Tuesday, December 31, 2013

[CLOSED] TMART: Nail Art Striping Polish Review [+ GIVEAWAY! 12/31-1/15/14]

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Set of 12 Nail Art Striping Polishes from Tmart

Hi guys! HAPPY NEW YEARS [EVE]! I was sent a set of 12 nail art striping polishes by Tmart to review for y'all. After the jump I'll share with you the New Years mani I created with these colors! There's also a giveaway at the end of the post ;]

Monday, December 30, 2013

12/30 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It HAPPY NEW YEAR :D


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.
Best of luck!

Friday, December 27, 2013

A GIRL OBSESSED: AGO Spam Part I [My Boyfriend Hates Mint, But He Loves Pie, Gobble Tov, Bearclaws & Marshmallows, Swatch Out!, & Time Lord]

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A Girl Obsessed (L->R) My Boyfriend Hates Mint, But He Loves Pie,
Gobble Tov, Bearclaws & Marshmallows, Swatch Out!, and Time Lord

Hello, there! Today I have a bunch of polishes by A Girl Obsessed to share with you. I have a mix of crellys, glitter bombs and cremes to share with you! Check out all 6 after the jump :]

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

THE HUNGRY ASIAN: Holiday 2013 Collection PART II [Secrets, Frigid Digits, & Sleigh Bells Bling]

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The Hungry Asian (L->R) Secrets, Frigid Digits,
and Sleigh Bells Bling

Merry Christmas [and Christmas Eve] to all those who celebrate! Today I have the 2nd part of The Hungry Asian's Holiday 2013 Collection. I thought this was the most appropriate post for today since I didn't do any holiday manis this year hahah. You can check out my Christmas mani challenge I did last year, here, if you want something more festive! :P

If you missed the first part of The Hungry Asian's Holiday Collection, click here! Otherwise, ONWARD!

Monday, December 23, 2013

12/23 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Hey guys! THE 2nd TO LAST Manic-ure Giveaways Monday post of 2013, isn't that nuts!? Sorry the last one isn't all prettily formatted like usual :[ I'm taking my Career Step medical transcription editing final. It's 48 hours long and I need to dedicate all my brain power to it!




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.
Enter away!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holos For a Bright New Year Collection/January Box (Valiant Effort, Mermaid Charm, Gravender Aura, Radiant Orchid & Outer Limits)

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(L->R> You Polish Valiant Effort, Mermaid Charm, Gravender Aura,
Radiant Orchid and Outer Limits

I hope ya'll aren't tired of You Polish reviews yet haha. Today I have the Holos For a Bright New Year Collection/January Box to share with you! I think we can all agree there is never enough holo polish in this world :P After the jump I have swatch and reviews for you!


Friday, December 20, 2013

INFLUENSTER: Fall 2013 Violet Vox Box First Impressions Video

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Days #19 through #24 (Do Not Open Until 12/25/2013, Pretty Little Green Thing, Merry Fairy Holiday, ORWAGCP, Mint Twist & Magi's Gift)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

Hiiiii! Since You Polish went ahead and released all the colors at once (instead of day-by-day), Lauren said it would be okay for me to post the last 6! So today I have days 19-24 to share with you. If you're interested in swatches of the days 1-18, you can check out the tag, here.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

[CLOSED] MOON SUGAR: Nail Decals Review [+Giveaway 12/18-1/1/14]

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Moon Sugar Nail Decals

Hi guys! I said on Facebook I have something special to share with you today. Well, here it is. I was sent a few water slide decals by Moon Sugar to review for ya'll. They have over 150 different designs to choose from, let me show you the ones I've received!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #17 & #18 (Frostbitten & Not My Gumdrop Buttons)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. We're almost on the last 6 days!! Today I have day #17 Frostbitten, and #18, Not My Gumdrop Buttons! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!

