Friday, September 30, 2011

A Closing To The 30 Untrieds!

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
As some of you know, but if you don't feel free to check out my earlier posts, I did these Untrieds with an aspiration to use some of the colors in my collection, which I may add is at 199. I have either forgotten that I have these stored away or they were just not in season, whatever it is or was they weren't being used. Now don't get me wrong I still have plenty that haven't been used but I think I am down 40 or so. I am not sure if I am going to stop buying polish and just stashing it away, but I fear that I am not the only one out there. 
Doing these 30 Untrieds has been very fun yet difficult for me. 
1.) Finding a certain polish I want to wear on a certain day... For me if it is sunny I am going to want to wear something bright and colorful and vice versa. 
2.) Time! Some days I was later than others, for me I really like to be punctual, time is Key! I would have loved to have all of my posts be at the same time everyday or at least close in time. Now I could have scheduled them but I feel as if that is cheating, Someone looking at my blog could see that I haven't posted yet and then look again and it says there is a post that wasn't there before. That feels wrong to me. I will pre schedule posts if I am on vacation, sick, or anything else that happens to come up. 
3.) Laziness. HAHA! I am a victim too.  Some days I just didn't want to post, not that I don't love posting, I just was worn down those days. I know that I had slept all day once because of a flu that I had, yes I get sick far too often, but at the end of the day I picked myself up and made myself blog. My boyfriend told me on numerous occasions that I should take it easy but I promised you all 30 Untrieds on their rightful days. This means no giving up, no skipping days, and no slacking.
4.) Family. My family means a lot to me. Now most of the time I am surrounded by my boyfriends family after all we live with his mom temporarily, until I find a job. I am not around my family as much and when I am I love to make time to be with them. The situations at home really effect how I am going to post because I will have numerous interruptions, this is why I loved waking up at 4 or even 8. No interruptions then. 

I am glad I put my mind to this because it showed me that I CAN do something that I set my mind to.

Here are the polishes that I haven't tried yet and I plan on very soon, I put my mind to it. 
Sinful Colors What's Your Name
Sinful Colors Secret Admirer
Essie Forever Young
Wet N' Wild Behind Closed Doors
Wet N' Wild Sage in the City
Color Club (dark grey un-named)
ELF Purple Pleasure
ELF Roxy Raisin
Hard Candy Envy

I am sure there are more but I am can't quite remember the names. 

I would love to thank you all for standing by my side while I did this. It means a lot to me. For all of my followers, new and old. I hope my site continues to grow. I love doing this and I don't see an end anytime soon. I am glad I found this world, full of polish, nails, and accessories. However my wallet hates me LOL.  
I will continue to fill your life with posts of me blabbering about nails!!!

Thank you all!

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

30 Untrieds Day 30!!!!

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I am glad to say it is over and that I can give my nails a break for a day or so. Most likely won't, haha. I want to say thank you for sticking with me while I did this because I really needed to. I wanted to do a closing post and I may still do that but I am not sure yet. If I do I will be sure to add polishes that I still need to try out. Thank you to everyone who has and will comment on my posts it means everything. Now on to today's polish. 

Orly's Galaxy Girl is a purple with bright blue glitters. Very similar to Halley's Comet. This is from the Cosmic FX collection which you can still find at Ulta or at least mine and mine is fairly new. This polish goes for $10 but if you took a $3.50 coupon into Ulta you could get it for $6.50 which is pretty good. You can also find it online. I actually won mine <3.

LA Splash Crackle'D in Broken Heart'd is very bright cream pink crackle. Very similar to China Glaze's Crackle in Broken Hearted. Haha same name. This polish was purchased from my Fred Meyer for around $5. I am sure you can still find it somewhere but my Fred Meyer is sold out. I only added this to my tips to show the true beauty of Galaxy Girl. 

I plan on getting more crackles but I am not sure if I like them. It will be like in the 90's were they stopped selling after awhile. Maybe my Fred Meyer will have them on sale because I still see a couple of different brands of crackle. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Thursday, September 29, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 29

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I found some feathers around the house today and figured I would incorporate something into nail art. Sadly it didn't come out the way I planned. My coats I think were a little too thick. I am not sure. They all can't be winners.

For the base I used Sinful Colors's Queen of Beauty which is a silver glitter. Very chunky glitter. It's going to be a five letter word to get off tomorrow morning.
Very affordable at $1.99 at Walgreens and other drugstores. 

