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What an adventure!

4 Jan

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  I shouldn’t have left you without a dope mani to see to! (<– see what I did there)  It is so sad that my last post was on last year’s New Years!

Wish I had a good reason as to why I haven’t posted in so long, but I’ll spare you the b.s. and just admit that I was lazy.  Sorry :-/

2015 was a pretty eventful year as in I finally got out of my dead end retail job and I got ENGAGED!!!! AHH, wedding madness and this shit is no joke.

Plus, not relevant to the prior paragraph, but I am on Instagram now @lacquerlackey  <– Click the link to check it out!

No segue. Back to the nails!  This is a new to me brand, Cirque, which operates out of NYC.  They have a crazy following and I finally got a few and this was amazing!! It’s a blue crelly with bar (ugh!) and micro glitter.  I don’t like bar glitter and have pretty much avoided any polishes that have it.  I made an exception for this because the bar glitter is very minimal, tiny and it’s navy, so of course I had to have it!

Cirque Tibetan Nights WatermarkedCirque Tibetan Nights Watermarked 2Cirque Tibetan Nights Watermarked 3

The three photos above are 4 coats! It’ll take some time to build opacity, but damn it, it’s WORTH it!  I did not use a base and would probably, maybe put some navy under this beast!  The COLOR: amazing! The FORMULA: amazing!  A++ in my book; highly recommend!

Until next time my lovelies!!!

Flossy.

21 Jul

Hey!!!  Just hanging out, got my nails did (by me)….. LIKE A BOSS.  I’m just getting over a cold and I only did my nails once last week! GASP!!  This past weekend my boyfriend, Andrew, was in a wedding and it was so much fun!  The groom was a close friend of his from high school and the bride is awesome; they fit each other really well and make an amazing couple.  Fun times were had and a whole lot of drinking happened, which is more than I’m used to and I paid the price this week.  I painted my nails with Nails Inc Baker Street and it lasted a really long time, which is unusual for me because my manis last about 2-3 days.  I think Baker Street made it almost a whole week!!! A.WHOLE.WEEK.

This mani below didn’t last as long, so behold the beauty of GOLD…………

Essie With OPII waited and searched for the Mariah Carey Pure 18K White Gold and Silver Top Coat, because $40 was a bit extreme.  I waited and waited until alas, it appeared on Ebay for $20!  I bought it shortly after Christmas, and just got around to using it and it was kind of disappointing.  For some reason, I expected a lot more, even though I had bought the Zoya top coat which is similar, but I don’t know; it was a let down.  I do like the way this applied because it looks like I did a gradient.  The base is Essie Go Overboard by the way.

Anyone else have this?? Did you feel the same way when you used it? Leave me a comment with what your experience was like too.

Funky Town

29 Jun

Hey there buckaroos!  I’m trying to write this post while my cat “makes muffins” on my tummy in front of the computer screen.  Cat people problems right??  I’ve been trying to use some of my older polishes or polishes that I haven’t worn more than once.  I broke out Funky Fingers Jawbreaker; I believe this is the second time I have worn this polish.  First time I wore it did it on all of my fingers and they were a little too funky for me, so I used a second time as accent nails.  My co-worker/friend Heather and I were trying to come up with ideas for it, so this is a collaborative effort.  The black is by Tani, which this is the best black nail polish I have ever used and as mentioned, the accent nails are Funky Fingers Jawbreaker.

FF Jawbreaker

I like Jawbreaker and I don’t at the same time.  The formula is great, it’s a white, jelly base and it’s opaque in about three coats.  The glitter is a bit tough to work with, because the larger hexes don’t really stick to your nail, you have to place them with the brush.  I’m fine doing that, but don’t expect anything amazing to happen with glitter placement.

The black is just amazing.  The formula is beyond anything and it goes on like ink and covers like it as well; just amazing.  LOVE.

That’s about it for this, I feel like I’m rambling so I’m going to put you out of your misery and say good-bye!

BYEEEE!

Urban Sprawl

16 Jun

Hey there party people!!!! We are finally having nice weather on a REGULAR basis here in Buffalo!!! It’s amazing and it’s so nice to be able to walk out of the house coat free!!!  I hope all is well with my fellow readers/bloggers.  I haven’t been doing much nail art, just keeping up my nails with color so they don’t look so awful.  I have also suffered several breaks on my swatch hand and the other, so that doesn’t inspire much.  On a completely unrelated note, I have been binging on shows and I started watching The Wire from the beginning and it’s so good and odd.  The first season is awesome, second season is booooring, season three is meh, and I’m in season 4 and so far so good.

