Manic(ure) Monday: My Ideal Nail Colour

When I got to know Carla a few weeks ago she told me that she starting blogging because she felt that her studies didn't challenge her creativity enough. In fact that made me think about how creative I am with my posts and I felt like sometimes I could come up with somewhat more individual ideas than I tend to do. When you've been doing something for a few years in a row it kinda becomes a routine even though it shouldn't. That's why a. I decided to rethink my posts and make them more imaginative and b. I have a super creative post for you today. It definitely isn't like any Manic(ure) Monday post so far but it sill is about nail polish. Curious? Read on...
Last week I was contacted by Julep which is a US brand selling beauty products and makeup. I have already been aware of their nail polishes as they have super pretty bottles and really amazing shades. Now Julep is looking for new colour inspiration and they contacted some bloggers to think about what their custom nail colour would be like. I knew mine would be some shade of blue but with a nice twist. At the end I took the Pantone colour of 2008 "Iris Blue" as the base colour of my custom nail polish. To me it's the perfect combination of light blue, purple and grey. To make it even more special I decided to add a metallic look. Here is a collage that represents my ideal nail polish colour which I would call "Carma-n", a mixture of my name and the word karma, haha!

(In this collage: H&M pillow as background, H&M silver vase, Thomas Sabo plane charm, Pantone colour of the year 2008 "Iris Blue", Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4, Iris flowers, China Glaze "Fade Into Hue" swatch, H&M bow top)

In fact the collage doesn't only reunite the colours, but also some of the things I like most: my new Nike shoes, cute summer tops, fresh flowers, elegant interior, cute jewellery and of course nail polish. 

What do you guys think? Can you imagine the colour I have in mind? What would your custom nail polish look like? 


  1. This is the colour that I want for my hair!!!


  2. I love that color shade Carmen! Julep makes excellent polishes.

  3. I know what you mean Carmen, sometimes I struggle with creativity as well, therefore, I really like what you did with this post! :)


  4. Oooo...I do like that color, those flowers in your collages especially, I would totally wear that color! I think my custom color would have something to do with a teal base, I'm a crazy teal lady!

  5. I like the name that you have picked! I have no idea what my custom nail polish would look like... it would probably be a warm colour.

  6. Das ist wirklich ein sehr kreativer Post und eine wunderschöne Farbe, die du dir da ausgesucht hast! Ich bin auch ganz fasziniert von deinen Nike Schuhen, die sind sooo schön, ein Traum!
    Wünsche dir eine tolle Woche, viele liebe Grüße, Eva

  7. Das ist wirklich ein sehr kreativer Post, die Farbe, die du dir ausgesucht hast ist wirklich wunderschön! Auch die Nikes auf dem Bild gefallen mir total gut, solche habe ich noch nie gesehen, die sind echt ein Traum! Möchte mir auch unbedingt wieder welche kaufen, weil meine alten schon so kaputt sind. Wünsche dir noch eine schöne Woche, viele liebe Grüße, Eva


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