Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holo-days From LuvMyLacquer!

Hello Lacquer Luvers & Merry Christmas to all of you who will celebrate today! I will be spending the day with my sweet little family and hope that you guys will be spending the day with someone you love as well. I am going to share a manicure with you today that I have been wearing for the past 3 days and I think you all will enjoy it just as much as I did. It's a fanciful wintry look that wasn't done in traditional colors but came together to create a beautiful manicure.

Ok, so I know what you're thinking... black was probably the last color you thought of when I mentioned a festive mani but trust me, in the end it all comes together. Photo'd above is 2 coats of Sinful Colors Whipped. This polish is from their Luxe Leather collection and is matte black awesomeness. The formula is actually pretty amazing. It was not runny or thick. It applied nicely and evened out to a smooth texture.


 I then used Color Club's gold holographic polish, Cherubic, to stamp on some whimsical snowflakes. I used four different snowflakes using Red Angel (RA-110) & Winstonia (W120) stamping plates on my ring and middle fingers. These holographic snowflakes really seemed as if they began to dance once I applied a coat of HK Girl over it!

 I loved the sparkle in the holo so much that I decided to pair my accent nails with a super glitzy gold polish by Daily Charme. First I applied 1 coat of Zoya Ziv as a base then 1 coat of Daily Charme Sunset. Sunset is from their Los Angeles collection and is gold metallic with holographic gold glitter. The formula was a little thick but definitely manageable. The holographic glitter in this gold polish made it one that as totally unique to any other gold polish in my collection. 1 coat of HK Girl topcoat completed my look.

This look is so different and was so much fun to do. It was entertaining to watch the snowflakes come to life with the help of my favorite topcoat. What's on your nails today lovelies? Are you guys rocking festive manicures? What do you think of this combination? Again, Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for a prosperous New Year! As always, I hope you all enjoyed this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo! 


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Goodies from Liquid Sky Lacquer (Picture Heavy)!

Hello Lacquer Luvers! The holidays sure are approaching fast aren't they? I might not have done much (Ok, Ok, I haven't done ANY *hangs head in shame*) festive nail art yet this year but I do have a little something for you all to feast your eyes on. Carolyn, the maker behind Liquid Sky Lacquer, sent me some beautiful nail polish treats and I'm very happy to share my swatches with you all today! Let's get right into it, shall we?

The first swatch I have to share with you is of White Christmas:

White Christmas is described as "white with slight silver holo that reminds you of snow falling on Christmas Day!" And it does! I applied three coats of this beauty to reach complete opacity. The formula was great! It wasn't streaky at all. It applied more like a cream. I didn't put topcoat on this one.


My next swatch is of Ho! Ho! Ho!, a red, white, black, and gold glitter bomb that is so beautiful! Photo'd below is one coat of Ho! Ho! Ho! over White Christmas. I love this combination but probably should've put this over a cream so that it isn't "too much."  Who am I kidding? It's the holidays! The more glitz the better, right?!

Next up is a polish that made my heart skip a beat. Or two. Or three. Twilight Peacock is a holographic duochrome that shifts from purple to cyan. There really isn't words to describe this. It's glorious! The formula is perfection as it only took two coats to reach opacity. The pictures say it all, just look:

'Tis The Season is a green, white, and red glitter bomb with the tiniest sprinkling of holographic sparkle. This polish is so festive you won't be able to help but to think of things like candy canes, fancy packages and beautiful wreaths. I applied one coat of 'Tis The Season over a green cream.

Hot Cocoa With Whip is up next. It's a chocolate, caramel and white glitter  I enjoyed looking at my nails when I wore this because it made me think of cold winters up north as a kid. This polish is unique to my collection as it's one of the first brown glitters I've seen and I absolutely love it. Here's one coat of Hot Cocoa With Whip over a nude cream.

The next beauty I get to show you is Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. It is a yellow and white glitter topper with varying sizes of hexagonal glitter. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase growing up. It's so funny to see it on the bottle! This polish applied nicely over my navy base and this was just one coat.

Lastly, there's Holly Berries which is comprised of tiny gold glitter, small red hexagonal glitter and green bars. I gotta admit, at first glance this was my least favorite but here I am, writing this post 2 days after swatching these and I'm still wearing it... because I love it! It's so blingy that I had to take the pics in the shade because the sun couldn't handle all of this gorgeousness. This is one coat over a matte black base.

These 7 polishes are from Liquid Sky Lacquer's holiday collections: CHRISMAHANNUKWANZAA, Christmas Holodays. These polishes are currently available for purchase and you can do so when you Visit Liquid Sky Lacquer By Clicking Here. Not only are these creations beautiful, the formulas are all perfection. Each one applied effortlessly without me having to fish for glitter or dab it on for placement. My personal favorites are White Christmas, Twilight Peacock & Holly Berries but, like I said before, I love them all! Which are your favorites? I'm looking forward to seeing what Carolyn creates next year, are you? As always,  I hope you all enjoyed this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you all, xo!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sassy Girl Paint: Boogie Nights & Money Girl

Hello Lacquer Luvers! It's been some time..I know, I know. Life has been super hectic lately with a flu stricken household and a teething baby all at the same time. There's just not enough hours in a day or days in a week for me sometimes. I'm back today though with a post featuring an indie line that's cute and even a little sassy

First up, I have Boogie Nights which is a fun glitter topper. There are purple, blue, and holographic glitter that are hex, bars and diamond shaped. The base is clear and 3 Free and the application was easy. Here's 2 coats of Boogie Nights over 2 coats over a sky blue base. I added some musical stamping on the accent nail for a little more fun. 

Next up I have Money Girl, she's also a glitter topper. This one has a variety of light and emerald green and gold glitter that are square, hex and bars. The formula and application of this one was nice as well and not at all  problematic. I applied 2 coats of Money Girl over a light grey base and completed this manicure with a shiny topcoat.

These polishes surprised me. I ended up wearing Money Girl for 3 days despite my dislike for bar glitter. These are super fun and have good formulas. Sassy Girl Paint can be purchased for $7.99 in their online shop (please see link below). As always, I hope you all enjoyed this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!

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