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 nailside.blogspot.com'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... ;)


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)