Then I just went in with some feathers. I actually don't mind how they came out I just wish the nail polishes weren't so thick.

It gooped up and when I was doing laundry, Oh how I love my laundry days! I got my fingers all messed up.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 28 Pink Wednesday

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I want to thank you all for sticking with me the whole entire 30 Untrieds. It has been a weird cycle. Today I figured it was my last Pink Wednesday in the series why not do something fun.
I haven't water marbled in a long time. I am not sure why I haven't but it has been around a month or so since I last attempted it.
I did it with three colors today, 2 I haven't tried and 1 I have... Is that cheating? I don't think so.

OPI I Eat Mainly Lobster is a bright coral almost red. Well I guess you could say red but more of a pink, it has a pink sheen to it along with golden sparkle to it. Very unique  because it isn't red but it isn't pink. RENK? 

OPI My Address is Hollywood falls along the same shimmer and sheen. This is a bright  but muted pink... Does that make sense? I have no idea. I like it.

I am not sure the point behind pinks and renks for fall but I mean I am not going to judge, I used to wear bright yellow around this time of year. 

Lastly the pink that I use the crap out of. I am totally going to be sad when it is all gone. Orly's Pink Whisper which is a light pink almost white, with a light shimmer. Very opaque. I wish I would have put a base coat of this down because you can totally see my nail line. 

Two more days WHOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! I can't wait to be done. I may take a couple of days break, just to do something makeup related.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 27

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I truly cannot believe how long I have done this for. I am really sure that there will be a day where I will see that I need to do this again. I will continue to buy nail polish because that is just how I am. I am planning on buying a Melmer within the next few weeks. My shoe box storage has become overbearingly to small. I am having to put polish in an over flow box which has almost over flown itself. I have 194 polishes right now. WHOOOPS!!! If my boyfriend knew how much I had he would cut me off. I have tried about 150 of them. I have 10 in the mail that I am counting in that 194. I need more swatch wheels. I've gone through the 10 I have bought.

Today I have three more nail polishes all by the same brand. I am not sure how much these go for since they were a contest prize. You can find them at Icings, I wouldn't think that they would be more than $5. There is .65 fl. oz. in each of the polishes. 

Chrome Light Blue is my Base color, It is a metallic bright blue. If it was a matte or cream it would be a medium blue. It is a purple-ly blue. 

Chrome Berry is the middle sponged on color. It is a pink-y purple color with silver veining and is metallic like the other one. I really like it very professional looking in my eyes.

Chrome Teal is the last color which is also sponged on.  It is a green-y blue. Also metallic with the silver veining. 

I love this trio. Thanks to Joy for sending me these polishes. I love them to death!!!

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Another Giveaway

Lucy's Stash is giving away two prizes over at on her Blog

Here are the great Prizes

Monday, September 26, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 26

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Today was a 3 polish type of day... We will see if I get through all of my untrieds.  If not I will post a list of polish I haven't tried yet on my closing of 30 Untrieds which I plan on posting on the 30th of this month... 4 more days.

OPI's A-Taupe The Space Needle is a brown grey-ish color. Goes on opaque, at least for me. It also has those veins that the other OPI's that I have recently been sent. I don't know if it is because they are directly from the company or if their formula is different compared to the other polishes I have. It doesn't effect how the nail polish goes on just looks odd.

OPI Honk If You Love OPI is an almost eggplant purple. I had to apply two coats on my ring finger. I chose this color because it is in the same family as ATSN.  Again same as the other one.

You can find those two nail polishes in various locations that sells OPI, for around $8.50 but can some times be found on sale.

Lastly is Wet N' Wild's Tangled in My Web which is a black glitter. Very sparse I may say, you really have to layer it on to get the glitter on. Or just pat the side of the brush on your nail. This polish is apart of their On The Prowl Collection which is out for Halloween. Can be found at multiple drugstores for around $2. 

Sorry for being so late tonight.... I hate posting later. I have been napping all day because I think I am coming down with a cold.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another cool giveaway

Like I said before... I don't usually do this but I thought I would inform you about Valentines Kisses 500 Follower Giveaway... She is having the most amazing giveaway be sure to check her out.

