Saturday, April 25, 2015

ZOYA: 2015 Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange Promo Info

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ZOYA EARTH DAY NAIL POLISH EXCHANGE 2015

What are my top 12 Zoya polish picks?

Exchange any old nail polish bottles that you may have laying around your house collecting dust, or that are not BIG5FREE* formulas, for brand new toxin-free Zoya Nail Polish shades. You can rest assured that your unwanted polishes will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. 

Helping the earth is easy… all you have to do to get started is pick out your NEW Zoya colors at zoya.com, follow the instructions below and checkout. Let us do the rest!


How the ZOYA EARTH DAY NAIL POLISH EXCHANGE works...

1. Visit www.zoya.com and add a minimum of 6 bottles of
Zoya Nail Polish (no more than 24 bottles) to your cart. Minimum 12,
maximum 48 for professional accounts.

2. Apply Code: EARTHLUV and a 50% credit will be added
to your exchange order - free shipping included!

3. Complete checkout and you're all set! If you need further instructions
(including info for our professional program)
on sending back your unwanted polish click here.

The exchange runs on the honor system, which means you are not obligated to send in your unwanted polish - we assume you're going to do the right thing! If you choose to send back your polishes, please check with your carrier of choice for shipping guidelines and restrictions for nail polish. For full promotion terms & conditions and instructions on how to send in your polish, click here.

USE CODE: EARTHLUV 
Offer valid 4/21/15 - 4/28/15 (11:59pm EST) 
US & Canada only.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Forget Me Not Friday - SQUAREHUE: Ala Moana & L'OREAL: The Sparklicious

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SquareHue (L) Ala Moana and L'Oreal The Sparklicious (R)

First and foremost: HAPPY (forget me not) FRIDAY! Second, Thanks Blogger for deleting this post when I was about to post it haha *sigh* Today I have 2 polishes up for review out of my box of untrieds. A Magic Top Coat From L'oreal and a blue polish from SquareHue. Check 'em out below!

SquareHue Ala Moana
SquareHue Ala Moana
SquareHue Ala Moana

Ala Moana is a dusty medium blue creme with some pearly white shimmer. This is a nice polish in the bottle, but I don't feel like this blue was perfect for my skin color. It brought out a lot of red in my skin in real life. It might be better with stamping over it though :P

I did 4, FOUR, coats of Ala Moana. This polish seemed opaque but the formula was SO thin. Luckily, it was easy to build up and had a quick dry time so it wasn't a disaster haha.

L'Oreal The Sparklicious Magic Top Coat over SquareHue Ala Moana
L'Oreal The Sparklicious Magic Top Coat over SquareHue Ala Moana
L'Oreal The Sparklicious Magic Top Coat over SquareHue Ala Moana

Topping Ala Moana is The Sparklicious from L'Oreal's The Magic Top Coats line. I remember grabbing this in the Fall of 2013 during my move LOL. It's traveled with me quite a bit :P The Sparklicious is a top coat with black and silver glitter and holographic silver bars. Simple glitter mix but fun. ALSO - the bars were flat on the nail *phew*

I did 2 coats-ish of The Sparklicious. The first coat was NOTHING but base... this polish could use a little bit more glitter in it to be honest. The 2nd coat was after twirling the crap out of the brush in the bottle. *sigh* I wanted a glitter top coat, not a clear top coat, L'Oreal. At least the dry time was great.

POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: SquareHue
Website | Facebook | Twitter  | InstagramPinterestTumblr
Price: $14.99/mo + $5 shipping
Where to Find: Website

POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: L'Oreal
Website | Facebook | Twitter
Price: Varies
Where to Find: Store Locator

Sorry these polishes are probably unattainable, besides blog sales and the eBay, but I hope you enjoyed taking a look at these brands! I feel like this week was a miss... but then again not ever untried is perfect. 

Have a great day,
I won/bought this myself. Is that good enough for you, Federal Trade Commission?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

KILLER QUEEN VARNISH: Lip Service & Walk on the Wild Side

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Killer Queen Varnish Lip Service (L) and Walk on the Wild Side (R)

Hi friends! Today I have a sneaky peak of some upcoming polishes from Killer Queen Varnish. I know, you're thinking "but that one... that one on the left looks familiar!" You are correctamundo, my dear. Lip Service has been reformulated and naturally I have a comparison :] Check out these 2 glittery indie polishes after the jump!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

U BY KOTEX: Save the Undies and Become a #UnderWarrior + Free Samples

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Striped mani inspired by U by Kotex

I don't know about y'all, but during the spring/summer months I feel like there's always something going on. Between hanging out with friends, concerts, hiking, and traveling, the LAST thing I want to worry about is my monthly "visitor" ruining my perfectly planned outfit. Knowing I have to head out of town soon, I grabbed a box of U by Kotex Cleanwear pads with 3D Capture Core technology.

U by Kotex CleanWear Ultra Thin Regular Pads with 3D Capture Core Techonology

I've been using the Kotex brand for years and they haven't failed me (or my outfits) yet! That's why I've decided to join the ranks to become an #UnderWarrior by saving the undies. Well... mostly my undies hahaha! But you can save YOURS too ;] Find out how at the end of this post!

U by Kotex corresponding colors

My mani was inspired by the U by Kotex packaging. Colorful and fun designs make them easy to find in my dark purse. Gotta hand it to Kotex, I'm really diggin' their color scheme! For the stripe manicure I used China Glaze Tree Hugger, Zoya Reagan, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, and Zoya Mira.

