Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NOTD: Sephora Manicure

This is my first Nail of the Day post. I decided I needed to take off my chipped polish and put on something new. Good bye beautiful Thakoon nail art, maybe I'll redo you someday. But I highly doubt it just because I'm the type of person who likes to do a design just once. Keeps things interesting you know?

Anyways, so this morning I painted my nails with Julep Robin (robin egg blue), which came in my June Boho Glam box. For my ring fingers, I used Julep Courteney (key lime green) that came in my mom's June American Beauty Box. I am still so in love with all the colors featured this month!

I had the intention of taking it off and then doing another nail art later on tonight. But then I took a detour to Sephora to exchange something. Every time I am there, I have a need to play around with their nail polishes. So I ended up using Sephora by OPI's I'm so Sari on top of Robin, which is described as "opaque turquoise with fine and chunky iridescent glitter". On top of Courteney, I used Sephora by OPI's It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat. If you have cash to burn, the top coat is $40! This reminds me of Rihanna's $5,000 manicure for the Grammy Awards. She painted her nails with a 24K gold polish! I guess if you put that into perspective, this polish is quite a steal!

Base Coat: Julep Robin, Julep Courtney
Top: Sephora by OPI I'm so Sari, and It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat

I promised myself that as long as have my Julep Maven subscription active, I won't buy another polish ever again. But I can't help an amazing deal! I've been trying to look for a Tiffany's blue polish for quite some time and I was a little bit let down when I realized Julep Robin wasn't as close as I had hoped. I read a blog post a long time ago that did an in-depth analysis of "Tiffany Blue" polishes. The conclusion was that Essie's Turquoise and Caicos was one of the best matches. You should check out the post, it's actually really interesting.

Anyways, I went to TBBS to browse. The store is on Bay Street and Dundas Street in Toronto and it's one of the best places to get nail polishes. While Shoppers Drug Mart charges $11.99 for an Essie Polish, it is only $6.95 at TBBS. You can find some Essie polishes on sale for $3.99! 

Essie's Turquoise and Caicos

I ended up succumbing to the beauty of Essie's Turquoise and Caicos and made the purchase. I guess it's time for another Tiffany's nail art. Obviously it's going to be totally different from my last two attempts! I have a jewelry themed Konad plate that I haven't used yet! Also, I didn't realize it until now but Turquoise and Caicos has the same initials as Tiffany and Co. (T & C), do you think it's planned? Must be! 


  1. wow a forty dollar top coat? I would definitely pass on that! however it is a novel idea!


  2. I love the robin egg blue polish! xx


  3. very nice choice of colours!!

  4. Nail polish with real gold? How fancy!! Can't wait to see your Tiffany nail art..by the way I went and read that other post on Tiffany polishes..I thought it was really interesting how the colour varied in their own packaging!! strange

  5. Ooh, this is so pretty!!



  6. wow this looks awesome! good call on perusing through sehora for a top coat. I would have definitely put a $40 top coat on my nails if I saw it!!
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  7. Thank you for your comment! hahah- I see that the colors you said you love are the colors you use on your nails! So sparkly!

    this set of nail colors would have gone great with my recent post! Darn my lack of nail creation creativity. I especially like the nails in the upper left corner of your header! So cute! I am totally your newest follower now! Hope you follow me if you like my bloggie. I look forward to more sparkly posts!

    God bless,

  8. gorgeous colors! I seriously love to do one nail a different color, it's my favorite!

  9. I love your blog great work :) follow me and I’ll follow you back x



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