Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas 2016: Moyra Plaid Simples + Tutorial

Hey darlings,

Here comes some Christmas nail art! How has everyone been? This year has been so hectic as usual I never get to do as much nail art as I want to around the holidays, but I have to admit I'm feeling these plaid simples.  Easy if you have a clear stamper which most of us do and red, white, and green polish.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lesson Lockdown: Whats Up Nails Holographic Powder Review (Regular Polish & UV) + Tips

Hey lacquer loving ladies,
I'm back again with more holo. Not because it's an on point trend, though it is, but because I have a horrible addiction.  I can't stop buying holographic polishes, products, etc.  If you follow me on Instagram (which you should cause its always ahead of my blog in terms of what I'm doing) you know I got this holographic powder from Whats Up Nails as a gift for a order gone awry.  I did talk about this one my last press release for Uberchic Beauty since that's what I was after, but needless to say the Whats Up Nails brand has a lifetime loyal customer.  Their service is bar none and they value their customers a lot! I'm grateful and extremely extremely thankful.  Anyway I got this powder from them and holy smokes this is legit.  Like legit legit.  Like holy holo Batman I'm dead!  I created this review at the request of several of my IG followers after I posted the pic below.  I have a ton of experiment a video to go along with if you prefer watching to reading and a few life lessons I learned working with this product.  So whether you are a gel nail girl or not your can still use this powder and win!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Masura Stained Ventian Magnetic Holographic Nail Art + Tutorial!

Hey stamp champs
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This is officially ridiculous - I have entered serious territory of the nail gods!  Its a magical place where strong magnetics with magical depth meet supreme the supreme deliciousness of holographic stamping polish and the delicate and awesome imaging of UberChic Beauty.  Basically I'm dead.  The hype is that real.  I almost couldn't bear to take this nail art off after I finished.  Holy smokes Batman I'm done I'm done.  Ok don't believe me? See for yourself.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MoYou London Tropical Overlapping Nail Art + Tutorial!

Hey stamperistas

I've been wanting to try these overlapping plates from MoYou London out for a while now.  In fact I purchased two of them as soon as they released, but I just didn't have a chance to pick them up and break them out until recently.  They've been sitting at my bedside just staring at me begging to be used so I decided to put them to good use and I'm totally pleased with how fun and tropical this mani came out :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Christmas 02 & UberSwatcher!

Hey stamp champs,

Last one and finally finally I am caught up with all the UberChic Beauty releases - yay!  This time is the Holiday 2016 edition of the UberChic releases and I'm super excited to share last weeks release with you since Brittany always does such amazing things with her holiday plates.  Let's go!

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Collection 12, Mermaid Life, Texture-licious, & Give Thanks!

Hey stamperistas,

Ok when I said I had one more post to go to catch up to all the UberChic Beauty releases I realized I lied lol!  Brittany has released so many plates etc over the last 3 months its hard to keep up with all of them.  The last release will be from this past Friday for the holiday season and with that then I will be all caught up!

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Halloween 02 Plate, Who Gives A Hoot, & Lovely Leaves!

Yo stamperistas,

As I said today I'm gonna be catching up with some UberChic Beauty releases.  I really only have one more post to go UberChic wise to get all caught up (I think)!  So let's get started on some recently released yummies for Halloween and Fall.

UberChic Beauty Collection 11, Wild West 02, Op Art Magic and More!

Hey stamp champs,

Still rolling em out!   Shall we have a day of plate releases?  I'm so far behind with everything some of these have released a while ago but let's give it a good effort eh?  Since UberChic Beauty also just released some new plates last Friday let's get caught up with her releases first.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New BBF Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hey stamp champs,

I'm so far behind where do I even begin?  There's no point plates keep releasing like they are going out of style.  So fast it's nearly impossible to keep up with them all so instead of forcing it I'm just going to try and hop on top of as many as I can past and present.  I'm gonna try to get a post of of new plates every day that way I can at least catch up a little etsy whinsy bit.  Today I'm gonna show you plates from one of my favorite brands bar none Loja BBF.  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Messy Mansion & Moyra Burnt Paper & Falling Leaves Nail Art

