Category Archives: Just Another MANICure Monday

Just Another MANICure Monday: Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas is just two days away! Can you believe it?!?! This year has flown by, before you know it we’ll be ringing in the New Year and making resolutions.

Sometimes I wish I could just push the pause button and give myself a second or two to take it all in. Christmas is such an exciting time of year! I absolutely love it. So of course this week’s MANICure is Christmas inspired.




What are you rocking on your nails this MANICure Monday? Are you rocking a holiday inspired mani? What do you love about the holiday season?

Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Hair Giveaway going on over on YouTube!


MANICure Monday: Black Friday Edition


Whew! It’s December already and the countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is in full effect! Can you believe it?

Well, this week’s mani is inspired by Black Friday, which I’m aware was last week…better late than never, right? I had every intention of polishing my nails on Thanksgiving eve but totally lost all track of time. I ended up putting off until I just didn’t feel like doing it at all. *sigh* But despite my busted nails I did enjoy myself. I had an awesome Thanksgiving break! It’s always a good time when you spend it with family and friends.

Loreal's Sparklicious; Essie's Sand Tropez; WnW's Ebony Hates Chris; Milani's Art of Silver

Loreal’s Sparklicious; Essie’s Sand Tropez; WnW’s Ebony Hates Chris; Milani’s Art of Silver

Manicure Monday: Black Friday Edition

Manicure Monday: Black Friday Edition

Manicure Monday: Black Friday Edition

Manicure Monday: Black Friday Edition

Here are few outtakes from Black Friday…the inspiration behind this week’s mani.

Black Friday

What are you rocking on your nails this week? Did you go out on Black Friday?


Manicure Monday: So Cute Diamond Gold

It’s been a while since I did a Manicure Monday post…I’ve been so busy with my boys this summer that polishing my nails has been the last thing on my mind. And not to mention the past few times I’ve polished my nails they seem to chip on the first day and y’all know how annoying that can be. I’m not really sure what the deal is with that, so I’m on the hunt for a new base coat and top coat…suggestions please!!!

Today’s mani is pretty simple…I used an old fav, So Cute by Sheswai Lacquer. I’ve had this polish for quite some time, it’s a beautiful peach shade and with staying power. *crosses fingers for chip free nails*

Sheswai Lacquer

Sheswai Lacquer

Of course I had to add glitter…

Diamond Gold by Klean Color

Diamond Gold by Klean Color

So Cute Diamond Gold

So Cute Diamond Gold

What are you rocking on your nails this week? What base and top coat do you use? What are some of your tips for a lasting mani?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Julep Maven Review

I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that I had just recently signed up for the nail subscription box, Julep Maven and since I rocking “naked nails” right now I decided to do a review of Julep Maven instead of my normal Just Another MANICure Monday post.

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If you follow me on Instagram or FB (and I hope you do) then you know how much of a couponer/bargain shopper I am…so I usually only purchase nail polish when it goes on sale or clearance. Rarely do I ever pay full price and the thought of paying over $5 is just ridiculous to me…feel free to judge that last statement. But after months and months of seeing/reading bloggers rave about Julep Maven, I finally broke down and signed up. The straw that broke the camels back was when I received an email from Julep Maven saying that the first box was on them and all I had to pay was $3.99 for shipping. Although that’s not totally FREE I thought it was a pretty awesome deal especially for a service that gets so many great reviews.

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For those of you that may not be familiar with Julep Maven, it’s a monthly subscription service that “delivers exclusive access to at least $40 worth of products handpicked to suit your style” for only $19.99/month. Signing up is easy…basically you just answer the Julep Maven style quiz questions and your introductory box is shipped within 3 business days.

According the Julep Maven style quiz, I’m an “It Girl!” I placed my order on Monday and sure enough it arrived on Thursday…a total plus for me! In my excitement I opened the box immediately and swatched each polish right then. Check out what I received in the May “It Girl” box….

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The “It Girl” May introductory box included three full-sized nail polishes,  a nail polish remover pad and an emery board.



