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! :)




Thursday, September 25, 2014

Twinsie Thursday: Negative Space Tribal Nail Art

I hope you all enjoy this month's Twinsie Thursday post! Lothwen's design is amazing, as always! Make sure to check out my design on Lothwen's blog by clicking the picture at the end of the post!

Hello lovelies!
Here I am again from Holland, for another Twinsie Thursday! We decided on Negative Space Manis this month, since they're all the rage right now! Samantha came with the particular suggestion of a black-and-white tribal and as you can see, that was an awesome idea!!! It matches my necklace, too! :D




I started off with a base coat and then freehanded the black and white with a detail brush and black and white acrylic paint. Then I applied two coats of top coat to even it all out. It takes some effort and a really steady hand, but since one does not need in-between dry time, it is relatively fast!



That was fun, Samantha! Good choice on your part :D 

Now head over to my blog and see Samantha's design! As I'm writing, I haven't seen it yet, so I can't wait!



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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Zoya Ultra PixieDust: Fall 2014

* The following nail polishes were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.*
 
Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have the new Zoya Ultra PixieDust for fall 2014!


I'll start off with my favorite of the trio, Zoya Noir!


Noir is a vampy plum textured polish with mega hex glitters. 

The second polish in the trio is Arianna!


 Arianna is a blue toned red wine textured polish with mega hex glitters.

The last polish in the trio is Oswin.


 Oswin is a bright red textured polish with mega hex particles.

Each polish needed two coats for full opacity. You can forgo your base and top coats for these polishes, but I would recommend a base coat to prevent any staining that may occur. As always, the formulas and dry time were great. All three polishes dry to a matte finish.

 This is the third type of PixieDust Zoya has released, following the original pixies and the magical pixies. I'd say that these are somewhere between the first two, as they are not overly flashy like the magicals, but not  'flat' like the originals.

Overall, I'm loving this trio for fall! What are your thoughts?






Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zoya Spencer & Jindie Nails Pretty Penny

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Over the course of the week I went back to nubbins! I can never decide what length I want, but hopefully the nubbins will be around for a while. 


This is two coats of Zoya Spencer with a double accent of Jindie Nails Pretty Penny.


I am loving these two polishes together! They remind me of fall, which I hope comes soon, as it is still getting up to almost ninety degrees here. 


What are your thoughts on the double accent?
So far, I'm loving it!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Daring Digits Spot On Over a Black & White Gradient

Hello Lacquer Lovers! 
Today I have a pretty awesome nail art look inspired by @mypolishedtips13 and @whimsicalicious on Instagram! I saw this look when I was browsing Instagram very early in the morning and a few hours later I was flaunting this look out and about.


I started off with two coats of Wet n Wild French White Creme. For the gradient I used Rimmel London Black Satin and Petites Vintage Gray. I topped the gradient off with a gradient of  Daring Digits Spot On. I applied some top coat and the look was complete!


I love the way this looks so much! Next time I plan on using a glitter topper with smaller glitters to get more of a gradient effect. Maybe I'll use Finger Paints Santa's Magic?


Have you ever tried something like this before? Would you try it in the future? Let me know below!