Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

Good morning ya'll!  It's the middle of the week - and I have a color (Okay, white isn't technically a's a shade or something, just stay with me...) I really really hope you can still buy somewhere.  I love it so much it is the only color of polish in my stash that I have a back-up bottle of.  Today I bring you OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  (Warning: I may possibly have WAY too many pictures here of a simple white polish - I just loved them all.  Tough it out.)

soft white cream polish

Monday, January 28, 2013

OPI Pompeii Purple

So!  Yesterday we had Emmy Belle's 2nd birthday party.  Nostalgia set in and I decided I would wear the same color for her party as I did the day she was born.  This color is OPI Pompeii Purple - and it isn't really purple at all, it's...PINK!

 iridescent pink with blue flash

Saturday, January 26, 2013

butter LONDON Bossy Boots

Happy Saturday to ya'll!  Today I'm going to be showing you butter LONDON Bossy Boots.  If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen this color already - but I don't think the image portrayed the green very well.  Lots of folks thought it was tan, but it is green indeed!  

light pistachio green creme

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pink Roses

Hey everyone!  So I inadvertently took a 3 day hiatus.  Sorry about that.  I haven't had enough time to paint and get new material for ya'll.  PLUS - I have been trying hard to work ahead on a challenge I'm gonna be participating in in February that Jilltastic Nail Design is hosting.  I'm really excited about it because it's my first one!  Lots of new things I've never tried before on look out for some really cool designs and some possible fails, lol.

Anyway - today I have a mani that's a few months old.  I mentioned in this blog post that back in October 2012 I wore pink for every manicure (until Halloween) that month for Breast Cancer Awareness.  This design is from one of those.  I had just gotten my Bundle Monster 2012 stamping plates and I was using them non-stop!

pink roses

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cult Nails Flushed

'Tis Monday once again ya'll.  Today I have a reeeeeally awesome purple from Cult Nails.  This is Cult Nails Flushed.  Remember when I showed you Deal With It and I mentioned I bought 4 while the $10 price tag was still good?  This is one of them.  And it's gorgeous.  (Worth the new $12 price tag gorgeous.)


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Zoya Zuza and some Stamping

Good morning evening ya'll!  I started typing up this post last night to schedule to post this morning, but I totally fell asleep typing.

Earlier this month Zoya had a "Color Your World" promotion where you could order 3 Zoya polishes for free!  All you had to pay was $10 for shipping and processing - so obviously I took advantage and got 3!  The colors I chose are Zuza, Daul and Nova.  Today I'm going to show you Zuza!!  I have been dying to get this color since it came out this past summer.  I kept stalking my Ulta, wondering when the crap they were going to get them and by the time I got there once they got them - Zuza was all gone!  And until the promotion, I never got around to ordering it.  SO... at long last... Zoya Zuza.

turquoise foil shimmer

Friday, January 18, 2013

OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold Em

Finally Friday.  Heck yes!  As I'm typing this (Thursday night) it's raining outside and it's super windy and it's supposed to get reeeallly cold tonight.  It seems everyone I know is hoping for snow.  But let me tell you something - I'm not.  I don't like snow.  I don't like cold.  I really don't like rain in the cold.  I just plain don't like winter weather so I am sitting here hoping for a "normal" morning and day tomorrow.  :::Brrr::::

Anyway - today I have OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold Em and a little easy nail art.  

hot pink jelly

hot pink jelly black shatter

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

a-England Perceval and King Arthur

And here comes the de facto greeting - Happy Tuesday!

Today I went way back (Take it Back by Reba McEntire just popped into my head...??)  into my old pics and pulled out this a-England manicure I did.  It was a long time ago - like, back in May 2012.  Do you know how many manicures I've done since then??  Neither do I.

 Anyway - here we go...

red silver slate

Monday, January 14, 2013

OPI Koala Bear-y + Water Marble Accent

Happy Monday ya'll!  (This is sort of becoming my de facto greeting and I'm not sure how I feel about that... a little boring.)  Hopefully everyone's weekend was marvelous and restful (or at least the good kind of busy)!  

