Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring Challenge: Unicorn Magic Day

Happy Unicorn Magic Day!! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to create a magical mani. I made this challenge hard, because I really wanted to try painting a unicorn for the first time. I also love this challenge because I used one of my new favorite Lacquistry polishes on it!

To create this mani, I used China Glaze Bahamian Escape as my base color. I added LOTS of magic by using Lacquistry Undertow~ an amazing glittery lacquer created by the wonderful Jenna.   

Here is my manicure in honor of Unicorn Magic Day:
Lacquistry polishes can be purchased at Jenna's Etsy shop by clicking here.
You can keep up-to-date on when Jenna will open her Etsy shop by checking her Facebook page here.

Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
Thanks for so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Challenge: Your Favorite Spring Lilac

Happy Tuesday Lovely Lacquerheads and Welcome to my newest followers. If you live in the US and haven't entered my Awesome 100 Follower Giveaway for three totally cool polishes, click here to enter now!

 For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to create a mani with my favorite spring lilac. Since I have been allergic to lilacs for as long as I can remember, I went with the safe choice and picked a lavendar lilac. (A-choo!)

I used China Glaze Kinetic Candy as my base. The stems were L.A. Colors Art Deco in Bright Green. The lovely lilacs were made using CG Coconut Kiss, Gothic Lolita, and Sweet Hook.

Here are my Spring Lilacs:
 For these 2 pics, I used natural lighting.
 For these last 2 shots, I used artificial lighting.
Can you tell that they are lilacs?

Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
Thanks for stopping by and have a SUPER day!
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
When I fell in love with nail polish a few months ago, I decided that the next logical step would be to blog about my obsession with all things related to lacquer. I had no idea that anyone would even want to read my gibberish or look at my pics, so when I started seeing people follow me, I was over the moon with excitement. Now, I see my followers at over 100 and I can hardly believe it. I'm honored that you take time out of your crazy busy day to read about my nails and I'm thrilled to be a part of your blogging world. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments! I look forward to reading every one of them.

For my 100 Follower Giveaway~This is my very first one!!
Prize: China Glaze Ring In The Red, Zoya Ali, & Orly Androgynie 
*I'm sorry, no international entries will be accepted.
This Giveaway will be open until March 18.

Good luck and thanks for joining me! And as always,
Happy Lacquering! =)






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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Challenge: Blossom Trees

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint the gorgeous blossom tree. I've always wanted to do a manicure like this, so I was extra happy to see it on our challenge list!

To create my mani, I used China Glaze Re-Fresh-Mint as my base color. I added the branches and blossoms using CG Street Chic, White on White, and Dance Baby. I'm getting a LOT of mileage out of CG Dance Baby~ it has quickly become my 'go-to' pink for everything! ^.^

Here are my Blossom Trees:
Have you done a blossom tree mani before? They are so much fun to create and to wear!

Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
Thanks for stopping by and have a spectacularly awesome day!
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring Challenge: Spring Sunrise

Good morning, dear readers!

For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to create a Spring Sunrise. This was definitely a challenge...I think I redid these at least 3x before I came up with this design. It feels like a spring sunrise over water.(?). >.<

For this mani, I used China Glaze Coconut Kiss, Dance Baby, Something Sweet, Sweet Hook, and Spontaneous. Don't the names all sound kinda fun together?

Here's what I came up with. Does it look like a spring sunrise to you? 
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
Thanks for stopping by and if you live in the US and haven't entered my Awesome 100 Follower Giveaway, click here to enter now!
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lacquistry Road Rash

Hello Lovelies & a great big welcome to all my new followers! ^.^

Today I want to share with you the divine Lacquistry polish called Road Rash. The beauty of this lacquer is that it can be layered over a variety of base colors or used entirely alone.

For this mani, I chose to layer Road Rash over one coat of China Glaze Admire.
Have you tried Lacquistry Road Rash? Jenna makes some of the best quality polishes you can buy, so if you haven't checked her out yet, I highly recommend it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastical day! As always,
Happy Lacquering! =)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Challenge: Spring Clean

For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task is a Spring Clean. I'm to choose an 'out of season' color for my mani, so I picked the very autumn-like China Glaze Life Preserver.

However, once I had CG Life Preserver on, the urge to add Lacquistry 24k Shredded overcame me...so I added some pizzaz to my mani. (Shocker, huh?)   

Here are pics of CG Life Preserver with some extra flair:
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dotted Lines

Hi everyone! Today I want to share my Dotted Line mani with you. I have been enjoying my Zoya polishes very much~they are still "new" to me, as I am more apt to buy China Glaze. However, I have been thrilled with my Zoyas and I look forward to adding a few more to my collection.

For this mani, I used Zoya Dita for my base color and I added a coat of Pretty & Polished Nova for a touch of depth. I used China Glaze White on White and It's So Easy by Stripe Rite in White for the lines and dots.

Here is my finished product:
I wish my camera would've let me capture the holo from P&P's Nova.
You can visit Chelsea at her Pretty & Polished shop on etsy by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantabulous Monday and as always,
Happy Lacquering! =)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dry Brush Look

Hello lovely readers! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are. At my house, the pond may be frozen, but the birds are chirping and the sun is bright. That right there is enough to make my day! ^.^

For the mani I want to share with you, I used China Glaze Sweet Hook as my base color and I sealed it with Seche Vite. Then I used CG Coconut Kiss to complete the look.

Here's how it turned out:
I applied quick, semi-dry brushstrokes of Coconut Kiss to achieve this effect.
Have you tried this before? It's really fun and easy.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring Challenge: Spring Water Marble

Happy Saturday! ^.^ For The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task today was a spring water marble. The words water and marble together had my knees knocking, cuz I have "played" in the water once before, but it never amounted to more than a big ole pile of polish soaked toothpicks and me covered in gooey painted scotch tape.

However, since it was for the challenge, I wanted to give it another go. *.*  I used Sephora by OPI Techno Girl & Iris I was Thinner and then decided to add in China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise for more color.

Here's the results:
Still pretty messy, but I am starting to get the hang of it...I think. >.<
Next time, I'll put a white coat of polish on before I marble...that might help make it less transparent.

Have you had success with water marbling? Any super secret tips you'd like to share with me?!? I'd really appreciate the help!

Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
Thanks for stopping by and have a spectacular day!
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)