Wednesday, December 28, 2011


omg. I think I might be the last to find out about this but here goes anyway!

China Glaze is coming out with a magnetic collection!?!  


OMG I'm so excited!  lol
I hear there's going to be 12 colors and it looks like maybe just the 2 magnets- the "line" pattern we're all used to seeing (ie layla magneffects) and a star magnet (which I've been dying for ie lancome). yay!

Wow. And my Sally's is probably already sick of me calling every other day asking about the Finger Paints Special Effects Collection.  I feel a repeat of this situation coming on whenever these will be released! 

I hope you all had a great xmas or holiday whatever you celebrate!  We took it pretty easy here with our kitties.  But it was a good day filled with yummo food and lots of furry love and kisses.  
....on the count of three.....AWWHHHHH!   

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lynnderella Polish!

*Edited 3/2/2012*

I'm not sure what's up with Lynnderella these days, her blog has been taken down and/or is set to private.  I do not have access to her blog.  I don't even *know* lynnderella!  Why people keep asking me to give them access to *her* blog is beyond me.  If I could help, I would.  I have removed comments to this post if you have left your email address asking to be given permission to her blog or asking to buy polish.  I'm sorry guys, but I've given you any and all the information I have!   

--> Newsflash! <--

Lynnderella polishes are not my doing.  She is a separate and wonderful lady who sells her polish creations from her own blog.  You can find her blog here. (as of now she has set her blog to private- please don't ask me for an invite as I have no affiliation with her and do not have access to her blog myself anymore)

I've gotten so many people asking me how to buy Snow Angel and other polishes-

I just wanted to clear that up.  I didn't make them!  Lynn did!  =0)


I was just lucky enough to have them gifted to me, and thought I'd show them to you.

So, once again.  If you love lynnderella polishes (and why wouldn't you!?) but you can't figure out where or how to by them, go to Lynn's blog and keep an eye out.  She has blog sales every once in a while, but they sell out quickly so be on your toes!!!! 


The wonderful and talented and very generous:

Lynnderella Nail Polish Blog

If you're interested in other lovelies, just check out my own blogsale at the top of the page.  Fair warning, though, I need to update the list as I have sold a few of them.  If in doubt, ask me! =)

Thanks lovelies!  Love and Nail Polish...... to ALL!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

News and Stuff

Hey guys-

just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive.  I feel like such a poop head for having a giveaway and trying to get all these new followers and then lagging on my blog.  =0(

We just have a lot going on at the moment.  Computer problems, life stuff, etc.

I'm DEFINITELY GOING TO COME BACK ASAP tho!  I have a ton of pix to share with you guys!!!!!

Until then, I wanted to let you all know I've added some choice polishes to my blogsale!

so I'll try to keep posting when I can, but just know I'm thinking about you guys!  and love you guys!  and am definitely still obsessing over polish! LOL


 * OPI My Private Jet (teal flash version)- full to the line under the OPI on label. $20
* Essence Blossoms Etc. "I Like" (x2) $1/each

* Skull And Glossbones BN $5
* Mermaid Tears BN $5
* OPI Top Coat BN $4

Splash Nail Art Glitter:
*Lady Luck $1.50
* Tropic Teal  $1.50
* Revlon Graphite (x2) $5/each

* Love & Beauty "Purple" - this is the same polish as LA Girls Glitter Addict in "Euphoria." $3
* Jesse's Girl Confetti $2
* Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Twinkle Twinkle $2

 *Color Club Yum Gum $3
*Color Club Starry Temptress $3
* Color Club Get Your Lem-On $3

* Sinful Colors Seaweed $1
* Sinful Verbena $2
* Sinful Adventure Island $1

* Color Club Mini's - these came in a pack with Wild Orchid but that's the only one I kept and know the name of! lol  $1 each

 * Sinful Neon Melon - useage shown - $1
* Scherer Chameleon Blue Sky $2

* Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond - One full, one half full (less holo vers.) $3 for both/ obo ;)
* Chian Glaze Sexagon (white label) useage shown in photo below - $15
white label yay!  VERY holo and VERY pretty!  only used a few times. =)

can you see where the polish starts?  Just above the marks at the left side of the bottle.  This bottle (although brand new when I bought it) has seen better days.  You can't really even make out any of the label anymore!  I'm sure it's just from the people at the nail salon handling it with yucky hands...  =0P  

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lynnderella Giveaway Winner!

Hi girls!  I have my first giveaway winner!


Sorry to keep y'all waiting, but I wanted to wait until I contacted her to post it up here.  ;)


I am planning on another giveaway soon so definitely stay tuned!

