TLR Snowflake nails

I know, I know, I’m late posting again.. ugh lol I thought I would have more time but I didn’t. With the Holidays coming, as most of you know this is the busiest time of the year. I missed out on Red glitter and yesterday was snowflake. Surprise! I mixed them together! lol

This is China Glaze’s Ruby Slippers. I also stamped snowflakes using both China Glaze white and Essie’s No Place Like Chrome.

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Be sure to check out the other TLR’s and Happy Holidays everyone!

 

The Lacquer Ring – Cream

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Whoa, three posts to the blog now…  I told you I was going to try to post more often!   Today’s prompt for #TLR is Cream. I only have a handful of neutral colors so this was hard for me.  I asked the girls if I could get away with Cream finish’s and they said no! whomp whomp! lol  In any event with the help from the group they helped me choose Nubar’s Spirit Walker.  It’s funny because when I first started blogging and I was following Cynthia, She posted this color and I fell in love with it!

I present to you Nubar’s Spirit Walker with some gradient tips using Sally Hansen’s Forbidden Fudge! I didn’t like my nails just plain neutral so I had to add a little something without taking from how gorgeous this neutral is on its own.  Spirit Walker has a tint of like a pink shimmer so I thought it would pair nicely with the shimmer from Forbidden Fudge.  Although I didn’t want to do the neutral on it’s own I can’t say that I love the way the mani ended up either :/  It doesn’t help that I am still sour that I had a break and they are nubs again 😦

IMG_7638With that being said, since I didn’t love it, you only get one picture lol.  Isn’t Spirit Walker such a gorgeous neutral though! Can you see the hints of pink shimmer?

Don’t forget to check out the other TLR girls, let’s see what they came up with!  Also with the upcoming Holiday, be sure to check back NEXT week (not two weeks from now like normal) for the other November TLR Prompt


Finally, be sure you are following me on Instagram, or on Facebook for other updates or looks you might have missed in my absence of the blog.

I will also be adding lots more polishes to my blog sale up on Storenvy! Check that out!

The Lacquer Ring – Aztec Nails

Hey there, long time no see. I have a whole folder of un-shown looks for you. Today we delayed our TLR looks from Thursday to now. In honor of Jess whose too busy for us hehe just kidding she works A LOT we did these nails for her this month. 🙂

First I painted Morgan Taylor My Carriage awaits. Once dry I used striping tape and did opposite triangles and filled it in with China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle. Once super dry I did my Aztec stamp using the triangle the opposite side using MoYou’s Pro Collection-02

71pu8K01jvL__SL1336_I then decided I felt like my look needed to be matte, I used OPI’s matte top coat and waited like 975283798273489 hours for it to dry. LOL Does anyone else have this problem? What I did as a trick, and maybe everyone already knows about this, I did a thin layer of my Seche Vite as that is lightening fast, and in about ten minutes just to be sure I used the matte topper. I went to bed about a half hour later and it worked! no sheet marks like every other time I’ve used matte yay!

Here’s my take on Aztec nails, whatdya think?

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Well there ya have em, what do you think of my Aztec nails?

Don’t forget to check out the other girls nails!

The Lacquer Ring – Purple

So I had a post all planned out, I was going to paint my nails using this gorgeous holo glitter that Lesley gave me and no such luck.. So I was going to paint my nails last night with it, I know last minute.. serves me right. Well all of the sudden we had noticed that the floor in our Laundry Room was wet and my washer had been leaking. We moved the middle ‘agitator’ and the drum had water under it.. what the pluck. So we have been having a lot of issues with it and it’s capacity so this morning we bought a new washer dryer set because our dryer has been going as well. In any event I forgot to do my damn nails so I am cycling an old post that I never posted that’s why I have a leaf stamped.. lol

This Month Cynthia is back up from Of Life and Lacquer and first up for color she chose purple. This is Figgy Pudding by Smitten Polish. This was part of their Christmas/Winter Collection and was seriously my favorite Holiday Collection and this my favorite color of all of the collections I got. Believe me, I got quite a few collections around that time. lol

Smitten’s website describes this Jem as a purple jelly base filled with subtly shifting reddish bronze flakies and shimmer. With that I decided to use Essie’s Penny Talk to stamp a leaf as an accent on one of my nails I figured it would really make the flakes pop and I think that’s true.  Although with or without this stamp the flakes pop and are gorgeous on their own too.

IMG_2462IMG_2460IMG_2458Isn’t it amazing! This is one of those colors that has bumped it’s way to my top faves. 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the other gals in their TLR Thursday this Month!

Stamping Saturday – I mustache you a question..

In case you don’t know November has been dubbed Movember in order to promote awareness to Men’s Health.

The Movember Foundation aims to change this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when needed. 
 
As a global men’s health movement, the Movember Foundation has the ambition to contribute to improving the lives of men around the world. To achieve this, we challenge men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.  We see success as moving the dial on progress towards:
  • Reduced mortality from prostate, testicular cancer and men’s suicide 
  • Men living with prostate or testicular cancer being physically and mentally well
  • Men and boys understanding how to be mentally healthy and taking action when they experience mental health problems
  • Men and boys with mental health problems not being discriminated against

More information on this cause and how to help can be found at us.movember.com

I have done my nails in support as well as have donated to my friend who is currently participating in Movember. Please do your part in showing support and/or donating this November and always.

If you don’t have someone you know participating yet and would still like to donate, I have attached a link to my friends page here.

For my Mustache look, I FINALLY got my Zoya mattes I have been drooling over for forever! I did two coats of Savita and topped it off with my MoYou Mustache stamp using Essie’s Nothing else metals. I absolutely love the look of the shiny staches over the matte purple. See for yourself!

 

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Pretty amazing right! Enough to make you go get Savita if you don’t already have it? lol

Don’t forget to check out the Movember website and get involved. or Donate here

Also make sure you check out everyone else’s Stamping Saturday looks!