Hers & His: JORD Wood Watches

Long time no post, Lacquerbeanz!

I have been wanting to dedicate a month on my blog to "his and hers" posts -- focusing on everything from outerwear to underwear -- on the blog for some time now; well, I finally have the time, so welcome to his & her month! This month's posts will be all about various clothes and accessories that are great for both men and women -- and a cute way to step out in style as a couple without being overly in-your-face-obnoxious-look-aren't-we-cute-because-we-match about it. =D

Today I have a set of gorgeous wooden watches to show you from JORD. These watches are certainly "in" right now -- the first time the boyf and I wore our watches out, we were stopped by 6 or 7 complete strangers who wanted to know where we got out watches!

JORD is a company focused on developing watches for the modern crowd. On their website, they say 'We make our watches for people who don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go.' I dig it!

I obviously couldn't show you a photo without first painting my nails to watch my new watch! Shown below is from the Cora series in Zebrawood and Turqoise. Look how beautiful that color is!

On my nails I am wearing one of my all-time favorite polishes: Essie's In The Cab-ana. Look how perfect that match is!

JORD was generous enough to take part in my His & Hers month and send over a watch for my boyfriend to sport, as well. Awwww look how annoyingly cute we are:

Both of these watches are self-winding automatic mechanical watches (AKA they make that fun tiny little winding sound when you walk around, haha! ...and yes sometimes I just swing my arm around to wind it because I like the sound. Don't judge me.)

He chose to sport the Zebrawood and Dark Sandalwood from the Dover series for men. He was iffy about wearing a wooden watch at first, but believe me when I say he might as well glue it to his wrist, because he loves this watch so much now he almost never takes it off! Here's a solo shot of it showcasing my very artsy photography skills:

I know, I know. I'm so artsy. =P

Fall is officially here in New Jersey, and with this season comes LOTS of beer festivals. (YAY!) I wanted to show you what I wore to one of the beer fests we went to -- and how awesome this watch looks even with a casual, dress-down outfit:

Check out the full lineup below:

I think wooden watches are going to be the new must-have of the season -- so be sure to get your hands on one ASAP!

That's all for today, Lacquerbeanz -- but stay tuned and check back soon for my next his & hers post!


My Nails and my Bikini ;-)

Press Samples

Summer is almost here, and I have wasted no time at all getting into the summer spirit! This weekend I went down the shore (yes, I went to THE Jersey Shore) for some fun in the sun.

Did my nails match my bathing suit? Obviously.

Bikini courtesy of DressLink.com

This bikini was sent to me from DressLink.com, a site with ridiculously, and I mean RIDICULOUSLY, cheap clothing, accessories, and more. I am wearing a size small bikini in this photo, and the quality is fantastic; much better than I expected for a bathing suit sold for $5.99! (No that is not a typo -- this bikini set sells for five dollars and 99 cents on this website!)

To be honest, i didn't expect either piece of this bikini to fit me, being that I am normally an XS bottom and M top... but much to my surprise, both pieces fit me perfectly. Score!

On my nails I wore two coats of Zoya Genesis, a pretty crystalline white polish with a micronized metallic pearl finish. This polish is from Zoya's Paradise Sun collection, which was released this year to enjoy all summer long!

The Paradise Sun collection is available as a set for $54, or you can pick up Genesis individually for $9.

You can also use the code Blog15 to get 10% off your order at DressLink.com!

I also have another bikini PLUS a coverup from DressLink to show you, so stay tuned! :-)

Until next time!


Lavish Polish | Summer 2014 Collection

Press Sample

Morning, Lacquerbeanz! Today I have Lavish Polish's 2014 Summer Collection to show you. Let's have a look!

Summer Nights: a beautiful blue jelly with blue, green, and silver glitter to give it that clear summer night sky look.

Short Shorts: a cute lilac crelly full of holo turquoise, purple, and hot pink hexes and fine glitter.

Tan Lines: a nude crelly with a gold shimmer and hint of fine holo gold and orange glitter.

Sunshine: light yellow jelly with matte hot pink, orange and yellow hexes and squares.

Pool Side: a light blue (cold) to white (warm) thermal full of dot glitters in different colors and sizes.

Tropical Paradise: a light green mint (warm) to darker green (cold) thermal full of different color hexes and dots.

Summer Breeze: a  jelly thermal that's a pale yellow when cold and whitish transparent when warm; full of a fun mix of matte triangles and hexes.

Let's Go to the Beach: a really fun and cute matte glitter bomb with lots of different color glitters.