Hi stamperistas

Does anyone remember a very very long time ago I created nail art using the Messy Mansion "Love Letters" plate?  No well I do!  I was one of most popular designs.  At that time I think it may have been right when I was just getting into photography and trying to figure out lighting etc.  I've come a long way from there, but that mani remains one of the ones that I wanted to recreate to this day.  However there is no point IMO in recreating nail art if you can't make it better and in this case I used the art I created to enter the Beautometry Next Top Swatcher Contest.  If you have a chance and wouldn't mind please go like my first entry on Instagram and Facebook.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Chez Delaney Watermarble Stamping Plate!

Hey stamp champs,

Still showing all the delicious and decadent plates I missed or hadn't had a chance to share from when my computer went down.  So far I've hit on a few big brands I love and here's yet another one from Chez Delaney and a plate I got just before my computer when bye bye.   Prepare for the Chez Delaney watermarble plate and all of its ridiculous glory.  Shall I say le sigh!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Masura Magnetic Halloween Nail Art Abstract + Tutorial!

Hey hay heeey,

Sooooo polish pals it has been way too long! Did you miss me? I have a raging cold right now and fall as well as work has made me its b*^&ch.  Rofl! No seriously I've been ground to basically dust but I had to at least show off some of my cute mani's from the halloween season including one that you can totally rock anytime and not just for Halloween.  Plus I finally got to use my precious golden baby Masura's.  The tale of how I obtained half of my collection is harrowing to say the least, I'll chat about that later, however the results yielded were totally freaking worth it!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Tumblr Girl & Trend Hunter Collections, Geek & Princess Collection Expansions & More!

Hey stamp champs,

Holy f-ing long title Batman!  You know what happened at the top of this month? MoYou London went crazy and seriously released a world of plates.   I couldn't even cover all the expansions and additions they added.  That's when you know shit got serious lol.  So let's take it slowish and cover all the nail stamping pathway they've laid out this month.  In case the title didn't clue you in this is gonna be a mega post so hang onto your hearts and wallets ;) 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Collection 9 + New Mini's!

Hey lacqueristas!

Let's keep this train rolling shall we?  I'm so far behind I'm just going to push out the posts as I run across the plates I missed.  It probably would have been better to go in order of release but whatever we'll get to see them all in any case right? Hold onto your wallets darling because the next several posts are going to so severely tempting ;)  UberChic Beauty is back at it again in the steady stream of releases that make us drool and keep begging for more.  This isn't helped by the fact that Brittany also happens to be a hell of a stellar lady making us want to support and encourage her all the more!  So let's do a little more gushing shall we?

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Collection 10 Nail Art Stamping Plates + Mandala Love!!!

Hey stamp champs,

Oh chile!  What  I have missed from the UberChic nation! Lordy wait until you see what released earlier this week.  As usual some of these are gonna be way off the press while others still have the sizzle of recently minted plates.  I'd been eyeing these from the side for a hot minute and had this draft resting on its laurels while I was saving up for my new computer.  So let's catch up so we can see all of the latest plates from the always popular and ridiculously innovative UberChic Beauty.

Hello my precious....
Thursday, September 22, 2016

KBShimmer Fall 2016 Swatches Part I

Hey lacqueristas,
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Time to get back to some Lacquer Lockdown basics! Meaning swatching and reviewing!  I'm backlogged unbelievably, but let's press on in a fashion that allows me to share the the beautiful plates and polishes I've come across as quickly as I can! Today I'm sharing the some of the KBShimmer Fall 2016 Collection.  As usual with Christy Rose her polishes are beautiful, flawless formulations, and enough glitter, holo, and shimmer to make even the plainest of Jane's wish for a little bit of the KBShimmer magic ;)   

Fright This Way

Blackened purple jelly polish with holo flecks and deep purple hexagon glitter.  Timely for the Halloween season to say the least!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Africa Collection!

