Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Guest Post #3 - gigithegirly - New Years Nails!

Hey all buns, It's gigithegirly here for Leesha, and I have an awesomely sparkly, pretty new years eve nail look. It's nice and classy but has all the sparkle that you could want for new years!
So I'm sure we've all seen a reverse french manicure but here it is in all the glitter! This look is awesomely easy to reproduce. All polishes used are OPI. So I first started with a 2 base coats of OPI Ink and then one good coat of Temptation (designer series) and did my half moons in In True Stefani Fashion and finished it all off with a top coat.

This look will go awesomely with my little black dress and some dramatic makeup as I ring in the new year :)
So what did your new year nails look like?


Thank you so much for this lovely (and festive) guest post!
Everybun be sure to check out her blog HERE!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Guest Post #2 - WorkingWithMonolids - Notoriously Morbid Swatches

Hello everybun, this time our guest post is from Cora of workingwithmonolids. You all know indie nail polish is a thing (I sure do hope!), but did you know about indie eyeshadow? Well soon you will! Thank you so much Cora! Now to the post!
I'd like to introduce everyone to an indie store that makes eyeshadows, Notoriously Morbid. Like many awesome indie stores, they're cruelty free. They do have some non-vegan colours though!

Packaging-wise, the mini sizes doesn't come with a sifter seal, and the labels are just printed paper and therefore, not waterproof. So packaging-wise, they're just functional. 

I now do ingredient checks on my indie eyeshadows, and I did notice they have colours contained no binders at all:

Screenshot taken on Nov 16, 2014

However, I out of a random sample of 20 colours and only found 1 colour that didn't contain any binders. For my check, what I did was open 20 colours in a row without looking at the colour/name/description and then reading the ingredients. It's not the most perfect method but it gives you a rough idea. So for most part, I think it's safe to purchase from them as long as you check the ingredients. For a guide to ingredients and why you need binders in eyeshadows, you can check out my post here.

So here are the swatches! The swatches on the right is under natural light, the one on the left is under artificial light to show off the shift.

Over Darling Girl's Glitter Glue:

The Grand Empress actually turns blue as you blend it out!

Over NYX's HD Eye Primer

Applied foiled with water (like all pigmented loose powder shadows, this method can be staining):

There's no mistake. Melancholy One turns blue when applied wet, I was surprised too.

 Now this is where I'm impressed...over bare skin:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Guest Post #1 - Colorful Cupcake Cat

Hi everyone and merry Christmas, I'm Elin from the Colorful Cupcake Cat blog, I'm so excited to be doing this guest post, my first one ever so this is big!! 
Today I have a variety of festive Christmas trees to show you, I got a new set of nail art brushes about a month ago and haven't stopped playing with them since.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Peacock Party!

*Products provided to me in exchange for my honest review

Hello, everybun! 
Happy Holidays! 
There's only a few more days until Christmas and I can't wait until you guys see the wonderful guest posts I have for you! Until then, I have this review for your eyeball enjoyment.

Here is what I received and I do have to say that I was surprised to receive a GIANT water decal. I looked at it and had to take a pause, since I had no idea how I was going to go about doing this! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Glinda the Good Witch! Nail Art Part II

Hey everybun!
One of my most popular post seems to be this one, from over a year ago with some Wizard of Oz nail art. I did some Glinda the Good Witch nails, and looking back, I feel that my nail art skills have improved vastly, and so has my photography. 
For the funs of it, I decided to recreate this look to compare the two!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - And Oil Spill Nails!

*Products sent to me for review
Hey everybun!
So nice to see you all once again!

The Born Pretty Store has been so lovely to send me this Gold/Silver Stud nail wheel to review! So let's get right to it!

Friday, December 5, 2014

KkCenterhk - Eyeballs! Eyeballs EVERYWHERE!

*Products sent to me for review
Hey there, everybun!
KKCenterhk was kind enough to send me these 6mm Eyeballs to review..No not REAL eyeballs, they're..well.. You can see below!

Click below to see what I did with them!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bloggers Wanted. Also, HELLO!

It's so nice to say hello to you all once again. Holidays = omfgwtfbusy, and things are barely starting to settle down here at Leesha's Lacquer HQ. I HAVE been doing my nails, it's just that I keep telling myself to take a pic, but end up never doing so! 
Unfortunately, even though it's slowing down, I will be leaving out of the country Christmas - New Years, just like I did last year so the blog will still be a bit empty. 
But that's where my lovely blogger friends come in! 


I don't want to leave this blog this dead for this long, so I'll do my hardest to search for some awesome bloggers to guest post for me while I'm gone.

