Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Under the Sea Nail Art

Hey everyone, I told you I'm trying to post more!!! While I might not be blogging as regularly as I used to, I am still rocking the nail art and loving it!




Today's look features Dreamland Lacquer Village Crazy Lady, the perfect base for an aquatic under the ocean look. And just a note, right now, Dreamland Lacquer is having a 25 percent sale (through Saturday May 20), so if you don't have this shade, you NEED it. Full disclosure, I did swatch this color originally, but this is definitely something I would have purchased. Look at those iridescent glitter pieces shining through the aqua jelly base? It's like sunlight underwater!

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Let's get to the stamping details shall we? For this look I broke out the gotnail Bundle Monster stamping plate for the mermaid, dolphin and scale stamping images and then I broke out the twi_star Bundle Monster stamping plate for the fish and bubble image on the pinky!

For the stamping polishes I used Rave Babe and Jungle Mirage from the Bundle Monster Electric Pastel stamping polish set and used the stamping scraper to create the gradient.

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I rocked these nails easily for a week and they just brought such a smile to my face every time I looked at them. I just love sea-inspired nails!

Anyway, I'm waiting on some extremely awesome nail mail today, so hopefully I'll get to sharing those new shades with you soon (a new-to-me-brand I've been dying to try for over a year!).

Don't forget about the Dreamland Lacquer sale! So many awesome shades to choose from and this brand does not go on sale often! If you've been waiting to try, you don't want to anymore!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dreamland Lacquer 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

You guys! I have some amazing polishes and awesome news of an upcoming sale celebrating one of my absolute favorite brands out there!

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Dreamland Lacquer celebrates 5 years in operation (formerly Smitten Polish) this month. Not only is she releasing two limited edition polishes in celebration and two limited edition Fan Group customs, she is having a sale – 25 percent off most polishes in her store with the code DREAMIT5. The Fan Group customs are only for members of the Smitten with Dreamland Facebook Fan Group, but join us, the more the merrier!!!

The sale, which is running as a preorder, is happening Saturday May 13 2 p.m. CDT through May 20 2 p.m. The turnaround time for polishes is three weeks after the end of the preorder period.

Let me tell you a bit about my love of this brand. This was one of my first indie brands I full on fell in love with and everything Noelie created could do wrong. In fact my first order included The First Lobster, which is still one of my all time favorite polishes ever!

Let's get to the lovely polishes shall we? We'll start with the Anniversary polishes!

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This is Dreamland Lacquer In Dreams. This is a lovely teal/blue to purple shift polish with large holographic particles. The finish on these polishes is very unique in my collection and I love them. This one, even with it's purple shift, reminds me of a mermaid and aquatic nails – which are my favorite type of nails! This polish does dry on the more textured side, but I found one coat of thick quick dry top coat smoothed it out well. I used two coats for opacity.

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This is Dreamland Lacquer Made of Stars. This one was also difficult to photograph the shift, but trust me it is there for sure. It shifts from indigo blue to burgundy, which is more apparent in indirect light (I have a lot of photos of this one so you could see my attempts to capture that shift). Also dries textured, but one coat of thick top coat should do well in smoothing it out, two coats for opacity.

Now on to the Fan Group Customs, you have to be a member of the Smitten with Dreamland Facebook Group, but all are welcome!

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First up we have Dreamland Lacquer In a Mood. This is a gorgeous deep dark blue polish with large and small holographic particles. This polish has depth for days, it is so gorgeous and dare I say, almost vampy for such a beautiful shade of blue. It is both bright and dark at the same time and I just love it. I didn't find this one as textured as the other polishes, but top coat is needed for a smooth finish. Opaque in two coats.

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Last but not least we have Dreamland Lacquer Middle Distance, or as I like to say, sunset in a bottle! This is a beautiful peachy coral polish with a slight orange color shift in lower light with large and small holographic particles. This is another polish with a lot of depth, but that slight orange color shift is everything in my opinion. This has a textured finish, is opaque in two coats, but is smooth after one thick layer of top coat! This polish is just screaming for the tropical trees tree stamping – expect to see that from me sometime this summer!!!

