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Trend to Try: Textured Nails

We’re always on the lookout for the hottest trends in nail art and lately it seems that the nail industry is all about experimentation. From extra long talon nails to wild, colorful nail art, nail enthusiasts aren’t afraid to go crazy with their manicures. The latest wild nail art trend we love is textured lacquer! Here are some of the different ways to get some texture on your nails. 

 

Ciate Chalkboard Manicure

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Ciate is the leading brand when it comes to texture. Their innovative ideas include their caviar, velvet and foil manicure kits. Ciate’s latest creation is the chalkboard manicure kit. This kit includes black chalkboard paint, a matte topcoat and four chalk pens. The chalk pens are water-soluble so you can doodle as much as you like and easily wash off your designs with water.

China Glaze Texture Collection

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For their Texture collection, China Glaze created a line of neon shades. These lacquers go on smooth like a crème, but dry matte and coarse for a cool 3D effect.

Nails Inc. Denim & Studs Kit

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Thanks to Nails Inc., you can wear your jeans on your nails! This glossy indigo polish dries matte to resemble your favorite pair of jeans. The kit includes star-shaped studs to add some bling to your nails.

Nails Inc. Feathers

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Nails Inc. is once again on trend with their Feather Effects collection. The lacquer is filled with tiny fibers that blend together to create a quill effect on your nails.

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid Collection

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Just in time for summer, Deborah Lippmann’s latest collection contains 5 stunning shades inspired by the sea. These lacquers dry glossy but slightly textured so if you want to try the texture trend without going overboard, these are the perfect choice!

OPI Liquid Sand

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Starting with their Mariah Carey lacquers, OPI has released several Liquid Sand shades with each new collection. Liquid Sand dries matte and has a hint of glitter for some fantastic shine.

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Do you dream of trying high-end & limited edition nail colors from top luxury brands delivered to your doorstep for just one monthly price?

Then make sure you sign up at Lacquerous!

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Images via Beauty Joint, MTV Style, Sephora, She Finds & Style Frizz

Instagram Roundup: Fresh Spring Nail Art

Spring is officially here and we are on the lookout for this season’s hottest nail art! As you know, one of our favorite places to get manicure inspiration is Instagram. We love seeing how people experiment with their nails using the top luxury lacquer brands. Here are some of the biggest trends in nail art right now straight from Instagram! (Remember, if you’re a Lacquerous member aka Lacqueen please send us your pics to share!)

The French manicure is always on trend and this season many people are playing around with the classic style.

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Vladi_07’s mismatched French mani is so fun! Laura_ahn used the sparkly Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday on her tips. Arielalaib topped Deborah Lippmann Waking Up in Vegas with a silver Sally Hansen lacquer for a cool geometric look.

Polka dots have been seen a lot on the spring runways and they make for an easy nail art technique to recreate.

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Misturinhachic used several different Dior Vernis shades to create a colorful, Easter egg-inspired manicure. Crimsonlovesyou topped Butter London Lady Muck with Royal Navy dots and a matte topcoat. Mixing royal blue Dior Blue Denim and Essie No Place Like Chrome created a stellar manicure for Fraise_chocolat.

 

Leopard print adds dimension to your manicure, whether you are rocking it on all of your nails or just as an accent design.

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Britbere88 used OPI Gargantuan Green Grape as the base for a neutral leopard print. To add something special to her neon leopard nails, Yannyglez topped them with an OPI matte topcoat. This purple and lavender Dior Vernis design from likemycookie is pretty and sophisticated.

 

Nude nails work for everyone and these ladies chose the perfect luxury shades for their complexions.

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Forecast_for_fashion’s talons look great in Tom Ford Toasted Sugar. Chanel Le Vernis Beige helps Chanel_svp’s short nails look longer. Danariehna’s manicure looks glossy and elegant thanks to Chanel Le Vernis Emprise.

 

Do you dream of trying high-end & limited edition nail colors from top luxury brands delivered to your doorstep for just one monthly price?

Then make sure you sign up at Lacquerous!

