Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SINFUL COLORS: Starry Night, Pride, Embers Only, Lively in Lilac, & Green with Ivy

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Sinful Colors (L->R) Starry Night, Pride, Embers Only,
Lively in Lilac and Green with Ivy

If you haven't heard already, Sinful Colors polishes (including Sinful Shine) are on sale at Walgreen's for 99 cents once again! I figured I'd swatchy swatchy the polishes I picked up last 99 cent sale :] Check out my swatch/review after the jump!

Monday, August 18, 2014

8/18 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Happy Monday, ya'll! Celebrate by entering a few giveaways ;]



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.
  • 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.
  • Preferably giveaways open internationally or giveaways that include the US. 
  • Please email me (LaceandLacquers@gmail.com) your giveaway link along with the date your giveaway ends.
  Good luck!


Friday, August 15, 2014

WET N WILD: Summer 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Collection [Beat of a Generation, Love Me Some Muscles, A Venice Day, Contact High, Coast to Coast, & Trippin' on the Boardwalk]

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Wet n Wild Summer 2014 LE Megalast Collection (L->R)
Beat of a Generation, Love Me Some Muscles, A Venice Day,
Contact High, Coast to Coast, and Trippin' on the Boardwalk

So, Wet n Wild Megalast polishes are my favorite drug store brand polishes. I love the formulas and I love how they are coming out with LE collections more often! This is the Summer 2014 LE Megalast Collection. It might seem late to swatch these, but I was hunting for the Fall LEs and I still saw these at my local Walgreen's/CVS stores so I figured it was still worth sharing ;] Check out my swatches after the jump!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

THE HUNGRY ASIAN: Dream House & Dream Car Duo

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The Hungry Asian Dream House (L) and Dream Car (R)

Good afternoon! I hope ya'll are having a great week. Today I have 2 new holographic glitter toppers from The Hungry Asian. These polishes are scattered holo in gold and silver. Check out this fabulous duo after the jump!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SALLY HANSEN: Xtreme Wear Violet Voltage

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Sally Hansen Violet Voltage

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone's week is going well so far :] Today, I have Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Violet Voltage to share with you. I guess this polish has been around since last year (?), so I discovered through Google. I saw this at Walmart and had a $1 off coupon. I was drawn to the pretty purple shimmer in this polish. So I had to have it.


Sally Hansen Violet Voltage
 
Sally Hansen Violet Voltage

Sally Hansen Violet Voltage
Sally Hansen Violet Voltage

I think this purple polish is super pretty, don't you?  It's a medium purple with bright lighter purple. The shimmer just gives it a little something extra that usual creme polishes don't sport. The shimmer is a lot more apparent when the light hits it. :] I did 2 coats of Violet Voltage. I did add a little thinner to it because it was a bit gross and tick to apply. Adding thinner made it much easier to work with. I feel like I run into this issue usually with Xtreme Wear polishes.


POLISH INFORMATION Brand: Sally Hansen
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Price: Xtreme Wear - $2.48}
Where to Find: Where I've seen them: Walmart, Target, Ulta, CVS, Walgreens, various sites online

I nabbed this from a HUGE end cap filled with polishes. It wasn't in any special display or anything. I feel like this is definitely worth grabbing, after you drop a few drops of thinner in it haha!

Have a good one!

Monday, August 11, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya Fall 2014 Entice & Ignite Collections

Pin It My samples should be on the way soon! Can't wait to swatch these for you. FALL HAS ARRIVED, PEOPLE. FALL HAS ARRIVED!!!! :D

ENTICE & IGNITE FALL 2014-COLOR SEDUCTION
Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya's new
ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and greys.

Zoya ENTICE delivers six new, glossy, intensely pigmented, full-coverage cream colors.

ZP748 ­ Nyssa: Milk Chocolate Brown, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP749 ­ Claire: Rich Burgundy, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP750 ­ Veronica: Brilliant Wine, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP751 ­ Margo: Red Plum, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP752 ­ Ryan: Classic Indigo, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP753 ­ Genevieve: Leather Grey, Full-Coverage Formula.



Zoya IGNITE offers a six shimmering red, gold, copper and purple liquid metal metallics.

ZP754 ­ Autumn: Varnished Copper Liquid Metal.
ZP755 ­ India: Deep Red Gold Liquid Metal.
ZP756 ­ Teigen: Violet Plum with Copper Liquid Metal.
ZP757 ­ Sansa: Deepest Eggplant with Gold Liquid Metal.
ZP758 ­ Remy: Indigo with Copper & Gold Liquid Metal.
ZP759­ Yuna: Grey with Copper & Gold Liquid Metal.


COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS August 12, 2014

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$9 (US) Available on Zoya.com and at finer salons and spas.

*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

8/11 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Hope everyone had a great weekend :] Here's your list for this week!



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 (LaceandLacquers@gmail.com) your giveaway link along with the date your giveaway ends.
Good luck!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

8/3 - 8/8 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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AUGUST 3RD - AUGUST 8TH, 2014

SUNDAY: An international thank you giveaway from me, to you! <3

MONDAY: The best kind of giveaway roundup, Manic-ure!

TUESDAY: Nail vinyls from Glam My Mani sure do create fun manis

WEDNESDAY: Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review!

THURSDAY: Penguin glitter polishes from You Polish :]

FRIDAY: Fun manis and a review using You Polish custom nail vinyl decals.

Friday, August 8, 2014

YOU POLISH: Custom Decals

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Hope you're not tired of decals hahah because I have more for you today! Except, these are used as decals instead of stencils because they're a little more intricate in comparison to what I reviewed in the last week.

Lauren of You Polish asked me for ideas and my response was "unicorns, llamas, grumpy cat, and peace signs" and BAM these arrived in my mailbox! So let me share them with you :]

You Polish Unicorn and Cloud Decals

For the unicorn and cloud mani, I used a tie dye plastic bag effect I saw on Instagram (I forget who posted it haha). Basically all you do is put dots of polish on the bag, fold it into each other and smush it against your nail. I used Zoya Rocky, Sinful Colors Lavender, and Revlon Minted. Then I applied the unicorns and magical clouds! For more detailed designs, I recommend using some needle nose tweezers to apply.

You Polish Peace Sign Decals

I was most excited for the peace sign decals! I don't know about you, but I suck butt at drawing circles - with pen or polish. I applied the peace sign over white, filled it in with SquareHue Nantucket (one of my favorite polishes!) then used a dotting tool to make some groovy little flowers. Then, I bordered my nail in Nantucket. I kinda wish I just did a crapton more flowers - oh well! The remaining nails I polished with Nantucket and then topped with Orly Be Brave.

You Polish Monogram Decal

For this mani, I used the monogram decal. I painted my nails with Sinful Colors Grecian Sun and topped it with a Rainbow Honey LE, Heisenberg. Then as an accent nail, I painted my middle finger with Zoya Rocha and applied the monogram decal. I won't lie - this wasn't the easiest decal to place. Mostly because it's in 3 pieces and you have to line it up juuuuust right. Again, needle nose tweezers came in handy!


You Polish Grumpy Cat Decals


I saved the best for last. If you know - or don't know - I have a slllllllllight obsession with Grumpy Cat. I mean, she's on my Facebook cover and my business cards. I was super stoked to have some grumpy decals! I did do a Grumpy Cat mani in the past, and it took a good chunk of time... mostly because I suck at doing animals and people artistically.

I used Tard as a stencil here. I think it looked nicer than the decal itself. Lauren said it was hard to make since all the parts have to be connected, so the eyes were difficult. So - I painted my nail white, top coated it to dry it faster, applied the Grump, polished with SquareHue Swahili Charm, waited until it was tacky and then removed the decal with my tweezers. For the rest of my mani, I polished it with Zoya Sooki and applied the "NO" decals.

Lauren has some fun and unique decals/stencils if you're in the market for some. I had no issues applying these. They're not as flexy as the ones from Glam My Mani but they are easy to use. I really appreciate the detail in her decals.


POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: You Polish
Website | Facebook | Twitter  | Instagram
Price: Decals $5.50+
Where to Find: Website

Check out her website for different designs! If you have an idea for a unique design, she might be able to help you :] Also, stay tuned to her social media channels for deals on her decals!

Have a great weekend!
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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

YOU POLISH: Tuxedo Night, Eudyptula, Artic Sunset, & Supreme Emperor

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You Polish (L->R) Tuxedo Night, Eudyptula, Artic Sunset, and Supreme Emperor

Hi guys! Today I have 4 different penguin and seashell glitter polishes from You Polish. Each polish comes with a baggie full of the shaped glitter so you can decide to use them or not, and put them wherever you'd like them on your nails! Takes the hassle of fishing out of the mix. Check out these penguin inspired polishes after the jump :]