Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Guest Post: Lacquer: The Best Medicine

Hey guys! I am taking off for Orlando today for my business/play trip! I asked Ariel from Lacquer: The Best Medicine to fill in for me. I absolutely LOVE the mani she has to show you guys. I have a soft spot for nude polish and she used it so creatively! Give her a nice welcome!
Thanks Ariel!

Hey, Lacquerbeanz!

My name is Ariel, and I'm the girl behind the blog Lacquer: The Best Medicine!. I'm from New Jersey, and I will be starting medical school next September. But most importantly, I LOVE NAILS! - so here is a picture of mine:

I'm so happy that Christa asked me to guest post today. I only recently discovered her blog, but I love it already! :-) I warned her that I was super-busy with studying, so I can't do anything too crazy - but I actually love the way this mani turned out!

I was wearing this nude color (Carrigan) from Pretty & Polished's soon-to-be-released Basics line, and I realized that it was a perfect base for some type of skittle mani that I could use for this post! I didn't know where I was going with it when I started, but I have been into glitter gradients lately (they are SO easy to do!) so I did a glitter gradient on my ring finger using Shimmer Polish Jasmine.  Jasmine is my FAVORITE Shimmer Polish ... isn't it beautiful! Well, it was so beautiful that I had to put it on another nail! :-) So, I added it to my index finger.

Next I found a color that prettily closely matched Shimmer Jasmine: a nice teal-greenish color I have from a brand called Pastel that I won in a giveaway a few months ago. Never heard of it before, but it is a very pretty color! I used sticker guides to achieve the chevron look, and added the same color to my thumb for the full skittle effect! :-)

I topped the whole thing off with my favorite topcoat: HK Girl by Glisten & Glow. It's the best!

What do you guys think? I am so into skittle manis lately!

Thanks again to Christa for featuring me on her blog today. Please feel free to check me out on Facebook and Bloglovin' as well!


  1. What a stunning combination, I would have never thought to pair Jasmine with nude and cobalt but it really works!

  2. SO pretty! I really need to try chevron nail art haha

  3. really nice! awesome glitter, how many coats?


    1. It took about 3 coats to reach opacity. Dabbing helps, too! :)


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