Lacquered in Orange – orange nails for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

Polish Alcoholic

This post is all about Multiple Sclerosis Awareness. MS week is March 11-17. I thought it would be a great idea to arrange an event that involves orange manicures for MS Awareness. Read all about it below and please join!😀
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Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

I was diagnosed with MS myself a year ago. I’ve learned a lot the last year and I am sure that I will not let this…

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Indies Only! Blogathon – Today’s Feature Brand “Lush Lacquer”

Brand Name: Lush Lacquer
Owner/Creator: Karin & Lexi (Mother / Daughter duo)
Located: Southern California
Est. Date: Apr 4, 2012

Where to purchase this brand:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lushlacquerhttp://shop.llarowe.com/collections/lush-lacquer

Price range:
Small (5ml) $10 for 2 mini
Full (15ml) $9 for 1 full

Ships from United States

Ready to ship in 2-7 business days

ship to cost with another item
United States $3.25 USD $1.25 USD
Australia $8.50 USD $1.50 USD
Canada $7.50 USD $1.25 USD
Everywhere Else $9.75 USD $2.00 USD

Contact email: lushlacquer@aol.com

http://www.facebook.com/LushLacquer

Mini Bio

About

Welcome to Lush Lacquer!!!!! Yipee…we finally got our shop open! We are a mother/daughter “BEST FRIEND” team who LOVES to create polish! My name is Karin and my daughter is Lexi. Lexi is a professional nail artist who does parties for adults/kids and paints designs on all of their nails. Please view her incredible website to see her creative designs at http://www.knockoutnailsbyLexi.com. I am a costume jewelry designer (you can check out my charms that I sell on etsy at pewtercharms4u.etsy.com), an artist and mother of 2 incredible children. Due to Lexi’s expertise in the nail industry, we decided to create a line of handmade nail polishes and offer them to everyone on etsy. We hope you all love them as much as we love making them!

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“Splitter Splatter” over holographic blue and grey.

"Splitter Splatter" over holographic blue and grey.

“Splitter Splatter” over holographic blue and grey.

"Splitter Splatter" over holographic blue and grey.

“Splitter Splatter” over holographic blue and grey.

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"Lite Brite" no base color

“Lite Brite” no base color

"Lite Brite" no base color

“Lite Brite” no base color

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"Midnight Affair" over powder blue base color.

“Midnight Affair” over powder blue base color.

"Midnight Affair" over powder blue base color.

“Midnight Affair” over powder blue base color.

"Midnight Affair" over powder blue base color.

“Midnight Affair” over powder blue base color.

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"Tree-mendous" over green base.

“Tree-mendous” no base color

"Tree-mendous" no base color

“Tree-mendous” no base color

"Tree-mendous" no base color

“Tree-mendous” no base color

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"Salsa Verde"

“Salsa Verde”

"Salsa Verde"

“Salsa Verde”

"Salsa Verde" no base color

“Salsa Verde” no base color

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"Snow Angel" over chocolate brown base color.

“Snow Angel” over chocolate brown base color.

"Snow Angel" over chocolate brown base color.

“Snow Angel” over chocolate brown base color.

"Snow Angel" over chocolate brown base color.

“Snow Angel” over chocolate brown base color.

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Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Snow Globe over deep blue base color.

Snow Globe over deep blue base color.

Snow Globe over deep blue base color.

Snow Globe over deep blue base color.

Lush Lacquer is a staple brand in the “indie” polish community – and I don’t see them going anywhere soon…..they are definitely one fantastic mother/daughter duo!

Thanks for reading!

Indies Only! Blogathon – Today’s Feature Brand “Lacquerhead Polish”

Brand Name: Lacquerhead Polish

Owner/Creator: Alischia Taylor

Located: Tyler, TX

Est. Date: Sep 2, 2012

Where to purchase this brand:www.etsy.com/shop/LacquerheadPolish

Price range:

  • Small (5ml) $4
  • Full (15ml) $8 (selected polishes $10)

Where will they ship to:

ship to cost with another item
United States $2.50 USD $0.50 USD
Australia $9.00 USD $0.75 USD
Canada $8.00 USD $0.75 USD
European Union $9.00 USD $0.75 USD
Hong Kong $9.00 USD $0.75 USD
Singapore $9.00 USD $0.75 USD
Everywhere Else $10.00 USD $1.00 USD

http://www.facebook.com/LacquerheadPolish

From the store info:

Hi and Welcome to Lacquerhead Polish! I create custom one of kind indie polishes. You’ll see I love white based polishes and glitter top coats and jellys…well, I guess I love them all, after all I am a lacquerhead! Please read my store policies and have a look around. Convo me if you have any questions. Be sure to visit Lacquerheads facebook page for upcoming releases and announcements. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

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How adorable are these bottles!?!  Alischia sends them each out with hand tied bows and custom (polish name) labels.   And I know they must be hand tied, because I untied one by mistake, and was too clumsy to get it tied nicely again :)  On top of the lovely packaging, she sent along cuticle oil along with the polishes, and it’s actually good!  I am continually paying hiked up prices on store bought cuticle oil with none working – so, what a pleasant surprise:)

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Save the Bows (over holo royal blue)

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Save the Bows (over holo royal blue)

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Save the Bows (over holo royal blue)

