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Instagram Mani Swap Fun no4

Hello my lovelies and welcome to September. Wow where has the time gone.
Continuing my series here is another mani swap I did on instagram with the amazingly talented Tracie aka ig @mentalmoma or also know as my Nail Sis
Tracie chose to do my sunset/sunrise vines/flower nails.
Here is my original
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And here is Tracies recreation

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How amazing is that….she has recreated it perfectly with the colours and detail.
Below is Tracies original design inspired by a dress.

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And below is my recreation.

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Not completely happy with it but enjoyed myself creating this and I am deffinately will try this design again.
Below are all 4 designs together, originals on the left and recreations on the right.

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Thank you so much my lovely nail sis for joining me on this I enjoyed every moment 😘😘
Well i hope you enjoyed this and I will be back soon with another installment.
You can find us both over on instagram.
Tracie
http://instagram.com/mentalmoma
Me
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer

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Instagram Fun Twin Nails no 3

Continuing on from my previous posts in this series here is the next installment of my #bestietwinnails from instagram.
I got together with the lovely Katy ig @thepolishedpeony and we decided to recreate this gorgeous design from ig @_gems09_

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Below is Katy version and i think she did an amazing job recreating this design.

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Here is my version below. I love gradients and animal print ( have i told you all that before lol )and am really happy with how this turned out.

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And here are the two pictures together

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I really enjoyed creating this with Katy and look forward to doing some more in the future. Thank you hunny for joining me with this xxxx
You can find myself and Katy over on Instagram here
Katy http://instagram.com/thepolishedpeony
Me http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
You can find Gemma @_gems09_ our inspiration for this here
http://instagram.com/_gems09_
See you soon for the next installment my lovelies 💕

Instagram Fun Twin Nails no2

Continuing with my recent Twin and Mani Swap series …
Today I have another #bestietwinnails post for you that I did with the lovely Kim ig @kimmarieex.
We chose a more simple, elegant design and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Our inspiration came from a design by ig @newlypolished that Kim liked. 
Here is the original design that we based our nails on.

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Here is my recreation. I had some trouble getting the design as I wanted with the stripping tape as my nails are a different shape.

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Here is Kim’s recreation. I think she has done an amazing mani and got the pattern perfectly.

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Here are both pictures together

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I would like to thank Kim for joining me with this I had so much fun and love our chats over on Kik…….
You can find Kim and myself mainly on Instagram here
http://instagram.com/kimmariex
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
Thanks for reading and there will be quite a few more posts in this series so keep an eye out for them xxxxxx

Instagram Mani Swap Fun no2

If you read my last post you will know i am doing some mani swaps and twin nails.
Today’s post is my #maniswap with ig @emmaelizabethxxx
Emma chose to recreate my peach and purple roses.
Below is my original mani.

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And here is Emmas recreation.

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I think she has done a brilliant job. The colours and detail are so accurate. She changed the placement slightly to fit better with her nail shape and i love it.

I chose to do Emmas rose mani and below is her original.

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And here is my recreation of her mani

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Here below are all 4 pictures together. On the left are the originals and on the right are the re reactions

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I thoroughly enjoyed recreating and working with Emma and she has done an awesome recreation. 
You can find us both here
Instagram
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
http://instagram.com/emmaelizabethxxx
Keep your eyes open for my next installment.
See you soon xxxx

Autism Awareness Nail Art Challenge

April as some of you may know is Autism Awareness Month. Many people do many different things to try and raise awareness for this much misunderstood disorder.
As I am part of the wonderful nail community I found a challenge specifically for this.

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I am quite proud of myself that I managed to do all of the challenges although sometimes I did combine 2 into 1.
Blue Flowers

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I really love how these turned out. I used a no name nude base and everything else was done with acrylic paints.

Rainbows

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So bright and colourful with puzzle shaped clouds. Base of Sinful Colours Cinderella and the rest done with acrylic paints.

Blue Gradient / Ombre

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Simple gradient using Sinful Colours Snow me White and Colour Club Endless Summer with random glitter placement.  How hard is it to do the random placement without it looking neat ?

Puzzle Pieces

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As you can probably tell from the next picture I prepared this in advance colours is ed are on the net picture description and used acrylic paint to do the puzzle pieces.

Ruffian

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Not something I have done before and deffinately need practice. I used Models Own Duck from the Speckled Eggs Collection and Colour Club Halo Hues Blue Heaven. Accent nails I also added China Glaze For Audrey and Colour Club Endless Summer.

