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Showing posts with label orange. Show all posts


B&W and Neon featuring OPI!

Hello polished friends!  Today I have some simple, yet super fun, nail art to share with you!  I've had this manicure in my head all summer, and the OPI Neons were just perfect for it.  I love the contrast of black and white and neon, so this plays off of that!

The base of this manicure is actually OPI Put A Coat On!, the white base coat they recently released.  Here, I used two coats to cover streaks in one coat.  The black dots are Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme.  I used all of the new OPI Neons shades for the colored dots: OPI Down To The Core-al, OPI Juice Bar Hopping, OPI Push & Pur-Pull, OPI Hotter Than You Pink, OPI Life Gave Me Lemons, and OPI You're So Outta Lime.  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

This is so fun!  I'm loving the small dots...I usually use bigger dots, but this is so great.  What are your favorite ways to wear dotticures for the summer?!

OPI polishes used in this post were provided for previous review.


Sally Hansen Triple Shine Tahiti Sunset Collection: Partial Swatches & Review!

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Happy Saturday polished friends!  Today I have three shades from the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Tahiti Sunset Collection to show you!  I reviewed some Triple Shine polishes a while ago [here], and I am ultra-impressed with these!  The Triple Shine line is special because the polishes are formulated with the Ultimate Shield Complex, a "carefully balanced blend of solvents and color solids that work 
synergistically for high impact color and maximum shine."  They also contain vitamin B5 and vitamin E, sea kelp, panthenol (all of these ingredients provided protection and hydration), and guanine (adds long-lasting shine...also, not vegan, so keep that in mind!).  The top coat contains acrylic polymers, creating a long-lasting, super shiny finish.  Check out the full color selection [here].

The Tahiti Sunset Collection contains six tropical shades: four cremes and two glitters.  I have three of them to show you today...

Sally Hansen Tripe Shine Changing Tides is a pink jelly base filled with a variety of pretty!  I was surprised how nicely this built up on its own.  There was no need to layer at all!  This is three coats with the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat.

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Sparktacular is an orange jelly base filled with microglitters.  Same story as Changing Tides - easy application and great coverage.  This is three coats with the Triple Shine Top Coat.

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Taheati is the squishiest orange jelly ever!  This is three coats with the Triple Shine Top Coat, but you could do two coats as well for a more translucent jelly feel.

Overall, I am loving these shades, and I think I need to go track down the pink and teal polishes in the collection.  I'm not a huge fan of the tall and skinny coffin-like bottles, but I do like the thick Gloss Tech Brush.  It is thick, but also rounded at the end, making it easy to use.  The Tahiti Sunset Collection is limited edition and should be available starting in June 2014 in drug stores and retailers nationwide (US).  The polishes retail for $4.99, which I think is a fabulous price point.


Liquidus Nail Gloss Summer 2014 Line: Swatches & Review!

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Good evening polished friends!  I'm sneaking an extra post in today to show you the newest line from Liquidus Nail Gloss!  This is their Summer 2014 release, and I love the mix of on-trend and unexpected shades!  As always with Liquidus polishes, they are inspired by and named after rocks and minerals, reflecting Danielle's interest in geology :)  Let's take a look (and be sure to read to the end for a promo code for The Lacquerologist readers!)...

First up is Liquidus Citrine, a shimmering golden yellow.  I just love this!  Two super easy coats.  This may be my favorite yellow polish I have seen so far this summer!

Liquidus Coral was inspired by the pinks and oranges of the living gemstone.  This neon orange jelly was easy to work with and truly eye catching!  This is three coats with Out the Door top coat.  Two coats was fine, but there was a bit of visible nail line showing.  As with most neons, Coral dries to a matte finish without top coat.

Liquidus Sapphire is a dark navy/blue base with a fierce blue shimmer throughout.  This dries to a pretty satin matte finish, so below I will show two coats, first without top coat, and then with Out the Door.  Great formula here!