Monday, December 16, 2013

12/16 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It There's a few that end today, make sure to enter! :D



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.
Enter away!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #15 & #16 (In the Steel of the Night & Silver Season)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes
 
 
I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Today I have day #15 In the Steel of the Night (a holo!), and #16, Silver Season! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #13 & #14 (Unwrapped & Reindeer Games)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Today I have day #13 (yesterday's polish) Unwrapped, and #14, Reindeer Games! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

THE HUNGRY ASIAN: Holiday 2013 Collection PART I [Snow Sprinkles, Evergreen, Who Needs Diamonds, & Happy Blue Year]

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The Hungry Asian (L->R) Snow Sprinkles, Evergreen,
Who Needs Diamonds, & Happy Blue Year

Hi guys! Today I have half of The Hungry Asian's 2013 Holiday Collection! Kae was nice enough to send this collection over to me, how could I say no! I'm super excited to share this collection with you. It's a mix of "typical" Holiday-esque polishes, and some other colors that would be perfect for any time! Today I have 4 of the 7 to show you, so check back for the 2nd part :] But in the meantime, check out these swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

YOU POLISH YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #11 & #12 (Night Lights & Rose Wine)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Today I have day #11, Night Lights, and #12, Rose Wine! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

YOU POLISH: Mickey and Minnie in Love, When He Makes Me Laugh & We've Got Ears!

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You Polish (L->R) Mickey and Minnie in Love,
When He Makes Me Laugh and We've Got Ears!

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! (That was cliche lmao) We all know Mickey glitter is one of the hottest indie polish trends right now. Today I have 3 Mickey glitter toppers from You Polish, great for any occasion or Disney lover. After the jump I have swatches of these 3!

Monday, December 9, 2013

YOU POLISH YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #9 & #10 (Tinsel Town & Holly Berry)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Today I have day #9, Tinsel Town, and #10, Holly Berry (One of my faves)! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!

12/9 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

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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.
Enter away!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lace & Lacquers' November 2013 Favorites

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Let's try something new :]




Lacey's November Favorites!

~ Dollish Polish Drop Your Sword: http://www.morenailpolish.com/2013/07/dollish-polish-princess-bride.html

~ I Love Nail Polish Befringence: http://instagram.com/p/gt6HfLPJqC/#

~ Julep Valerie: http://obsessivecosmetichoardersunite.blogspot.com/2013/10/julep-maven-october-box-bombshell-nail.html

~ Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust: http://www.laceandlacquers.com/2013/11/rainbow-honey-final-battle-sapphire.html

~ The Hungry Asian Who Needs Diamonds: http://instagram.com/p/hRIsr7vJjy/#

~ You Polish Snow Mouse: http://www.laceandlacquers.com/2013/11/you-polish-short-mouse-ice-cold-lets.html

~ Super Chic Lacquer/Wonder Beauty Products Morphomas: http://www.laceandlacquers.com/2013/11/wonder-beauty-products-sleigh-ride.html

~ Square Hue Nantucket from 11/13: http://www.laceandlacquers.com/2013/12/you-polish-holiday-advent-limited_5.html

~ Rainbow Honey Ultimate Weapon: http://www.laceandlacquers.com/2013/11/rainbow-honey-final-battle-sapphire.html

~ Julep Ciara: http://www.theswatchingsprite.com/2013/10/julep-ciara.html


Saturday, December 7, 2013

YOU POLISH YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #7 & #8 (Nipping at Your Nose & Christmas Mouse)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes
 
I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Today I have day #7, Nipping at Your Nose, and #8, Christmas Mouse! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!

Friday, December 6, 2013

NAILETTE: Subscription Box [Orly Royal Velvet & O.P.I Magazine Cover Mouse]

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Nailette Subscription Box (Bold and Edgy)
Orly Royal Velvet & O.P.I Magazine Cover Mouse

Howdy and Happy Friday! Today I'm excited to share with you a new US nail polish subscription service called Nailette! Unlike other nail polish sub boxes I've seen, these have mainstream polishes. After the jump I have the swatches of the 2 I received and a little overview of the sub box!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #5 & #6 (Berry Plum Delicious & Winter Always Comes At Night)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Today I have day #5, Berry Plum Delicious, and #6, Winter Always Comes at Night. Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Swatches after the jump!


