Archive | September, 2012

Leap Flog

28 Sep

Happy Friday! I am thankful to say that I am off today. Woo Hoo! So, last night I took off my polish and tried a new color. This is Sinful Colors’ “Leap Flog”. I have to say that I really liked this color on my skin. It’s really hard for me to get colors that compliment my skin tone rather than make it look darker or really make the red undertones come up. That’s no fun. But this color does me good.

As I said on Monday, my nail broke and once one of them breaks, I have to file them all down so they grow evenly. I hate uneven nails. I just can’t do it. So, they are super short. But, short nails can be cute too… if I didn’t have such a bad habit of picking at the sides of my nails. I have been moisturizing like crazy but with my naturally super dry skin (I have eczema) it’s hard. But I love to paint so oh well. So, please forgive any icks and ews you may see here. 🙂

I did 2 coats and then let dry. I then used stamp plate BM-204. I’ve never used this image before and thought since Fall just rolled around, I’d use it, even though I didn’t use “fall” colors. My stamping colors were Wet’N’Wild’s “Metallica” and Sinful Colors’ “Black on Black”. I first did a stroke of Metallica and right below that, a stroke of Black on Black. I scraped once and a few more times to blend the colors. I really like the outcome of this! I will be doing more duo-color stamping. Yay! I hope you like it! thank you for stopping by for another posting of Lacquer Addictions! I’m so happy you’re here!

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Overdue Update

24 Sep

Hi Lacquer world. It’s been a long time! Life doesn’t slow down, even when my nails are naked for a week straight! :/ So, this post is just giving you the “daily” on my nail beds.

They’re pretty sad right now. I just painted them and stamped some but I had a break on my middle finger and it makes my whole nail look lop-sided. So yeah, I definitely won’t be posting until it grows some. But that’s what happens when I work with books and especially working with books and no polish-they break! Grr!

I hope your week is started off great! 🙂 I had a bad case of the Mondays today so it was kinda blah. Anywho, until my beds look better and grow out, have a blessed week! Thanks for stopping by!

❤ Sara

Sexy in the City

12 Sep

Happy Tuesday to you, Lacquer lovers and addicts alike! I was feeling blue this weekend. I sported this mani on Monday, just late on posting it. It was so pretty! I even started singing that Blue song to my husband afterwards! 🙂 He laughed at my corny joke and that’s why I love him… well, one of the many reasons. Anywho, back to this blue! I am not big on the name! I though I’d make that clear. lol. It’s always hard for me to talk polish when the bute’s got a silly name. Thankfully no one asked me what color it was!

This is China Glaze’s “Sexy in the City”. It’s a very nice warm blue. Blue’s are naturally cool but this has a warm feeling to it. I hope that makes sense. If not, you’ll see it. I did two coats on all my fingers. I then took Finger Paint’s “Laugh my Art Off”, a nice a super glittery blue polish, and layered that on my ring and pointer fingers. I then topped it all off with SV. I only have one picture. Blues always stain my skin. Meh. Here is the Sexy in the City-Laugh my Art Off mani! Thanks for stopping by to get your fix of Lacquer Addictions! 😉 God Bless you!

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5 Sep

It’s a Pink Wednesday, Lacquer Lovers! 🙂 This will be a quick post but I hope you like the color. I love it!

I used Orly’s “Butterflies” which is a nice, thin/sheer pink. I had to use 3 coats and one coat of SV for me to like it. But, it’s very pretty. Here is Butterflies with no flash. Thanks for stopping by! Happy painting and Happy Wednesday! God Bless!


4 Sep

Happy Tuesday to you, Lacquer Lovers! 🙂 It’s been a great weekend here, for me and the hubby. Labor Day was a nice laid back kind of day and we are thankful for the day off. Today’s mani is inspired by one I’ve often seen on Pinterest. You can click here to view the photo I was inspired by. I just didn’t have the right glitter (can you believe it?!) to add that accent. I plan on getting one soon.

I started with base coat and then with China Glaze’s “Rose Among the Thorns (Neon)”, I did a few coats on each nail. This color takes about 3 coats to be opaque. It’s still a bit translucent on a few of them. So it takes some patience. 🙂 I coated my ring fingers with Ulta’s “Snow White” and topped them all with SV. I then used Sinful Colors’ “Black on Black” and plate BM-201 and stamped my ring fingers. I really liked the outcome. Very retro.

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Sorry about the long-in-between posts periods. I may have to officially do a “once  a  week” type thing. We’ll see. But, thank you for stopping by. I hope you try this lovely chevron mani and I hope you have the glitter! 😉 God Bless and have a great week! ❤ Sara