Hey stamp champs,

Getting back in the groove of things over here which includes...catching up on my Hot Off The Stamping Press posts!  I'm way behind so I'm just gonna go backwards with this jazz and catch up with what I can.  Prepare yourselves I've already had a few heavy plategasms seeing things that I'd missed these last few months.  Like serious tremors and body shakes regarding the pure awesomeness of plates that have rolled off the presses.  So without too much hype lets take a look at MoYou London's last collection - Africa.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Born Pretty Store Galactic Multichrome Mani Nail Art + Tutorial!

Hey y'all

I know wtf have I been?  I been around dealing with a broken a computer and the freaking horrible expense of replacing it.  I pretty much live and die by my Apple products but boy when they break out of warranty its like the sky falling!  It took forever to raise funds to pay for repairs, but now I'm back and backlogged.  I decided to start with some major bang since I've been away for a bit and wanted to show you what I've been up with in the meantime.  Today I have those multichrome powders that have taken the nail world by storm combined with some Born Pretty Store magic that made me go, "Yes - I want it all!" Like a lot of nail gals I'm totally blown away with how stunning these products are and how easy they are to use. So let's go!

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Polish Pusher Faux Aquarelle Holographic Swirls + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas
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Today I've got some really yummy nail art to share with you all!  Lol I know seriously you are probably like this girl and her holos but I really can't help it everything is just so delicious right now be it indie or mainstream this polish companies have been making me go holo crazy! Even better is how well holo lends itself toward macro photography so I find myself reaching for them more and more these days ;)  And as a bonus I got to play with my Polish Pusher Sheer Perfection colors and her yet to be released holo flakie stunner.  I call that winning!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

KBShimmer Summer 2016 Collection Select Swatches & Review

Hiya lacqueristas,
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I'm back with some beautiful polishes to share with you from the latest KBShimmer Spring 2016 Collection!  You all know I love me some KBS polishes particularly the Mega Flames that have released so recently so of course I was thrilled when I was offered a slot to post a few of the polishes from this gorgeous collection.  I also received a mani bomb, a first for me, that I will be trying out later though I'll tell you the smell is divine!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Asia Collection, Stamping Plate Holder, & New Mini Magic Workshop

Hey Lacquer Lockdown,

Where the f*** have you been Tamira?  Um yeah about I'm a dual degree student with a job and finals combined.  The challenges of both schools (I'm going after 2 graduate level degrees) and graduation (I graduate this weekend) have been pressing.  I've had more panic attacks than I care to think about and somehow came out a bit tattered, but no worse for the wear.  Ok maybe a little worse for the wear, but my nails are still popping (at least not broken) so there's something ;)  Now speaking of nails I still had at least 1/8th of an eye peeled for plate releases.  Those of you that following me on Instagram definitely know that ;) because when I saw the latest set of plates releasing from MoYou London I just about lost my damn mind.  That was of course before I saw their stamping plate holders and mini mats! Gah!

Sweet May?
Friday, May 6, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Collection 9 & New UberChic Mini Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hello darlings!

Nothing To Disclose

Miss me?  I missed you oodles and oodles.  My life has been so chaotic lately the kind of chaos that just seems to be never ending.  I've hardly been able to touch my nails which feels so weird.  They've been naked for a while of which is definitely not normal for me.  Let's amend that tomorrow, but for now let me share a new release with you from the powerhouse indie brand UberChic Beauty as Brittany gears up for yet another fantastic release!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Fashionista & Holy Shapes Collection

Hey stamperistas,
Nothing To Disclose

Quickie post today cause my world is all shook up because of finals and crap!  I hate not putting up mega posts or reviews on the weekend but its so clear its just not gonna happen until later next week. Prepare for a mad dash onslaught of reviews at that time as well as more nail art.  In the mean time I'll just be posting more catch up on plate releases.  Today I'm gonna talk about the new expansion happening from MoYou London's Fashionista and Holy Shapes Collection!

