July 29, 2016

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage July 2016 Swatches & Review


Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage review

Hello readers,
Today I have the July 2016 edition of Hello Waffle Cosmetics' Visage subscription to share with you.  This month's theme was Tamamo No Mae, which is the first theme since I subscribed that was unknown to me.  Tamamo No Mae is a mischievous fox spirit from Japanese folklore.  This fox spirit disguised itself as a young courtesan who was both beautiful and extremely intelligent making her irresistible to the emperor.  Tamamo No Mae made the emperor ill, hoping to take over his rule but was discovered by a fortune teller brought in to determine the source of the emperor's illness.  The fox spirit escaped to the countryside where it was eventually hunted down by the emperor's army so it wouldn't cause any more trouble in the land.  The warm oranges, browns and neutrals that come to mind when you think of a fox were the inspiration for this month's colour scheme.

July 28, 2016

Lucky 13 Lacquer Space Oddity, Unicorn Utopia and Stardust Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have three recently released glitter toppers from Lucky 13 Lacquer to share with you.  They range from rainbow colours to neon to holo shimmer so if you like glitter, there's something in here for you.

July 26, 2016

Blue And Silver Floral Stamped Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Plate BP-80


Floral stamped nail art

Hello readers,
Today I have some nail art to share with you that I did using Born Pretty Store's stamping plate BP-80.  This plate features a mix of floral and bird designs.  The quality was very good.  The designs seem deeply etched and I had no issues getting the image to pick up or stamp cleanly.

July 25, 2016

Essie Summer 2016 {A Selection} Swatches & Review


Essie Summer 2016 swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have two shades that caught my eye from the Essie Summer 2016 collection to share with you.  You know I love my flecked shimmers, so it's no surprised that I had to get Loot The Booty and Viva Antigua!  Let's take a close look at these two shades.

July 21, 2016

Out With The Old, In With The New


Hello readers,
First I want to thank you for joining me in my blogging journey over the last three years.  When I first began I was inspired by the reddit sub Reddit Laqueristas to come up with my blog name The Lazy Laquerista.  Over the years I've learned a lot, met many amazing people in the nail and beauty community and grown as a blogger.  I felt it was time for a change that represented how the blog has evolved.  With that, I decided to re-brand.

From now on, The Lazy Laquerista will be Manicure Manifesto.  The same swatches, pictures and reviews now with an edgy new name.  Thank you so much taking the next step in this adventure with me!

Happy polishing,

Michelle

Always Be A Phoenix Nail Art


Feather nail stamping

Hello readers,
Today I have some phoenix inspired nail art to share with you. I went a little abstract with a stamping design that reminded me of feathers.  I started with a base of Lucky 13 Lacquer Always Be A Phoenix.  On my pointer and pinky fingers I added a coat of Maybelline Clearly Spotted.  On my middle and ring finger I stamped an abstract feather design using Born Pretty Store plate BP-L015 and China Glaze liquid leather.  On my ring finger I also dry brushed a little Lucky 13 Lacquer The War Doctor over the stamped design to add a little more shimmer. To seal everything up I used one coat of CND Super Stickey top coat. Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.

July 18, 2016

Lucky 13 Lacquer Always Be Yourself Collection Swatches & Review Part I


Lucky 13 Lacquer Always Be Yourself Collection Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the first third of the Lucky 13 Lacquer Always Be Yourself collection to share with you.  This polishes in this collection are all inspired by the phrase "Always be yourself, unless you can be _______, then always be _______".  These polishes all incorporate holo with colour shifting flakes and shimmer.  Let's take a look at some of the new shades.

July 15, 2016

Always Be A Mermaid Nail Art



Hello readers,
Today I have some mermaid inspired nail art to share with you. I started with a base of Lucky 13 Lacquer Always Be A Mermaid and dabbed some Lucky 13 Lacquer Cynical Cephalopod glitter on the tips to add some visual texture. Then I used Girly Bits Cosmetics Pardon My Periwinkle stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-502 to add the fish scale design. Last, I sealed everything up with a coat of CND Super Stickey top coat. Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.

July 13, 2016

Products I Finished This Month - June 2016


Hello readers,
I know, I know ... I'm running way behind this month.  Somehow it's mid-July and yet I'm just now tallying June's empties.

Skin Care


July 11, 2016

Lucky 13 Lacquer Pop & Peel Basecoat Review


Peel off basecoat review

Hello readers,
Today I have a new peel off base coat to share with you.  Glitter polish looks amazing but can require copious amounts of remover and time to remove.  Peel off base coats give the option of having a sparkly mani for a couple of days and then just simply peel it off.  Lucky 13 Lacquer's offering to make glitter easy to remove is Pop & Peel.

July 08, 2016

Born Pretty Store Large Stamping Plate Organizer Review



Hello readers,
Today I have my new stamping plate organizer to share with you.  With an ever growing stamping plate collection, it was getting a bit tedious to pull each one out of a cardboard sleeve when choosing a design.  When I was given the opportunity to review the rectangular plate holder from Born Pretty Store I jumped on the chance.

July 07, 2016

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Crystals From Clouds Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale December 2015 COTM

Hello readers,
I apologize in advance, because today I have a polish to share with you that's no long for sale.  Crystals From Clouds was half of the December 2015 COTM release from Femme Fatale Cosmetics.

July 05, 2016

Zoya Sunsets Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Sunsets Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Sunsets collection to share with you.  This collection features a mix of bright summer cremes that are advertised as being one coaters.  They coordinate nicely with the shimmery textures from the Seashells Collection that was released at the same time.  Let's take a look at what they came up with.