Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's finally here!

Thanksgiving is finally here and all I can say is man, I'm SO ready for some turkey!! 

Of course you all know I procrastinated until this morning to create my Thanksgiving nails and I wanted to do something great and you know I had issues and got super pissed off. But, after a few hours I've finally finished! And with a grumbling tummy I'd like to show you all my Thanksgiving nails for this year!

I started off with a base of Color Club Cosmic Fate, I've been using this color so much lately, it's such a beautiful fall color! When that dried I created everything else with various acrylic paints. When I finished I sealed everything in with two generous coats of Essie Good To Go to get a great shine. 

While these nails really gave me an issue, I'm happy that I finally got them done because I love them! Charlie Brown is one of my favorite things to watch around the holidays so I always try to fit in one manicure dedicated the them. 

What do you think guys? What are you wearing on your nails today?

I hope all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving have a wonderful day filled with food, family, fun, and of course so much love.

If you're on instagram tag me #pinkandpolishedthanksgiving so I can check out your Thanksgiving nails!!

Thanks loves :) 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A pre-Thanksgiving water marble

Happy Wednesday before Thanksgiving loves!

I hope you are enjoying today, it's snowing here and aside from running around like crazy I'm totally loving it! Yeah I know I'm one of those weird people that love the snow LOL. Never know how much we're going to get though, Massachusetts is so unpredictable.

But anyways, I've done a lovely pre-Thanksgiving water marble manicure to share with you guys today. I made sure to pray hard to the water marbling gods and they answered! They did confine me to two colors though, I tried to add gold and they were like "Hey Kristine! Stop pushing it or you can f*ck off!" ;) Want to check out what I managed to do?

Alright, I started off with a base of OPI You Don't Know Jacques! on all of my nails. Then I taped them off and created the water marble using OPI You Don't Know Jacques! and Color Club Cosmic Fate. I removed the tape, cleaned up, and applied Essie Good To Go to finish it off. 

I don't know about you guys but I'm so loving tone on tone, or close to tone on tone manicures lately. Especially with neutral colors like these. So fall appropriate but they still have so much visual interest. And I mean holo... come on do I have to say more? <3 

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow don't forget to do some stomach excercises today! And by that I mean eat, eat, eat! Have to make sure you've got ample room to fill up with turkey ;) 

Talk to you guys soon!
Thanks so much loves :) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Thanksgiving Houndstooth


Ready for some more Thanksgiving-esque nails? I'm actually completely smitten with these nails, neutrals and houndstooth, yum! It's a little known secret that I absolutely love houndstooth print, I never used to until I met my best friend. She has been obsessed with houndstooth for as long as I can remember and finally it rubbed off on me. I just can't get enough! 

Ready to get this design started? Let's go! 

I started off with a base of The Little LacquerBean Sweet Irish Cream. When it dried I taped off around my nails and created a gradient using both colors from The Little LacquerBean Chill Chasers Duo, Sweet Irish Cream and Spiked Hot Chocolate. After I removed the tape and cleaned up I stamped over everything with Maybelline Color Show Bold Gold and Bundle Monster plate BM-322 (hey that's my house number! Shhhhhh) Lastly I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and that was it!

Best way to hide a less than perfect gradient? Stamp over it! I wish I had taken photos of my other hand, the gradient was horrendous because I was low on time but I stamped over it and it looked just as good as my other hand ;) Secrets secrets!!! 

On a side note, I LOVE the hint of holographic sparkle in this from The Little LacquerBean Sweet Irish Cream. It's just enough to catch your eye but not so much that it dominates the whole design. And this color combination pleases me, so many neutrals yet such a wonderful outcome. 

What do you guys think? 

Oh and incase you've forgotten... 4 MORE DAYS UNTIL THANKSGIVING! Because you know I'm counting down the hours until I can stuff my face.

Thanks loves :) 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Little LacquerBean Holiday Sparkle Collection Swatches

Hi guys!

Sorry for such a late post but this weekend has been CRAZY but I need to get this post out because this collection is releasing TOMORROW! Woohoo!!! 

