Saturday, May 31, 2014

5/26 - 5/30 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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MAY 26th - MAY 30th, 2014

MONDAY: The latest and greatest nail related giveaways, plus a patriotic mani for Memorial Day!

TUESDAY: Swatch and review of 2 new Creations by Lynda polishes.

WEDNESDAY: Take a look at what I consider to be Zoya's best glitter polishes yet.

THURSDAY: Check out and recreate the boho chic turquoise inspired nails I did for a photoshoot!

FRIDAY: I reviewed 3 beautiful, rich creme polishes by La Couleur Couture aka LACC.



Miss something last week? Check last week's recap post, here!

Friday, May 30, 2014

LA COULEUR COUTURE: 1970, 1988, & 1971

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La Couleur Couture (L->R) 1970, 1988, 1971
I'm slowly workin' through 15 La Couleur Couture that I won in a giveaway at the end of last year. I know they're Fall colors, but I don't restrict my polish choices by season ;] Plus after these hot Spring/Summer colors this year, why not cool yourself down with some of these haaha that was lame. Check out these 3 colors after the jump!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Turquoise Inspired Boho Chic Nail Art + TUTORIAL!

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Photo by Alexandra Marie Photography

A few months ago I was asked to participate in a photoshoot collaboration with Alexandra Marie Photography and makeup artist, Hannah Lebron. Our model was the beautiful Jenn (along with her dear Husband, of course!) from the blog The Overwhelmed Bride. I've never done anything like this in my life, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity! One quick nail art idea done on my thumb nail only, I knew I had the perfect turquoise inspired boho nails for the shoot. Check out more pictures of Jenn's nails along with a tutorial on how to recreate the boho turquoise nails I did on her!

OFFER: Limited Edition Julep Summer Brights Welcome Box FREE for New Maven Subscribers

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New Maven subscribers can get this limited edition Summer Brights welcome box that includes 3 beautiful, bright nail colors, a lip gloss and our kajal eyeliner - a 5-piece set, valued at $80 - for free when they sign up for Julep Maven.


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These Summer Brights Welcome Boxes are not going to be here for long! Become a Maven today and don't forget to use the code HELLOYOU to get your own Limited Edition Summer Brights Welcome Box for FREE - you just pay $2.99 for shipping.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ZOYA: Summer 2014 Bubbly Collection [Jesy, Binx, Stassi, Alma, Harper, & Muse]

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Zoya Bubbly Collection (L->R) Jesy, Binx, Stassi, Alma, Harper, and Muse

This is the Summer Collection I was most excited for. They looked awesome in the PR promos and they looked awesome in the bottles... and guess WHAT! They look even more awesome on the nail. I couldn't ask for a more fun collection to swatch :] Check these summer glitters out after the jump!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CREATIONS BY LYNDA: Victorian Rose & The Rainbow Bridge

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Creations by Lynda Victorian Rose and The Rainbow Bridge

Hope ya'll had a great weekend! Today I'm swatching 2 new polishes from Creations by Lynda for you :] If you like glitter, these are perfect for you! Check out these 2 creations after the jump.


Monday, May 26, 2014

5/26 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Happy Memorial Day!

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Patriotic nail art

As I've said on my other social network sites - while enjoying the activities and time off, please take time to think about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country!



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, May 25, 2014

5/19 - 5/23 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

Pin It Starting something new - a weekly recap post! I know we all struggle with catching up on our favorite blogs, mostly thanks to Facebook. I thought it would make it a little easier to keep up with my blog!

MAY 19th - MAY 23rd, 2014

MONDAY: Like every Monday, I highlight the latest and greatest nail related giveaways!

TUESDAY: None

WEDNESDAY: If you're not ready for summer, let the Zoya Tickled Collex. change your mind!

THURSDAY: Check out some new indie glitters from You Polish.

FRIDAY: Review of 2 more new polishes from Hare Polish's VIVA LOS ANGELES Collex.

Friday, May 23, 2014

HARE POLISH: Hidden Treasures in a Bowl of Roses & Gallery Row

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Hare Polish Hidden Treasures in a Bowl of Roses and Gallery Row



Hi guys! Today I have 2 more polishes from Hare Polish's latest collection, VIVA LOS ANGELES. If you missed the other 2 I swatched, you can check them out here!  I have 2 blue polishes with tons of awesome glitter to show you in this post. Can't wait to share them after the jump!



