While Halloween is over, Dia de los Muertos is still being celebrated- so I decided to bring out Lumina Lacquer’s Sugar Skulls 2.0!
The original Sugar Skulls was offered last fall, and was very similar to the 2.0 version. Sugar Skulls 2.0 is filled with small matte glitters in white, blue, green, pink, and a hint of color shifting sparkle. I had always wanted the original but never bought it- so I grabbed up this one when it was released!
Photos show 2 coats of Sugar Skulls 2.0 over Different Dimension’s Excelsior (which will have it’s own post in a few days), with a Sugar Skull Nail Thins as on over Excelsior as an accent nail. Application was great, the coverage on Sugar Skulls was wonderful- sometimes with micro matte glitter polishes, it can take a lot of coats to build up a decent opacity- but 2 thin coats was all that was needed.
The Nail Thin was incredibly easy to apply again- but this time, while in a hurry, I didn’t wait for the base polish to completely dry before applying. It still worked well, but I had a bit of smudging- completely user error on my part. I highly recommend giving them a look! You can get 3 packs for $10 on Etsy, and there’s tons of fun things to choose from.
Coming up this weekend I’ll have posts featuring Femme Fatale, the upcoming Elevation Polish collection, and some beautiful colors from Different Dimension- be sure to check back!
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I hope everyone has had a great Halloween! Ours wasn’t super- it’s been pouring rain and storming all night. But we tried to have fun here at home!
Tonight wraps up Halloween inspired manis 😦 I have a couple to show you tonight!
First up is Lumina Lacquer’s Mickey’s Moonlit Masquerade over Takko Lacquer Kiss the Sky (post coming in a week or so)!
I really love this Micky polish- and it looks so lovely over Kiss the Sky! As with most of my Luminas, I applied using the dabbing method. I didn’t have to fish for any glitters- such a fun variety!
Next up is the pumpkin mani I kept talking about!
Like I said- simple, but festive and fun! I never got a chance to take ‘real’ photos of this one before there was so much chipping I couldn’t save it. But I was able to enjoy it for almost a full week! I got a bunch of compliments!
The base color is Sinful Colors Citrine. I picked it up last summer from the Wow! Pop! display, but I’ve heard that it’s part of *this years* Halloween display! So if you want to grab it- hurry! My phone picture is showing this as more red than it actually is- it is a red orange, but a bit more orange leaning. For the jack o lantern face, I used Nail Thins- SUPER easy to apply, just like a sticker- but it’s incredibly thin, so you can’t see a ridge where it’s applied. I’ll provide links at the end of the post!
Last but not least, is my official Halloween mani for this year!
This is a gradient mani using Different Dimension’s Gnarly, Totally, and Tubular (green, yellow and orange). I did 1 coat of Cult Nails Tempest (white), and then sponged the 3 colors on top. This was a super fast, quick gradient- I think it took me 5 minutes. It’s also very messy, and you can probably see a bit of green still on my fingers. After I was finished I did a TON of cleanup! I knew I was going to add glitter though, so I wasn’t worried about it looking good on it’s own. Then I topped it with 1 coat of Lumina Lacquer’s Desfile de Mickey! Such a fun, bright look to compliment my bright pink and purple monster hat 🙂
Takko Lacquer: Store , Twitter
Lumina Lacquer: Store, Facebook Page
Nail Thins: Store, Facebook Page
Different Dimension: Store, Facebook Page
Sinful Colors: Available at most drug stores (Walgreens, CVS, Walmart) for $1.99
Happy Halloween everyone! I have quite a few posts scheduled for today- hopefully to make up for my couple of missed days 🙂
The first halloween mani of the day features Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer and Lumina Lacquer!
First up is Discontinued Limited Edition- which is a Limited Edition! This polish is part of Julie’s Nail Polish Frights Halloween collection. It’s a beautiful charcoal holographic polish filled with orange sparks and shimmer. A perfect Halloween polish! Application was wonderful- photos show 2 coats with no topcoat.
Then, I topped Discontinued Limited Edition with Lumina Lacquer’s Mick or Treat!
Mick or Treat is a fun glitter bomb that features holographic Mickey Mouse heads, as well as lots of red, orange, yellow, black and holographic glitters. Photos show 1 coat of Mick or Treat- I applied by dabbing. I was able to get 1 Mickey head out naturally, the others I did fish a little bit for- but Lumina Lacquer glitter bombs are so dense you rarely have to fish for long!