Nail Mail Round 2

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Today is a very exciting day for me. You see I entered Okay Now Joy!'s 50 Follower Giveaway and surprisingly won... My jaw dropped when I found out because I never imagined winning anything else after the Musings From Manhattan Giveaway and the Olivia  Frescura Giveaway. 
Joy was giving away four nail polishes, one that I was really surprised about.
-Orly's Galaxy Girl was the one I was most lemming after since I got Halley's Comet.
-Icings Chrome in Teal
-Icings Chrome in Light Blue
-Icings in Berry

I am happy to say that I love each and every single polish that she had sent me. I am one happy woman. Thank you Joy you made me very happy. :P 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

30 Untrieds Day 25

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I woke up to a lovely surprise this morning which I will share with you very soon, next post I promise. 

Today I did a jelly sandwich with 3 nail polishes. I like it!!!

First was a base of Color Club's Gimme A Grape Big Kiss which is a neon purple. Cream finish, very sheer like the rest of the Wicked Sweet Collection ( I need three more and the collection is complete). Scented like Grapes... Yummy. It is opaque in three coats which is great considering the other Lemon and Lime are sheer and are opaque in four or five. It has a jelly look to it once dried.

Next I applied a coat of Wet N' Wild's Correction Tape from the On The Prowl Collection. This is similar to Party Of Five Glitters only it is pink, blue, silver, and black multi shaped glitter. The glitter is kind of sparse. I would like it if there was more glitter that stayed on your finger after each swipe.

Finally I finished it with a coat of Color Club's Raspberry Rush which is a reddened pink.  It is like Gimme A Grape Big Kiss in the sense of opaqueness and finishes. It is scented to be Raspberry. I love these scented nail polishes from Color Club... I had so much trouble finding inspiration for nail art, I took these on and off all day. I smelt it all day... I love them to death <3

I bought the two Color Clubs for $1.59 each and the Wet N' Wild for $1.50 at my Fred Meyer. Clearance bins are my best friend <3.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Spell Binding Nails 1000 Follower Giveaway

Hello Lacquered Lovelies, 
Normally I wouldn't post a giveaway here on the blog since I don't want to clutter it up but Spell Binding Nails is having her 1000 Follower giveaway.

It is a huge giveaway you should go check it out <3

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Saturday, September 24, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 24

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
6 More days... And 10 or so more nail polishes that could be tried. For the rest of the week I think I am going to double my polishes. Like I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous said on my post about the new polishes that I got a day ago, I will have more polishes to add to my Untrieds.

This is one of the polishes I got yesterday... 

Cougar Attack from Wet N' Wild's On The Prowl, it is a brown based nail polish with pumpkin-y colored glitter. It needs two coats to be completely 100% opaque.  I really like this color it is very unique... Like nothing I have at least. I think Pumpkin Spice from Sally Hansen might be close.

I haven't been feeling too hot today, my stomach hurts really bad. I am not sure what has been going on. All I know is that I missed out on a party because of my stomach pains. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Small Haul

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,

Yesterday when shopping for food, I ran across the On The Prowl collection from Wet N' Wild. I begged my boyfriend for $10, which it didn't even come to :P LOL. I got 6 nail polishes, 4 from the On The Prowl collection and 2 from the Wicked Sweet collection. 
I got
-Correction Tape
-Tangled in My Web
-Behind Closed Doors
-Cougar Attack
-Raspberry Rush
-Gimme a Grape Big Kiss

I love the new glitters from Wet N' Wild, they are great. Too bad they are limited edition, GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!!! I picked mine up from Fred Meyers at 2 for $3. 

Correction Tape is similar to Party Of Five Glitters, only CT has pink, blue, silver and black hex, square, and circular glitters, whereas POFG is red, pink, green, and silver glitters. 

Tangled In My Web is a clear based polish with black hex glitters.

Behind Closed Doors is a black based polish with bright red glitter. Small round glitter and larger hex.

Cougar Attack is a brown based polish jam packed with orange glitter. 

The Wicked Sweet collection was released in the summer and since then my Fred Meyer's had decided to mark the prices down to $1.59 which is an amazing $7.41 mark down. I will surely be going back for more. I have a stash at Fred Meyers hidden with nail polish just for me LOL, no one will ever know well not unless you live near me... Shh. 

Raspberry Rush is a pink-y magenta. Cream finish of course. Scented like raspberries. 

Gimme a Grape Big Kiss is a purple, more of a neon. Cream again. Scented like you guessed it... grape.

