Retro Peacock Nail Art – Guest Post by The Lazy Laquerista

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Hello Tea & Nail Polish readers, A couple months ago Eithne was kind enough to visit over me over on The Lazy Laquerista with an awesome smokey nail art look.  Now it’s my turn to return the favor with a retro peacock design. I started with a base of Trust Fund Beauty K, Bye plus a single coat of Darling Diva Polish Shop Till You Drop for some sparkly accents.  Then I used Cheeky jumbo plate B, Color Club What[Read more]

F is for CND Fragrant Freesia

CND Vinylux Fragrant Freesia Stamped Nail Art

I reviewed the entire Flora & Fauna collection by CND last year and was surprised to find I really liked Fragrant Freesia as I tend not to wear a lot of nude polishes or pinks.  It is least pigmented of the collection but is absolutely beautiful when worn.  A pearly nude pink with light flecks similar to those found in Wild Moss from the same collection. It is fairly sheer, so three coats are needed to get full opacity and hide[Read more]

Sparkling Galaxy Nails

Sparkling Galaxy Nails Swatches and Tutorial

It has been ages since I have done galaxy nails but I was inspired while packing away my makeup and finding an unopened pack of sponges so decided that sparking galaxy nails were in order. I love the look of galaxy nails and while not as time-consuming (or difficult) as other nail art, I find I don’t do them very often.  I went with mostly holo or glitter polishes with some extra holo top coat and silver glitter for the[Read more]

Zoya Edyta & Quo Bling It On

Zoya Edyta with Quo Bling It On

Wow, E already in the alphabet nails series.  Today I have a manicure with Zoya Edyta and Quo Bling It On.  Edyta is a polish that I have a love hate relationship with.  I love to wear it but hate photographing it because pictures never show its true beauty.  I also hate that it stains my nails if I wear it for a few days, even with two coats of base coat! Zoya describes Edyta as a complex mixture of gold, olive,[Read more]

The ABCs of China Glaze Nail Polish

China Glaze Alphabetical List of Polishes A-Z

In my quest to find a nail polish brand that could be used for the entire alphabet of nail polish challenge, I have unsuccessfully tried Zoya and Essie.  This week, I am going through the China Glaze collection to see if there are enough polishes named with different letters to do the entire alphabet. At Vase Value is a pastel blue creme Be Merry is a red and purple layering glitter with a clear base. Carpe Diem is a matte[Read more]