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FingerPaints Once in a Wild Collection Swatches & Review

FingerPaints Once in a Wild - Fall 2015 via @alllacqueredup

FingerPaints Once in a Wild – Fall 2015

I may not be ready for fall weather, I mean we’ve barely had a summer in Cleveland, but I AM ready for fall sparkle on my nails. The FingerPaints Once in a Wild collection blends three existing crystallized shades with three new micro-glitters. It’s apropos that I’m posting this on a Thursday because the glitters feel like a throwback, in a good way. They’re reminiscent of the top-coat-eating fine glitters that made me fall in love with sparkle polish years ago.
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China Glaze Desert Escape Summer 2015 Swatches & Review

China Glaze Desert Escape - Summer 2015 via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Desert Escape – Summer 2015

We’ve seen one take on desert chic nail color this season, and now China Glaze is putting their spin on it with the Desert Escape collection. Inspired by glistening sand dunes and vibrant sunset skies, this collection celebrates the vivid colors that make the desert landscape and its culture.
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OPI Soft Shades 2015 Swatches & Review

OPI Soft Shades 2015 review via @alllacqueredup

OPI Soft Shades 2015 Review

Sheers and bridal shades aren’t really my thing. Mainly because I hate the look of my natural nails and need full coverage. However, a couple of the OPI Soft Shades 2015 colors look intriguing in the bottle. And after reader Magda commented earlier this week that she is a fan of the pink glitter, I figured it was time to dive in and give the collection a try.
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a-england Elizabeth and Mary Swatches & Review

By on December 24, 2014
in a England, Blue, Green, Metallic, Purple, Red with 23 Comments
A-England Elizabeth & Mary collection via @alllacqueredup

A-England Elizabeth & Mary

Because I refuse to grow up, my DVR looks like it was programmed by a teen. The CW has my number and one of my fave shows is Reign, a fictionalized account of the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots. While I have no fascination with the modern day royals, I do enjoy shows/movies like The Tudors and Elizabeth, so the a-england Elizabeth and Mary collection intrigues me as much for its historical references as its gorgeous colors.

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CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014 – Swatches & Review

By on August 11, 2014
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CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014 via @AllLacqueredUp

CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014

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As a driving force behind the melding nails and fashion, CND‘s color palette is always inspired by the runways. CND Co-Founder and Style Director Jan Arnold is a fashion icon in her own right and for this fall, they’re delivering the CND Modern Folklore collection based on the rich tapestries and intricate patterns that dominated the catwalk.
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