Nail polish addict that I am, I love all colors - but sometimes, I just need to have some pink on my nails.  When that happens I don't care how many new polishes I have that I haven't painted on my nails yet - I'm putting on some pink.  And so that's how I landed on today's mani.  Today we have OPI Koala Bear-y and some water marble accent nails using Koala Bear-y, OPI Charged Up Cherry and Zoya Shelby.  

pink water marble

Sunday, January 13, 2013

China Glaze Whirled Away

Good morning!  Hopefully most of you are still sleeping - I wish I was!  Remember a while back I showed you China Glaze Def Defying from the Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away collection?  Well this is the other polish I got, Whirled Away.  I layered this over Cult Nails Deal With It.  

cult nails deal with it

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Set In Lacquer Cherimoya Giveaway

Hey ya'll - this is just a quick post to let you know that Set In Lacquer is having a giveaway for one of 3 sets of Cherimoya  polish!  They're all gorgeous but I really want the Neon Neurosis set!

Enter here: Cherimoya Polish Giveaway.  

Good luck!

Nina Ultra Pro Glamrock

Good morning and happy weekend ya'll!  Today's polish is Nina Ultra Pro Glamrock.  Old school style.  I got this polish before Nina revamped their bottles and brushes, but they still sell it in the new style, as they should - because it's super glittery, kinda edgy and really awesome!  

dark grey glitter

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cult Nails Deal With It

Good morning, ya'll!  If anyone noticed Hard Lacquer's 2-day hiatus, sorry about that!

So, Cult Nails announced a couple of weeks ago that they were going to have to increase the prices of their polish once the New Year started - so that meant for me I better hurry up and order some while the $10 price tag was still good!  I decided on four: Untamed, Flushed, Seduction and Deal With It.  Today I'm showing you Deal With It.

lime green jelly shimmer

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Guest Nails! - OPI Live and Let Die

Hey ya'll!  Hope everyone had a magnificent Monday, if that is at all possible in the universe.  Today I'm going to be showing you some nails I did for my friend Trisha's graduation!  The University's school colors are green and gold - so obviously we had to stick to that color scheme!  Please excuse the photo's as it was getting late and we didn't spend as much time as we should've making sure we got good pictures!  Hopefully ya'll can get past that...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sation Class Flirt

Happy Sunday ya'll!  Hope everyone is having a perfectly lazy day...

Remember a little while back I posted a couple of Sation polishes, Loudest Color and Miss Emo Shun All?  Well today I am showing you my third pick from the Class of Sation collection, Class Flirt.  I really think this entire collection was great and I may end up with more in my stash eventually!

red orange cream jelly

Saturday, January 5, 2013

China Glaze Harmony

It's the weekend!  For that I am happy, but still not being able to sleep in?  That's for the birds.  For the love of children... 

Today I'm going to show you China Glaze Harmony.  Harmony is part of the Romantique collection that was released in the Spring of 2009 and before I came so fanatical about nail polish.  I've always loved the stuff, always, but it wasn't as much of a hobby as it is now!  

medium purple metallic foil

Friday, January 4, 2013

Zoya Caitlin

Finally Friday!!  Why is it that the short weeks after a long break off feel so long!?  It doesn't make any sense but it happens every time!  Today I have another favorite of mine, Zoya Caitlin.  I know, I know, I say that all the time - but I just have some awesome polishes!!

See what I'm talking about?

medium grey cream

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nina Ultra Pro Pearly Brights

Welp - I made it through my first day back at work unscathed.  Hopefully ya'll did too.

Today I have a Nina Ultra Pro polish for you.  I've only seen these at Sally's and I think that's the only place they're sold - but I'm not 100% on that.  Today's polish is Pearly Brights and it's a new color for the line.  I believe it was released with their revamped bottles and brushes.

pearl peach shimmer

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Essie Dive Bar

Happy Wednesday Ya'll!  I can't believe it's back to work already.  Did I really have 11 days off?  Definitely doesn't feel like it but here we are.  

Today I have one of my very favorite polishes in my collection.  This is Essie Dive Bar.  This polish is part of Essie's core collection found in retail stores like Target, Walmart and drugstores like CVS and Walgreen's.  

blackened teal shimmer

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

This is just a quick post to wish ya'll a Happy 2013!  I meant to do a really awesome, glittery, festive New Years mani but I just wasn't able to get to it!  Forgive me!  Hopefully, if this blog hangs on for the next year, I'll be able to show you some really cool colors and some really neat designs!  Make the most of your day (and year) cause tomorrow it's back to the grind!