Saturday 24 March 2018

New Name!!! (Behind the Lacquer)

Hey there, sexy people!  Big news! 
I've decided to rename the blog to Behind the Lacquer.
I was actually considering doing this for a while before my little hiatus, as the old name just didn't seem to fit anymore.  I mean, let's be honest...I wasn't pinching the pennies so much towards the end there, and I hated the idea that my blog name might be a little misleading for new readers.  If you're building a collection on a shoestring budget, you might not be so thrilled to click on a blog with "penny-pinching" in the title, then land on a page full of O.P.I and indie polishes. XD

Don't worry, though!  That doesn't mean that anything will be changing with my content...I'll still be showing you the dreamiest formula's I find from the high-street and bargain bins, as well as delving into some more mid to high-end stuff to see if it's worth the splurge or not. 

So...a fancy new name, a promise to fire this bad boy up again, and two posts in the same month.  This is happening, people.  Are you as excited as I am?

Sarah xxx

Friday 9 March 2018

Just a routine two-year-and-five-month check-in

So, you guys may remember that in my last post, I said that I hadn't gotten around to posting here for so long because I suck.  Weeeellll...I still suck.  No surprise there, really.  But, I am sucking with even prettier nails these days, so I figured maybe I would pop in once a week and show you a set or two.  Wanna see.....?

Saturday 31 October 2015

Hello, again!

Hey, guys!  So, I'm sorry about the super long hiatus - I actually can't remember the last time I blogged.  Long story short, I enrolled in some business training in the summer and really started to step up my game with Sarah's Sparkles.  I've been working some seriously ungodly hours and just haven't been able to find the time to paint my nails, never mind blog about it.  Boo, me!  I kept meaning to pop over here, and let you guys know where I was, but I suck, and never quite managed it.  I'm really sorry. :'( I hope nobody worried about me too much.

Unfortunately, due to some serious neglect on my part, my own nails have fallen into a state of disrepair.  Seriously you guys, they're gross - you do not want to see them!!  But, I have missed blogging so, so much in these last few months, I really want to find a way to squeeze both things in.  So, for now, I'm going to be posting my mani's exclusively on press on's.  This way, I only need to find the extra time to write the post.  The nails and the photos need to be done for the shop anyway, and what's a little half an hour here and there to type up a post, eh!?  Now, I know that many of you aren't too keen on press on nails, so of course I'd understand if I lost a few of you, but I'm hoping most of you will stick around.  I missed you guys!!!

Wednesday 8 April 2015

A2Z - U is for....Unusual ~China Glaze Electric Nights Neon Rainbow Leaves Nail Art~ (with tutorial)

 Hiya lovelies!  Sorry it's been all quiet around here for the last week or so, but today I have my mani for this weeks A2ZNails to share with you.  So, the prompt is "U is for Unusual", and at first I was completely stumped on what to do.  Then on Friday, I received all 9 of the creams from the China Glaze Electric Nights collection in the post, so I decided to find a way to use those........

Friday 27 March 2015

A2Z: T is for.......Texture (tape mani with video tutorial)

Hiya lovelies!  Sorry today's post is a day late guys, I had to wait for the daylight to get some pictures.  I actually received a new daylight bulb in the post yesterday, but I must have gripped it too hard when I was putting it in my lamp, as it shattered in my hand!!  Luckily I managed not to cut myself though, so no real harm done.  It does mean that I'm still without a proper lighting source for a few more days though.  I'm only just getting my blogging mojo back at the moment, so I'm going to be posting crappy photo's like these for a couple more days.  Don't hate me :p

Wednesday 25 March 2015

52Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge - Pink & Orange, and Mosaic/Stained Glass (with video tutorial)

Hiya lovelies!  So today I'm jumping back in to the 52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge.  I'm not going to try and catch up or anything, but I've really missed this challenge, so here we are.   As luck would have it, I switched my daylight bulb on to take some photo's this week, and it decided it was a great time to die.  So, huge apologies for the phone pictures with flash you see here today.  It did a better job of the neon colours than my point and shoot usually does though, so that's something. I also still managed to get a video tutorial made for this, which is awesome!