Hey Lovelies! It's MixedMama from MixedMama.blogspot.com. I am so excited to be a guest post today for Lace & Lacquers! Today I will be showing you theses super adorable Nautical Nails that I created. For this look I used 1 coat of Essie's Bobbing For Baubles on my ring and thumb nails and then the rest of my nails with Wet n' Wild's I Red a Good Book. I stamped MASH plate 46 for the stripes and free handed the anchors using Sally Hansen Extreme White On. To finish off the look I applied 2 coats of Jordana's Crystal Glitter and sealed it all in with Seche Vite.
This look is not only great for Summer but also 4th of July, Memorial Day or even Labor Day. Now for the fun part! Want to know how to create the anchor? Check out my step-by-step tutorial below!
Man! I wasn't expecting to be this busy today! My mom and I went to pick blueberries for a few hours this afternoon at a local blueberry farm. 8lbs of berries total! All for $15!
Anywho! Here are some random swatches I have since I didn't get a chance to finish up the post I wanted to do today. Oh but first: Happy Memorial Day to those who served, those serving and ESPECIALLY the fallen.
Nicole OPI Green Up Your Act
I had this one on my wishlist for a few months, in Feb. I actually found it on clearance at Target! LOVE when that happens! I LOVE this color, Green Up Your Act is a deep grey green. Reminds me of some of the colors in the Air Force/Army digital camo print. This was 3 coats, I was hoping for 2 but I had a little bit of balding/thin polish issues. Still love it though!
I haven't seen this shade in stores after it went on clearance, at least not none of the Target stores I've been to. However, it is still available on Target's website! [Don't forget to use your Ebates! 3% back, sign up link on the right!]... cheaper than eBay for almost $20! Jesus!
YAYYYY! I finally have Zoya Marley! After getting it confussed with their jelly version of this shade, Miley, I'm super happy to have this! Marley is a super soft purple with a pearl like shine. Very light, delicate and girly. This was 2 coats with no issues, of course!
This is what happens when you get bored haha. You try to play nail lady on your nails when you suck at french design manicures. It was pretty cute actually, but just not for me! I used Zoya Tru, Sinful Colors Black on Black, and MAC Cosmetics Immortal Gold. I used a Konad plate (forget which one!) for the flower and stuck a Dollar Tree microbead in the center of the flowers!
Polka Dot Contrast Manicure
Here, I replicated some nail design I've seen floating around my Blogger RSS Feed. Some people might not like the color combo haha but I LOVE it quite honestly! I used Orly Ever Burgundy and Milani Key West and a small dotting tool! Simple as that :] I love manis that you can replicate in hundreds of color combos!
Captain America nails
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Have you seen The Avengers movie? If you didn't - you should! It's one heck of a movie! After a friend of mine saw the movie she sent me a picture of a Captain America manicure, which DUH, Steve Rodgers is husband #2 so I HAD to replicate it! I used Sinful Colors Why Not, Zoya Sooki (my favorite red!) and Sinful Colors Snow Me White and a striping brush! SO much awesome on my fingers!!!!!
I hope you guys enjoyed my super random post! As always, any questions - just ask!
Hi there! It's Mandy from Mandy's Polish....I am very excited to be posting here today. I am currently doing a spring challenge, right now I am on number 12, May Flowers. I wanted to share my challenge mani with you today :)
I didn't think that I was going to get into the neons this summer, which would have been great on my pocket book. Then I was seeing all sorts of fun neon mani's and decided to give it a try. Here is what I used:
Hello Lacey's Readers! I'm Julie, visiting from Time On My Nails. I'm very excited for this opportunity to do my first guest blog - thanks Lacey! I'm thrilled to be able to share some nail art with all of you today.
As those of us who paint our nails far too often (even though there's no such thing...) know, Bad Nail Days are just as possible as Bad Hair Days. Sometimes, you sit down to do a manicure, and nothing goes right. It doesn't look as good as it did in your head, you keep bumping your nails into one another and other things, and then you finish - and the top coat shrinks, wrinkles, or gets something stuck in it. My point is, any number of things can go wrong! But I, for one, am no quitter; I am rarely patient enough to take it all off and start again. So it is essential to have some manicure-saving nail art tricks up your sleeve!
