09 April 2012

Ocean Aura + New Layout!

This nail art was pretty much born out of the idea that I wanted to wear Revlon Royal but also wanted some sparkly and glitz. After all, I wore this manicure on my very first trip to go car shopping, so it was kind of a therapeutic stress reliever to spend an hour or two doing my nails the night before. (Ultimately I didn't buy a car that weekend, but did decide that when I do buy a car later this year, it'll be a Mini Cooper. SO. FUN.) This design sort of morphed into something that resembled an underwater scene for me; I added the pearls to play into the ocean/underwater theme even more. It's also a personal practice version of "galaxy nails" type sponging- I know I know, galaxy nails are super easy and freeform, and blah blah.. I'm still a little intimidated by them, ok?

Materials Used:
one: Revlon Royal, two: N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme, three: China Glaze Zombie Zest, four: Orly Luxe, five: CND Jade Sparkle, six: 3D Pearls, seven: Makeup Sponge

Where To Buy: 
You can purchase basic make-up sponges at any drugstore, but I prefer to get mine at the Dollar Tree where a pack of 10+ is only $1! N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme is in N.Y.C.'s permanent collection and can be purchased at most drugstores or big box retailers for just $.99, as well as being available online. Revlon Royal is part of Revlon's Top Speed Line and retails for $6 at most drugstores and big box retailers, as well as being available online. China Glaze Zombie Zest was part of the 2010 Awakening Collection and can be purchased online or through the occasional blog sale. Orly Luxe is part of Orly's permanent collection and can be found at beauty supplies, some drugstores, and online retailers. You can also purchase Luxe through Amazon for about $4-5. CND Jade Sparkle can be purchased through some retailers depending on your location, on Amazon for $7-8, or other online sources. Decorative half-pearls were purchased through the bornprettystore.

In case you haven't already noticed (which you probably have) I made a new layout for my blog! I've been wanting to showcase larger pictures for a while now, so I made a layout that is conducive for that and also is a tad more muted so that the colors of the polish are the focus. I also added some new social media buttons, so you can check out some other websites that Lovely In Lacquer (or me!) are on. Cause you know.. there's a person behind the polish, and I'm more than happy to get to know my lovely readers. I've also updated my pages (I'm in the process of re-documenting my collection, so that page will be updated soon!!) and given some of them a new look, so you can go check those out too if you'd like. I'm also excited to say that I have access to my graphics program again (and I have Photoshop CS5 on it's way to me as well! yay!) so Bottles for Banners is back up and running. I want to thank all of the lovely people who have participated so far, and I'm happy you've helped make it a success!

Have you tried doing galaxy nails, or any type of sponging? What do you think of this manicure? 
Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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