Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Hurrah

 Since it's the last day of the year, I have to get a post in. I cut it pretty close on this one. I'm putting Christmas and New Year's Eve all in one post since it's kind of my last shot.

On the left is my sweet little Chloe's nails. She's 4 and really wanted some Christmas nails, so we did these one evening while she watched Mulan 2. She loved them and was excited to take pictures just like Mommy. On the right are my Christmas sweater nails. A very popular trend this season, I really liked how they turned out. I used Color Club- Berry and Bright, then stamped with Sinful Colors- Snow Me White and W120.

 Next up is my look for New Year's Eve. My mom bought me a pack of 7 mini polishes at Ross awhile back. I don't know what brand they are, but this is one of them. It's called Grapevine. It's such a gorgeous dark purple and in direct light you can see the beautiful pink and blue shimmer in it. I just love it!

 I started with 2 coats of Grapevine, then decided to do a skittle, something I rarely do. On the index finger I added Hard Candy- Hip Hip Hooray, very fitting for party nails, I think! The other images are stamped with Pure Ice- Silver Star and BM-311 and W117.

Better late than never, right?? 
My goal for my blog in the new year is to start posting more regularly. Hopefully we're doing with sickness and surgeries for awhile, so things can calm down. I do my nails, I just have trouble finding the time to post! Maybe once the older kids go back to school, I can start carving out some time during Sesame Street for blogging :)

Happy New Year everyone!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Royal Lacquer Swatches & Review

Back in October I posted about Suds n Stickers, they did the great Vynails decals. They recently started a line of polish called Royal Lacquer and I was lucky enough to receive a few colors for review! Unfortunately, I got them the same day I had my tonsils out, so I've been out of commission for a couple weeks, so sorry ladies!

On my index and middle finger is Aura. A gorgeous purple glitter topper. I layered it over OPI- You're Such a Budapest. This color is so sparkly and the glitter payoff is great. The larger circle glitters take a little fishing, but that's to be expected.


 On the ring and pinky fingers I've got this cute little unnamed mini. It's a delicate glitter topper, some pink, purple, blue, very pretty. It's also over You're Such a Budapest. 

 I really loved this next color, it's gorgeous! This is three coats of Inner Glow. A gorgeous berry colored jelly with some redish micro glitter and some copper and holo glitter. It's so pretty! It dries to kind of a waxy finish, which is cool, but I really love it with top coat!

No topcoat

 The last one is another cute little unnamed mini. It's a pretty teal color packed with black, white, and silver glitters. All different shapes, hexes, squares, circles, stars, although I didn't manage to get any of the stars. I really like this color, the larger glitters do require a little fishing of course, but it's worth it :) This one also had a waxy finish to it.

No topcoat

Thank you to the ladies from Royal Lacquer for giving me the opportunity to review your polishes! I absolutely love them!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


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