Month: November 2013

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Lacquer Lust Holographic Thanksgiving/Fall Water Marble

Well hello there you freaking spectacular people! It’s true! I mean if you are reading these words why not feel spectacular?! I am feeling pretty good myself, had a banging Hanukkah feast last night and had a lovely Thanksgiving watching the parade and doing my nails while visiting my grandparents in North Carolina. Brought with me, in my handy dandy polish case, some choice colors that I knew I could work with during my small vaca. Out of those shades were some of Lacquer Lust’s holographic colors which you may already know work great for marbling from my previous design found HERE. I used Emerald, Ruby and Topaz from the Birthstone collection for this sideways classic petal marbling design. If you happen to be a holographic virgin or just love holo polishes, I would suggest these colors as they are PERFECT! Some are one coaters and the color range is beautiful.

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I hope you enjoyed this manicure as much as me! Not sure when these colors will be restocked on Lacquer Lusts SITE so checkout her FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for updates!

HAPPY HAPPY EVERYTHING EVERYONE! <3

 

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Precision Nail Lacquer 60’s Retro Glam Nested Triangles

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My nail life has been so full of swatching lately, I feel my creative work has subsided in these past weeks. I was sitting there trying to think up of a way to use some Precision Nail Lacquers I got a few weeks back and I didn’t want to simply swatch these shades or even marble with them, I needed something new. Roaming around on Instagram and what do you know I see a lovely tutorial by Lacquertude for this nested triangle chevron look.  As I had just tried half this look with yesterdays post on Bsquared Lacquer’s Change the Game I felt confident enough to go the extra length with the added triangles. I used Precision Nail Lacquers Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (pink), Creme De La Creme (white), and Twist N’ Shout (orange). The black is of course Aenglands Camelot which was a great way to set off all the other colors. This took around 2 1/2 hours altogether with placing the tape and waiting as I didn’t want to risk it messing up. I used HKgirl topcoat in between each taping, it dried reasonably fast and only smeared one layer on one nail (accent white).

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Here it is without the black as I liked both versions. This one isn’t as bold but these colors can’t not be bold as they are super neon. My camera just couldn’t handle all the brightness!

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Precision Nail Lacquer is 3-free and can be found on their website HERE for only $5.95. You can also check them out on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

 

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Bsquared Lacquer Change the Game

Saturdaaaaay and it feels so good! Been having a nice lazy saturday watching Doctor Who episodes leading up to the new one, oh how I love Netflix and Doctor Who.

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As per my last post I had one last color to share with you from Bsquared Lacquer’s Instafamily Collection and it was definitely my favorite of the bunch. Change the Game is a scattered emerald holo which took two thin coats for opacity. Emerald is for sure my color for this years fall season and this one doesn’t disappoint. Took some inspiration from @cassondrafaye and @nailsofjessiek on instagram for this sleek chevron look using Tillie Polishes Golden Goddess. Gold and green, well really gold and any color is just banging together. Now for a little picture spam and a quick review on the Hkgirl topcoat I’ve been using lately.

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Alright so I ended up wearing these nails for a whole TEN DAYS, yea I’ve been pretty busy, and as you can see below no chips at all occurred using Glisten & Glow’s Hkgirl topcoat. Of course there was a huge gap and that one chip near my cuticles on my ring finger was from me picking at my nails. After being in lab and taking multiple showers these nails still held up. Now yes my nails are nice and strong on this hand so the chipping already is lowered but seriously people. Hkgirl is really impressing me lately. Already went through a whole bottle and I’m on my second. I wouldn’t say this is the most throughout review of this product but I wanted to share my findings with you guys.

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This color will be restocked on Nov. 30th at Bsquared Lacquer’s site HERE.

Check out Bsquared Lacquer on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for new colors, restocks and giveaways!

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Bsquared Lacquer Instafamily Collection

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As you may have noticed I have been working on quite a few swatches lately. I never realized how much work painting your nails could be but I am quite liking it. Been setting myself up on the coffee table and watching a plethora of Star Trek on Netflix, don’t judge me it’s quite interesting stuff!

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Ha you probably just pulled one of these looks after my last remark. Okay okay enough funny stuff, today I have some freaking awesome varnishes from Bsqaured Lacquer. Mia of  @Miadillpicklenails on Instagram has created her first indie line consisting of a lovely versatility of shades dubbing it the Instafamily collection.

All Aboard is a light blue scattered holo. I used three thin coats for opacity and then used topcoat to smooth it out. The blue in this is sort of on the teal side and the base is almost crelly like, thats why three coats was needed.

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Purple Unicorns is as blurple scattered holo that showed opacity in three coats. I would say it’s a little lighter then what my photos show. This had the same formula as All Aboard but applied a little smoother. Really like this blurply color and had to add one of Hex Nail Jewelry’s cute little charms of a unicorn.

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Up close on this unicorn charm as it is so cute. I’ve used this once before and it still looks fab. Need to place another order with them ASAP. Possible Christmas present mom??? Yes my mommy reads my blog :D

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With All My Heart is a pink jelly filled with golden shimmery dust. I used three thin coats and a very faint VNL (visible nail line) could still be observed. I didn’t mind though since the color is so attractive. Added a marbled heart to go along with this pretty shade. The golden shimmer in this was quite the perfect addition.

