Lacquer Saturday: Spring Is (Finally) Here!

So this Seasonal Affective Disorder stuff is really real! I haven’t much been in the mood to do anything with my nails lately (or much of anything at all) but now that spring has finally sprung- Lacquer Saturday is officially back in full effect!

MamaJedi treated me to a mani yesterday (she’s awesome like that!) and we both got our claws back! Not ready to give up the accent nails just yet, I did a double accent nail with two Julep colors: Rose and Claire, that I’ve had for months and just now opened (I’m awful I know). I didn’t realize how ‘poppy’ these colors were until she put them on but they’re definitely about to be in heavy rotation for the season!

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Double Accent Nail Mani

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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: I’m in a Hurry!

I’ve realized I’m kind of a last-minute sort of person when it comes to my nails. I decide which color to change them to about 20 min before I need to leave the house, and I haven’t gotten dressed yet. As such I’ve been getting a lot of use from the (so-called) quick dry top coats, which sometimes aren’t as quick as we’d like them to be. So this week I’m sharing my top three picks for the best “quick dry” top coats!

#3: Essie Good to Go- As big of an Essie fan as I am, I have to put their quick dry top coat in last place on this one. It’s not awful, I definitely thought it would dry quicker than it did, but I’d use it again if I’m in a jam.

 #2: Sephora Quick Dry Spray- This one isn’t a polish but instead a spray, and it worked way better than I expected. I tried it out in the store over a Sephora by OPI color I was trying out (I figure Sephora wouldn’t allow you to open nail polish bottles if they didn’t want me to sample them)

Lacquer Saturday: Star Wars Love & Glitter Frenchies

I know I have’t done a nail post in a while, I didn’t mean to be neglectful! But now I have my two favorite manicures from the past few weeks to share with you now though. Firstly my nail art brushes came so I did my first ‘real’ nail art mani for Star Wars Day. C3PO, Stormtroopers and Boba Fett were the easiest for a beginner drawer like myself so that’s what we started with. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of the drawing though I’m sure there will be more to come!

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Lacquer Saturday: NCLA + CND Effects

This week, I tried out two polishes I got in my gift bag from Channing’s party- CND Effects in silver and an NCLA color in ‘Hello, I Love You’. The NCLA is a really cute pinkish-purple, but it finished a little more dull than I’m used to. Definitely needs a top coat (I’d do Essie’s Let It Shine to get it really shiny) and the CND gave the perfect amount of glitz.

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