{Guest Post} Plump & Polished Floral Nail Art Look!






     Hey, Love for Lacquer babes! I'm Ashley Eileen of Plump and Polished, and I've been blogging for almost two years now. My main focus is nail polish, but I'm also into plus size fashion and beauty. Recently, I've stared to dabble in nail art. I'm a huge fan of Jess and Love for Lacquer so I'm super excited to share a bit of my blog with all of you! 











Materials Used

Sally Hansen Lick - O - Rich
Zoya Trixie
Illamasqua Nomad
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
Rice Blackout, Whiteout, & Glossy Glam
Nail Art Rhinestones & Small Tweezers
Striping Brush
Dotting Tool
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Small Angled Brush






   I'm all about simple nail art that creates a fun look! I think this easily fits the bill, right? 

    I have a step by step how-to for the flowers on my blog. Check out the post here. I did them once and became obsessed with them because they're so simple! I sure love my dotting tools. I use them for so much. For the stripes, I did them freehand with the brush. It might take a little practice, but don't give up!





     Ya'll are pretty special. I don't often include my thumb in my manicure pictures! This looks wouldn't be complete without the black accents on my thumb and index. If you don't have rhinestones, don't fret. You can easily use a dotting tool to create a similar look with a black dot. See, I told you it was easy!


     I hope you enjoyed this little nail art post! Thanks for reading!

-Ashley Eileen



Where to find Plump and Polished: 
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*HUGE thanks to Ashley for her guest post! Please be sure to follow her on all of her social media outlets above! She has amazing swatches & nail art looks that are to die for! (Oh and an adorable pug as well!)*

Spinning Lipstick Tower - Zahra Beauty Store (Review)

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Hello beauty & makeup addicts! I have the COOLEST item to share with you today courtesy of Zahra Beauty Store! I am always looking for new organizational storage and cute things to put on top of my vanity and I have to say - This is BY FAR my favorite piece I own to date! I present to you - The SPINNING LIPSTICK TOWER!


This tower holds just about 81 lipsticks and spins with ease.  I don't have it all the way filled up because I wanted you guys to see what it looked like with & without product. 


The top piece (above) has 9 slots available for your favorites or most worn. (Or in my case - The prettiest lol)


I haven't found a lipstick that doesn't fit in here - It holds the bulkiest of packaging (MAC Mineralized Lipsticks) and even the boxes! 


I love how they added a little extra "bling" to the sides to spruce it up a bit! 


This tower comes in a variety of colors including Classy White (Shown), Black, Rose, Silver Dream & Goldie Luxe. 

Overall, I think it's VERY well made and sturdy and spins effortlessly. 

Is this something you would consider purchasing for your lipstick collection? What are your thoughts on the spinning lipstick tower from Zahra Beauty?


Availability : Zahra Beauty Store

Price : $99

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*Provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own*

Zoya Summer 2014 Bubbly Collection - Swatches & Review

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Happy Saturday beauties! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! Today I have the Zoya Summer 2014 Bubbly collection to share with you! These six gorgeous shades have a jelly formula and are packed with tons of glitter and shimmer throughout. I definitely don't think they are ANYTHING like the Zoya pixies. If the pixies had a younger sister, these would be it! Same sparkle - Just a tad bit different!

Alma - Gold / orange jelly with gold shimmer and iridescent glitters. I used two coats for the photo below. Formula was a LITTLE thick on this one, so it was best not to go for the third. 


Binx - Pink fuchsia with gold shimmer and tons of holographic glitter. Formula was so much better with this shade! I used two coats for the photo below. 


Harper - Hot pink jelly base with gold shimmer.  I used two coats for the photo below.


Jesy - Orange / coral jelly base with golden shimmer. Photo below shows two coats. 


Muse - Blue green jelly base with golden shimmer. If you plan on becoming a mermaid in your next lifetime, this is the shade you need to be wearing on your nails. Photo below shows two coats. 


Staasi - Stunning green jelly base with golden shimmer.  I used two coats for the photo below, but probably could have gotten away with one more.


Overall, I absolutely LOVE these! If you are a fan of the Pixie shades, I have a feeling you will love these just as much! I didn't have any issues with application (Besides Alma being a little thicker than the rest) and there is the perfect amount of glitter & shimmer in these!

Which shade from the Bubbly collection is your favorite?




Availability : Zoya

Price : $9.00

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JORD Wood Watches - Review & GIVEAWAY!

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Hi guys! Today I have a very special review & giveaway for you courtesy of JORD Wood Watches! The Fieldcrest series (Which is what I'm showing you today) is designed for both men & women. Unfortunately, I have not been able to wear this myself because my husband has claimed it as his own! Hah!


JORD watches are one of a kind, premium quality pieces and use hand crafted sustainable materials from all over the world. I absolutely love how unique these are - No two are just alike!

The Fieldcrest in Maple has a medium sized face and stainless steel hands. 


With a single action locking clasp that is made out of stainless steel, it is so simple to take off and put back on. 



I can definitely say my husband has been LOVING this watch and hasn't taken it off since we got it! He's been referring to it as his 'California watch' - Please don't ask what that means. haha! 

See the whole JORD line up HERE : http://www.woodwatches.com/

How would you like to win one for yourself or someone you know? The folks over at JORD have graciously donated the exact same watch to one of you guys as well! (Retail Value : $120) You will be receiving the Fieldcrest in Maple. Must be 18+ to enter (Or have a parents consent) and be a US resident. Good Luck!









*Provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Giveaway sponsored by JORD*





Breakups To Makeup - Accessories For Those Who Love The Art Of Makeup (Review)

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Hi loves! Today I have a FUN accessories review for you! Breakups To Makeup is a new to me brand that I had the pleasure of meeting and discovering at The Makeup Show a few months back. The owner is an absolute sweetheart and the quality of her items blew me away.

If you're an accessory fan who LOVES makeup and quirky fun sayings, you are definitely going to want to check them out! They have everything from t-shirts to cell phone cases and of course my favorite : makeup bags.


The makeup bags are approximately 8.5x8.5" in size and made out of high quality durable canvas or you can also purchase them in faux leather material.  I have been using these to store my everyday makeup in my purse and other odds & ends that I need to access quickly. Retail Price : $35

My favorite part of these bags (Besides the hilarious quotes on the front) is the inside! Each bag is lined with trendy interior fabric with the companies logo on top. 



Can we just talk about this cell phone case for a minute? Nail addicts - You need this! (Because it's completely true)  When I was at a blogger conference last month, the one & only Julie G complimented it! How awesome is that? Retail Price : $20


I am a HUGE fan of Breakups To Makeup and there are so many other items on my wish list from the brand! I definitely would love to get my hands on a few t-shirts and more phone cases! 

Here are a few bonus pics from their booth at The Makeup Show!



Which quote is your favorite?


Availability : Etsy | Breakups To Makeup

Price : Varies 

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*Some items provided by PR. Others were purchased by me*