Saturday, October 5, 2013

Precision Lacquer - Hazel & Gretal

Hi everyone!  Happy October!  Did you enjoy Nail for the Sake of Sanity's post a few days ago?  I still cannot get over how perfect her tattoo letters were!  I love that I started this Nail Artist of the Month feature because I'm continually being inspired!

Since it's October, I have decided to put some old manicures that I have yet to share on the back burner and bring you Halloween manicures the whole month.  I came up with this idea at the end of September, but became very hesitant and thought that I would only do a few manicures at the end of the month and fill the beginning of the month with some Fall inspired nails.  Well, after unsuccessfully painting leaves on my nails, I gave up on the whole Fall inspired manicures and have now created a list of Halloween manicures to do.  

At the time I gave up on Fall manicures, it was 11pm and let's face it, who wants to get into extensive nail art at that time of night?  I recently received the Sprinkles Collection from Precision Lacquer which is 6 gorgeous micro glitter polishes.  After feeling defeated, I wanted just to have a plain glitter on my nails.  Yes, shocking for me, The Little Canvas, who always has to have nail art.  I picked Hazel & Gretal since it seemed to be the most Fall like color, and got to painting. 

The next night, I decided to "Halloween" the manicure by adding some black chevron tips.  Let's take a look, I'm really pleased with the final result.

Colors Used:
  • Precision Lacquer - Hazel & Gretal
  • Orly Instant Artist - Jet Black
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Do you see that sparkle?!  Isn't it gorgeous!!!  Hazel & Gretal is a burnt orange jelly base with bronze and silver micro glitters throughout.  In the bottle, it looks like a coppery/bronze, but on the nail I definitely saw it more as a burnt orange glitter.  I used three coats, but you definitely could have gotten away with two.  This was my first time using Precision Lacquer and I must say, I'm kind of in love.  This polish applied like a dream, the brush was easy to hold as the cap wasn't an awkward shape, and the brush itself was the perfect thickness that I didn't feel like I had to keep swiping the color up and down my nail for coverage.  I actually had a conversation with my co-worker about brush size the other day and we both were saying how we both disliked Essie not because the polish was a poor quality, but because the brush was so small!  I love the size of Precision Lacquer's brush!

To get the chevron tips, I used Orly Instant Artist in Jet Black.  I received this polish in the Nail Art Society relaunch kit and really have been in love with it ever since.  I'm typically not good with stripers, but for some reason I can use this one perfectly.  I was super happy with how straight my lines turned out.  I almost tricked myself into thinking I had used tape.  Instead of using the Instant Artist to fill in the tips, I used Liquid Vinyl and painted down from the outline.  Finished with some Out the Door, and I had a manicure I loved for a few days.

What do you think?  Have you ever used Precision Lacquer?  Liking this as a Halloween manicure?

If you want to purchase this Precision Lacquer or any of their other beauties, you can head on over to their website and purchase a bottle for $5.95.  Their polishes are made in the USA and are free of all major chemicals!  Totally worth the price!  I cannot wait to make more looks using the Sprinkles collection, after I bring you more Halloween manicures, of course!

Until next time, <3.

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