Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer: Newborn Solstice Sun

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! One of the questions that I get asked the most when people find out how many nail polishes I have in my collection, is how do I pick one to wear. Most of the times I pick my nail polish using my spreadsheet and a random number generator! You know me... I am not one to stick to the rules of wearing things in the "right" season!

Today I want to share a polish from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's 2013 holiday collection - Newborn Solstice Sun, made to celebrate Yule. 

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Newborn Solstice Sun nail polish swatch and review by Lacquered Geek

Monday, July 27, 2015

Colors by Llarowe: That Bloo is Mine!

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was great! On Saturday, I hit the local farmer's market, and picked up fresh veggies for the week, and then later braved the traffic to go to Trader Joe's. I love shopping there, but I really wish they'd build another one here. I just cannot deal with the weekend traffic on the road that it's on; it's absolutely terrible! I can't imagine what possessed city planners to allow basically all new construction of shopping centers to be built on one road.

Today I have a polish from last year's Emily's Imagination Collection from Colors by Llarowe. When I saw that one of the polishes was named "That Bloo is Mine!" After all, how could I resist when I have a sweet lil' kitty named Mr. Bloo! Now I know many people have Instagram pages for their pets. I'm just too lazy to try to keep things separate, so he just has hashtag - #mrbloo_oninstagram. My new kitten, Penny, has one too - #penny_kitty!

Colors by Llarowe That Bloo is Mine! nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sally Hansen: Sun Kissed

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! Things with the new kitten, Penny, are going well!  Our other kitty, Mr. Bloo, has finally stopped hissing at her, and she's gotten brave enough to stand up to him. They are actually playing together as I type this. I'm a big ol' sap and I started tearing up because it was my hope that she'd breath some new life into his routine. 

Sally Hansen Sun Kissed nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Bitchy Trampoline

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! Hope you're having a great week! I've been quite busy ... we got another kitten over the weekend! I have been asking for one for oh... about 2 years now, and he finally said yes! She's about 12-13 weeks, silvery black, and absolutely full of energy! I've posted a few photos of her on Instagram. We were a little worried about how Mr. Bloo would handle the new kitten since he's 13 years old, and hasn't been around another cat in 2 years. We couldn't do the recommended introduction because our house is too small to isolate her. There was some growling and hissing on his part the first day, but we're on the 3rd day, and he's starting to tolerate her better. They might not be best friends, but I think she'll be good for him.  Someone that he can show the ropes to!

I'm lucky that at my job I can wear whatever polish I want; it's the one benefit of only have 3 people in my office. The downside is that my boss thinks I'm insane with how much nail polish I own! It's kind of funny... when I worked in call centers, my nails were too short for me to use polish (it was when I was still biting them). Now that I've bitten by the nail polish bug, I have no one to talk to about it. Not being able to talk about polish with others was one reason that I started this blog!

Many jobs require work-appropriate polishes, and today, I've got one of my favorites for you!

Lucky 13 Lacquer Bitchy Trampoline nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents Starry Night Sky

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! I hope you're having a great Saturday! I'm just vegging out and watching Supernatural. I'm a big chicken, and I can only watch it during the day when someone else in the house with me. It makes for something interesting to watch while I'm editing photos!

It's time for another Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up!  This month's theme is "Starry Night Sky," and each blogger puts their own unique twist on the theme! As soon as the theme was announced I knew immediately what I was going to do! I had just received a bottle of My Ten Friend's Starry Night that I'd bought in a blog sale, and well, when I hear "Starry Night" I think of the Vincent Van Gogh painting. I thought it would be perfect!

My Ten Friends Starry Night nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

Starry Night starts with a gorgeous shimmer blue base, and is jam packed with blue, black, yellow and white glitters, and black microglitters. 

I wish I'd been able to snag this one from a restock when My Ten Friends was still in business. Since I got this one from a blog sale, the quality wasn't that great. It was very thick and gloopy. I had to add quite a bit of thinner to it, just to be able to use it. I used two thick coats for these photos; I couldn't have used thin coats if I'd wanted to! I've bought quite a few polishes from blog sales, and this one was the first that I'd gotten that was gloopy. 

My Ten Friends Starry Night nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

My Ten Friends Starry Night nail polish bottle shot by Lacquered Geek

My Ten Friends Starry Night nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

My Ten Friends Starry Night nail polish swatch macro by Lacquered Geek

Starry Night (the polish) is seriously like Starry Night (the painting) in a bottle.  Look!

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

The next time that I wear this beauty, I'm going to wear it over blue undies to conserve the polish since My Ten Friends is no longer in business, the polishes are pretty rare, and I want it to last!

Now that you've seen my take on Starry Night sky nails, be sure to go check out all the other participants in this month's link-up!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ellagee: Sexy Old Girl

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  I hope you are having an awesome week! Today is a great day for me - it's my birthday! Last night, my mom took my husband and me to dinner to an amazing local steak restaurant. I had been initially hesitant to try it because of its slightly risque name (The Strip Club 104), but I'm so glad that I got over because they seriously have the best steak that I have ever tasted! They prove that it is possible that you can cook a steak well-done and still have it melt like butter in your mouth! 

Today, I want to share a polish from ellagee's A Good Man collection - Sexy Old Girl. I thought it was a pretty good choice for today since I'm another year old (although not quite as sexy as the TARDIS).

ellagee Sexy Old Girl nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Love, Angeline: Emeralds are a Girl's Best Friend

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi guys! I hope you all had a great weekend (and a great holiday weekend if you live in the US)!  Mine was absolutely fantastic.  My husband and I have different days off, so it's rare that we get a day off together.  We got to spend Saturday and Monday together.  On Saturday we went to the farmer's market and to the movies, and then yesterday, we spent the day at Riverbanks Zoo. It was a little too warm for my liking, but it was lovely walking around and seeing all the animals and flowers!

Back in February, I received the Beauty Quartet Box, and one of the polishes that was part of the box was "Emeralds are a Girl's Best Friend" from Love, Angeline. This was a new brand to me, so I was eager to try it out!

Love, Angeline Emeralds are a Girl's Best Friend nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Glam Polish: Hibiscus

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! I've got a perfect summer polish for you today! Although, I tend to wear whatever color I want, regardless of the season... there is something about wearing a bright coral polish during the hot summer months. One of my new favorites is Hibiscus from Glam Polish.

Glam Polish Hibiscus nail polish swatch by Lacquered Geek