Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Blues: Jeweled Octavia

Hello!!

Well, it's Monday again, but the good news is, by the time you read this, the official workday will almost be over. So your Monday Blues don't have to be bluish for too much longer!

This week I'm celebrating Monday with Julep Octavia, a blue creme that's sort of like a navy crossed with a royal blue. It's more of a navy really, but it has a little bit more bright than I think of with a navy, so I'm gonna stick with my hybrid model:


Julep Octavia

Julep Octavia

To decorate this lovely, I decided to go with some textured studs I was sent for review by Born Pretty Store:





What I like about these studs is that not only do they add bling, but they have a more matte finish, and add some texture more than a typical stud does. And you get round and square in both gold and silver, for $2.26. Seriously, you can't beat that with a stick.


First, using the Saran-wrap method, I tapped on some Barry M Silver Foil onto half of all of the nails except the accent nail. Then I put three studs onto the accent nail at a jaunty angle:







This is one of the fastest looks I've ever done. The Saran-wrap tapping took about 20 seconds, and the studs were another minute. Three dots of polish, position the studs, wait a minute, add fast drying topcoat to all. Bing, bang, boom, you're out the door, you're fancy, and Monday isn't such a bummer after all. :)

A quick reminder that I have a coupon code for 10% off your purchase at Born Pretty Store, and since more than 10 people have used it, they are sponsoring a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate! I will have the rafflecopter giveaway up on the blog tomorrow, so come back and check that out. In the meantime, here is the code if you want to shop the night away:


I hope your Monday has had the minimum of the bad blues, and lots of the pretty blues!
M.

14 comments:

  1. Great to hear that this is such a quick mani but the results turned out great! Love the studs and the saran wrap together :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking about starting a feature on quick manicures. I've heard too many people say 'oh, that must take forever, I don't have time for that!" But there are so many awesome looks you can get in such a short time. :)

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  2. That blue is so pretty and I LOVE the silver saran-wrap effect! :)

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    1. Thank you! I love that technique sooooo much...it's so foolproof!

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  3. Dahling, if you're going to be blue...be bright blue! <3

    I love the whole birdy tracks & studs thing. I might have to case you. LOL
    (Copy And Share Everything)

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    1. Yes! It does look like lotsa birdie tracks! And thanks for the explanation, but I got you on this one--I learned CASE from my Scrapbooking addiction...sigh...

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    2. Well I did comment before I knew about that. LOL

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  4. How cool! I always love a good saran-wrap mani (and this one's great!) and while I still don't really care for studs, these are just awesome next to your saran-wrap.

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    1. Thank you! You always find something kind to say. You rock. :)

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    2. Well, you make it easy :) You always have some awesome nail art, combining different techniques and all.. :)

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