Mick or Treat also has big pumpkins in it- but they completely eluded me this time! I think they’re all hiding in the middle 😉
Both of these polish are Limited Edition- while Mick or Treat is sold out (you can check sales groups and blog sales though!), there are still a few bottles left of Discontinued Limited Edition if you hurry!
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Quick post again! Today I paired up two of my untried polishes- Zoya Arizona and Lumina Lacquer Pinball Wizard!
Zoya Arizona is a bright orange cream polish with a glossy finish. This was part of last year’s summer collection, Beach and Surf (in the Beach portion). I *adore* the Beach and Surf collections- I think I own a majority of them now with a few exceptions. Arizona went on well- this is 2 coats with no topcoat (look at that shine without topcoat!). I did have a few slightly bald areas after 2 coats, but I was rushing my paint job a little bit. I noticed that the dry time even with no topcoat was pretty fast too- it was relatively touch-dry after taking photos.
Next I added Lumina Lacquer’s Pinball Wizard on top. This is a glitter polish in a clear base that is chock FULL of matte glitters in every shape, size and color you can imagine. I used 1 coat on top of Arizona with topcoat.
As I tend to do with most glitter bombs, I used the dabbing method to place a lot of the glitters. I didn’t have to do any fishing for these large shapes and sizes- they came right up with no effort along with all the other glitters!
You can buy Zoya nail polish at ULTA stores as well as their website for $8 a bottle, and you can find Lumina Lacquer at their website for $10 a bottle. You can follow Zoya and Lumina Lacquer on Facebook for more news and updates!
Quick post today! For my Takko Lacquer Get Lucky swatches, I mentioned that I was wearing Lumina Lacquer’s Homesick at Space Camp under it- I wanted to show this beauty off on it’s own!
I ADORE this polish! It went on immediately when I got my latest order delivered and I wore it for just over 2 days- which is a lot for me. I took these photos on the second day, so there’s a tiny bit of tip wear. I’m also out of 100% acetone, so there’s a tiny bit of blue around my cuticles that I couldn’t get rid of with the brush. There was no staining on my nails though when I removed it!
Homesick at Space Camp is a beautiful royal blue holographic polish with subtle blue flakies and holographic glitter. Neither of these are very obvious, but it gives the polish a bit of extra ‘oomph’!
Application was great, I used 2 coats plus topcoat. If I’d taken my time, clean up wouldn’t have been necessary- it wasn’t with the first coat. Then I went and did the second coat too fast and had to then take forever cleaning up. You’d think I’d learn 😉
You can buy Lumina Lacquers from Big Cartel, and follow Lumina Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram for updates on restocks and new colors! Homesick at Space Camp was a new color just released a few weeks ago- it is currently sold out, but keep checking to find out when it will return!
I am a little behind (I know this is terribly shocking, right?)- but my second part of my Above the Curve review is set and ready to go for this evening. But in the meantime, I thought I’d post a quick mani I wore a few days ago. I’m up late writing this because it’s storming pretty heavily, and these polishes felt appropriate to show off! I chose to pair up I’m Only Happy When It Rains and Purple Rain- LOVE the result!
Also- Lumina Lacquer is restocking tomorrow at 11:oo am PST (2EST/1CST/12MST)- so maybe this can add something to your wish list!
First up is I’m Only Happy When It Rains, a beautiful light gray with a gorgeous blue-green sparkle. Sadly, this one isn’t being restocked today and may not return. (You definitely have to grab Lumina Lacquers you love when you can- there’s never a guarantee they’ll be back!) This polish began as a custom for a friend, and I’m so glad Tatiana opted to make a larger batch for all of us to enjoy!
Then I added 1 coat of Purple Rain on top! Yes, ya’ll- that’s just 1 coat.
This is one tightly packed glitter bomb- which is what Lumina Lacquer does best in my opinion! You’ll find just about every type of purple glitter in this polish- large, small, shapes, holos, even shards- all in there. There’s even some beautiful iridescent glitters that peek through in the sun!
I used the dabbing method to apply the glitters- if you’re wondering how to do that, you can follow this link to an amazing video by More Nail Polish showing exactly how! It’s a great way to apply glitter bombs like this one.
Remember, Lumina Lacquer restocks tomorrow at 11am PST! You can visit her Big Cartel store to see the polishes being sold- Purple Rain is included, along with a lot of other amazing colors! And be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on new colors and restocks!