Fashionista mascot who basically frightens me per usual with her eclectic mix of patterns and fabrics and just...if this were Office Space - flare.  **shudders**
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rasberries, Greeens, & Golds Magnetic Floral Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey lacqueristas
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Ugh I held out against more magnetics for a while.  If you follow me on IG you may have seen this one - which was gorgeous!  Truthfully when I use the US ones it just makes me crave the Masura ones so much more horribly.  Their color range is stunning and frankly there are more polishes from their line than any other.  Not saying that I wouldn't also kill for the Golden Eyes from Dance Legend,  but basically nothing trumps Masura.  Nonetheless I had to had to do this.  I was playing around after one of my prior mani's popped off and then I created this magic.  Suddenly I had to do a full blown mani and of course I had to share ;)  Let me know if you'd like to see more magnetic mani's in the future or the different techniques too!

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cupcake Polish Butterfly Collection Swatches

Hey lacqueristas,
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Today I'm super excited to share another awesome collection of nail polishes with you!  I've been so blessed lately to work with so many talented polish makers with so many delicious and totally gorgeous polishes.  So when Sara of Cupcake Polish told me about her newest collection of linear holos for the spring I was all in.  In case you forgot I swatched her last collection The Unicorn Collection and it was spectacular!  This collection seriously game me some severe chills as well when I saw them.  I seriously can't get enough of her beautiful polishes and I guarantee you won't either when you see these. Lets go!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Disappearing Birds In Flight Nail Art (Sveta Sanders Inspired) + Tutorial

Hiya lacqueristas
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Today I'm doing a mani very much inspired by the awesome and severely talented Sveta Sanders.  If you don't know who she is go and check out her Instagram I promise you won't be disappointed.  In any case she's pretty much the sole reason I found out about Bow Polish and its thermal topcoat and since then I'd been dying to create "disappearing" stamping nail art.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

GlitterDaze Escape To Paradise Collection & Swatches

Hey varnished vixens
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Sorry for the radio silence! Once again the poverty of student status combined with student level technology had been my undoing and Apple Store had my computer until just this evening.  I wanted to get these swatches up earlier, but alas. I'm actually really happy the store was able to recover my images!  I've decided now I'm going to just start saving for a new computer since this one is getting old and angry.  In any case today I'm going to be sharing some seriously gorgeous and pretty nail polishes with you from a new to me indie polish company - GlitterDaze.  I don't know how this brand just came to my attention, but boy and I glad it did because boy let me tell you this Escape To Paradise Collection is gorgeous!  Biased? Absolutely!  But honest as well as literally the minute I opened my package I was stunned.  But I'll just let my pictures do the talking ;)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Flower Power Collection

Yo stamp champs,

As promised another post today to catch up with all the plate releases that have been happening that I'm behind on.  This one is dedicated to the very newly released and very refreshing Flower Power Collection from MoYou London.  So let's just dive right in!

Mother Nature? My bad my bad....rofl I had too!

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Pueen Lover II Nail Art Stamping Plate Collection!

Hey stamperistas,

I know I am so far behind in plate press releases that its gonna be a task to catch up.  I'm gonna post up a few today so you see what's out there or rather what's been out there ;)  This post is dedicated to the last released from Pueen Cosmetics Lover II Collection.  The reviews for these plates seemed to be popping up everywhere.  I will say in general it's been my experience with Pueen that their plates are very high quality with regard to etching and seem to offer a variety of images.  The last few releases haven't really hit it out of the ballpark for me with regard to innovation, but I can appreciate the solid framework with which these collections are designed.  So let's take a look!
Friday, April 8, 2016

Holographic Rainbow Sharpie Swirls + Tutorial

Hey stamp champs,
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They say when you love something you should set it free.  I say beat it to death with a stick lolol. Kidding!  But seriously the Sharpies are back they come with yet another delicious holographic polish and shockingly another UberChic related nail art.   I swear it wasn't intentional.  I was actually making a promo for the new UberChic Beauty Jumbo CJS when I realized I should just create a whole tutorial using the nail art instead of showing one single nail.  The rest just kinda fell together as they say.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UberChic Beauty XL/Jumbo Clear Jelly Stamper Review + Helpful Tips!