I would like to get more Halloween nail colors especially from Sally's... That would make my day. I need a job to be able to do that first.

BE sure to check Fred Meyers for the On The Prowl collection they also have the cute little pumpkins and other Wet N' Wild limited edition products. Like I have said in the past, they mark the products down tremendously. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Friday, September 23, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 23

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Notice anything different today? I have shorter nails. I am not sure I like it, I miss my long nails. I cut about half of the nail growth off. I am still not sure if I like them this short. But they are just nails and they will grow back.

French Quarter for Your Thoughts is also from OPI's Touring America collection. FQFYT is a creamy grey color. Again my bottle is different than what you will find in the stores. It has weird veining and the sticker is different. This is two coats of the polish, let me tell you something it is lighter in the bottle and once on it is a little darker.  I am not too keen on the veining that happens in these bottles. 

Normally I wouldn't do two colors from the same brand within two days but this collection is is so gorgeous. I love them all so much. 

OPI can be found at various stores and is usually around $8.50 but it can be found on sale sometimes. I look in the recycle bin at Fred Meyers because I have found 6 nail polishes if not more for under $4 which is half of the regular price. 

While shopping for food today I found the new On The Prowl collection by Wet N' Wild and I caved and got 4 of the glitters. They were buy one get one 50% off. So $3 for 2  nail polishes is very good. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Thursday, September 22, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 22

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
With my recent nail mail I figured why not add a few shades that were sent to me into the mix. I am truly grateful for the nail polish that has been sent to me. I won a contest and got sent 6 OPI nail polishes from the new Touring America Collection. 

Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window is a murky green, similar to army green only a grey color. It is a cream finish, my favorite. My bottle looks so weird. I know it isn't from the store that is for sure, I think it was supposed to be PR or sent from the company. For one the tag on the bottom is black, the letters are bigger, and there is no peel here. I for one like that! Inside the bottle is veining like it isn't mixed up, I made sure to roll it around and try to mix it up. On the brush the color comes out great so it is just the bottle which I am perfectly fine with. 

What is up with the name? I don't get it... It could either mean one of two things, Both of which are disgusting. Who knows what was going on with OPI this time. I guess it makes sense, after all it is a Touring America LOL.

This is two coats without a top coat. I feel like an old record but with these 30 Untrieds I feel like I don't need a top coat. The polish dries within a few minutes which I love about OPI. That and their brushes are amazing, I love the flatness, it fits my nails so well. 

OPI can be found at Salon Supply stores, Trade Secrets, Ulta, and online. The price for these retail for $8.50 but you can sometimes find them on sale, if you do I suggest buying them cheaper. I also would check clearance bins because I have found OPI for $3-$5 which is a steal. If you have a Fred Meyer near you look there, that is where I get mine.

This polish was sent to me by Danielle from Musings From Manhattan

Enjoy yourself 
Pam <3

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 21 Pink Wednesday

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
If you put your mind to do something, do it. You will never be more proud of yourself. I made a pact with myself that I would continue with the Pink Wednesday and for that matter, the 30 Untrieds. If you asked me a few years ago if I would be blogging about nails I would have told you no and I wouldn't have been very pretty about it. See all my life I have been the tom boy, I had nothing to do with girly stuff. I am not sure what changed my mind but one day I stopped biting my nails, started wearing makeup, and putting girly clothes on. It has made a big difference in my life. Am I upset about my past... No because without that I wouldn't be the girl sitting here blogging about her nail polish, her passion. 
As for today I thought that this would be a fitting match since the summer is turning to fall. Oh I can't wait. I dread Winter, Love Spring and Fall, and have a love hate relationship with Summer.

Sally Hansen Pink Boa is a very bright frosty pink with a blue sheen to it. It is opaque in two coats. You can see the nail line just a tiny bit in the sun which I don't mind because it is only in the sun.  These polishes can be found anywhere for around $1.75-$2.50. 

Revlon Facets Of Fuchsia is a black based polish with bright pink glitters. Small round glitter and larger hexagonal glitter. I would say for the black to be 100% opaque I would do 2 coats. I found this polish at Target for $3.74 I wanted to get its sisters as well, maybe I will go back before the end of the fall and get the other two. I have a $1 off coupon that I can use. Maybe I will be able to find it at WalMart. I put this at the tips of my nails and sponged it up to about 35% of my nail and then I started picking the hex glitters out of the polish and randomly placed them everywhere. 

