Friday, April 18, 2014

Lace & Lacquers' March 2014 Favorites

Pin It Sorry I've been MIA, I took an unexpected mini vacation haha when your bestest friend is in medical school and she says she has a few days to hang out - you drop everything and go! :P So today I have my March favorites for you! You can watch it here, or down below :]

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 14, 2014

4/14 Manic-ure Giveaway Monday

Pin It Sorry this isn't all fancy! I'm currently at home on vaca in Houston and I didn't bring my laptop. :(

Anyways!!!! The winner of my Fab. Flakies Giveaway isssss: Genevieve C! I just sent you an email miss! Congratsssss

Chit Chat Nails - Fingrs Crossed Giveaway

Betty's Beauty Bombs - Apr Orly Giveaway

Mercurial Magpie - Spring Spectacular Giveaway

Nail It Mag - Giveaway

Fickle Fairy Potions - Giveaway/

Kath Rivera - Summer Giveaway

Mommy's Block Party - Spring Giveaway

CGSwaps - Favorite Color Giveaway

Purple Glitters Blog - Giveaway Time

My Fab Fit Forties - Kiss Giveaway - Giveaway

Readers Wonderland - Deep Blue Giveaway

My Nail Polish Obsession - Darling Diva Giveaway

The Simple Mom - Peelable Nail Polish Giveaway

Lanie Buck - April Giveaway

Lacquer or Leave Her - Blogoversary Giveaway

Beauty Info Zone - Giveaway Time

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BARIELLE: 60 Second Mani-Pedi, Nail Strenghtening Cream, & Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender Quick Drying Top Coat

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Barielle 60 Second Mani-Pedi, Nail Strenghtening Cream,
and Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender Quick Drying Top Coat

Hi guys! Today I'm reviewing a few nail care items from Barielle. I've been using these over the last month and a half to see how well they worked and to determine if I enjoyed them. Continue reading on about each of the items in the photo!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GLITTER GUM DROPP: Earrings, NOTD & a Giveaway [4/8-4/20 INTERNATIONAL]

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Earrings by glitter Gum Dropp

I was sent these earrings by a fellow military wife and friend to review and giveaway! Sin of Glitter Gum Dropp has an Etsy store that sells various handmade items. She makes everything from earrings to hair ties, to headbands and hair pieces.

Earrings by Glitter Gum Dropp

She sent me a pair of these sterling silver, glass tribal inspired earrings. I love the colors in these earrings :D I did a mani to match!

Nail art inspired by earrings by Glitter Gum Dropp
Nail art inspired by earrings by Glitter Gum Dropp

Not identical haha I added some space in between the triangles... mostly on accident out of hunger :P But I was happy how it came out. I used Polish & Co. The Opposite of White, Butter London Slapper, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, and Zoya Stella (kinda wish I went darker, OOPS!)

Lucky for my readers, Sin sent me a pair to giveaway to one lovely person! If you're interest - enter in the Rafflecopter below:

The Lace & Lacquers' Glitter Gum Dropp Giveaway is open Apr. 8th until Apr. 20th 2014 11:59 PM EST and is open to internationally  The giveaway prize is one pair of earrings. This giveaway is sponsored by Glitter Gum Dropp and hosted by Lace & Lacquers. For full rules, CLICK HERE.

BRAND INFORMATION Brand: Glitter Gum Dropp
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Price: $3+
Where to Find: Etsy

Hope you enjoyed my mani inspired by the Glitter Gum Dropp's earrings :]

Good luck!
These items were sent for review/giveaway. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

Monday, April 7, 2014

4/7 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Hope everyone's week is startin' off well :] If you missed my giveaway announcement, it's the first link in the post!

About MGM: These are the giveaways I've collected in the past week from my Facebook feeds, Twitter, blog feed, links that emailed to me, and I that I dig for Google.

