Happy Hump Day!
This morning I was looking through my untried pink polishes in order to decide what to wear today, and originally I was planning to bring you a pink polish from my first Julep maven box. I did my nails all up - and the polish turned out to be a not-hot, streaky, bubbly mess! To add insult to injury, I even used all Julep products (base coat, polish, top coat) for the mani! I was not happy - Julep's formulas I'm learning can be very inconsistent one polish to the next - but luckily I was stuck on a conference call for work, so I had time to swatch on a new mani!
The mani started today with OPI Sparrow Me the Drama. I had previously reviewed Sparrow Me the Drama with a few other polishes from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection a few months ago, but I hadn't yet actually worn it as a mani - surprising, because I loved the color so much in my review! Well, SMtD came to the rescue this morning. It's a rose-pink creme with a slight dusky quality to it; it made me think of a pink nail polish with a little dirty water mixed in (not as gross as that sounds, I promise!). I also decided to bling the mani up a bit, so I added a coat of OPI I Lily Love You from the Nice Stems collection, also released earlier this summer. ILLY is a holographic flakie polish in a pinkish red jelly base. I think the combo came out well, but take a look for yourself!
Here's a close up of the flakie gorgeousness that is ILLY:
This is such a sparkle-tastic mani! The reddish-pink jelly base of ILLY really transformed the color of Sparrow Me the Drama, but I was okay with it. It makes the mani more warm toned all-around, and I just keep staring at my nails today, looking at the holo flakies from ILLY. Love!
Both Sparrow Me the Drama and I Lily Love You are still available. You may want to check out your local ULTA to find them, or if you're in CA, head to Planet Beauty - one of my new favorite boutique beauty shops.