Sunday, June 30, 2013

Update: DLC Preacher Woman

I don't know what this girl does to her polish but I wish everyone else would take her lead. How is it that a one-woman hand mixing operation in a small Midwest town USA can make a polish that lasts so well but big name companies can't?

I'm sure there are some of you out there reading this thinking I'm biased and lying somehow just so she sells more bottles. I can't convince you that's not true. The only way you'd ever find out for yourself is to buy some. I'm biased. I freely admit that. But I'm definitely not lying. If it were crap, I wouldn't promote it.

It's not crap.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

DLC Preacher Woman

Yes yes yes, I know you already saw this but that was the "professional" post. This is the one where I tell you what it's like to wear, see. Also, I've been seeing pictures of this polish for weeks just waiting to get my hands on it. Or it on my hands. Whichever. There was no way I wasn't going to wear it.

I'm not exactly sure why I like it so much just from the look, to be honest. I almost always gravitate to the darker colors with very few exceptions. This happens to be one of them

Monday, June 24, 2013

Essie: Sunday Funday

Essie makes some really fun colors, and this summer's collection is no exception. I ordered them from a couple of weeks ago--all of them except the apple-green one, which did not ring my bell whatsoever. And I wasn't sure at first why I got Sunday Funday, because historically this kind of pastel bright coral makes me look unhealthy. The tone just works against my very fair, pink toned complexion, and so while I adore the color, I usually avoid it like the plague.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Update: bL Nail Fertilizer Week 4

Last one. Because according to the directions I'm not supposed to use it for at least a month now.

What do I think of it? Honestly, I've never used a treatment like this before. I used to just deal with whatever happened to my nails and moved on. I've never really tried to get them looking all nice and shapely and, let's be honest, photogenic. I only did this so that I could try and take nice pictures for the shop. So I have no basis for comparison.

Are my nails stronger? They seem to be, yes. They're more tough, less likely to bend, peel or break. At the length I have them now I should usually have at least two that have already snapped off.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Swatches: DLC Mainstays Part 1

I figured that while I was trying to show off The Gunslinger collection, trying to get some nice swatches, that I should just go ahead and do all of the store items that I could. These are most of them.

dreamy lacquer company DLC starry starry night dupe hot commodity fantasy fire

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Swatches: DLC The Gunslinger Collection

Fair warning, this one is going to be high on the picture count.

Dreamy Lacquer Company DLC Dark Tower Gunslinger

Now comes the time when we show off some swatches of the new collection so you get a better idea what you're buying. Which you definitely need to do. Buy. And so hey, you can do that here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Update: bL Nail Fertilizer Week 3

Gosh I'm being boring, aren't I? Sorry sorry, it's all for the best, I promise.

First, week three was more of week two. It was just about the same. The nails do seem a bit stronger, they don't bend as much, and they're certainly not breaking or splitting. I do still have a few cracks here and there but my nails will be long enough to file most of those out by the time this is all said and done.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Update: bL Nail Fertilizer Week 2

Is it possible for this to go backwards? Or I just wasn't paying very close attention the last time. Huh. I have the same issues as last week. Is it not fixing those at all and working only on the new growth? I dunno. LOL I'm very on the fence this week.

This time without the poop and shaped up. I can see some of the peely surfaces and a few small places where breaks usually happen. Those didn't seem to diminish this time. They do seem less prone to bending as easily but that just means they hurt more when it happens lol. I dunno. Again. I'm just not sure this time. However, my cuticles look pretty sweet for the most part, so that's a nice change.

Onwards to week three!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Update: butterLONDON Pitter Patter

Well, I never did see the sparkle. That doesn't mean I didn't absolutely love Pitter Patter, because I did. The color makes me swoon a little bit.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dreamy Lacquer Co: Guns of My Father

I wanted to show off some of my pretty new Dark Tower: The Gunslinger polishes, so I hope you all don't mind if I indulge myself a little bit. I' know, kind of proud of them.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Update: bL Nail Fertilizer Week 1

Well that's a hard act to follow. lol I do not have my very own bottles of DLC's The Gunslinger polishes yet but let me tell you...I can't freakin' WAIT to get them. I been waiting weeks until the whole set was finished, I'm dying to get my hands on it. Rest assured that as soon as I do I will be swatching like mad, it will be the most I've ever done before. I usually leave such things to Dana but in this case there's no way I'm not going to try them all out.

In light of this, I am very pleased I spent a week with the butter LONDON Nail Fertilizer. It really seems to be working.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Dark Tower Collection

Here at Dreamy Lacquer Company, we’re big fans of reading in general, but of course we have our favorites. One story we particularly love is the Dark Tower series, written by the incomparable Stephen King.