Saturnalian

I have been slacking hardcore. I know, I know! I was just barely getting by with doing Stamping Saturdays and our #TLR The Lacquer Ring posts…. to now slacking even with the Stamping Saturdays. Life has just gotten to be too hectic. I haven’t even been checking out my girlfriend’s blogs, or anyones blogs for that matter, I just feel like in a slump. Just too much going on :(

I got a new couch!! That doesn’t sound so exciting but it is for us lol we needed one BADLY! It’s fabulous! It’s a sectional with a chaise something we are not used to, never had this style couch but I am loving it more every day.   My girlfriend is teaching me how to crochet, so honestly a lot of my spare time has been devoted to practicing that and making different things. The last couple of things I have had on my nails were really good polishes so they held up almost a week at a time so I haven’t even been doing many manis :/    I can’t promise that I will be back as much as I used to but I will at least try to post once a week at least until things pick back up, it’s just so hard finding the time right now. I feel liek this happens every year right around the holidays.  I didn’t even get to do any PCOS/Ovarian Teal Ribbon nails in September :( Have no fear though I have a very special giveaway I have been holding on to this month! ;)

Alright well here are my super creepy long nails. I mean not super creepy to everyone (at least I hope not) just for me because my nails have NEVER been this long and it just got to be too long. The cut was well overdue. So this mani was from a couple of weeks ago prior to the cut. :)

This is two coats of Philly Loves Lacquer’s Saturnalian. It’s a gorgeous blue with grey scattered holos and rainbow micro glitters, also super high shine. How can you not go wrong! Saturnalian is a part of the Fancy Brigade Mummer’s line. If you are not familiar with the Mummers or Fancies she has some info about it under the polish description.

IMG_7068IMG_7072Gorgeous right?  You can purchase Philly Loves Lacquer polishes here. Although as I check on this it looks like she is currently sold out of this particular one right now :(

So I leave you for now but will schedule out another post of my gorgeous and first ever Illamasqua!!! I LOVE it wait till you see this color. And of course don’t forget about the upcoming giveaway!

The Lacquer Ring – Supernatural

We’re back this time with Sib’s pick of a Supernatural theme which includes Mythological creatures such as mermaids, dragons, etc.  As soon as she said Supernatural she reminded me of the ones I did way back when during the Nail Challenge that I absolutely loved, so I brought those back too :)

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For today, I chose dragon scales. I used OPI’s Green on the Runway as the base. It’s got a gorgeous like green to brownish almost color changing to it which was perfect. Then I stamped the scales using a mixture of Cirque’s Erda and OPI’s OPI with a nice Fin-nish.

I tried to capture the color changing as best as I could.

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So there you have it. That’s my Supernatural look. What do you think of when you think of Supernatural or Mythological?

 

 

Check out what the other girls came up with

Stamping Saturday – Guest post

This Stamping Saturday you are gonna have to head over to The Fancy Side to see my look ;)

Here’s a sneak peek at the base. Click on the picture below to be brought to the post.

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Here’s the other girls this Saturday.

TLR – All that glitters IS gold

Hey There! This month’s TLR pick was Siobhan’s and she chose gold for our color collab post. Anyone that knows me knows I am usually a hater of gold, however V is the ultimate gold lover. She is slowly turning me on to more and more gold looks, but shh don’t tell her I said that.

I have a couple of different options but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to go with for this look. I ended up with my least favorite of the Nordic Collection which is Opi with a nice Fin-nish. This is a very ‘pearly’ gold if you will with hints of bronze not straight gold. I usually hate those types of finishes where you can see every brush stroke and this is of course no exception! LOL! I decided to gradient Cirque’s Trousseau and with that I now absolutely love it! Who’da thunk? My mani started to look very fall like so I then took my new MoYou stamp Mother Nature Plate 07 and Sally Hansen’s Forbidden fudge and added a leaf accent to each nail.

This is for you V, I hope it’s gold enough for ya ;)

IMG_7060Here is an angle picture so you can see the change and it’s a little more vibrant with the leaves

IMG_7061Lastly, this picture is a little dark but again shows the vibrancy of all colors together I absolutely love this color combo.

IMG_7064Well there is my gold mani, I don’t do em often so this shows how much I love V that I went this Gold. lol

On a side note, today as many of you know not just in the US but the rest of the world today is 9/11. Especially those of you in the US I’m sure remember exactly where you were and what you were doing this day 13 years ago, so it seems almost silly to say ‘never forget’ none of us ever will. Today though, even more so, try to remind yourself of everything you have, be grateful, call a loved one and tell them you love them, do a pay it forward deed today. Say a prayer for or just honor those that lost their lives by living yours to the fullest and being thankful that we live in a free country, as there are many that lost their lives since that day, both Military and civilians trying to keep our country safe and free. <3

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Are you ready for some football?

This week was the start of the official NFL season. Living near Philly the choice team is the Eagles. My husband and I took my mother and father in law to an Eagles game last year on my birthday and although, I prefer hockey over football, there was nothing else like that game. 

Here are my Eagles nails for the first Eagles game today :) This is two coats of Mentality’s Reclaim. I then stamped E-A-G-L-E-S using my new MoYou stamp and on my pinky using the same white, I stamped the helmets and footballs.

As this Mentality color is a matte finish, I had to use a top coat as this was the closest thing I had to Eagles green, here they are:

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Stamping Saturday – Wildwoods by the Sea

My local peeps will love this theme and color! This weekend it’s Labor Day weekend here. I just got these GORGEOUS colors from Philly Loves Lacquer and I have one of them to show you today. As she is local her polish names are cool because you can relate to all of them. The inspiration for her to start her line was drawn by her fascination with the history and landmarks of the City she loved and she combined that along with her love for nail polish and voila Philly Loves Lacquer was born!

Today I have Wildwoods by the Sea. Everyone knows that in this area Wildwood is THE place to be during the summer. Especially this ‘last’ weekend, Labor Day weekend. Wildwood will be Packed to the core this weekend with anyone and everyone celebrating their last fun in ‘the sun weekend before the unofficial end to summer.

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“Love those wild wild Wildwood days”

Wildwoods by the Sea is “is a creamy deep dark seafoam base with a strong scattered holographic finish” so in other words, stunning. Sticking to the theme I stamped some seashells using my MoYou plate and Essie’s Good as Gold. Here’s my ‘End of Summer, Wildwoods mani’

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So what do you think? What is on your nails for this end to summer 3-day weekend?

Be sure to check out the other girls looks to see what they came up with this Stamping Saturday.

 


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The Lacquer Ring – Striping tape mani

Cynthia picked Striping tape mani’s as our TLR nail art theme.

Ugg!! So I did my striping tape mani the other day and I hated the way it came out so I did it again and this time hated it even more! :( It’s crazy how the simplest things you would think would come out awesome, not in this case for me.

I used OPI glitter off base coat first because I wanted to use glitter texture polishes I figured I’d give that a shot. I painted one coat of Zoya’s Cosmo a glittery texture, and then I did stripes of Darling Diva’s Anna over that. Once dry I used various lines using striping tape and did one coat of Zoya Sunshine. As these are all mostly all texture polishes, as it dried I tried to flatten it a little if that makes sense so that it wasn’t too clumpy. I think it was just too much texture, I feel like it still looks too clumpy! :(  I then took a few pictures of it with top coat just to see and I hated that even more ::sigh::

So unfortunately today you only get one picture and that’s of todays #TLR mani. My fail. :(

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Well there you have it. Here is my TLR Striping tape mani. Don’t forget to check out the other girls and stop back for Stamping Saturday! I have new pretties coming in today and hopefully my new stamps will be in too :)