Color Inspiration + A NYFW Sweepstakes!

If you could come up with your own custom nail polish color, what would it be? A color that you love, or one that you think represents you? Would your custom nail polish color be full of sparkle and glitter? Matte or shimmery? When the question was posed to me by Julep (along with the opportunity to enter a great sweepstakes – more on that later), I had a color in mind almost instantaneously. If I were to create my own custom nail color, it would be a creamy, muted orange.

Wedding Bouquet

I’d say the color would be inspired by the peachy-blush tones of the English roses in my wedding bouquet, but it’s more than that. I just love muted peachy tones. I gravitate toward them. Most of the clothes hanging in my closet are peach, blush colored, beige or some other neutral tone. I love that the colors are warm and inviting, compliment my skin tone, and that they’re easy to dress up or accessorize. So, it’s natural that I would have incorporated these tones into the flowers and decor of my wedding, and that if I could create my own custom polish color, it would be inspired by my everyday color story.

Polish Inspiration

Clockwise from top: 1//Detail of my wedding bouquet.  2// Coconut Panna Cotta.  3// Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty.  4//My Bridesmaids!  5// Tassle Garland.  6// Hello Naomi.

With all of this in mind, I created a little color inspiration board of my own, from which I pulled out a custom color swatch.

polish swatch

Sort of a peach sherbet color. In keeping with the theme for Julep’s polish colors, I think I’d name my custom color Corinne.

If you could create your own custom polish color, what would it be?


Now for the Sweepstakes Information!

Julep is giving away an awesome trip for two to New York Fashion Week  and a $5,000 shopping spree! Imagine spending a fun weekend in NYC with your BFF, shopping till you drop and going backstage at NYFW! CLICK HERE to enter.

Good Luck!



Midweek Manicure // Line Work

It may  not be the middle of the week anymore, but we’ll just go with it.

Lots of Lines Mani

Thiis week’s mani is a very involved one, but was surprisingly very forgiving. It did take some time and patience, and you can probably see that it’s not perfect, but it was fun to do.

White Orange and Black nails

I used:

  • Base Coat
  • Several So Easy Strip Rite polishes in black, white and what turned out to be orange (it didn’t loo so orange in the bottle!)
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Royal Blush (for the nails without any design)
  • Top Coat

So, to create the look, I used a black striper polish to paint on an outline of the design I wanted, which is really just a series of triangles. After painting out the design in black, I went in with the orange and filled in between the lines, then did the same thing with the white. After all of that was dry, I went back with the black polish and cleaned up the lines. This great tutorial on youtube gave me the inspiration (and courage) to try the technique.

Tribal Triangles Nail ArtHappy Friday Ya’ll!