Friday, October 31, 2014

BLOGOWEEN DAY #9: "I, myself, am strange & unusual"

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HAPPYYYYYY EFFFFINNN' HALLOWEEEEENNNNNN!!! Sadly it's the last day of Blogoween on Lace & Lacquers. But I saved my most favorite movie for last - Beetlejuice! I can't wait to share it with you :] Don't forget to check the other manis I've done for this Blogoween series - here!

Beetlejuice nail art
Beetlejuice nail art
Beetlejuice nail art
Beetlejuice nail art
Beetlejuice nail art
Beetlejuice nail art

What do you fink? Is anyone else in love with this movie and cartoon like I am? I mostly used Zoya and China Glaze nail polishes and Salon Perfect polishes for the black and white (they're becoming my fave black and white polishes, ya'll!)

So my index finger is a motherfreakin' sandworm.  I probably should of made it smaller or put it on my thumb, but it came out nicer than I thought it would :]

Next is a kinda abstract take on Beetlejuice's suit (more the cartoon version). Had to use Zoya Savita (OBSESSED) for the purple, I mean - DUH.

On my ring finger I did the entrance to the Inferno Room! That scene always cracks me up, so I couldn't of done without it.

Pinky fingahhh, I did Beetlejuice's grave. Sadly, it's not all fancy like his grave stone is, but ya get the idea!

Lastly, probably my favorite part of this mani is my thumb - I did the cover of The Handbook For The Recently Deceased.

#beetlejuice4lyfe

So there ya have it! I'm def rocking this mani' with my Winona Ryder "I am utterly alone" top from Creep Street and my black and white striped maxi skirt from Tarjay. This is my costume LOL!

I really hope you liked this mani! It means a lot to me. If you haven't seen this movie and ya have nothin' to do for Halloween, I highly suggest you check it out! I'm so sad this series is over! I had so much fun doing this, more fun than doing the Christmas thing a few years ago LOL. Don't worry, this series is going to be replaced by a new one :]

Lace & Lacquers 9 Days of Blogoween!

Don't forget to check out the past couple looks I've done for Blogoween - here. Hopefully you have some fun Halloween manis planned, I'd love to see them if I helped inspire them :] Post them to my Facebook!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ZOYA: Re-release MatteVelvet Collection [Posh, Harlow, Veruschka, Savita, Loredana, & Dovima]

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The Zoya MatteVelvet Collection
[L->R] Posh, Harlow, Veruschka, Savita, Loredana, and Dovima

Hmm speaking of Halloween - look who came back from the dead! The freakin' MatteVelvet Collection from Zoya. If these has been tugging on your heart strings for awhile, they can be yours once again :D I have review and swatches of each color for your viewing pleasure, after the jump of course.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lace & Lacquers' September 2014 Favorites

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If you prefer to watch the video on YouTube's website, click here.



Watch August's Favorites HERE!

Barielle Boho Chic: 


Thanks for watching!
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Monday, October 27, 2014

10/27 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 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 giveaway is on next week's giveaway list, be sure to to
email me before next Monday morning: laceandlacquers@gmail.com

Good luck!

BLOGOWEEN DAY #8: Release the Bats

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It's the 2nd to last Blogoween mani D: So sad! I won some Halloween themed polishes from Salon Perfect/Nail It Mag and I couldn't not use them today! Don't forget to check the other manis I've done for this Blogoween series - here :]

Release the Bats nail art
Release the Bats nail art
Release the Bats nail art
Release the Bats nail art
Release the Bats nail art
Release the Bats nail art

I wanted to do a gradient mani, wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate it until I got these polishes. I did a gradient with A Royal Affair and Traffic Cone. I tried it without undies, bad idea haha, so I ended up sponging the gradient over Sugar Cube. Plus the undies made it pop 10x more! I was a little deceived, they looked so creamy and vibrant in the bottle I thought they could of stood on their own. Oh well! I then painted on some bats with a detailing brush and used my tiniest dotting tool to give them life/eyes. I'm not 100% happy with this mani, but it came out better than I thought it would :]

Hope you liked my bats! Don't forget to check out the past couple looks I've done for Blogoween - here. Hopefully you have some fun Halloween manis planned, I'd love to see them if I helped inspire them :] Post them to my Facebook!

Stay spooky!