[CLOSED] Keepin' It Festive Giveaway (12/5-12/31)

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Hi guys! I'm participating in a collab holiday giveaway with some great bloggers and indie makers hosted by Lacquer: The Best Medicine!

The giveaway is open internationally, so feel free to enter no matter where you're from! <3



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck! =)


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CREATIONS BY LYNDA: Bioluminescence Custom Polish

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Creations by Lynda Bioluminescence

Hi guys! Today I have a new-to-me brand called Creations by Lynda! As a Christmas gift, Lynda made her reviewers a custom mixed polish! So, today I am reviewing the polish she made for me, which I named Bioluminescence. Check it out after the jump!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #3 & #4 (Snowed In & Mint Kitten)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

I will be bringing you 24 different polishes by You Polish throughout the month of December. These polishes are apart of her limited edition advent! Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Let's have a look at today's polish, #3, and tomorrow's polish!

Monday, December 2, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya 2014 Naturel Collection Press Release

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Picture Credit: Zoya

Zoya Nail Polish Naturel Collection ~ Sometimes less can be so much more...


Picture Credit: Zoya
Picture Credit: Zoya

The natural nail only better... The Zoya Nail Polish Naturel collection masters delicate tone on tone color with six new, full-coverage (opaque) neutral nudes with a pink undertone, that can be worn beautifully alone or stunningly together to create modern tonal accents.

The Look: It’s not about matching - it’s about coordinating colors with slight tonal differences to create interest.


Zoya Naturel Collection
• ZP704 - Chantal: French Vanilla Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP705 - Taylor: Light Toffee Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP706 - Rue: Boudoir Blush Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP707 - Brigitte: Bombshell Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP708 - Odette: Sultry Maroon Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP709 - Normani: Sable Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.

Zoya’s Crusade against Artificial Nail Products:
Since 1993, Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments has provided quality, long-wearing formulations that are free of potentially toxic ingredients. Here’s how the battle against artificial and toxic products was won…

As owner of the country’s first Natural Nail and Skin Spa and armed with relevant information on potential health hazards, Zoya Reyzis was resolute to create a new line of quality professional products that would meet her exacting specifications. Pregnant at the time, she enlisted the aid of her Chemist Husband, Michael Reyzis, to develop toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate free formulations that would provide extended wear on natural nails making Zoya the first to develop a “Big 3 Free” formula of nail polish. In the years since the birth of the brand, the commitment to providing safe and effective products has soldiered on with Zoya once again leading the way with the removal of formaldehyde resins and camphor to create the first “Big 5 Free” nail polish brand.

Find the Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection and over 300 stunning BIG5FREE* Zoya colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

*Formula is completely free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.

COMING SOON…
The Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection available online at Zoya.com January 01, 2014.

ZOYA IS THE NATUREL COLOR OF FASHION!
$9.00 ea. (US)
Available on Zoya.com

12/2 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Happy Monday! Here's this week's list. Sorry it's a little later than usual, for some reason my Google search this afternoon was 10x more fruitful than last night? Haha :P




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, December 1, 2013

YOU POLISH: Holiday Advent Limited Editions Day #1 & #2 (Santa? Maybe & Festivus)

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You Polish Limited Edition Advent Polishes

Today I have something fun to share with you! Today marks December 1st, which is also the day You Polish's holiday advent polishes start! I will be bringing you 24 different polishes throughout the month of December. Be sure to tune back here if you're interested in this! I'll have you first look at these polishes as they are released :] If you want to stay up to the minute on when these polishes release, I suggest following You Polish on Facebook. Now... without further adieu!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SWEET HEART POLISH: Ameniphus, I, am a Librarian!, & O'Connell

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Sweet Heart Polish (L->R) Ameniphu,
I, am a Librarian!, and O'Connell
 
 Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all my fellow Americans out thurr! Today I have some polishes to share with you from a new-to-me brand called Sweet Heart Polish! I was sent 3 scattered holos to review and I'm happy to share them with you :] Check the trio out after the jump!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WONDER BEAUTY PRODUCTS: The Sleigh Ride Wonderland Tour Collection [Ivycicle, Ugly Sweater Party, Whoville, Morphamas, Candycane Magique, Christmas Evie, & Mammoth]

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The Sleigh Ride Wonderland Tour Collection
by Wonder Beauty Products Super Chic Lacquer

Hihihi and good afternoon! Today I have the Sleigh Ride Wonderland Tour Collection by Wonder Beauty Products Superchic Lacquer. I really like this holiday collection because they're 1) Not typical holiday colors and 2) You can wear them at other times during the year! Check after the jump for swatches :]


Monday, November 25, 2013

11/25 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Hope everyone is having a great Monday afternoon! Here's the list of new giveaways 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!

Friday, November 22, 2013

ABOVE THE CURVE: Falling for Autumn Collection [ Anona, Akiko, Scarlet, & Aphaea]

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Above the Curve Falling for Autumn Collection
L->R Anona, Akiko, Scarlet, and Aphaea

Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing and reviewing Above the Curve's Falling for Autumn Collection. This collection features 4 great fall appropriate colors. Check them out after the jump :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

YOU POLISH: Snow Mouse, Ice Cold, Let's Have a Party, I'll Be Back Again Someday, & Holoday in Heels

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L -> R: Snow Mouse, Ice Cold, Let's Have a Party,
I'll be Back Again Someday and Holoday in Heels

Are you ready for the holidays? Not a fan of the holidays (like moi)? These You Polish lacquers will put you in the holiday mood (maybe hahahah)! These are the Core polishes from You Polish this holiday season. You can also find these polishes in You Polish's December Monthly Box - releasing tonight at 7pm EST. After the jump I have swatches of each of the polishes above!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TWEE & HONEY/TARTANHEARTS: Tiny Treasures

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Twee & Honey and TartanHearts Tiny Treasures Collaboration

Good afternoon! Today I have a special collaboration set to share with you. TartanHearts jewelry and Twee & Honey have come together to make a polish jewelry set combo, Tiny Treasures, complete with the matching polishes! In the set you'll also find a sample of cuticle oil by Twee & Honey. Check out the set after the jump!


Monday, November 18, 2013

11/17 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It GUESS WHO'S BACKKKK, well my Manic-ure Giveaways Monday post is haha. It's been awhile, eh? Thank ya'll for being patient during my move. I'm glad to see people missed these posts. Makes me glad they don't go unread ;] I've done my usual digging. I'm sorry if you've entered most of these, I missed the first half of the month...but/so I have quite a list haha 70 exactly - if you're counting ;]



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!

Friday, November 15, 2013

[CLOSED] ZOYA: Winter 2013 Zenith Collection (+GIVEAWAY!)

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Zoya Zenith Collection

HEY THERE! Today I'm reviewing the gorgeous Zenith Collection by Zoya. I don't know about ya'll but I was WAY EXCITE when Zoya announced this collection. Check out my review, and a somethin' somethin' for you being awesome at the end!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

RAINBOW HONEY: [The Final Battle] Sapphire Weapon, Meteor, Diamond Dust, Ruby Weapon, & Ultimate Weapon

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Rainbow Honey (L->R/T->B) Sapphire Weapon, Meteor,
Diamond Dust, Ruby Weapon and Ultimate Weapon

Hey guys! I'm back into the swing of things, well kindaaaaa! Today I have 5 polishes to show you from Rainbow Honey's The Final Battle Collection. This collection is packed with all kinds of great and unique polishes! I think you should take a peek :]

Also, please bear with me for the next month or so. I'm trying to adjust to having a new environment to take swatch pictures in... so they might look different from post to post until I get it perfect like at my last apartment! <3 In addition, the new iOS7 camera update has me lacking all sorts of strategies and techniques that I'm used to *sigh*

