The Lacquer Ring – Purple

So I had a post all planned out, I was going to paint my nails using this gorgeous holo glitter that Lesley gave me and no such luck.. So I was going to paint my nails last night with it, I know last minute.. serves me right. Well all of the sudden we had noticed that the floor in our Laundry Room was wet and my washer had been leaking. We moved the middle ‘agitator’ and the drum had water under it.. what the pluck. So we have been having a lot of issues with it and it’s capacity so this morning we bought a new washer dryer set because our dryer has been going as well. In any event I forgot to do my damn nails so I am cycling an old post that I never posted that’s why I have a leaf stamped.. lol

This Month Cynthia is back up from Of Life and Lacquer and first up for color she chose purple. This is Figgy Pudding by Smitten Polish. This was part of their Christmas/Winter Collection and was seriously my favorite Holiday Collection and this my favorite color of all of the collections I got. Believe me, I got quite a few collections around that time. lol

Smitten’s website describes this Jem as a purple jelly base filled with subtly shifting reddish bronze flakies and shimmer. With that I decided to use Essie’s Penny Talk to stamp a leaf as an accent on one of my nails I figured it would really make the flakes pop and I think that’s true.¬† Although with or without this stamp the flakes pop and are gorgeous on their own too.

IMG_2462IMG_2460IMG_2458Isn’t it amazing! This is one of those colors that has bumped it’s way to my top faves. ūüôā

Don’t forget to check out the other gals in their TLR Thursday this Month!

The Lacquer Ring – Stars

It’s Lacquer Ring time again!

First, I will tell you about my carpet debacle this weekend… So my brother in law and his fiance’ are coming home for Christmas. She has never seen my collection and most people who haven’t seen it are intrigued, and of course I’m proud of it. lol¬† So I have some minor spills on the carpet around my polish shelf (in the closet of the guest bedroom) So I took it upon myself to try to clean it off so the house would look nice for them.¬† Well after about a bottle of nail polish remover later, the stains are still there… and the whole upstairs smelled so bad that if you lit a match you might blow up. It was god awful!!! I shampooed the rug 3x nothing was making this smell better, I dumped baking soda directly on the carpet hoping to absorb some of the smell, nada.¬† Eventually almost 4 days later the smell is gone, but if you sit on the floor you can still smell it when you are closer to the carpet…¬† smh

I have been totally neglecting my nails as I have been spackling, painting, cleaning, the whole nine yards in order to prepare for our family coming for Christmas. Winter of course is about THE worst time to do that so naturally my hands are so dry. ūüė¶ I also have not been keeping up with my Nail Envy as I have only been painting my nails for TLR’s so I had my pinky and pointer finger on my ‘model hand’ break and my thumb on the other hand! Tragedy!!

Alright, well enough about my craziness, because I am sure we are all going through this, it is after all the Holidays!

Lesley as you know chose this month’s prompt, She chose ‘Magenta-ish’ nails for our color theme and now the theme is Stars.¬† I have this awesome Star stamp on one of my 80’s MoYou Stamps that I just knew I had to use!

I started out with Philly Loves Lacquer’s Hope is an Option. I then used ILNP’s Metropolis flakie with two coats. I stamped using Essie’s Nothing Else Metals.

I did a plan on ‘star’ for my pinky. Per my last TLR I said I had to to Hello Kitty themed nails in some way as Lesley and I both share our obsession for Hello Kitty. I have a giant plate of all kinds of HK Stamps and on there is a Lady Gaga Hello Kitty. Of course Lesley loves her to, so Win!¬† I stamped this using Zoya’s Savita

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IMG_7311IMG_7312IMG_7314I have to say how much I love these Flakies!  think I got 7 or 8. So far I used the Blue and this one and I love them both! I just love how the flakies just peek through but you can still see how awesome they are!

What do you think?  How crazy are you right now preparing for the Holidays?

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the other Star Manis ūüėČ

 

Stamping Saturday – I mustache you a question..

In case you don’t know November has been dubbed Movember in order to promote awareness to Men’s Health.

The Movember Foundation aims to change this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when needed. 
 
As a global men’s health movement, the Movember Foundation has the ambition to contribute to improving the lives of men around the world. To achieve this, we challenge men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.  We see success as moving the dial on progress towards:
  • Reduced mortality from prostate, testicular cancer and men‚Äôs suicide¬†
  • Men living with prostate or testicular cancer being physically and mentally well
  • Men and boys understanding how to be mentally healthy and taking action when they experience mental health problems
  • Men and boys with mental health problems not being discriminated against

More information on this cause and how to help can be found at us.movember.com

I have done my nails in support as well as have donated to my friend who is currently participating in Movember. Please do your part in showing support and/or donating this November and always.

If you don’t have someone you know participating yet and would still like to donate, I have attached a link to my friends page here.

For my Mustache look, I FINALLY got my Zoya¬†mattes¬†I have been drooling over for forever!¬†I did two coats of Savita¬†and topped it off with my MoYou¬†Mustache stamp using Essie’s Nothing else metals. I absolutely love the look of the shiny staches over the matte purple. See for yourself!

 

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Pretty amazing right! Enough to make you go get Savita if you don’t already have it? lol

Don’t forget to check out the Movember website and get involved. or Donate here

Also make sure you check out everyone else’s Stamping Saturday looks!

 

NOTD 169 – Even more Vivid Metallilac

I know that I have shown this purple before ‘Catrice’s¬†– Even more Metallilac’ but¬†I just absolutely love it! So there, I already gave away part of my mani¬†for today, the other part is ‘Funky Fingers – Vivid’ purple glitter topper. I did two coats of Metallilac and then every other nail I painted two coats of Vivid.

This first shot is outside sunlight

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Using lightbox

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This next shot is under lamp light

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Well guys that’s all I really have for you today. I’ll be back for ‘Featured Color Friday’ hopefully ūüėČ

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NOTD 84 – Purple nails for Epilepsy Awareness

This Saturday I will be walking in the 5k Epilepsy Awareness walk in my area. I believe this is the fifth year we have done this.¬†A very young family member was suffering very badly with seizures., he went through a lot,brain surgeries, extreme meds, etc. He is a strong little boy and has thankfully been over a year seizure free to date. I decided to do some Epilepsy Awareness nails in honor of the walk and the boy whom the organization is based upon as he has unfortunately¬†passed away since last years walk. For more information on the cause and more on the Clayton’s Hope Organization click here.

I painted one coat of “Essie’s¬†– No Place Like Chrome” once dry, used some nail strips. I don’t know if you can tell the subtle difference or not, but my ring and pointer finger the stripes are a little further apart from the other three nails which are closer together. The purple overtop is “Milani 3D Holographic -514 Hi Res”

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