Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Glitter on Glitter!

I'm so glad things are finally calming down.  I spent this past weekend at the Ohio State Fair Llama Show.  We did pretty good and had a pretty good time, but I'm glad things are getting back to normal.  I wanted something down there that would wear well, and I wanted to use some of my new glitters from the new China Glaze Safari Collection. 

I used I Herd That and I'm Not Lion (China Glaze).  I got tons of compliments, and will definitely be using this techinique again.

Also bonus baby llama! T-Lynn!


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Coping with shorter nails

I've been absent a lot lately it seems, but I'm going to try and post more.  I had been working on growing out a mended broken nail for the past month or so and it finally was to a point where I could trim it back without serious pain.  Because of that I had to trim them all back, so now my nails are much shorter.  Oh what I would give to have long and elegant nail beds, but I don't. Oh well they don't bother me too much at this length.  Enough of my sob story, and onto the pretty stuff!

I used Wrapped in Rubies (Essie) then added some decals I got at Sally Beauty Supply buy one get one free, and then slapped on a coat of As Gold As It Gets (Essie).

Don't forget to check out my giveaway! Only 12 days left to enter!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lacquistry Customs Swatches and Review

 I know I have been slacking.  Life has been a little crazy around here.  Our swimming pool had a massive algae problem thanks to the ridiculous amount of heat, and it's caused me to go a little bit crazy.  Forgive me fair patrons!  I did change the look of the blog, what do you guys think?  I like it, so I guess that is all that matters, right?  Anywho... Not too long ago I received my customs from Jenna over at Lacquistry.  I'm not sure how much longer she plans on doing custom orders, but her store on Etsy says she is doing them still so if you haven't had some made I urge you to do so.  The woman is an artist, and just lovely to work with.  Okay, enough talk. On with the pictures!

The process was pretty simple I contacted Jenna on etsy via her store there (there is a link in the first paragraph for all interested) and we talked about what I was looking for and she built the polishes based on those messages we sent back and forth

Proud peacock is a TON of different sizes or blue, green, and purple glitter in a blue jelly base.  REDtribution is also a TON of different sizes as well as shapes or red and some holo glitter in a clear base.  the above photo is just one coat.  These puppies are PACKED with some really great glitter. 

For this photo I layered Proud Peacock over Blu Blaze (Nina Pro).  The large green hex glitter looks amazing and as a whole it was so freakin sparkly I couldn't stop looking at it,

Please excuse the tip wear.  At the point this picture was taken I'd had this on for a couple days and it seems to have worn off a bit (or maybe this is the dreaded shrinkage I have heard about my beloved Seche Vite?)  I layered REDtribution over Riveting (China Glaze). I love the large square foil-y pieces in this.  I got several compliments on this mani.  Everybody wanted to know where I got the glitter and I gotta say that telling them that I had it custom made by one of the biggest names in indie polish kind of made me feel like a damn VIP.  

Overall I have to say I couldn't be more pleased.  

Don't forget to check out and enter in my giveaway!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Giveaway Alert!

I kid you not I am most excited about this giveaway HOLOS?!?! sign me up!  Check it OUT!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of Shellac!

NAILPOLISHCANADA.COM is having a maybe one of the greatest giveaway type things ever!  You could win a LIFETIME (or a 25 year supply, whichever comes first) of CND Shellac.  It's truly an amazing contest.  All you have to do is tell them how much winning this would change your life.  Below are a couple examples given by nailpolishcanada themselves.

 “My husband will finally understand that other people take polish as seriously as me...” - Sarah P.”

 “I’ll probably spend all my time painting my nails, not go to work, get fired, now I’m homeless, damn you NPC.” - Beth C”

Grand prize will go to the best description of how winning a lifetime supply of Shellac will change their life. Winner selected August 7, 2012.  Grand Prize (Value $1266): 33 Bottles of CND Shellac + 36 Watt UV Lamp + 5 Topcoat + 5 Basecoat + Scrub Fresh. Open to U.S. and Canada Only

Summer Swap Box!

I was SOOO excited when I got back from the store.  There was a lovely little box waiting on me.  It happened to be my redditlaquerista summer swap box, and oh the joys that awaited me inside.  Let's check it out shall we?

(From left to right) Rain Check (Wet n Wild), Moon Dance (Wet n Wild), Die Hard Fan (Sally Hansen), Be-Jeweled (Sally Hansen Gem Crush), Cha-Ching (Sally Hansen Gem Crush), Sweet Peacock (Orly), Meet Me Under The Mistletoe (Orly), As Gold As It Gets (Essie), and Wrapped in Rubies (Essie).  Also included were a stack of swatch wheels (which I will certainly use eventually) and a very cute card.

I have to give a huge freakin thank you to chanelleol!  

I was kind of amazed that I don't have any of these but many are on my wishlist.  I squealed with joy when I started unwrapping these treasures from their bubble-wrap cocoons.  I want to marry this woman! 

Monday, July 9, 2012


Hello ladies!!!  I'm so excited to announce my first ever giveaway!  Recently my blog reached over 10,000 views.  I'm amazed.  I've been saving back things for months for swaps and this giveaway.  Since this is my first one I'm sure I am going to miss things that need to be said.  I guess we should start off with some basic rules.

-This giveaway is open to U.S. only
-Any duplicate entries will be deleted.
-There is a section for reddit lacqeristas where you are asked to give your reddit username.  If one of those entries wins and the participant is not part of that subreddit another winner will be chosen. 
-The giveaway begins July 10th and runs until the the 31st.
-The winner will be notified as promptly as possible.  

Now on to the fun stuff!  PRIZES!  There will be only 1 winner so all the prizes go to one lucky individual. In this prize package I have Revlon Top Speed in Cloud and Guava, a leopard printed Kiss Nail Dress, Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Groove, and a pack of caviar/fish egg beads in 8 assorted mini bottles.  There will also be a mystery prize. 

Just enter using the rafflecopter widget below (if you don't see one, just wait a moment) When it asks for your GFC name that you follow with use the name that appears when you comment.  Once again THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!! especially the gals (and guys) at www.reddit.com/r/RedditLaqueristas.  You guys are AMAZING!

UPDATE!!! The identity of the mystery prize is........ (drumroll).....

The Lust in Lace mini set from Ulta!!! This package includes Let Your Garter Down, Underneath It All, Let it Slip, Of Corset Is!, and a bottle of topcoat. 

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