Friday, November 30, 2012

Striping Tape Gradient Manicure

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I've been trying to do some nail art but every top coat seems to be ruining it :[ JUST purchased some Seche Vite so thankfully nail art will resume soon, Decemer 5th-10th I'm told haha.

I DID however do a little striping tape manicure. I've seen a lot of gradient and striping tape manicures. I've always wanted to do one! However, they're usually super bright colors and a black polish on top. I'm not a fan of black manicures on me, so I tweaked it a little :P

Pictures and tutorial after the jump

Thursday, November 29, 2012

HARE POLISH: Amethystos

Pin It This is an open letter to Nikole of Hare Polish:

Dear Nikole,
Please stop making such gorgeous polishes that I feel an immediate need to buy every single polish you make. (Not really, keep it up. Forreals.) My wallet hates me so much it hides itself, too bad for Paypal mwahaha.
Lacey Stinson of Lace & Lacquers

Hare Polish Amethystos 

While I currently have 4 (I think) other Hare polishes sitting on my untried shelf, I grabbed Amethystos to swatch for you today because it was staring at me. How can you resist such a pretty glitter? Clearly I can't, since I bought it haha

Swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Movember - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Pin It I think we're all aware that November is also known as Movember. If you're not familiar with Movember, it's "an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities". Source

I was asked by Melissa, over at Missy's Manis, to participate in a post dedicated to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I knew I couldn't pass this up! Much like Melissa's dad, my dad is also a prostate cancer survivor (HI DAD! He reads my blog quite often haha). I can't image how scary having cancer is but, I do know how scary it was for me when I learned my dad had cancer. So this manicure is dedicated to my dad, other survivors and those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

I Googled the "color of prostate cancer" since I honestly didn't know. The color for prostate cancer is light blue (you can check here if you want to be more exact haha). Makes sense to me! So I grabbed a light blue polish and went on my way to a prostate cancer themed manicure!

In addition, if you kept up with Go Pink Wednesday for breast cancer awareness... you know that I posted 3 facts related to breast cancer. Welp, this is going to be the same dealio!

1) "The most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity". Source

2) "The risk of developing prostate cancer increases after the age of 50 years. Majority of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men over 65 years". Source

3) "Prostate cancer that is localized in the prostate usually is curable, but once the cancer has spread to lymph nodes, bones or other sites, it no longer is curable". Source

Prostate cancer is very much like any other cancer, the more aware you are of what is going on with your body the more likely you are able to detect it early. Screenings and check ups are the key!

Jump over, I have more pictures of the manicure and a mustache tutorial :P

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Pin It Still trying to get the hang of taking pictures with my right hand haha. 100x easier with my left! I almost put my blog on hiatus until my nails grew back but, the show must go on!

So today I have 2 polishes from the Sinful Colors Holiday Shimmers Collection. I did purchase a 3rd, Winter Wonder. Winter Wonder is a known dupe for Zoya Fei Fei, sooooooooooo you can find Winter Wonder in my blog sale :]

Anyhow, jump over! I have swatches of Faceted and Nova.

Monday, November 26, 2012

11/26 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

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YAY! It's Monday AGAIN! Haha only YAY because giveaway posts are the, right? ;] Hope everyone had a great holiday and I hope everyone isn't sick of food haha

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :]

Links after the jump!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Patchwork Manicure

Pin It So bad news, 2 of my nails on my swatch hand broke. Anddd to put me an even better mood, all my swatches got lost when I got a new phone :( So right hand it is! Oh, lord help me haha

What did I do with all these Indies? Bet you can't guess! :P

I've seen Indies do this little swatch manicure, when they swatch all their polishes on one hand over black. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Lmao...

Well I decided to give it a shot since it looked cool! Not sure if it has a name but I'm calling it a patchwork manicure. Makes sense to me :P

Saturday, November 24, 2012

MAKEUP YOUR FACE: 2012 Winter Collection [Part 2]

Pin It Sorry I didn't post yesterday! It's not like me to not post, or at least tell you I'm not posting haha. It was just a weird day for me!

Anyways, I'm back with the other 2 polishes in the Makeup Your Face Winter Collex.

Makeup Your Face Winter Wonderful and Snow Angel

If you missed Part 1, you can find it here! Since it's after Thanksgiving - now is a great time to start holiday polish shopping! Jump over at let me show you these glitter pretties :]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FEMME FATALE LACQUER: Life of a Gold Digger

Pin It So I got the new iPhone 5 today. Luckily I emailed these pictures to myself before we went into the store because my pictures didn't back up to my iCloud :((((((

Femme Fatale Lacquer Life of a Gold Digger

Today I have a gold flake top coat made by Femme Fatale Lacquer! Gold flake top coats seem to be a big thing right now but, they can get kinda pricy. Here's a nice alternative!

