Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Eve Nails!

Hey everyone!! Here I thought I would share two of my mani's I did using the New Years Collection!

My first mani is a reverse glitter gradient, which I just love! I used ILNP's All Gold Everything over OPI's   Honk If You Love OPI  **Honk Honk**

My second mani is ILNP's 11:59 over OPI's French Quarter For Your Thoughts. I thought this was a perfect color combo for NYE. It has all the right colors to go with that shimmery black dress and gold accessories :)

Well what do you guys think?! Any plans for New Year's? What will be on your lovely nails? Okay Okay, enough with the questions ;)

♥ Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hey hey hey!

The ILNP New Year's Collection is available on Etsy (click here to be taken to the ILNP Etsy shop). Like previous collections, this one consists of 6 lovely and versatile polishes that work well alone or even better over your favorite base colors!

From left to right:

All Gold Everything
A Nice Chianti
Silver Spoons
Purple Stuff
Angel Burp

Click here to check out the I Love Nail Polish New Year's Collection on Etsy

Moving on...

I want to thank everyone for all of your positive words and support while I bust my butt to bring you some of the finest indie polishes and customer support in the universe :)

Minis are coming very soon, I've already ordered the bottles... Stay tuned for a new blog design, a new storefront, minis, and much much more!

Take care!!
-Barbra :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

NOTD: A Random Mani!

Hey Everyone! How are you all doing? Getting ready for the holidays? It sure seems like it's coming up quick this time, I haven't even gone Christmas shopping yet! I'll tell you what I have been doing though... my nails! hehe

Here's a random mani of mine I did a couple of days ago. I needed to do some more cleaning around the edges but ran out of nail polish remover! What? How in the hek?! I know I know, crazy. I had to do an Amazon order for my Zoya Remove +. What polish remover do you guys use?

For this mani I used: China Glaze Exotic Encounters, OPI Mrs. O'Learys BBQ, OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? (on our FB page I put OPI Berlin There Done That, wrong color, oops)  ILNP Little Mermaid and Color Club Matte-ified.

What do you guys think?! What's on your nails?

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holy Macaroni!

Hello fellow lacqueristas!

The last week has been crazy! I definitely was not prepared for the type of response that my Black Friday / weekend sale generated. I've been staying up late (4am "late") every night this week filling orders and am just about caught up!

Rest assured all of the goodies ordered during the sale & this week will go out by Monday or Tuesday at the latest!

Thank you all so much for being patient with me. Next time I'll be better prepared.

On side note, I know a lot of you have expressed interest in minis and I've been listening! I don't want to promise a specific date they'll be available, but I'm working on it... and they're going to be so cute you'll want to eat them!

I'll keep you all posted on my progress... I've got some really cool stuff in the works (not just the minis) that I'm sure you all are going to love but I can't say anything about it just yet!!

Stay tuned :P

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ginormous 40% OFF sale going on right now! :)

Hello lovelies!!

First of all (and somewhat off topic), "Ginormous" is a real word. Didn't know that. After I typed it out I noticed there was no red squiggly spell-check line underneath it. I looked it up and there it was!

Back on topic!

So, I originally planned to start this sale on Friday, buuuuutttt.... the coupon code is active now! I just couldn't wait! I'm horrible at being patient :)

Feel free to pick up any of the ILNP nail polishes at a spectacular discount. The sale will end Friday at 11:59PM.

Use coupon code ILNPFRIDAY40 and take 40% off of your order. There are no limits and plenty of stock!

Click here to visit the I Love Nail Polish Etsy shop!

Let me know if you have any questions or need any help with anything. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Nail Polish Winter Collection...

It's almost here!

Here's a peek at the I Love Nail Polish Winter Collection! These took quite a while to get just right but I'm very pleased with them. They'll be available up on my Etsy store very soon!

All 6 are glitter polishes and they all look FREAKING fabulous, especially when layered over complimenting base colors.

From left to right:

Something About Merry
Christmas In Bordeaux
Once Upon A Starry Night
Ginger Spice Latte
Up To Snow Good
Babes In Toyland

Here's a closeup crop of Something About Merry, Christmas In Bordeaux, and Once Upon A Starry Night

Here's a closeup crop of Ginger Spice Latte, Up To Snow Good, and Babes In Toyland

Swatches will be coming soon! 

In the words of Jessie Spano... "I'm soo excited!!"

Let me know what you think! What would you pair these colors with?

Bye friends! ♥

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Have you tried China Glazes Holiday Collection yet?

