Sunday, March 31, 2013

Essie Under Where? & In The Cab-ana

We've had a crap ton of snow here in the Midwest in the last couple of weeks. I hate being cold and I'm not big on snow, so I protested this unauthorized-by-me extension of winter by picking up a couple of the new Essie spring colors.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

OPI DS Divine (JP)

I got nothing for Easter this week. LOL I used my big idea last week, see. I was going to maybe try some flocking and fuzzy bunnies but it turned out to be a whole lot more effort than I wanted to deal with so I delightfully abandoned it.

Instead I have another delicious holographic for you. I don't know about you, but I get really annoyed when other countries get things I want here. I'm sure the opposite is just as true. Did you know that Japan got different versions of a few of the OPI Designer Series polishes? Neither did I.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Jesse's Girl - Julie G Gumdrops (Before and After)

Jesse's Girl Cosmetics released their Julie G. Gumdrops polish last week. I had preordered the collection and received my package last Saturday.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

OPI Easter Eggs

For about three weeks now I've been operating under the delusion that Easter is this Sunday. Just so you know, it's not. Really. I've got almost two whole weeks left. -_-

What that means though is that I have busted out my Easter mani early. Whoops.

I was trying to keep it mostly simple, just some nice pastel egg paints. I have since found out that apparently I'm not really a pastels girl because I don't own that many. I also can't keep it simple most of the time. But I already knew that.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Update: Finger Paints and Sinful Colors

Doesn't look too bad, huh? That right middle finger gouge happened literally at the last moment on the last day. I think. That was the first time I saw it anyhow and you'd think I'd notice something that big.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

And our first giveaway!

In an effort to get more people to see the shop and share with their friends, we're having a giveaway! Check out the contest below. Enter before midnight, 3/24/13, for your chance to win one nail polish of your choice from the current Dreamy Lacquer Co inventory. a Rafflecopter giveaway Best of luck! Dana

Special 2G1O Announcement!!

This blog started as just a fun project between Dana and me. It was one of those, "Hey, we like this and we talk about it all the time, wouldn't it be fun to blog about it?" We know there are eight or so billion other bloggers out there who do the same thing. It's all about the obsession. If you don't like that word, call it what you want. Passion. Love. Hobby. Pick a word, it all means the same thing.

We also all know that it's an expensive one, especially when you get into those rare and hard to find ones that are discontinued. Not to mention the first time you discover the indie polish scene or that Gasp! You can make your own!

Fortunately, those two things sometimes go hand-in-hand in the best of possible ways. I think it is, anyhow. I'm hoping you feel the same.

If you've been with us for awhile, you're already probably aware where this is going. So I encourage you to head over there and check it out right now. Don't even finish reading this!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Revlon Chroma Chameleon: Topaz, Aquamarine, Amethyst & Tanzanite

So I was out of polish remover. I took a quick jaunt to Walgreen's to pick up a bottle, with no thought in my head other than "don't forget to grab some milk, too" when I glanced over at the new polish display. I was checking up on the Wet N Wild Toppings collection, mostly. I picked them up last week, but I like seeing if the things I've chosen for myself prove to be popular. They had been replaced by a Sinful Colors glitter topcoat collection and these pretty little beauties, the Revlon Chroma Chameleon polishes. They're minis, 8.6 ml per bottle, and the going rate at Walgreen's is kind of high...but I have very little willpower. Enough that I didn't buy the entire collection--just my favorite half!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Finger Paints Sketch N Etch with Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Yep, green. It's my St. Patrick's Day mani. And a lazy one at that. I started to do a green ombre, then I was going to do silver gem four leaf clovers. Just wasn't feeling it. It's green and sparkly, it works for me. Plus! My nails were getting a bit too long to be able to do my job well (I type a lot) AND I was having trouble texting lol. I got a little bit too happy with the trimming so they're pretty short again.

Finger Paints is a brand I've never used before and this is the only shade of it I own. I always got the feeling it was a Like it would be crappy polish. Great glitter top coats but the polishes themselves would be sub par. I grabbed this one on sale during a green kick I was on and it's sat there since. If I were to base all of the rest of the colors on how this one went, I would have been right.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Update: Zoya Chyna, and bonus Nyx swatches!

I'm so in love with this Chyna polish it's ridiculous. I had a few chipping issues and a little more than the usual tip wear, but I'm not shocked by that because of the lack of top coat.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

China Glaze HoloGlam Collection

As Jess and I were talking the other night, she pointed out that one of the beauty supply web sites had the China Glaze HoloGlam collection. I couldn't buy all 12 of them, so I chose my favorite 6 and waited anxiously for them to arrive. When I got home from work Thursday night/Friday morning, there they were, sitting on my kitchen counter in an innocuous cardboard box. I lasted almost ten whole minutes before I ripped into the box.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust - Chyna

Hey y'all! It would seem I've been on a bit of a Zoya run theses days...can't help it. I got a fairly decent haul from them last week and the love just keeps flowing! Up next is Pixie Dust in Chyna.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Bling It On

These ones were a bit more forgiving with the stretching to fit the nail thing, so they actually look a bit better. Less gaps. They still smell and they still create a ton of trash. Let's see if they last any longer.

They also remind me of Jem and The Holograms. It was the color she always wore, or maybe her earrings. Something about the girl looked just like these. I'm now thinking I need to find a matching polish. Hey, Dana. How does the Teenage Dream compare? (Or...psst...make me one? :-D )

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Maybelline Color Show - Denim Dash

After Jess had decent luck with her recent Color Show mani, I decided I would give them a try myself. I picked up Denim Dash, Amethyst Ablaze, and Crushed Candy. Denim Dash is from the Denims collection and Amethyst Ablaze is from the Metallics collection.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Heart Breaker

In a previous post I tried out some OPI nail art stickers. This time around I'm going with the real polish version. Which is not what I thought it would be. I was expecting like, the polish on the back of a clear tab that you align on the finger then press it down and lift the clear tab off. These really are stickers. Sure, they're nail polish. And stinky nail polish at that. But stickers nonetheless.

I don't generally go for these because they're wasteful to me. Eight dollars for a one use item that generated a ton of trash and you can't even save the extras to use as an accent nail or something? When I pay the same...or less...for something I can use again and again? They're very cute, I give them that. And mostly a lot easier than doing polish nail art. But yeah. Wasteful.

However (whatever with your however), when I see cute ones on sale for a price I'm willing to pay I obviously grab them up. For when I'm feeling particularly lazy. Or as a mid week quick replacement for a polish that didn't hold. Today was the former.

Update: Color Club Cherubic

Nothing to see here. No chips, no problems, nothing.