Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sinful Colors Pragmatic & Salon Perfect Flower Power

Hello Lacquer Lovers!

To match my blog's new look, I decided to go with a purple manicure!

Today I have a manicure featuring two of my favorite drugstore brands: Sinful Colors and Salon Perfect! I love Sinful Colors because they are good quality, cheap, and wear like iron. Salon Perfect is keeping up with the indie polish scene, which for a major brand is very important!

I started off with two coats of Sinful Colors Pragmatic. This polish is from the Sinful Shine line. 

I topped it off with one coat of Salon Perfect Flower Power. Flower power has large pink circle, large yellow circle, small yellow hex, small blue hex, and small pink hex glitters. The base was kind of thick, so I ended up with some bubbles on my nail. 

Overall, I really like this look. It is very summery and girly- perfect to ring in the new school year with!

What is your favorite drugstore brand at the moment?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dinosaur Stamping

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
RAWR! Today I have a dinosaur look inspired by Nail Stamp 4 Fun!

For this look I used Winstonia W216 and W220, along with White French Creme from Wet n Wild, and some Color Club neons.

This look was much harder than I anticipated, so I'm sure you will see me trying it again in the future! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Makeup by One Direction: Up All Night Collection {Limited Edition}

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

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
A few weeks ago I posted a giveaway featuring Makeup by One Direction! Today I have the swatches from the kit I received, the Up All Night Collection. If you would like to see the other kits, check them out on Facebook, as tons of bloggers have been posting on their page!

The kit comes in a collectable tin box. The imaging is a plastic casing and can be removed to open the box.

When you open the box, on the left is a "look book" showing you how to use each product.

The items in the kit are nicely packaged and are secure in the box.

Now, let's get to the swatches!

Na Na Na is the nail polish in the Up All Night Collection. It is a sheer blue polish with a green shift, needing three coats for full opacity. This was the item I was most excited for! I liked it, but the it had a strong, off putting smell. 

Stand Up is the chubby eye pencil. The kit describes it as a "dark denim" color. This crayon should be long lasting, as it took me forever to scrub it off of my arm after doing these swatches. 

More Then This is a soft pink. Gotta Be You is a taupe shimmer. Save You Tonight is a turquoise blue. Another World is a royal blue. All four of these shadows are from the 4+1 eyeshadow palette. 

Up All Night, a dark blue glitter, is also from the 4+1 eyeshadow palette.

Taken, the Liquilights Glow Glass, is a hot pink lip gloss with a bit of glitter. It glows orange under a UV light. It has a gritty feel to it from the glitter.

I Should Have Kissed You is a bright pink matte lipstick. This is my least favorite product from the collection, as it is drying and has a waxy feel to it. It does not look appealing on the lips, so I will spare you that picture.

Little Black Dress is the mascara from the collection. It was okay. It wasn't horrible, but it was no where near my holy grail mascara.

The kit also includes a five piece stencil set.

Overall, I think that this collection is okay. I'm not sure if I would pay $29 dollars for it though, as it seems like you are paying for the name more than the product. My favorite product from this collection would have to be the chubby eye/body crayon. It is long lasting and has good coverage.

You can visit my previous post for more detailed information about the collection.

What is your favorite part of this collection? Are you going to pick it up?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Swirl Stamping

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have a girly swirly stamping look!

I started off with two coats of Wet n Wild Megalast On A Trip. On A Trip is a dark lavender. 
I used Essie Penny Talk and Winstonia plate W203 to stamp on the swirls. 

I am in love with this stamping image. There are so many possibilities!

Do you have a favorite stamping image? If so, which one? If not, what would you like to try?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux

 * 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 Zoya's newest collection: Naturel Deux. There are six polishes in this collection. Three are brown toned and three are berry toned.

All photos are taken in a mix of natural and artificial light. I used two coats for each polish for full opacity and topped them off with top coat. Each polish had the same consistency and quality. Overall, I was very impressed.

First up, the browns!

Zoya Spencer

Zoya Chanelle

Zoya Emilia

 Next, the berries!

 Zoya Madeline

Zoya Aubrey

Zoya Marney

This collection, like the first naturel collection, is awesome! The polishes are opaque in two coats, they have good formulas, and they have decent dry times. A+ Zoya!

 I'd have to say that Madeline is my favorite from this collection. I cannot wait for the cooler months to roll around, as I see some fall themed manicures stemming from this collection!

What polish is your favorite?