Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OPI Muppets Pepe's Purple Passion and Excuse Moi!

My favorite salon got the whole Muppets collection and I chose several for myself. These were the two that really stood out to me. I love them! It was really hard to get good pictures of Pepe's Purple Passion. It is a gorgeous shade of berry with lots of small glitter pieces. The color of the polish is a little dark so it kind of swallows the look of the glitter. It also has a bit of a rough texture so you need one or two good layers of top coat if you don't like feeling it. In these pictures you can actually see the texture because I took them without a top coat on. When I first put this on it was really thick so I added a few drops of thinner. It really helped. It only took one coat for full opacity too. So despite all the "issues" with Pepe's Purple Passion I still really like it. 
Excuse Moi! is, in my opinion, the best glitter from this collection. Instead of a clear base it has a slight pink color to it. There is a ton of different sized glitter in two shades of pink, as well as yellow, blue, green, orange, and silver glitter packed into this bottle.

Unforgettable Moments Sparkling Turquoise

I heard recently that Payless Shoe Source sells these awesome polishes called Brash. So I stopped by today and picked one up. But I also grabbed this gem right here. The brand is called Unforgettable Moments and they cost $2.99 like the Brash polishes. This particular polish was on sale for $1.99. This one is called Sparkling Turquoise and it is gorgeous!

And here I added a little bit of Funky Fingers Baby Baby Baby to brighten it up a bit. And I also did a coat of Seche Vite top coat. It gave the polish a little extra shine. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

China Glaze Tickle My Triangle!

I love this polish. It is a gorgeous pink with amazing holo goodness! It is one of my favorites from the Kaleidoscope Collection. How About A Tumble is the lighter pink polish from this collection and it is my favorite. Tickle My Triangle is a brighter and darker pink. Both are scattered Holos.

Did you catch my little glitter herpes on my ring finger?
I didn't see it until after I took these pictures!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Who wants some Kaleidoscopes and OMG polishes?

Well I found a box full of them! They are going up for sale on my sale tab. 

Fun Halloween Mani

My intentions when I started this mani were to do a Jack'o'lantern but I decided to go with this when I did it on one nail as an accent nail and loved it. I used China Glaze Breakin (orange), My franken Galax-E (black glitter), and Studio M Magic Attraction for a little more pop of glitter. I then took pics of it without a top coat and with a matte top coat from Boots no. 7.

No Top Coat

Matte Top Coat

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Winner of my Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway!

So unfortunately there were only 3 entries into this giveaway. But to you three I thank you so much! Together (including myself) we donated $75! So who is the winner?

Congrats Rachel Arthur!!! I will be emailing you shortly to get your information!

More Frankens!

So I have been busy at work making tons of frankens and I wanted to share 5 of my favorites with you. 

From left to right: Labor of Love: Blackened Blue with green to blue color changing sparkle, Pyrite's Booty: Golden Glitter with Holo glitter, Galax-E: Black Jelly with Holo glitter, BCA: Slighty holo pink polish packed with pink glitter and holo pink hex glitter, Iguana: Blue Holo polish with multi colored flakies.

One layer.

Two layers.

 Three Layers

What do you gals/guys think? I am really happy with them. As a matter of fact I have sold a few of them to some of my girly friends online! So I decided to offer them here too. I can only make a certain amount of some of them and a couple are a bit expensive to make. 
They all come in 5 mL bottles with labels. 
I am asking for $6 shipped in US and $7 shipped internationally. You can use the order form in the tabs to order them. Thanks everyone!

Oh and I will be announcing the winner of the BCA month giveaway tonight!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Emilee's Polish: Labor Of Love

This is my newest franken. I made it for my soon to be sister-in-law, Emilee. She is
awesome and I love her! She likes really dark vampy colors. Her favorite polish is 
Lincoln Park After Dark. So I decided to make her a polish. This is a blackened blue 
with blue to green color changing pigment. I love the way it came out. 
I named it Labor Of Love because her name means rival, laborious, eager. So I took
labor from that and love because I made it out of love.  Corny? Maybe :)

This is what it looks like with the green sparkle. Beautiful, no?

The blue was a bit harder to pick up. In this picture you 
can see the blue of the polish and the blue sparkle. 

Here you can see a mix of blue and green.

And here I added a little nail art to make it happy!

Last Chance for BCA Month Giveaway!!!

Alright everyone, today is the LAST day to enter the BCA giveaway! I am really surprised at the amount of people who entered... I expected a lot more entries. I am sorry if I asked too much from you guys. I will have other giveaways where you don't have to do anything.

