Friday, June 21, 2013

From the Vault: Twisted Jem

Hello lovelies! Here's another from the vault that I probably wore in summer of 2012 - right after my hunt for Finger Paints - Twisted finally netted me the flakie goodness. I saw post after post of manis topped with Twisted and HAD TO HAVE IT. I found it eventually after running William all about the big city of Greenville because my Sally Beauty in middle-of-nowhere Greenwood never stocked new stuff.

Nail Polish Breakdown:
Zoya - Jem
Finger Paints - Twisted



I love this on top of a dark color like Jem!


So. Many. Colors!


In this one you can see a bit more of Jem's shimmer.


And look at all that bottle shimmer too!


I've seen people compare FP Twisted to Cult Nails Unicorn Puke that was such a huge hit. How do you think they compare? Were you able to score Twisted or Unicorn Puke?

I hope you enjoyed this one! I love the rainbow of colors in Twisted. Makes me happy!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Firefly Nail Art: The Hero of Canton, The Man They Call Jayne

Hello lovelies! Today I've got something for all of you Firefly and Serenity fans out there.



Now tell me - now that I said that, what does this mani make you think of? To anyone that said Jayne's hat - DING DING DING! You win!!!

Nail Polish Breakdown:
1 coat Orly Bonder rubberized basecoat
2 coats Sinful Colors - Firefly
Sponged with Sinful Colors - Cloud 9 and Courtney Orange
1 coat KleanColor - Holo Bluebell
1 coat Poshe fast-drying topcoat



Shiny!


Left to right:
KleanColor - Chunky Holo Bluebell
Sinful Colors - Firefly
Sinful Colors - Courtney Orange
Sinful Colors - Cloud 9

I had no clue what to do when I started this mani, but as soon as I picked up Firefly, everything just came together! Jayne's hat was just calling to be put into nail art!

Here's a video of Adam Baldwin (Jayne) singing the "Hero of Canton" song while wearing his famous hat.



So who is your favorite character from Firefly? I've been told that I look a little like Kaylee. Shiny, eh?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Life Events... I'M ENGAGED AND WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!

Hi lovelies! This has been a long time coming, and I kept hinting at it, but I finally had to let you guys know! Back in October 2012, William proposed to me while we were on a cruise on the Freedom of the Seas! I had absolutely no clue, and I was only too happy to say yes!


Here's my ring! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!? And guess what else - it glows blue under blacklight too! **Oooooh, Ahhhhh...** Blue is Will's favorite color and one of mine as well. [More pictures of this mani to come!]

And then, in February we bought a house! A great three bedroom place with an open floor plan that we both LOVE! Pictures to come when I've finally gotten the decor the way I want it. That reminds me that I need to go shopping for curtains tonight! Yay shopping!

Things here have been busy busy busy planning wedding stuff and housewarming parties, so the nails have fallen by the wayside a little bit. I should still be popping in from time to time with nails. (I've comandeered the guest bedroom to use as a polish station!)

I do really want to thank all of you for keeping up with me even though I haven't been posting very often. I think I went from around 112 followers to 150 without posting much, so thanks so much to all of you that are new followers, and of course all of my previous followers too! (Unfortunately Google has decided to get rid of Google Friend Connect, but I have others ways you can follow me - I'll be posting an update on that as well. Just check the right sidebar, for now I have Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin, and Google +. Google Reader - oopsies! I misread someone's post - but Google is getting rid of just Reader. I just switched to Feedly!)

I do have a mani to show you that I wore recently that I'm sure any of you Firefly or Serenity fans will love - soon!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Zoya Dannii

Hey lovelies! I know it's been a while, and I've been super busy, so right now I'm giving you a couple older nails to catch up. I've got Zoya - Dannii for you today, and I absolutely love this color! It's a great lilac with pink and silver shimmer.


I really loved the sparkle in this polish. Sooo pretty!!! 





And here's a shady shot for you!

Gotta love purples, right? Let me know what your favorite purples are - maybe I'll just have to add them to my collection! (Muahahaha!)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New to Me Nail Blogs! [Volume 9]

Hello everyone! I can't believe I've been away for so long! There's been soooo much going on in my life recently that I'm really looking forward to sharing with you, but for today I'll just have some new to me nail blogs to share! (I think from now on I'll link to a post that I particularly enjoyed on the blog.)

The lovely bloggers for today are:

9ml Universe
feedkmayeorchids
Manicurator
Oh Three Oh Four
Once Upon a Polish
Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Lacquer
Pish Posh & Polish
Shenailigans
Sincerely Stephanie
The Polish Haven

Leave your blog in the comments if you want me to include you in a post! Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Jewelry Sale


Hello everyone! Long time, no see! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm still on a break from blogging until December, but I opened up my shop on Etsy and moved all of my jewelry over from my Facebook store and I wanted to let you know!
 
And you know what today is? CYBER MONDAY!!!

 
Use code CYBERMONDAY20 to receive 20% off of anything in the store! You can message me on Etsy if you want to know the specific colors used in the necklaces; I just haven't posted that information yet.
 