Hello, hello! Today I have 2 lovely polishes I've been wanting to wear a full manicure of but haven't gotten around to doing. Thankfully being on vacation forced me to wear my polish for more than 10 hours ha!
Today I have for you guys an indie polish I got in the mail yesterday!
Pretty & Polished
Tart from Pretty & Polished! YAYYYYYYYYY! I was lucky to get this, I actually manual typed in my credit card information haha so it could of been swiped at any time! Happy to add this to my Pretty & Polished collection!
Swatches & review ->>>>
Ok, I said on Facebook I wasn't going to post this. But I really want to now bbbbahahaha! I'm totally freakin' obsessed with the print on this Sonia Kashuk travel makeup case thingie I bought today! Enjoy :]
Sinful Colors - Black on Black and Snow Me White
China Glaze - Four Leaf Clover
Today I have for you guys a newer polish by Maybelline from their Color Show collection! I had been hunting these down since my sister sent me a picture of the display back home, you might of seen me post it on Facebook.
Well! After 3 Walmarts and 2 Walgreens later... I finally found some! Granted they were in a messy pile on the bottom ledge of a shelf ... BUT I found 'em! ANNDD after I typed this whole thing up, I found a display, FINALLY haha. I grabbed 3 more polishes but I'll save those for later because this one deserves a post of its own ;]
Today I have a polish I got in my Birchbox on Saturday! Thankfully Birchbox redeemed itself from my horrible box last month haha. I was pleased to find Color Club Disco Nap and some other goodies inside! [If you're looking to subscribe to Birchbox's monthly sample service, you can do so here! When you sign up you should get an email in a week or so about joining :) ]
Before I post today's entry I just wanted to let you know that I'm taking part of a Blog Hop over at Island Girl Insights' blog! Feel free to check out her awesome blog and the Blog Hop(which features a bunch of great bloggers!!)!
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Hope everyone had a great weekend! Husband and I went to St. Augustine, FL for a his friends' grad party and birthday! It was nice to hang out at the beach and finally get the chance to be come a shade darker than a piece of paper ;]
Before we headed out, I stopped at Walgreen's to take advantage of the 99 cent Wet n' Wild sale. I also found an Essie for $4 on clearance (I love that the Walgreen's here put Essie on clearance frequently!), it was on my Wishlist too!
On a Trip, Through the Grapevine, 2% Milk, and School of Hard Rocks
Every time I go to the grocery store the FIRST thing I think of is "oh, I wonder how much strawberries are!?" And thankfullllllyyyy it is that time a year that they're not going to break my grocery budget if I buy them! :D I was craving strawberries the other day and didn't want to waste gas so my solution....?
...apparently, to put them on my nails. Jump on it! I got tutorials for yahhhh guys!
Today I have something cool for ya guys! Nail art with eyeshadow! I'm not sure if anyone has heard of this before, the first time I've
heard anything about was last week on someone's Instagram. Soooo I
decided to give it a shot myself!
I think it looks pretty cool! More detailed pictures and the how to after the jump!
Hello lovelies! I know a lot of people like the Kleancolor chunky holo polishes. I had an eBay rewards credit I had to use and I was trying to decide what Kleancolor polish to get, since I've never owned one. Welllll somehow I stumbled across this pretty and had to have it!
Happy Friday, friends! Today I have indie polishes for ya'll! I feel like I haven't posted indies for awhile, and it's NOT like I don't have some coming in the mail at least once a week. I received these last week and I fell in love - again.
Candeo Colors Orchid, Jellybean, Sprouse
Um, YUM! I finally was able to get some, I remember her shop when it was new and I never gave in to buy any and then after that I missed all the openings haha.
I received a Sensationail Starter Kit for my birthday from my sister. Obviously, I can't wear it on my nails to give it a good trial run haha. So... I wore it on my toes. I HATE painting my toes so this was perfect! (I guess this is a warning if you don't like feet don't read this post? lmao)
Sensationail Starter Kit
Review, wear pictures, kit details and more after the jump!
Today I have for you guys the Limited Edition Zoya Blogger Collection by Birchbox! It's a collection of 3 polishes created with some top beauty bloggers by Zoya. I've personally never heard of these beauty blogs haha, but I don't read blogs that much - unless they're nail blogs ;]