Sally Hansen Pink-y Ring was apart of the spring/summer collection. It is a clear based nail polish with the same little round, bright pink glitters that are found in Revlon's Facets Of Fuchsia. If I ever want more glitter to FOF I will add this over the top. This time it is just to blend all of the polishes together. Same as above these polishes are found most places and the same price as stated before. 

Phew that is a lot of talking, thanks for reading.
Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Nail Mail

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I love Nail Mail I truly do. I was woken up to my boyfriends dog barking and surly enough there was something waiting for me on my porch. I had entered a contest a while back from Musings from Manhattan.
She was giving away the OPI Touring America Set, it was bunched in two sets of 6. I was lucky enough to win prize pack two.

-Honk If You Love OPI
-I Eat Mainly Lobster
-My Address Is Hollywood
-A-Taupe The Space Needle
-Uh-oh Roll Down The Window
-French Quarter For Your Thoughts.

I am so grateful for these new nail polishes. Making my OPI collection grow. These are great for the Fall and Winter. 
Again thank you Danielle for having such a wonderful giveaway.

The original post was here, The giveaway winners where here, and finally Musings From Manhattans website. I absolutely love all the posts she has. She is great at reviewing because she is short and to the point <3. 

Quote of the Day: "Hard work does pay off."

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 20

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
This is Sinful Colors Savage. Savage is an almost teal green color. This is a cream color but it dries similar to China Glaze's Turned Up Turquoise only I wouldn't say it is matte but not a satin either. I think it is in between a satin and a gloss, LOL I feel like a painter, it is a Semi Gloss. I like the finish personally it adds some depth to my nails. 

On my ring finger I decided to have something because otherwise this would be very boring like some of the other posts I have done lately. I thought two Chevrons would be a great little addition. I just used classic white and black for the Chevrons. I didn't use regular nail polish just regular acrylic paint. 

I am super tired lately ever since I went to my boyfriends sisters house. We stayed up far too late, Now I am up  until 6 or 7 am everyday. I go to sleep and wake up around 3 pm or later in today's case. I told you all that my sleeping patterns change drastically. I hate when I stay up all night but I can't do anything about it. I even take Melatonin but it doesn't do anything. I think once I get a job I will get on track. 

I should really start searching for a job soon. I will be 21 in 5 months. I can't believe how old I am already.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Monday, September 19, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 19

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I can't believe that I haven't worn this yet. After spending $10 on it I should have already. Normally I wouldn't spend so much on a polish but I was buying two things and I had a $5 off coupon to Ulta. My facial scrub would have cost $10 and this would have cost me $10 so I figure I got $5 off of the nail polish making it the regular price for Orly. 
Man I wish I had a job this would make buying polishes so much easier. No I wouldn't just buy nail polishes, I have priorities too. Nail Polish is just my passion. 

Anyway today I have Orly Halley's Comet on my finga nails. Haha! Halley's Comet is a Teal nail polish with bright grass green glitter, flecks, foils, whatever have you.  It is opaque in three to four coats, unless you apply it over a green or blue base. I smudged one nail and had to redo it, the removal was a pain and I had little grass green sparkles everywhere. Like I said earlier that this polish is $10 and came out with Orly's Cosmic FX collection in early 2011. Orly has recently made a Mineral FX collection which is similar to the Cosmic FX line. I think the Mineral FX colors cost $8. 

I absolutely enjoy this color and I am not sure why I didn't include it for my Top Fall Picks for 2011.  I can see me wearing it a lot in the fall. It is such a unique color.

If you can't afford the hefty price tag there are some options for you. There are a few dupes that you can find. 
-Zoya Charla
-Jessie's Girl Glee
-Wet N' Wild Teal Of Fortune - Not an exact dupe a little darker and the green isn't so grassy colored.
-Essence Choose Me

Enjoy yourself

Pam <3

Sunday, September 18, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 18

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Phew I am almost done with this... Yay. I think I am going to post a review on Sigma Brushes and The Naked Palette even though everyone and their mothers has heard of both of them. I may do a little look book with the Urban Decay Naked Palette, 4 or 5 looks at most. 

Today I am wearing two polishes from Sinful Colors, I think Sinful Colors is starting to become my favorite nail polish brand. It is so cheap and is a really great brand. The quality of the polishes are so nice, I compare them a lot to China Glaze. I like that I can buy three to four polishes to the price of one China Glaze or OPI. They have sales a lot too so sometimes I like to pick up more when they are on sale. 

