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Showing posts with label Revlon. Show all posts
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Pastel Hex | Geometric Sponged Nail Art


Can you believe it's already April? I was just thinking about how freakishly fast this year has gone by.

Today's design is one I'm really excited to share with you! The color combination is unexpected yet so pretty and fresh. I'm probably a little too happy for Spring to be here; I was ready a long time ago! Hopefully you'll be seeing more Spring-y designs on the blog.

For this manicure I used Rimmel Peppermint as the mint base. Next, using a cosmetic sponge, I sponged on Revlon Strobe to random areas of the nail. Using a clean part of the same sponge I randomly sponged on Revlon Garden. Afterwards I used a nail art brush and black acrylic paint to create the hexagons at the top of each nail. I finished off with a thick coat of topcoat. 

La la la love this color combo, whats your favorite Spring color combination?
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Bird Silhouettes + New Blog Design!

Good morning!

Have you noticed Haute Lacquer's new blog layout/design?! This blog was long overdo for a makeover. I love the fresh, clean look it has now! I wanted something simple but could never find anything I liked online so I just went for it and did it all on my own, well besides the thousands of tutorials I had to use. If you're wondering how I did any specific thing just let me know in the comments.

So today's design is something I've wanted to do for a while, I just love bird silhouettes, this probably won't be the last design I do with them. And I promise this design doesn't look as messy in real life!

For this manicure I used OPI Skulls and Glossbones as the base. I then randomly sponged on Revlon Waterfall, Zoya Shelby and Zoya Breezi. Afterwards I drew the branches that the birds are sitting on using black and a nail art brush, I added leaves as well. Then came the bird, I just googled "bird silhouettes" and drew the birds carefully on my nails. I finished with a top coat.

By the way, I'm holding a random bottle in these pictures, I didn't use this in the manicure!


Love-ly Roses

Good morning!

I did this manicure a while ago but never got to posting it. The inspiration for this manicure actually came from my collection! These colors all kind of sit pretty next to each other and I really wanted to see them together on my nails.

Also I loved doing letters on my nails, like my 'Faded Gradient' post so I gave it another try!

If you're wondering what the thumb looks like...
*Apologies for the awkward hand pose*
For this manicure I used Essence I Like as the base. Then, using my nail art brush, I took Wet N Wild French White Creme and painted each letter (and the heart on the thumb). I did it as large and as bold as I could. Afterwards I started to create the roses by painting random blobs of Zoya Shelby, Zoya Reagan, and Essence Bloom-a-Loom and outlining them with black. Once all the roses were created I outlined all the letters (and the heart) with black. I even added a scalloped border to the heart. I finished off with topcoat.

This is one of my favorite manicures that I've done, it took me a while but it turned out nice!


Doin' Drag

Hello, hello!

I tried my hand at drag marbling again! People make it look so easy but it definitely takes time and patience! I had to redo several fingers and I'm still not 100% happy with it.

I do think it turned out way better than my last one, which you can see here. This time I actually made a nice little pattern out of it!

For this manicure I used a white cream as the base. Then I created stripes on each nail, applying thickly and not thin layers. I used Barielle Soul-er Powered (yellow) and Revlon Garden (green) for the stripes. Using a toothpick (you can also use a needle or striper brush) I went down horizontally, then up and back down to create this pattern. There are many great videos you can search for on Youtube if you'd like to learn how to do this method.

I will definitely be trying out more patterns in the future! This is a great alternative to water marbling. 


Glitter Bomb

So maybe this isn't a "glitter bomb" since it's really only one glitter but it's close enough anyway.

Today's manicure is this layering experiment I did with some of the nail polishes I have never worn. I  have so many untrieds and this seemed like a quick way to get to some of them!

For some reason my camera decided not to pick up on all the colors in these pictures but for the most part, you can get the idea.

(enlarged to show details)

I started off with two coats of Essence Style Me Holo. Which really looks more like this in person.

Then I added one coat of the lovely Pure Ice Heartbreaker. Again, the colors weren't really picked up, but the green is more prominent in real life. You can see it a little in the pinky.

I added Revlon Blue Mosaic to the mix. I have never worn this before today and I don't really care for it. It's pretty but it will be going in my blog sale.

Lastly, I added two coats of this snowman nail polish I bought at Walgreens. This is just the icing on the cake!

I enlarged the picture so you can see just how pretty this glitter bomb turned out! I love all the different colors and shapes of glitter in there.



Delicate Leaves

Good morning loves!

The other day I was watching Robin Moses' videos and there was one particular design that I just loved, loved, loved. The next day, I went right to work! I got out all my colors, my nail art brush, and some seche and attempted this design by Robin Moses.

While watching the tutorial on Youtube, I was like "oh, this looks easy, it'll take like ten minutes." I was wrong. I went from several different colors to just two, three if you count the sponging.

For this manicure I used white as a base. Then I took a sponge and Revlon Waterfall (gorgeous blue by the way!) and I sponged it on either side of some nails and just one side of others. Using my nail art brush I created leaves with Zoya Bevin and a black cream. I used Robin's tutorial to guide me on drawing the leaves.

I guess you could say this was an inspired look since it is so different than the original design. If you plan on trying this look and you have shorter nails like me, I would recommend using fewer colors than she used.


Subtle O's

Hi everyone!

I'll admit that one of my favorite parts of creating posts is coming up with a title. I'm very happy about this one! I don't know why but I just think it's cute.

