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MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette – Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

By on December 8, 2014
in Holiday 2014, MAC, Makeup Wars with 15 Comments
Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial - Makeup Wars via @alllacqueredup

Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

It’s not secret that when it comes to eye makeup, I LIVE for a palette. And a peek inside my in-need-of-a-good-purge makeup collection will reveal that MAC palettes make up the majority of my stash. Especially the holiday ones. I probably have eight or more of them.

So when the Makeup Wars gang decided to create a holiday makeup look, I knew exactly what to reach for. The MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes palette is so my style, with the majority of the colors leaning towards cool. It created a smoky eye that is perfect for holiday parties and I couldn’t resist coming up with a nail look to go with it. Check it!

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Snowflake Sideways French Manicure Nail Art Tutorial

Sideways French Manicure Tutorial via @alllacqueredup

Snowflake Sideways French Manicure Tutorial

Happy Mani Monday peeps! I hope you all had a fun weekend. Now that we’re into November the holiday collections are starting to roll out. The holidays, already, ugh! I’m so not ready for that. But I do love holiday nail polish colors and while I was playing with the new China Glaze Twinkle collection, I came up with this twist on a Sideways French Manicure. Enjoy!
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Constellation Nails and Tutorial Inspired by Nail’d It!

By on October 21, 2014
in Nail Art, Sponsored with 27 Comments
Constellation Nails - Nail Art Tutorial via @alllacqueredup

Constellation Nails

Have you guys been watching Nail’d It on Oxygen? I loved the piano key nails and bejeweled crescent that China created for her music industry client last week. It has officially earned a place on my DVR’s season pass list and I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode because it challenges the nail artists to create astrological nail art for psychics.

I’m a pretty pragmatic person but there’s something about astrology that intrigues me. I’ve had my natal chart read and studied astrology a bit. Maybe it was all those trips to my school’s planetarium as a kid. I just love staring at the night sky and wondering how forces outside our tiny planet affect my daily life.

Inspired by this week’s Nail’d It Quick Dry Challenge, I created my own take on astrological nail art with these Constellation Nails. Check out my nail art tutorial below. Continue Reading »

A #ManiMonday Dotticure Using Nailbox’s Pre-Fall TrendBox

By on October 6, 2014
in LVX, Mani Monday, Nail Art, NCLA, Orly with 11 Comments
Nailbox Pre-Fall Trendbox #NailArt Dotticure via @alllacqueredup

Nailbox Pre-Fall Trendbox

Happy Mani Monday! I hope you all had a fun weekend. I saw Gone Girl, twice, because it was that good. The movie really did the book justice and the casting was pretty spot on. I especially loved Carrie Coon as Nick’s twin, Go. If you are a fan of the book, see it! And if you didn’t read it, what are you waiting for? Though, I took the boyfriend, who hasn’t read it, and he thoroughly enjoyed the film.

Let’s kick off the week with a patterned Dotticure using the Nailbox Pre-Fall TrendBox, curated by my pal Sarah from Chalkboard Nails. I created this look as part of my work with Nailbox but it was so fun that I just had to share it here. I wore it all weekend and got so many compliments.

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Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art for #ManiMonday

By on September 29, 2014
in Essie, Fall 2014, Mani Monday, Nail Art with 12 Comments
Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

First, thank you to everyone who commented, emailed, tweeted in response to the post about my baby Loki. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. I’m still reading through everything, it’s hard to do all at once, and responding but the support is amazing.

That being said, it’s #ManiMonday and when I shared the Essie Fall 2014 collection, I mentioned how I thought Take It Outside would make a great nail art base and that I wanted to pair it with Style Cartel and Fall In Line. So today, I pulled out the straight Nail Vinyls I purchased, but haven’t used yet, and The Perfect Cover Up for a fall striped look.
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