PS: Yes that was a Fall Out Boy/Clandestine Industries reference.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

10/20 - 10/24 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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OCTOBER 20TH - OCTOBER 24TH, 2014

MONDAY: Press Release for Zoya's Winter/Holiday 2014 Collection!
MONDAY: Don't worry, I didn't forget Manic-ure Giveways Monday.
MONDAY: Blogween Day #6, easy but cute Halloween themed mani!

TUESDAY: None.

WEDNESDAY: More swatches of various polishes from Mrs. P's Nail Potions.

THURSDAY: Swatch and review of You Polishes latest indie sub box.

FRIDAY: For Blogween Day #7, I did a quirky graveyard scene mani!





Friday, October 24, 2014

BLOGOWEEN DAY #7: The Graveyard

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I hope you really enjoy day #7's mani! I'm super proud of it. I PAINTED A HAND AND IT LOOKS LIKE A HAND GUYS! Don't forget to check the other manis I've done for this Blogoween series - here :]

Graveyard nail art
Graveyard nail art
Graveyard nail art
Graveyard nail art - Bary D. Alyve
Graveyard nail art - U.R. Next, Al B. Back
Graveyard nail art - C. U. Soon, Tom T. Go

So what do you think? Are you as proud of me as I am of myself? LOL jk - don't answer that... I know you are ;] Anyways... I saw a kitchen towel at Marshall's yesterday with gravestones and these cute, yet distributing, "names" on them. I decided to run with how much I liked them and slap it (nicely) onto my nails :]

For the grave stones I used China Glaze Recycle. The sky is Kawako. I used my Amuse nail art pen to do the letters. I think the moral of this mani is that you SHOULD NOT hire me to engrave your gravestone. Unless you like toddler handwriting - hit me up. I can't recall the other polishes, but they were 100% Zoya. I did mix 2 Zoya colors to make the zombie hand though :D

So there ya have it! My spooky graveyard scene. I kinda don't want to take this off. NO SWATCHES NEXT WEEK Y'ALL! Just kidding... Kinda... Don't forget to check out the past couple looks I've done for Blogoween - here.

Happy FRIDAY!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

YOU POLISH: November Sub Box [Model City Polish Fallen Leaves, You Polish Sweet November, & Chirality Burnish]

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You Polish November Box (L->R) Model City Polish Fallen Leaves,
You Polish Sweet November, and Chirality Burnish

Hey, ya'll! Today I have swatches and review of You Polish's November Sub Box. This month's box features polishes from You Polish along with Model City Polish and Chirality. You also get some adorable monogram decals to add to your fancy sparkly fingers! Check out this trio after the jump :D

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MRS. P'S NAIL POTIONS: I Guaranteal It, Hella Holo, Pretty As a Peacock, & Pint Sized Peanut

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Mrs. P's Nail Potions (L->R) I Guaranteal It, Hella Holo,
Pretty As a Peacock, and Pint Sized Peanut



Sorry this is a little late, I was hunting down the 3 layer Bath and Body Works candle LOL. I have a problem... but that's besides the point! Today I have more swatches of Mrs. P's Nail Potions! Some glitter, some shimmahhh, and a thermal! Check 'em out after the jump :]


Monday, October 20, 2014

BLOGOWEEN DAY #6: Random Halloween Designs

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Here's Day 6 of Blogoween! I did something a little simpler this time since the last 3 were a little bit more time consuming :P Don't forget to check the other manis I've done for this Blogoween series - here :]

Halloween Designs nail art
Halloween Designs nail art
Halloween Designs nail art
Halloween Designs nail art

I did a few various designs, they're simple but fun! These can be executed using a detailing brush and a dotting tool :] I used Sinful Colors Citrine as the base (one of my favorite oranges) and Black on Black for the designs.  For some reason the black bled under the orange on my thumb nail. NO idea why that happened since that didn't happen to the other nails, I tried to cover it up but it wasn't happening - WHATEVER! You get the point.

Don't forget to check out the past couple looks I've done for Blogoween - here. Hope you enjoyed this design, I thought it was fun :] I think it would look cool over various Halloweenie colors or a gradient!

Ciao!

10/20 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 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 giveaway is on next week's giveaway list, be sure to to
email me before next Monday morning: laceandlacquers@gmail.com

Good luck!

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya Winter/Holiday 2014 Wishes Collection

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Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014!

Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!

  • NORI: Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity. 
  • THEA: Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter. 
  • IMOGEN: Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!
  • PRIM: Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.
  • HAVEN: True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.
  • WILLA: Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.

PRE-ORDER STARTS 10/20/14! SHIPPING DATE 11/01/14.

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com
$9 (US) Standard Colors $10 (US)  - PixieDust Colors

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10/13 - 10/17 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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OCTOBER 13TH - OCTOBER 17TH, 2014

MONDAY: Getcho giveaway entry on! Manic-ure Giveaways Monday!
MONDAY: Day #4 of Blogoween: Cute and quirky blood body parts :P

TUESDAY: Part I of Color Club's Seven Deadly Sins Collection.

WEDNESDAY: More lightly textured polishes from Color Club, Part II!

THURSDAY: Swatches of a thermal polish from Mrs. P's Nail Potions.

FRIDAY: Day #5 of Blogoween, a sugar skull collab with Hannah Lebron!



Friday, October 17, 2014

BLOGOWEEN DAY #5: Sugar Skulls

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Sugar Skull Makeup: Hannah Lebron, Nails: Lace & Lacquers

I'm SUPER excited to share this Friday's Blogoween post :D I collab'd with my friend, Hannah Lebron who is a makeup artist in the San Diego area! In addition to this mani I'm going to show you, check the other manis I've done for this Blogoween - here.

ALSO! Congrats to Alicia R. - You WON my Halloween Giveaway! Be sure to check your email today.

Putting this mani behind a jump, it's a little long to not have one ;] But worth the jump! I promise ;]


Thursday, October 16, 2014

MRS. P'S NAIL POTIONS: Pea-Cocky

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Mrs. P's Nail Potions Pea-cocky

Hi guys! Today I have a semi new-to-me brand, Mrs. P's Nail Potions. I've heard of this brand for awhile, but I finally got my paws on it to give it a try :] Check out this fun thermal polish freshly mixed from Canada after the jump!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

COLOR CLUB: Fall 2014 Seven Deadly Sins Collection Part II [Fierce, Obsessed, & You're So Vain]

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Color Club (L->R) Fierce, Obsessed, and You're So Vain

So, sorry this is a little late! Today I have the 2nd half of the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Collection for Fall 2014. These are a set of 7 polishes that are a lightly textured finished. If you missed Part I, from yesterday, check here! Sooo let's go to part 2, jump on over! (I also have a comparison to Color Club's new version of The Uptown - why? You'll see!)


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COLOR CLUB: Fall 2014 Seven Deadly Sins Collection Part I [Dirty Money, Indulge Me, Friends with Benefits, & Under Your Spell]

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Color Club (L->R) Dirty Money, Indulge Me, Friends with Benefits
and Under Your Spell

Hi friends! Today I have half of the Fall 2014 Seven Deadly Sins Collection, I was going to finish all 7, but my skin was like AHHHH NOOOO! I know you don't care lmao but I feel like I need to state my reasoning for being lazy :P This is a collection of semi, kinda not really, light textured polishes. It's about dang time for some textures, Color Club! See more after the jump :]


Monday, October 13, 2014

BLOGOWEEN DAY #4: Fancy Severed Body Parts

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It's day numero 4 of Blogoween, ya'll! Ran with this idea on a whim and I'm happy with how it came out! Don't forget to check the other manis I've done for this Blogoween - here :]

Fancy body parts nail art
Fancy body parts nail art
Fancy body parts nail art
Fancy body parts nail art

So today's mani features a black base adorned with freshly spooned out colorful eyeballs from different creatures. In addition, there were some just manicured fingers that happened to get sliced off as well. Not sure why, but they seemed appropriate for this mani bahahahah! I thought this would be a fun take on something usually pretty gory :P I used mostly all Zoya polishes besides the black and white, Sinful Colors.

They eye balls were created with different sizes of dotting tools. The fingers were done with a detailing brush and dotting tools. The easiest way to create the fingers was to create a circle for the base of the finger and then draw it from there. I added the nails with white before painting them with Zoya Lara. Once you've put the nails on, it's a good gauge for where you need to add more "meat" to the fingers :]

Don't forget to check out my other Blogoween manis to conjure up some wicked mani ideas for the 31st! In the mean time I'm going to start brainstormin' for Friday!

Have a good one!