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Images via Instagram

2013 Luxury Lacquer: The Runway Trend Report

Welcome to 2013! 2012 was a great year for us even though we only launched towards the end of it! So as you can imagine, we’re quite excited to see what 2013 has in-store. We’re planning a big year and hoping that you will join us to make it a fabulous one!

So what can we expect for nail style in 2013? No need to wait any longer! Here are several trends straight from the runways that we can’t wait to try. 

Pearlescent (or White) Lacquer

Shiny, iridescent shades were popular on the spring runways and worked beautifully to complement several lovely collections. For a great pearlescent shade, try Chanel’s Pearl Drop.

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Catherine Malandrino

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Christian Siriano

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Rebecca Taylor
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Two-Toned Nails

We are huge fans of duo shades, so we are thrilled to see many two toned manicures this season! Try a neutral shade and compliment it with a bright color.

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3.1 Phillip Lim

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Lauren Moffatt

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Peter Som

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Metallic Accents

Any manicure can be improved with metallic lacquer! We recommend using a vibrant metallic lacquer like NARS Diamond Life or Butter London Knackered for a twist on the traditional sparkly manicure. This year we’re leaning towards blues, bright reds and emerald greens.

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Nicole Miller

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Nude Nails

You really can’t go wrong with classic nude nails! Our favorite nude shades include Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile, Tom Ford Naked and Chanel Beige. This year, they are more shiny than matte and a little nail art can add that extra pop. Nude lacquer is always a runway favorite and never goes out of style!

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Daniella Kallmeyer

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Jenni Kayne

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Rodarte 

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Do you dream of trying high-end & limited edition nail colors from top luxury brands delivered to your doorstep for just one monthly price?

Then make sure you sign up at Lacquerous!

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Images via Bella Sugar, CND, Elle, Fashionista, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Inspirationail, MTV Style, New York Magazine, Pinterest, She Knows & Style.com

Welcome to Lacquerous! “Netflix For Nails” has arrived!

The day has come: Lacquerous has finally gone live! Now you have access to a fabulous inventory of luxury lacquers that are available to try without having to buy.

Thanks to Refinery 29 for breaking the story yesterday. Check out what they had to say, along with others. 

"We love this idea — access to designer-ready digits without having to shell out $30 for a single polish? Genius. We’ve rarely, if ever, used an entire bottle of polish in our lives — usually we get halfway down and they start getting all tacky and hard to use, so we just chuck them. This gives you the opportunity to try the latest shades, without the commitment or the hefty price tag. And, for those of you germaphobes worried about shared polish being unsanitary, remember that the polishes you use at the nail salon are just that: communal, meaning lots of other people have used them. Not to mention the fact that nail polish manufacturers have to make sure that their lacquers are safe despite how many people are using them, meaning that polish is not a cesspool of icky bacteria, thank you very much.” ~Refinery 29

In this anti-ownership era, anyone one can have anything for a limited time only. We bike share, Zipcar, and Netflix our way through the day without having to sign anything permanent. Websites like Rent the Runway and Bag Borrow or Steal allow a tenuous hold on whatever the heart desires (within company-defined limits). Lacquerous, a brand-new nail polish sharing company, combines the rental aspect of Rent the Runway with the subscription model of Birchbox, to allow any girl to dip her nails into a variety of luxury polishes for a flat rate of $18 a month. ~ TIME Style

The most common question we receive is naturally about hygiene. Yep, we’ve heard it all! The fact is that, as microbiologists confirm, no fungus, bacteria, microbe or anything living can survive in a bottle of nail polish. At Lacquerous, bottles are sealed for at least 1 day in transit and we inspect all bottles received. The truth is, whether we want to admit it or not, we all take a risk when sharing makeup at a department store or eating from a salad bar or touching a handrail.. If you are germaphobe, then sadly this probably isn’t for you. 

