Lacquer Saturday: Double Accent Nails!

So Julep (did I mention I’m a Julep Maven!?) has dubbed 2013 the year of the double accent nail, and I completely agree!

*Sidenote: I’m kinda hype I’ve already been doing double accent nails for a while now…ahead of the trends aoowww!!*

But anyway, my auntie Indi let me do her nails last week so obviously I insisted on the double accent nails for her mani! She insisted I keep it subtle though so we just did a little glitter on the edges.

Double Accent Nail

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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: 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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Channing In The City Turned 2!!

Last Thursday I had the honor of joining the friend in my head-turned friend in real life, Channing Hargrove in celebrating her 25th birthday and 2 year Blogaversary. I’m so happy with the turn out that she had (seriously who else could get a venue booked to capacity?), and we all had a blast! I’m quite sad I missed Polish Bar of Brooklyn, but I did get to try out Minx nails for the firs time with the help of NailTaxiNYC and they came out wonderful!

We got to meet Channing’s lovely family, and I saw friends- Doshka Harvey- LadyDoshka.com, Christina Brown- LoveBrownSugar.com, Sereeda of EcleChick.com and of course the host of the event Jessica Andrews- GlamazonsBlog.com. Always a pleasure seeing them! Not to mention my fellow FIT classmates the DPiper Twins, who dressed Channing for the event! (Class of ’09 holla!!) Continue reading