Friday, May 10, 2013

OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss Giveaway for Lacquered Lover's 2nd Birthday!

Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers!  Happy Friday!  I hope you're all having a wonderful week!  It came to my attention earlier this week that Lacquered Lover will turn 2 on May 20th!  How crazy is that?  I can't believe that it's been two years since I started this blog to share my love of nail polish and writing with the world.  I truly never thought anyone but my Mom and a few friends would read it and it humbles and amazes me all the time that you all have taken this incredible journey with me!

So, to celebrate, the incredible David from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has generously donated the entire new Lip Tar Stained Gloss line for me to give away!  I still remember the first time I posted about an OCC Lip Tar at Fashion Night Out last September and I fell in love with it and that's when I decided to start blogging about makeup!  David and the OCC team has always been amazing to me and I'm so glad to be able to work with brands like them that I truly believe it!

So please join in the celebration by entering this giveaway with me!  Just fill out the form below!  Thanks again for supporting Lacquered Lover and can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss Swatches and Review!

Good morning my fellow lacquered lovers!  Happy Thursday to you all!  I know it's been awhile since I've done a review but I'm back in action now and what better way to start off than with one of my all time favorite brands, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics?

At The Makeup Show New York this past weekend, OCC debuted their newest addition to the Lip Tar line, Stained Gloss.  I was lucky enough to receive all of them from the amazing David who created the brand and I'm so excited to share them with you!  All of these new lip tars have a translucent, glossy quality to them.  Now, without further ado, on to the lip tars!

Above:  Androgyne

First up is Androgyne, a gorgeous bright orange.  OCC describes it as a "Psychedelic Orange Gel."  I love that this gives a nice pop of color but is still sheer enough that you don't feel like you're wearing neon orange lipstick (although if you follow my Instagram you know how much I love bright orange lipstick.)  The color payoff was decent on Androgyne and they give your lips a nice orange juicy glow.

Above:  Jealous

Jealous was the first of these that I tried and I think it might be my favorite!  OCC describes Jealous as being "Popsicle pink/red" and that's pretty much exactly what it looks like.  This is a very warm pink based red that literally looks like a red ice pop melted and you rubbed it on your lips and it looks amazing.  The color payoff on this was great and the formula was so smooth and glossy!

Above:  Meta

Meta is described as being a "Red Orange Shellac."  This is another one with a big color payoff with a glossy lip!  It's not as sheer as some of the others but still has the glossy, juicy quality of all the Stained Gloss.

Above:  New Wave

New Wave is described as "Glassy neon pink" and again, that's pretty accurate!  This is a BRIGHT pink gloss with a very good color payoff.  This is a great pigmented, juicy pink that's perfect for Spring and summer this year!  The formula was really smooth and just glides on.

Above: Rhythm Box

Rhythm Box is the darkest of the Lip Tar Stained Gloss collection and it's just beautiful!  It's described as being "translucent purple burgundy  and while it looks like that in the tube, on the lips it's more of a deep pink with purple undertones.  I like that this isn't as dark as it looks in the tube because the color payoff on the lip is gorgeous!

Above:  Voyeur

Voyeur is a little weird as some OCC Lip Tars tend to be but then again it wouldn't be OCC without something quirky!  Voyeur is described as "Yellow Glaze creates a Peach Neutral" but on me, it's more just yellow.  Now this isn't one I'd wear on my own BUT I think it could look really cool layered over a more pigmented lip tar.

All in all, I'm a big fan of the new Lip Tar Stained Gloss collection.  There is a pretty good color payout on these for being a gloss and I find I can get about 5-6 hours of wear out of them!  The formulations are pretty smooth, a tad bit sticky when first applied but that wears off in a few minutes and  you get a glossy, juicy color on your lips.  I can't wait to try these over some lipsticks to really add some shine and depth to them!  Here are a few pictures of me wearing Jealous:

The OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss Collection will be available May 23rd, 2013 at Sephora and OCC for $18 each.

What do you think of this collection?  Any must haves?  Any dupes?
The products in this post were sent to me for my unbiased review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Lacquered Lover at Coachella 2013!

Good morning my fellow lacquered lovers!  Happy Friday to you all!  I hope you're all having a lovely week!  I know, I've been a terrible blogger lately but I hope you've been following my social media (@lacqueredlover on Twitter and Instagram and Lacquered Lover on Facebook) to keep up with me!  If you have, then you know that I got to go visit my awesome brother and sister in law 2 weeks ago to go to the amazing Coachella Music and Arts festival in California.  I wanted to share some of my pictures with you all, including some hair, makeup and nail looks!

Ok I forgot to take a "normal" picture of my nails but I used Illamasqua Lament and an accent of Jindie Nails Candy Land Remix!

My sister in law had OPI Cajun Shrimp on her nails!

A few of my different looks throughout Coachella.  As you can see, I was a big fan of the sunglasses, even rocked a straw fedora one day, always had on bright lipstick and used my Beachwaver, Wrap Up and a fishtail braid!

My sis in law and I both used the Beachwaver on our hair while our friend used a Wrap Up!

Our tickets arrived in style

My first view of the iconic ferris wheel and the palm springs style house!

Yes, there was a gigantic holographic snail that moved.  It was pretty glorious.

 The ferris wheel at different times

The VIP Rose Garden

A collage of the concerts

All in all, it was an incredible weekend!  I had a blast!  I will leave you with a couple videos of my favorite performances!


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