This is a manicure I did a long time ago and by far the best stamping I have ever done!!!  I absolutely LOVED this manicure and it came out exactly like I wanted and it was just gorgeous!  The base color is China Glaze Urban Night:

Urban Night SwatchThis is one of my all time favorite purples, it’s from the China Glaze Metro Collection and it’s just fucking awesome!

Now for the grand finale!!!!

Urban Night with StampingStamping V.2I can’t even express how much I loved this!!! In person, it was subtle but classy and my co-worker/friend Heather said that they looked like the Sally Hansen Salon Effects, which made me feel proud and brought a tear to my eye.  Sorry to brag, but GOD DAMN SON!!!!!! The plate is BM 406 and I highly recommend it playas.

 

*drop the mic*

 

Salt ‘n’ Meows

21 May

Hey there ladies and gents (if applicable)!  What’s up?  Not much here really, my birthday was the 14th, and my boyfriend made me a delicious steak dinner, which I’m always game for; it makes my mouth water just thinking about it!!  Enough about my caveman ways and to the nail polish!

I never really used any or bought any UK brands, but when I saw W7’s Salt ‘n’ Pepper I knew I had to have it.  It is a white, crelly polish with black micro glitters in the base, which is amazing.  The formula is great, coverage is awesome with or without undies, and I love it!  It’s a jelly sandwich in a bottle!  I did want to try out a few more over sea brands, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet, even though that will probably change…….mua ha ha ha!  The base is about 3-4 coats for this manicure without undies, and I stamped over it because I just wasn’t feeling it.

W7withStamping

There were some issues with spreading the glitters equally, which is my fault for not paying attention.  In my attempts to cover up my dislike, I stamped with BM 221 (throw back, what what)!!  I tried to zoom in close so you could see the best of both worlds.

You’re welcome.

I also debuted my new water mark that I used making Photoshop, I feel so accomplished!

Bye you hotties!!! Keep it hott!

Live and Laugh

25 Apr

Hey people!!! What’s up???  I’ve been M.I.A. again, sorry…………… I bet you’re tired of hearing my excuses; I’m such a lousy girlfriend.  Not much has been going on with me, just working as usual.  I really need to win the lottery or more plausibly, get a better job lol.  We will see which ever one happens first (come on lottery!)  I’ve been doing my nails and what not, that’s not the issue, but them constantly breaking is though!!  I have broken so many nails lately and they are cute, little nubbins as you will soon see.  I do everything I can think of: I use Nailtiques 2, use cuticle oil, use cuticle remover, base coats, no chip top coats and NOTHING!!!!!!!! So frustrating!!!  Here is my latest foray into stamping and I was really impressed with how they came out!

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The base is Essie Marshmallow, stamping black is the Tami brand that Ashley sent me (from one of my nail polish groups) and stamped with BM 405.  I was just really impressed with the quality of how the words came out, so clear and crisp.  Really well done bundle monster, bravo!

Our weather is finally starting to break and it’s nice out for more than one day at a time, what are you guys planning for the upcoming summer?? Trips? Shakespeare in the Park??  Let me know!  I like receiving comments, so you better leave me one *shakes fist*!

I’m back!!!

14 Mar

Holy.Shit. What’s up??!??!  It’s been soooooo long and I have no one to blame but myself.  I hope I haven’t disappointed anyone too much with my lack of being here, and if so, I’m sorry.  WELL, I have been super busy with work, but that won’t be an issue much longer.  I have been doing my nails, sort of, and I have been taking pictures and what not; but let’s face it, my old cam was a bit on the poopy side.  It was really old and I finally broke down and bought a new one!!!!!!!!! Hooray for me and you sexy bitches!  So excited!!! I think the pictures are much, much better and more consistent with correct color portrayal and overall quality.  As always, please give me some helpful tips for better photos, because I just point, focus and snap–and that’s it, so no process whatsoever.

ANYWAY,  recently Zoya had a sale buy 3 polishes for shipping cost only, which was great because I wanted the Pixie Dusts which were like $10 a pop.  I bought Zoya Payton with my other two polishes, and I’m so mad at myself for waiting so long to buy this one!  It is gorgeous!!!  It is a dark purple/red with a scattered holo (I think?); it’s just effin amazing ok?! Get off my back!

