Thursday, February 16, 2012

Avon's Tangtastic & New White Mosaic Polish Review!!

Before I get to the polish review, I would like to start by saying I'm a bit upset with Avon right now.  They came out with a new line of polish in Campaign 4 called A Carnival Of Colors, with the colors, Orange Creamsicle, Fucshia Fun, Sweet Mint, Blue Escape, Aqua Fantasy & Loving Lavender.  I ordered them all except the Loving Lavender.  When my Avon lady delivered my order, there was a note that said No Longer Available on all the colors!!!! I was sitting there thinking, are you serious Avon???? Why put all those new colors in the book if they aren't available???  So, I went to to check out what the problem was.  On their site, under the colors, it says, Available soon on 3 of the 6 colors.  So, 2 of the colors I ordered were available, but they didn't send them.  On the other hand, maybe the colors were in such demand they ran out, who knows.  All I know is that I wanted mine!!! I'm done ranting now I feel better :)
Now on to the review.  For this manicure I started with Avon smooth beginnings base coat, Avon nailwear pro in Tangtastic, Avon mosaic effects in white & a clear top coat.  I really liked this color.  It's a very pretty shade of orange, about the same color as a tangarene, hence the name.  I thought it looked great after 1 coat, but I chose to use 2.
I then went over top of that with Avon's mosaic effects in white.  I'm not sure if I like the way this turned out or not.  Maybe it's because I'm not doing it right, I don't know.  This was only my 2nd try at using crackle polish.  I don't know if I am supposed to use a thick amount or a thin amount.  I feel like when it's thick, it looks better, when it's thin, it tends to get clumpy & start to pull the color with it.  I guess what they say about practice makes perfect is true. 
Like I said, I'm not sure if I like the way it looks or not.  Maybe with a brighter color underneath, it would have turned out much better.  The Tangtastic is a very pretty color though. I would recommend that.  It went on nice & smooth, didn't clump at all & it looked great with 1 coat, but I did 2.  I hope you like my review & if you have tried crackle polish, leave a comment & let us know how it turned out for  you. As always, Happy Polishing!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Julep Maven Valentine Box :)

So, I received my Valentines box from Julep Maven the other day & just had a chance to do my nails in my new colors last night.  What I received in this shipment was pretty awesome. It was a bottle of polish called Glenn, which is a Rust/Red color, a bottle of glitter polish called Oscar, a piece of dark chocolate shaped like an Oscar, which I thought was very sweet & a bottle of cuticle oil, which I was in desperate need of lol.  So I did my nails the usual way, with a base coat of Avon's silk wrap. Then I used 1, yes 1 coat of the Glenn polish & it looked as good as if I had used 2. Then over top of that I used the glittery gold Oscar polish. I would have liked it better if the glitter polish would have went on a little thinner, but I still think it turned out nice. I then went over that with Sally Hansens Mega Shine Extended Wear Topcoat. I think picture #3 shows the glitter the best. That was taken with the flash off. Give us some comments, let us know what you think about the color combo. Good or bad, we're ready for it!! Oh & I just got my new nail stamper in the mail yesterday, so I think my next blog post is going to be about that. Don't know how good it will turn out because usually I'm not that good with stampers & things like them. We'll see though, I'm willing to give it a try :) As always, Happy Polishing!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Julep Maven Review

Ok, this is my 1st review of products I recently used to do my nails.  I belong to Julep Maven & I am totally in love with their products!!! If you haven't heard of them, check them out here: Julep Maven  My 1st "sneek peek" box contained 2 bottles of Julep nail polish in the colors Anne & Maria, a 3oz tube of Julep Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener & a foil sample of Julep Everyday SPF 30 Hand Cream. This post is going to be about the color Maria.  I will write a separate blog about Julep Maven & the other products mentioned in the near future :)
I've been using Avon Nail Experts silk wrap treatment for about 2 weeks.  I was having some trouble with my nails breaking & peeling so I thought I would give this a try.  It is working great so far.  You can get it from or if you know an Avon representative, that way is great too.  I have an awesome Avon lady (Thanks Dee) After I used that I used 2 coats of Julep's Maria polish. It is metallic pink/mauve in color & I love it.  For the top coat I used Sally Hansen's Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat, which I absolutely can't be without.  It's a little pricey, but worth it.  It keeps my polish looking nice for the entire week!!!!  I have included pictures of what my nails look like today & I did the manicure last Thursday.  The Julep polish went on nice & smooth & I believe 1 coat would have been sufficient, but I'm a 2 coat kind of girl lol. You can look at the pics & let me know what you think!! I love getting feedback!! That's your chance to get hit with some Lacquer Love!!! Thanks for reading & as always Happy Polishing!!

I have no idea why, but blogger has for some reason eaten the rest of the pics I posted of this manicure. I'm new to this & I'm not even sure what I'm doing. If anyone has any ideas why this may have happened, please leave me a comment or send me an email!! I would so appreciate it!!


Introducing The "Lacquer Ladies"

Hi & welcome to the Lacquer Ladies blog!! For my 1st blog, I am going to let you know a little about me & my blog.  I'm Peggie, 40, the mother of 3 beautiful kids & stepmother to 2 beautiful daughters.  My husband & I have been together for 14 years.  I love anything & everything there is to do with nail polish & doing nails.  I decided to do this blog just to share information with other people who have the same love for nail polish that I do.  I will be posting my adventures in doing my nails, trying to give you an honest opinion about the products I use.  Once I have a nice number of people following, I will host weekly raffles where 1 lucky follower will win a gift.  Every now & then, for my most loyal readers, I will hit you with "Lacquer Love" & you will get a surprise in the mail!! So, if  you like what you see here, share it with your friends!!!  I am really excited to be doing this.  Just be patient with me, this is my 1st time trying anything like this & I want it to be fun as well as informative!!! So, welcome to my blog, I hope you find something you like here!!!  Be sure to "like" me on Facebook here My Facebook Page & Twitter here Our Twitter Page    Stay posted for my 1st blog post about my most recent nail polish adventure!!! As always happy polishing!!