Swatch and review after the jump!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PURE ICE: French Twist

Pin It Hello, Hello! Hope ya'll are having a great day :]

Pure Ice French Twist

Today I have one of the Limited Edition Pure Ice polishes I picked up from Walmart, French Twist! I believe this is from the Party Glam Collection. Or at least that's what I'm getting from display pictures online, my store didn't spend time trying to separate or organize the polishes haha...

ANYWAYS! Swatches after the jump :]

Monday, November 19, 2012

11/19 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

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Hope this makes your Monday a little brighter!

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :]

Jump over!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ikat Nail Art

Pin It So my husband hogged the computer all morning, my charger to my HP laptop from 2006 finally gave out on me so we're down to one computer until I drop $80 on a new Macbook charger.
Sooo I grabbed a few colors on my desk and made something!

I have a bunch of screenshots of manicures I'd like to replicate or tutorials I plan attempt one day. I tried to do my horror themed nail art from "the list" but, I failed and I got frustrated haha. So I gave one of the tutorials a try! A tutorial for an Ikat print manicure, I've been wanting to try this design for a while now!

Jump over for pictures of my mani! I even included the tutorial I used :]

Saturday, November 17, 2012

MAKEUP YOUR FACE: 2012 Winter Collection [Part 1]

Pin It All these holiday themed polishes are starting to make me want to put my Christmas tree up...and I don't even like holidays! Especially before Thanksgiving! xP BUuuuuuuuuuUUuuuuuT...

L->R: Makeup Your Face Entice Mint, Ornaments Wreaths & Christmas Treats, and Winter's First Frost

...That's not going to stop me from sharing some glittery holiday polish goodness! Today I have 3 polishes from Makeup Your Face's Holiday 2012 Collection! All are available now in her shop :]

Friday, November 16, 2012

PAMS AND KIN: Movin' Like Bernie & Monster

Pin It TGIF! Can I get an amen?!

Pams & Kin Movin' Like Bernie (left) and Monster (right)

Today I have 2 polishes from Pams & Kin. A glitter number called Movin' like Bernie and a unique colored polish called Monster. Jump over for my swatches and review!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

POLISHMECRAZY: Peacock & Jelly Blue

Pin It Whoops! A little late tonight. I decided to make dinner instead of asking you guys to come do it for me :P THENNN we made hot chocolate and I made some smores bars hahaha busy little housewife!

Today, I'm reviewing some Indies by Polishmecrazy. If you're on Instagram or look at often, you've might of heard of Polishmecrazy! She sent me two jelly polishes, a blue and a black. Jump over and take a look!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

POLISH ADDICT: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Pin It Ello! Is anyone shocked that it's Wednesday already? Sheeze!

Polish Addict Breakfast at Tiffany's
Today I am reviewing another polish from Polish Addict to show you! When Laura posted the bottle shot of this on Instagram I was all "oooohhh ahhhhh" and when I got it in the mail I was super stoked! Swatches and review after the jump, as per usual lol

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Pin It A little something out of my norm today, but still fun! Plus a little somethin' somethin' for ya'll at the end!

JOBY NA09-38 Signature Collection - Skulls & Cherries
Today I have a review of JOBY Nail Art Stickers. I have heard of JOBY Nail Art before and I even own some 4th of July decals, I've just never got around to using them! Hop on over for a review, swatches and a little giveaway ;]

Monday, November 12, 2012

11/12 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It YAY! It's Monday again! Haha

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :]

Be sure to check out the 2 giveaways! I'm sponsoring those :] Good luck!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veterans Day! US Navy Inspired Nail Art

Pin It Happy Veterans Day to all the Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Soldiers who have defended our country's freedom and those still defending. Please take time today and thank a veteran or active duty military member today! I'm sure you'll bring a smile to their face :]

I haven't done a "the list" manicure for awhile. If you're new to L&L, "the list" is a list of manicure suggestions that I was given during a giveaway. I decided to make a list of them and work my way down as a way for me to continually practice my nail art! If you're interested in what is on "the list" you can find a picture of it, here.

So, I figured today would be a perfect day for a US Navy inspired mani! Ironically, the next suggestion on the list was Navy inspired.

Jump over for more pictures :]

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Pin It Hope everyone is having an awesome Saturday - doing whatever you're doing! ;] We've just been hanging out around the house all day haha

Today I have 3 polishes out of the 8 polishes from Different Dimension's Santa Baby Holiday Collection. PLUS an additional holiday related polish that all  who celebrate different winter holidays can wear!  Swatches and such after the jump!

Friday, November 9, 2012

NERD LACQUER: Cyance Friction

Pin It Have you heard the news!? It's all over blogger's and nail polish related Pages on Facebook. NERD LACQUER IS BACK! (Read here)

Nerd Lacquer Cyance Friction

So, in honor of her coming back - I'm busting out my favorite Nerd Lacquer, and my all time favorite polish: Cyance Friction! Pictures and such after the jump!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Pin It Someone want to come over and make dinner? :D I'll paint your nails pretty colorssss!

