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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 »

NARS Holiday 2014 – Algonquin, Barents Sea and Sherwood Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on October 20, 2014
in Blue, Brown, Holiday 2014, NARS, Purple with 12 Comments
NARS Holiday 2014 Nail Polish via @alllacqueredup

NARS Holiday 2014

The first thing that caught my eye about the NARS Holiday 2014 collection nail polishes, was the packaging. The graphic print, that is an adaptation of architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s design, feels like a futuristic snowflake. The juice inside is just as captivating. Three unique shades that range from warm and toasty to crisp and cool to sleek and icy. A true mix of everything winter and the holidays have to offer.
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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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Come #HailTheNail with Me for the Premiere of Nail’d It

By on October 2, 2014
in News, Sponsored with 5 Comments
#HailTheNail Twitter Party for #NailedIt on @Oxygen

#HailTheNail Twitter Party

Mark your calendars because the premiere of Nail’d It is less than a week away. The nail art competition pits 18 up-and-coming nail artists against each other for a $100,000 prize. If you love nails, you have to tune in.

The battle begins on October 7th at 9/8c on Oxygen.

To kick off the first episode, I’m co-hosting a Twitter party on October 7th at 8pm EST alongside other nail, beauty and pop culture influencers including Chalkboard Nails, Julie G. Beauty, From Head To Toe and Wet Paint. Bonus… judges Jan Arnold, Tom Bachik and Elaine Watson will be joining in as well.

We’ll be sharing tutorials, answering your questions and offering fantastic giveaways throughout the hour.

Just for participating you could walk away with a prize package that includes:

  • The 5 Borough Package from Fingertip Fetish, by host Adrienne Bailon
  • CND hand care goodies including the Almond Hydrating Lotion and Citrus Nail Soothing Creme.
  • JulieG Nail Polish Set
  • And Oxygen branded nail files, a notebook and pens.

And after the chat, stick around to live tweet the first episode with me. It’s sure to be a fun night for all us nail fanatics and make sure you include #HailTheNail in all your tweets! I hope to see you then.

Disclosure: This post and my participation in #HailTheNail is sponsored by reps for Nail’d It and Oxygen. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Zoya Fall 2014 Ignite Collection Swatches and Review

By on October 1, 2014
in Copper, Fall 2014, Gray, Red, Teal, Zoya with 19 Comments
Zoya Ignite - Fall 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Zoya Ignite for Fall 2014

True to form, Zoya is giving us two new collections for fall, one set of cremes, one set of shimmers. Once October hits, I am ready for my nails to sparkle and, ever since the Fall 2007 Downtown collection, I’ve always looked to Zoya to get my fix. And the Zoya Fall 2014 Ignite collection does not disappoint.
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