Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shake your tail feathers

Hey guys!

I'm so excited! Do you know why? Maybe because in less then a week I can eat a disgusting amount of food and not even be ashamed ;) I LOVE Thanksgiving! I love spending time with my family and all that food.... that glorious food! Ugh I just can't wait! So I've decided to do a few 'Thanksgiving-esque' designs leading up to my Thanksgiving nails which I'll show you all on Thursday. Oh and if anyone has any ideas what I should do please let me know! 

This first design I really enjoy. I love this stamp because it reminds me of turkey tail feathers, and add holo to anything and I'm hooked :) Let's get started!

I started off with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways on my middle and ring finger and Color Club Cosmic Fate on my pointer and pinky. I stamped over my middle and ring fingers with Color Club Cosmic Fate and Bundle Monster plate BM-212. And because I didn't like the way the stamp was near my cuticles I decided to add a half moon to both nails with the same color. I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and that was it. 




Mmmmmm dat sparkle doe *.* I love the understated-ness (is that even a word?) of these nails but once they hit the sunshine BAM! Sparkle <3 

What do you guys think? What will you be wearing on your nails for Thanksgiving? Or are you like me and haven't planned that far ahead yet? ;) 

Thanks loves :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

B3 by BaronessX and The Little lacquerBean Review!

Hi guys!

Are you ready for the awesome-ness I'm about to show you guys today?! I hope so because I am so incredibly excited to be able to share this with all of you! I would like to present to you guys the Build A Beauty Box (B3) by BaronessX and The Little LacquerBean (that's me!!!) The B3 is a box that includes two limited edition full sized polishes and two beauty / nail products. The best part? You can create your own! When you purchase a B3 you can pick one polish from BaronessX and one polish from The Little LacquerBean, there will be two polishes from each of us to choose from. Also you will be able to choose your choice of cuticle oil and pick two different 50 count nail vinyls. Sounds awesome right? The only thing is you can only choose what you want while supplies last so make sure you're ready when the boxes are released!

We'll talk more after, let's get to the good part... swatches!!! 

First up is the two polishes from BaronessX.

Funky Fruitcake
A beautiful mauve / maroon with a wonderful maroon sparkle and gold micro flakes. Swatch is three thin coats with top coat. 



Tenenbaum Teal
Stunning deep emerald green with a bright emerald sparkle. Seriously gorgeous! Swatch is three thin coats with top coat.



Now swatches from The Little LacquerBean.

Candycane Kisses
Super sweet glitter topper packed full of white and red multi-sized glitters. Swatch is one careful coat over Sally Hansen Silver Sweep.



Frostbite
A chilly thermal that starts off a light holographic blue when warm and transitions to a deep holographic charcoal grey when cold. Swatch is three thin coats with top coat.







I have one of the cuticle oils to show you guys, this one is in the scent Holiday Vanilla. I have to say I've never been a huge fan of scented anything because my nose is so sensitive but I LOVE this one! And no, I'm not just saying that :) It smells nice and light and super delicious. Not to mention it absorbs quickly and leaves my cuticles nice and hydrated and soft. 


I've got a quick picture of one of the vinyls that will be available, this is the skinny straights. The other vinyls that will be available are: chevrons, mini single chevrons, and mini relaxed waves. Keep a look out for some photos soon! 



Whew, if you guys have read this far thanks for sticking with me! Let's do a little recap on how this box works. When the boxes are released you can pick your choice of two polishes, one from BaronessX and one from The Little LacquerBean. Then you can pick your choice of cuticle oil and your choice of 2 nail vinyls. So your box will include two polishes, a cuticle oil, and 2 nail vinyls. Getting excited yet?! Keep reading to find out price and release date!!

The B3 by BaronessX and The Little LacquerBean will retail for $20USD and will be available Sunday, November 30 at 12pm Pacific Time! You will be able to create your box by going to www.baronessx.com

Alright guys, I want to know what you think! Will you be grabbing a B3 Box on Nov 30? It would make such a great Christmas gift, and I think $20 is such a reasonable price for 2 full sized limited edition polishes! There won't be another time to get them!

Thanks so much for sticking this long post out with me loves! I'd love to know what you think!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Beginnings!

Hello my dears,

Long time no talk.... again -_- I really am sorry guys, I'm trying to find a balance between my blog, my job, and my indie polish business. I didn't think it would be easy but damn, I didn't think it would be this hard either! I refuse to let go of this blog though, if it's the last thing I do i will paint my nails!!! Thank you guys so much for sticking with me, I appreciate you all! Now are you ready for some nails?

First I have something that needs to be talked about ;) I've been thinking about changing my nail shape for a while now. I absolutely love my squares, and I know that square nails are one of the most loved shapes, but I think it's time to change things up a bit. Don't get scared! I didn't venture too far out of my comfort zone, I just rounded them off a little bit ;) Unfortunately this means I'm back down to nubbies but I don't mind, I kind of think it works well with this shape. Let me know what you think guys! 

