This week’s mani was definitely outside of my comfort zone in terms of both technique and style, but overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I used all of the colors that I got through the flash sale, and I really like them together – although I’m excited to try out different looks with them as well. I think both Dakota and Stefanie make great accent colors!
Base color: Julep Blake
Tip color: Julep Dakota
Dot color: Julep Stefanie
Top coat: Sally Hanson Diamond Shine
These colors together also sort of remind me of a giraffe for some reason…which wasn’t the intended result, but I guess it works, as I spent Saturday afternoon at the N.E.W. Zoo with some friends! (In case you haven’t noticed, I have a mild zoo addiction. If you haven’t been counting…that’s 3 zoos so far this summer.)
It’s not my favorite mani of all time and I probably won’t do one quite like this again any time soon, but I don’t hate it. It’s just a little more “out there” than I’m used to.