Friday, November 8, 2013

SERUM NO. 5: Samba-dy to Love, Second Spring, Best Witches, Rise and Grind

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(L->R) Serum No. 5 Samba-dy to Love, Second Spring,
Best Witches, Rise and Grind

Hey guys! Today I have the last 4 polishes from Serum No. 5's Fall/Winter Collection. GLITTERRRRR! These glitters contain 3 new glitters and a reformulated glitter. If you missed the other 2 parts, check here and here. Check tout the glitters after the jump!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya 2013 MATTEVELVET Reissue

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SAVE THE DATE: Zoya Nail Polish - 11.08.2013 - PRE-ORDER reissue color!



Get all of the color, none of shine with MATTEVELVET, Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer results in the most utterly wearable and truly stylish matte nail polish on the market today.

MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare nail with Zoya Remove + (3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail plate cleaner and new color prep.) prior to applying color.

Zoya Nail Polish is BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Available at SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICING
STARTING 11.08.2013 (TOMORROW) exclusively on ZOYA.COM  while supplies last.


ZOYA IS THE NEW MATTE COLOR OF FASHION! Find over 300 stunning Zoya colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

GUEST POST: Tara Heath - Nailed It: 6 Ways to Keep Your Nails in Tip-Top Condition

Pin It Hi guys! Today is something a little different. No swatches or reviews today, but today I have an article that Tara Heath specifically wrote for my blog to share with you guys on 6 ways to keep your nails looking great!

Tara Heath is a freelance writer in Southern California. With a background in beauty, she knows that keeping your nails healthy is very important and tries to implement these tips as often as she can.

You know those yellowish, frail nails that nobody wants to have and that a lot of women hide under layers of thick, opaque polish? And, on the other hand, what about those girls who always have the perfectly strong nails that never split even when they're pretty long? Fact is, a lot of all that is genetic. Some women were just born this way. If your mom has soft, peeling nails, yours are probably not far off. But having bad genes is no excuse, ladies. Nails are a business card and one of the first things people notice. So let's see how we can make them feel and look better with the tricks of the trade.   
 
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Respect your nails. If you want to change your nail color, but you're all out of nail polish, don't cut corners and try to get them clean by using your own nails or sharp objects from your beauty kit. This event is a trauma for your nails, because it breaks and hurts them. Nail polish remover is rather cheap and you can usually find it close to home, so make an effort and get some. Splits or tears can ruin a good day. If you're not one to miss out on your beautiful, long nails and refuse to just cut them when one abandons ship, then repair them with glue or clear polish immediately. Otherwise, you risk losing them, and who wants that?  

Understand your nails. Wear a base coat under your color to keep your nails from turning strange colors. A transparent coat is your best bet. It will protect your nails from the pigments in colored nail polish, which have the tendency to stain and leave your nails looking old and exhausted. File your nails from center to outside, never the other way around, or back and forth. The only way to not damage your nails or break them is the first, so keep to that. Many women break their nails simply when trying to make them look better, which is unfortunate and a bit ironical. Filing your fingernails' corners too much causes them to break, so refrain from doing so excessively.  

Care for you nails. Help your nails from the inside out. Vitamin B, potassium, iron, and calcium are great for the vitality of your nails and can easily be found in foods like spinach, bananas, eggs, seafood, and tofu. Yellow nails are easily fixed with lemon juice, but make sure you have no cuts close to your nails if you don't want to scream in pain. Another good way of cleaning your tinted nails is brushing them with a bit of toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide.  

Protect your nails. Use sunblock on your hands. This will prevent your nails from getting brittle in hot weather, not to mention your skin will be smooth. Wearing gloves is also a good idea. Take a tip from the ladies of the past and find some nice winter, autumn, and spring gloves which will protect your fragile skin from the damage the sun and pollution can make. Keep your nails hydrated with almond oil rubbed vigorously. Waxy lip balm can also be applied to your nails to keep them in top shape. It's just a matter of preference.  

