February’s Lacquer Legion submission was created from a manicure I found on Essie, and I decided to recreate it but with Essie’s Ignite the Night instead of Chinchilly. The problem is that as lovely as this Sssssexy is, I have never been able to create passable magnetic nail art with it.
Because it was only barely visible on one nail, I decided to add some studs from the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Stud Kit to salvage the situation. Such a shame, especially since I use Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color as well and have never had a problem. Maybe that’s why I have it in every color.
I hope to see some of your contributions to the Lacquer Legion’s monthly nail challenge. If you do decide to take part, please, please, please let me know so I can give you as much support as you give me.
Is this cool or what? I am all over the iridescent trend and Cynthia Rowley‘s seamed waist dress is other-worldly. I just purchased Essie’s “For The Twill of It” from Amazon and that nail polish would go perfectly with this dress.
Gold and/or silver accessories and minimal makeup makes the look a stunner. What do you think?
Another Whoops! So sorry. Obviously I am working on a post but my fingers are faster than the computer. Stay tuned for a fantastic post on my favorite subject; Nail Art with my nail art failures as the subject. Until then, please enjoy a couple of tutorials, the first is about nail maintenance that will promote longer, lovelier nails, and the other is about how to master water marbling courtesy of my new favorite nail artist, ProfessionalDQ. The DQ is for Drama Queen and subscribing to her YouTube channel is a brilliant idea.
I am fascinated with Water Marbling, but not nearly as much as ProfessionalDQ’s is fascinated with unicorns and rainbows, she mentions and creates them often in her tutorials. Check her out, because she is entertaining, funny, self-deprecating, quirky, and talented. Personally, I think she should have looked into modeling; she is 6 ft. tall and gorgeous.
I am a major nail art fiend, and I absolutely love fingernail polish. There was a time when I was completely against glitter polishes because I thought they were gaudy and I wasn’t crazy about matte finishes either. I have seen beautiful nail art that incorporates matte and glitter, and I am hooked. If I wasn’t already hooked, I would have been after seeing OPI’s Designer Series Raw Granite nail lacquers. The combination of a matte finish that sparkles is absolutely gorgeous.
The new polishes are part of OPI’s designer series and contain diamond dust. They are following the footsteps of Azature, a polish and luxury jewelry brand I am obsessed with owning and have written several posts where I mention Black Diamond nail lacquer, a glistening polish infused with black diamonds. Azature is most famous for making a $250,000 bottle of nail polish, the most expensive bottle of nail polish to date. From what I can tell, the difference between the Raw Granite polishes and Azature is the Granite Series is earthy and its sheen is subtle, while Azature is glamorous and glitzy.
The diamond dust polish comes in pewter and lapis and is meant to be worn without a topcoat which will result in a satin like finish that is satiny with dimension. While it may look like it would have a rough texture, it goes on smoothly and stays that way. I rock deep blue on my nails constantly, so I am extremely excited about this new addition to the Designer Series. I love how the silver hexagon glitter in the pewter polish gives Emily, a.k.a. the Lacquerologist’s nails added oomph. These polishes can go elegant or edgy and the colors deepen when given a topcoat.
You can find the Raw Granite nail lacquer line at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCP Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com starting in September for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN).
The Nailasaurus: Pastel Planets: Matte Nebula Nails!
I couldn’t stop staring at these nails. Another stunning nail art manicure by The Nailasaurus. The first picture is the matte version, and the second picture is before the matte effect. Interplanetary level fantastic!
I am convinced that Sephora is trying to give me a heart attack. How else do you explain the sheer volume of nail lacquers set to launch in September? Their evil plan is to perfect their Sephora X line of nail polishes, then debut the updated line with 200 nail products. Unheard of right? With the end of their association with OPI, Sephora decided to expand on its already existing Sephora X line. Being who I am, I could ponder and analyze the logic behind offering a couple of hundred nail lacquers all at once, but I am just going to enjoy the moment instead.
Along with offering The Classics collection, there will also be The Brilliants-sparkles; The Translucents-sheer colors; The Xplosives-splatter coats; and The Electrics-neon polishes. Altogether, there will be 93 nail colors, 50-plus special-effects lacquers, base and top coats and a selection of nail care essentials. I am overwhelmed… and overjoyed.
When I spotted MAC’s Tropical nail polish, I came to a screeching halt. I was never a fan of glitter until about six months ago when I spotted some amazing nail art with glitter polishes. Since then, I have added Milani Ruby Jewels and Sally Hansen Wedding Crasher to my polish repertoire, and it looks like Tropical will join the family.
Tropical is part of the Temperature Rising Collection which launched in May. I think the combination of bronze glitter, gold, and copper is perfect for the summer months and suits any skin tone. One coat will produce a sheer coating with subtle shimmer, while two coats will provide more oomph. There is another polish in the collection, Scorching Haute, which is a magenta glitter lacquer with no color base. The polishes in the Temperature Rising collection are $18 each.
You would not believe the drama I went through to get this to look right. I had to publish something because Polyvore threatened to deactivate my group if I didn’t create a set. Unfortunately, I forgot to publish to draft, and it all went downhill from there. If I were wearing this outfit instead of brown satin pinstripe pajamas, and not longing for caffeine, I wouldn’t have had this problem.
What do you think about my idea of the perfect day out outfit?
I couldn’t help it, I had to post this Snoop Dogg/Lion (I’m having a hard time adjusting to his new reggae persona. I’m still sipping on Gin & Juice.) manicure. I think it’s fun and so summer. For more visit: http://boomnails.blogspot.co.uk/
I don’t know about you, but while all eyes were on the celebrities and their punk incarnations, I found the nail art manicures more interesting overall. I already mentioned some head-to-toe creations that I admired from the participants that took the task of dressing for the Costume Institutes exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture at the MET Ball seriously. Being the nail art fan that I am, I wasn’t disappointed in what I saw.
“This year, it was the nails that were out-of-control amazing.”