Today I have Out Of This World, which is a silver with multi colored Glitter. It is a very sheer and needs about 4 coats to be opaque. Or you can layer it over another silver or white color. I like the color and I am not sure why I covered it with the other color.
Then I have Green Ocean over the OOTW which is a greenish clear polish with green, teal and  rusty orange flakies. Ohhh pretties. I don't like how it gave my nails a green tint to them. Made me think of algae. I am going to do an under the sea look with this polish some day.

I can imagine that removal is going to be a pain.
Enjoy Yourself
Pam <3

Saturday, September 17, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 17

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Today I am wearing Ulta's Downtown Diva which is a dark almost black, purple. My boyfriends sister even said "Ew you are wearing black", She doesn't like black. This was opaque in one thick coat, I did two just to make sure though. This polish is a pain the butt to clean around the cuticles, I swear I used 3 pointed q-tips to clean around them and that was one hand.  This dried within five minutes and that is without a top coat, I find wearing a top coat is hard when doing these untrieds because it uses up a lot of top coat. I find that the formula is similar to OPI or China Glaze. 

I am not one to wear really dark polishes on my fingers, toes maybe. I don't like how small it makes my finger nails look. I really don't like taking the polish off either because it will either stain my nails, go into my cuticles, or get all over my skin and make my skin sticky, dirty, or even stained. I just hate all aspects of darker nail polish.

My Ulta had recently just opened and as part of their free gifts that they do every once in awhile this was apart of it. I am surprised because these polishes retail for $7.50 at any Ulta location and online. So to get it free was very nice. I don't like the small little brush I prefer OPI's or Sally Hansens InstaDri. The bottle is very sleek/ modern looking, professional if you will, The bottles "handle" is rubberized which makes it easier for you to hold. It reminds me of a NARS or Claires/Icing bottle. Which reminds me their is a Claires right next to my Ulta so I maybe stopping in there someday when the polish fund is back up.

Enjoy yourself

Pam <3

Polish Amor Glitzy Giveaway.

She is giving away  the New Revlon Glitters and some NYX girl glitter polishes.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Makeup Diary Giveaway

How sweet of her <3
ONE Winner will get to pick $200 USD worth of products from the Sephora website,
compliments of yours truly.

Also included will be Sigma's Cleansing & Polishing tool.

30 Untrieds Day 16

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I seriously can't believe I am half way through this, I have got exactly 14 days to go. This is a really good challenge for myself, I can get through this. 

Again sorry for posting later in the day but as it gets later in the year here it gets darker, So I wait for the sun to be completely out. 

Today I have two nail polishes. I did one color through out my nails and then went in with a glitter accent nail. Classic right? 
ELF's Medium Red is a blue based red with a cream finish. It takes two coats for the polish to be opaque. This one isn't like it's sister (Coral--Day 7), I don't mind this color or the polish. In fact the polish applied great, dried in a nice time, and hasn't chipped yet. But it still has the opportunity to chip since the day isn't over. ELF can be found at Target and for $1.
Wet N' Wild Sparked is a pink-y red glitter, with dark pink, light pink and silver glitter. This glitter could be worn all by itself and could be opaque in one coat. I absolutely love it with the red. I fear this one will chip before the other one. Wet N' Wild can be found almost anywhere for around $.65- $1. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Thursday, September 15, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 15

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
When I was first starting to get into the beauty community, I started buying cheaper nail polishes because I thought that was all I could afford. If I would have saved up all the money that I spent on candy, body jewelry, and other random things while I lived at home, I would have learned that I can't just spend all my money on crap. I have spent over $1000 on candy in my entire life which is disgusting now that I look at it. I wish I would have been taught how to save money and how to eat a lot healthier. 

I bought this polish sometime in 2009. LA Colors Color Craze in Wired, Wired is a dark almost navy blue with a frosty metallic finish. It took two coats for this polish to become opaque. This polish can be found at the dollar store but I have seen people get these polishes online for more? I am not sure why I didn't wear this sooner I mean I did get it over 2 years ago. 

