Okee dokee…This isn’t nail related but I just had to share this lovely fashion statement piece with you! I was contacted by MoonCats ~The Scarf Expert~ about featuring one of their scarves on my blog. Cheeyah! Oh, and as I get more items to review here I plan on adding a page to my blog that will be fashion/beauty-related, apart from my mad, mad, mad lacquer world that saturates my daily life. 😉
I have to give a quick shout out to my beautiful niece, Chelsea Rodman, for agreeing to model this gorgeous, lightweight scarf which is a perfect seasonal transition fabric that I will explain in this article. Which her golden locks and fresh face, I couldn’t resist dragging her into my project. Also, huge kudos to my freelance photographer son, Nathan Duncan (yes, this is a family affair), who is already an established fashion/fine art photographer and owner of Photoalchemy. His work is truly amazing! Thank you both for playing along.
Let’s take a look! This particular scarf is called Pop Taupe, and is 100% Viscose. It’s light as a feather and a perfect neutral shade.
100% viscose, Weight: 3 OZ, Length: 71″, Width: 32″. Hand washable. This style also comes in Black Cat and Pop Grey.
MoonCats also has a plethora of other scarves in all fabric types, styles and weights. From infinity scarves for men and women, to hats, gloves and even Cashmere items. And shipping is FREE on all US orders, plus free exchanges and returns.
Moon Cats is a fashion accessories brand, selling exclusively online at MoonCats.com!
Most of MoonCats super trendy scarves are less than $40 from chunky oblong scarves to wraps and oversized capes, trendy light weight scarves and super lovely infinity scarves, and even some styles for men. Don’t forget they have elegant gloves, warm knit winter hats and stylish headwraps, starting at $24.95. And they offer free shipping to the US both ways!
• Here is my special coupon code for 30% OFF on ALL the products. The MoonCats code is: LACQUEREDLORI30OFF
Photo credits: LacqueredLori, Nathan Duncan of Photoalchemy
Model: Chelsea Rodman
*This product was sent to me by MoonCats for review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way.
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Wake up to these soft and easy-on-the-eyes shades from Vinylux Spring 2015 Flora & Fauna Weekly Polish Collection from CND. Colors and styles are inspired by watercolor impressions of luminous landscapes. I have to disclose immediately that every single one of these formulas are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. I’m not kidding! I would consider this collection sent to me by RPR Marketing a spring essential for salons everywhere and avid polish collectors in general.
CND describes this collection, available in these Weekly Polishes as well as Shellac as: “Moments of reflection as wildflowers sway in the soft morning breeze. Untouched meadows, nature’s retreat, sigh with tranquility.” They are available now.
“This season’s trends are all about unplugging from today’s digital world and embracing the simpler things. Sun-bleached tones and dreamy watercolor paintings emerge from the perfection of nature,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails are easy and softly squared – as wearable and simple as a barefoot stroll through the grass while finishes play with matte and shiny effects.”
I’d say that pretty much nails it! I couldn’t be happier with this breath of fresh air. Let’s take a look.
First up is Blush Teddy. I’m not sure what that implies 😉 But its gorgeous.
I’m in love with Creekside! I guess because I love the water. But it’s a stunning pale blue.
I wasn’t sure if I’d care much for Dandelion on my skin tone, but I think it’s one of my faves of the bunch.
What a glorious neutral is Field Fox!
Fragrant Freesia has a wonderful glass fleck effect that I love in polishes!
Even though Salmon Run was streakier in application on the 1st coat, it nicely corrected itself on the second, and still needed a third. But it turned out nice and I love this shade!
Thistle Thicket is one of those must-have greys that tend to go with everything! This would be a wonderful polish for the workplace, but also as a base for nail art. It’s got a touch of blue/lavender to it which makes it adaptable.
I LOVE this Wild Moss with it’s glass flecks and shimmer!
And just for fun, I played around with a bit of springtime nail art of Wild Moss.
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**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.
Mark your calendars for March 21st! This oh-so-spring collection from indie brand Chloe & Bella, the 2015 Spring Collection, will go on sale and you don’t want to miss any of the six mix ‘n match set. Here they are!
The formulas of the creams were consistent and easy to work with. No flooding and not overly thick with a nicely splaying brush. Although it’s hard to capture the iridescent flashes within each of the creams, believe me, they are there in full sun and well lit rooms. The glitter toppers are great formulas as well, each in clear bases. No fishing here as these formulas have plenty of multi-sized glitters without being chunky on the nail. I found that they applied so smoothly you really don’t need a glitter filling top coat for any of them.
Let’s start off with the Tangerines! Tangerine Cream…
Tangerine Twinkle, her outspoken sister!
Everyone needs a dreamy pink in their springtime collection. Here we have Strawberry Cream.
And to top it off like a Sundae, here is Strawberry Twinkle!