The picture above doesn’t do this particular shade any justice…Simone is actually a beautiful pastel lilac with a little iridescence (which I just noticed). I did a post rocking this shade which will give you a better idea of how pretty it really is.



Carly speaks for herself in this picture. As you can see it’s a bright, bold blue glitter. I probably won’t rock this shade alone but I think it will definitely make for an awesome accent over another shade.



Stefani is an interesting shade…it’s a metallic grey polish with flecks of gold glitter. This one is not necessarily my favorite but I’m sure I’ll find something fun to do with it.

Bonus items

Bonus items

The nail polish remover pad, which will come in handy when I’m on road/traveling this summer, and the emery board were my two bonus items. As you can see I’ve already used the emery board…it works. Lol

So what’s the final verdict of my first Julep Maven box? I love it! I paid just $3.99 for over $40 worth of nail products. You definitely can’t beat that! What I like even more is that I can skip boxes if I’m not in love with my monthly picks and I can cancel at anytime. To score you first Julep Maven box FREE enter code FREEBOX at checkout.



Although I didn’t get a chance to share an actual mani today, you should definitely head over to Lipgloss and Binky and see what the other ladies are rocing on their nails. MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that is rotated between Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky and Effie Lynn of LA Lynn’s. Check it out!

Which polish is your favorite? Are you a Maven? Did you get a May Julep box? What is your Julep Maven style profile? Do you subscribe to any monthly beauty subscription services?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links! Sign up and become a Maven too…help me score a free box! xoxo

Just Another MANICure Monday: Didn’t Make the Cut

I hope y’all enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend. I had a chance to visit my folks and my grandparents which is always a treat. Since I was out-of-town, I didn’t get a chance or even feel like doing anything extra special with my nails. I ended up rocking a pretty neutral nail polish…a little on the blah side and not really worth sharing in my opinion. So this weeks MANICure Monday post is going to be a little different. I’ve decided to share the mani’s that didn’t quite make the Just Another MANICure Monday list for whatever reason…

This is one of my favs and I'm not sure why I never posted it.

This is one of my favs and I’m not sure why I never posted it.

Can you see the purple glitter?

Can you see the purple glitter?

This mani was a complete fail...smh

This mani was a complete fail…smh

My St. Patrick's Day Mani

My St. Patrick’s Day Mani

I'm not sure what I was trying to do here.

I’m not sure what I was trying to do here, but I like the color combo.

MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that is rotated between Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky and Effie Lynn of LA Lynn’s. This week you can head over to  LA Lynn’s to see more fab mani’s.



What are you rocking on your nails this week? Do you have a fav mani color? Did you do anything special this weekend?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Dotted Nude

Yeah, I know I just posted about my weekend mani but it didn’t last very long after all the cleaning on Friday and Saturday, so you know I had to change it. Other than cleaning and running a few errands my weekend was pretty relaxing. The weekend highlight was the homemade salsa I whipped up for Cinco de Mayo. Of course, I found the recipe on my fav site Pinterest…it was quick, simple and delicious. Anywho, on to this week’s MANICure…

I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my nails this week. I wasn’t feeling the glitter accent nail and I didn’t want to go with just a plain ol’ mani either. But it was kinda late so I had to do something simple, so I pulled out my trusty dotting tool. I decided to go with my fav nude, Sand Tropez by Essie. And I love how bright colors just pop against that shade so I got busy. Check out what I came up with.


Dotted Nude (4)

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MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that is rotated between Lipgloss and Binky and LA Lynn’s. Head over to Lipgloss and Binky this week to see more fab mani’s.




So what are ya’ll rocking on your nails this week? How was your weekend? Did you participate in any Cinco de Mayo celebrations?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Surrel Appeal

Well the weekend has officially come and gone….I spent most of my Saturday morning hitting up a few yard sales at some local churches in my area. And yes, I scored BIG. One of the churches has a semi-annual yard sale with “fill-a-bag” (a paper bag that is) with clothes only for $8. So you already know your girl was rolling and stuffing clothes in the bag to the max….lol. I spent the rest of my weekend Spring Cleaning. All I can say is that the weekend flew by and I still have tons of chores that I need to get done. Oh well the story of my life, I guess. But in the midst of everything, I did get a chance to do my nails.