And hey- if you haven't checked out the IDRINKNAILPOLISH blog yet, please do!  You can check it out here.

Anyways, thanks again guys, SO MUCH! I can't even tell you how excited I am that I have real live followers now!  Lots of 'em!  And I know a lot of you came for the Lynnderella Giveaway (WELCOME!) , but I hope you stay because you like it here!  

I have lots of pix on my camera and we got a "chill pad" or something like that for this computer so it's running a little better for the time being.  So REAL posts are coming I swear!  


Love you guys and I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Route 99


You guys are so awesome!

I'm totally at 99 followers! 


Ya want a little sneak peak pressie?

A little bird send me another Lynnderella Polish.  God only knows why strangers think I deserve such wonderful gifts.  But I was so excited to see it, I couldn't sleep until I threw it on under a few colors and decided on a base color for a full mani.   

The awesomeness that follows is Lynnderella Connect The Dots.  This is now my MOST FAVORITE POLISH EVER!  Hahah...

I thought Snow Angel couldn't be topped.  Well I, my friends, was wrong.  


Lynnderella Franken Polish: Connect The Dots over various base colors.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wearing brown while feeling blue

 Yeah, that's right.  Feelin' blue.  *sigh*

lol JK!  =0P

I just thought that would be a cute title for this post.  MUWAhahah.....   <-- that's my evil laugh 'case you can't tell... 

 anyhoo.  This post is all about my brown polishes.  Well, some of them anyway.

Fall is fast approaching and if you're like me, you will reach for brown polish more than once as the seasons change.  I have a gorgeous shimmery drug store brown to show you and a comp between a drug store polish and an OPI.  Let's get started!

First up is one of the Revlon Top Speed polishes that came out a while back.  This one is Espresso.

Revlon Top Speed Espresso

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lynnderella Snow Angel Giveaway! *CLOSED!*

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! THANK YOU ALL WHO ENTERED! Winner will be chosen and announced VERY SOON!!!! XD

Here it is, folks.

We have finally made it to giveaway time, and I know y'all are ready for this.

I'm super excited to finally exceed my 50 followers mark, but I need you to help me get to 100!

As such, I am hosting a giveaway here on lacquerish.  One lucky gal (or guy!) will win a bottle of the famed Lynnderella Snow Angel.  This polish is so beautiful.  I LOVE IT!  But that extra bottle sitting in my melmer drawer is calling to YOU! 

So, enter the contest, tell all yer friends, and let's get this little blog going strong, shall we?  All in the name of this polish:

*sigh* Lynn's Snow Angel

Snow Angel in all her glory.

This giveaway is open to US residents only at this time.  (I'm sorry guys!  I just can't afford to ship to other countries right now but I do hope to be able to in the future!)


This giveaway will be open from Monday July 25th until Monday August 8th.  So you guys have 2 weeks to get in on this awesome contest!  A winner will be randomly generated and chosen the week of the 8th and announced on or before the 12th (that Friday).   If the winner does not contact me within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random.

yay- here we go!  XD


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sally Hansen Crackle Distressed Denim Swatches

Here she is- One of the new Sally Hansen crackles.  The blue one to be exact.  Called Distressed Denim.  Let's see how she does...

Sally Hansen Crackle Distressed Denim

Swatched over an orange and lime green polish

not great over the orange, lime green= yum!

Distressed Denim over Lickety-Split Lime and some orange. ;)
OK.  Here are my thoughts.  Not in love with the blue crackle.  My whole reason for wanting a blue was to put it over orange polishes.  I think the sheerness of this polish made for kind of a yucky combination over the orange.  =0(  Still looking for a great blue crackle.

Over the green and probably other blues, however, it's ok.  Still sheer like I said, so if you overlap layers it will show, but it's a crackle- so the sheer factor is not that noticeable over the crackle effect.

I've heard some people complaining about the Sally Hansen crackles NOT CRACKLING.  This has NOT been my experience.  I have tried quite a few of them, and all of them crackle just fine given a few tips:

  • SHAKE THE BOTTLE!!!  ( yes I know, you're not supposed to shake polish.  But in this case, just DO IT! 
  •  Wait until your base polish is DRY!!!
The only time my SH Crackles did not crackle was when the base polish was not totally dry, or I did not shake the bottle first.  So there ya have it.   What is your favorite SH Crackle polish?  ;)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Comparison: Ski Teal We Drop v. SK Taunting Teal

Can you guess wish is which?
 Today I have for you lovelies a quick comparison.  OPI Ski Teal We Drop verus Sonia Kashuk Taunting Teal.  Both are lovely polishes!  The SK is a cheaper alternative to dropping the dough on an OPI. But honestly, I like the OPI better...  =0P

OK. So middle and pinkie are the SK and pointer and ring fingers are the OPI.  STWD just has a *bit* more life to it.  Which translates to= it's not quite as dark as Taunting Teal.  Here's a couple more pix for you to see:

L-R: STWD, TT, alternating

Similar, though, n'est pas?  Maybe a shade or 1.5 shade difference between the two?