I decided to wait until the Coterie Butter London swatches calmed down a bit before I showed mine haha. I had one in yesterday's post. And today's post features Butter London Bluey! More after the jump

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Pin It Good afternoon my lovelies, here's a pretty polish to breakup the election hoohah for a few minutes haha

I was origionally going to post two Freak Show Polishes butttt, when I looked at the pictures of the other, my hands didn't look pretty enough :[ So, Cotton Candy gets it's own spot light today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

POLISH ADDICT: Evil Hex & Night Never Sleeps

Pin It BLAH BLAH It's Tuesday BLAH BLAH - GO VOTE. I don't care who you vote for. JUST DO IT!

Polish Addict Evil Hex (left) and Night Never Sleeps (right)

Here are 2 pretties from Polish Addict. I really enjoyed these and found these to be more unique than most she has sent me! I got some swatch and review after the jump!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lacey's 4-1-1 on Yoga Hair Ties

Pin It Yoga hair ties... a whosawhatsit ties?! Haha I've had so many questions about these wonderful hair ties since I mentioned them in my VoxBox Review. I figured I'd just write a quick blog post on them since not everyone has heard of them!

My yoga hair tie stash haha

11/5 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Here's my weekly giveaway list. First giveaway post of November! YAY! Short but sweet, with the holidays coming up I'm expecting to see a lot more soon though ;]

These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :]

Just a quick FYI:
  • It would be awesome if people put the dates of when their giveaways end more often, counting is making my head hurt haha. If I'm off a day, well now you know why. I tried... I won't skip your giveaway if you don't have a date but it would just be awesome if it was there :-|
  • Please check if I've posted your giveaway before saying I missed it or you ask me to post it... I try not to repeat giveaways in my post from week to week (sometimes I forget and I do repeat on accident, not that I'm favorite anyone - and not like I should feel the need to defend myself either hahaha). BUT, I do post the past week's giveaway list at the end of each post :] 


Sunday, November 4, 2012

No Post Today

Pin It I've been out all day and I need a break! Y'all go enjoy your Sunday evening with your family, friends, or spouse!

Here's a quick swatch of what's on my nails :)

Hare The Monster and Hit Polish Sparrow

I'll have giveaways tomorrow!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

MAKEUP YOUR FACE: The Deception Collection Trio

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Good eveninggggg, here's some pretties for your Saturday night viewing pleasure!

L->R: Makeup Your Face Devious, Betrayal and Treachery 

It seems like everyone is hopping onto the color shifting top coats bandwagon. Everyone but me. LOL I don't know why they never appealed to me, yeah they're unique... yeah they can make your polishes look different, add a little depth and such... but, I just never was WOWed over them.

Until I finally got my little fingers on some and gave them a shot for myself. *sigh* Oh, Lacey. When will you learn?

Swatches (3 colors/top coat) and review after the break!

Friday, November 2, 2012

INFLUENSTER Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012 Review

Pin It Today I have something a little out of the norm of my blog. I've been part of Influenster for awhile now and I received an offer to receive a VoxBox for Beauty Bloggers - and I said "Suuuuuure why not!" haha. I guess I didn't think I could recieve other items than nail polish, although I provided my blog URL for review. So, there's no polish LOL!  And these are a few things that are ENTIRELY out of my realm of beauty experience or familiarity.

But, I thought it would be fun to review this on my blog instead of only Influenster's website :]

2012 Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox

So, here. We. Go. Jump over and experience something... interesting. Honest reviews, as always!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

POLISH TBH: $tackz & Twist

Pin It Happy Thurssssdayyy! I hope everyone had a great Halloween :] We had a great night of hogging 5 bags of candy to ourselves hahah

Polish TBH $tackz (left) and Twist (right)

Today is a special post. BECAUSEEEE Today is the opening of Polish TBH! And I have 2 (out of 6) polishes to show you today :] Jump over to see swatches, my review and where you can find these polishes!

[CLOSED] Falling into Fall: Multi Blogger, Multi prize GIVEAWAY!!

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Falling Into Fall Multi Blogger Giveaway!

9 Winners total with
9 Amazing Prizes

Sponsors and Prizes

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OPI 007 Skyfall Mini Collection

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Nail Foils: 2 for hand 2 for toes!

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4 Chick Polishes

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Set of 2 Nicole by OPI

Lace and Lacquers
Butter London Knackered, mini Orly Royal Velvet and a Burt's Bees Hand Salve

Beyond Beauty Lounge

Kardashion Kolors mini polishes

Cosmetic Sanctuary
Revlon Stunning and Kiss Nail Jewelry

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China Glaze Holiday Gift Set

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2 NYC Polishes

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Good luck and Thank You for being our fans.
Happy Fall!!