Thursday, June 26, 2014

A New Way to DIY Your Mani

If you know me you know that 99.9% of the time my nails are polished.  I feel naked without having the hue of the week on my very short (by choice) nails.  For years, literally from the time I could drive until about five years ago, I would head to the nail salon every two weeks to have acrylic nails put on or filled in and painted.  I went through the whole French Mani phase, then red/red phase, and then soft baby pink phase but whatever the phase or current nail trend I was heading to the salon to get it done.  Then about five years ago I got tired, tired of trying to find the time (and the extra cash) to go to the nail salon every two weeks so I decided to experiment with DIY at home mani's.  I've used just about every brand of polish on the market and every trick in the book to finally get to what I think is the perfect-lasts-for-seven-days DIY mani (I need to do a how-to post on that in the near future).  And as of today my DIY mani's just got easier!  Julep has invented the most amazing nail polishing tool called the Plie´ Wand.  The Plie´ Wand helps you have more accuracy and control while polishing your nails, especially when polishing with your non-dominate hand.  It's so easy to use, you just swap, snap, polish and switch.  The wand works with any Julep polish with a Plie´ compatible cap.  You can also get the Plie´ Wand Creativity Kit that comes with a dotting tool and a striping brush to use along with your Plie´ Wand to get super creative with your DIY mani's!  I've been a Julep Maven (Julep's monthly subscription service) for about eight months now and I have loved every single polish and product I've received from them.  Julep isn't just fabulous nail polishes but they also do skincare (I'm OBSESSED with this Bare Face Cleansing Oil, it's totally changed my skin), makeup, hair and body products as well as everything you need for at home mani's and pedi's!

My DIY mani basics ~
rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, nail file, orange stick, base coat, polymer top coat, polish and quick dry drops

Plie´ Wand

My current mani (done with the Plie´ Wand) ~ Kayla

One of my favorites ~ Maddy

A sheer pink and sheer white, perfect for summer ~ Maren and Soraphine

For more details about the Plie´ Wand you can check out Julep's blog here (there is even a how-to video) and if you are interested in becoming a Julep Maven you can get started here! (You will be glad you did!)

Mz Savvy Style

I was not compensated for this post but was asked by Julep to review the Plie´ Wand and share my honest opinion with you and I was more than happy to!

Linking up with Random Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy, Working Girl With Style and Summer Style

1 comment:

Jessica Jannenga said...

Your nails look great!! I love the nail colors, especially the first one. I have never tried that brand, but yes, I am the same,I seem to do my nails every other day!
from the link up, please stop by, jess