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Here is the final look as I felt the space above the heart needed some sparkle so I added a little Venique Sea Diamonds, the perfect mix of silver glitters to compliment any color.

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Instafamily is a mix of teal, blue and purple large circular holo glitters, small blue and silver square glitters and then its filled up with lots of silver shimmery dust in a clear base. Here I used one layer with a little fishing for the larger glitters overtop of Fnug’s Hipsters which turned a little brighter after application. This has happened to me once before when using a green undie for a glitter polish but it still looks super fab. The teal, blue and purple circles are such a great match. Did an accent marble using some Bettina shades in Aqua and Purple

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This next shade Fall Accessories  which is not part of the Instafamily collection but is a Limited Edition shade, is a mix of pink circle, orange hex, yellow medium and small purple square glitters in a white crelly base. The base is also filled with silver dust glitters. I used one coat overtop of white with a bit of placement for the glitter. That can be expected in this sort of lacquer as the glitters can get lost in the crelly base. I love the name and colors in this polish though and I added a marble to match using some Bettina shades.

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All in all I was impressed with Mia’s first collection. I even saved one of the shades from the Instafamily collection, Change the Game, for another blog post so be on the lookout for that!

All of the Instafamily collection and Fall Accessories will be restocked on Nov. 30th at Bsquared Lacquer’s site HERE.

Check out Bsquared Lacquer on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for new colors, restocks and giveaways!

 

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Glam Polish Swatch and Review

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Woah where has the time gone?! One week till Thanksgiving/Hanukah and only 3 weeks of school left. Insane in the membrane if I do say so myself! Got done with my third round of exams this week so I say that calls for some disco dancing…

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Tehe I love me some Futurama. Today I have four lovely glittery lacquers from Glam Polish which is an indie brand centralized in Australia. The owner Rachel is constantly creating new beauties it would be hard to leave her shop empty handed!

Graveyard Smash is a mix of red and green circles and hexes, purple stars and hexes in a clear base. There are also microglitters in all these colors as well. The mix of green, red and purple in this really got me and out of the four shades I tried out this was my favorite. I layered it overtop of Tillie Polishes Hot Stone Massage and surprisingly the star glitters came out equally and didn’t need placement. Accented it with a water marble like I always do using some Zoya shades in America and Mira.

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Check out this new pose, very similar to Thepolishedokie’s one. I really like the way it looks and might have to adopt it as well! Been thinking about getting myself a new camera and ditching the iPhone one. Not sure what to decide as am a horrible decision maker.

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Insane Clown Poppy is a mix of blue, red, yellow, pink, lavender, green and white circle, hex and square glitters in a clear base. Here I layered it overtop of Color Clubs Age of Aquarius. The primary colors in this one stood out to me.

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Blibber Blubbler has a mix of blue, yellow and light orange hexes, neon green and pink glitters in various sizes including stars and butterflies and blue circles all in a white crelly base. I uesd one coat overtop of Cult Nails Tempest. The bigger glitters in this one were a little harder to pick up and place but it was managable.

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Bubble Breeze has blue and silver holo circles, hexes and microglitters in a blue crelly base. I used one coat with some placement overtop of Zoya’s Robyn and then accented it with a water marble. The holo glitters in this one are what got my attention, can’t go wrong with some holo!

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All these colors can be found at Glam Polishes site which is now offering shipping to the USA from their site HERE. If you would like to contact Rachel, Glam polishes owner, then you can email her at glam.polish@yahoo.com.au

Glam polish is also offered through these international stockiest’s below:

USA – Color4Nails & Llarowe
UK – Rainbow Connection
EUROPE – Norway Nails
SINGAPORE – Meimei’s Signatures

Check out Glam polish on Facebook and Instagram for new colors!

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Laquerlicious Winter 2013 Collection

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I have been on a roll with getting all my swatching done. It was getting pretty backed up but after a couple of swatchathons I am almost all caught up! So many awesome brands to share with you all and today I have Laquerlicious’s Winter collection consisting of four beautiful jelly glitters. All these colors showed opacity in two coats but I decided to use undies with them.

Mittens Or Gloves? is a purple jelly glitter with various colors of square glitters throughout. I used one coat over top of Sally Hansen’s Trouble Maker. You may recgonize that accent nail from my previous Sally Hansen post using some of Laquer Lust’s birthstone holos. I loved the square glitters in this one.

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All Bundled Up is a deep blue almost purple jelly with silver and blue microglitters. I used one coat overtop of Nailme Nail polishes Plum Crazy Sex. Not to thick or thin on application.

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Shoveled Snow is a blue jelly with circle and hex glitters in various colors and sizes with silver and blue microglitters. I used one coat overtop of Zoya’s BreeziOnce again the addition of extra glitters helps this jelliter  (word I just came up with for jelly glitters) stand out.

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Below Zero is a teal jelliter ;) with teal, silver and blue microglitters. There might just be something about teal but this one was my fav of the bunch. Using one coat overtop of Zoya’s Giovanni I then watermarbled overtop of it all with WnW’s white and OPI Nail Envy.

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Laquerlicoius’s STORE has now moved from Etsy to Bigcartel for all your future purchases! Make sure you follow her on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for updates on sales and new colors! Always love her creative use of glitters!

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