Stamping Saturdays – Frittery Monarchs

Today is my 10th Wedding Anniversary, so I am scheduling this post to post today. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t ::fingers crossed:: My husband was in the Army and we were stationed in Texas and we got married at the Justice of Peace. As most of our family was not able to attend, once he got out of the Army, and we moved back home, we had a Vow Renewal Ceremony and Reception for our 5th Anniversary. Today, we have now been married 10 years, where the heck does the time go. You always hear people say it but I never thought I’d say it, it’s absolutely true. He still is to this day the love of my life and I can’t imagine my life without him.

So you are not loosing it, ( if you are keeping track that is ) TLR or The Lacquer Ring was due this Thursday for our Nail art challenge group post. The other girls are such slackers! hehe so we delayed until next Thursday. For this week’s Stamping Saturday I have a look that I am absolutely in love with.


This weeks look is Monarch butterflies. I used Ruffian’s Fox Hunt with one coat of overlay using Venique’s Forever Fritters, stamped with China Glaze’s Liquid Leather using MoYou Pro Collection 5 stamp. I then hand painted in the white dots using China Glaze’s White out.




I absolutely love the way this came out, it is sooo much prettier and shimmery-er in person.

Butterflies are very special to me. Butterflies always find me, all of my plants attract them, (on purpose ;) )I have such good luck with them I even held a few before. But even more important than, that in my family we say they are a sign of our loved ones watching over us in a way. A family member had passed who loved butterflies and on the day of her funeral in the rain a butterfly landed on her grave as if to tell our family that she was alright. When my grandfather passed I felt as though every time I saw a butterfly flying so close to me or allowing me to hold it, I felt it was him doing the same. Has anyone ever had an experience like that at all?

There you have it, now go check out the other girls looks!

Stamping Saturdays – Leopard Lover

It’s Saturday again! Today I am going to a craft show with my mom to see my cousin who makes these amazing hand painted glasses. Then I am going out with my girlfriend to lunch and then to pick up my OPI’s waiting for me at my polish store, the green, silver, and black from the OPI Coca Cola collection! :)

Today I have a special gift from my girl V, Essence’s Me and my Lover. I stamped Essie’s Good as Gold overtop using my 80’s MoYou stamp and then painted China Glaze’s Liquid Leather in the spots.


I only have one picture because I don’t really like it… this is the look I was going for sure but I am not sure I love the colors all together

Don’t forget to check out the other girls looks for Stamping Saturday!


And the winners are…..

And the winners are….


Alison Walker , Yen Morales , and Francesca Biondina!

Congrats everyone!


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Stamping Saturday – Bejewled Tiger

I absolutely love this MoYou stamp, I am using it again. I used it a few weeks ago when The Lacquer Ring brought you our first collab post and I did my orange nails . This is two coats of Cirque’s Bejeweled which I absolutely LOVE and I stamped China Glaze’s Liquid Leather with the stamp overtop. I love how the holo shows through it.


That’s all I have today, quick post!

Don’t forget to check out the other girls that have joined us for Stamping Saturday!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

And don’t forget to check out my blog sale!


The Lacquer Ring – Chartreuse

So this month it’s Jess from Once Upon a Polish’s turn, for our color she chose chartreuse. I am personally not a big fan of this color.. lol I had to improvise. The closest I have to chartreuse was OPI’s Did it on em, because this is such an ugly color, again sorry Jess.. lol I decided that it reminded me of the 70’s. I chose to make my nails look like a 70’s couch or pants. I stamped Cirque’s Mink using my plaid stamp as well as Avon’s Saturn using the same stamping plate, just stamping it over the brown.

Here is my inspiration lol


Here are my nails






 So there you have it, there’s my nails for our Chartreuse collab. It’s not that I hate this color.. its more that I think it looks terrible on my nails with my skin tone, okay and maybe a little that I hate it lol.

Here are the other Lacquer Ring manis- keep checking back as we might have some late posts :)

Stay tuned, in two weeks will be her pick for our nail art theme :)

Don’t forget to check out my blog sale, just sold a few things so I updated the page.

Blog Sale


BLOG SALE! – Availability updated. Prices reduced **MAKE SURE you check here before emailing me, purchases made since this post went out.


My nail polish shelf is becoming quite full, with a collection as full as this, its hard to wear all of these colors!!! I am going through and picking out ones that I used once, swatched and didn’t end up liking etc.

