Sunday, November 30, 2014

11/24 - 11/28 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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NOVEMBER 24TH - NOVEMBER 28TH, 2014

MONDAY: November's last Manic-ure Giveaways Monday list!
MONDAY: Hiatus announcement. Moving suckkkksss haha.

TUESDAY: Guest post using Essie polishes from the fab Tia from Iced Lacquer!

WEDNESDAY: Guest Post from Glitter Galaxy featuring a super sparkly Ellagee polish!

THURSDAY: None - Happy Thanksgiving!

FRIDAY: Guest post from the OTHER Lacey, a fun neon splatter mani.

SATURDAY: None.

SUNDAY: Vlog about my thoughts on Influenster. Check it out :]
SUNDAY: Zoya's Cyber Monday Mystery Item link released early! SO TEMPTING.

PS: I would like to thank ya'll for all your support <3 While I was gone my blog hit over 1 MILLION pageviews. Amazing. YOU ROCK!

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery Item [EXTENDED]

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UPDATE: Zoya's Cyber Monday offer has been
extended through Wednesday, 12/03/14 (or while supplies last) :]

 
* * * GET EARLY ZOYA CYBER MONDAY ACCESS! * * *
Zoya gave bloggers the link early ANDDDD because you're awesome and I love you, the link to the Cyber Monday Mystery item is right HERE! Hope you get some awesome goodies :]
* * * GET EARLY ZOYA CYBER MONDAY ACCESS! * * *
 

On Cyber Monday 12/01/14 (12:01 am – 11:59 pm EST):
Zoya captures that special feeling with THE ZOYA CYBER MONDAY MYSTERY *. 

This special mystery grouping of items, from your friends at Zoya Nail Polish, is just $15 (plus FREE SHIPPING). We can’t tell you what it is except to say that when you see it your will say “Wow, that was one heck of a deal!” - Zoya guarantees it.

All we can say is that it is a bag and box in a box - we promise you won’t get any socks and we won’t send you a fox (no matter what he says)!

Purchasing Information: $15 (US) includes FREE shipping.
Exclusively on Zoya.com. US Only.

Want to shake the box and figure out what it is? Contents of the Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery will be revealed on Tuesday (12/02/14). Or you can wait until it arrives (if you can stand the anticipation).
**Terms & Conditions
Valid online at www.zoya.com 12/01/14 (12:01am EST) - 12/01/14 (11:59pm EST). US Only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, web related issues or any errors associated with declined credit cards. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Code must be entered at time of purchase. One code per account - code cannot be reinstated for canceled orders.

VLOG: My Thoughts on Influenster

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Check out Influenster: www.influenster.com
Want an invite? Shoot me an email with the subject
"Influenster Invite Request" to LaceandLacquers@gmail.com

My Influenster First Impression Videos:  

Have a great afternoon!


Friday, November 28, 2014

GUEST POST: Lacey from My Boyfriend Hates Makeup: Neon Splatter Mani

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Your regularly scheduled Lacey is moving so she asked for a couple of guest posters.  I am your substitute Lacey for the day, LOL.  I wanted to come up with something bright and fun to match the usual tone on this site, so today I have a neon splatter/graffiti/whatever you want to call it mani for you!

First, I painted my nails a pale base color. This is Friends Forever, Right? from the China Glaze Giver collection. It may look white but it is the palest of the pale pinks.  This is three thin coats and topcoat.

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After it dried, I tagged my boyfriend in for some lung power.  He used a dunkins straw for the splatter.  I used a rainbow of neons, including China Glaze, Sinful Colors and Nire's Desire, an indie company.  Clearly, this look requires some cleanup...

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But, after you spend forever with an elf concealer brush and some acetone, you get an awesome finished look!

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I wanted to end with this last pic, which is the tinfoil/back drop that was used for the mani.  I think it looks really fun and I actually used it as the background for my phone for a while.

