Thursday, April 17, 2014

Twinsie Thursday: Easter Eggs

Oh my goodness. How cute is her look! I need these nails in my life! <3

Hello lovelies!
I'm back with this month's Twinsie Thursday! The theme is, unsurprisingly, Easter, and we decided to do Easter Eggs! 



For this mani I used Nail Vinyls from NailVinyls.com (IG@Teismom), my first time! I need more practice and better tweezers, I was too slow and that's why the corners of the chevrons are now rounded and messy. But the effect is super duper ultra nice, I'm so happy I got these bad boys!


The white polish is OPI "Alpine Snow", the yellow is one coat of Vogue "CĂ­trico" over white. Oh yes, the bubbling is a nasty side-effect from me trying to keep the studs on my nails without nail glue and hence using lots of top coat. The studs by the way, are from e-bay.

I hope you like this mani! The thought "Fabergé is nothing compared to this" just may have crossed my mind ;)

See you next time!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Influenster Uni VoxBox

  * The following products were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.*

Hello Lacquer Lovers! Today I have the Uni VoxBox from Influenster to review! This box had a lot of things packed in it, so lets get straight to the review!


Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure: $5.99 for colors & $7.99 for patterns
 This was a very interesting experience! While I may have the unpopular opinion with these, I was less than impressed. I got the color 130 Control Freak. I loved the color, but I felt as the nails looked unnatural on me. The sizes weren't completely right for my nails. Also, this ruined my nails - it peeled off 2 layers. :(

NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Forever Fuchsia: $1.99
 I'm such a bad blogger. I lost my pictures to this. Oops! Check out my Instagram later next week and maybe you will catch a sneak peek! :)
I liked the color and the formula was great. Good job NYC! 

Pilot Acroball PureWhite: $4.59 (3pk), $6.24 (4pk), & $7.49 (5pk)
I got the white and tangerine pen, as seen above.
I'll be honest, this pen did not move mountains for me. It was just a nice pen. There are other pens for less than this price that I like more; therefore, I will not seek out this pen in the future.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation: $4.99 - $5.49
I ADORE Rimmel's Stay Matte powder, but this product didn't work out for me. I got the color 200 Beige, which is similar to my skin tone, so that was a plus. I liked the consistency and you only need a little bit to do your entire face! I did have some issues with this product though. I have super sensitive skin, so finding face products that don't burn my skin or break me out is a daunting task. This product didn't even make it to pictures, as it burnt my face. I really wish this product would have worked out! :(

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: $3.99 - $4.99
The Influenster card says "Play without limits. Introducing NEW Playtex Sport Fresh Balance with Ordor Shield technology. It's designed to neutralize odors for ultimate freshness on and off the field. Combined with a 360 [degree] design for Sport Level Protection, you can go the distance. Play On". 

Red Rose REAL TEA Premium Water Enhancer: $4.49
Okay y'all- I have not been in love with the idea of flavored tea. Ever. It's just so unapealling, as I am a southern girl who loves her sweet tea! 
I got the BlackCurant Rasberry flavor. If you take my opinion in any level of seriousness, please do not spend you $4.49 on this product, unless you'd like to drink something that tastes like straight cough syrup.
 
I loved the idea of this box, but I ended up a little disappointed. The two highlights of this box, for me at least, were the lipstick and the pen. 
What do you think of this VoxBox? Let me know below! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Summer Stamping with KKCenterHK

 * The following products were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.*

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have two stamping items to share with you from KKCenterHK. Overall, I was impressed with both products and would definitely order them in the future.

The first item I used was the N.NAIL Summer Beach Bikini Shell Sun Seaweed Soft Stamping [NNAIL-SPPNGA09]. This soft stamper features a rope, wheel, anchor, seashells, seaweed, a bikini, and a sun image. To use this stamper, paint the polish over the image and dab it on paper until the excess is gone. Then, you can stamp it directly onto your nail. It takes a lot of practice, so be patient. This soft stamper retails for $7.79USD. 
I used the rope and anchor images for this mani, along with some random drugstore polishes.


The second item I used was the N.Nail Mini Size Iron Scraper & Size Stamp Set [JR1140], which retails for $4.05USD. This is the perfect sized mini stamper, as it is not too large or too small. The only compliant I have is that the scraper is not an iron scraper as the website says, it is a plastic scraper. Besides that, I was impressed.
I used Winstonia Plate W111, along with some random drugstore polishes. 

You can order these directly from KKCenterHK here: kkcenterhk.com.

That is all I have for today Lacquer Lovers! I'll be back later this week with some other cool reviews. :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Magestical Fleur De Lis Long Drop Earrings Review, Nail Art, & Giveaway

 * The following products were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.*
Hello Lacquer Lovers!

Today I have something a little different for you- a jewelry review, along with nail art to match, and a giveaway!

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I received the Fleur De Lis Long Drop Earrings from Magestical.com. They retail for $8.50USD.
These earrings have a length of about 12 inches and they would match great with a little black dress.
I did try these on, but I have very sensitive ears. I lasted maybe a minute with them on and then had to remove them due to the reaction it was causing with my ears (Ouch!). With that said, if you have sensitive ears, these are not for you.

Of course, I had to do some nail art based off of these. 
I chose to go with a very simple look. I used OPI Glitzerland and SOPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat, along with clear and gold rhinestones. 
This look accents the earrings perfectly, as the colors are spot on!

 Now onto the giveaway!
This is open international. You will win a $20.00USD gift voucher to Magestical.com. This giveaway is opens today and closes April 6, 2014 at 11:59pm.
Good luck! :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Neon Zebra Gradient

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have a very easy to achieve and quick nail art look! My polish bestie over at Manis & Makeovers did something similar, so make sure to check her post out as well!


To start off this look, I painted my nails one coat of white using Wet N Wild French White Creme. Then, taking a makeup sponge I sponged two coats of four Color Clubs I picked up this weekend at Ross. They have no names, just numbers. The teal is 131004, the blue is 131007, the purple is 131003, and the pink is 131004.


I finished off the look with zebra stripes using Milani Black Sketch. 
I had to use my phone for these pictures, as I could not get my camera to be color accurate. :(

I usually don't wear my nail art looks for long, but I wore this one for three days because I loved it so much! This nail art look even recruited some new readers from a local restaurant (Hello girls!).

I hope that some of y'all will recreate this look. If you do, make sure to post it on my Facebook wall, as I'd love to see it!