Awareness Ribbon

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Used a base of Freckles Polush Blue Lagoon and the rest was done with acrylic paint. I didn’t feel competent enough to try the ribbons with the puzzle pieces pattern on them so did them separately.

Blue Fishtail and Handprint (2 challenges combined)

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Really not happy with how my fishtail braid turned out as had some trouble with the opacity of one of the polishes but do want to do more of these. I followed a great tutorial from @emilynailsxo on instagram http://instagram.com/emilynailsxo and you can find her awesome blog here http://nailsxo.com. I love how braids look so will deffinately keep practicing using this tutorial. Guess you know what they say “practice makes perfect”. Quite happy with the hand prints although you can’t see them all that well.

Plastic / Saran Wrap

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A technique I have wanted to try but hadn’t got round to it. So was really happy being able to do this and loved the way it came out so much that I even did my cinderella (dominant) hand aswell. CC Blue Heaven, Endless Summer and CG For Audrey. So happy with this. Added studs from Ebay on my swatch hand in dark and light blue.

I really enjoyed doing this challenge to raise awareness for Autism as it is a cause very close to my heart as my 3 yr old granddaughter Bella has this disorder so I see and hear the negative and ignorant comments and reactions first hand.
Please take abit of time to read about Autism and make this disorder more understood in our word.
Thank you
Lisa

Review and Swatches of the Disney Themed Collection from Foxy Paws Polish

I was very lucky recently to win this collection from Foxy Paws Polish.
I was not asked to review these polishes as they were a prize but I decided to share my thoughts with you all.
These were the prizes that arrived. My first OPI Avojuice hand moisturiser in Winterberry, my first Poshe base coat and strengthener and the 4 Disney Themed Collection polishes from Foxy Paws L-R “I See The Light “, “Once Upon a Dream”, “Tale As Old as Time” and “Part of your World “.

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First is “Part of your World ”

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A beautiful Teal / Green packed with different sized red glitter and hex plus blue and silver glitter. First coat is deceptive as slightly sheer but is perfect after 2 coats. Application, brush and presentation are perfect. Shown is 2 coats plus topcoat.  Absolutely gorgeous with a wonderful sparkle.

Next is “Tale As Old as Time ”

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A lovely Chocolate / Taupe colour with different sized gold glitter, dots and hex with the added addition of holographic dots. This was probably the only one in this collection that I wasn’t sure about as it’s a colour I would not normally choose,  but the combination goes perfectly and looks beautiful on. Again application was easy. Shown is 2 coats with topcoat. Great and unusual colour combination but work perfectly together.

Next is “Once Upon a Dream ”

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A stunning glittery blue with pale pink / lilac dots and hex. Shown is 2 coats plus topcoat. A mid tone blue that glitters in the sunlight. Application and drying time were perfect. Love the colour combination in this polish.

Last but not least is my overall favourite of this collection called “I See The Light”

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A stunning dark blue jelly with a gorgeous combination of violet glitter, hex and dots, copper and silver glitter and copper hex. This looks absolutely stunning on with this amazing colour combination. Shown is 2 coats with topcoat.

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An amazing collection with gorgeous colour combinations. Drying time and application are perfect. All of these 4 polishes I will deffinately be wearing again and again.
Foxy Paws Polish can be found
Instagram http://instagram.com/foxypawspolish
Shop Website http://foxypawspolish.com
Twitter @foxypawspolish
Charlotte has once again outdone herself with this collection and i would highly recommend any of her polishes to all
Lisa xxx

Last day of the Nail Art Challenge March on Instagram is Chevron

Oopppsss sorry I am abit late posting this but had quite a few things going on…..
Right well the very last day of the #nailartchallengemarch on Instagram was Chevron …..not something I had done before so gave me a great excuse to have a go….
Started with a base colour of Foxy Paws Polish in I See The Light from her Disney Themed Collection and used acrylic paint for the free hand chevron and added a couple of purple gem stones …..I wasn’t overly happy with how it ended up but I know i need more practice in this design …..

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As you can see my free hand chevrons are far from perfect and uneven ….
Well this is the March challenge completed. I am participating in another challenge for April and also one for Autism so going to be very busy nail art wise so keep an eye out for my posts. ..
Bye for now
Lisa xxx