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Easy Holiday Hairstyles – New Year’s Eve Half Updo Tutorial

By on December 29, 2014
in Hair Care with 0 Comments
Easy and  Simple Hairstyle for Holidays - Half Updo via @alllacqueredup

Easy Holiday Half Updo

As 2014 comes to close, it’s time to get ready for New Year’s Eve. Whether you are going out on the town, attending a party or enjoying an intimate celebration at home, having simple, easy holiday hairstyles at the ready is a must.

If you have to work on NYE, the last thing you need is to come home and try to construct some complicated look on a moment’s notice. Today, I’m sharing a style Faith from John Robert’s Spa created for a recent wedding I officiated. It would be perfect for any soiree and it’s so much easier than it looks!
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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 7 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shows/movies like The Tudors and Elizabeth, so the a-england Elizabeth and Mary collection intrigues me as much for its historical references as its gorgeous colors.

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DIY Nail Decals Tutorial – Winter Wonderland Snowflakes

By on December 23, 2014
in Nail Art, Sally Hansen with 16 Comments
DIY Nail Decals Tutorial - Winter Snowflakes via @alllacqueredup

DIY Nail Decals Tutorial

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It’s a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland. Living in Ohio, I have a love/hate relationship with snow. For the most part, I appreciate the beauty of it and, given my hair’s hatred of humidity, I welcome the cool, crisp air. Granted, I’m fortunate to work from home so I’m not scraping ice off my car or shoveling my driveway on the daily.

Giving a nod to our current state of wintry bliss, I DIY’d a snowflake nail decal for a Winter Wonderland Manicure. When it comes to nail art, straight lines are easy-ish but, on a curved nail, a pattern like a snowflake can be a challenge to get even.

That’s why I like creating my own decals off the nail. I can perfect the pattern by having both hands free to steady the background and brush. Plus, I have a trick that takes the guesswork out of freehand nail art. Keep reading to see how I created this fun and simple look.
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Season of Giving Giveaways – Zoya ALU Favorites Gift Set

By on December 19, 2014
in Giveaway, Zoya with 302 Comments
ALU Giveaways 2014 - Zoya Gift Pack via @alllacqueredup

Season of Giving Giveaways – Day 8

TGIF friends! Anything fun planned for the weekend? We have an annual holiday party and gift exchange on Saturday and I’m hoping to test our a new cookie recipe. I’ve been baking quite a bit lately and the boyfriend’s co-workers have been reaping the rewards, instead of my thighs.

It’s the last day for the Season of Giving Giveaways and it’s a big one! My friends at Zoya allowed me to curate a gift set containing TWELVE Zoya nail polish shades. And they’re throwing in a Zoya Color Lock System and gift box. The best part, THREE of you will win!

It was hard for me to narrow down my fave Zoya shades to just twelve but it’s a good mix of new and old favorites. In the box: Zoya Sooki, India, Julieanne, Charla, Ivanka, Crystal, Trixie, Yuna, Raven, Remy, Song, Jo.

All giveaways will be open for 48 hours. This giveaway is for US residents only.

If you can’t view the widget, CLICK HERE to enter.

Zoya All Lacquered Up Favorites Giveaway

Good luck!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Zoya. No compensation was received for this giveaway. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Season of Giving Giveaways – JINsoon Fall 2014 Collection

By on December 18, 2014
in Giveaway, JINsoon with 201 Comments
ALU Giveaways 2014 - JINsoon Fall 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Season of Giving Giveaways – Day 7

It’s not over, you guys! The  Season of Giving Giveaways continue on this Throwback Thursday. Let’s throw it back to Fall and a collection that contains two of my fave nail polish colors of 2014.

I have a set of the JINsoon Fall 2014 collection nail polishes for you. If you haven’t tried JINsoon, then you just don’t know. It’s one of my top brands for a reason and one of you will get to find out why. This giveaway includes JINsoon Farrago, Heirloom, Melange, Nocturne and Pastiche.

All giveaways will be open for 48 hours. This giveaway is for US residents only.

If you can’t view the widget, CLICK HERE to enter.

JINsoon Fall 2014 Collection Giveaway

Good luck!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for JINsoon. No compensation was received for this giveaway. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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