Howdy everyone! I got my Maven Box from Julep the other day, so I have a couple of new polishes to show you. If you've never heard of Julep, they're a monthly nail polish subscription service. If you sign up for their Maven program, you can receive 3 polishes plus a free gift every month for $19.99. It's a pretty good deal and you can choose to cancel your subscription or skip a month at any time. Currently, they have a deal where you can get your first Maven Box for $0.01 (free shipping also) by using discount code COLOR2012 at checkout. I promise it works, cuz I've done it.
In any case, my MB this month included Mischa, a red-orange micro-shimmer; Georgia, a peachy-gold micro-shimmer; and, their surprise polish, a very fun red, silver and blue glitter called America-The Beautiful for the 4th of July. I'm saving that one for tomorrow when I do my 4th manicure :) Today, I used both Mischa and Georgia, just to see what they'd look like together and here's what I came up with.
I started with 2-3 coats of Mischa as a base. She has a good amount of sparkle, does Mischa, though I'm not in love with red-orange on with my skin tone. Georgia is a little more subtle in the sparkle department, so I decided to tape off some diagonals on my nails and top them off with some dots. Overall, I like the color of Georgia better, but I'm not loving them together or with this design. This manicure was kind of a fail for me. And, you can see, I managed to break my middle finger nail back to the quick. I had hoped to be able to save it, but it was un-salvageable after all. It didn't hurt, but it made me sad because I'd finally gotten all my nails to the same length on my photo hand lol