Zoya PaytonSee, I told you so!!! Amazing!! It’s so gorgeous in sunlight, and alas I do my nails at night so……sorry? Forgive me??  Well, you just have to buy it now to see what I’m saying and then thank me later.

I will be posting more (hopefully), I just have to get my shit together!

Caio!

Polka Time!!

14 Oct

Hola pretty pumpkins!  What is going on???  Me? Just chillin like nothin you know.  Pretty uneventful times in my life, which is good, because that means less drama for me! Yay!  I spent some time with my friends Brit and Joe (what up playaz!) on Saturday, it was a good time.  I wasn’t going to go at first; but I went and glad I did, learned some pretty awesome, off-color jokes at that party, which I won’t tell you, so don’t ask!  I haven’t had much time to do my nails, they were naked for almost a week 😮  Shit was crazy, but I recently bought and received two new polishes from Zoya, Pinta and Demi.  I have used Pinta already and it is a GORGEOUS deep purple/navy creme, I am so glad they made it!

On to the more pressing matters, the last manicure I did with some nail art, were some dots! Surprise!  I used China Glaze Fifth Avenue as the base coat,  the white dots are Zoya Purity, and the dark purple dots might be China Glaze Urban Night.  I can’t remember what it was, but I use it a lot for nail art stuff so it’s a good chance.  Also, another exciting development is that my RIGHT hand makes a debut!!!!!  I usually photograph my left hand, because it’s just easier and plus, I liked the way my right hand turned out versus my left hand.  Here it is:

ChG Fifth Avenue, Zoya Purity and ChG Urban Night (?)

ChG Fifth Avenue, Zoya Purity and ChG Urban Night (?)

If I find out which purple I used, I’ll re-edit the pictures or update or some shit.  Anyway, there you have it! Sorry for not sticking to my previous comment of posting more, but it just slips away from me between work and what not.  Ok, you pretties, I’ll talk to you soon!

Auf Wiedersehen!

Gold Star For You!

1 Oct

Hey people! I literally just did the manicure, and it came out ok.  I do like the stamp and how it came out, but I stopped at one because I thought it would be a bit much.  I honestly love this navy, it’s by far my favorite base color, which I often use instead of black to tone it back a bit from emo.  The base color is China Glaze First Mate, the stamping polish is Essie Penny Talk and PUEEN24.

I had naked nails (eek! I know!) for a day, which is just bizarre truly.  I have been wanting to use this stamp for a while, but it’s hard to decide what colors to do with it and it just seems so busy and in your face so I don’t know.  I am currently watching The Only Way is Essex, which is ridiculous lol  You need to watch the show!  Enough said.

CGFirstMateWithEssiePennnyTalk

The above picture is without a flash, and I tried to get it so the chrome polish is out of control blingy so I messed with the colors and shit.  It’s just a navy polish, but still you know.

CGFirstMateWithEssiePennyTalkFlashThis above picture (the second on the page) is with a flash, which looks a lot better than without a flash.  This is so cute though, I do like the accent nail though.

Do you think I should have done all the fingers or is the accent nail just enough?  Let me know!!!!!!!

Peace out boo!

Flashy Flash

22 Sep

Hey there! What’s that you say?? Another post!!! Holy baby Jesus!!  I do like a good pun, because the polish in this manicure is called Gobsmacked (Butter London).  Oh how I do enjoy it.  Gobsmacked is a gorgeous scattered holo, black polish from Butter London and it’s GORGEOUS!  If you don’t have it, then you must, must get it–it’s worth the $16/bottle, which is available at Ulta.  I’ve been trying to get back into stamping, because for some reason I just stopped introducing it to my manis, but whatevs, I do what I want!  I thought to myself what’s better than holo stamping over a holo polish! Brilliant I say!  I used Color Club Blue Heaven polish for the stamping and it stamps SO WELL, but you have to move quick, otherwise it gets all effed up and it’s not good.  Not. Good (like seeing grandma naked).  Below is a picture without the flash and one with to showcase the stamping. First the non-flash:

BLGobsmackedWithCC

It looks ok and  you can kind of see the stamping, but the picture with the flash looks so much better:

BLGobsmackedWithCCandFlashLook at that holo goodness!!!!!!!! YUMMY!  I also like the laser stamp because the holo is so flashy, so what the shit? why not do it laser style!  The stamp is BM 316.  Well, that’s it for now everyone!  Stay tuned for another fantastic adventure in the near future!!  Have a good night!

Wiedersehen!!!!!

 

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