Nice smooth consistency for easy application .  While there are tons of bits and pieces of glittery goodies, I did not have any difficulty smoothing out everything with a top coat.  There were no pieces that had curled or gone wonky – which is rare when you have the variety of glitter shapes.  As I am completely obsessed with all things blue (especially nail polish) so I loved that I could wear one of my favorite blue holo polishes under “Save the Bows” without it looking out of place.  Quite often I find clear glitter polishes only look great over black – “Save the Bows” seems to look great over anything !:)

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The Scrambler (2 coats alone)

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The Scrambler (2 coats alone)

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The Scrambler (2 coats alone)

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The Scrambler (2 coats alone)

Except for the fact that I am utterly in love with this polish – there isn’t much to say :)  Nicely pigmented, so only two coats were needed, and the touch of added multi color shreds was awesome.  Again….no curling, nothing poking out.  I didn’t really need a top coat, but I am so used to using one, that I have one think layer of Seche Vite on top.

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High Maintenance (over chocolate brown)

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High Maintenance (over chocolate brown)

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High Maintenance (over chocolate brown)

Ohhh, I wish I didn’t have any complaints, but just a little teeny weeny problems with “High Maintenance”.  Alischia chose some great glitters, but I always have problems with the polishes that contain larger glitter pieces.  So, this is probably more user error, than polish error ;)  What I always end up doing, is dragging most of the big glitters into one area (not intentionally) and they get stuck and I can’t spread them around smoothly.

What I ended up doing – was stealing one of the really flat brushes from another brand of polish (Nina brand I think – purchased at Sally’s.  Great brush!  Polish…mehhh)….cleaned the brush up, and used it in High Maintenance, and it helped to spread the glitters out without  much moving them around.  Voila!

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Thanks for reading!

Rev. Evan M. Dolive

An open letter to Victoria’s Secret regarding their choice to make an underwear line aimed at young teenagers. (Read about it here)


Dear Victoria’s Secret,

I am a father of a three year old girl. She loves princesses, Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffins and drawing pictures for people. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly, cheese and pistachios.

Even though she is only three, as a parent I have had those thoughts of my daughter growing up and not being the little girl she is now. It is true what they say about kids, they grow up fast. No matter how hard I try I know that she will not be the little ball of energy she is now; one day she will be a rebellious teenager that will more than likely think her dad is a total goof ball and would want to distance herself from my…

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Happy Easter!

Have a great Easter weekend everyone! Hope the bunny brings lots of goodies (he’s never left nail polish for me, but there’s always a first! fingers crossed!)
Enjoy this adorable re-post from “The Worlds Top 10 of Everything!

The top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

With Easter coming up my little boy and me both get excited at the thought of waking up and finding out what the Easter Bunny has brought us. But the other day we were inside a supermarket when a large green Easter bunny stopped me and little boy and gave him an egg, (not me the old skinflint) all well and good you say, but upon exiting that supermarket and heading into the high street a pink Easter Bunny decided to give my little one another egg. (once again I didn’t get squat!) I thought nothing of it until we were in the car on the way home and my little boy asks “Which one was the real Easter Bunny Dad?” I didn’t really know what to say, so maybe it is time I tried to find out….

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Guest Post! Polish Alcoholic (AKA Awesome Sabrina!!!)

Hey hey to my fellow polish freaks! (as always, said with LOVE!!!)

Some may, some may not – have noticed my absence in blogging land, as of late.  Without boring you with the details….life has got in the way, and priorities had to be made – so it saddens me that my absence will continue for a while longer.

I am still finishing up with the indies only blogathon, in the background – but don’t have the time or resources to post for a while.  But, whenever I am able, I will try and squeeze a post in:)

Without further ado – may I present to you, the very generous and sweet, Sabrina of Polish Alcoholic who has donated her time to do a guest post (thanks doll!!)

(ps: anyone else want to try their hand at doing a guest post for Mommy Loves Nail Polish – your time and effort would be much, much, much appreciated:) ):

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Hi polished people!

Sabrina (a.k.a. Polish Alcoholic) -here to share with you, my latest creation.  How sweet that Louise has dedicated a little spot to me on her lovely blog!

Basically, this is a re-creation of the mosaic manicure I did a while back. This is the soft/pastel version though. Sadly this isn’t as clear as the other version (blame my annoying tremor), but I like the final result.

(edit to add from Louise:  your “not as good” manicures, are better than most of our “turned out fantastic” manicures! LOL You have a magic touch girl!)

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I used a medium striper and several soft polishes:
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Purity by Zoya;
Blu by Zoya;
Tart-y For The Party by China Glaze;
Keep Calm, Paint On by China Glaze;
Trout Pout by Butter London;
Jasper by Butter London.

Here’s a step by step guide of how I created this design:
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1. Start with a white base. I used Zoya’s Purity.
2, 3, 4, 5. Create random stripes by using a medium striper and a soft green/soft yellow polish. I like to create different patterns on each nail. Make sure you’ll get 8 spaces to fill in later.
6. Fill in two random spaces with a corally pink polish.
7. Fill in two random spaces with a soft yellow polish.
8. Fill in two random spaces with a soft blue polish.
9. Fill in the last two spaces with a light purple polish, allow the design to dry completely (to prevent ‘dragging’ with top coat, and finish with your favorite top coat (Seche Vite).

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What do you think of this design?

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Thank you so much Sabrina, for this fantastic post!  You are welcome to guest post here anytime!:)