Lacquer Saturday: #AugNailPhotoaDay

Instagram just became my new best friend! Let me explain: just like writer’s get writer’s block I imagine artists hit the same wall when they’re in need of creative inspiration. And while I’m no expert yet I do consider myself a bit of an artiste when it comes to nail art. Lately though I’ve been hitting that same wall (as you may have noticed from the lack of Lacquer Saturday posts) and then as if right on queue…enter Instagram, stage left!

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Lacquer Saturday: Ode to Summer

I don’t think I need to remind anyone that it’s been hot as blazes in NYC this week, so as summer is clearly upon us I thought now might be a good time to try out this tangerine color I received as a Klout perk a few weeks ago- Fear or Desire. I paired it with a floral nail bling design from Sephora and it came out even cuter than I expected!

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Lacquer Saturday- Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I’ve seen the Sally Hansen Salon Effects before But I’d been relucatant to try them, given that Sephora‘s had a larger (and cheaper) selection. Though the day came that the Salon Effects were on sale at Walgreens, and all signs pointed to trying them out. I bought the blue denim, which came out beautifully and looked very authentic.

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I planned on keeping them on for a few days but apparently they had other plans. By midnight all but two of my nails were chipped/peeling (to Sally Hansen’s slight defense I’m not dainty at all). They came off fairly easily with nail polish remover, though for a sticker I wish I would’ve been able to just peel them off.

I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll bother trying the other color I bought, but as it’s the perfect gold sequin for a party I’ll most likely be trying them out once again

Lacquer Saturday: I’m Matte About It Too!

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All In One base coat + Carry On + Matte About You top coat

I’ve had this new Essie treatment in my arsenal for a few weeks and finally tried it this morning. Aptly named ‘Matte About You’ the seemingly clear top coat puts a matte finish over any nail polish! I’m not sure what it is about matte finishes but I love them (I’ve already decided my perfect car would have a matte finish!). So still trying out the Essie fall line, I went with that pretty deep purple I showed you all before – Carry On Continue reading

Hair Done, Nails Done!

I’ve been dying to get my hair done especially with this heat and me not having a clue how to manage it yet. Talk about perfect timing, I found out my friend from back in the day does hair. She’s been doing hair as long as I’ve known her I just never knew (see how much I pay attention right?). So me needing a new style and her needing to build her portfolio = I got my hair did! Now that I’m used to my afro touching my shoulders it feels a bit weird to have hair down my back again. I can definitely get used to the get up and go factor of having my braided…even if it is a little tight!

Can we talk about how shiny my forehead is though?

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