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Thank you, Lacey S, for letting me guest post! I hope yall enjoyed my splatter/graffiti mani!  If you'd like to come follow me, you can find me below.

Thanks for reading this post!
xoxo,
Lacey (C)

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GUEST POST: Kacy from Glitter Galaxy: Ellagee ELL-sa

Pin It Hi guys!! I'm visiting from over at Glitter Galaxy! I'm here to keep ya a little busy while my buddy Lacey gets all moved in! Let's get started shall we?
Tonight I have for you a special Ellagee polish. It's a group custom for a group of us ladies that are HUGE Ellagee fans! If that sounds like you, then you need to look it up on Facebook! This polish is called Ell-sa. Can you guess what movie that's based off of? Of course you can! ELL-sa is an absolutely perfect ice blue linear holo. My pictures are taken inside, but I can't wait to see these things glow in the sunlight tomorrow!


For my mani I used 3 coats of ELL-sa, however I could've got away with only using 2. I topped it off with my Ellagee Glass topcoat. The formula on ELL-sa was a breeze to work with and it was a fast drier as well. 



Just look at all of those rainbows!!! It would be the perfect shade of blue to match Elsa's dress in the movie Frozen. Ellagee is one of the sweetest indie makers that I've met, and she's quickly becoming one of my favorites! You can find Ellagee on Facebook and you can find her shop here. She has some pretty amazing polishes up her sleeve that you can view on her shop link that I posted above. Make sure you go check that out. One thing that I really like about her top coat, is I don't have any shrinkage or anything like that! 
That's all I have for tonight. I'm headed to bed so I can get up early and get some Thanksgiving side dishes baked even though I have to work. I wish you and all of your family a very safe and blessed Thanksgiving! Until next time, take care!! XOXO

XXXX,
 and Kacy


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GUEST POST: Tia from Iced Lacquer: Essie Stripe Nail Art

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Hi Lace & Lacquer readers! While Lacey is moving I'm going to be helping out by doing some guest posting for her! If you've never read my blog before my name is Tia and I run Iced Lacquer. Since the holidays are quickly approaching (oh man, Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK!) I thought it would be fun to do a look that is just a tiny bit festive. I also wanted to do something a little bit more fun than my usual swatch photos. Let's get to it!


For this stripey look I was totally inspired by a post from Globe & Nail, which she actually posted right around this time last year! I am not great with striping tape, but I really like how she made the sections irregularly spaced. It meant I didn't have to panic when my sections weren't perfectly even as I put down pieces of striping tape.


I had three recent Essie purchases sitting on my desk and thought they seemed pretty fitting! I started with two coats of the nude/tan "Take It Outside" and painted on my stripes with "Bahama Mama" and "The Perfect Cover Up."


Pictured from left to right these are "Take It Outside," "The Perfect Cover Up," and "Bahama Mama."




I goofed up in a couple of spots, but overall I'm pretty happy with this look! It kind of reminds me of a Christmas scarf lol! I like how the stripe colors are tones of red and green, which totally make me think of Christmas, but aren't super traditional true red and green shades. It's a bit more muted and subtle, especially when I look at it from a distance.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this look and my guest post! You can find me on most social media sites as Iced Lacquer, but I'm most active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I also co-host a podcast with my friend Courtney called Nail Newscast if you're into those! ;)

Thanks for having me, Lacey! And thanks for reading!

Love,
 

AND TIA!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Short Hiatus

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Stay tuned for some Guest Posts by some awesome bloggers!
I'll be back as soon as I get things situated in the new house.
Also, don't forget to check out my current giveaway from Glam My Mani.

Love,
    

11/24 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 US/international 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!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

11/17 - 11/21 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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NOVEMBER 17TH - NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014

MONDAY: Manic-ure Giveaways Monday!
MONDAY: A new giveaway, from me and Glam My Mani to you.

TUESDAY: Color Club Made in New York Part II: The glitter toppers!

WEDNESDAY: None.

THURSDAY: Come spend some time with me in my October 2014 Favorites video.