You can join me and Kotex, you can become an #UnderWarrior and Save the Undies, too! U by Kotex is offering free samples of their products. Click here to select a sample pack,  fill out a simple form, and your FREE samples will be sent straight to your mailbox! :D

https://ooh.li/49aeff5
Click above for your FREE U by Kotex samples!

Love y'all!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GLAM MY MANI: Azetec & Mini Chevron Nail Vinyls

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Glam My Mani Nail Vinyls

Andddd we're back! With more nail vinyl nail art thanks to Glam My Mani. I reviewed the first half of swirls and such last week - here. This week I have Aztec designs, Mini Chevrons, and Arrows - oh my! Check out what I did with 'em out down below.

Glam My Mani Aztec Designs nail vinyls

Part of the Aztec designs, I used the triangles strip to create a funky french mani with Polish & Co The Opposite of White and a base of Color Club Barely There. Added a little somethin extra by dotting Sally Hansen Liquid Gold at the base of my nail.

Glam My Mani Aztec Designs nail vinyls

Again, I used the Aztec designs sheet for this mani. The base coat is Pure Ice Dollface. I used 2 of the blocked pyramids along with Sally Hansen Pacific Blue and China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise. Finally, on my accent nail I used the arrow stencil and did a gradient to match :]

Glam My Mani Mini Chevron Nail Vinyls
 
Last but not least, I created this mani using the Mini Chevrons nail vinyls. I used a base of Orly Harmonious Mess and then layered The Hungry Asian Dream Car for the sparkly chevrons. Soft but sparkly! These are the only vinyls I had an issue with. I think because they're so thin, they had a hard time sticking to my nail. Not sure, but they didn't want to cooperate haha.

POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: Glam My Mani
Website | Facebook | Twitter  | InstagramPinterest | G+
Price: $5.95+ (and free shipping on all orders)
Where to Find: Website
These were a lot of fun! I really, really enjoyed the Aztec designs sheet. I love how it came with 4 different designs to use. Again, if you want to see the Swirl, Wavy Line and Heart vinyls, check out my last post - here.

Love,
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, April 20, 2015

4/20 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

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About MGM: These are the nail related giveaways I've collected over the past week from just about everywhere on the Internet! I strive to post new US/international giveaways, ones I haven't posted before, in each Monday post. Also, Don't forget to check the Master List or back links I provide at the end of each post!

To make sure your nail relatedgiveaway is on next week's giveaway list,
be sure to to email me before next Monday morning: laceandlacquers@gmail.com
Good luck! :D

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4/13 - 4/17 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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APRIL 13TH - APRIL 17TH, 2015

MONDAY: This week's Manic-ure Giveaways Monday post, gotta check it out!

 
TUESDAY:  Played around with some new Glam My Mani vinyl decals.

WEDNESDAY:  N/A

THURSDAY: Swatched up the LE Wet n Wild Megalast Collection for this Spring.

FRIDAY: Forget Me Not Friday - KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone, Flashback to 2012

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS: None - stay tuned!
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Forget Me Not Friday: KBSHIMMER - Don't Teal Anyone

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KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone

It's once again, Forget Me Not Friday! And the polish I didn't forget about is KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone. I wanted this polish ever since it came out... like 2012? (Which is the last time I reviewed a KBShimmer on here) I believe it's discontinued now, but I finally can swatch it after buying it sometime last year hahahhaha check it out below!

KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone
KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone
KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone

Don't Teal Anyone is a "deep teal base with, gold, teal blue, and fuchsia hexes in several sizes, and micro fuchsia bars". It is perfection *cries*. The base is such a gorgeous dark teal-y green and the glitter colors compliment the base perfectly. Almost peacock-y.

I did 3 coats of Don't Teal Anyone. I was kind of iffy about how many coats this would be because the first one was quite sheer. It ended up building up nicely, happy Lacey. No issues to report with dry time, it was great.


POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: KBShimmer
Website | Etsy | Facebook | Twitter | PinterestInstagram
Price: $5-9.75
Where to Find: Website, Etsy, Harlow & Co, Store locations

And there it is! The first swatch since 2012 LOL. I really like this polish, the base color is amazing and the glitter just makes it just a little bit more awesome. What's your favorite KBShimmer polish?

Have a great weekend :]
I bought this myself. Is that good enough for you, Federal Trade Commission?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WET N WILD: Spring 2015 Limited Edition Silver Lake Collection [Stream of Consciousness, Warm Filter, Tree Hugger, Wear Skinny Jeans, Reject the Mainstream, & A Latte Love]

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Wet n Wild Megalast Spring 2015 Silver Lake Collection
(L->R) Stream of Consciousness, Warm Filter, Tree Hugger,
Wear Skinny Jeans, Reject the Mainstream, and A Latte Love
 
HI GUYS! Hope ya'll are having a great week :] Today I have the lastest Wet n Wild Megalast Collection to share with you, Silver Lake. I skipped last Spring's Megalast collection, but this year I decided these were worthy of money because they weren't pearly and frosty like those LOL. Let's get started with these!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GLAM MY MANI: Swirl, Wavy, & Heart Nail Vinyls

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Glam My Mani Nail Vinyls

Happy Tuesday! Today I have review of Glam My Mani nail vinyls. I was sent a TON of them to review. I'm only going to do a few of them today, I'll have the rest throughout the next week. I still don't think I've improved at all at using vinyls LOL, but here we go!