Hi everyone! LacqueredMama here! First off I want to say how excited I am to be doing a guest post for Babi! She is such an inspiring blogger and I can only hope that my blog is as successful as hers one day! Thanks Babi!

Since we’re in summer time here in the U.S., I thought I’d show you 2 different manis; both using the exact same products, but with completely different looks. One a little on the crazy side and the other a tad more “everyday wearable”. For these looks I am combining two of my favorite summer time colors…..Nudes and Neons!

Before I show you the manis, I thought it would be helpful to share the products I’m using. From left to right, top to bottom, here are the items as shown in the picture below.

--Vapid Lacquer’s You’re So Dull matte topcoat

--Pipedream Polish Be My Flamingo

--Black, Purple, Aqua and Neon Pink acrylic paint

--OPI You’re So Vain-illa

--HK Girl glossy quick dry topcoat

--Pure Color No. 10 nailart brush from @stylishnailartshop

--Blue French brush w/ pusher from @joliepolish (this is my everyday cleanup brush)

--Basic double ended dotting tool purchased from Amazon

--Tweezers (used to hold and place my studs)

Obviously, you don’t have to use these exact products. Use what you have available to you, switch up colors, just have fun with it!

(Tip: I always put a coat of quick dry topcoat over my base before doing any nailart with acrylic paint. Because acrylic paint is water soluble, if you should make a mistake, you can simply wash the paint off the nail with water (you can also use hand sanitizer and wipe it off) without ruining the base color! Once I learned this, I felt like my whole life changed..haha! Best tip I’ve ever received!)

(Tip: I only had basic silver square studs available to me at the time, so I used my acrylic paint and simply painted the studs the colors I wanted!)

First up is the wonderfully crazy and bright neon and nude skittlette mani! Now, I am not a tutorial guru and I am horrible at videos, so I like to share little pictorials on how to create designs. I often use a nail art template (these can be found online by just doing a google image search for “nail template”. I found mine on the following blog:

The first pictorial shows you the entire mani design I came up with:

The next pictures will show you the steps I took to create each design:




Basically I do things in this order: base color, quick dry topcoat, acrylic paint design/glitter toppers, topcoat (matte or glossy), studs. For this particular mani, I used the matte topcoat to finish it off!


Now here is the more subdued, not so in your face design. A neon and nude waterfall design, with two glitter/stud accent nails! This one is definitely more my style and the waterfall was one of the first nailart designs I ever tried. You can check out @thesammersaurus on instagram, which is where I first fell in love with it. She also has a YouTube channel with a tutorial.

Again, first up is the entire mani design:

And here is a pictorial of how to do the designs:


Again, I do things in this order: base color, quick dry topcoat, acrylic paint design, topcoat (matte or glossy), studs. For this particular mani, I used the glossy topcoat to finish it off!



And there you have it! I hope you all enjoyed my very first guest post! Leave a comment down below and let me know what you think! You can also check out my blog at and I can be found on instagram @lacqueredmama!

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo, LacqueredMama

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