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Maybelline 100 Years Collection Color Show Nail Lacquers

By on May 26, 2015
in Gold, Maybelline, Red with 18 Comments
#Maybelline100 Color Show Nail Colors via @alllacqueredup

#Maybelline100 Color Show Nail Colors

Maybelline is celebrating 100 years of helping make women look like they are “Born with It” with a limited-edition collection in collectible packaging. I’ve been a Maybelline fan from the moment Cherry Cola Kissing Potion hit my lips, so when I spotted a Queen of New York display, I got a little giddy. The LE packaging immediately drew me in with its colorful screening, and the two Color Show nail lacquers came right home with me.
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Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

By on January 30, 2015
in Blue, Gold, Green, Milani, Pink, Purple, White with 15 Comments
Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer review via @alllacqueredup

Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer

Of all the places I’ve traveled, Italy is definitely my favorite. The landscapes of Tuscany, the history of Rome, the unique charm and food of Venice, I could go on an on. All of those memories come flooding back as I play with the new Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer collection that is named after Italian locales, three of which I’ve visited. I can never have enough foils in my life and these flecked nail polish colors are so me.

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Cult Nails Secret Collection Swatches & Review

Cult Nails Secret Collection swatches via @alllacqueredup

Cult Nails Secret Collection

On Christmas Eve, I was taken with this manicure posted on the Cult Nails Instagram page using the “Secret Collection.” The concept being that you didn’t know the contents during the pre-sale. Now that the pre-sale is over, the cat is out of the bag.

A quick jump over to and I spied this “mystery” collection on sale for half off. With a green and blue in the lineup, it was a no-brainer for me.
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The Bronze Age – Bronze & Gold Lace Nail Art for My Blogiversary

By on January 2, 2015
in Bronze, Gold, Nail Art, Zoya with 38 Comments
Easy Lace Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Bronze & Gold Lace Nail Art

Happy New Year! It’s crazy to think that it’s been eight years since I started All Lacquered Up. Eight years! It was a time when 3-Free was barely a thing. When I discovered a basically unknown brand at a Seattle airport kiosk called butter LONDON.

When I was the only nail blogger. When all of my nail polish fit in one cabinet as compared to needing its own room. So many amazing things have happened since then, so many changes. But one thing remains the same, my love of nail polish and desire to share it with you.

The traditional 8th anniversary gift is bronze and the modern gift is lace so I decided to combine the two in a bronze & gold lace nail art look. Take a trip down memory lane with me and enjoy my tribute manicure.

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Nailbox TrendBox Pre-Fall 2014 Swatches & Review

By on September 9, 2014
in Cream, Fuchsia, Gold, LVX, NCLA, Orly, Priti, Turquoise with 17 Comments
Nailbox Trendbox Pre-Fall 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Nailbox Trendbox Pre-Fall 2014

The next edition of the Nailbox Trendbox is out and, for Pre-Fall 2014, my friend Sarah from Chalkboard Nails is the curator. You may remember that I curated the first Nailbox TrendBox, a quarterly nail polish subscription service that delivers $65 worth of product for only $35.

Sarah has a keen eye for color and her choices are so dead on for this time of year where one day calls for a sundress and flip flops and the next you’re pulling out chunky knits and boots.

With four nail polish shades to transition you from summer to fall, the Pre-Fall 2014 Trendbox also includes a matte top coat, making the collection even more versatile.

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