Happy Halloween!

Beauty, halloween, makeup, Nail art, nail polish
Just here to wish you all a happy Halloween!
I’ve managed to match my make up with my nails 😀

Leesha’s lacquer Halloween Collection (2014)

Beauty, Nail art, nail polish, Reviews, Swatches
Today I bring you the limited Halloween collection by +Leeshas Lacquer.
Alicia (Leesha), who got really addicted to mixing up her own lacquers, decided to take her passion to the next level and opened her own Etsy shop August 2013.
Leesha’s Lacquer is 5-free, cruelty free, and Vegan friendly!
I was planning to give each lacquer a single post but as the collection is already available,
I decided to give you all the scaryness right away ;-D
So be prepared for a heavy post.
The limited Halloween collection features 4 lacquers.
From left to right:
Halloween collection is available from October 1st – November 30th 2014.

Goosebumps

Goosebumps is named for it’s microfine goose-bump looking glitter.
This clear base is loaded with black, orange and purple micro holo glitter.
Coats suggested: 3-4 for full opaqueness.
Application was easy.
Pictures of swatches show 3 coats and topcoat.
Picture taken in light box no flash
Picture taken in light box no flash
Picture taken in light box with flash
For the nail art I decided to go for some creatures that give us goosebumps 😀
A green mummy monster and a creepy ghost.
Picture taken in light box with flash

What is this, skull-duggery?!

What is this, skull-duggery?! is inspired by the term skullduggery, which refers to the “tricks” portion, rather than the “treat” of Halloween.
This lacquer has a crelly base (leaning to a very light minty green, perhaps due to the neon green micro glitter). It contains black and neon green micro glitter, big black hexes and orange shards.
Coats suggested: 2-3
Application was easy.
Pictures of swatches show 2-3 coats and topcoat.
Picture in light box no flash.
Picture taken in light box with flash
Now of course I was triggered to try this under black light.
Wouldn’t this be great for that Halloween party with black light ;-D
As inspiration for my nail art I’ve used this image:
Meet Skullduggery Pleasant, main character of the Skullduggery Pleasant novels by Derek Landy.
Picture taken in black light

Thank, Mr. Skeltal

Thank, Mr. Skeltal is inspired by Trumpet Skelton of the Abyss.
Granting good bones and calcium to all who Thank, Mr. Skeltal
Thank, Mr. Skeltal is a black scattered holo, with sprinkles of good bones and calcium throughout 😀
Coats suggested: 1-2
Application was a bit tricky. On the thick side and really, really fast drying. I had no trouble to make it work as a topcoat smoothed everything out, but I did mention it to Alicia and she makes sure the future lacquers will be less thick.
Pictures of swatches show 1-2 coats and topcoat.
Picture taken in light box no flash
Picture taken in light box with flash
Picture taken outside in the sun
For the nail art I’ve used this image of a trumpet skeleton:
Picture taken outside in the sun

Creepy Cauldron

Creepy Cauldron is inspired by two words that truly define Halloween; Creepy and Cauldron.
Who doesn’t think of witches and skull-duggery and tricks and treats and all that good stuff?!
Creepy Cauldron is a clear base filled with various sizes and colors of purple and green glitters, as well as iridescent orange color shifting glitter.
Coats suggested: 3-4 for full opaqueness but this would make a great 1 coat topper!
Application was like other heavy glitter lacquers; it requires some placement on the nail.
My first thought with this lacquer was: “peacock”.
The colors are a perfect match.
Swatches show 3-4 coats and topcoat
Picture taken in light box no flash
Picture taken in light box no flash
For the nail art I really wanted to show the lacquer more as a topper.
I’ve painted a creepy cauldron spilling Creepy Cauldron potion!

Thank you!

Thank you for reading this heavy post.
Now grab your creepy self and have a look at Leesha’s Lacquer Etsy shop.
Prices are low and buy any 2 Halloween polishes and receive a FREE cabochon bracelet!!!
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Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 1)

Beauty, Nail art, nail polish, Reviews, Swatches
So sorry for my absence but I’ve been really busy with the preparations of what I’m going to show you now and the next few days.
A while ago Sacha from +Jior Couture hosted an Instagram give away with the grand prize being the chance to co-create a collection.
So, together with Lelia @grneyegoddess7 (winner) they came up with this fabulous collab collection called As Your Indie Maker, I Command You.
This collection is inspired by the HBO hit show True Blood.
The polish names are based off quotes from their favorite characters on the show.
They even had to scale back on a few because they were a bit too risqué.
But then, True Blood is all about that!
In advance: Some names are more for an adult crowd so if your under 18 just close your eyes for the names because the lacquers are really worth seeing ;-D
This collection features 15 lacquers and it’s very limited…quantity will only be about 10 each.
See anything you like?
Don’t wait too long!
Available in store on September 27th.
All lacquers are 5 free
I have 7 lacquers (posted from part 1 to part 7) that I’m going to show you from this collection, but look out for the other 8 as well because I’ve already seen some pretties among them 😀
Today I bring you Blood Bag
 
Blood Bag is a red jelly base filled with different sized and shaped glitters.
Coats suggested: 3
Pictures show 3 coats + topcoat
Note: Perhaps due to travelling the glitters got attached to the sides of the bottle. I had to use a toothpick to get some of it loose and shake the bottle really well. Even then it required some fishing to get the bigger glitters out. I wouldn’t go through all this trouble if I wasn’t swatching this because eventually you will get that bigger glitters out.

Swatches

Picture taken in light box. No flash.
Picture taken with flash.
Picture taken outside with natural light. No flash.
I really love the 3D effect that this polish gives.
IMO a perfect polish for Fall, Winter, Halloween or a fun party.

Nail art

Yeah, guess what!
I even made a nail art for each single polish that I’ve swatched 😀
I kept it True Blood themed and even tried to link it to the polish names as well.
With Blood Bag I kept it quite simple using black polish (China Glaze Liquid Leather) to blow splatters on the nails using a cut drinking straw.
My nails ended up looking like marbles and I couldn’t stop looking at them.
See you tomorrow for part 2 😀