With Out the Door top coat, the shimmer really comes out to play...

The Liquidus Nail Gloss Summer 2014 Line is available now!  Full sized polishes are $9 and 0.25oz minis are $6, and can purchased [here].  The Lacquerologist readers can save 10% off their order using the code LACQUEROLOGISTSAVE10!  This code will be active for the next 14 days!  Will you pick up any of these shades?


Barielle The Keys Collection: Swatches & Review!

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Hello polished friends!  Today I am have the newest collection from Barielle to show you:  Barielle The Keys Collection, which features six on-trend summer shades.  Barielle polishes are 5-free, pregnancy safe and not tested on animals.  I think since they aren't available in mass retailers like other salon brands, they often get passed over, but the quality is always great and they are always running sales!  Let's take a look at The Keys!

All swatches in this post were done with CND Stickey Base Coat and Out the Door Top Coat.

Barielle Barefoot In Bermuda is a creamy hot pink.  This had a dreamy creme formula; this is two coats, but could definitely be a one-coater with careful application.

Barielle Hawaiian Sunset is a shimmery orange that is right on-trend for summer!  Again, this was a great formula...two coats for flawless coverage!

Because no summer collection is completely without one, Barielle Miami Heat is a sheer red jelly.  Squishy, sexy and shiny!  This is two easy coats with top coat.

Barielle Panama Pina Colada is a creamy, soft melon yellow.  Very mellow and pretty.  This is three coats with top coat to smooth out some streaks, as is typical with yellow polishes.

Barielle Paradise In The Tropics is described as a deep fuschia, and it is just a bit deeper and bluer than Barefoot In Bermuda (but truth be told, they are extremely similar).  This is two coats with Out the Door.

I've saved my favorite for last: Barielle Topless In St. Tropez is a creamy pink with a hint of coral and a fierce frosty shimmer.  This is so feminine and summery!  The soft pink with a frosty-in-a-good-way finish almost feels a little 1990's to me, but this is updated and fun!

This collection is available now at for $8 each.  Follow Barielle on Facebook [here] for info on all of their sales and promos!


NYC New York Color City Samba: Partial Collection Swatches & Review!

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Hello friends!  Today I have five of the polishes from the NYC New York Color City Samba Collection to show you.  This release includes eight In A New York Minute Quick Dry Nail Polishes, three Show Time Nail Art stripers, three Liquid Lipshine Lip Glosses, and two Sun N' Bronze Bronzing Powder compacts.  I have two of the stripers to review (and you'll see those in future nail art posts) and today we're looking at the quick dry polishes!

I have used a lot of the In A New York Minute Quick Dry polish line before (including the top coat which was an old favorite of mine...I only switched when I started buying Out the Door in bulk at the supply store!) and I have always been impressed.  I'm happy to add these shades to my collection.  Let's take a look....

NYC Amazon Green is a frosty mint green polish.  This is two easy coats with Out the Door top coat.  As you can see, the brushstrokes aren't that bad, and the frosty finish is actually quite fun and unique with the color.

NYC Carnival Red is a bold orange-red creme.  Very pretty and on trend for summer!  This is two easy coats with Out the Door.

NYC Copabanana is a shimmering yellow creme.  I used three coats with Out the Door here.  Bold, pretty and fun.  The shimmer adds a twist I haven't seen in a yellow yet this season!

NYC Palm On The Beach is what could be best described as a "Starbucks straw green" creme.  I love this :)  Two coats with Out the Door.

NYC Sweet Melon is a shimmer mango orange.  This was a bit streaky and the formula was a little more difficult to work with than the rest of the shades.  This is three coats with Out the Door.

Overall, I'm loving these polishes!  There are three other quick dry shades in this release: Jacaranda Flower, Ocean Blue, and Tropicoral.  The City Samba Collection is limited edition and will be available from June to September 2014 at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers.  The kicker?  These polishes are just $1.99 each!  Learn more at!

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