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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Coffee Inspired



Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Coffee Inspired." I'm not really a coffee drinker... I love the taste of Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk but unfortunately caffeine makes my heart race and irritates my stomach :(

I started with Julep Fiore as my base and stamped with Pueen plate SE04A and an unlabeled Cosmetic Arts polish. For my accent nail I used OPI You're So Vain-illa as my base and stamped with Julep Fiore and Born Pretty Store plate QGirl-020. Use my code SL10K31 for 10% off! :)



I thought the small cup reminded me of coffee more than the larger mug so I went with that image instead. I used my clean up brush to erase the tea bag tag while the image was on the stamper. Unfortunately I think I took too long... The image dried and was hard to transfer from the stamper to my nail :( I tried to stamp over it again but couldn't line it up exactly. I thought about re-doing it but at that point I was just &%&^% since I dinged my base before stamping and had to redo that nail already and didn't want to do 3 coats again. The image was engraved well though and I didn't have any trouble using the plate.

This was my first time trying Julep. On the Julep website Fiore is described as an "espresso brown creme." This is quite a dark brown... A bit too dark for my personal liking. I like the Julep brush... It's flat like the OPI one but much skinnier and square (not flared out or tapered at all). The formula was a little bit too thin for my liking but it wasn't bad... I personally prefer thicker polishes. Unfortunately this didn't wear well on me. I had a few chips after only 2 days which is very fast for me... I usually go 4-5 days without changing my polish.


What do you think of this mani? Do you drink coffee? Have you tried Julep before?


Don't forget to show the other Twinsies some love!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes

26 comments:

  1. Your coffee inspired nails look super cute. I don't drink coffee regularly but I do enjoy the taste of it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yeah I like the taste too but not the jittery feeling haha

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  2. It looks like a coffee with all its aroma, I like it! And I like coffee.

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    1. Thanks aneta! That's what i was going for hehe :)

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  3. LOVE this! I adore themed nails : D

    How have I never had coffee with condensed milk...?! I have an intense craving now.

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    1. Thanks Cat! You should try it sometime it's really good! :)

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  4. Aaw I love this :D
    My fiancé, who LOVES coffee, loves it too :D
    xx

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  5. This is so pretty! I love the shimmery swirls!

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  6. the theme and that accent nail are really cute!!!! i really like julep nail lacquers, even though i only have a couple of them.

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  7. Nice mani and I do like coffee! :-)

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  8. I especially like the print on the dark base. It's an elegant coffee inspired nail art!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Yeah I like more subtle stamping sometimes :)

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  9. The little cup on the accent nail is adorable.

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  10. love these Coffee nails ..very inspiring

    --Sony
    http://nailscontext.blogspot.com/

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