Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Candy Lacquer Honey Bee!

Happy Tuesday! Have you seen my Candy Lacquer GIVEAWAY yet??? Click HERE to enter!

Today I have one of Candy Lacquer's newest polishes to show you! Check out Candy Lacquer Honey Bee! Of course I HAD to have this one... it has YELLOW FLOWER GLITTER OMG!! Its also Steelers colors hee hee! GO STEELERS!!!! Anyways, I thought it would look cool over silver, so I layered it over China Glaze Sexagon. Honey Bee spread out nicely, a decent amount of glitter ended up on the brush without too much digging. This is two coats followed by Seche Vite topcoat.

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What do you think?

Candy Lacquer Honey Bee retails for $8 and can be purchased from the Candy Lacquer Etsy shop. Candy Lacquer will be restocking tomorrow evening sometime! Check her FB page for updates!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

LE Candy Lacquer Giveaway!

It's time for a giveaway!


I am a HUGE fan of Candy Lacquer! It just may be my favorite indie brand! I have over 40 Candy Lacquer nail polishes currently in my collection. Sandra (the amazing woman behind the brand) keeps on creating more and more, I love and want them all! LOL

Recently she announced 3 new polishes that would be LIMITED EDITION!! There are only a few of these being made so here is your chance to own them! She will be listing the rest in her Etsy shop on Wednesday. I expect them to sell out right away, be there or be square!

Up for grabs, I have TWO of each to give away...

Candy Lacquer Summer Sweets

Candy Lacquer Cherry Berry

Candy Lacquer Fruit Salad

There will be a total of SIX winners, each person will receive one LE Candy Lacquer!

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YES, this giveaway is open Internationally.
Giveaway closes Friday, August 31st 2012.

A special thank you to Sandra for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

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piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2012 - Mirage and Kryptonite!

Happy piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2012! 

Today is the big day, its time for piCture pOlish's annual Blog Fest! Approximately 80 bloggers from all over the world were chosen to participate. You may remember my post from last year's Blog Fest... I was sent PMT to review, click HERE to check it out! This year I received TWO shades, Mirage and Kryptonite! Both shades are part of The Collaboration Collection. piCture pOlish teamed up with a few bloggers and some of their stockists to develop new polishes! Mirage was created by Sara from Sara Hasan's Blog. It was inspired by a photo of a bird with magical plumage; described as a grey shade with a blue hue. Kryptonite was created with Cathy by More Nail Polish, she requested a true green holo.

Here are some bottle shots:
piCture pOlish Mirage and Kryptonite

Let's take a look at Mirage first! 

piCture pOlish recommends using Mirage over a dark base color. I decided to layer it over Barry M Indigo, which is a perfect blue-purple (blurple) creme. I have seen some other swatches of Mirage on its own and I think it looks nice either way. Mirage reminds me of a pearl, it is a white-grey shade with a soft shimmer that changes from blue to purple. It is on the thick side, which was a nice surprise. I expected it to be very sheer. I only needed one coat of Mirage to achieve this look. Application was good, there are some brush marks but they are not overwhelming. I followed up with a coat of Seche Vite.

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Now let's check out Kryptonite!

Kryptonite is super pigmented so I did not need to layer it over another color. It is a perfect shade of emerald green with lots of holographic particles. A squishy jelly with scattered holo effect! Application was PERFECT, so easy to apply, this is two coats without topcoat. I really like Kryptonite, it is my favorite of the two. I can see it being a perfect polish to wear around the holidays!

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I decided to spice it up a bit with China Glaze Cherish and Bundle Monster plate 309...

Also, piCture pOlish added QR codes to each bottle. Simply scan the code with your smart phone and it will take you right to the piCture pOlish website! How cool is that?!

What do you think of these two shades?

piCture pOlish Mirage and Kryptonite retail for $11.50 AUS and can be purchased from the piCture pOlish website or click HERE to view The Network for a list of authorized re-sellers.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Time to get WILD!

In my last post I showed you Zoya Myrta. I decided to spice it up a bit and add some stamping and glitter! I used China Glaze Delight and Bundle Monster plate 223 to achieve the stripes. I also added Windestine Into the Wild for an accent nail. I am pretty happy with the results! Check it out! :-)

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What do you think?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Zoya Myrta!

Hi there! I am slowly but surely getting all of the polishes from the Zoya Beach and Surf Collections posted! Next up is Zoya Myrta, which Zoya describes as a, "warm medium orange coral with red undertone, gold and silver metallic shimmer, and a foil-like finish. The coral color of Myrta is soft, but the foil finish gives it added warmth and glow." Myrta reminds me of Zoya Tanzy, from the Sunshine Collection. I would say Myrta is not as sparkly as Tanzy, but they seem pretty close! Myrta had a pretty good formula, I had no issues with application. This is two coats without topcoat.

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What do you think?

Zoya Myrta retails for $8 and can be purchased from zoya.com.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dotticure Fail?

Perhaps this has happened to you before... You have a great idea for nail art in your head. You can totally picture it... the colors, it looks perfect! But then when you actually try it out, not so much! LOL 

It's been a while since I used my dotting tools. I wanted to try out my NARS Amchoor that my friend Grace at Lacquer & Lattes sent me. It is my very first NARS and it is YELLOW!! I thought the Zoya Flash Collection (Jolene, Dana, Maura, Jancyn, Perrie, Robyn) would go well with it. I was totally right about the color combo, but I think I went overboard with the dots! LOL As we have previously established, I am totally too hard on myself when it comes to nail art. I want it to look PERFECT! I showed a few of my friends and they reassured me it looked fine. But I am still my own worst critic! Take a look, tell me what you think...

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After I "ruined" my famous hand, I tried not to make the same mistake with my "non-famous hand" lol. This is more of what I was aiming for. I think its better, but a little messy. But what do you expect for my dominant hand, right?! HAHA! Meh, again I am probably being way too hard on myself. Take a gander at Righty!

Which one do you like better? Lefty or Righty?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bluphic Foiled!

Hi everybody! Is it seriously MONDAY again?! WTF where does the weekend go?! Recently I rediscovered my love for stamping. I realized how much I missed it and vow to do it more often! So look forward to seeing more of it on the blog! :-)

Before removing Million Lacquers Bluphic, I added a giraffe design with Bundle Monster plate 313 and Barry M Nail Effects Foil in Gold. It is a great polish to stamp with, I highly recommend the Barry M Nail Effects Foils. I followed up with a coat of Seche Vite.

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What do you think?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Million Lacquers Bluphic!

WOOHOO it's FRIDAY!! Today I have another way cool indie polish to show you! The brand is called Million Lacquers and the polish name is Bluphic. Bluphic is a medium blue linear holographic. It is very pigmented and goes on very well. I had no issues with application, but the holo effect did weaken a little when I added topcoat. What you see here is two coats of Bluphic with topcoat.

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What do you think?

Million Lacquers Bluphic is available in full size (15ml) and minis (5ml). You can purchase it from the Gwenyz Etsy shop. Gwenyz will be restocking TOMORROW 7/21/12!