Please email me at to place your order and check availability with the subject Blog sale. Thanks! (Availability last updated 7/7/14) 

If you are interested in making a purchase: Send an email with the subject of Blog sale to or US and International customers welcome (Please see below for International Rules) 


I feel my prices are pretty fair so please no negotiating on the prices.

$8 MINIMUM PURCHASE, PLEASE. (before shipping costs)

All polishes were purchased by me unless otherwise noted, and all have been swatched unless otherwise noted.

Picture 122Jordana Base Coat $0.50 ($1.99 Retail) / OPI Natural Nail base coat $3.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ Revlon Extra life Top coat $1.00 / Jordana Calcium Base $0.50 ($1.99 Retail)

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These three are all *MINI* sized

OPI Into the night $1.50 ($4.25 Retail) / Nailtiques Formula 2 plus $1.75 ($9.50 Retail) / Lush Lacquer Thanks a latte $1.50 ($5.00 Retail)

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Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe $9.00 ($17.00 Retail) / Butter London Leccey $8.00 ($15.00 Retail)

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Loreal Stroke of Midnight $1.75 ($5.99 Retail) / Loreal After Hours $1.75 ($5.99 Retail) / Loreal Violet Vixen $1.75 ($5.99 Retail)

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Essie Go Overboard $3.25 ($8.50 Retail) / Essie Bikini So Teeny $3.25 ($8.50 Retail) / Essie Shearling Darling $3.25 ($8.50 Retail) / Essie Vermillionaire $3.25 ($8.50 Retail)

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Jessica Crimson Tattoo $2.00 ($3.25 Retail) / Jessica Gingersnap $2.00 ($3.25 Retail)

Picture 111OPI Vampersterdam $4.00 ($8.50 Retail) / OPI Honk if you love OPI $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ OPI Lincoln Park After Dark $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ OPI Here today Aragon Tomorrow  $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ OPI See you Later Sailor $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)

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Revlon Beach $1.75 ($4.99 Retail) / Covergirl #285 $2.25 (Brand New) ($5.99 Retail) / NYC East Village $0.50 (0.99 Retail) / Maybelline Purple Possibilities (shredded) $1.00 ($2.99 Retail) / Sonia Kashuk Peachy Keen $1.75 ($4.79 Retail)

Picture 113Funky Fingers Vivid $.75 (brand new) ($2 Retail) / Funky Fingers Venom $.75 (brand new) ($2 Retail)

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Color Club Diamond Drops $2.75 ($8 Retail) / Color Club Mrs Robinson $2.75 ($9 Retail)

Picture 115Ulta Sweet Nothing $3.00 ($7.50 Retail) / Ulta Material Girl $3.00 ($6.00 Retail) / Ulta  Femme Fatale $3.75 (brand new) ($6.00 Retail) / Ulta Ginger Peach $2.00 ($7.50 Retail)

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KB Shimmer Let’s get Star-ted (brand new) $4.75 ($8.75 Retail) / Barielle Jess’ Champagne $4.25 ($8.00 Retail) (brand new) / Morgan Taylor Regal as a Royal $3.25 ($5.75 Retail) (brand new)

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Zoya Faye $3.75 ($9 Retail)/ Orly Golden Halo $2.75 ($8 Retail) / Zoya Kissy $3.75 ($9 Retail) –Other Zoya’s not shown– Codie $6 Brand New – unopened ($9 Retail) / Ray $6 Brand New – unopened ($9 Retail) / Summer $6 Brand New – unopened ($9 Retail)

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Jesse’s Girl Confetti $1.75 ($3.99 Retail) / Avon Vamp it Up $2.00 ($3.45 Retail) (brand new) / Milani Pool Party $2.00 ($4.50 Retail)

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NY & Co Oceanic $1.25 (brand new)  ($2.50 Retail) / NY & Co Aquarelle $1.25 (brand new) ($2.50 Retail)

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China Glaze Jitterbug $2.50 ($6.50 Retail) / Wet n’ Wild Paying with Platinum $0.50 ($1.99 Retail) / China Glaze Whirled Away $2.50 ($6.50 Retail)

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Seche Base Coat 3.50 (brand new) ($7.99 Retail)/ NailTek Intensive Therapy $4.50 ($10.95 Retail) / Nail aid Peeling Nal base $2.75 ($6.50 Retail)

Stamping Plate mix-matched Bundle 30 Plates (Cheeky & MASH) for $12.00 (See below for which ones are new and used)

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