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? Back to work already?! Yup, but that's okay, soon it will be hump day then Friday!

This weekend I was in San Francisco on a short visit to see my fam and noticed, not only that it was HOT in November, but China Glazes Holiday Collection has been out! I haven't been to Ulta for... a couple of days... so when I walked in I went straight over!

Me personally, I am still hooked on their Safari Collection, so I wasn't too eager to get into their Holiday Collection just yet. The colors looked nice and pretty and their gift sets have super cute packaging! I can't say much about them because I haven't swatched any, so I wanted to see if any of you have!

Have any of you bought the new China Glaze Holiday Collection polishes? Are they a Yay or Nay? Feel free to post a link to your swatches!

China Glaze Holiday Joy Collection 2012

Merry Berry

Cranberry Splash

Red Satin

With Love

Pure Joy

Champagne Kisses

Winter Holly

Glitter All The Way

Angel Wings

Glistening Snow

Blue Bells Ring



Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Lovely Fall Outfit

Hey everyone!! Hope you all are having an awesome and stylish weekend! Well, I thought I would put this outfit together to show off the lovely colors of Fall that I adore so much! Awww Fall, how do I love thee!

Fall Colors

I love the way the bracelet adds just enough brightness to the outfit and the leopard print earrings adding a little funk :)

Well hope you guys like it! Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 29, 2012

4 New Nail Polishes (Sneak Peek) & Service Announcement

Hi everyone!!

It's been a while since I've posted anything but I'm back and I'm super excited! Here's a sneak peek at 4 new nail polishes I'll be releasing in the next 24-48 hours. I just have to finish swatching and taking photos before I can put them up on my Etsy store.

Sorry for the mess around here, I'm re-organizing my blog a little bit and I keep breaking stuff. It's been so frustrating but I think I'm close...

Anyway, I'm planning to post random nail polish, fashion, and delicious foodie goodness much more often!

Let me know what you think about the new polishes!

Bye friends! ♥

Friday, September 28, 2012

My Very First Halloween Collection!

Whoohoo! My first Halloween Collection! And I must say I'm pretty proud of them all!


"Goldie Boo...Boo!"

"Bad Mogwai"

"So Ghoul"

"Clown Business"

"Candy Apples & Razors"

Which one is your favorite!? (crossing fingers) hehe
You can check out the other swatches and pictures on my etsy page:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nails Nails Nails!

I think this might be my new favorite!

"Animal Cookie"

The first picture is Animal Cookie applied on top of Revlon Minted and the picture below that is Animal Cookie applied on top of a basic White.

This color is so versatile! It can go on top of Black, Purple, Beige... anything!
Now I must get back to work :) Bye everyone ♥


This is how I am looking! Straight Roots.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

OPI Oktoberfest + Bella = AMAZING!

Hello loves! How you guys been? Awesome? Spectacular? Just plain freakin fabulous? haha okay, enough enough.
Sooo I opened my store and have sold some polishes! I can't wait to hear the feedback :) It's pretty exciting!!

So I bought a few of the OPI Germany Collection polishes and must say I LOVE "Every Month is Oktoberfest" The color is such a fab color, I want to say its a burgundy with a little more maroon to it... make sense? Maybe not. hehe.
Now to match this awesome color I chose and awesome indie polish (mine) to apply on top. I call it "Bella". It's a nice combo of black and red squares and hex.

(OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest + Bella)

The picture above is with two coats and the one below is with one coat.

What do you guys think? Would you wear it?

Monday, August 27, 2012

I have an Etsy store !!!

Whoohooo! I opened up my first Etsy store! I sell my polishes I have been making. Eventually I will have the 'official' store up and running, but in the mean time here is my store!

Here is a little collage I came up with showing some of the product and how you can wear them :)
And so far I am getting a lot of love from my MUA-ers, Facebook-ers and hopefully my bloggers! Love you guys!

Monday, August 20, 2012

My New Hair!!

