The Lacquer Ring – Spoooookkyyyyy

Whoa, you are not reading this wrong, I am really posting from the blog! Blog posts take time and I just didn’t have any.. lol I was keeping up with my posts on my instagram account to make sure you are following that @maes.beauty  also on facebook at MaesBeauty page.

In any event, today TLR has some spooky looks for you for Halloween! Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. I realized that this year I only did two Halloween looks…. two… and one of them I didn’t even picture. That’s sad.  So instead I will show you some of my favorite looks from prior Halloweens as it is Throw Back Thursday too after all.

These were our TLR ‘Inspired by Frosso’ last year Halloween, one of my favorites.

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These were my vampire bite nails, still today one my favorites

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And last but certainly not least one of my other favorites, my werewolf nails

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This Throwback Thursday reviewing some of my old Halloween and regular manis reminds me of how much I have learned from my nail girls, and other bloggers. There are so many tips and tricks to nail art, to clean up, or just regular doing your nails that I didn’t know when I first started out.. Some of my pics were terrible… lol

Well, without further adieu, here are this years Spooky nails. I used OPI’s My Private Jet and stamped using Darling Diva Black Diamond

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As most of you may or may not know, I love The Nightmare Before Christmas! This year MoYou came out with what they call a ‘Gothic Collection’ Plate that is mostly NMBC that I got. I used it for this look, heres a picture of the awesome plate

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Make sure you check out the other Spooky TLR looks!

Next up will be my review of the YoUnique 3-D lashes! Ever tried them before? Well they have changed their formula and made it much easier to use and it still makes your lashes look amazing!

Also check out the other HPB link up Halloween nails!

Spectral Zombie nubs

Happy_Halloween_by_Akebashi_chanHappy Halloween everyone!

I have two different Halloween manis for you today. One from last week and one that I am wearing with my currently nubly state. 😦  My ring finger nail broke I slammed it on the door and I absolutely hate such different lengths of nails. This happened at work and I was impatient and ripped my nails off rather than cutting, I know, I know SOO bad. so by the time I filed them so they weren’t all jagged they were like soo short 😦 I hate them right now.

First up is Spectral Pup by Dollish Polish. I have been wanting this polish for soooo long and I finally found it! I put it over two coats of Spa Ritual’s HiJinks.

Spectral Pup is an orange and white glitter in a shimmery base that glows in the dark! I totally freaked myself out with this.. I had forgotten about the glow in the dark and one night I was up on my way to the bathroom and my thumb was glowing scared the crap out of me.. SMH. Then I looked on table and saw whole bottle was glowing… oh yea! Duh.

IMG_7153IMG_7150I love how this looks so different overtop so many different polishes. Thats part of what I love so much about glitter toppers. 🙂

Next up is more Dollish Polish, this is Zombie Flesh and Walker Bait.

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I don’t know much about it, but I am wondering if there are two different formulas since she brought Zombie Flesh back. From me looking at swatches most seem to be a more kahki army like olive green and mine is more of a brighter green. It’s a green jelly with black, gold, and green glitter flecks. Took 3 coats to be opaque.

Then Walker Bait is this gorgeous deep rich olive green holo. What more can I say about that, I mean it’s stunning.

I just wish that my nails were not nubs and were longer. I feel that it shows gorgeous polishes so much better that way when they aren’t nubs. Sorry guys They are already getting longer again.

Well there you have it. Here are my Halloween Manis.

What is everyone being for Halloween?

The Lacquer Ring – Inspired by Frosso

This month as you saw in our color inspiration post, we are doing nails inspired by Frosso. She is a very dear friend of ours who is behind the now retired blog Lacquer Me Silly. As sad as we are to see her retire, I’m sure you will see her pop up on Instagram from time to time 😉

How can one choose just ONE look of Frosso’s to be inspired by, I love all of her nails. With Halloween being this week, I decided to do one of her Halloween looks… since Lesley took the look I wanted. LOL Just kidding! She did an amazing job! All of the girls did!

I chose Frosso’s Halloween splatter. This is her look:  She transferred her files to wordpress so you can check out the full article here.

