Monday, October 3, 2016

Fall Nails with Julep & Top Shelf Lacquer

It's finally starting to feel like fall over here! To celebrate this amazing weather I'm doing a fall theme mani of course:)

The colors I'm using today are:
Hot Toddy by Top Shelf Lacquer,
A rich burgundy with gold glass fleck, holo dust and multiple colors of flakies.
Goldie by Julep,
A Full-coverage gilded microglitter gold polish.
I started off by using 2 coats Goldie on my outside nails & 2 coats of Hot Toddy on my inside nails followed by 1 coat of topcoat.
Once dried I applied nail tape at an angle & applied the opposite color on one side of the nail tape( so if the nail had Hot Toddy I applied Goldie on one side & visa versa.) I removed the nail tape & applied 1 more coat of topcoat.
Outside lighting 
Excuse my hand position, I'm not use to this bottle shape
Inside lighting 
10 takes later I was finally happy with this picture lol.
Overall I'm happy with how this turned out. I keep saying I've been neglecting my juleps but honestly I wish julep would go back to using the old formulas like Goldie. Goldie was perfection to use, no issues, applied easily, no staining ect. Whenever I get a new julep polish I end up selling it or giving it away because I'm not happy with it. 
Maybe one day julep will but until then there are other polish brands for me to use.

Hot Toddy is available at
Top Shelf

Goldie is available at


  1. I love this combo. It is perfect for Fall

  2. the colors go so well together!

  3. That is a beautiful, Fall perfect combo.

  4. I love Hot Toddy. I wore if for a whole week last week!

  5. Gold is always in season - that's one of the most opaque, sparkly gold polishes I've seen.

  6. I love purple and gold together, it's a such a luxurious combo! Great polish choices. :)

  7. This is a great fall color combo!

  8. Loving the color combination! I'm especially loving that Julep shade!

  9. Ouuu I don't think I own Goldie but I really should!

  10. Such a beautiful and classy fall combo!

  11. Ohh, I really like the polish from Top Shelf Laquer. The Julep doesn't look bad either -- I had tried 3 of their polishes a few years ago and wasn't impressed.

  12. Gorgeous manicure hun, a lovely combo x

  13. I love this combo, reminds me a bit of Harry Potter :)