What up stamp champs,
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Sorry for the short radio silence my wifi has been down because Comcast is the root of all that is evil and makes me long for my old Verizon.  Nevertheless today I'm going to be reviewing the XL stamper from UberChic Beauty.   I actually had to play around with this stamper so much before I could post a review on it.  This in part came from it being entirely a size I've never used before in this style of stamper and second and I think more importantly the difference in the size and style of the "holder" I was using needed to be adapted to.  In fact, I struggled a lot with that which is great for you because now I can prevent you from having that same struggle. It was obviously less awesome for me, but in all honesty its good to get some challenges in with stamping now and again because that's how I keep learning and growing.  Anyhoo this review will be broken up into sections which you can browse as well as full scale video review complete with swatches.  Please let me know if you have any comments or questions below.  Now let's get started!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Pet'la Plate Spring 2016 Nail Art Stamping Plate Collection

Hey stamp champs,
Nothing To Disclose

I hope everyone had a great Easter if you celebrate it! I had zero time to do any of the things I wanted to get done including a failed Easter mani which will never see the light of day -_- When I say it was a fail I mean it was epic.  The mani I created afterwards though...dead brill but will leave that for another post shall we?  Today let's talk about the latest release from Pet'la Plate for the Spring.  I think these plates may have released about 1.5 months ago maybe.  It's hard to say since even the Pet'la FB didn't have an announcement posted for the new release.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Holographic Sharpie Rainbow Geometric Nail Art + Tutorial

Holo everything!

Lol seriously how many holo mani's have I posted lately?  Am I posting too many - are you getting sick of it? Don't worry I'm getting ready to post a few more of my more complex mani's soon i.e. heavily detailed.  I realized I haven't been trying them of late.  BUT today it's holo rainbows and geometric stamping!  I actually got this idea from looking at a video from Simply Nailogical though I didn't use liquid sharpies it still came out really nicely once I added more alcohol to the scribbles (see tutorial).

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Pro Nail Art Stamping Plate Collection Expansion!

Hey varnished vixens,
Nothing To Disclose

As I said in my last post I've gotten pretty behind on my plate releases which is shame because there is plenty out there for sure to share so now I'm going to do my part and "help" you find all the latest and greatest.  First up is last week's release from MoYou London's Pro Collection.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Holographic Waves and Whirls Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas,
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It's been a weekend of fails :(  I made so many nail arts that did not turn out I thought I was going to go crazy.  Either the photography was really off or my sense of color wasn't really there.  I ended up scraping two whole creations + tutorials before I got to this pretty mani.  Was it worth it? Who knows, but I sure love how this one turned out!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Colors by Llarowe Stamping Polish Review (Entire Collection)

Ok stamp champs,
It's about to get seriously real in here!  Today I have all 15 stamping polishes from Llarowe to share with you.  This is going to be a massive post full of swatches and discussion.  I was really surprised when I was contacted about these CbL stamping polishes because I didn't know they were in the works/being created.  What's more when I was told the polishes would be across all kinds of finishes and colors I was super intrigued.  I wanted to see what new offerings were going to be coming onto the market and so I accepted and threw my hat into the ring to try.  Plus let's face it the CbL polishes are beautiful.  I own a few myself from the main line so I knew they were going to be something else. So let's take a look these gorgeous polishes and see what innovations are coming now!  As usual if you have any questions feel free to leave 'em in the comments below.

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ROY G BIV?  Basically yes! Just a snapshot a few of my favorites <3
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Simple Clovers St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

Hey lacqueristas,
Purchased By Me

It's been a little hectic over here.  I realized St. Paddy's Day is right around the corner.  I'm not a big celebrator of the holiday.  For me it always equates to a bunch of drunken patients doing things better left undone.  Oh well.  Still I live by the motto of any excuse to paint my nails!  A few years ago I even did a quick 3 look series for the holiday.  This is always such a hectic time of the year for me though because of where it lies in my school schedule so it's rare to get in some classics.  I made this mani last week though with the holiday in mind.  I'd hope to do at least one more but hey at least this one is pretty!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Holographic Leaves feat Colors by Llarowe Stamping Polish + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas,
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Get ready for it today! Usually I will post my mega reviews of a new product on my blog first but in this case I have so many polishes that are so irresistible that I felt I had to at least do a quick mani for these pretty babies. Plus two of my nails popped off so...  Yup I got the new Colors by Llarowe stamping polishes that will be releasing on the 19th of March for preorder.  These polishes are beautiful and double up a regular polishes too.  I can't wait to share them all with you, but for now here's a taste of what's to come.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Collection 8, Fast East 02, Mini UberMats, Jumbo Clear Jelly Stamper & More!

