Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mummies

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have a super cute mummy manicure! This design is popular in the nail art community, as I've seen many of my fellow bloggers do it!


I started off with two coats of Petites Vintage Gray. Then, using a L.A. Colors Art Deco nail art striper in Black I added in all of the lines. For the eyes I used Wet n Wild French White Creme and Rimmel London Black Satin.


I absolutely love this look! It was super easy, taking me about ten minutes to complete!


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for nail art, as there are so many options!

I'll be back on Thursday with a spooky Twinsie Thursday post!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

No Tools Needed Halloween Nail Art: Ghosts

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have a spooky nail art look that is perfect for those just entering the nail art community or seasoned pros and there are no nail art tools needed!


For this look you need 4 things: a orange polish, a white polish, a black polish, and something to make dots with, such as a bobby pin or tooth pick.
I used FingerPaints Iconic Orange, Wet n Wild French White Creme, Rimmel London Black Satin, and a bobby pin.

First, start off with two coats of your orange polish. Then, using your white polish, make an "S" shape on one side of your nail and fill it in. To make the ghost faces use a bobby pin to dot the eyes and mouth on with the black polish.


This look is super easy and can be done in ten minutes or less!
If you try this look out, show me on my facebook page or tag me on Instagram (@samantha_faye16). I'd love to see!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet

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Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have the re-released Zoya Matte Velvet collection! When this collection first debuted, I wasn't really into polish. I'm glad that they re-released it, so I could get my hands on it!


Let's get to the polishes!

Posh

Harlow

Savita

Veruschka

Loredana

Dovima

Base coats and top coats are not needed for these polishes, but I would recommend using a base coat to prevent any staining that may occur.
All of the polishes had a shimmery matte formula, which was great. They dried rather quickly, like most matte polishes. I only had a problem with one polish: Savita. The smell was quite strong and gave me an instant headache.

Overall, I am very excited about this collection! I can see some really cool nail art using these in the future! 
What do you think? Are you planning on picking the up or are you going to pass?





Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Press Release: Brook Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Here is the official press release for Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics! This collection revolves around southern culture, which I am very excited about, as I am able to call the south my home! I will be swatching this collection, so that post will be up within the next few weeks.
Check out the official release below!

"Gabriel Cosmetics is headed down South just in time for fall with Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection! The collection of SIX “5-Free” Limited Edition shades are a wink and a curtsey to the Entertainment Tonight Host’s Southern Georgia roots infusing beloved Southern expressions from classic films like Gone with the Wind and everyday Southern terminology into a collection fit for a Southern Belle (Don’t we have some of them in LA?)!
 
 
Blue Belle: Mariner Blue / Shimmer 
Darlin’: Aqua / Turquoise Glitter
Hush Hush: Steel Grey / Shimmer
I Do Declare: Graphite / Sparkle
Shine Y’all: Chrome / Glitter
Southern Belle: Boysenberry / Shimmer   

A collaborative effort by both Brooke and Gabriel, the collection is inspired by the ideals of happiness and a central theme of femininity – and of course some good ‘ol Southern charm, y’all! The line showcases Brooke’s fun, witty spirit by marrying rich, bold colors with high-shine, sparkle, and shimmer finishes that any farm or city girl will love.
The Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection is available October 1st through the holidays at www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com and retail indivually for $8.50."


 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Goldfish Nail Art

Hello Lacquer Lovers! 
Today I have a nail art look that I am currently wearing, goldfish nail art! I'm so excited to share this look with y'all. I think I may be finally out of my nail art funk. Let's get to the nails!
 


 Polishes Used:
Wet n Wild Teal Slowly and Sea
Wet n Wild French White Creme
FingerPaints Iconic Orange
L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper in Yellow
L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper in Bright Green
Rimmel London Black Satin



This look was inspired by the lady who got me into nail art, Robin Moses! Here is the video I based this look off of:
 

Overall, I'm loving this look on my nubbins!
I'll be back later in the week with another post! :)