The Lacquer Ring Turns 1 – Baby Blue

Can you believe it! We have been doing The Lacquer Ring for one year already! Our very first post was our special polish Nicole got for us collab with Unicorn Bubbles. From there, we took off with each of us picking a color collab and a nail art theme collab.

This month’s pick was Lesley and she chose baby blue. My nails are atrocious right now! My brother in law and future sister in law and their two kids and possibly dog are all moving in for a while in less than two weeks now. I have been cleaning and organizing to make room for them. To say the least my hands and nails have taken a beating 😦

Luckly! I already had this gem (along with many others 😦 ) in my folder to post so it worked out perfect. This is Delush Polish’s Springing in the Rain. It’s a sky blue crelly filled with sprinkles of white and fuchsia glitters that remind you sunny days are ahead! (taken from Delush’s website)

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So what do you think? I find it funny only because to me this is such a spring color and we are having nothing of the sort here on the East Coast. Today will be going up to 90, that’s not normal for our Spring.. smh How is the weather in your parts of the world? And how are you feeling this springy blue?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TLR gang’s looks. Oh and I almost forgot, we are cooking up some surprises for you this year in our upcoming TLR year, keep an eye out 😉

Depression Awareness Mani

Last Sunday, I did the green nails for Depression / Mental Health Awareness. Liquid Sky Lacquer created three very special polishes in honor of Robin Williams to help promote awareness for Depression and Mental Health. As I said in my other post this hits very home to me, so many people I know suffer from some sort of Mental health issue, PTSD, Depression, that I want to spread the awareness any way I can. You would think that since Depression is such a well known thing that it doesn’t need the awareness. but I think it’s because Depression is so ‘well known’ that people sometimes ignore it, don’t get treated, write it off as nothing, etc. I know it’s hard, but if you are suffering, please seek help, please talk to someone, even if you have to start somewhere small; and if you know of someone going through any kind of depression, please help them through it any way you can!

A total of 100% of the proceeds will be donated: 50% will go to the Families For Depression Awareness, and the other 50% will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Her first restock she was able to donate $975.10 to the Families for Depression Awareness in honor of Robin Williams and the same amount was also donated toward the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also in honor of Robin!

This is such an amazing cause and I am so happy to have contributed to it even in a small part. Hopefully my posts are helping to raise awareness to those that needed to see that people care and that there is hope! You are not alone!

I purchased both O’ Captain! My Captain! and Genie, You’re Free! I layered one coat of Genie, You’re Free! overtop China Glazes’s Resolution a gorgeous cobalt blue.

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I absolutely love this layered over the cobalt, it really brightens the other blues and the other glitter fleck colors. How can I not love glitter that’s also for a good cause, something so true to me.

Liquid Sky Lacquer is doing another Restock August 23rd at 2PM PST, Don’t miss it!

NOTD – Anna Royale

I don’t know about you, but I feel like every time I have a day off my week seems to pass slower, my work was closed Monday for the Holiday and today feels like it should be Saturday already!

Today I have for you some more holo goodness! These two are my new beautiful blues I picked up from Darling Diva, one is Anna (glitter) and the other Royale (holo). Both of the formulas were great, In fact Anna, the glitter I was more surprised about. Most glitters you need a base coat, or at least I do, because I don’t like to see my natural nail under it. Although this suspended in a very light blue almost clear base, it covered really nicely with only 2 thicker coats.

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If you haven’t checked out Darling Diva polishes yet, now is the time! I have never gotten a polish that I didn’t love and love the formula. 🙂

Well that’s it for me today, quick post for you. Don’t forget about the Blog Sale, I’ll be back Saturday for Stamping Saturday! 😀

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NOTD – Snow Much Fun

So the Wonderful State of New Jersey… really the East Coast is expecting another whopper of a Snow Storm today in to tomorrow… and when I say whopper I mean 8-10 or 10+ inches… or at least that’s what the weather people are saying. I hate watching the news with these types of things because each channel has a different ‘prediction’ one says 4-6 inches, one says 12+ inches, one says 8-10.. one channel says it’s going to start at Noon, another at 4, it’s just insanity.

I thought that (2c) KB Shimmer’s Snow Much Fun would be perfect for this occasion. I paired it overtop 2 thin coats of Revlon’s Coastal Surf.

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So this gorgeous polish was a little gift from my Almost Birthday Twin Frosso! It’s jelly-like so that is why I paired it overtop Coastal Surf which was just about as perfect of a match as I think possible. It’s got all kinds of fun, glittery specs and even some snowflakes! The formula was really easy to work with, you did however have to really did for the snowflakes, at least in my bottle. How could you not love this polish though!

Well… As this is posting, the snow has already begun, and they said 1-2 inches per hour, so I will most likely be snowed in tomorrow! Woohoo Snow Day! (Hopefully!)

NOTD 114 – Blue Tuesday

With the President’s Day holiday yesterday and my work being closed, I keep feeling like today is Monday still.. Thankfully it’s not, that just means I am that much closer to Friday already! Woohoo!

Today I have a simple mani, almost too simple, the contrast I don’t feel is enough for pictures. If you know these colors and have ever put them together its enough contrast in person, however in pictures it keeps blending, so we will see what you think.

Overtop two coats of OPI’s Nail Envy, I painted two coats of “China Glaze – Dorothy Who”, I then with my dotting tools did two coats of “Essie – Aruba Blue” as a frame around all nails.

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Well guys, that is all that I have for you today. Very quick post..

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