Holy crapoly stamp champs!

Nothing To Disclose

That title was a mouthful, but good googley moogley do I have some bombshells to drop on you today! UberChic Beauty has been BUSY.  Yes so busy it demanded caps.  Right now I'm pretty sure that Brittany is out to shock and awe and after such a successful year in the stamping game I have to say its amazing how her company is sitting right on top in terms of innovation and creativity.  I'm not gonna hype because these products are gonna do it all for themselves. Tell me below if you think the same.  Now let's just dive right in!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Holographic Wildflowers & Swirls Nail Art + Tutorial

Yo stamperistas,

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Super simple super pretty nail art for you guys today! Today's nail art is like an almagamation of a lot of brands I love - Emily de Molly, Liquid Sky Lacquer, and Marianne's Nails.  A perfect trifecta?  I'd say yes especially when holo meets glitter in such a refreshing way!  Btw today's photos and video will be the first I've posted using my new set up.  I think things are getting sharper and better over here so I hope you enjoy :)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Marianne Nails Nail Art Stamping Plates Review (XXL Edition)

Hey stamperistas,

I'm back with another review! Epic like in nature as is the usual lay of the land for my blog ;)  Today I'm going to share a brand that I've been wearing a lot so far in 2016, but across a size of plate I've never shared before.  That's right - today is all about Marianne Nails, and the lady that's going to steal the spotlight is the XXL 6 nail art stamping plate ;)  Whenever I post pictures of these XXL plates to my Instagram my feed goes wild.  Everyone wants to know where I got them from, why are they so big, etc etc.  And to be honest I don't think any of my double XL plates have gotten the attention they deserve from this brand.  Also if you've been following along you've seen at least across the rectangular plates that the etching this company produces is flawless flawless flawless!  I can and will show you again, but I thought today I'd show you something different too.  So lets get started leave your question or comments below especially if you love this brand as much as I do!

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kaleidoscope Linear Foil Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas,

Am I the only one obsessing over foils?  Lol you probably thought oh she's just gonna post the how to on getting the perfect foil mani but maybe not follow it up with any nail art for a while.  Nah! Actually the reason I created the How To Preserve Your Foil Mani post is because I created this nail art.  I realized I was going to get the same questions like I got on my scattered foil mani and decided hmmm I should just pre-empt it with a blog post and discussion first.  Feel free to check it out if you haven't read it already.   Btw if anyone else has any foil tips or tricks they'd like to share please let me know in the comment.  Also if you have a favorite vendor for cool foils as well since I wanted to try and find some new and cool ones let me know!  That said  enjoy the foil yumminess.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Liquid Sky Lacquer Spring 2016 Collection Swatches

Hey stamperistas,

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Let me try to hold myself back. Wait never mind let me just tell it.  Good googly moogly - Liquid Sky Lacquer has kindly asked me to swatch for them! Hahaha yes that's absolute joy you hear in my "voice". After all if you are following this blog you know darn well how much I love this brand and how much I adore adore adore Carolyn's polishes.  They are stunning! The thermals make me want to die and sometimes I have fantasies where I take gentle bathes in their holographic magic.  Ahem, coming back to myself and out of my insanity.  Today I have the Spring 2016 Collection to show to you and good gracious is it all kinds of magic!