I personally don't like darker colors on my nails. I love neons, creams, and some glitters. I hate the removal for glitter polish. I literally looked like a disco ball today taking Space Case off of my nails. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 14 Pink Wednesday

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
What is better than glitter bomb? A pink glitter bomb. More of a barbie pink. 
Color Club's Space Case is from their Starry Temptress collection. It is a bright almost neon (it dries like a neon) pink with multi colored glitter. Holographic glitter I think. This is two coats and it is sort of a jelly type finish but not too much. I must say one thing about this polish, I don't really like that the glitter is not too visible and kind of looks like bumps in the the polish. Don't get me wrong you can tell it is glitter but it looks sort of dirty in my eyes. It also is really hard to clean away from my cuticles.

I need to get more from this collection. I must visit my local Fred Meyer when I have money because they were on sale there for $1.99 which is about the same as a Sinful Colors Nail Polish. I am not sure the regular price of these polishes because I haven't seen them in stores before seeing them on sale. I would like to say maybe $6? Or maybe $8 who knows.

Next month I may do the 30 Day Challenge... Who knows because Halloween is coming and I would love to have like 13 Days of Halloween or something around there. I am a Halloween fanatic. I may even do a tutorial on some Halloween makeup and nails. What is really going to be hard is Pink Wednesday in Halloween territory... I'll figure out something.

Well I am off to go apply for a butt load of jobs. Here is to hoping I get it.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 13

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Today I am wearing Sinful Colors Nirvana, which is a very purple/grey toned chocolate brown. It is a cream finish like most of my polishes are. It is a two coater but if you did thick coats I could see it being a one coat type of polish. The formula is a little runny. Very high shine without a top coat. I used L'Oreal Quick Dry oil that I bought at Big Lots yesterday for $1 and it gave it more of a shine. The oil actually acts as a cuticle oil as well. 
Sinful Colors can be found at various drugstores for around $1.99 but are usually on sale at Walgreens for $.99, just look out for the sales. 
I have to say that I never thought in my life that I would be wearing a brown but I must say I don't mind it in fact I really love it. When I was growing up I thought that brown was a dirty sick looking color and something just turned me off about it. I wouldn't wear brown clothes or shoes. The only thing that I liked to be brown was my hair, I will tell you that I have dyed my hair various different colors, Pink, green, blue, red, black, brown, blonde, purple, etc... It has gotten to the point that I don't really remember my natural hair color, blonde I believe but what shade... As of right now I am a deep red almost burgundy but it is fading sadly.

  Look at the makeup that I did, it matches it semi well. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Monday, September 12, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 12

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
I had bought a lot of polish back in December almost all of which were nameless, there was only 10 or so, I didn't know the state of the polish all I knew was it was very cheap. $10 for brands like Sally Hansen, Wet N' Wild, and others. 

This Sally Hansen polish was one of the ones without a name. It is a gorgeous red color with a slight golden shimmer to it. Perfectly opaque in two coats, dries within a few minutes. I believe this polish goes for $2.50 at a lot of drugstores. The shimmers really don't transfer to the nail at all which is really weird. 

I feel so drained today and I am sorry for that so not much to talk about with this polish today, I wish :(

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Sunday, September 11, 2011

30 Untrieds Day 11.

Hello Lacquered Lovelies and all who have served our country,

First of all thanks to all of you who have served and who still are. 
Second of all I am sorry this is so late and I know I say this every single day but today was a really long day for me. I was at my boyfriends sisters house staying the night because she was going to be along over night, so we served as her entertainment. I liked going to her house it was quiet and peaceful. A break sort of. We didn't get back until 7:30 and it is 8:20 and this probably won't be up until 9:30. All I can say was today was really fun. 

Now I wish I would have gotten a picture of this in the sun but I was no where near a camera today so artificial lights it is. I may put a video in if I can figure out how my camera works, lol. 

This polish is a holographic color and can still be found on Amazon, eBay, and some bloggers will sell off their used holographic polishes. Expect the polishes to be anywhere from $14 - $30 for one bottle. I know you can buy holographic polishes from Glitter Gal for $14.50, if you don't want to go through eBay or Amazon. Now don't get me wrong you can find holo's for a bit cheaper, I have seen this one go for $11. You can also make your own holo's with Spectra Flair which is basically a pigment that you can add to any polish or just make it a top coat like Soguesswhat11 on youtube did. I will post a link or maybe just post the video here. Can anyone tell me how to get my links into short sentences or words? I need your help <3

China Glaze's GR8 is from China Glaze's OMG collection, a very highly sought after collection. You would think that they would continue to produce these polishes, after all the company would make bank. GR8 is a golden color that pulls a tiny bit towards a lime green color. This color I believe is the least sought after out of the entire collection considering the lower cost when I have seen OMG go for $25-$30. This is two coats above, before you blog another coat on you should really make sure that the coat is dry because it will create patches if you go over it more than once and the bottom is still wet. Drying time isn't really long though, it dries like a matte and has a weird texture, I don't mind it though. I would hate to waste this polish because I am not sure if I will ever get my hands on another.  I haven't put a top coat on this one and I don't know if I will because I have heard that it will dull down the linear holo lines. 

