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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 Mani Swap Fun no3

Here we have a another post for a #maniswap it did with the talented Cheyenne ig @cdbnails143. She chose my Dream Catcher and Feather mani and i chose to recreate her Feathers and Paws mani so we ended up with a Native American theme.
Below is Cheyennes beautiful original

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Here is my recreation. I found this so difficult to fit on my nails but am happy how it turned out. Deffinately not as good a Cheyenne though.

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Below is my original that she chose to recreate.

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Here is her recreation. I think she has done an amazing job.
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Here they all are together ….originals on the left and recreations on the right

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This really stretches my skills at more fine detail and i so so enjoyed this. Thanks you Cheyenne.
You can find us both over on instagram here
http://instagram.com/cdbnails143
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoyed it. xxxx

Instagram Fun Twin Nails

In response to a post I put up on instagram for Mani Swaps or Twin nails here is the first #bestietwinnails post
I got together with the lovely and amazingly talented Tracie ig @mentalmoma and we decided to do a Scaled Gradient inspired by @simplynailogical as we had both been wanting to try out this technique and design. We chose our own colours and used a single chevron guide.
Here is Tracies design

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I absolutely adore the colours she chose for the gradient and so beautifully blended.
Here is mine

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I chose to use holographic polishes and love how they blended.
But Tracie being Tracie decided she wanted to add something to make them stand out and I’m so glad we did

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As you can see we added some leopard print and i love how it turned out. Here are both pictures together
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Thank you to Tracie doing this with me and the laughs we had along the way. Can’t wait for our Mani Swap hun
You can find us, Tracie and myself frequently on instagram and here are the links
Tracie http://instagram.com/mentalmoma
Me http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer

See you for the next installment of mani swaps and twin nails
xxxxx

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

Instagram Fun with Mani Swaps

I recently put a post on instagram asking for anyone who wanted to do mani swaps or twin nails with me. I was overwhelmed with the response.
So i will be doing some regular posts on how these turned out.
First is my #maniswap with ig @brendas_nail_art_adventures
Brenda decided to recreate a recent mani I had done of dream catchers and feathers. Below is my original.

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Below is Brendas recreation.

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She has done such an amazing job recreating my mani, even down to the colours.
I chose to recreate her tropical sunset and palm trees mani and below is her original

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Here below is my recreation. I loved doing this as my two fav types of nail art are gradients with black acrylic detailing

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Here are all 4 pics together. The originals on the left and recreations on the right.

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This was my first time doing a mani swap and it was great fun and I thank Brenda for joining me with this and doing such a wonderful mani xx
You can find myself and Brenda here
Instagram
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
http://instagram.com/brendas_nail_art_adventures
I will be back soon with another installment xxxxx

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

Freckles Polish (UK Indie ) Swatches and Review

I was asked recently by Julieann the creator behind Freckles Polish if I would like to review and swatch some polishes from her soon to be released Happy Hour Holos Collection. All the polish names in this collection are taken from Cocktails. So of course I had to say Yes Please. There are 6 polishes in this collection to be released on Friday 25th April 2014.
I have had my eye on this brand for a little while since its recent release and all of the polishes are stunning and i am so glad to be able to show you 2 of them….
First I will show you Purple Planters Punch. A gorgeous delicate holo lilac with an almost dusky appearance and subtle holo effect ( as with most light colours the holographic effect isn’t so strong as it will dull the colour ). It catches the light beautifully in the sun and looks so so pretty. A really beautiful combination of colour and holo effect. The picture below was taken in a light box….all pictures show 2 coats with top coat.

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The next picture shows Purple Planters Punch with L to R flash, natural sunlight and in a light box.

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Next is Blue Lagoon a gorgeous mid to dark blue with a strong linear holo effect. A stunning colour and holographic combination that really catches the light and complement each other perfectly.
Shown first is pictures taken in a light box and shows 2 coats with no top coat.

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The next pictures show Blue Lagoon taken in different lights ie light box, under a desk lamp, flash and in sunlight. All picture show 2 coats without top coat except the sunlight pictures.

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Application was amazing and so easy.  Brush was very accurate to work with as was the prefect formula of these polishes.  Drying time was only a few mins for the first coat and abit longer for the second. 2 coats gave perfect coverage. Packaging and presentation are perfect with a personal touch that always impresses me.
You can find Julieann and her impressive UK indie brand Freckles Polish here
http://etsy.com/shop/frecklespolish

http://instagram.com/welshforhill

http://twitter.com/missjules87

http://facebook.com/frecklespolish

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I couldn’t resist doing a gradient with these 2 polishes as they go so well together.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review and please go and check out Freckles Polish as it is well worth investing in these high quality beautiful polishes. 
Lisa xx