Thursday, October 23, 2014

Twinsie Thursday: Spooky Glow in the Dark Eyes

It is Twinsie Thursday!  How cool are Lothwen's spooky eyes?!

Hello lovelies!
Time for another Twinsie Thursday! We asked you what we should do and you said spooky glow-in-the-dark manicure! So we did! Samantha came up with the design and it's super cool! 

You're gonna wanna see her mani on my blog, because that one turned out much better than mine, lol! That's because I attempted to freehand it with a tiny brush.. Oh well...

I used OPI Alpine Snow as my base, and then applied two coats of Essence GITD top coat. Then I drew on the black outlines with acrylic paint. I actually like this mani better in the dark...

Way better!

Now head over to my blog to see Samantha's design! Her in-the-light photos are way better... You can actually see that they're eyes immediately, lol!


Sunday, October 19, 2014


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

 * 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 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!







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 and retail indivually for $8.50."