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For this look I painted two coats of OPI’s Can’t Afjord not to. I splattered China Glaze’s Liquid Leather, Ulta’s Snow White, Sinful Colors Happy Ending, and Opi’s Do you have this color in Stock-holm. Not only can this look be messy but depending on your approach it can use a lot of polish so be careful.

I have only done one splatter, and had forgotten just how messy it can be.. wow LOL

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The good thing is that I thought to use OPI’s Glitter off on my fingers so it minimized clean up a lot… however the way I held my hand when I did it, I didn’t think to glitter off my hands too… SMH

This is how it came out though, and I must say I absolutely love it!

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So there you have it. This is my inspired by Fross Halloween splatter. What do you think?

I know I’m late but in case you didn’t already see the other girls posts, check them out now!

NOTD 167 – Happy Halloween

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Well guys, I am back. My life has been extremely hectic the last few months as you might have seen in my last post, but so long as things continue to slowly, slow down I will be posting more often again! 🙂

This Saturday we are having some family members over for a Halloween Party so this week I have been running around with last-minute preparations and cleaning. In my last post you saw my first Halloween nails and today I have two more for you. 

This first look /polish was a gift from my amazing friend Amy over at The Fancy Side, it was my first Cirque ever! I give you ‘Cirque – Sanguine’ I stamped some leafs overtop using ‘Sally Hansen – Forbidden Fudge’

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These are my Halloween nails. I got this awesome Hello Kitty stamping plate a while back and it has so many cute Hello Kittys. I first painted my nails using ‘China Glaze – Liquid Leather’ then stamped Jason/Hello Kitty using ‘Ulta – Snow White’, yes that is right, Hello Kitty in Jason garb, see for yourself!

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Well guys that’s it for today, No Featured Color Friday this week, I will start that back up next week. 🙂

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

 

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HMOTD 9 – Jack and Sally

Happy Halloween everyone!

I’m back! We are safe, thankfully Hurricane Sandy didn’t do too much damage to my area. My work however does not have power so we have been off since Monday. Tomorrow even with no power we are being asked to go in and they have the back up generators, so this should be fun!.. In any event I am disappointed that I didn’t get to do as many Halloween Mani’s as I originally anticipated. Our Halloween party was Saturday just before the storm (pics to come) so I didn’t do my nails all week, I was cleaning and preparing. So finally with having some time off I tried to catch up on about a week and a halfs worth of TV and blogs lol, and today finally got around to my nails ( Due to all of the cleaning, please ignore my nubs, they got destroyed this last week.) 😦

I saved The Nightmare Before Christmas nails for last. I used “China Glaze – Liquid Leather” and white striping tape for Jack’s suit nails, and for Sally’s dress nails, “e.l.f. – pink purple”, “China Glaze – liquid leather” “OPI – Fly”, ” Spoiled Wt N’ Wild – Don’t Be Cheesy”

 

So what do you think of my final Halloween nails? If you are dressing up, what costume did you choose this year?

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HMOTD 8 – Pumpkins

Of course the day I tell you I don’t know when I will be able to get some time, I manage to squeeze an hour or so just before bed last night, lol. That’s a good thing though, I used “OPI – Deutche you want me baby” for the pumpkins overtop “OPI DS – Classic” and the black is “China Glaze – Liquid Leather”, the pumpkin stump was “Urban Decay – Barlust”

Sorry guys, I forgot my camera cord this morning and wanted to get this posted for you, so I took these pics from a friends phone.

So what do you think of my Jack O’ Lantern nails?

I think I should be able to squeeze another 2 possibly three in here so stay tuned 😀

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HMOTD 7 – Skull-tastic

Today was an exhausting day! whew! I got up and left the house by 8 to go to this, basically all day craft show. They have all kinds of crafts, baked goods, etc. Just lots of neat stuff, I usually get some people Christmas presents there. Anyway, I got home around 4, then we went out for drinks and apps for my mom, she is getting married Friday. so needless to say I am very tired so this will be quick! LOL

This was the stamp that I used with “China Glaze – Liquid Leather” I used pieces of the stamp and once on the stamper I wiped off what I didnt want to use and just used the skull heads and the crossbones. For this look I ddn’t want it to be girly since it’s Halloween.

The other two polishes used were “OPI – Did it on em’ ” and then “Sinful Colors – Call ya later” as the gradiant coat.

So what do you think of Skull-tastic ?

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