Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tutorial Thursday! Colors by Llarowe Shimmering Color Drops Look (+ Video Tutorial)

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Happy Thursday! 

  Today I will be starting a new weekly installment called "Tutorial Thursdays"!! I am suuuper excited :D! I have so many ideas for all kinds of different nail art tutorials. For this first Tutorial Thursday I'm showing a variation of my Color Drops tutorial that I did for Kelly of Vampy Varnish early last year. 
 When I saw these new multi-chromatic shimmers from Colors by Llarowe I just KNEW I had to do this technique with them.
  They definitely did not let me down! The effect they created when used with the color drops technique is just magical. I love how they managed to remain so color- shifty even in delicate swirls. 
 My base color is the fantastic CbL When Doves Cry. This shade is an unique shade of soft, dove grey linear holographic. For the color drop decals I used the following shades:
Colors by Llarowe Connie's Nosy Neighbor- A mind- blowing, true purple shimmer/glassfleck with a pink to copper to gold shift.
Colors by Llarowe Holiday Road- An incredibly unique shimmering lime green glassfleck shade with contrasting red to copper shift.
Colors by Llarowe Alternate Universe- A beautiful shade of shimmering aqua/ teal with a golden duochrome.
 I finished these off with a coat of Cult Nails followed by a coat of INM Northern Lights, which I added a bit later... because more glitter. 

 To see a breakdown of how to achieve this look check out this tutorial! 

 I hope you guys enjoyed this look and tutorial. This technique is SOO versatile, it even works with gel polishes. I actually learned this technique while at a CND presentation while at Premiere Orlando in 2012. I had a lot of fun picking colors and creating my decals, I could have made 20 of them! If you guys give this technique a try I'd love to see your looks!! You can hashtag your photos on social media with #LTHP :D. 

 Thanks for coming by today! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How I Wore It: KBShimmer Six Year Anniversary Celebration Trio

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There is a birthday party on my nails and you are invited!

   KBShimmer is getting ready to celebrate Six years in the biz and they have given us a festive little nail color trio to party with! I'm sure the past Six years have been a whirlwind for Christy Rose, the brains behind this amazing brand. I want to take a second to congratulate Christy on this milestone, and wish her many more to come. Between KBShimmer's yummy bath and body products, and all the amazing polishes they continue to put out season after season I know they will have many more years to come. 
  To celebrate Christy created a new trio of polishes. Two cremes and a new textured shade make up this party of Three. A bit more of awesome news... KBShimmer now also carries an awesome range of nail vinyls

 The amazing sparkler I am holding, and wearing on my pinkie and index nail, is KBShimmer Hexy Bikini. This textured glitterbomb is packed with prismatic silver glitter and accented by a rainbow of prismatic hexes that perfectly jump off the textured silver base. The formula, while dense, is very easy to work with. I used two easy coats on my textured nails. 
 On my ring and middle nail I used a base of KBShimmer Shore Thing. This shade is an awesome minty/ aqua/ teal. It is one of those shape shifter shades that will look a bit different from person to person, and great on everyone. This shade has a nice creamy formula that does great in Two coats. I topped my ring nails off with KBShimmer Scribble Me This, from the later Summer 2014 collection. I love the festive mix of glitters and shapes. 
 The final touch was adding a "scalloped" nail using some nail vinyls and KBShimmer Beach Please. This shade is a perfect vivid magenta creme. This shade has such an amazing formula! It goes un very smooth and builds up to opacity easily. 

 I finished off all my nails (except the textured ones) with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. This celebration trio will be available from KBShimmer on August 1st!! And now... I am off to find some CAKE... all this talk of birthdays and partying have me wanting cake! 

Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Salon Perfect Neon POP Rainbow Ombre Nail Art (+ Video Tutorial)

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Hi hello!!

  Today I have something neon, colorful, holographic and exciting to share with you! So.. Salon Perfect is rocking my world with their Neon POP collection for this Summer season. I know I just shared a rainbow ombre just last week.... But I figured you guys would not mind one more... especially if it also came with a tutorial, right? 
 I could not resist bringing these beautiful, bright and summery shades together for a rainbow ombre because NEON RAINBOWS!!!!! 
 For this look I started with a base of O.P.I Put on a Coat. For the rainbow ombres I used all Salon Perfect shades from the Neon POP collection. Shades as follows: 

Salon Perfect Flamingo Flair- neon peach creme
Salon Perfect Fired up Fuchsia- neon shimmer fuchsia. 
Salon Perfect Yowza Yellow- neon highlighter yellow crelly.
Salon Perfect Tickled Pink- neon bubblegum pink creme. 
Salon Perfect Loopy Lime- neon shimmer lime green. 
Salon Perfect Bermuda Baby- neon shimmer aqua/teal. 

 The finishing touch for this rainbow job was a coat of KBShimmer Prism Break holo top coat.. because HOLO! I love how the holographic rainbow on top make the neon rainbows look so perfectly blended and even more colorful. 

 I don't need to tell you guys how much I love these Salon Perfect shades right? Especially when brought together.. They are just FANTASTIC! I've seen a few neon shades come out this Summer, but none I loved as much as I love these. 

 Now for the fun part!! Here is the promised tutorial on how to get awesome rainbow nails like these! Ignore the typo in the opening screen lololol... 

I hope you guys enjoyed this look and tutorial! Thanks for coming by and happy Monday! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cool Toned Dots with NYC City Samba Shades

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It's Friday Fry-day! 

  When in doubt... Or just plain lazy.. DOTS!!!! This simple mani brought to you by shades from the New York Color City Samba Collection ;D. 
 I started with bases of NYC Ocean Blue and Palm Tree. Both of these shades have a great formula. They both felt a bit crelly to me, which I loved. I used Two coats of both colors. For my dots I used NYC Amazon Green. This shade is an odd and dated mint FROST.. A Mint frost... Anyways.. I decided to "make it work" by using it to create little pearly dots over my vibrant base colors. I think this is the only way I could ever enjoy such an odd color. 
 As for my base colors Ocean Blue and Palm Tree... They are actually quite wonderful! The formulas are really easy to work with, and I had no issues with staining. I finished off my nails with a top coat of Seche Vite. 

I am so ready for the weekend :D. Also, don't forget that I am taking requests for tutorials! So, don't be afraid to throw suggestions out there!! Happy Weekend!