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LATE!

4 Feb

Well, hello there! I hope you are doing greeatttt! I am overdue for an update, so I think it’s time to explain why it’s been almost 2 months since I’ve posted… or even painted.

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, we announced to our family that we were (then) 8 weeks pregnant! We are about to hit our 19th week and my energy levels have just had a small boost. I still haven’t painted, at all, since the last time I posted. I’ve been wanting to but just don’t have the energy or the patience. But, we are very excited and we’re doing great! Who knows? Maybe I’ll get a mani or two in, here and there? ๐Ÿ™‚

So… with that being said, I wish you many sessions of happy painting!
Blessings- Sara

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work / play / polish – Her Zoya giveaway!

26 Oct

Hello everyone! I want to take the time and share an awesome fellow-polish blogger’s giveaway! This is her first ever and I want to help her get the word out! Thank you Leslie for all of your kind words and your beautiful manis!

Here’s the set she’s giving away. visit her page HERE to enter the giveaway contest! Good luck to all entries and happy painting! โค Sara

 

First Marble

23 Oct

It’s been a crazy day for my nails. Last night, I did my first attempt at a marble mani. I will say it is not what I’d hoped for but I’m glad I finally tried it out and “tested the water”. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s how it went:

I started with 2 coats of Orly’s “Powder Puff”, which is a lovely, slightly off-white color. I wanted my colors to pop nicely so that’s the reason for my base color. I topped this off with SV.

*with flash*

I then took four colors: a hot pink (not labeled with brand/name), Sinful Color’s “Snow Me White” and “Black on Black” and Wet’N’Wild’s “Metallica” (silver). I did not have a small bowl or cup low enough for dipping so I simply cut a plastic cup down to what I thought was a good size. I taped off my thumb and began my drops. I did the pink first and the unnamed bottle spread so good! I was excited and at this point, very optimistic. ๐Ÿ™‚ I then did silver, white, pink, black and went with rotating them. the black and white did not spread so good. But, here’s how my thumb- the first dunked- came out.

*with flash*

I cannot tell you how ecstatic and excited and proud I was! I was like, “Yes! It’s going to be fast and easy and look great!” Boy, did I speak too soon! Lol! Here’s how the whole mani came out. I was VERY disappointed and aggravated with the outcome.

*with flash*

After my first dunk, my designs kept getting pulled up with my toothpick or I didn’t know how to recreate the first pretty, even marble design. And it was a MESS!

*with flash*

But, as I said, I’m glad I finally tried- even though it was a PAIN IN THE NECK! I ended up trying to spruce it up and hated it more. lol. But, better luck next time? If there is a next time!

Thanks for stopping by for this marble madness mani! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope your marble patterns come out a lot better! Happy painting! -Sara

Life Preserver

18 Oct

Hello world! Happy Thursday to you! I pray that you’ve had a great week so far! It’s been crazy and busy and I’ve been tired! I’ve also been growing my nails out-since I had a really bad break about 2 weeks ago. They grew out pretty long and then I was able to file them all down. yay! So, I’m back…until the next crazy thing comes along. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s post is my first time using this polish. I have quite a few that I’ve not yet tried, and some I’ve tried and just never photographed to post about. This is China Glaze’s “Life Preserver”. In the bottle, it looks like a terra cotta orange-cream. A bit on the coral side, but the orange coral. I hope that makes sense but, it’s a very nice color. My pictures came out a bit darker thanย actual color.ย I did 2 coats of this and then added one tiny “glequin” to the top-centers of each nail. I needed simplicity at this hour and I like the outcome. I then topped with a coat of SV. All the photos here are without flash.

Thank you for stopping by for another fix of Lacquer Addictions! ๐Ÿ™‚ God Bless! -Sara

 

Did I Dye It Too Blonde

8 Oct

Happy Monday to you, world! I’ve not painted my nails again. After posting the Leap Flog mani I did not like my broken nail so I’ve not painted them. Instead, I’ll be posting a mani I forgot to post about. For the longest I’d see everyone doing the neon yellow mani.ย  Boy, did I want to. But again, with my skin tone, I was hesitant and scared. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then one day I just said “DO IT!” and I did. here is Spoiled’s “Did I Dye It Too Blond”. I first did one coat of Sinful Color’s “Snow Me White”. Neon yellows tend to be sheer. So after the white dried, I did about 2-3 coats per nail. I hope you try a neon yellow!