Just a refresher, the rules: Donate any amount to any breast cancer awareness/research fund and send me a picture of the confirmation or the thank you letter. OR send me a picture of a receipt (if the purchase was made offline). These donations can be to ANY charity having to do with breast cancer or it can be from a purchase that donates proceeds to a charity. 
You can be entered up to 10 times! One entry for every dollar spent up to ten dollars!

The prizes are HERE.

Thanks everyone and good luck! 
I will be posting the winner tomorrow!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Go Purple in support of Spirit Day and our LGBT youth!

Hello lovelies. Again, I am so sorry for spotty posts this month, this new job is kicking 
my toosh. Anyways, today is "Spirit Day". This was started in 2010 in remembrance 
of all the young people who have taken their own lives because of bullying about their 
sexual orientation. I do not expect you all to support this day, but it is something that
is very important to me. My little brother is gay and I am so lucky that he is still in my life. People can be cruel and I seen it first hand. I am very active in human rights especially 
those directly involved with the LGBT community. So this post is for them. 
For more info on Spirit Day please visit the glaad website.

A personal message from me: Hang in there. You might not have a lot of support where you are right now but it DOES GET BETTER. There is a whole world outside of that city you live in. There are so many of us out here waiting to show you that you can be loved too. Don't give up, please. It breaks my heart that so many people think they are alone. You will find happiness

I started the day thinking I would use 10 different colors of purple to show that there are a wide array of colors just like there are a wide array of people. But then I decided to go with one of my all time favorite purples. This is a franken called Rebecca Likes Cupcakes made by a beautiful blogger at Rebecca Likes Nails. It is a gorgeous shade of light purple and has multicolored hex glitter in it. The glitter to me represents all the different kinds of people all living in the same world. They are different colors and sizes but they all work perfectly together to make this polish beautiful.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Color Club Vintage Couture and Pink Glitter!

I love the color of Vintage Couture but the formula is horrible. It is one of the streakiest formulas I have EVER worked with. I had to use 3 layers and it still looked streaky. The pink glitter makes the streaks not as noticeable. A friend of mine said my nails look like something out of the 50's lol! I have to say I kind of agree. I really like the way they turned out. 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you have not already! Donate any amount to any breast cancer awareness/research fund of your choice and email me with a confirmation to Prettynlacquer You can be entered up to 10 times depending on how much you donate. To see the prizes please check my blog. Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

China Glaze For Audrey and Kleancolor Pink Holo

Don't forget, I AM holding a giveaway this month. All you have to do is make a donation (any amount) to your breast cancer awareness foundation of choice and send me an email with your confirmation attached. You can even buy something from Ford Cares or other products that profits benefit the search for a cure. The amount you donate will be the amount of times you will be entered into the random giveaway. You can donate more but I am going to make a cut off at 10 entries per person. If you want to see the prizes please check here. Thanks and good luck!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Orly Pixy Stix and China Glaze Rated Holographic

Hey everyone. Sorry I have been away for a few days. I just started a new job and I have been completely thrown off schedule. But I am back with a pink mani!

I did one layer of Orly Pixy Stix, 2 layers of China Glaze Rated Holographic then 
a top coat (Seche Vite). I took pictures and then later added polka dots and a 
ribbon with China Glaze Strawberry Fields. 


Don't forget I am having a giveaway this month. Donate any amount to your 
Breast Cancer Foundation of choice and email me your confirmation and get 
entered into a random drawing for several polishes + more surprises! Please see 
my post here for more details on what you could win!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Giveaway Prizes for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

You guys wondering what the prizes are going to be? Hmmm?
Should I make you wait a little longer?

Well here are the prizes! 

Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice, Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, and a Pumpkin polish that is a blue and purple flakie!!!

China Glaze Go Go Pink paired with Seche Vite top coat and a pretty angel keychain, China Glaze Rated Holographic, and China Glaze Crackle in Lightning Bolt. 

And you will also be getting bottles of THESE Frankens!

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Chelsea Sing's the Blues

Grape Bijou

And my friend Rebecca's gorgeous Franken "Rebecca Likes Cupcakes"!

All frankens will be coming in a 5 mL nail polish bottle.

If you are interested in winning these prizes this is what you have to do;
Donate $1 or more to any Breast Cancer Awareness/Research fund. Can be any fund of your own choosing as long as it stands for research and/or awareness. 
Email me at PrettynLacquer @ with a picture or attachment 
of your donation confirmation.

For every $1 donated you will be put into the drawing to win these prizes. 

There are a few more surprise prizes to be won!
Also a second place prize will be awarded to a random winner who donates over $5. 
These prizes will remain a secret until the 22nd!

Thanks everyone! I hope a lot of you will donate and enter the giveaway.
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