Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mermaid's Dream

I was strolling through Nordstroms while in the San Francisco Bay Area visiting friends and family. My friend and I were shopping for some new clothes for her and, of course I had to swing by the cosmetics section and gawk at nail polish.

I was drawn to Butter London's Knackered, but there was a woman next to me who loudly sighed when I grabbed the last bottle. So I let her have it and moved on to Deborah Lippmann. See, I've been lemming Candy Shop since it was released in the special pack with Forget You.

This particular Nordys was out of CS but then Mermaid's Dream caught my eye and held it. Rapture, I tell you. Sheer delight.  It left the store with me. So here she is in all her glory:

Remember you can click 'em to make them HUGE. 

As for the Polish - what can I say? It's Sparkly!  It's got an interesting texture going on...sort of similar to a matte polish in consistency yet it's not matte. It's lumpy when dry but not like the average glitter. The only thing I can call it is "Texture" like a mermaid's tail. There are 2 coats of David top coat on it to smooth it out, (maybe that is why it's cracking?), and it IS smooth to touch but it looks like there is dimension to it - little hills and valleys - and I love that about it. Like the sun glistening on the bluest ocean.

Yep, she did it again - a gorgeous glitter as only Deborah Lippmann can deliver. Get it while you can, it's worth it!

You can pick this up at Nordstroms as well as online at, and too! 

As already stated, I purchased this product for myself. Candy shop will be next...I think. (I found it in a Nordys on the way home!)

Sidenote: I'm noticing some cracking in the polish on my middle finger. I cleaned the bathroom yesterday. Wore gloves most of the time, but there was a lot of scrubbing going on. I've been treating my nails with some special oil product that is supposed to put flexibility back into my hard, brittle nails. Maybe this is a sign that the product is working.  More on that later after I've used it as long as I'm supposed to. (Review will happen then.)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Assymetry with Zoya True

Today I have for you, Zoya Cho and Zoya Skylar from the Zoya Spring collection "True."

I'm no fan of neutrals, but I couldn't resist the soft shimmer of Cho when paired with the more obvious, glass-flecked shimmer of Skylar. Besides, don't they look pretty together?

 (click for detail)

I was inspired by April over at Concrete and Nail Polish where she used Bevin and Farah from the same collection. Another lovely, complimentary pair in this pretty collection.

One more look at them.

I used nothing but the brushes in the bottles of Zoya Polish. What do you think? I think it put the fun in funky!

(remember: is where you'll find these and other fun posts going forward.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Moving my posts

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while, hasn't it?  Goodness, so much has happened. I've moved to the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills far, far from my lovely beaches. I quit my job and am currently looking for the next thing which I am hoping will be a gig at Starbucks...really! My husband and I are reunited after living apart for 6 difficult months and although the reunion has had it's difficulties, I'm much happier here WITH him than I was in beachtown America without him.

Thank you for continuing to follow this little blog 'o mine. I really appreciate seeing all your smiling icons in the Google friend connect widget here. I'm really glad so many of you chose to visit and follow and I'm sorry I let you down. It gets better...

I have gotten back into blogging but I am going to channel most of my energy into my favorite blog: Simple Symmetry because it really does exemplify the values by which I am striving to live my life. Nail polish will be discussed over there as well. Afterall, it's a part of my simple life and always has been.

I hope you'll join me "over there" where we'll talk about more than nail polish. I hope you'll join me in discussing epiphanies and self-discovery as well as how you use, might use or have better ideas for some of the organizational things I've found to simplify the simple life.

I also feature one of my other favorite things: Tiny Homes! I do love them and I love the idea of making a small "footprint" on the earth.  I know it's not for everyone, and I sure can appreciate visiting the homes of those who like to live large. In fact, I really love exploring floor plans and you'll often find me wandering through open houses and model homes just to see how the space is used. You can get some great ideas for living small in some of those spacious spaces.

So, If any of that interests you beyond checking out nail polish art and swatches and comparisons - I promise they WILL happen from time to time - then follow me over there and join in the conversation. I'm even going to make time to respond to comments this go around.

Thank you for sticking around with the Lizard, it's been fun and I really do enjoy following all of your blogs and seeing what you create with your collections. I can't wait to show you what I've done with Zoya Cho and Skylar as inspired by April over at Concrete and Nail Polish.

I'm considering double posting the nail polish related posts over here so that those of you who don't much care about all that other stuff can see only what you wish to see over here...what do you think?

Happy Friday! Have a most excellent weekend.
~Lacquered Lizard
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