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Showing posts with label Sation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sation. Show all posts

1/2/13

The Triangle

My first post of the new year!

New years never really feels all that "new" to me. I don't wake up and think "Yay! 2013!" It's just "oh, today's Tuesday." I don't know, maybe it's just me but it just feels like another day. It just so happens that I'll write the date wrong a million times on this day.

For this manicure I used Sation 3 Free-Dom as the base. I started the triangles off with Zoya Reagan, slowly creating it in the center to help align the others. I drew one side, then the other, and finally filled it in. The other triangles were made using the same method only this time going upside down. Afterwards, I drew the two stripes above and one below the triangles with my nail art brush. The black I used was acrylic paint. 

Stay tuned for a giveaway post tomorrow! ;)
*Polishes sent for review

11/21/12

Dazzling Feast | Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! Well...tomorrow. 

What are you thankful for this year? Every year my response is the same: family, friends, or my health, but this year I'm changing it up! I'm thankful for the internet, which has opened my eyes to this world of nail polish and nail art, a nice escape from my day to day life. I've gained some really great friends and amazing readers all thanks to the internet.


For this manicure I used Zoya Ziv (index and middle), Sation Free-Dom (ring), and China Glaze Desert Sun (pinky) as the bases. This manicure has a lot going on so I will break it down for you...Index & Middle fingers: Using a nail art brush I took China Glaze Desert Sun (caramel orange), Wet N Wild Club Havana (orange), Sation 3 Free-Dom (taupe), and Wet N Wild Heatwave (red) for the leaves. I drew the leaf details in China Glaze Below Deck. Ring finger: I first drew the feathers of the turkey with the same colors as I used for the index & middle fingers' leaves. Afterwards I added dots on the red feathers using Sation Free- Dom. The body of the bird was made using Diamond Cosmetics Decadence.

Check out my Thanksgiving manicure from last year, click the picture below!

So what unique thing(s) are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Tell me in the comments below!

P.S. Check out the brand new Haute Lacquer Pinterest Gallery!

11/14/12

Festive Leopard | Featuring Sation Review and Swatches (Part 2)

Gooood morning everyone!

This is part two of the Sation manicures/reviews! The holidays are right around the corner so what better way to prepare then with a holiday manicure? I apologize for the lighting being so "off" in these pictures, I was battling with the sun all day!


For this manicure I used Sation 3 Free-Dom as the taupe base. Next, using a nail art brush, I created the outline of all the leopard spots using Sation I Paint in Peace. I used the same brush to fill in the spots with Zoya Ziv, then I went over the spots with Sation No Rings Attached. The accent finger (the ring finger) was created with a chevron print inspiration. I used Zoya Ziv and Sation NRA once again for the gold and Sation I Paint in Peace for the thin green chevron. As always, I finished with a top coat.

Now let's have a closer look at the polishes used in this manicure...

11/12/12

Blinged Pinwheels | Featuring Sation Review & Swatches

Good morning!

Are you enjoying the long weekend? I know I am! I've done more shopping than I probably should be doing and I've actually really enjoyed creating designs and editing for HL. (:

Today's post is a design I created with Sation's recent collections, I Love Miss-self (Midlife Miss-tress and Ego Friendly) and Little Horse On The Prairie (Blue Sky's the Limit). I’d been wanting to do a pinwheel design for over a year so it's about time I finally get to it!


For this manicure I used Sation Blue Sky's the Limit for the blue base. I then took a nail art brush and Zoya Logan to create the green pinwheel and Zoya Aurora. I alternated stripes with the two colors using this tutorial on Youtube as a guide. Afterwards I went over the stripes with the following coordinating glitters... Sation Midlife Miss-tress (purple) and Sation Ego Friendly (green). Lastly, I took my dotting tool and with the large end created the black dots in the middle. I finished with a shiny top coat.

You can never go wrong with glitter, I love the effect they gave in this manicure! What do you think?


Here's a closer look at the polishes used in this design...

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