Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, US friends who are celebrating!  It's going to be a pretty low-key day for me, since my husband and I are still recovering from a nasty stomach bug that we caught at our early family Thanksgiving celebration last Sunday.  We're both over the worst of it, but we're not attending any family gatherings today to avoid passing it along.  But anyway, aside from Thanksgiving, it's an exciting day here on the the blog because it's time for another Paint All The Nails post.  This time, our theme is dry brush, so I did a fall, Thanksgiving-themed manicure!

This manicure started with a base of OPI Be There In A Prosecco.  Once that dried, I used the following polishes to create the dry brush: OPI A Great Opera-tunity, OPI Worth A Pretty Penne, and OPI It's A Piazza Cake.  While I loved the dry brush on its own (you can see a picture of it at the end of the post), I decided to add some stamping.  I added the leaf image from my Born Pretty Store BP-19 plate using KBShimmer Eclipse, which stamps pretty well for not being a stamping polish.  I sealed everything in with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

I think this turned out really fun!  The colors are great for fall, and the stamping is whimsical and cute.  I feel like Thanksgiving is fall's last hurrah, so it's a perfect day for this :)  Plus, you can see the little bit of sparkle that Worth A Pretty Penne adds to the whole mix, especially in the image below, pre-stamping.

Be sure to check out the InLinkz below to see the dry brush manicures from the other Paint All The Nails ladies...and believe me, there are some amazingly talented artists in this group!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone...I'm thankful for YOU all! <3


Matching Nail Art & Arm Candy with Q&Q!

Provided for review

Good afternoon, polished friends!  I planned to have this post up first thing this morning, but life had other plans...my husband and I are both home sick from work today after picking up a bug at our early family Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday.  I'll spare you the gross details, but I'm finally feeling human enough to type up this post to share with you.  When I was given the opportunity to create some nail art inspired by this Q&Q watch, I was super excited!  

The Q&Q Smile Solar Series features watches made from recycled materials that are solar powered and 5 Bar water resistant.  Plus, they have great pops of color that I adore and a donation to tablefor2.org is made with each purchase.  The watch that I received is the RP00J004Y model, which features a recycled ABS resin case and recycled polyurethane resin strap.  The watch is primarily a light gray, with a few pops of bright pink in the second hand and clasp.  Since it is solar powered (runs for up to 3.5 months on a full solar charge), I never have to worry about changing a battery and at 5 Bar water resistant, it stands up to everyday water exposure.  I've been wearing it a ton since I received it because it is low maintenance and casual...just perfect for me!  At $40USD, the price point is perfect for gift giving (or collecting a few of the fun color schemes for yourself!).

In typical The Lacquerologist fashion, I created a manicure inspired by this piece, and I think the outcome is super fun and graphic!  I started with a base of butter LONDON Diamond Geezer and then created the graphic blocks of color with It's So Easy StripeRite in black and white.  I went over the white block on each nail with butter LONDON Primrose Hill Picnic for the pop of color, and sealed everything in with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

All in all, I think this is a super fun manicure, and the watch is definitely a keeper!  Q&Q has multiple lines of watches, all at relatively affordable price points and a color scheme or pattern for every one.  I'm sure you'll see this watch on my wrist in plenty of future #NOTD and #OOTD posts!

Watch was provided for review by HL Group.  Not a sponsored post.


Thanksgiving-themed Double Leopard

Happy Tuesday, polished friends!  Today I have a fun Thanksgiving-themed manicure to share with you.  I created this leopard + leopard look back in the summer in a pink color scheme, and created a TUTORIAL as well, so be sure to check that out!  I have had this manicure in my mind for quite some time, and I'm not sure I loved it as much as I thought I would once I finally did it.  Let's take a look...

I started with a base of OPI Do You Take Lei Away? and created the first layer of large leopard spots in OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana and OPI It's A Piazza Cake.  I sealed it in with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top and then made my second layer of leopard print in OPI Amore At The Grand Canal and OPI How Great Is Your Dane?.  I sealed it in with a second coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

I love the leopard + leopard look, but I think these colors are all too bold to make it work the way I intended.  Still cool though.  What do you think...which colors would you try in the double leopard look?!

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