Hillside Wildflowers

Is a glitter topper of yellow, lavender, and pink matte glitters with a purple shimmer.  This polish is gorgeous.  Of the two glitter toppers included in this collection this one is my favorite!  This polish is what I call loaded.  You will never have to fish for glitters with this one because the base has plenty of everything including a generous amount of the shimmer.  For this swatch I just used the dab method after lightly sweeping off most of the glitter from the brush.  I did that so that I could control the amount of glitter placed on each nail.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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

Hey stamperistas,

Suki girl no you didn't!  Oh yes she did :)  Lolol let me stop playing. MoYou London has expanded their Suki Collection again.  Let me stop for a moment and rant because its my blog and I'll rant if I want too.  Here goes.  Um ex-squeeze me MYL, but why on Earth did you release these luscious plates a week after you released your nail art mat which I just had to have and bought with flimsy justifications?  I mean you and I both know I love me some Suki plates.  Why you gotta play me like that? Rant over.  Gah!  Sukiiiiiiiiiii.  Ok um my bad, but really I cannot justify another purchase for these plates even though my heart went all doki doki when I saw them.  Don't believe me then take a look ;)

Suki looks like a model/hairdresser/rainbow colorist/badass I follow on Instagram by the name of DemonPuff aka Tilly aka kawaii demon rainbow bunny. Discovered her via Amy of SugarPill years ago and never looked back.  She is cool as....just like Suki!
Monday, February 29, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Geek Collection Expansion + Stamping Mat!

Hey stamperistas,

Just a quickie post to share the latest and greatest release from MoYou London.  These plates actually released last week, but I wanted to make sure I got this out since I really adore the newest accessory MYL released along with this expansion!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lesson Lockdown: How To Preserve Your Nail Art Foil Mani's

Yo lacqueristas,

Today I decided to do a how to post on how to keep your foil mani's looking sparkling and unwrinkled and lasting more than a millisecond.  I did think this was common knowledge, but somewhere along the way I realized it isn't given how many questions I had gotten when I posted my scattered foil nails.   Once I understood there were really no blog posts or videos out there to show people how to keep your foils looking fantastic I realized I should probably write a post and do a video review.  So here we are! I'm going to run through the various techniques below and I'm sure there is one out there for everyone.  PS  let me know if I missed a method that you know about and leave comments, suggestions, and feedback below especially if you found this helpful!    Now let's get started!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Holographic Triple Wave Faux Watermarble Stamping Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas,

For all those howling in the rabble for my witchy watermarbling blood, see SimplyNailogical, I bring you a nice alternative using my new stamping polishes from Emily de Molly ;) You can check out my in depth review of them here.   Now if you can't watermarble you can fake it till you make it using this cascade watermarble plate from Vivid Lacquer.  Btw watermarble plates have been around for a while now, VL's was one of the first, but now it seems they are gaining popularity.  So as long as you can stamp you can also get a similar effect ;) Rejoice!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Emily de Molly Stamping Polish Review

Hey stamperistas,

Welcome to my 2nd review of the new year on the Lacquer Lockdown blog! What?!? I know I feel like I've done so many reviews and comparisons how is it possible? But recently I've been very focused on my filming and photography so I haven't spent as much time sitting down to review items that I've been using.  I've only ever done one prior review on stamping polish and I didn't really like the the layout I used on that one so this time it's going to much more in depth.  I'm choosy when it comes to stamping polish.  Behind the scenes I try a lot; some I'm not happy with and they never make an appearance on my blog and for others you know it's business as usual.  Today I'm going to be reviewing a brand of stamping polish I've never reviewed before - Emily de Molly which is run by the adorable, creative, and kind Hayley!   P.S. If you have any questions or comments or felt I missed something leave them in the comments below! Now let's take a look at these gorgeous polishes shall we?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Moyra Nail Art Stamping Plates + Stamping Mat!

Hey stamperistas,

Guess what's dawned over the horizon?  More new stamping plates from this new company I cannot get enough of - Moyra!  If you don't know what I'm talking about go read this review I did for their stamping plates.  And while you are over there leave me some freaking comment love on your experiences with these plates and the company etc. There are no comments, but I know some of you have some experience with this company and plates etc! Help a sistah out ;)  Now they've released 4 more new plates and a stamping mat of their very own.  I also have some good news for us stateside dwellers, but more on that later.  For now let's just drool together...

Commence the spaz and squee ;)
Monday, February 22, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MyOnline Shop Stamping Plates!

