Friday, February 16, 2018

Blue Pacific - New LBD Color - A beautiful Caribbean blue polish with shimmer

Artificial lighting

In daylight

Hi friends,

I am so ready for this cold weather to go away.  Far far away.  I admit I'm just not into cold weather.  Born in July, I love the heat, 80 to 95 degrees and I'm happy.  With my love for hot weather, you would think I was born in the Caribbean or some other warm beachy place, but no, I'm a mid-westerner by birth and I should be ok with cold weather. But sadly, I am no fan of it.

In my desperation to remember that warm days are coming again, I created a beautiful Caribbean blue polish which I named Blue Pacific.  I chose the name after a song written and performed by singer/song writer/musician Michael Franks, a jazz artist from way back when. 

My youngest son has taken jazz music by storm and has me listening to all the old great jazz pieces.  Most of them were written long before my time, and I'm familiar with them, and I enjoy his enthusiasm in his new passion.  I just have one complaint.  He wants to play every instrument known to man and I just can't keep up with him.  Starting with the trombone in the 5th grade, he moved on to the saxophone and trumpet and now wants a bass trombone.  What the heck? I never even heard of a base trombone before.  I vetoed the trumpet when he asked for it, so he used his own money and bought it himself.  He took it out the case and in a few minutes was working his way through the book.  In a week he was ready for book two.  Will I have to get a part time job to keep up with his books and lessons and instruments?  Anybody hiring?  I could use the cash.

Or, I can just stare at my Blue Pacific polish and think of warm weather and sandy beaches and let my concerns melt away.

Blue Pacific went on sale today in my online store.  You can find it here

Ciao for now!
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In daylight

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy New Year! The First LBD Polish of 2018 Is Here!

Well friends,  it's a new year. 

We celebrated all that we experienced in 2017,  and now we look forward to all that 2018 has in store for us.

I decided to start off 2018 with a new sparkly gold polish with holographic glitter.  The polish is named New Year Celebration! And it's currently available in the LBD store.  You can find it here. 

I have to say that the photos don't do it justice.  I'll have to take a few photos in sunlight to show the full affect.  This polish is a topper designed to be worn over a black base.  But, it works just as well on its own in 2 or more coats.  The pics here show the polish on bare nails without a black base coat.  I'll get busy on a few photos with a black base.  <Note to self:  Get it together girl and get those pics done!>
I hope to get out a few more polishes soon.  Patience,  my lovelies.

Till next time,  Ciao Bellas!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Green Sparkly Christmas Nails

I'm so excited about Christmas this year.  It's weird because I'm usually not so stirred.  But I'm gonna roll with it and hopefully bring in the new year with a bang. 

This week I'm wearing a sparkly green manicure, perfect for my office holiday party.  I used two polishes by Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer - Enticing Emerald (green glitter polish) and Fiesta (bright red polish).  Both polishes are available in my online shop, but there aren't many left so If you're interested in either, grab them before they go.

Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...ciao for now!

Enticing Emerald

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Nail Art

Hi friends, I decided to do a little holiday nail art because for some reason, I'm actually in the Christmas spirit this year.  Yay Christmas!  And since it's been a while, I'll give you a little life update. 

As you know, I have two sons, known to you as my teen and my young man or pre-teen.  Well, they're a bit older now and I have to rename them.  My teen is now in college so I will refer to him as my college student, and my young man (pre-teen) is officially a teen and will be referred to as a monster boy.  Just kidding, I'll call him my teen... but really, he's one of THOSE type teens. Surly, condescending (because I can't keep up with the latest slang), and he wants to be left alone.  So, not only has my oldest gone off to college, but my youngest doesn't want to hang out with mommy anymore.  Yes, I am a little heart broken, I'm not going to lie.  But my college student is coming home this week for Christmas break and I'm all excited for the holidays!!!!  My surly teen is going to have to suck it up because the festivities are about to begin, and yes, he has to participate in it all.  I'm about to make his life miserable because he has to do the whole family thing.  Muhahahaaa <queue evil laugh and lightning>.

On Dancer on Prancer, on to the polish!
But first, a disclaimer.  This photo is not so great, I'm the first to admit it.  After playing in the snow, my hands were not at their best.  Perhaps I should have taken the pic, THEN enjoyed the snow.  Also, I used my phone camera because it was a spur of the moment shot.

I'm planning another holiday design for next week, so be sure to check back.  Ciao for now!

Christmas nail art
Nail polish is Fiesta by Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The New House Of Neptune Collection is available at LBD Nail Lacquer

Hi lovelies,

Today I'm announcing the arrival of the newest LBD collection, House Of Neptune.  The singles are priced at $9 each and the whole set of 4 is priced at $35.

House Of Neptune Collection is a limited edition collection of four coordinating polishes.

NEPTUNE'S TRIDENT is a teal linear holographic,
MERMAID'S LAIR is a multi-glitter mermaid blue jelly,
SEAFOAM SIREN is a soft seafoam green with gold highlights,
TREASURES OF THE SECOND SON is a neutral sand multi-glitter topper.

Check out the collection and get them before they're sold out.
Ciao Bella!

Monday, August 14, 2017

House Of Neptune: Mermaid's Lair and Treasures Of The Second Son

As promised, today I have pictures from the House Of Neptune Collection.  I used two of the polishes from the collection.  Mermaid's Lair is a sparkly blue jelly based glitter polish with a high metallic shine like the tail of a mermaid.   Treasures Of The Second Son is a sandy neutral multi-glitter topper.

Of course I had to do a mermaid theme of sorts.
Ciao Bellas!

Mermaid's Lair and Treasures Of The Second Son

Mermaid's Lair, three coats

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sneak Peak: House Of Neptune Collection

Hi friends,

Today I have a sneak peak at the soon to be available Little Black Dress House Of Neptune Collection.
A little sea, a little sand, and a lot of sea foam.  This manicure uses three of the four polishes in the collection.

Why Neptune? Well, who doesn't love the stories in Greek Mythology?  I can't get enough of them.  So, several months ago, I found myself a bit absorbed in reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.  I know, the books are for kids, but come on, give me a break. I like Mythology, and Rick spins a great tale. In the series, the main character, Percy is the demigod son of Poseidon, which became my inspiration for this collection.  By the way, Neptune is the Roman counterpart for Poseidon, hence, House Of Neptune. 

In the next week or two, I hope to showcase the collection so continue to follow my blog or join me on Facebook .

Ciao for now!