Anyways... back to why you're all here.... NAILS! I decided to get a little Christmassy up in here. A little early true but I wanted to show off some new nail vinyls that I'm carrying in my store The Little LacquerBean. The vinyls I used below are the mini candy cane ones. Take a look!

I started off with a base of Enchanted Polish Flashing Lights, DROOL *.* I applied a layer of Essie Good To Go on top to make it dry a little faster. When my nails were dry I applied the candy cane vinyls and painted over them with China Glaze Just Be-Claws. Then I took some tweezers and pulled off the candy cane vinyls. Now vinyls aren't perfect which makes applying a top coat between layers so helpful. After I removed the vinyls I grabbed a small nail art brush and some pure acetone to clean up the lines. Because I added the top coat it didn't affect EP Flashing Lights at all :) Once I was happy with how everything looked I applied one more layer of Essie Good To Go and that was it!






Love this color combination SO MUCH! And if you don't have EP Flashing Lights you absolutely need it. SO SPARKLY I could die!!! *.* 

What do you think guys? Do you like the new nail shape?

Thanks for sticking around loves, talk to you soon! I promise!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Neutral Chevrons

Happy Monday!

I'm happy anyways because I'm already out of work! Woohoooooo! LOL

I'm getting ready to release a special duo from my brand, The Little LacquerBean, and I thought I would give you all a sneak peek of one of the polishes! The duo is a neutral pair and the color I'm showing you today is called Sweet Irish Cream. Sweet Irish Cream is a creamy nude polish with a hidden sparkle and holographic finish. It's such a pretty nude and it's universally flattering, how about that?! :) 

I've paired Sweet Irish Cream with Color Club Cosmic Fate. I should have totally rethought this LOL Cosmic Fate is incredibly holographic so it dwarfs the holographic sparkle on Sweet Irish Cream but trust me it's there ;) I used my chevron vinyls to create the chevrons and sealed everything in with Essie Good To Go. Wanna see?





As much as Cosmic Fate dulls the sparkle I absolutely love this combination! So neutral but so sparkly! 

What do you think?

Thanks loves :) 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I Hope you're ready for some stamping

Hi guys!

I hope you all made it through Monday with little to no problems... my day was terrible, everything that could go wrong at work did. *sigh* but it's Tuesday now so it's all good!! ;) 

It's been a little crazy around here with my indie line, getting ready for some new releases, restocks, and two super special, super secret things... more information coming soon!! But you guys know I could never let go of this little blog! I love showing you guys my nail designs and while this design is on the simpler side I still love it and I hope you guys do too! Want to get started?

Alright I started off with a base of The Little LacquerBean Hope, a beautiful medium pink linear holographic polish (still available in the shop! ;)) When it dried I used Bundle Monster plate BM-404 and Color Club Beyond to stamp the design. I sealed everything in with a coat of Essie Good To Go and that was it!






UGH I just love pink polish!! Who would have thought it ;) ;) I really loved wearing this design because it was so simple yet when the sunlight hit it look out! I have to say that I actually did get distracted looking at them while driving O.O my boyfriend had to remind me to look at the road LOL oops!

What about you guys? What's your favorite color nail polish?

Thanks loves :) 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sugar Skulls

Hey guys!

I hope you had a super fun and safe Halloween! I was dressed as the queen of hearts, I made my own tutu and everything ;) But the best part of my costume was my two little heart cards that followed me around, my puppies! I've got a few pictures I'll see if I can get some posted! 

Anyways I've got one more Halloween manicure that I thought would be super fun for today, sugar skulls! Ready to take a look?

I started off with a base of Color Club Beyond. When it dried I created the skulls with a bunch of acrylic paints. I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and that was it!




So yeah I know they're kind of funny looking but I still think they're cute enough!!! 

What do you think guys? Did you dress up for Halloween? What were you?

Thanks loves :) 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Halloween Chevron

Hey guys! 

It's getting so close to Halloween! Are you going to dress up? I have to where I work but I'm super excited about my costume... I'm going as the Queen of Hearts! I made my own tutu and everything ;) Want to know what makes it even better? My dogs are going to be playing cards LOL! Now to convince my boss that I need to take them with me... if only ;) 

Anyways! I've got another Halloween-y manicure today, an orange, purple, and black chevron manicure! Let's get started!

I started out with a base of Lime Crime Peaches <3 Cream, I know this is more of a peach shade but I'm just going to go with 'creamsicle' today LOL! Then I used my nail vinyls from The Little LacquerBean (there's a 40% off coupon going right now! Use code: makeovr40!!!!) and China Glaze Bizarre Blurple and Color Club Beyond. I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and that's it. 




I really love chevron manicures, they're simple but when you use nail vinyls you can get such crisp lines. I just love the look! 

What do you guys think?

Thanks loves :)