White Orchid, then used a dry sponge to sponge on Julie G Cabana Boy and Fierce & Fab.

ellagee Crown Jewels macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Crown Jewels is seriously an amazing polish! So sparkly and pretty – check it out in action on this instagram video I took. It does have kind of a textured finish, so I used a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and then a coat of Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That.

dry sponge nail art with JulieG and ellagee sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I think I wore this mani for quite some time, I was just in love with it! It was just cheerful and happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just an FYI, I came back from vacation and did a little mini de-stash of indie polishes, I’d love if you checked out my Facebook post and see if there is anything there you can’t live without. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I hope you have a great day, and I’ll talk to you soon!

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Neon and Sparkly Nautical Nail Art

Press Sample buttonGood morning, lacquer lovers! I hope you had simply the best weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been super hot here, and my office is a sauna, so apologies for missing the In Case You Missed It round up post on Saturday. It’ll be back next week! Today, though, I have a super hot and fun summery manicure for you.

Pink and Silver nautical nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 3 thin coats of ellagee The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway on my index and pinky fingers.

Pink and Silver nautical nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle and ring fingers, I used 3 thin coats of Julie G Oh Em Gee!. I then used Julie G White Orchid on my ring finger to create an anchor, and on my middle finger, I used a bow vinyl decal from You Polish (press sample).

ellagee The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Of course, here’s an up-close shot of the ellagee polish. Isn’t it just a beauty?

I had so much fun creating this manicure, and I loathed to take it off! Isn’t that the best thing about creating a good manicure, though? You can still buy the bow vinyl decals from YouPolish for $5.50 for 75 on a sheet.

Well, I hope you have a great start to your week, talk to you soon!

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