So once again the details of this awesome event. Dreamland Lacquer is releasing two limited edition polishes in celebration of 5 amazing years in business and two limited edition Fan Group customs combined with an amazing sale – 25 percent off most polishes in her store with the code DREAMIT5. The Fan Group customs are only for members of the Smitten with Dreamland Facebook Fan Group, but join us, the more the merrier!!!

The sale, which is running as a preorder, is happening Saturday May 13 2 p.m. CDT through May 20 2 p.m. The turnaround time for polishes is three weeks after the end of the preorder period.

P.S. I know I haven't been posting as much on my blog, but I'm hoping to get up all the recent nail art I've been doing – and mostly posting to Instagram – very soon!


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dreamland Lacquer Wayfinder Collection

Hey everyone! Happy Friday, another week down the drain and I hope it was a good one for you. I'm still getting adjusted to my move, but I do want to share with you a beautiful new collection of polishes with you today.

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This is Dreamland Lacquer Wayfinder Collection, inspired by the Disney movie Moana. These five polishes will be available for preorder starting tomorrow April 1 2 p.m. CDT through April 3 2 p.m. CDT. Orders ship 2 to 3 weeks after the close of the preorder window.

Each polish will be $11.50 each, but during the preorder they will be sold for $11 each and the set will be sold for $50.

Now let's get to these gorgeous polishes shall we?!

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First up we have Dreamland Lacquer Village Crazy Lady. This is a bright cerulean blue with holo and color shifting glitters. This is a gorgeous bright shade that just screams spring into summer and I totally will be wearing this a ton. Blues like this are my jam! The application was opaque in two easy coats, but the glitter will dry a little bumpy so I recommend an extra layer of top coat (which I did not use for my swatches, just FYI).

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Next we have Dreamland Lacquer Heart of the Ocean. This is a gorgeous bright green jelly polish with holo and color shifting glitters. I love bright greens and this is perfect shade reminds me a fresh cut grass on a sunny day. The shifting glitters represent the sunlight! It is so gorgeous. Just like Village Crazy Lady, the application was opaque in two easy coats, but the glitter will dry a little bumpy so I recommend an extra layer of top coat (which I did not use for my swatches, just FYI).

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This beauty is Dreamland Lacquer Consider the Coconut. This is a brown leaning taupe polish with holo and color shifting glitters. The color shifts from orange to green to blue and is just gorgeous. This has to be my favorite of the collection, as I just love the color shifting glitters with among a nude polish. Like the previous two polishes, the application was opaque in two easy coats, but the glitter will dry a little bumpy so I recommend an extra layer of top coat (which I did not use for my swatches, just FYI). I wore this for a day before taking the last photo in natural light, so it was looking a little bumpier than the others because I didn't double coat it.

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This is Dreamland Lacquer Your Granny Lied!. This a metallic champagne gold holo with gold shimmer. I love this gold, it is great for all seasons and reminds me of the sun on a super hot summer day! This was two easy coats for opacity.

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Last but not least is Dreamland Lacquer Boat Snack. This is a gorgeous yellow leaning medium orange linear holo polish. You guys, Dreamland really hits it out of the park with their linear holos and this one does not disappoint. Perfect for some sunset gradient nails (pair it with a pink or maroon) and you are good to go! Tropically wonderful! Also two coats for opacity.

So there you go, another beautiful collection from Dreamland Lacquer. Once again these will be available for preorder tomorrow April 1 April 1 2 p.m. CDT through April 3 2 p.m. CDT. Each polish will be $11.50 each, but during the preorder they will be sold for $11 each and the set will be sold for $50.

Which ones are your favorite?! I think I'm definitely in love with Consider the Coconut, Village Crazy Lady and Boat Snack! They are all so beautiful, I can't really decide!!!

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