The Lacquer Ring – Bikini Bottoms

A while back one of our TLR members went through quite a health scare. We were all so ecstatic when she got the clean bill of health we wanted to commemorate the occasion with what else, matching manis. Amy found the most gorgeous, vibrant, lively color she could and got one for all of us to share. We are finally here with it for you today.

TLR gives you, ILNP’s Bikini Bottoms!

You would not know it from us East Coaster polishes, but this is a gorgeous magenta holo. The reason I call us East Coasters out is it’s been raining for almost a week here and I at least couldn’t get a good shot of this holo goodness no matter what I tried :(

ILNP describes this as: A ‘definite in-your-face (color) and “pops” like nothing else! Perfect for summer! Bottoms is a wonderfully vivid magenta pink holographic polish with a delicious blue hue that is sure to please!’ We agree that’s why this was the perfect choice for a joined celebration!

IMG_7436Of course I did a little accent using bikini bottoms along with some other summer staples using Jessica’s Strawberry Shake-It! See what I did there, very fitting in more ways than one to this mani ;)

IMG_7435Here you can kind of see the holo

IMG_7437Tried to get more lighting, it’s more of this darker magenta color than it appears in the first two pics.

Well hopefully the other girls have better pics for you as the shitty East Coast weather dampered my pics :(

The Lacquer Ring – (WD) Negative Space Mani

It’s that time again and as you know it was Nicole’s pick this month. For our TLR collab for nail art she chose negative space nails.

For my fellow Walking Dead-ers this week is the season finale so I really wanted to use Dollish Polish’s Walker bait polish. I paired it with Ulta’s Concrete Evidence and some blood using China Glaze’s Adventure Red-y. If you watch the Walking Dead you will notice the two W’s I have on my nails you all know what that’s for … well we don’t know yet, but it’s a part of the current story line. For those of you that don’t it could just be for Walking dead ;) lol

IMG_7416I absolutely love Walker Bait and I am so mad it was part of my un-trieds. I picked up this beauty from Dollish herself last year when we did the NYC Blogger Meet up which was really fun :)

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IMG_7415Well there you have it, There are my (Walking Dead) Negative Space nails

Any other Walkind Dead-ers out there? :)

Don’t forget to check out my fellow Lacquer Ringers manis here

St. Patty’s Day nails

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today I have some very festive nails for you in honor of the Holiday.

I used Philly Loves Lacquer’s Gilded Shamrock and topped It with Jessica’s 18K gold leaf topper. I painted Jessica’s Lime Cooler on my accent nail.  If you ordered the whole St Patty’s Day nail lacquer set from Philly Loves Lacquer you also got a set of gold and a set of green shamrock stickers from Lauren Walker at YouPolish. I put one of the gold ones as an accent.

Here tis’

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Well, there you have it! Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day, Drink responsibly! lol

The Lacquer Ring – Green

It’s TLR time again, Nicole’s up this month with her choice and she chose Green, very fitting for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!

I intended this to be much different than it turned out.. it’s not terrible or a fail just not the look I was going for. :/  I did Cirque’s Erda and topped it with ILNP’s Flakies (whattttt? again!! i know) Supernova.

So Supernova has Blue, Green, and Purple flakies. On my swatch stick, yes I swatch each color.. It looked mostly green with a little bit of purple. So before I move on let me explain about my swatches because there seems to be some buzz in some of the groups I’m in on FB. Anyway… I have these swatch plates below, and every time I get a new color, before it goes away I paint it and put the name of the polish. All of my polishes are sorted by color, not by shade, lol just all greens together, etc. I also put how many coats it took to get that so that I know if it took 3 coats, it’s not a good stamping polish. Some people think this is a waste, some people think that you can just look at the bottle.. but Erda is a perfect example of why that doesn’t work… For me Erda looks much darker in the bottle. Now I know by looking at my swatches… Just sayin ;) lol

Nail-polish-font-b-swatches-b-font-display-boards-chuck-nail-polish-color-card-display-panelAnyway back to the mani.. so on the swatch plate Supernova looked more green on it’s on, I guess paired with the green it took on the other colors, which is fine just not what I’d hoped for is all.