FRIDAY: Forget Me Not Friday a Sinful Colors and Orly polish that are perfect for fall!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Forget Me Not Friday - SINFUL COLORS: Leather Loose & ORLY: Star Trooper

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Orly Star Trooper (L) and Sinful Colors Leather Loose (R)
ANDDD We're back with another Forget Me Not Friday! Today I have Sinful Colors Leather Loose from the Leather Luxe Collection (Fall 2013?) and Orly FX Star Trooper from Orly Galaxy FX (Spring 2014). I figured these 2 would look nice together! Killin' birds, yo! Check them out after the jump.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lace & Lacquers' October 2014 Favorites

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Watch September's Favorites HERE!

Zoya Savita: 

Mrs. P's Nail Potions Pretty as a Peacock: 

Dollish Polish Walker Bait: 


Thanks for hanging out with me!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

COLOR CLUB: Holiday 2014 Made in New York Collection PART II [Bright Knights Big City, Million Dollar Listing, Concrete Jungle, & Lady Liberty]

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Color Club Holiday 2014 Made in New York Collection
(L->R) Bright Knights Big City, Million Dollar Listing,
Concrete Jungle, and Lady Liberty

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm back with the 2nd half of the Color Club Made in New York Collection. Last week I reviewed the opaque half of this collection. This post will cover the shimmer toppers! So check these 4 polishes out after the jump!

Monday, November 17, 2014

[CLOSED] Thankful For You: Glam My Mani (Worldwide) Giveaway [Ends 11/30]

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Hi guys! A few months ago I did a set of reviews featuring vinyl decals and stencils from Glam My Mani. Glam My Mani has provided me with gift certificates to their online store. I'm giving them to YOU! Well... 2 of you :P What better way to show I'm thankful for all of you this Thanksgiving!?

I can't thank ya'll enough for reading my blog and supporting me and my work. I really appreciate my readers from all over the world. It's such a cool experience to share something I love with people from all parts of the globe! :]

Since Glam My Mani ships worldwide, there are NO country restrictions for this giveaway. It is open to everyone! Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter to be entered to win. The only required entry is your email address, so I can contact you. All the other entries are optional but will give you a better chance of winning, so why not!
Thankful For You (Worldwide) Giveaway is open November 17th until November 30th 2014.
This giveaway is open internationally. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
This giveaway is sponsored by Glam My Mani and hosted by Lace & Lacquers
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11/17 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 US/international 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!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

11/10 - 11/16 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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NOVEMBER 10TH - NOVEMBER 16TH, 2014

MONDAY: A Monday full of manicure giveaways!

TUESDAY: Nada.

WEDNESDAY: Barielle's Fall 2014 Jetsetter Collection swatch/review.

THURSDAY: Color Club Made in New York Holiday 2014 Collection Part I.

FRIDAY: Forget Me Not Friday - Sephora X glitter toppers!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Forget Me Not Friday - SEPHORA FORMULA X: Firecracker & TNT

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Sephora Formula X Firecracker (left) and TNT (right)

I picked up these 2 Sephora Formula X glitter toppers from Marshall's in like May, June, or something LOL. There were 4 polishes I wanted but I ended up with these 2 because they are my alma mater colors :P So check out what I paired these polishes with!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

COLOR CLUB: Holiday 2014 Made in New York Collection PART I [Apple of My Eye, Off Duty, & Night at The Met]

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Color Club Made in New York Collection
(L->R) Apple of My Eye, Off Duty and Night at The Met

The Made in New York Collection is the Holiday 2014 Collection from Color Club. This collection is made up of 3 opaque shades and 4 shimmery glitter toppers. Today I'm reviewing the 3 more opaque shades! Check them out after the jump!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BARIELLE: Fall 2014 Jetsetter Collection [Kiss Me Kate, Autumn in Seoul, Irish Eyes, Rain in Spain, Gondola Ride, & Midnight in Paris]

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Barielle Jetsetter Collection (L->R) Kiss Me Kate, Autumn in Seoul, Irish Eyes,
Rain in Spain, Gondola Ride, and Midnight in Paris

Hi friends! Today I have Barielle's 2nd fall collection for 2014, The Jetsetter Collection! I personally like this collection more than the Me Collection (-> I & II). Now that it's getting less than 90 degrees in San Diego, this collection makes it feel like fall ;] Check out these lacquers after the jump!


