Vegas Nails

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This is one of my favorite paint jobs since I started painting my fingernails again recently. (I had always kept my nails painted…until I had kids. I spent so much time with my fingers in mouths that I stopped painting my nails and just concentrated on toenails…until I discovered Julep.)

We took the kids on their first trip to Vegas over Xmas break and I decided that I needed something snazzy, so I started with a base coat of Julep “Nellie” and topped with Julep “Aviva.” No top coat! For just a two coat application, this paint job went without chips far longer than I expected – a full week. That’s what I love about Julep – it is absolutely the longest lasting polish I have encountered.

Those who know me in person have learned to expect a lot of fuchsia. Ever since I bought my “Furious Fuchsia” Challenger, I go to great lengths to get stuff that matches my car. Yes, I have been called RIDICULOUS on more than one occasion…but I LOVE fuchsia.

6 Comments to Vegas Nails

  1. Erin says:

    Have you painted them with the sparkle on only the tips? I’ve seen that a lot lately and it looks cool but I don’t know if I could paint that myself.

  2. Lara says:

    I haven’t been brave enough to try it…but I want to! I was thinking about trying it, using painter’s tape…

  3. Angie says:

    Painting the tips isn’t too hard, you just can’t by too much of a perfectionist. I also like doing one accent nail, like an extra sparkly glitter on just the ring finger. I don’t think my fingers have been without polish for well over a year. I paint them at least twice a week.

  4. Erin says:

    The best I’ve seen is a blending so painters tape would not work. Angie, how do you find the time to paint your nails twice a week?!!!

  5. Delta says:

    #1. I would rather be RIDICOULOUS vs. VAPID
    #2. I pay attention whilst at the nail salon. I’ve observed the following tips: A fine/blunt paintbrush with a shot glass of acetone and a steady hand will give you all the French Manicure line you need etc..
    Also a felt tip paint marker/ brush for anything super fancy.

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