IMG_7388So in this angle you see mostly the purple flakes, but at the tips and in the middle of my pinky, and the left side of my index you can really see the green, it’s more subtle because the green matches Erda, but that’s more of what I was looking for here. Either way I think it came out good, It’s just not as St. Patty’s Day as I wanted.

Here’s some more angles

IMG_7384See it’s a more even mixed of both the green and the purple on this one.

IMG_7383Same with this, more even mixture.

So what do you think, are you sick of me doing flakies yet? I just can’t help myself! AND she just came out with holo ones, I am trying very hard to not give in… lol

What’s your favorite green polish?

Here are the other girls green manis

Stamping Saturday – Elsa nails

Today I am going to the Philadelphia flower show. The theme is celebrate the movies inspired by the films of Disney and Disney/Pixar. As you know since there was so much hype over Frozen you KNOW there will be some Frozen displays. This gives me a chance to use my polish I got over Christmas!

So before you get scared, no I did not do full-on Elsa nails.. BUT I am going to bombard you with Elsa images, etc to set the tone since Frozen is literally EVERYWHERE!

I got Different Dimensions No one Elsa but you. It’s a holographic silvery blue polish with added shimmers, microglitters and real sterling silver flakies (direct from Different Dimensions website). I then did an accent nail using Orly’s Sweet Peacock and stamped a snowflake using Essie’s Blue Rhapsody.

Are you ready for Frozen overload? Here goes….

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This went perfectly with Orly’s Peacock I really think that the vibrant shiny blue really brought out the shimmer and holo-ness that is this gorgeous Elsa color and visa versa. What do you think?

Don’t forget to check out the other girls Stamping Saturday looks.


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Lastly before I go, in case you weren’t already singing it… you will be now ; )

The Lacquer Ring – Gradient

The talented and lovely Cynthia’s choice is up again. I am loving her right now because her original choice was water marbling for today but thankfully she came to her senses and chose Gradient.

I’ve done both looks but water marbling for those of you that have tried it is A. a pain in the ass and B. messy no matter what I’ve tried. So I’m loving Cynthia for changing her mind for all of us :)

For my gradient I had Valentine’s colors in mind as I did this right around that time, I know I was super prepared this time :) I did the base using Morgan Taylor’s Ella of a girl from the Cinderella collection. I then did a flakie gradient using I think my favorite one of the ILNP bunch, Electric Carnival

IMG_7350I especially love Electric Carnival as it has soo many shades, red, pink, gold, and green. ILNP’s description talks about how you will catch even more colors in different lighting. I sure do and I love it! :D

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Looooook at all those colorsssss <3 So what do you think about these flakies or more importantly, Electric Carnival?

Check out the rest of the TLR girls for their gradient looks! :)

Stamping Saturday – Let it Snow

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Whaaaaaatttt? It’s Stamping Saturday and I have a look for you? Yes I do. I know it’s been about forever since the last time I did Stamping Saturday, but I am trying to participate more again! :)

It’s snowing, yet again, it’s beyond freezing, yet again, it’s NJ and it sucks, as always… so I have a snowflake mani.

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For this mani I desperately wanted to use my flakies, since they are really just a top coat unless you do multiple coats, I painted one thin coat of Julep’s Emma to give it that frost look. I then did one coat of ILNP’s Cold Fusion. My accent finger I did two coats of China Glaze’s Resolution, once all dry I stamped different snowflakes using Essie’s Blue Rhapsody.

 

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I love how Cold Fusion shifts from cobalts to emerald greens. These flakies are the best thing ever I’m in love.

As one of the Stamping Saturday Founders I really should be doing this every Saturday with the girls but I’ve been slacking, :( we’ve welcomed so many new girls and new looks each week with us. If you love stamping and would like to join us, please do!!

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