Monday, November 10, 2014

11/10 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 US/international 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!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

11/3 - 11/7 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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NOVEMBER 3RD - NOVEMBER 7TH, 2014

MONDAY: The first Manic-ure Giveaways Monday of November!

TUESDAY: Swatches of Hare Polish's Fall/Winter 2014 Collection.

WEDNESDAY: If you like bar glitter, you're going to love this limited release mini set from Color Club!

THURSDAY: Zoya's new Wishes Collection - creme, shimmers and PixieDust!

FRIDAY: New series: Forget Me Not Friday. This week's feature - Cadillacquer!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Forget Me Not Friday - CADILLACQUER: When You're In Hell, Only The Devil Can Help You Out

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So I'm starting a new series on my blog called Forget Me Not Friday (Thanks EH Ivy for the name idea!). Pretty much... I have a crapton and a half of untried polishes that may or may not be over a year old sitting in a bin LOL. So what better way to force me to go through them than a blog series!

Cadillacquer When You're In Hell, Only The Devil Can Help You Out

This week's FMN Friday polish is Cadillacquer When You're In Hell, Only The Devil Can Help You Out, which is a Saw reference apparently? haha IDK I just like green polishes and pretty shimmer, put that in one and ya got my money! So here we go!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

ZOYA: Winter/Holiday 2014 Wishes Collection [Willa, Imogen, Prim, Nori, Haven, & Thea]

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Zoya Winter/Holiday 2014 Wishes Collection:
(L->R) Willa, Imogen, Prim, Nori, Haven, and Thea

Hey guys! Today I have the newest collection for this upcoming winter season from Zoya! This collection is kinda cool, it's a mixture of 3 different kinds of finishes. However, I'm kinda sad about this collection... why? Check out after the jump to be sad with me lmfao!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

COLOR CLUB: Fiber Optics Mini Set [Neon Static, Watts Up, Wired, & Electric Spark]

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Color Club Fiber Optics (L->R) Neon Static, Watts Up, Wired and Electric Spark

Hey my people! Today I have swatches of the Fiber Optics micro batch mini set from Color Club. This is similar to the Poptastic Remix mini set - it's a set of glitter toppers! If you love bar glitter, this is the collection for you. If you don't I think you should give these a look any way, they're kinda fun just to look at LOL.  Check them out after the jump!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HARE POLISH: Fall Winter 2014 Interstellar Invasion! Collection [Operation: Solar Doom, Martian Mutiny, 11th Dimension Interloper, & Attack of the Army From Albiorix]

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Fall Winter 2014 Interstellar Invasion! Collection
(L->R) Operation: Solar Doom, Martian Mutiny,
11th Dimension Interloper, and Attack of the Army From Albiorix

Swatchy time! Today I have swatches of the Fall/Winter Collection from Hare Polish! Not you're typical colors for the cooler seasons, but that's what makes them special :] Check out these 4 polishes after the jump!

Monday, November 3, 2014

11/3 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!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

10/27 - 11/2 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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OCTOBER 27TH - NOVEMBER 2ND, 2014

MONDAY: Blogoween Day #8 using Salon Perfect polishes!
MONDAY: Duh, Manic-ure Giveaways Monday. I never forget ;]

TUESDAY: My September Favorites video! (I'd appreciate if you took a gander).

WEDNESDAY: The FANTASTIC re-release of the Zoya MatteVelvet Collection!

THURSDAY: None.

FRIDAY: Happy Halloween! The last day of Blogoween featuring Beetlejuice.