Ok so this was totally my Valentine’s Day mani but hearts, glitter, red and white are still perfectly acceptable all month long! So better late then never, here’s round 2 of the Valentine’s Day nails courtesy of Julep’s Smitten Kitten Box (see round 1 here). For February I decided to go with the Smitten Kitten box as my maven selection. (Maven’s are Julep’s members who get a perfectly curated box each moth to take or skip). I knew it was going to be PERFECT for this month’s holiday and their themed out selections haven’t let me down in the past. (see last yrs v-day, st. patty’s and 4th of july)
The Smitten Kitten box included a red creme (Karissa) a full coverage gold glitter (Vivien), a holographic heart glitter (Hartleigh) and Freedom topcoat with cute red and white heart stickers. I loved them all so much I had to use them all in one look. Overkill, for some maybe, super fun and festive, absolutely!
I alternated the red and gold as my base and then let them mostly dry before putting on the heart sticker. I then followed it up with a generous coat of Freedom Topcoat. Because I knew there were going to be a lot of layers I only went with one coat and got them opaque. Again, this is why I love Julep for their killer formulas!
For my pointer I decided to make it an accent nail by layering on Hartleigh over a super pale pink base. A glitter with hearts and heart decals make it way easier to get a perfect heart mani. Way better then my past attempts at free handing a heart.
I of course added this fun Tool Around Ring Set from mark. for a little something extra!
If you loved the Smitten Kitten Box you can get a similar themed out box for St. Patrick’s day! If you’re already a maven select the Lucky Shamrock Box or if you’re new to Julep sign up for the subscription use promo code PINCHME and get the themed out box FOR FREE! If you want the perfect polish to theme out your St. Patrick’s Day then grab this, it includes my St. Patty’s favorite… LUCKY (see here and here). Julep’s formula is KILLER, their maven program is KILLER and the their suggestions and pairings are KILLER! If you haven’t signed up yet do so NOW! (esp while it’s free!)
Until next mani Monday…
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