Stamping Saturday – Heavy Cure

The Lacquer Ring’s back this week for an all new Stamping Saturday and it’s almost time for our new challenge to begin.

This is two coats of Darling Diva’s LE Miracle Cure stamped with PUEEN48 using Ulta’s Celebutante and Catrice’s Heavy Metalillac.

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I absolutely love this holo by Darling Diva the gradient to the stamp with Celebutante and Heavy Metalillac didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped. Two coats on my swatch sticks Metalillac is darker than Celebutante using two coats however as stamping they were closer in color than I’d hoped so it’s not much of a gradient stamp but it’s subtly there.

How is everyone’s Saturday going? What are you wearing on your nails?

That’s all for me but be sure to check out the rest of the Lacquer Ring

 

 

NOTD 180 – New Year’s Nails – Impeccable AC Slater + GIVEAWAY!

Well goodbye 2013… I am happy to put this year behind me. A lot of happy things happened but a lot of not so happy as well. My husband had two surgeries this year, my (four-legged) daughter had two surgeries… among other health and personal issues I am just ready to move on and start anew. Among the good things, I have am up to over 2,000 blog followers, close to 100 Facebook likes, and continued a special bond with a very special group of ladies. 😉 Cynthia, Lesley, Nicole, Jessica, Amy, Frosso, and Siobhan!

I have a special New Years mani for you using one of my few last unswatched ILNP’s. This is Maybelline’s Impeccable Greys with a somewhat firework stamp stamped over top the gray, using ILNP – AC Slater.

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It’s subtle, but I love the way the holo shows over this gray. Under normal light this barely shows, its only under my light box or very bright lights that you can see this gorgeous holo peeking through.

So what are you wearing for NYE, and what are your NYE, NYD plans?

I almost forgot, before I go I have one final (actually two) giveaways  I am calling this the New Year Giveaway! See below for prizes and rules. (Click the Rafflecopter link at the bottom to enter)

First Prize: Mariah Carey’s minis, Vision of Love, Warm me up, Wonderous Star, and All Sparkly and Gold

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Second Prize: Mariah Carey’s liquid sands minis in Emotions, It’s Frosty outside, and Kiss me at Midnight

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  • Giveaway starts now and ends in two weeks on January 14, 12AM EST.
  • All entrants will automatically be entered in both giveaways
  • TWO winners will be chosen, one for each prize.
  • Giveaway open Internationally
  • Open to Mae’s Beauty followers only
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Be sure to come back daily some of the entries can be done on a daily basis for more entries
  • Click the Rafflecopter below to enter
    **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Thank you to all that entered

Good Luck!!!

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NOTD 155 – Cindy

Happy Monday! NOT Mondays have to be the worst day of the week really.. The only good thing about this week is that I am off Wed-Friday this week, bad on that though it’s because my husband is getting his tonsils out!! EEK! They say that is one of the worst things/pains you can experience as an adult so needless to say he is not looking forward to it, neither am I 😦

I have one of the other ‘Shimmer’ girls to introduce to you today, her name is Cindy and she is STUNNING!

*This polish was sent to me for unbiased review.

First, my inspiration for this mani was Alice in Wonderland. This is one of my all time favorite Disney movies. I really wanted to show you guys Cindy next, and I had just gotten this new rose stamp and it hit me, I can paint them white (‘Ulta – Snow White’) and it will be like when they have to paint all of the roses red because they accidentally planted white instead. 🙂

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Painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red
We dare not stop
Or waste a drop
So let the paint be spread
We’re painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red

Alright, now on to the beauty. ‘Cindy’ reminds me a bit of ‘Marilyn’, ‘Marilyn’ is a deeper gorgeous red and ‘Cindy’ is a little brighter red glitter.

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‘Cindy’ on it’s own is suspended in a somewhat clear, red base. I applied two coats of ‘Cindy’ over ‘Nubar – Lustful Red’

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Here is the final look

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I know I talked a little bit about how Shimmer polishes came to be, but I think that it’s just so awesome that all polishes are named after family and friends that she draws inspiration from.

Shimmer Polishes is on Facebook by clicking here

Her blog by clicking here

And most importantly, where you can buy these pretties, on the Etsy website

Alright, well that’s it for me today, I hope to be back Wednesday for one of the other ladies and then of course ‘Featured Color Friday’ but we shall see…

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NOTD 135 – Happy Ending – Featured Color Friday

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

So I know that I promised some nail art this week, but I promise it’s still coming. It’s a surprise so I still can’t tell you what it is, but I promise it’s coming. 😀

I think I may have used this color before, but that’s alright, never together. Today I have “Sinful Colors – Happy Ending” with a little gradient of “Sinful Colors – Call ya later” I love Happy Endings, its such a pretty green with a fine goldish shimmer to it, I thought it paired perfectly with Call ya later which is gold and green glitter. 🙂

You are going to get lots of pictures today because I just love this color! ❤

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Here is a picture where some are blurry but you can really see the glitter more here.

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Lastly, I leave you with this article I found on Yahoo today (Click here) which is entitled “Best nail polish brands that last”. I don’t know if I agree with some of these, what do you think? Essie in particular the last couple that I bought tended to be more on the watery and runny side. I usually love Essie’s but the last few seemed to be going downhill. Some I have not tried and may now that I have read the article to see if I agree.

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NOTD 96 – Cheryl

Hey guys! so, I was able to pump out a quick post for you guys today. No giveaway pics yet; working on those goodies still 🙂

Today’s polish (please excuse my nubs) 😦 is called “Cheryl by Zoya” (It also just so happens that both my mom and mom-in-law are both named Cheryl, so added bonus!!) 😀 The Zoya website describes it as: “A smoky brown base completely packed with metallic copper, gold and mahogany metallic microglitter. A jeweled brown for a very rich look!” I agree! My Girlfriend Gina gave me this polish a while back and I had not tried until now, and I LOVE it. see what you think..

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This last photo, I took this morning, I have been taking Airborne for a couple of days because everyone at work is sick, and I still ended up getting sick! 😦 I BETTER get over this by my birthday (Sat) or I will be very upset! 😦

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Alright loves, I will be back hopefully by the end of the week with a quick post on the giveaway details and some fabulous guest posters! I just got an email from a few yesterday so stay tuned for all that good stuff 🙂

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NOTD 74 – Slumber Party

Last night as I am doing my nails, my husband informed me, or reminded me that I haven’t done any nail art lately, whether it be free hand or stamps. During the 31 day challenge I did a lot more art than I have lately and I think it’s just that I have been on such an effect kick. An effect kick as in, glitters and color changing nail polish; Nail polish that has an effect that doesn’t need nail art. For those of you that are fans of my art, whether it be my free hand (which is not that great, lol) or my stamping, I promise that for the Halloween Mani month I will be bringing back some more nail art.

With that being said, I painted my nails last night with “Zoya – Charisma” 2C, and “Milani – White” 2C as an accent and topped it off with “Lush Lacquer’s – Slumber Party” 1C. This is a gorgeous multi shaped glitter topper in black, white, pink, purple, and blue. Just as “Salt n Pepa” the formula was amazing and so easy to work with and just simply fabulous!

And lastly, here is a close up of the white and purple so you can really see how different the topper looks on different colors. Obviously with the white you lose the white flicks but still looks really pretty.

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Giveaway over at Of Life and Lacquer

Hello lovelies 😀 Since I wont have another mani for you until probably Thursday, I wanted to share an awesome giveaway that Cynthia over at Of Life and Lacquer is hosting as her “Birthday Giveaway #3” She is giving away some lovely Halloween beauties, check out her site for more details here. Good Luck