I finally went blonde... sort of ;)

So I finally did it, got some dang highlights. Originally I wanted to go full blonde with multiply highlights in different shades through out it, but my hairdresser said it would be too much damage to my hair.
Though I love the color, I HATE the length :( I had to cut off 6 inches! 6 INCHES! It took me about 4 years to finally get my hair to grow as long as I wanted it to. After a couple years of rocking platinum blonde, my hair would not grow for anything, or it would but would break off. I was stuck at shoulder length for a looong time.
So after going back to my roots, (brunette) I got it to grow pass the boobs! hehe. But then my annoying urge to go blonde ruined it all...
My hair was long, but not healthy. And definitely not healthy enough to bleach it, so she gave me two choices: Go long and brown, or short and blonde. I picked the blonde. *shakes head*

Another part of it, is the hair cut. I told her I was going to get it styled else where and for her to just cut off what she needed to. So she did, but I never went to get it styled :( So my hair is currently cut straight across! hehe
My bf did not like that at all! He said he would rather have had me with long and brown hair. 
So from my calculations, I should be back to my spot in 12 months! Fingers crossed everyone!

Oh and the nail polish I'm wearing is one I made! It's a teal glitter top coat applied on top of Milani Fresh Teal.

Until next time! Oh and I am building my 300 giveaway as we speak, or type. ;)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Random Instagram Pics :)

Here I made a little collage from random Instagram pics I had in my phone. I no longer have dark LONG brown hair anymore, oh how I regret it cutting it. I got blonde highlights and had to cut my hair 6 inches! The bf did not approve :( hehe.
Speaking of bf, I found an old picture of us from my high school prom at my moms, the pic was from 12 years ago. Holy, I just realized that, that's a looooong time ago, and we're still together! The last pic in my Instagram collage is of my fabulous Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, oh how I adore thee :)

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

~Pastel Cheetah Print Nails~

Hola chicas! How has everyone been? Awesome I'm sure! I'm just hanging at the airport on my way to Washington for my friends wedding and thought I should do a post for today's NOTD!
I used the same colors I did for my Hello Kitty Nails HERE. I think I really like this combination. It's a Pastel Cheetah Print created using a dotting tool :) I actually did these a couple of days ago, so they are not at there best :)

Of course I wont have my nails like this for the wedding (which is Saturday) but still wanted to share them :) Again hope everyone is doing great! Ill be browsing around your blogs today, love ya 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NOTD: Personal Baby Blue

Hey everyone! I feel like I start every new post with the same thing, oops hehe. Well this week I got all my bottles in! Now just waiting for my base then off takes our polishes!! I really like this color here. It's a nice pale baby blue. On my hand I have my polish on top of China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le and on the swatches below that: (R-L) One coat of my nameless creation, Three Coats of my nameless creation, One Coat of my nameless creation on top of Peri-wink-le

Im excited!!! What do you all think?!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

NOTD: Teal Me Something... Please!

Hey everyone!!! I see I have reached 300 followers!!! Whoohooo! Now that means I get to have a giveaway :D  ( which will be on my next post)
For now I wanted to show you my new polish! Its a nice collection of different teals, greens and blues. I applied it on top of OPI "Ski Teal We Drop". The ring finger has OPI "Kiss Me On My Tulips", which I kinda wish I didnt do...
Anyhoo, hope everyone is enjoying there weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

♥ NOTD: Talk Purple To Me! ♥

Hola Chicas! Here is the latest I brewed up! Me and my friend are really starting to come along with our polishes! We just got all of our empty nail polish bottles in! Next, filling them up with love... and polish  :)

 (OPI "Siberian Nights" and personal franken, "Talk to Purple to Me" )

Sunday, June 3, 2012

~ NOTD: Violet Glitter Baby! ~

Hey! So I did another mani using a franken polish I made. I haven't thought of a name for this one but I am diggin' it. It's a nice sparkly violet, made up of glitters and squares. I applied it on top of OPI Give Me Moor!. Let me know whatcha think ;)

 (OPI Give Me Moor! & Personal Franken Polish )

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

♥♥ NOTD: Hello Kitty Nails!! ♥♥

Hola! Here are my Hello Kitty Nails, I did them a couple of days ago so they are a little chipped...
What do you think?!

Monday, May 28, 2012

NOTD: Different Shades of Gray!

Me again! I've been exploring some more with colors and textures. Here I used a couple different greys or grays, which ever spelling you prefer ;)
I love the way the OPI Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous applies. Nice and smooth with full coverage. I usually don't like that shade of gray against my skin tone, but having the other colors also on my nail made it work for me :)
Well here ya go! Let me know what you think!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

NOTD: Neon 80s Inspired Nails

Hey Everyone!! I was playing with Neons and came up with a 80s inspired look! I remember biker shorts being this bright!

Haha Here is an awesome pic of not only Neons, but a Mullet, L.A Gear shoes ( I think), Acid Wash Jeans and best of all... Nintendo!

Thanks for looking!