Some of the other common questions we’ve been getting are: What if I use to much? Will I get a new bottle everytime?  The answer is, much like a club, it’s about sharing the product. We provide an experience to our members to try luxury lacquer. We’ll never send you anything that isn’t Instagram worthy ;) All we ask is that you stick to the guidelines as close as possible and we’ll make sure you will enjoy being a part of Lacquerous. We’re less like Big Brother and a lot more like a big sister! All these questions are answered on the website too.

Now, for the fun part! What colors do you want to try? You can email Lacquerous while you are waiting! Here are some of the designer brands already available:

Butter London

Chanel

Deborah Lippmann

Dior

Dolce & Gabbana

MAC

NARS

 

Tom Ford

If you have any more questions about Lacquerous, check out our FAQs or send us an email at customerservice@lacquerous.com. Once you have tried out your favorite shades, be sure to share them with us on Twitter and Instagram!

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How to use: Lacquerous is a nail polish subscription service that allows members to share high-end lacquers. Using this service is so easy! All you have to do it set up an account and start building your Lust List. Once you have selected your favorite colors, you choose from the available inventory and drag it into your Box. Hit ‘Send Me This Box’ and your done! You’ll have 30 days to try them out. You are able to use each lacquer up to 3 applications. After you are done with those 3 shades, you just send them back using the prepaid label that came in your package and we will ship you the next 3 lacquers 30 days from the original shipping date.

Images via Cool Spotters, Deborah Lippmann, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Popbee, Stuff Point, This is Luster and What We Like NYC

Ooh La La! Holiday 2012 Collections

Now that we’ve had fun with Halloween-inspired nail art, it’s time to think about the holidays! This is such a special time of year and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than by looking at some of the upcoming Holiday 2012 lacquer collections.

Butter London’s holiday collection is all about the sparkle! Taking inspiration from metallic embellishments and jeweled accents seen at New York Fashion Week, these lacquers are sure to perfectly complement any chic holiday outfit.

As a part of their Eclats du Soir de Chanel collection, Chanel is launching one new lacquer this season. The limited edition Malice is a deep, rich blood red with hints of bronze and black. 

Deborah Lippmann has several exclusive collections that are only available at certain stores. All of these lacquers are beautiful and give you plenty of options for your holiday manicures. Nordstrom will carry the Christmas in the City Trio as well as the Rock this Town Trio.

At Bloomingdales you can find the Sugar Plum Fantasy Trio.

Barney’s will have the She’s Always a Woman Trio and the Millionaire’s Holiday Trio.

The holiday lacquers we are most excited about are the limited edition Diorific Vernis  which are part of Dior’s Le Grand Bal makeup collection. These luxurious lacquers, inspired by Old Hollywood glamour, are unique because of the round vintage-style bottles.

Dolce and Gabbana is going wild this season with their Animalier Signature Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection. Their new lacquers are Honey, Caramel and Chocolate: three warm neutral colors that beautifully fit with the animal print theme.

MAC Glamour Daze is a sweet, feminine collection that features pastel hues and pearlescent undertones. These fun, flirty lacquers are great options for breaking away from some of other darker collections.

 

Do you dream of trying high-end & limited edition nail colors from top luxury brands delivered to your doorstep for just one monthly price?

Then make sure you sign up on the Lacquerous site—be the first to get an invite!

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Images via Beautezine, Chic Profile, Fleur de Force, Nail Files, Our Vanity & Temptalia

Nail Neon This Summer!

A great way to sustain your style in the summer heat is with neon lacquer! From the runways to the red carpet, neon nails are the hottest accessory this season. Some of our favorite lacquer brands have gorgeous vibrant shades to add some brightness to your manicure and pop to your wardrobe.

Chanel Vernis Holiday


Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like


Dior Summer Mix Collection


Thakoon for NARS

If you are unsure about taking your nails all the way into the neon craze, try mixing bright shades with nude polish for a subtler look.

Another chic style is to layer neon colors to create a cool ombré effect!

Do you dream of receiving high-end & limited edition nail colors from top luxury brands delivered to your doorstep for just one monthly price?

Then make sure you sign up on the Lacquerous site—be the first to get an invite!

Images via Fashion Polish, Deborah Lippmann, Polyvore, Barneys & Pinterest