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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

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

World Cup Nails 2014 Fun Challenge

Over at http://nailsxo.com is hosting a fun challenge world cup nail theme over on her blog.
Those of us who were interested let her know and once there was enough interest we were allocated our teams.
Mine is the Netherlands, who according to my boyfriend are not a bad team to have.
Emily will be keeping us posted on the  teams progress and the person whose team wins will get a prize.
Here are my nails for the Netherlands. I decided to do a mix of their flag and tulips .

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Completed the Nail Art Challenge April on Instagram

Hi everyone.
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while but things have been abit hectic, but I am glad to say it’s all settled down.
Today I have all the nail art i have done for the April challenge on Instagram. I completed every challenge except 2 of them but in my defence I was also doing an Autism Awareness Challenge aswell.
Here is the challenge list.

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So first was Blue Puzzle (for autism)

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I enjoyed this one and was all done in nail polish instead of acrylic paint.

Next was Eggs.

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Kept with pastel colours with a custom indie holo base colour.

The next 2 challenges I combined into 1 Baby Chicken and Bunny.

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Not completely happy with these as I think the chicks and bunny’s look abit mad lol but I can only get better. Another one for the “I must practise more” list.

The next one was Easter.

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This one had me abit lost for ideas to start with as a lot of the challenges covered things to do with easter but once I thought of this it went really well.

Earth Day was one of the challenges I couldn’t find time to do.

Next one was Flowers.

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I really enjoyed this one as I love doing the more detailed art with acrylic paint.

Lastly was Moon and this was the other challenge I could not get around to doing

Here they all are …….

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Hope you enjoyed this and I will be back soon with some more varied nail art as I am not taking part in a May challenge.
See you soon
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

Day 8 of the Nail Art Challenge March on Instagram is Aztec

Ok …so today’s challenge for the Nail Art Challenge March on Instagram is Aztec….
Now this is something I have been wanting to try for ages but never ever got round to it, suprisingly as it may seem.
So off i went to looks on Instagram and Google looking at Aztec nail art to see if a particular design caught my eye, and even looked at Aztec designs themselves, but I couldn’t find one particular design that I really wanted to do.
So with that in mind I decided to just “go with the flow” as it were and see how things progressed and turned out.
I decided I wanted to use some of my La Femme neon colours in yellow,  green, pink and orange so started with a white base of Sinful Colors White on White to make the colours stand out, and then did each nail in a different colour. Once I had done that I then used a top coat before doing my nail art pattern with black acrylic paint as it makes mistakes easier to wipe off with a damp pad.
I did a slightly different design on each nail and am pretty happy with how my first attempt at Aztec nails came out.
Picture was taken in my light box.

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There is only one day of this monthly challenge left to do after this :(( but another challenge is set for next month. I might even do two, the #nailartchallengeapril and the one I am deffinately doing with be the #paintitblue #bluenailsforautism challenge so watch this space xxxxx

Day 7 of the Nail Art Challenge March on Instagram is Cherry

Well today’s challenge was Cherry so although i wanted to do something really different and unusual i was feeling totally uninspired despite looking at lots of designs. So i decided to go with something simple as i find that is what works for me and them gets my inspiration going again. We all have off days and this was mine..

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Colours used were
Red … illamasqua Throb
White …Sinful Colors White on White
Acrylic pain for stems and leaves.
Suprisingly I was quite happy with how they turned out. I really don’t know why I have never used red and white together before as I love the combination.
Right that’s me all done for now but I will be back soon
Lisa xx