Or, if you've seen a nail polish on my blog that you would love in a necklace, just purchase a custom order and let me know what you'd like!
 
I am planning on selling some wire ornaments and jewelry in the future in this shop, so look forward to a couple of ornaments being posted!
 
Thank you so much for looking! I've got some other wonderful news to share when I get back in December! Happy holidays!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Taking a Break

Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a break from blogging as things in my life have gotten quite a bit busier recently. I've been teaching three college level biology labs since August along with keeping up my 40 hours at my full time job. I'm also looking into doing some volunteer hours over the weekends, so blogging is going to have to sit on the back burner for a while (at least the rest of this semester).

When I do get back into blogging, there will likely be more posts about jewelry-making along with nail polish, so I'm pretty excited about that!

Thank you all so much for taking your time to read my blog, and I hope you understand!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

In Stores: Walgreens Nail Polish Displays (Warning: Very Picture Heavy!)

I took these pictures during the Sinful Colors sale week at Walgreens. (Not going on anymore.) This was in the Walgreens in my town that is across the street from the Rite Aid of my previous post. Some displays are the same. Enjoy the display spam!


Sally Hansen Magnetic


Sally Hansen Diamond Strength and Gem Crush


Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoats


Sally Hansen Hard as Nails


One of *three* Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear displays


Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear


Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear new colors


The Sinful Colors display that caused all the uproar. It appears that this Walgreens hasn't taken out the pamphlets.


Sinful Colors Start a Phenomenom


Sinful Colors Dare to Play


Sinful Colors Study in Style


Essie Luxeffects and Yogaga


Essie Navigate Her


Essie Go Overboard


Essie Mirror Metallics


Black Radiance Girls Rock!
This is the first display from this brand that I have ever seen. 


Milani Pure Love


Fergie Nail Color in the core display of Wet n Wild


And a nice little $9.99 Wet n Wild grab bag deal!

Hope you enjoyed looking at these! Keep on painting!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Del Sol Disney Color Changing Nail Polish Preview

Hey everyone! I got a little snippet from Del Sol the other day about their new Disney products - which will include some color changing Disney princess nail polishes! Check out the preview below!




Look at the cute cap on the Ariel polish!

I really love that they'll be making the Disney themed nail polishes. I love some Del Sol! Which Disney princess nail polish do you think will be the best?

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Epic Win from stuff i (s)watched's First Birthday Giveaway!!!

Hey lacqueristas! I wanted to share my winnings from Rach at stuff i (s)watched with you! Look at the polishes and the other lovely goodies!


Mmmm... Polish, a fun birdy file, wood sticks, owl stickers (cuuuuute!), Avengers temporary tattoos, and felt for removing those bothersome glitters!


China Glaze - Frostbite
China Glaze - Ahoy!
Orly - Green with Envy
Essie - Meet Me at Sunset
Essie - Beach Bum Blu


And of course, Icarus wants the bubble wrap. He is so mesmerized by it!

So thanks again to for the goodies, Rach! I'm really looking forward to trying out Ahoy! and the felt for glitter removal! Everything else is super awesome too!

Guest Post at Sweet Sugar!

Hello, all! The lovely Gwenn at Sweet Sugar was asking for guest posts for her blog, and I wanted to try since I hadn't before! Go see the post here! Don't forget to give her a little blog love too!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Purple Monochromatic Nails (Very Picture Heavy)

Hello again, lacqueristas! Today I've got my entry for Polish Art Addiction's Monochrome Contest!

The point of the contest is to use different shades within one color family, so of course I chose purple! However, the sun didn't want to play nice today in good ol' SC and has given me really bad shots. And I used a Del Sol color-changing polish that changes in the sun (from red to purple), but the sun didn't want to come out to play! Therefore, I've got an entry that might end up getting disqualified because of the sun, that jerk!


BOOM! PURPLE! (mostly)

Nail Polish Breakdown:
1 coat Orly Bonder
2 coats Zoya - Dannii
1 coat Poshe fast-drying topcoat
Colors sponged on with saran wrap:
  • Sinful Colors - Fig
  • Jesse's Girl - Blue Moon
  • Milani - Hi-Res
  • Del Sol - Heartbreaker (which may get me disqualified - BLARG!)
Border: Julep - Viola
2 coats Poshe fast-drying topcoat

So we'll see how it turns out. :) Regardless of whether or not it gets disqualified, I still had a fun time trying out saran wrap *and* border nails for the first time! Yay experiments!

MOAR PICTURES!



**I hope to update this post tomorrow with pics in the sun, if it comes out.**

***SAME DAY UPDATE - WOOHOO!***
Good news, everyone! The sun came out (while it was raining), and gave me a nice double rainbow and some awesome sun for the pictures, although it still didn't change the Del Sol very much. Ah, well. Here are the pics in the sun!


Much better in the sun! 


Looks a bit like galaxy nails, eh? Or my background!


The rainbow is above my index finger, to the right of my middle finger! It was so big and beautiful while I was driving around, but I didn't get a good picture of it once I got home. Still awesome though!


It was still sprinkling when I took these. See the rainwater on my ring finger?