Today's manicure is fairly simple.  I'm doing my traditional alternating manicure with two base colors and one accent nail.  I did switch it up a little bit, instead of making my ring finger my accent nail I decided to do my middle finger as the accent nail. Although I just made that decision because I put a little divid in my middle finger so I needed to cover it up.

The three polishes that I'm using for today's manicure are all by +Julep Maven and from the two-year anniversary limited edition Champagne Trio set. 

Here's what I used:
  • Base coat: +OPI Inc Nail Envy - original
  • Base color 1: Amity by Julep
  • Base color 2: Reiko by Julep
  • Accent color: Clio by Julep 
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite Top Coat - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: +Konad Nail Black Pearl
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 3 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop - Big SdP X
My favorite of all three is Reiko, a gorgeous rose gold with a metallic finish.  I love everything about this polish; the formula, application, the opacity, the brush...just everything.  The formula is fairly thick, like many other metallic polishes, and you can get away with just one coat and the brush fans out perfectly. I applied two coats because I wanted to see if the second coat would deepen the color and it did, but again one coat will suffice. 

Amity, like Reiko, is a metallic finish and it's color is a pearlescent white\silver.  Although it leans more white than  silver.  Unlike Reiko, this one requires two coats, as it is fairly sheer.  Also you can clearly see the brushstrokes even after two coats.  The formula was not as thick, but I do like the brush and the application; although I felt like I was using a lot of strokes because it left brushstrokes behind it I was trying to see if I could cover them…no such luck. 

Clio, a silver and rose gold glitter polish is beautiful. It has small and larger size glitters mixed in a clear base and the formula is very thick. The application is best if you apply 2 thin coats instead of 1 thick coat. Applying one thick coat makes it harder to move the glitter around and will cause longer drying times.  If you do apply it thickly, I would suggest patting it on instead of trying to brush it on. Patting it on will allow you to move it around better, And cover any bald spots.

Polished At All Times…by Lo'Rain