Friday, August 10, 2012

Barielle Summer Fun Set goes Miami Art Deco

Happy Friday! 

  Today I have another cloud mani for you guys. It's pretty safe to say I am obsessed with the cloud mani technique. It is fun and easy to do, you get striking results and the color combinations are as endless as your imagination. So I received this cute little set from Barielle made up of Five, very Art Deco, pastels and I just had to do something with all of them together. I went with Clouded Skittles. 
 The base colors from thumb to pinkie are: Berry Go Round, Ocean Breeze, Peach popsicle, Mint Ice Cream Cone and Pink Flip Flop. All five of these colors came together in a little set called Summer Fun. All Five shades are pastels with the most fantastic formulas. I couldn't bring myself to separate the colors because they looked so good together. These are straight out of South Beach Miami!
 Here are some skittle swatches of the Barielle Shades.

  [RANT ALERT]
Since theft fuckery on Instagram (everywhere really) is at an all time high I've added an extra mark to these photos.... Which I'm not thrilled about and I don't plan on doing to every photo, just the ones I feel might need it. BTW! There is ONE AND ONLY LTHP Instagram account and the user name is: Letthemhavepolish. I've also started using the hashtag #officialletthemhavepolish and if you'd like to share your nail art with me on IG you guys are welcome to use this tag! Sadly I've come across many thieves claiming my site to be theirs as well as my work.... Yay.... Instagram gives me frown lines.... So there's that.
  I'm also not loving the part where Instagram doesn't give an absolute crap about the reports that are filed and they never respond to tweets Waaahhh Waaahhhh... And here I was thinking Instagram was all in good fun. Nope, even there, there are douche bags looking to piggy back off of your success. I had a panic attack the other day where I almost shut down the blog and walked away. It is so hurtful to see someone claim my work when I work so hard on what I do for this website. And for the enablers(IG) to not carry through with enforcing the rules is an even harder slap on the face. I guess if it's on the internet it's fair game but I've still not come to terms with that fact... And it still breaks my heart everyday to know that
[END RANT]

  Here is a shot of the Five polishes used for this manicure.
 Barielle cremes are the shiz! They always apply like butter. I was really pleased to work with these. Pastels can be such a pain in the butt to apply but these were just fab!

Thoughts?

(**Barielle products provided for review**)

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful design, the colours are pretty! Happy Friday! :)

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  2. These are so cute! I love the colours together, they are so fresh and fun for summer!

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  3. Those are gorgeous! And yeah, that's a good reason to stay away from that stuff. I don't use Instagram, or even Twitter. It means I don't have as many followers, but... less headaches too. Don't worry too much... there are plenty of us who are happy to give credit where it is due, and I come directly to your blog every day--I haven't seen your unique anywhere else! :)

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  4. I totally relate to your frustration with thieves. We got some of our "very special and unique to us" real world stuff stolen recently. I cannot express how disconcerting it was to know thieves and vandals were on my doorstep while I slept, and they may be back. I installed video cameras, because the cops do not care to really help. Hmmm same as IG.

    The people who stole from us are some of the worst people around! These thieves are less than worthless drains on society. Thievery is merely one symptom of their empty lives.

    I hope they steal that quote. I let my anger go, and I console myself with the fact that the thieves must have horrible lives, and they are just incapable of creating beauty and goodness, such as you create here on your wonderful blog. Thieves will steal from you even if you watermark twenty times. They will crop and photoshop. We have seen a brazen corporate example of this lately!
    Do we have to become our own security/police force now? Perhaps, yep. Or, let go of the fact that our goods will be lifted, and just do our best to stop or publicize the theft! Shining light on thieves is what they HATE!

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  5. Such nice colors! I like your design)

    I feel sorry for your stolen photos...And I just don't get why anyone would do this. They don't even make profit of it, so what's the pleasure in getting likes for pictures that are not yours?

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  6. So cute! I love the cloud mani, it's nail art for those of us who are stamping challenged! LOL

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  7. The cloud manicures are so cute! And I love the pastel shades. You're so right: they can be really tricky to work with. Excellent job, and sorry to hear about all the Internet thievery -- definitely sucks.

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this skittled cloud mani!! I want to try it out now!!! The colors are pretty alone, but seeing them in a cloud mani all together is really awesome!!

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  9. I'm so glad you're still here! I LOVE your blog. It was one of the first nail polish blogs I found and it is by far in my top 5 favourites! I love your swatches and your nail art (that I can actually attempt!!). You're awesome, Cristina.

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  10. Sorry about the photo thieves/claimers :(

    FYI this mani makes me want to be on vacation in Florida. I need more pastels in my stash so I can be on vacat

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  11. Glad you're still here too. This mani is beautiful. I haven't tried Barielle...but I will now!

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  12. Great mani, I'm going to have to do this on my blog soon.
    I was quite sadden to read that people out there just have to respect for others personal property. I would be very sad if you were basically forced to give up blogging, because I LOVE your swatches and manis! You are in my top 3 bloggers and if you disappeared because of theives I'd be devastated! Much ♥ to you.

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  13. Holy Crap!!! I have loved many a cloud mani but this one ABSOLUTELY takes the cake!!!!

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  14. Hi Cris,
    Love this cute, cute and fun mani! Happy to see you doing well and please don't let the stupid people with SMALL minds get you down, hun. You are wonderful and ALL your fans love you ;) ^^ (Muffin ears, LOL)

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  15. Cristina, your nails are flawless as always! Stunning.

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  16. Totally fluffy mani! Lol...fluffy clouds.....ok, bad joke, but Stunning mani. Thanks for wonderful inspiration....the colors really ARE awesome together!

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  17. You have convinced me I need to plan a cloud manicure in my future :) I've never done one--so I'm nervous (shaky hands as it is). But you inspire me!

    Don't let the D-bags get you down. I totally understand why you're upset (TROLLS SUCK). Hang in there--we're cheering for *you*

    xoxoxox and *dusting of glittery troll repellant*

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  18. Great mani, and it sucks about the thieves! What is wrong with people??

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  19. So cute! Love your cloud mani's!

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  20. Your mani is awesome as usual! Those shades combine really well :)

    And IG, ahh what to say. Recently joined there as well, and I really like the whole thing. But I've seen so many manis with marks cropped off, or even blurred on a finger, it's crazy. I've had mine stolen as well, so I changed my mark too, but I don't want to go all ginormous marking that's impossible to blur/crop because that would mean it's completely over my nails as well. So for now I'll stick to one on my finger, but I can totally see where you're coming from and I hope marking more makes you feel more relaxed about it all.

    I hope you will keep the good stuff in mind when you see such things though, and that is the fun of running your blog, the people that visit and are excited to see what you create or get inspired by you, the nice comments you get, you being creative and sharing your hobby with the world. You're putting some positive energy out there and I believe that'll come back to you. Same goes for the Negative Nancys who need to steal to feel better about themselves. Let the good stuff count more, don't let them ruin it for you <3

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  21. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award!! I did a post about it today! :D

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  22. you really should post all your comments not just the ones you feel agree with your point of view

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  23. Loving these shades together... really creative way of showcasing them all :D LOVE IT

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  24. It is just so so so so beautiful!!

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