7.28.2014

#LLFandom: Parks & Recreation Nail Art!

Hi everyone...happy Monday and happy Lacquer Legion day!  I love these themed days...it's so fun to see what everyone does and the themes always push me to come up with a new idea!  This month's theme is awesome: Fandom!  You can draw inspiration from your favorite book, movie, TV show, series...anything you're a fangirl of!  I chose my favorite television series: Parks & Recreation :) I think it's such a fun, feel-good, funny show and I love the characters.  Leslie Knope is a great role model for women: be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do!


I had so many ideas for directions to go with this manicure: Mouse Rat logo, 5000 Candles In The Wind, Little Sebastian, representations of all the main characters, something inspired by Leslie's wedding dress....but in the end I settled on this!  There's a Leslie Knope nail, a Ron Swanson nail, and their favorite foods (because there are no problems that can't be fixed with breakfast food, right?!), finished off with a play off the Parks & Recreation logo on my thumb.  I used a lot of polishes for this, so I'll just list them: NYC Palm On The Beach, OPI My Vampire Is Buff, Priti NYC Silver Birch, Barielle Miami Heat, Zoya Pepper, Zoya Flynn, Zoya Louise, Zoya Taylor, Barielle Panama Pina Colada, KBShimmer Let's Not Coral, KBShimmer Eclipse, and It's So Easy StripeRite in black and white.  I sealed everything in with KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat.


I found that my white "P&R" turned lime green when I top coated it.  I've noticed this happening with the StripeRite over bold shades.  Still looks kind of cool though!



So, if you haven't watched Parks & Recreation yet, get on that!  Seasons one through five are on Netflix and season seven in the fall/winter will be the final one.  I can't wait to see what other fandoms people chose today...I thought about doing Harry Potter or Chuck, but I'm glad I settled on Parks.  I think we'll see lots of Dr Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, etc :)

Be sure to check out #LLfandom on social media to see the other fangirl manis!

7.26.2014

OPI Mustang Collection: Swatches & Review!

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Happy Saturday, polished friends!  Today I have another new OPI set to show you: the OPI Mustang Collection!  This collection celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang with shades that express sophistication, luxury, power and style fitting for both OPI and Mustang consumers.  Let's take a look at the six shades...


All swatches were done with CND Stickey base coat and OPI Top Coat.

OPI 50 Years Of Style is a gold metallic.  While this is a little brush stroke-y, with careful application, it's a very nice gold.  This is two coats with OPI Top Coat.



OPI Angel With A Leadfoot is a classic white creme.  Nothing unique, but I'm always happy to add a pretty new, high quality white to my stash!  This swatch is three coats with top coat, but you could get away with two coats under nail art or glitter for sure.



OPI Girls Love Ponies is a pretty blue-toned pink creme.  This is such a classic shade.  Two coats with top coat.



OPI Queen Of The Road is a shimmery charcoal black.  It applies easily and has a unique finish that I love!  This is two coats with top coat.



OPI The Sky's The Limit is a fabulous shimmering blue!  There are flashes of gold and green in there as well...and it's awesome!  This is two easy coats with top coat.



I've saved the "hero shade" of the collection for last: OPI Race Red!  When I saw this in the bottle, I thought it was orange, not red, but once on the nail, it is a gorgeous, bold orange-toned red!  If you've read The Lacquerologist for a while, you know I'm usually  not a red fan at all but all of these bold, bright reds we've seen from OPI this summer have changed my mind!  Race Red, along with Red Hot Rio and Coca-Cola Red are some of my favorites!  This is two buttery coats with OPI Top Coat.



So overall, this is a fun little release, especially if you're a Mustang fan!  I grew up riding around in my uncle's mustang (red convertible!) and always dreamed of one.  Now I drive a Ford...Fiesta!  Maybe someday :)  The OPI Mustang Collection was released in July 2014 and should be available where OPI is sold!  This collection is limited edition, so get yours while you can!  Check out opi.com for more info!




7.25.2014

Rainbow Honey Mix Tape: Swatches & Review

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Hello friends!  Today I have a few shades from the upcoming Rainbow Honey Mix Tape Collection to share with you.  This is their newest summer release, featuring 12 cremes, shimmers and glitters!  I have three today...let's take a peek...


First up is Rainbow Honey Elevate, a pretty glitter topper.  This polish has a bit of everything...matte glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes, including triangles and a fierce blue shimmer!  This is one coat over KBShimmer Right As Reign with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.  With a blob and spread application, this was easy to work with!



Rainbow Honey One Minute More is a pretty mellow yellow with a fierce pink shimmer throughout.  This was a bit thick and streaky, but it evened out nicely with three coats and top coat.  A few seasons back there was a Priti NYC polish very similar to this one...I loved it then and I'm loving this now!



Finally, we have Rainbow Honey Work It Out, a gorgeous squishy coral crelly.  So pretty and on-trend!  This is to coats on its own...no top coat...so shiny!



I was pleased with these shades and I'm looking forward to seeing swatches of the other polishes in the Mix Tape Collection!  The collection was released on July 18, 2014, so it is available exclusively on rainbowhoney.com now!

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