Get the best out of your nails. For the best looking nails, apply two coats of nail polish. But even if you're late, or if the taxi is outside, wait for the first layer to dry before applying a second one. If not, you'll have the dreaded bubbly manicure and all your efforts will be in vain. Slightly rounded nails will make your fingers look longer, so choose a shape and a color that goes well with your hands. Almond nails are all the rage right now, but if your fingers don't look good with that shape, don't wear it. Nails are more about looking clean and beautiful than about fashion.

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Pamper your nails. Get a hand massage as often as you can if you've just cut your nails and want them back. This type of stimulation makes nails grow faster and we all know how slowly nails grow when all you want them to be is long and lovely. Finally, make sure you don't think about your nails obsessively. Many women make nails a top subject in their lives, but if you get into some basic rituals, you won't have to worry too much about perfection. Nails are sensitive and easy to hurt, but sooner or later they just grow back.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

SENSATIONAIL: Rock My Emerald

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Sensationail Rock My Emerald and Essentials Kit

Hi friends! Today I'm reviewing something I have touched briefly on before, the Sensationail gel polish system. The color I'm reviewing today is from their new Liquid Metal, metallics LE collection. Naturally, I chose the green one called Rock My Emerald ;) Check out my review and swatch after the jump!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SERUM NO. 5: Cup of Teal, Jaded, & Mauvelous

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SERUM NO. 5: Cup of Teal, Mauvelous & Jaded

I know, I know! I've missed you too :P Being home has been crazy, but thankfully we have a place to live in San Diego now! Today I have 3 holographic polishes from Serum No. 5's Fall/Winter collection to share with you! I don't think I've reviewed a holo SN5 polish, so I was excited to try these. After the jump you will find holo goodness! ;)


Friday, October 11, 2013

WONDER BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Buddy Vampire and Calico Pumpkin

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Wonder Beauty Products Buddy Vampire and Calico Pumpkin

Anyone ready for Halloween? It sure is coming up quickly! I'm not a fan of black polishes but something about  black polish and Halloween is a MUST. These 2 polishes are Halloween themed polishes by Wonder Beauty Products called Buddy Vampire and Calico Pumpkin! After the jump I have my typical swatch and review for you :]

Monday, October 7, 2013

SERUM NO. 5: Atomic Peach, Pink Lantern & Acai of Relief

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Serum No. 5 Atomic Peach (L), Pink Lantern (C) & Acai of Relief (R)

 Hi guys! Today I have a few new polishes from Serum No. 5 to share with you. In this post you will find 2 glow in the dark polishes and a duochrome :] After the jump, the usual swatch and review.


Friday, September 27, 2013

VIVID LACQUER: Mega Slut, Dragon Fetish, VL006, VL008

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Vivid Lacquer Mega Slut (L),  Dragon Fetish (R),
and stamping plates

Long time no post... Okay not that long lmfao. I've been without WIFI since Wednesday, #firstworldproblems haha Today I have 2 polishes and 2 stamping plates made by Vivid Lacquer! After the jump I have swatches and nail art I created with the plates :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

THE BEAUTY CLUTCH: BB COUTURE Dragon's Breath, ESSIE Vested Interest & SATION Go Go Glitter

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(L->R) BB Couture Dragon's Breath,
Essie Vested Interest, Sation Go Go Glitter

Today I have 3 more polishes provided for review from The Beauty Clutch! You can find the other 3 I reviewed here :] If you haven't heard of The Beauty Clutch, it's an online shop that sells various types of nail polishes that are delivered right to your door!


Monday, September 23, 2013

9/23 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It This will be my last Manic-ure Giveaways Monday post until November :[ I'm moving and I'll be in Houston visiting family for a month so I won't have time to compile a list. If you want to message/email me giveaways I will be happy to share them on my Facebook page during that time! :]


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!