Thursday, November 15, 2012

Candy Lacquer - Sugar Plum Fairy & Sugar Skulls

Today I have a couple of beautiful Candy Lacquer polishes to show off!

I've been wanting to try Candy Lacquer polishes for a while now, but I've been trying to resist the urge to spend more money that I need to be saving! However, Sugar Skulls was being discontinued and I had to have it! Sugar Plum Fairy also caught my eye so I ordered it, but omg I wanted to order so much more!


Color:  Candy Lacquer - Sugar Plum Fairy: $8.50 candylacquer.bigcartel.com.
Base Color:  China Glaze - Let's Groove $3 TransDesign.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $4.50 TransDesign, $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.32 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS. 

Candy Lacquer - Sugar Plum Fairy over China Glaze - Let's Groove

Color:  Candy Lacquer - Sugar Skulls: $8.50 candylacquer.bigcartel.com.
Base Color:  Sinful Colors - Pink Forever: $2 Walgreens & Target.
Top Coat: Essie - Matte About You: $10 Target & Ulta.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.32 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.

Candy Lacquer - Sugar Skulls over Sinful Colors - Pink Forever

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Color Club - Cloud Nine

Holo! It was sunny and warm on Saturday so I knew I had to do a holo!

This is Color Club - Cloud Nine from the Halo Hues collection, it was very expensive for a color club polish but less than half the price of the Layla Hologram effect polishes for the same amount of holo.
The formula was fantastic, I could have gotten away with 1 coat, but I used two, it's so holographic Seche doesn't even dull the effect. It dried very quickly. The only complaint I have is, much like the first round of Layla Holograms, the colors are very pale and not very pigmented, I would have settled for a little less holo and more color. :)

Color:  Color Club - Cloud Nine: $6.95 TransDesign.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $4.50 TransDesign, $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.32 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Zoya - Carly

Join us on November 8th to stand against bullying! We will be posting purple manicures on our blogs to represent our commitment to the movement. We ask you to join us! All are welcome: Do purple nail art, or purple make up, or purple crafts for the day, or whatever else you’d like to do.

Copy the following statement to your blog, and check back here on Thursday for an Inlinkz code to also post on your blog!  (Inlinkz code will allow us to have a collective list of blogs participating)Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.



My purple mani is Zoya - Carly. I swear she was purple in the bottle, hopefully she is not too red-toned to fit in. :) I used Orly's "Matte Top" matte top coat, and I've only used it a couple times before since I ran out of my China Glaze - Matte Magic. I've now confirmed that I'm really not a fan of the Orly version, it's not matte enough for me, it's great if you want a satin finish though!

It's also technically November 9th, but I haven't gone to bed yet so it's still the 8th to me, lol. ^_^

Color:  Zoya - Carly: $8 Zoya.com and Ulta.
Top Coat: Orly - Matte Top: $5.32 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS. 
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.32 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS. 


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Enchanted Polish - Hey Jude

Here is another polish I ordered from Llarowe by Enchanted Polish.

This is called Hey Jude, it is part of The Beatles collection. I really love that Enchanted Polish did a Beatles collection because I love The Beatles! I grew up on this music, my dad used to blast The Beatles and Grateful Dead on the stereo when my mom was gone and me and my sisters would run around and dance and bang on anything. My dad would also sing us Beatles songs as lullabyes, I think my favorite ones to sleep to were Bungalow Bill and Rocky Raccoon. Although Hey Jude is not even close to the top of my list of favorite Beatles songs, it is a classic. I much prefer The White Album. :)

Anyway, less on The Beatles and more on this beautiful color! I would describe it as an iridescent scarab/peacock green that shifts into a cool grey/purple with fine, scrattered holographic glitter. If the description doesn't sound amazing enough, check out the pics!The formula was great, I used 2 coats(could have used one) over black.

Color:  Enchanted Polish - Hey Jude: $13 EnchantedPolish.com, Llarowe & Harlow & Co.
Base Color:  Essie - Licorice: $8 Walgreens, Target $6 TransDesign.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $4.50 TransDesign, $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.32 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS. 




And of course the matching earrings and a better shot of the cheshire earrings.
Both can be made in 8mm heart, 8mm round, 10mm round and 12mm heart upon special request.
Email me: Lauryn.Lofgren@gmail.com and check out LuchaKitty.com

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crows Toes - Cheshire

Haiii!
I'm back!
Today I have a beautiful polish for you that I actually put on 2 nights ago, but it has been so gloomy I haven't been able to get a decent picture of it. I heard a rumor that Crows Toes - Cheshire was going to be retired and it's one I had my eye on for quite some time. Anyway, I didn't want to risk missing it, so I broke my no-buy and got it!

Ignore the shrinkage/tip wear it's from the Seche Vite and 2 days of wear. This is not a fresh mani!
The formula was great, it was even more beautiful in person than it is in pics because it actually has some small hex holo glitter in it. I opted to use American Classics - Gelous under the Seche Vite because some of the glitter is very large and I had a feeling it would just eat up the Seche Vite. I will definitely buy from Crows Toes again. :)

Color:  Crows Toes - Cheshire: $13 from Llarowe.
Base Color:  LA Colors - Metallic Purple.
Top Coat 1: American Classics - Gelous: $5.49 Sally Beauty Supply.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.39 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.


These are the earrings I made to go with the mani! These are available by custom request at LuchaKitty.com. You can email me at lauryn.lofgren@gmail.com and I can whip up a pair for you in 8mm heart, 8mm round, 10mm round or 12mm heart for you in a custom order. :)