If you'd like to submit your blog giveaway for next week here's the 4-1-1:

  • Please make sure your giveaway is nail, manicure, pedicure related. I will not post giveaways that don't relate to those categories, sorry.
  • Giveaways are posted ONCE. I STRIVE not to re-post giveaways each week and every week is a totally new list... BUT, I do provide back links and a master list of all my giveaways posts (found in my sidebar). Please check those to see if I've previously shared your giveaway before contacting me. If it doesn't look familiar, I don't check... but be honest! Thanks! 
  • Preferably giveaways open internationally or giveaways that include the US. 
  • Please fill out the contact form under "CONTACT ME" or email me ( your giveaway link along with the date your giveaway ends.
Good luck!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

LA COULEUR COUTURE: 1979, 1981 & 1999

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La Couleur Couture (L->R) 1979, 1981, and 1999

YAYYY! Blogger is finally behaving. A few months ago I won about 15 La Couleur Couture polishes from Salon Fanatic's giveaway! This is a new-to-me Canadian brand. I've heard about it here and there and finally I can try them! I now have time to swatch/use them so I figured I'd share them with you! Check out post #1 after the jump.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CAMEO COLOURS LACQUERS: Blogger Beauties Collection [Tiffany's Purple Passion, Gini's Passion Potion, Lacey's Sunrise Surprise, Babi's Bollywood Bling, & Becky's Indecisive Indecision]

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Cameo Colours Lacquers Blogger Beauties Collection
L->R: Tiffany's Purple Passion, Gini's Passion Potion, 
Lacey's Sunrise Surprise,Babi's Bollywood Bling, and Becky's Indecisive Indecision

Today I have something pretty special, pretty cool to swatch for you: The Cameo Colours Lacquers Blogger Beauties Collection! I was honored to be asked by Cameo to create a polish for the collection. These polishes are fun and unique in their own special way. Check out my swatch and review after the jump!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BARIELLE: Spring 2014 Vibrants Collection (Fire Me Up, Take Me Shopping, My City Apartment, Money Talks, Designer Shoes, & First Class Ticket)

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Barielle Spring 2014 Vibrants Collection
Fire Me Up, Take Me Shopping, My City Apartment, Money Talks,
Designer Shoes, and First Class Ticket

Happy Hump Day! Today, I have the 2nd Spring collection from Barielle to share with you. These polishes make up the Vibrants Collection. If you missed the more neutral, Velvets Collection, click here. I personally favor this collection more, but I'm a big fan of color :P Check out my swatch, review, comparison, nail art after the jump!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

YOU POLISH: Diamond Cut

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You Polish Diamond Cut

It's April 1st! Did you say "rabbit, rabbit" for good luck? :] Even if you didn't, today's your lucky day! I have You Polish's April birthstone polish,  Diamond Cut, to share with you. Check it out down below!
You Polish Diamond Cut over a black creme
You Polish Diamond Cut over a black creme
You Polish Diamond Cut over a black creme
You Polish Diamond Cut over a black creme

Diamond Cut is a mix of "silver holographic dots, hexes, diamonds and squares in a holo dusted clear base". I think this was a cool option VS a solid silver polish. I really like all the holographicness of this polish. It looks amazing over that black huh?

I did 2 coats of Diamond Cut over Polish & Co The Opposite of White (my favorite 1 coater black!). There were no issues upon application. It was smooth and all the glitter pieces came out nicely. The dry time was also just as good, no issues.

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Price: Full sized $8+
Where to Find: Website

Who doesn't like free stuff? If you purchase a birthstone polish during your birthday note you can get a free bottle of Stuck Up Base Coat! You have to leave Lauren a note on the month of your birthday when you purchase the birthstone polish that it's your birthday. You can find more details about this on each birthstone polish's listing. You only can do this once a year, of course :P

Also if you would like to check out all the birthstone polishes, click here. AND don't forget to check out my newly launched giveaway!

Hope you pull some nice jokes on someone today ;]
These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

Monday, March 31, 2014


Pin It Hi FRIENNNDSSS! In honor of MY birthday, on March 30th - I decided I would launch a giveaway to celebrate with YOU! I hope you enjoy the prizes I picked out for you :] GOOD LUCK!

PRIZE: Finger Paints Kaleidoscope Collection and Sinful Colors Green Ocean
The Lace & Lacquers' Fabulous Flakies Giveaway is open Mar. 31st until Apr. 13th 2014 11:59 PM EST and is open to US, Canada and select international residents (please see definition of select countries below).   The giveaway prize of the Finger Paints Kaleidoscope Collection and Sinful Colors Green Ocean are all brand new and were purchased by Lace & Lacquers. This giveaway NOT sponsored in any way. FOR FULL RULES PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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