Meanwhile, If you're wondering WHAT I've been so busy with, here are just a few things new at Leesha's Lacquer!

Thanks for reading everybun!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rainbow Stripe Nail Art

Hey everybun!
So I've just finalized my two new collections, slated to release on November 25th, so I finally found myself some time for some nail art. I haven't done some true freehand nail art in a while, and I sort of went all out on this.
Presenting my absolutely, fantastic, wonderful nude/rainbow stripeys!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Zoya Simple Sideways French

Hey everybun!
Happy Humpday.
Lazy me doesn't have much to post, since I have 2 new collections ready to roll out, I've been lacking on the nail art/polish as well as my Friday Find posts. 
BUT, I have something for you today, so that's all that matters, right?!

Friday, October 31, 2014


In lieu of Halloween, I'd just like to say
Everybun be safe tonight, and eat tons of candy for me!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Here comes Halloween - Plus an Exclusive Julep Nail Art Tutorial!

*Note: Tutorial and Nail Polish link provided to me by Julep
Hey everybun, Happy SPOOKY Humpday!. 
Halloween is coming up SOO fast, and I've yet to truly show you all some Halloween nail art! Along with the design I have today, I have an exclusive Julep nail art tutorial, in case you have no idea what to do with your nails this Friday.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Skull Cutout Nail Art

Happy Monday, everybun!
I've been super fascinated with cutouts and cutout nail art recently and decided to have my own go at it with my own twist.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Leesha's Lacquer - Sweater Weather

Hullo, everybun!
These potatoe quality photos are from the craft show a couple of Friday's ago. 
I managed to sell out of all the Sweater Weather's that I had in stock with these nails, so that's a plus!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sinful Colors - Matte About Blue Swatch and Review

Hey everybun! Happy Bunday Monday.
As I said last week, I have weeks worth of polish to stored up in my polish folder. We'll be starting with this little lovely by Sinful Colors, Matte about Blue.
My local K-Mart is closing down and everything is 30% off, and you'll NEVER guess what I gravitated towards. Can you guess? If your answer is anything but polish, then you're wrong!
I was very interested to see that Sinful Colors had a matte/silk collection and this was the last one on the shelf!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sinful Colors Strawberry Nail Art

*I received this polish compliments of Influenster from the DLVoxBox

Hey everybun. It's been an absolutely CRAZY week! I took a little break from everything to work on recuperating from the craziness of the craft show this weekend. I have lots of nail things to show you next week, and this Friday Finds will NOT be posted since I haven't had time to look for finds this week.
Anyways, now that that's out of the way. Ready for some nail art? 
I received this polish in my DL Vox box, which I was so excited to see because polish is right up my alley (duh!)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Essie - Leading Lady

Hey there everybun!
Happy, Monday.. even if it hasn't been a happy Monday for you, there's always Tuesday, right?
This past Thursday, I went to a Paloma Faith concert and I could think of no other polish to wear than Leading Lady by Essie!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday Finds - Week of 10/3

Hey everybun, A Day late, but at least it's here! Check out this weeks Friday Finds!

1. How to Paint your nails!

I know, Cosmopolitan can be a bit blah, but none-the-less, this guide is a great guide for beginners and the advice in this article holds true!

All Image Credit to TheRhinestoneHousewife

Indie Perfumes have been making their rounds lately on /r/IndieMakeUpAndMore, and I was actually extremely interested in this blog post I found with an Arcana round up post with their Halloween collection! The scents sound so interesting and they MIGHT just force me to break my no buy. 

Image of Fall 2014 Full Collection
All Photo Credit to Black Dahlia Lacquer

The minute I saw swatches for this collection, I was hooked. Can you believe how many polishes are in this collection?! Look at them all! The whole she-bang is $74.25. Basket of Gold is my personal Favorite. Which one is yours?

4. Shiro Halloween Collection

All Photo credit to Shiro Cosmetics

5. M.A.C  - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Image credit : From M.A.C site
I saw an article in this local newspaper called the other day announcing M.A.C's Rocky Horror Picture Show line. If you're any fan of the movie, such as I, you will get as pumped as I did to not only see this line, but see the look book on the website! THEY HAVE A DR.FRANKENFURTER LOOK! Eee!

Thanks for reading, everybun!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Leesha's Lacquer - A Look Back

Hello Everybun! 
Happy Humpday!

I just finished my craft show this past weekend, and just as I thought I was ready to wind down, I looked at my calendar and realized - I HAVE ANOTHER CRAFT SHOW COMING UP! October 11th, is the date, so here I am again, prepping for the upcoming show!
This leaves me little time to do my nails (they're currently naked, I know, how could I!) 
So I thought today would be a bunderful day to take a look back at some of my favorite designs I've ever done, with this collage that I made.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Finds - Week of 9/26

Hey everybunny!
Can you believe it's already been a week? I can't! I've been prepping a new display for this craft show on Saturday, so everything this week has gone by in a whoosh!
Since I haven't had much leisure time, this week is a little short, but none the less, I've got some awesome finds so let's get right into it!

