5.21.2014

NOTD | Lavish Polish Jellybean

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Another quick nail of the day for you today, Lacquerbeanz...


I used 3 easy coats of Lavish Polish Jellybean (a light pink crelly full of fine matte neon glitters) with 4 coats of Indecisive Lacquer Sugar on the accent nail. Topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat! :-)




5.18.2014

NOTD | Lavish Polish Cuppy Cake

Happy Sunday, Lacquerbeanz!

I haven't had much time to post here lately, (but remember, I post often on Instagram at @amc896) but here is a quick nail of the day I sported a few weeks ago. It is very simple, but I really love it!

I used either 2 or 3 coats (can't remember) of Lavish Polish Cuppy Cake, a fluorescent hot pink holo, with Julep Oscar on the accent nail. I topped it off with my favorite Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat.




I think Cuppy Cake is my new go-to color for a quick mani. I absolutely love it! What's your go-to polish?


5.14.2014

Lavish Polish Crellies | New Releases

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Happy Hump Day, Lacquerbeanz!

The past Saturday, Lavish Polish released nine BEAUTIFUL new crelly polishes in their shop. Let's take a look at these stunners! Every single one of these had a PERFECT formula.



Mint Frosting: a soft, minty crelly; perfect in 3 coats.




Hush: a girly, light pink crelly; 3 coats does the trick!




Ravishing: a juicy, watermelon-y crelly. I used 2 coats here. I LOVE this one!




Main Squeeze: a lime-leaning pastel green crelly; perfect in 3 coats.




Creamsicle: a light, peachy-orange pastel crelly; perfect in 3 easy coats.




Sail Away: a beautiful sky-blue crelly; 3 easy coats shown here.




Honeydew: a cute yellow-leaning honeydew melon-colored crelly; perfect in 3 coats.




Silly: a beautiful pastel lavender crelly; shown here in 3 easy coats.




Too Cute: a medium magenta-pink crelly; perfect in 3 coats.




Don't even ask me to pick a favorite from this bunch -- I can't do it! I love all of them!

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5.12.2014

Blue Love | Sticky Nails

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Happy Monday, Lacquerbeanz! I have a cute, simple mani to show you today that is SO easy to do and is perfect if you don't have time for nail art but still want to add some sass to your mani. =)

I received a few different sets of nail art stencils from Sticky Nails to review, so keep your eyes peeled this month for more manis featuring these nail stencils.

For today's mani, I used the heart stencils from the Fancy Lady stencil kit. I was VERY pleased with how easy it was to use these nail stencils. The material was nice and stretchy so it easily fit the curve of my nail while still maintaining the shape of the stencil. It was very sticky, even after I adjusted the placement of it several times, which is a big plus. I hate when I try to readjust a nail stencil and the stickiness goes away! The most FABULOUS thing about these stencils is that there is a little dotted line down the center of the stencil, which allows you to perfectly center it on the nail. LOVED THAT SO MUCH!


I used three coats of Ellison's Organics Bigger on The Inside for my blue base, and once that was completely dry, I followed the simple directions that were included in the cute little envelope with the nail stencils. I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the white hearts, and topped the whole thing off with China Glaze Fairy Dust for some sparkly deliciousness!



Simple and easy! What do you think?

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5.09.2014

Zoya Bubbly Summer 2014 | Swatches & Review

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I'm back, Lacquerbeanz, and today I have the other half of Zoya's summer release -- the Bubbly Collection! YAY! This collection consists of six dazzling jellies loaded with shimmering holographic glitter particles. All swatches in this post are topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.



Binx is a spicy orchid purple dappled with gold metallic and holographic sparkles. The formula was great (actually, the formula for all 6 in this set was great!) -- I used three coats for the swatches below, but you can get away with 2 for this one.




Muse is my favorite from the collection. It's a blue raspberry holographic fizz with a subtle vein of gold. (o00oh what a fancy description!) After applying the first coat, I thought I'd need 3 coats for this one -- but it builds very nicely and I only needed two coats.




Alma is a warm golden peach metallic polish. I needed three coats for this one because it's on the sheer side.




Harper is a cotton candy pink base with a spun gold shimmer. This one is more pigmented, so I only needed two coats for full coverage.




Staasi is a brilliant citron green with a gold metallic glaze and holographic finish. I used three coats for the swatches below, but you can use two coats for a lighter look.




Jesy is a fiery coral orange metallic holo jelly. The formula for this one seemed a little bit thicker than the others. I used three coats for full coverage.




That's all for today, Lacquerbeanz! Which is your favorite? This collection is available now at Zoya.com, with individual polishes retailing at $9/bottle.

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5.08.2014

Zoya Tickled Summer 2014 | Swatches & Review

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Gooooood Morning, Lacquerbeanz! Today I have an absolutely beautiful collection to show you -- Zoya's Tickled Collection for Summer 2014! This collection consists of six pigment-packed, full coverage cremes with absolutely spectacular formulae. All swatches in this post are topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.



Wendy is my favorite from this collection. It's a juicy summer melon-toned coral polish and application was flawless. Perfect in two coats!




Ling is a vibrant royal blue creme. It looks much dustier in the bottle, but the color really comes out on the nail! The formula has a great consistency, and it was very easy to control during application. I used two coats for my swatches to cover my visible nail line, but it's possibly you can get away with one coat if you have shorter nails.




Kitridge (interesting name) is your classic summery bubblegum pink creme. The first coat was streaky, but the second coat evened most of that out. I added a third coat for good measure! =P If you have very good application skills, you can certainly get away with two coats for this one.




Tilda is described by Zoya as a warm mantis green, but all I can think of when I look at it is a granny smith apple! As with Ling, I like the color of this polish much better on the nail than in the bottle. It really brightens up on the nail.  The first coat was a bit streaky, but a thick second coat evened that out very nicely.




Rooney is a creamy mid-range magenta pink with balanced undertones. To me, this one looked like it was going to be a one-coater in the bottle... but I ended up needing 2 coats to even everything out on the nail. It also looks dustier to me once you see it on the nail (but still beautiful!).




Finally, we have Rocha -- a classic folly red creme with warm undertones. Although you cannot see it in my swatches, there is lots of shimmer in this polish that becomes even more visible if you use topcoat. Trust me, it's there and it's pretty! =) I used two coats for a darker look, but this one definitely can be a one-coater.




What do you think? I am so SO happy with this collection. Each color is unique and perfect for summer! This collection is available now at Zoya.com, which individual polishes retailing at $9/bottle.

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