Anyways, I have some lovely swatches for the entire Holiday Sparkle collection from The Little LacquerBean. If you want your nails to sparkle this Christmas then these are the polishes for you! The collection consists of two glitter bombs, a thermal, a glitter topper, and a super outrageous holographic. Ready to get started? I'm warning you guys ahead of time that this is a pretty picture happy post, I'm trying out some artsy fartsy hand poses so I threw them in there to see what you guys think. Let's go!

A super gorgeous Christmas green glitter bomb. A jelly green base packed with green holographic glitter of all sizes, some green holographic triangle glitter, and a lovely holographic sparkle to finish it of. Formula is on the thicker side as is to be expected for polishes this packed with glitter. Although it's a bit thicker it's still so manageable to work with, and the end result is totally worth it in my opinion. Swatch is three careful coats with top coat. 

The sister of Mistletoe Mania, Sexy Red Suit is a red jelly packed with red holographic glitter of all sizes and a holographic sparkle to bring it all together. I absolutely love this one! The formula was the same as Mistletoe Mania, a bit thicker but still manageable to work with. Swatch is three careful coats with top coat. 

Faded Xmas
A lovely subdued christmas thermal. I've been looking EVERYWHERE for one of these! Faded Xmas is a soft mauve pink when warm and a deeper neutral evergreen green when cold. The best part? It has a holographic finish! Yummy. Formula was super smooth and easy to work with. Swatch is three thin coats with top coat.



Warm in natural light
Flash to show holographic sparkle

The brighter, bolder, and merrier cousin of Under The Ferris Wheel Lights, Frosty Balls will blind you with it's sparkle. Green, gold, sliver, red, purple and blue holographic glitters suspended in a super outrageous holographic silver base. If you want to stand out this Christmas Frosty Balls is absolutely for you. Formula was easy to work with. Swatch is two careful coats with top coat. 

Oh god that holo (flash)






A lovely glitter topper packed with holographic gold and silver microglitters, holographic gold and silver squares, and a smattering of holographic sparkle. This would look so great over any color, I especially loved it over darker colors like how I have it swatched here. I love that this topper can be used year round, I think it would make a stunning New ears mani. Formula was actually very easy to work with. Swatch is one coat over Maybelline Color Show Navy Narcissist and with top coat. 

Whew!!! Kudos to you guys for making it all the way through! Make sure you tell me what you think of my artsy fartsy photos in the comments ;) 

The Little LacquerBean polishes retail for between $7.50-$10.00USD for a 15mL bottle. 
The Holiday Sparkle collection will be released TOMORROW November 24 at 7pm EST 
so make sure your ready! This collection along with other lovely colors can be purchased at

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What do you guys think? Will you be picking any of these pretties up at the release? 

Thanks loves!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shake your tail feathers

Hey guys!

I'm so excited! Do you know why? Maybe because in less then a week I can eat a disgusting amount of food and not even be ashamed ;) I LOVE Thanksgiving! I love spending time with my family and all that food.... that glorious food! Ugh I just can't wait! So I've decided to do a few 'Thanksgiving-esque' designs leading up to my Thanksgiving nails which I'll show you all on Thursday. Oh and if anyone has any ideas what I should do please let me know! 

This first design I really enjoy. I love this stamp because it reminds me of turkey tail feathers, and add holo to anything and I'm hooked :) Let's get started!

I started off with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways on my middle and ring finger and Color Club Cosmic Fate on my pointer and pinky. I stamped over my middle and ring fingers with Color Club Cosmic Fate and Bundle Monster plate BM-212. And because I didn't like the way the stamp was near my cuticles I decided to add a half moon to both nails with the same color. I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and that was it. 

Mmmmmm dat sparkle doe *.* I love the understated-ness (is that even a word?) of these nails but once they hit the sunshine BAM! Sparkle <3 

What do you guys think? What will you be wearing on your nails for Thanksgiving? Or are you like me and haven't planned that far ahead yet? ;) 

Thanks loves :)