Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cupcake Polish Unicorn Collection Holographic Glitter Ribbon Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey lacqueristas,

Today I'm embarking on my journey of loving the crap out of my new Cupcake Polish's from the Unicorn Collection.  Yes - I know exactly how that sounds but I really don't care.  These polishes are awesome.  If they were candy I would gobble them up if they were clothing I'd wear them every day until they fell apart.  The obsession is REAL darlings!  On that note let's get into it...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Collection 7 and New Singles Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Yo stamp champs,

Ah I gotta say today I'm so thrilled with my usual opening.  For as long as I've been running this blog I have been calling my followers such strange names...polished prisoners, stamp champs, stamperistas, lacqueristas, holo whores lol.  You get the drill, but todays the first day I have ever had one of my phrasings quoted on a plate! Yup that's right the lovely Brittany of UberChic Beauty is at it again.  More on those phrasing later but for now lets take a look at all the pretty!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jior Couture Mystery & Bright Lights Swatches

Hey lacqueristas,

How is everyone? Hopefully those who are on the east coast of the US in cities that got hit by snow are doing well.  I've been pretty much homebound since DC does not know how to handle snow in any serious fashion.  In any case today I have swatches for your from a new to me brand - Jior Couture!  It's just a short post since only have 2 lovely shades to share with you, but I'm so excited to show you something new that I tried today!

Bright Lights

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Festive Nail Art Stamping Plates (Valentine's Day Edition)!

Hey stamperistas,

Today I've got the latest release from MoYou London fresh off the presses and ready for Valentine's Day! First of all how is January almost over? It's flown by like a bolt with very few new plates except for a few releases covered here. In any case its almost time for love or time for singles awareness or time for celebrating the majesty of sweet romance with overpriced candies and magnificent jewelry or if you're me polishes and plates, but whatever.  Let's do this thing!

 Take it from an expert this heart rhythm cannot possibly be healthy
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cupcake Polish Unicorn Collection Swatches

Haaaayyyy lacquer ladies,

Let me take a moment to squeal and squee over this occasion cause today I've got the latest greatest polishes from Cupcake Polish! First let me stop and say it's such a great honor to be able to swatch for this brand.  You will never know how many times I have secretly lusted over Sara's polishes and not been able to scoop them. Curse you student status! Ah but today its all about the bling bling, and let me tell you right now I gasped when I opened this package because these polishes pack what can only be described as a hefty dose of holo rainbow glittery magic.  Let's get into this shall we?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Magnetic Jeweled Stonework Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey lacqueristas,

Recently I've become obsessed with magnetic nail polishes mainly owing to the fact that when I was in the TJ Maxx the other day I found a bunch from Nails Inc for .99 cents on the polish rack.  I figured after seeing some of the amazing things The Swatchaholic and some Russian bloggers (yes in fact its always Russia - they must be putting something in the water over there) using the Masura magnetic polishes I had to take a shake at it.  I will admit I did not get the effect that they did I think due in part to the fact that I did not have a very strong magnet as they did, but the effect was so pretty I'm going to be trying LOTS more of these in the future +/- stamping!

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

MoYou London Triangle Grid Placement Neon Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey hey hey lacquer ladies,

I'm back today with some nail art that is a little more typical for my brand of art ;)  In short - MoYou London, tribal-esque, and neon.  Yeah typical and right up my alley a bit different from my last delicate mani with the 3D placement.  Where the last was soft this one is bold and right in your face lots of gradient power and eye grabbing color.  This time around I also took my new AliExpress "Clear Jelly Stamper" out for a spin.  I'll have some more thoughts on it coming up in a future post since I haven't had a chance to test it under all conditions yet.  I will say this however so far I actually find it easier to do placement mani's without it than with.  Lol go figure.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Moyra Embellished Abstract Nail Art

Hiya stamperistas,

Get ready for it cause today I'm changing up the game ;)  No really seriously I am! For the first time in forever not counting dotticures I'm throwing some freehand into my stamping.  Freehand embellishments anyway in the form of gel polish.  That's right everything is about to get all crazy up in this place.  I'm taking my new Moyra plates out for a spin so let's do this thing!

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Moyra Nail Art Stamping Plates Review

Updated 2/22/16

Hey stamperistas,

Welcome to my first stamping plate review of the new year from a brand new to Lacquer Lockdown!  That's right today is all about Moyra nail art stamping plates.  I've been wanting to share this brand with you for ages now.  Looking over their plates and their items for months at a time dying over their innovative images and wishing I could have their offerings in my own stash.  The only reason I haven't shared is because I'm standing by my rule of not sharing brands that I haven't reviewed before so that I don't share something unreliable to my followers.  Now I finally can and let's face it Moyra has been making all the right moves - innovative images, professional branding, and emergence from a stable franchise with a reputable reputation.  I've been having plategasms and now get ready cause you're gonna have them too ;)  As usual this review is split into sections feel free to scroll through.

Please don't forget to leave me questions, or comments about your experience or feedback you have at the end.  It really helps my blog,  other buyers, and also the makers and resellers as well when they read things!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Scattered Holographic Foil Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey lacqueristas,

You know this has pretty much become a stamping blog after all stamping is my niche and its the kind of nail art I prefer to all others.  However occasionally I will post nail art that doesn't fall into that venue and today is such a day!  I really wanted to use some of the nail foils I bought last year from AliExpress.  I actually purchased them with the intent to do some foil stamping, but I could never find a polish that allowed for a successful transfer and so they have been languishing in the dust ever since lol.  At least that was the case until today ;)

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Hipster Collection Expansion!

Hey hey hey what's happening,

It's the first MoYou London plate release of 2016! And its from the oh so cool Hipster Collection. Oh yeah baby ;) This is a collection that I kind of nitpicked from when it first released.  Some of the plates were like my besties bbf for life.  Others I was like not sure what's happening here - I don't really want to wear bearded nails.  These kinds of thoughts were ruminating through my head.  So I wasn't really sure what to think when I saw this collection was expanding, but maybe that's just me. Let's go!

Monday, January 4, 2016

My Favorite Nail Art Of 2015!

Hey stamperistas,

I totally stole this idea from More Nail Polish's blog post of her favorite nail arts of the past year.  I tried so many things it will be kind of fun to go back through everything from the last year.  So in no particular order I'm sharing my favorite top 10 manis from 2015.  I'll try to start from most recent and go back so let's take a look!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Sugar Bubbles Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hiya stamperistas,

Today I've got some new stamping plates to share! It's my first post of the new year and of course they are late.  The reason I didn't post these before the New Year arrived is that I was hoping these would actually have made it to the stateside before the month ended.  Thus far there's not a single plate in sight, but since times moving on let's share and share alike eh?  I know for a fact more plates are sitting right over the horizon and by spring we'll see the usual plethora of releases that make us go...ah which do I buy! So today the latest and greatest from Sugar Bubbles.

Here we go...
Friday, January 1, 2016

Pet'la Plate & Liquid Sky Lacquer Holographic Abstract Snowflake Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas,

Happy 2016!  The year went quickly and a lot has changed around here.  If I think of all the changes I made I'd get overwhelmed - but the blog setup, my lighting, my camera, my filmography software and photography software has changed so much!  It's crazy to think of it all and how much I've learned and still have to learn.  But what do you think? Is it just me who thinks a lot has changed? Has a lot changed in your nail art or set up? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

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