I realized once I was done polishing my nails that this week’s polish choice was very similar to what I had on last week. Apparently I have a thing for hot pink/coral shades. However this week I decided to add an accent nail using my fav nude polish and a little glitter. I really like it so you’ll more than likely be seeing it again real soon. Check out this week’s MANICure and let me know what you think….

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Left to right:Essie in Sand Topaz, China Glaze in Surreal Appeal and Milani Nail Art Glitter polishes (silver & gold)

Left to right: Essie in Sand Tropez, China Glaze in Surreal Appeal and Milani Nail Art Glitter polishes (silver & gold)

China Glaze in Surreal Appeal

China Glaze in Surreal Appeal

My fav nude polish...Sand Topaz by Essie.

My fav nude polish…Sand Tropez by Essie.

So what do you think of the accent nail? I like the silver and gold contrast against the nude polish. Like I said you’ll probably be seeing it again soon…lol. To see even more cute MANICures check out Lipgloss & Binky, my girl MiMi is hosting this weeks Just Another MANICure Monday link-up.


What are you rocking on your nails this week? What is your favorite China Glaze and/or Essie nail polish? How was your weekend?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Spring Break Edition

Woot! It’s Spring Break! No early mornings and no homework for the next few days! I’m probably more excited than the kids…lol.

Well this year we decided to hit the road and take the kids on a mini vacation. And of course I had to makes run to Walmart to make sure we had all of our travel essentials. While walking the cosmetics isle I came upon this gorgeous teal blue color by Pure Ice. Since a fresh mani is a necessity while traveling (I’m sure the hubs would disagree), I couldn’t pass it up.

I am notorious for polishing my nails in the car especially on road trips. The hates it and swears its killing him & the boys. But who has time to squeeze in a mani when you have pack and besides it guarantees a fresh mani every time.




To see more fab mani’s this week head over to my girl Mimi’s blog Lipgloss & Binky.


Do you like Pure Ice nail polish? What are you rocking on your nails this week? Do you ever polish your nails in the car?

Midweek Mani Pastel Green & Dots

I was out-of-town this past weekend so I missed doing my “regular” MANICure Monday post. I polished my nails on Friday (not my normal self-mani day) and my nails ended up looking a mess by Sunday sooooo….I’ve been dying to trying out the new Nabi Cosmetics nail polish in Pastel Green that I posted about here and I decided to give myself a mid-week mani. Check it out…I think I’m in love with this color.  

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Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trust dotting tool.

NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trusty dotting tool.

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I must say that I am quite impressed with the Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish. Not only do I love the color but the polish is thick and glides on great. This is definitely one of my favorite from the March My Shade of Brown Pillow Box.

What are you rocking on your nails this week?

Just Another MANICure Monday

WooHoo! I’m back as promised! Like I mentioned is yesterday’s post, I really missed y’all and it feels good to get back to blogging. And I even had a chance to give myself a little mani this weekend.

Earlier this week while on Pinterest (which I hope your following me), I came across a pin that mentioned using the Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat to help prolong your at home mani. Well I didn’t waste any time, I headed to Sally Beauty on Saturday and picked some up. I’ve been having a little Spring Fever lately so I had the hardest time deciding what shade to put on my nails….I wanted something bright but too out there (if you know what I mean). Anywho, I ended up chosing a purple hue by Wet’n Wild, nothing fancy and of course I used the Gelous as my top coat.

Through the Grapevine by Wet'n Wild

Through the Grapevine by Wet’n Wild

If you look closely you will see where I smudged my nails...that's what happens when you polish them before bed.

If you look closely you will see where I smudged my nails…that’s what happens when you polish them before bed.

Gelous Adavnced Nail Gel Coat

Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat

Well the verdict is still out on the Gelous but I will mention that it takes forever to dry. So make sure you have time if you decide to give it a try. And if you want to see more Manicure Monday looks, check out my girl MiMi of Lipgloss & Binky, this week’s host of Just Another NANICure Monday.


What are you rocking on your nails this week?