China Glaze's Black Mesh is from China Glaze's Crackle collection that was released this year, along with a white Lightening Bolt, a grey Cracked Concrete, a dark frosty purple Fault Line, a light blue Crushed Candy, and a light pink Broken Hearted. These are $3-$8 and you can find them at Sally's Beauty Supply, Ulta, and online etailers like 8ty8Beauty, Transdesign, and Head2ToeBeauty. I would say go into the store if you are just buying one to three polishes because shipping will be more if you decided to order, if you want more than three I would say go through the etailers. Just my thoughts. I plan on, once I get the money for the polish fund, I plan on buying like 10 to 20 new polishes from Transdesign, lets hope they have the colors I want, lets hope I don't buy all blues like I normally do with China Glaze.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Makeup Fun.

Hello Lacquered Lovelies and Makeup Fanatics,
Today I was messing around with makeup and this was the final result. 
Almays Nearly There Makeup in 140 Buff. 
Benefit Erase Paste in No. 2 
Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 115. 
Elf Blush and bronzing duo (just the bronzer).
 ELF Pigment in Dreamy and Beachy. 
Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Dark Horse and Creep.
 Wet N' Wild Liquid Eyeliner. 
Avon Eyeliner in Black. 
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes.
 L'Oreal HIP Lipgloss in Giddy.

I was just bored. I hope you like it. I worked really hard. It kind of reminds me of Corpse Bride. 

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

30 Untrieds Day 10

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
Better later than never, I had other posts that I wanted to do today to get them out of the way. I did a most worn summer nail polish and a top 10 nail polish picks for fall 2011.  I also did some makeup art today so that is another reason why I am a little late.

I really thought that this polish that I am wearing today was going to be a dupe for Orly's Cotton Candy or Pixie Stix which I won't be able to tell you until I get to swatch the other two and I don't have those. I will soon though I have put my mind to it. Along with the other colors from that collection because my Sally's still carries it.

Sinful Colors Soul Mate is a muted but bright medium pink. The polish has more of a red tint to it rather than a pure pink. It is a cream finish . This goes on opaque in one coat but to be sure I did two, also notice that shine? That is just the polish itself no top coats here.  What I don't like about this polish is that it makes my hands and cuticles look very dirty, like I got dirt up in my cuticles or something.

Sinful Colors can be found at many drugstores for around $1.99 for a .5 fl. oz. bottle. I know that Walgreens has plenty of sales on these they usually go down to $.99 and right now Fred Meyer is having a sale that is buy one get one 50% off, making the polishes $1.50

I love the application of this polish much better than my sisters Orly Cotton Candy.

Side note does anyone else have the Island Nectar candle from Bath and Body Works? OMG it smells so amazing, I can smell it in the kitchen from my bedroom (no my computer isn't in the kitchen it is in my bedroom, it is just a note.) I love this candle to death!!!

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

Top 10 Picks For Fall.

Hello Lacquered Lovelies,
With my most worn summer nail polishes out the way I figured that I would predict what nail polishes that I would most reach for this fall. I will do an actual post about what ones I did chose the most when fall is coming to an end.
These are in no particular order, some I have tried and some I haven't.

Pinkie- Eel Skin by Sally Hansen
Ring- GR8 by China Glaze
Middle- Savage by Sinful Colors
Index- Forever Young by Essie
Thumb- Don't Mess With OPI by OPI

Thumb- Sexy in the City by China Glaze
Index- Skyscraper by China Glaze
Middle- Beetle by Hard Candy
Ring- Facets of Fuchsia by Revlon
Pinkie- Party of Five Glitters by Wet N' Wild

This is what I predict I could totally be wrong but that is why I am going to post at the end of fall and tell you what polishes where grabbed up the most. It may or may not be the same amount of polishes listed above or it may even be more.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3