Ahem.  In conclusion I suggest you go out and buy both of them like I did.  I totally heart wearing the OPI.  It's a FAV of mine in the fall.  BUT- Taunting Teal is an awesome stamping polish!  I only use it as such now that I own STWD.  Let me illustrate:

China Glaze DV8 stamped with SK Taunting Teal.
AAaahh... Teal holo + teal zebra stripes = yes!  Love this mani!

What do you guys think?  ;0)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Totally 80s Water Marble

This is the best water marble I've ever done!  It's only the 2nd one I've attempted since my water marble epiphany.  ;)

I used Ulta Smoke Screen (Zoya Kelly dupe), Zoya Dove, and Milani Totally 80s. 

This color combination (dark grey, light grey, and neon yello/green) came to me as I was TRYING to fall asleep the other night.  I'm so glad it did!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lynnderella Franken Swatches Part 1 (pic heavy!)

Ok guys. I'm finally going to be nice and give you what you want.  Lynnderella swatches! Click to view larger.

Up first is Shape Shifter over WnW Black Creme:  (1 coat of each I believe)

Fourth of July / Grateful Dead Mani

This is what I wore for the 4th. 

I used's tutorial for the double lightning bolt mani. She's amazing for sharing her secrets!  =0)

I used wnw white, Cosmetic Arts (also known as color club) 220 volts, and wnw red.

All you Grateful Dead fans out there who love polish as much as I do, stand up! lol

I know you're out there!

How much does this mani rock!?!  I have been planning it in my head for what feels like FOREVER!  ;)

And finally with nailside's tutorial was totally able to make it happen.  Thanks again girl! XD

waddya think?

ps- have you checked out the blogsale update yet?  ;)
kitties gotta eat!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nail Art Water Marble Secrets Revealed + Tips & Tricks! (PIC HEAVY!)

Have you tried water marble manicures in the past?

Have you been less than satisfied with the results?

Did you experience air or water bubbles that made your nail art look less than stellar?

Maybe the polish all pulled off the surface of the water every time you tried to draw a design?

Would  you love results like these?

Well.  Have I got the tutorial for YOU!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Lisa Frank Inspired Mani + Blogsale Update

Hi girls!  I'm still working on those Lynnderella franken swatches.  I've swatched most of them- I even took video of them for you!  LOL  But my computer is ancient and uploading them is going to be MAJOR, I'm sure. SOO not looking forward to it.

I'll try to bite my lip and get them up in the next week or so though.

But for today I have for you an awesome lisa frank inspired mani!  I've seen these around mua and the web and of course had to try it out for myself!  It was SO EASY and the results were AWESOME!  If I do say so myself... ;)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Blog Sale!

Hey guys- Just wanted to let you all know that I'm having a  
Blog SALE!

You can go check it out RIGHT NOW!! LOL.  Just click on the link at the top of any page of my blog that says, duh, "Blog Sale." 

And remember- comments don't count! Email me if you want anything. Lacquerish at gmail dot com.  And make sure the subject line reads "blog sale."  Anyhoo- I'm back in action and it feels good.  So many awesome collections coming out now!  SO excited for Pirates of the Caribbean! And also can't WAIT for Sally HO to release her version of the crack!  LOL.  I'm sure they'll end up at my Fred Meyer so pix will be here.  Um, what else?  Well, honestly, Fall collections are always my fav. I love fall fashion colors so there's always that to look forward to!  But for now, I've got plenty of pretties to keep us occupied!

Thanks so much for reading, Lover-lies! and MUAH- a big kiss to you all.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Snow Angel (Lynnderella Franken!) VERY PIC HEAVY

Well, ladies. This post has been weighing on my brain ever since I happened across this polish (and all her mates!).  So, here you go.  I've got some pix of Snow Angel (SA) in the flesh to show. And bottle shots of all her friends.  Feel free to skip the rant and go straight to the pix if you want. No hard feelings, promise!  ;)

For those of you who don't know of her yet, Lynnderella is a very famous frankener (someone who mixes their own nail polish) on MUA. What little I know of her I learned from this interview I found on another blog.  You can read it here. 