And finally, the Aubergines! Now, I had to look up this word because frankly, I didn’t know what it meant! 😉 Aubergine is actually another word for eggplant! Now, although this could be a pastel version of that deep purple squash, you’ll see the true eggplant shade in it’s sister’s glitter. Here is Aubergine Cream.
And paired with the cream this glitter is too gorgeous. Here is the last of the collection Aubergine Twinkle.
Reminiscent of Easter egg colors and springtime blooms, you’ll definitely want this collection. I highly recommend them!
The polishes go live for sale on the Chloe & Bella website beginning March 21, 2015 and will retail for $7.50 each.
I can’t say enough about this amazing collection! Chloe & Bella polishes have never disappointed me and they are a great value! This is why indie brands flat out rock. They are always innovating. Let me know which ones you will be buying. I love hearing from you.
Well, I’m down to six ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies to review for you, and they are available for pre-order now as of this date, 3/13/15. Today I’ll share a pair of new flakies to tempt you. Paradox and Paradox (H)! ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Here is a sneak peak (I previously posted) of the new lineup of polishes from ILNP for spring 2015.
First up is Paradox. ILNP says, “Paradox is an absolute jaw-dropping beauty of a nail polish!” I agree!
Can’t have too many views, but here’s another.
And its even blingier sister, Paradox (H). Paradox (H) is a holographic version of the original Paradox Ultra Chrome Flakie nail polish!
The new Paradox (H) contains just the right amount of holographic splendor to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle to the polish. All without ruining the intense color shift effect!
Don’t be left out of the new 2015 lineup of polishes from ILNP! You’ll want these in your hot little hands asap.
What is your vegan/cruelty free policy? ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.
Are your nail polishes 3-Free? Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.
What does 3-Free mean? 3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”
Order your ILNP Ultra Chrome Flaky polishes from ILNP here!
I just knew the March SquareHue box was going to be glamorous and edgy. I was right! I could easily see these three shades in any speakeasy. From a time when women ditched their corsets, bobbed their locks and took up smoking, fashion took a huge leap. Let check out these fabulous shades and formulas from SquareHue, the subscription box that gives back.
First we have Cocktails & Cigarettes 1920. It’s a blushing duotoned topper, or shear polish, that flashes teal and is especially stunning over other shades!
Next up on the dance floor is Style & Speed 1921. It’s a glossy mirror like silver micro glitter that will knock your socks off!
And but certainly not least, Art & Deco 1925. A Copper shimmer with an impeccable formula, dries fast a and a 2-coater.
That’s it for this month’s collection from SquareHue. I can’t wait to see what the glamorous 30s has to offer!
Stay tuned for my next SH post on the 04.15 collection, 1930s. They ship out on the 1st of the month!
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Aloha all you wahines! Howzit? I have to admit, I am in love with 99 percent of this collection sent to me for review from Loxa Beauty! So much that I was a bit concerned about how these sun-drenched shades would look on my winter pale skin, that I actually applied bronzer on my fingers for the photos. How’s that for dedication?! No worries “brah”, it’s all da kine good when you’re on the island. And I REALLY want to get back to Maui. We were there for nine wonderful days in ’02 and all 500+ photos I took…all gone! Sadly, my laptop totally died a painful death upon reentry to the mainland and I didn’t back up my pics. Yeah, dat was lolo (stupid), I know. So I HAVE to go back right?!
Okay, I won’t torture you any further with my feeble attempt at the “pidgeon” slang. My kids would say, “lame Mom, lame.” LOL the collection consists of 12 island inspired shades. Cremes, shimmers and a lonely little metallic yellow glitter mix. Let’s take a look!
Get yourself a Mai Tai and pull up a beach towel. There are a lot of photos here! First up is Do You Take Lei Away?
Here we have Is Mai Tai Crooked?
One of my faves, gorgeous Aloha From OPI.
In the same color family is Go With The Lava Flow.
And mauve shimmer in Just Lanai-ing Around.
Blushing beauty is Suzi Shops & Island Hops.
Here is a simple mani using some of the above shades.
In case you have seen That’s Hul-Arious! in the bottle and wondered, I did a comparison for you against Gargantuan Green Grape (not a part of this collection, but I already had it and just knew I had to throw this one at ya!)
And here is That’s Hul-Arious on the nails.
Another pretty green in the collection, My Gecko Does Tricks.
A beautiful Pacific blue shimmer in This Color’s Making Waves.
Almost there! I know, longer than a 14-hour flight to the island chain. Here is Hello, Hawaii Ya?
A gorgeous, absolutely stunning purple creme, Lost My Bikini in Molokini.
And last, my least favorite, but nice attempt, Pineapples Have Peelings Too.
That’s all 12! Have you already picked up any of these, or the whole collection? You can order them all at *** Loxa Beauty today!
Believe me, I wanted so badly to have a little tan before swatching these, so I had to fake it with bronzer. Oh well, the life of a beauty blogger! 😉
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