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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. 🙂

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 than actual color. 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! 🙂 God Bless! -Sara



Blue Glitter Tip

26 Apr

I hope you all have a great Thursday! Today’s post is one of inspiration. Ever heard of a blog called The Nailasaurus? She does lovely nail work. My friend kept posting her stuff on Pinterest which is how I found her blog. You can check out her site, also where I got the idea for this mani, HERE. 🙂 *if anytime, you “copy” someone else’s work, give credit where credit is due. not that polish or any one desing actually belongs to anyone, not saying that. but I think everyone deserves their props and credit.* closing soap box. lol.

My base color is Ulta’s Blue Streak. I love this color! It’s such a bright and cheerful color. Although my photos came out lighter, this color is pretty blue. The Nailasaurus uses studs and lots of rhinestones for her manis. I’m not a stud gal but I do love me some hexi glitter, or glequins, as they now call them. 🙂 So I used Confetti’s Tazmanian Devil instead. It took me a while, this being my first attempt. So some of the glequins came out crooked. lol. Also, I use a headlight when doing my nails and it was kind of hard to make sure they were straight with all the reflection. Let me know what you think.