Anyway, I'm excited to show you this design I created a few nights ago. I wore this throughout the beginning of this week and my sister also loved it so I recreated it for her.

I remember being so clueless when I sat down to do something on my nails. I really had no idea what design I wanted to do and then I just settled for this. I didn't think I'd love it this much though!

Also, I got this great idea from Rebecca Likes Nails who got it from Gettin' Girlie

Ignore my dry skin, my skin has been suffering ever since I switched back to nail polish remover with acetone in it.

For this manicure I used Revlon Garden as the gorgeous, medium, muted grass green base. Then I used my dotting tool and created silver dots of Fingerpaints Easel Come, Easel Go!. I let it dry for a few minutes and went back over the silver dots with Revlon Garden, which is what creates the "O" dot effect.

I really like this and I also love the base color! When I think feminine i think pink and girly but this is very feminine to me for some reason. It's so subtle and pretty in real life.


For Those Girly Days

I'm baaaack!

Okay, so maybe I wasn't really gone that long but it felt long. I already started to miss blogging.

This past Thursday I got some glitter in the mail and I have been dying to use them ever since! The ones I decided to use for this design are the gold hex glitters and a hot pink which flashes blue/purple, or violet in this case. Unfortunately you can't really see how amazing it is in the pictures!

I also experimented a little with my pictures. I tried holding some beads I found in my closet, but I don't know, do you guys like pictures like these better? I've always thought that this kind of thing was distracting, but let me know what you think.

For this manicure I used Funky Fingers Golden Coast as the base for the pinky and index fingers, Ulta Noel as the base for the base for the middle and ring fingers and Revlon Strobe as the base for the thumb. The pink stripes were made using the glitter I mentioned above. I just used topcoat to draw stripes then brushed on the glitter. For the thumb I placed each hex glitter, one-by-one, using a cuticle stick. I used that same glitter on my ring finger. The rhinestone you see, as always, is from Born Pretty.

I think it would be easier to just show you guys the pink glitter I used, it came in this packet, the one on the bottom left:

And if anyone is curious, this is everything I used for this manicure:

That's it! I kept it really simple today. I really wanted to try out these new products and also I miss posting.

P.S. Make sure you check my blog tomorrow. I'll be posting something special for my followers. (:


White Cap Layering!

Happy Easter!

I was lucky enough to win the entire China Glaze Anchors Away collection from Nikki ( in her blog's 1 year anniversary giveaway. It recently came in the mail and of course the first polish I even looked at was White Cap. I have been dying for this polish and I'm so, SO happy that I can finally cross it off my wish list!

So, let's have a little fun, shall we? Here's some combinations, or "makeovers", I made using the gorgeous White Cap. You might want to click the pictures to get a better look.

China Glaze Sunset Sail- a pretty peachy nude with subtle silver shimmer


Ulta Noel- A super light, pink cream


Revlon Maroon- a maroon, berry toned color with red microglitter


My favorite makeover. Catrice London's Weather Forecast- a beautiful blue toned gray with silver shimmer


White Cap really makes everything look so beautiful! Even a boring color like Revlon's Maroon, looks gorgeous when layered with White Cap. I just don't know how China Glaze came up with this one. It's beautiful beyond belief. I can't wait to try more layering with White Cap!


Feeling a Little...Perplexed?

I was super excited for today's post because today I have the insanely gorgeous, amazing, hard to find, Chanel Paradoxal dupe, beautiful Revlon Perplex to show you!

Megan, a super sweet and really kind reader, offered to send it to me since she knew it was so hard for me to find. I was lucky that she had an extra bottle that she didn't need. I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I knew I'd be getting this! I had to double check several times to make sure Megan was serious. Thank goodness she was, because Perplex has been on my wishlist for ages.

Revlon Perplex is a gray with dusty purple undertones and a strong pink flash. It dries as a nice shimmer finish and was opaque in two coats. I probably could have done one coat and been fine.

Prepare yourself, I couldn't help but take a million pictures (all in sunlight)...

 Gorgeous right? This color is truly unique! I just can't say enough how beautiful it is.
Thank you so much Megan!


Best Blue Ever

Blue is my absolute favorite color to wear on my nails. If I could own a hundred blue polishes, I'd be the happiest girl alive. I also love Revlon's nail polishes. I mean, really love their polishes. I love the formula, easy application, and fast drying time.

Revlon's Midnight Affair is my favorite polish of theirs. Period. 

(Accent Nail: Art Deco White and a Rhinestone)
Revlon Midnight Affair is a beautiful, shimmery, sapphire blue nail polish. It has a deep black undertone to it as well. In sunlight, you can see the beautiful blue, but in poor lighting, the black comes out. The wear on this polish is absolutely amazing. After about five days there are no chips and only a bit of tip wear. I also have this on my toes because I can't get enough of it!

What's your favorite blue polish?


Patchwork Attempt

I wasn't sure if I wanted to post this since it's not my proudest moment, but I thought I'd post it anyway. I was inspired by this manicure by Chloe's Nails, who is the master of tape manicures.
Hers, of course, is better than mine but I'll cut myself some slack since this was my first time.

My biggest issue with this manicure is the placement. I got it all wrong so it ended up looking weird.

But for this manicure I used L.A. Colors Black Velvet (black), Revlon Strobe (pink), and Ulta Deck The Halls (glitter).
I'm starting to think that this glitter may be a holographic glitter. I never noticed until I used it the other day...

I really do love patchwork manicures so I'll be re-doing and re-posting this soon.
I hope you all enjoy your day!

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