Anyway, a few weeks ago I was approached by someone on MUA, I have NO IDEA who (they made sure of that!), and she said she wanted to send me a bottle of SA!  I was totally stoked, needless to say.  My BF was a little wary, but I have received a "RAOK" before by way of MUA, so... it wasn't TOO far fetched to believe.  So I gave her my address (after much convincing of the BF!) and lo and behold, the most GLORIOUS BOX OF NAIL POLISH EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD shows up at my door.

I seriously was like, speechless as I opened all the pretties.  I mean, the thought that some stranger that I don't even know went through the trouble and expense to send me this huge box of nail polish just blows my mind.  Why me?  Why now?  And actually, on the day she first contacted me, I was having a really hard time.  Bad day to say the least.  Nothing worth getting into, but isn't it funny that her timing just so happened to coincide with my bad day?  I thought so.  Anyway, lemme just say- Karma can be a real pain in the ass, or it can be a wonderful thing!  Just depends how you live your life I guess.  Not that I'm all holier than thou over my Karma and a box of nail polish! LOL.  I just couldn't help but make the connection.

If you've read this far, congratulations! You made it thru my rant!  LOL  And now, ladies, onto the main event.

Lynnderella's Snow Angel Franken

Photos are Clickable to make them LARGER!

Lynnderella Snow Angel
I mean, wow.  Have you EVER seen a white polish look so good?!  I wore one coat of SA over a base of I think it was 3 coats of Essie Marshmallow, which worked PERFECTLY as a base.  This polish is SO GORGEOUS!  I've heard about it on MUA and I have to say, it definitely lives up to my expectations.  White pearl glitter in a sheer white base that doesn't look all bumpy and gross and you can actually see the pearl-ish shimmer of the glitter!?

Let me tell you guys, before I owned this polish, I TRIED to franken it for myself.  I failed MISERABLY!  LOL  It ended up looking like the glitter was coated in white polish (which it was!) and just overall yucky.  But this.... *sigh*  I wish I knew how she did it!

And the rest of the polishes in that box were equally spectacular.  Let me show you what was inside:

Lynnderella Frankens: Snow Angel, Mercurial, Shape Shifter, The Glittering Crowd, Chartreuse Grit, Nosegay, and Magenta Crunch

Lynnderella Frankens: Snow Angel, Mercurial, Shape Shifter, The Glittering Crowd, Chartreuse Grit, Nosegay, and Magenta Crunch (from the back)
Here they are close up:

More Bottle Shots

You can click these to make them LARGER!

Snow Angel Bottle Shot (yes there are 2 of them!!!)

Mercurial and Shape Shifter (holo stars, diamonds, hearts, hex!!!)

The Glittering Crowd, Chartreuse Grit

Nosegay, Magenta Crunch
Aren't they GRAND!?!  I LOVE THEM!!!  Swatches will definitely follow at some point.  I'll try not to make you all wait too long on those... but we all know how much of a pain swatching glitter can be! LOL! So for now, bottle shots will have to do.

Wanna see what else was in the box?  Oh yes, there is more.....

Nail TeK Hydration Therapy Moisture Balancing Top Coat, Nfu Oh Aqua Base, Catherine Arley 674, Gosh Holographic (the good one), WnW Party of 5 Glitters, Unt Color PR070, J2 Glitter Light Purple, Revlon Street Wear Prince Charming, and CG NailSlicks in Midnight Forest... FEW! That was a LOT! ;0)

 OH!  But that's not all folks!  These goodies just HAD to come along for the ride!  XD

Zoya Apple, Manic Panic Nail Lacquer Hellfire, Petites Virgo, Essie Steel-ing the Scene, Bary M Vivid Purple, Jordana Purple Rain

I mean, wow.  So yeah. There's my haul.  And my story.  Some nice lady (I'm assuming) somehow came across me on MUA (searching wishlists maybe? SA was on my w/l) and offered up a very coveted polish.  But the package that came in the mail was something way bigger.

I really felt like I was unwrapping a box of love!  As corny as that sounds.  It helps to have moments in life where it just feels like the Universe is vindicating what you're doing.  Regardless if you can't pay your rent, or afford the best food for you critters, if you're doing the BEST you CAN in life, I think that's enough.  I hope it is anyway.

Until next time my pretties.  Love and NP to you.  And remember- have you hugged a MUAer today!? ;)


Ok guys. I get SO MANY EMAILS AND COMMENTS asking me where to get Lynnderella polishes. And I totally understand why! But it's gotten so overwhelming to answer you all individually. I don't have time! lol

Lynn has her own blog (and blogsales) here.

And Llarowe sells her stuff here.

So go forth and buy tons of it! And make sure to tell 'em I sent ya!
Thanks for understanding! Lacquerish =0)