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Tuesday, August 6

Mani Monday: Summer Nail Inspiration, vol.3

WetnWild Blank Canvas
 This week's Mani-Monday I'm showing you how to start with a basic solid color and add an easy accent to make it really POP!  My first nail I started with an all white base using WetNWild Blank Canvas.  The trick to make white nails really white is to start with a base coat, followed by a single coat of white, then use a MATTE topcoat and finally an additional coat of the white.
LA Girl Ombre Nail Kit
 I dressed up my "Blank Canvas" nails by adding pops of ombre color to the corners of each nail.  I received a ton of compliments on this mani, plus it made me feel young and carefree.  I thank the neon for that!  The colors used were all part of the same LA Girl Ombre Nail Kit I've been playing with in previous posts.  To recreate this look use tape to create angles.  Use two coats of paint on each corner and remove tape quickly before the polish is completely dry.  Finish with a glossy topcoat of your choice.
Essie The More The Merrier
 After playing around with neons earlier in the week, I noticed my collection of polishes was missing a bright green.  It didn't take long to find the perfect standout green at Target, where Essie polishes are under $8 a bottle.  This is three coats of Essie The More The Merrier.  I am still thrilled with this color - and I can't wait to try a floral mani using this color for the leaves.
Julep Clio Essie The More The Merrier
 After a couple of days of solid green on my nails I was ready to dress it up a bit, my Julep Maven box for August arrived in perfect timing.  I couldn't wait to use this gorgeous multicolored sparkle Julep Clio to my nails.  I chose two nails for accents, and love the way it turned out.  This Julep color is a part of the limited edition Champagne Trio set which celebrates the 2nd Birthday of Julep Maven.
Julep Reiko
In all honesty, I bought the Champagne Trio from Julep specifically for this Rose Gold metallic.  It is called Julep Reiko and I'm certainly not disappointed with it.  Its like brushing real gold foil onto your nails - super pretty.

Linking up with Heather for Mani-Monday! And make sure you check back next week for a really fun Sally Hansen textured nail tutorial! 


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