Thursday, May 22, 2014

YOU POLISH: June Subscription Box [Thanks a Melon, Make It Pink Make It Blue, & I Love Brunch]

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You Polish (L->R) Thanks a Melon, Make It Pink Make It Blue, I Love Brunch

It's ALMOST Friday - so close, yet so far. I'm typing this half asleep, so forgive me if I make stupid mistakes hahah I haven't recovered from my trip! Today I have 3 of the 5 June Sub Box polishes from You Polish! If you're not into the whole box thanggg, you can also purchase these on their own. Check them out after the jump!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ZOYA: Summer 2014 Tickled Collection [Rocha, Kirtridge, Ling, Wendy, Rooney, & Tilda]

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Zoya Tickled Collection
Rocha, Kirtridge, Ling, Wendy, Rooney, and Tilda

Hope everyone's havin a great week so far! I just got back into town yesterday and I feel like a freakin' zombie! Nonetheless, today I'm swatching and reviewing the Summer Zoya Tickled Collection! This is a collection filled with summer time creme colors. Zoya cremes are my favorite so I was ultra excited about these colors! Check these 6 polishes after the jump :]


Monday, May 19, 2014

5/19 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Greetings from Tulsa, OK! Hopefully this is a decent list LOL I did it pretty quick and didn't have time to collect links :[ Oh well!



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, May 16, 2014

SUPERCHIC LACQUER: Where Dreams Are Born Part II [Clap Loud For Fairies, Thimble Kisses, Tink Happy Thoughts & Second Star to the Right]

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SuperChic Lacquer Clap Loud For Fairies, Thimble Kisses,
Tink Happy Thoughts and Second Star to the Right
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If you're reading this right now, most likely I am a bazillion feet above the ground flying in a metal bird on my way to Tulsa, Oklahoma to see my baby sister #2 graduate from high escuela! Look at me guys! For the first time I take a vaca I actually have a post LMAO. ANYWAYYYYSS today I have the 2nd half of the SuperChic Lacquer Where Dreams Are Born Collection :] If you missed Part I of this Peter Pan inspired collection, click here! Otherwise, onto the review we go!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

BORN PRETTY STORE: Purple Nail Art Brush Ongle Liner

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Born Pretty Store Purple Nail Art Brush Ongle Liner

Good afternoon, ladies and gents! I was in the market for some new detailing brushes (especially since my order from someone on eBay fell through -.-) when Born Pretty Store asked me to review for them again. Lucky me, they had some brushes on the list!


A few months ago a friend and I went to an art and wine class! The painting we did was a take on Monet's Water Lilies. It was fun, easy to do and I was in love with the colors! Soooo I decided to replicate the painting on my nails :]

Water lily nail art using Born Pretty Store Born Pretty Store
Purple Nail Art Brush Ongle Liner
Water lily nail art using Born Pretty Store Born Pretty Store
Purple Nail Art Brush Ongle Liner
Water lily nail art using Born Pretty Store Born Pretty Store
Purple Nail Art Brush Ongle Liner

I love the crazy amounts of color and how easy this manicure is to do. The brushes have nice, tight bristles that make it easy to add the tiniest of details. In the set there are small, medium, and large liner brushes. With the differences in size you can create many different looks! I typically use liner brushes with the elongated bristles to do all of my nail art. Shorter bristles are so much easier to control when adding details! I recommend this set to anyone who's looking for a decent, inexpensive set of detailing brushes :]

If you're looking to replicate this, it's way easy! Here's how:

Water lily nail art using Born Pretty Store Born Pretty Store
Purple Nail Art Brush Ongle Liner

Use a dark, inky blue base (I mixed China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Zoya Song and a black creme). Then just use a detailing brush to create skinny oval shapes with one color. From there you just keep stacking more oval shapes with different colors! Take a brighter blue and make some horizontal-ish blob-line things (hahaha) under some of the lilies to make reflections. You can add some flowers by creating small "U" shapes then make tiny vertical lines inside of it. I then added some gold in the middle of the flowers (instead of the yellow we used in the class). Easy peasy!

You can find this set of 3 purple liner brushes, here! They are a set of size small, medium, and large in bristle length. For the brushes it's only $1.99 plus free shipping :]

Don't forget, you can also get a 10% discount using my discount code, LACJ61, and Born Pretty Store always offers FREE shipping!



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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

HARE POLISH: Abbot Kinney & From the Balcony of the Chateau Marmont

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Hare Polish Abbot Kinney and From the Balcony of the Chateau Marmont

Happy Hump Day! Today I have 2 new shades from Hare Polish's latest collection, VIVA LOS ANGELES. As you might have guessed, these polishes are inspired by Los Angeles, CA. I moved to freakin' San Diego in November and I have yet to visit LA, but one day my friends. One day. Haha check out these 2 after the jump!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SUPERCHIC LACQUER: Where Dreams Are Born Part I [I Can Fly, Wendybird, Never Grow Up, & Chasing Shadows]

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SuperChic Lacquer (L->R) I Can Fly, Wendybird,
Never Grow Up, and Chasing Shadows

Is it just me or does it feel like the end of the week already? *sigh* Today I have halllffff of the Where Dreams Are Born Collection by SuperChic Lacquer. This collection is inspired by Peter Pan! I must say, this collection is full of some pretty glitters and some cute names. I'm not a big Disney person by any means (like I only know the movie titles lmfaoooo), but this collection is adorable :] Check out 4 of these polishes after the jump!


