My lush for lacquer

WOW, i’m more impressed than I thought I would be and with great reason. I’ve seen this brand all over Instagram and on blogger here and decided to find out what the big deal is, big deal is an understatement I’ve discovered. For those who don’t know, Lush Lacquer is a mother/daughter team of polish makers and I have just joined the bandwagon. That is truly something I would love to do had I been blessed with a daughter. Checking out their inventory on their STORE site I was stopped dead in my sights on a polish called “sugar daddy”. I fell in love with the Nails Inc. special effects toppings and this is the twin to it giving it MUCH competition!! I am quite impressed with the texture, opacity and drying appearance of this lacquer. I actually don’t plan on changing my nails for at least 3 or 4 days. With 2 coats your nails are completely coated with this white lacquer holding hands with the confetti ingredients of different color shapes. I am telling you that I posted my finished mani on facebook and my iphone chimed my alerts with comments on it I had to turn my phone on vibrate no lie! Lush lacquers has just received a bunch of customers. I look forward to buying more, I have my eye on a baby blue mix just like this. If you own a lush lacquer product how do you rate them?

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Here kitty….

Lacquerellas, I have this mani I forgot to post and it’s by the wacky Betsey Johnson X Sephora by OPI collab. This polish is called “ALLEY CAT” (hence the post name–get it)! I am gonna tell you like this, I’ve found that whatever has OPI on it I am bound to like it. This is my first Sephora by OPI polish, I got it a few weeks ago in the store on clearance for cinco deniro $5. The formula seems a little watery just playing with the brush in the bottle but the application defines each brush stroke; I had no problem applying this polish. You can witness opaque in just two coats, it dries just a tad matte but just a kiss of some top coat and your on your way to the finish line. On my accent finger I’ve applied a few spots of glitter using the American Apparel glitter polish (the polish reminds me of a disco ball), the brush doesn’t pick up the colored metallic circles as much as I’d liked it to so I used a orange stick and placed them on my finger; top coat as I said earlier and your done.

By the way, don’t feed stray cats……. 🙂

Mind if I “DUPE” you



“No one on the corner has swagga like us”….,

MIA said it first,then Deborah Lippmann seconed the notion….. The only thing is that someone may just have swagga like her polish indeed. Looking through my stash yesterday filled with indecisiveness about my mani I spotted both of the above near each other (laughing to myself, this is a set up), in the first pic on the left is “Gold Rush” by TheGap and “Swagga like us” by Deborah Lippmann; they had to have been seperated at birth. I’d claim them to be fraternal twins because their formula has 99% similarity, there is a distinct difference between the two and I plan to elaborate. Giving u a little known fact about myself, I am also a fraternal twin; my brother is 15 minutes older. We are extremely close but have different formulas to our biological makeup! I’ve painted my ring finger and pinky with TheGap polish. The Gap’s gold/bronze formula is lighter in texture and bears more green reflection in light, while DL’s polish is darker and keeps a gold/bronze appearance with less green reflection in light. The Gap polish costs $6 (it was on sale so I paid even less for that) while DL polish stands firm at msrp of $16. I must say that you don’t stand to lose if you choose theGap, sometimes the name just isn’t enough for product satisfaction. Well I’m sure I don’t stand alone with my dupe experience, link me with dupes you’ve compared if you like. Thanks for reading.

Pink flow

Second post for the day, here with my latest mani of the Ombré nails going light to dark. Now I’ve seen this trend done in several different colors and was immediately fascinated with the look. It’s a no brainier that you’ll need 5 different shades of your color of choice. Next all u will need to do is decide beforehand what your objective color flow is, I wanted to go light to dark starting with my thumb. My favorite colors that I’ve seen it done in is the yellows, pinks, purples, greens. Can’t wait to do this again. Be sure to link me your post if you’ve done this trend. Have a great Monday 🙂

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Are you gonna brush my way

What’s good Lacquerellas? Hope your weekend was cool. I wanted to post this as it has been on my mind for a minute. What’s your choice of brush style? Are you small and narrow, long and narrow, wide or it doesn’t matter? How do you feel about Essence and Wet n Wild changing their brush style? I’m getting use to Essence’s bottle shape change also. Take a look at these brushes and let me know which one is best for your brush with lacquer.

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Lucky Fingers

 

Who says that you have to wait till St. Patrick’s Day to show off your green? I break the rules in case you haven’t noticed. Here you’ll see that I am sporting the lovely OPI lacquer model named “Gargantuan Green Grape. I was relunctant to purchase it because I thought it would dry into a puke green color as I have experienced with another color before, but I was not disappointed at all. On my accent finger I am wearing Jordana Glitters “leafy green” polish. I don’t mind the OPI polish by itself tho, it’s very eye catching. You lacquerellas enjoy your weekend.

While scrolling through the nails did tag on instagram, I came across a new nail polish company called Nail Phunk. Nail Phunk is a Cali based company that provides you polish and nail wraps to keep your nails funky fresh!

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The color that has really been catching my eye is the peacock electric blue color. Since a certain someone *ahem my sister *ahem lost my electric blue Essie color I had, the nail Phunk’s peacock is definitely a shoe in! To learn more about Nail Phunk and to cop some Nail Phunk varnish hit up www.nailphunk.com

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