Hey we go stamperistas,

Happy Monday for what it's worth! I'm sharing more new stamping plates with you today. This time from MyOnline Shop.  I think this platemaker is best known for her cartoon image plates.  She always carries lots of highly recognizable pop culture images that make your heart go doki doki. Let's take a look shall we?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Painted Polish by Lexi PSL Watermarble Nail Art + Tutorial

Yo lacqueristas,

Its past fall and its definitely past the season of PSL's.  I don't care! As I sit here writing this post I'm drinking a pumpkin Blue Moon and thinking fall is the best.  Yeah I know spring is just around the corner flowers and all that jazz, but I'd be happy if pumpkins and all things fall existed year round so I could indulge especially if they are as beautiful as this PSL nail polish from Painted Polish by Lexi!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Beauty Yay Spring Nail Art Stamping Plate + Sale!

Hey stamp champs,

Happy Friday! And let me tell you darlings there is just so freaking much to be happy about today ;) I woke up this morning after dreaming of some kind of sushi fiesta ravenous and then I opened my inbox to find some sweet sweet news from UberChic Beauty.  Brittany has been dropping plates like it's hot all year - I'm including the calendar year of her company opening!  Today's plate is so perfect so pretty so awesome that I was blown away and then I saw 4 little golden letters - SALE.  That my darlings is what we call that.  My fingers were clicking before I knew it ;)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Typography Collection!

Hey stamp champs,

Now that Valentine's Day is over it's back to business as usual.  I'm catching up because apparently I missed one massive collection that released from MoYou London about 2 weeks ago.  I'm not sure how that happened.  I think it's because it was titled weirdly so I skipped right past in in my inbox. Anyway I can't believe someone who's such a hardcore fan of typography as myself missed this latest collection cause let me tell you now I want them ALL.  Let's take a look!

 I love this new mascot and her gif so freaking much! Gimme that sliver hair girl ;)
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016: Leadlight Roses and Romance + Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day lacqueristas,

I have no idea what you plans were.  I have homework out the wahzoo plus a date with Starbucks and business as usual.  However if you are scrambling around for some last minute nail art or just want to rock some pretty nails this next and almost last of my V-day series nail art is definitely for you!  Its all pretty and holographic and nude and soft and girly all swirled into one and with or without the love accent I think this look could work well year round!

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“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016: Heart Gradients on Gradients Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey loveristas,

Still hanging in there.  My soul is not completely shriveled and I'm giving it my full gusto all about the love all about the bling bling heart thang.  Ok that's a lie, but whatever for those that follow me on Instagram you know I just got my new MoYou London Festive plates for Valentine's Day seriously in the nick of time for some V-day nail art.  I'm also very seriously considering how to work my own style into 2 different V-day looks, but time is closing in.  I should have started doing these the last 2 weeks of January because now I'm finally starting to get lots of cool ideas.  Alas!

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles Schulz
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016: Nails Nude Lace Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey lacquer ladies,

So apparently its something called Super Bowl Sunday today, but since neither team is a team I give a cent about I'm off to other adventures. Namely trying to get over my nail fail slump.  I have tried so many mani's lately in pursuit of my Valentine's Day spirit and a lot of them have gone belly up.  The most I've gotten out of it were some beautiful swatches.  I'll take that, but seriously I'm so dissapointed that my last 3 mani's have been absolute fails.  So today I decided let's stick to simple and simple in this case means nude and lace.

We love the things that we love for what they are. ~ Robert Frost 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016: Radiating Hearts and Kitty Love Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey lacqueristas,

Ah its that time when we begin contemplating how much love is love.  Our nails and our candies and our slowly expanding waists from excess chocolate intake all reflect this lovely obsession. Personally I feel slightly nauseous.  Usually this begins at the top of January when the Valentine's Day decorations replace the Christmas ones.  I start thinking gah not again.  However this year I'm going to really try and rise to the occasion and give this whole lovey dovey nail thing a go.  Note I said try no promises.  As such I thought I'd start out with something on the milder side of love - kitty love ;)

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Love is a heart that desires to serve a precious person who is close to oneself.  To love and watch over that person. ~ Masashi Kishimoto