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!