All image credit to Creations by Lynda

These soaps , oh my goodness! According to her update they *should* be available today, and you can find them in her shop HERE. I especially love the pumpkin for fall, but the other designs are so cute for any time of the year! You won't believe her vast array of SCENTS either!

Autumn Leaves nail art by Becca B
All image credit to Becca B. 

I was JUST browsing Nailpolis and these nails caught my eye. You can read her blog post HERE
I've definitely found myself a new blog to follow! Can you believe those are free handed?! All of her designs are! Yaaas!

Image credit to JKISSA,

I've been super into fall make up lately and when I stumbled across this post on bloglovin, I couldn't NOT click on the link. I usually don't do make up, but lately I've been super into the Shiro samples I got a while ago. Click the link above to be taken to the tutorial!

Orly Blush nail polish collection for Fall 2014
Image credit: Found on Makeup4all

The PolishAholic did a wondeful swatch and review on the entire collection above and after seeing her swatches, MY NO BUY MIGHT JUST BREAK!
Click the link above to be taken to her swatch and review.
I seriously love all of these fall shades coming out!

So that's my Friday Finds for the week! I'll be posting pictures on my Instagram from the Craft Show!
See everybun, soon!

*Note: I give image credit and always link to all blog authors and/or persons whom the photo's above belong to. I by no means wish to steal your image or pass it off as my own! If you wish for me to remove your image, feel free to shoot me an email which can be found in my contact info above. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KKCenterHK - Leopard Water Decal Review

Hey everybun
Happy, Tuesday!
You must excuse my late post, because hot damn is this semester hard. The tests! The quizzes! O' Athena, spare me some smarts!
Anyways, enough with the dramatics, let's get it on...To the review..

These darn water decals have been sitting, taunting me for months. Why? You ask? Well ,the first time I attempted to put them on, I managed to get them off the white backing, but for some reason there was an added plastic backing between the decal and the white backing. 
I hadn't figured this out until recently, and every time I'd attempt to use these, they just wouldn't work.
Finally, I FORCED two of them off, after ruining 4, I decided to just stick to a simple mani.

Taken with Flash

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW FEATURE! - Friday Finds - Week of 9/18

Hey everybunny!
I'm happy to announce a new feature on the blog, which I like to call Friday Finds.
This will be a weekly feature, done every Friday, where I'll be compiling a list of blog posts, products and beauty related items relevant to the week that you all SERIOUSLY need to check out! 

I'm pumped, and ready to show you my finds, so let's go!

Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liner
All image credit to Vampy Varnish. Click the link provided to be taken to her blog!

Vampy Varnish had a lovely blog post, which you can find here or above, where she discussed the new Milani Fall Gel Liners and I'm in LOVE. Check out her post for info and pricing, but can I say this is something I'm super excited to buy? They look GAW-JUSS!

All Image Credit to Mrs. P's Nail Potions, from her Etsy Page

This L.E, which is only available from September 15th to October 31st is totally worth the $10.31 Price tag. It's a HOLO and a THERMAL for bun's sake! I absolutely adore everything Mrs.P's Nail Potion's makes and this one is no different. To top this all off, it's available in Pumpkin Chai Scent! Eeee! Isn't that adorable? On to my lemmings list you go!

All Image Credit to Llarowe, image from their Facebook

There's a butt-ton of pictures from The Jedi Wife and Set in Lacquer from the Llarowe grand opening check them out below! And to all you ladies who are and were able to make it to the shop, I'm THOUROUGHLY jealous!

All image credit to The Zoe Report - Twitter Logo

Everyone's excited for fall! Deep jewel tones on the tips of your fingers? Yes Please!
The Zoe Report has compiled a list of Fall nail polish trends with a shopping sheet including Essie, Butter London and Marc Jacobs! 

All image credit to Pointless Cafe

I know, I know, this was posted a couple of weeks ago but I can't afford to NOT share it! I mean, look at all of those prizes! This image has been making it's rounds and I finally decided to pony up and click on it and HOLY CRAP am I happy I did! Get your entry's in because it's one awesome giveaway!

So, thank you all for sticking through my first Friday Find's! How do you like it?

*Note: I give image credit and always link to all blog authors and/or persons whom the photo's above belong to. If you wish for me to remove your image, feel free to shoot me an email which can be found in my contact info above.