Monday, May 12, 2014

5/12 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Hey ya'll! Here's your list for the 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, May 9, 2014

BORN PRETTY STORE: #NOTD with Stamping Plate QA7 & Metallic Studs

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Stamping Plate QA7 and Metallic Studs

Hope everyone is havin' a fantastic Friday afternoon so far :] I'm sippin' on my venti Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks, so mine's going pretty damn good LOL Anywhoooo, today I have a short #NOTD and review of Born Pretty Store's QA7 "Chinese Style" stamping plate and their Metallic Nail Studs.

Stamping Plate QA7 and Metallic Studs over SuperChic Lacquer Basking in the Sand
Stamping Plate QA7 and Metallic Studs over SuperChic Lacquer Basking in the Sand

I used Zoya Song to stamp over Super Chic Lacquer Basking in the Sun, I felt this created a pretty Chinese porcelain-like look. I used the French tip design and one of the floral designs from the QA7 plate. I really enjoy how intricate, delicate and beautiful the designs on this plate are. I was impressed for a $1.99 plate how crisp the images stamped! I then added a few Metallic Studs, which give off a BEAUTIFUL rainbow hue, on the accent nail.

Quick, easy, pretty mani. What do you think? Makes me wanna order more $1.99 plates from Born Pretty Store!

You can find more swatches of SuperChic Lacquer Basking in the Sand, here. You can find the items from Born Pretty Store here: Plate QA7 and Metallic Studs.

Don't forget, you can also get a 10% discount using my discount code, LACJ61, and Born Pretty Store always offers FREE shipping!



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, May 8, 2014

SUPERCHIC LACQUER: Day Tripper Collection [Sunday Driver, White Water Rush, Hot Springs Dipping Hole, Kissed by the Sun, Pocket Full of Posies, & Basking in the Sun]

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SuperChic Lacquer Day Tripper Collection
(L->R) Sunday Driver, White Water Rush, Hot Springs Dipping Hole,
Kissed by the Sun, Pocket Full of Posies, and Basking in the Sun.

This afternoon I have 6 new polishes from SuperChic Lacquer (AKA Wonder Beauty Products)! These shimmery, Spring colors make up the Day Tripper Collection. If you're a fan of gorgeous shimmer, these pretties are right up your alley! Take a peek at these polishes right after the jump :]


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

YOU POLISH: Emerald Isle - May Birthstone

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You Polish Emerald Isle

Hi guys! I feel like this is a little late, but it's only the 7th hahaha. Today I have a pretty little green glitter topper called Emerald Isle by You Polish! This is the May birthstone polish, but it's also perfect for those who love green ;]

You Polish Emerald Isle over Zoya Josie
You Polish Emerald Isle over Zoya Josie
You Polish Emerald Isle over Zoya Josie
You Polish Emerald Isle over Zoya Josie

Emerald Isle is "blend of emerald green glitters in mulitple sizes including dots with intense green to gold shimmer flakies". There's so much green goin' on in this polish but it's not overwhelming and the glitters work out together nicely :]

I did 2 coats of Emerald Isle over Zoya Josie.  Application was smooth, easy to work with and the glitter covered nicely. I didn't have to fish for the circles, which was also nice. I didn't have any issues with dry time either!


POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: You Polish
Website | Facebook | Twitter  | Instagram
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.

See ya tomorrow!
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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SUPERCHIC LACQUER: The Gloss48 Exclusive Hero Collection [Bulletproof Betty & Gauntlet Girl]

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Gloss48 Exclusive SuperChic Lacquer Hero Collection
(L->R) Bulletproof Betty and Gauntlet Girl

Gooooooooood afternoon ya'll! Today I have the Gloss48 exclusive SuperChic Lacquer Hero Collection. This collection is made up of 2 grey shimmer polishes with some awesome colorful microshimmer. Check them out after the jump!

Monday, May 5, 2014

5/5 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Happy Cinco de Mayo! Margaritas (and virgin margaritas) for everyone! :D  AND prizes for my giveaway winner! Congrats to Nathalie H. from Germany for winning my Get Your Decal On Giveaway! Please check your inbox and spam folders for my email :]


Now onto the rest of the good stuff!



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, May 2, 2014

CREATIONS BY LYNDA: Hero Encounters Collection Part II [Not a Bird Or a Plane, Sonar Knight, Caught In Your Web, & Cajun Gambler]

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Creations by Lynda Hero Encounters Collection (L->R) Not a Bird Or a Plane,
Sonar Knight, Caught In Your Web, and Cajun Gambler

I have the other half of the Hero Encounters Collection. If you missed Part I, click here! Forgive the difference in nail length lmao, somehow I managed to break 2 nails in a matter of 6 hours, c'est la vie. I digress, check out these 4 after the jump!